GENERAL DESCRIPTION: A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is a master's level clinician who applies behavior analytic principles to improve socially significant behavior to a meaningful degree. Behavior analysts serve many roles in the public school setting. Behavior analysts develop and oversee programming based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and conduct initial and ongoing training for ABA among staff members. Rigorous data collection is ongoing and it is the behavior analyst's job to monitor student progress and adjust programming as necessary. The RPS BCBA is responsible for completing intake assessments including screening of potential students who may be in need of services, developing and revising individualized programs and behavior plan, working with families in their homes as approved by the Director of Special Education and Pupil Services or designee. The RPS BCBA works directly with students) to improve the lives of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Consultation is provided to teachers and support staff on an as-needed basis and as determined by the pre-referral process of ABA service needs.
Reports to: Director of Special Education and Pupil Services
Job Responsibilities: The BCBA is a district-wide educator. He/she will be knowledgeable of changes in trends, laws, rules, or regulations in his/her area of expertise, and provide reports to the Director of Special Education and Pupil Services or designee of his/her activities and as requested and reviews all reports with the Director or designee for approval prior to issuance. The BCBA in conjunction with the Director shall develop job goals pursuant to the Randolph Public Schools Educator Evaluation System. In carrying out these responsibilities, the BCBA shall:
1.Conduct intake assessments, screen referral to ABA services and environment checks in family homes as deemed appropriate by the Director of Special Education and Pupil Services or his/her designee.
2.Complete ongoing documentation for all students as required by insurance companies
3.Model, implement and monitor progress of skills using behavior analysis
4.Educate parents and staff about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) on a regular basis.
5.Maintain ongoing direct communication with parent via in-person meetings, emails and phone calls.
6.Develop IEP goals and objectives; timely completion of progress reports; implementation of district wide compliance expectations on all special education procedure and policies.
7.Ensure that all treatment methodologies are evidence based and reflect the most recent research findings.
8.Attend staff meetings, training workshops, or Professional Development, as required.
9.Provide direct services to students inclusive of Parent Education and Training in home-based settings as deemed necessary and approved by the Director of Special Education and Pupil Services or his/her designee.
10.Complete required paperwork including, but not limited to, daily clinic notes and behavior tracking sheets.
11.Organize and create appropriate learning materials for students.
12.Consults with individual students, classroom teachers (including classroom-wide management systems, the creation of visual systems, the implementation of data systems, behavior plans, curriculum modifications and accommodations and providing staff with resources, tools, and in-class modeling of techniques) and teaching assistants.
13.Develops BIPs (Behavior Intervention Plans) for individual students as needed and supports staff members in developing and implementing BIPs.
14.Implements BIPs, as needed, until such time as positions performing ABA duties have been created and filled.
15.Communicates, cooperates, and collaborates with staff, students and parents.
15.Other related activities assigned by direct supervisors and the special education administrators (building and district wide)
16.Oversee and provide close collaboration with sub separate programs (assigned by SPED administrator) for ABA interventions and instructional practices for students with ASD.
TERMS: Consistent with Randolph Education Association Unit A collective bargaining agreement.
- Position Type: Full-time
- Positions Available: 1
Job Categories: Special Education > Autism
Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD Employer Description
Randolph (MA), a town of over 32,000, resting about 10 miles south of downtown Boston, is one of the most diverse communities in the state of Massachusetts and is proud to have the 2015 Massachusetts Milken Educator Award winner. Our diverse population of over 3,000 students represents 45 different countries, speaking 40 different languages and dialects including Haitian-Creole, Vietnamese, Spanish, and Russian to name a few. We have four prek-5 elementary schools, one 6-8 middle school, and one 9-12 high school with an enrollment of approximately 800 students. As a whole, our students' growth on the MCAS has outpaced the State with some tremendous growth. Student performance on Advanced Placement exams continues to be a point of pride and the class of 2015 was accepted into more than 100 colleges and universities. We continue to use NWEA as our benchmark assessment measure and TeachPoint to document educator observations.
Prospective Teachers of Color in Critical Need Content Areas (Math, Science, Special Education, and English as a Second Language/SEI) and diverse, experienced Administrators are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about us... Equal Opportunity Employer
The Randolph Public Schools (RPS) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The RPS do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ethnic identity, sex, gender identity, disability, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation or homelessness in admission to or participation in its programs and activities. RPS does not tolerate any form of discrimination, intimidation, threat, bullying, coercion and/or harassment that insults the dignity of others by interfering with their ability or freedom to learn and work. Job Requirements
- Acceptable graduate degree from an accredited university, completion of acceptable graduate coursework in behavior analysis, and a defined period of supervised practical experience, and successful completion of the BCBA exam.
Additional MA DESE licesnsure is preferred.
- At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
- Advanced Studies degree preferred
- Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
The Randolph Public School system has moved to a paperless application process and appreciates your support in this effort. Please submit all required documentation via School Spring and do not send follow up/additional paperwork or emails. If additional information is required, applicants will be contacted. Once all materials have been reviewed, applicants selected for interviews will be contacted directly by the hiring manager.
Please be sure to include your current educator license number and information and upload any and all transcripts you have to your School Spring application.Application Questions
There are no application questions required for this job posting.Contact Information
- Alpha Sanford, Director of Special Education & Pupil Services
- 40 Highland Avenue
- Randolph, Massachusetts 02368
- Phone: 781-961-6200
- Fax: 781-961-6295
- Email: click here