2022-2023 Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Springfield R-12 Public Schools
Springfield, MO, US
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Job Title: Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Department: Special Services

Pay Grade: Teacher's Salary Schedule Plus 10 Additional Days + $1,500 Annual Supplement

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: Assistant Director of Special Services


This position is responsible for using the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to support students with disabilities. The behavior analyst will conduct functional behavior assessments, preference assessments, skills assessments, and other empirically validated assessments. The behavior analyst will develop behavior support programming targeted at both problem behavior reduction and skills acquisition. The behavior analyst will model program implementation, train staff to implement recommended programming with fluency, and monitor treatment fidelity. The behavior analyst will design data collection systems, graph, and analyze program data. The behavior analyst will utilize crisis prevention and crisis intervention skills and provide coaching to staff.


Develop materials, provide resources, and provide professional learning to administrators, educators, paraeducators, and parents/guardians in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and/or other evidence-based methodologies related to addressing students' learning and behavioral needs.

Plan and oversee the development and implementation of programs, policies, and best practices related to instruction using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) principles for students with autism and other disabilities.

Conduct functional behavioral assessments/analyses for individual students.

Conduct verbal behavior assessments (VB-MAPP/ABLLS-R)

Develop individualized academic and behavior plans (e.g., goals, objectives, and interventions) and monitor student progress towards goals

Create and assist District staff with developing and implementing behavior plans, ABA programs, and other appropriate programs for students with Autism or other disabilities that present behavior/learning challenges.

Provide professional learning and conduct functional analysis assessments of behavior for students with complex and/or severe behaviors in accordance with both Federal and State laws and regulations

Supervise BCBA candidates within the Springfield Public Schools District, as appropriate.

Provide training and supervision to Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs)

Assist with oversight of the behavioral services (including ensuring compliance with requirements for session notes, supervision, treatment, RBT requirements, etc.)

Participates in various meetings (e.g., professional development, staff meetings, eligibility decisions, IEPs, etc.) to convey and/or gather information required to implement and maintain programs and services.

Performs other related duties as required/assigned.


Education and Experience

Master's Degree in education, psychology, applied behavior analysis, or related field of study.

One year of job-related experience

Certificates, Licenses and Other Special Requirements

Current Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification

Missouri Behavior Analyst licensure (LBA) in good standing

Additional certification as a special education teacher or school psychologist in the state of Missouri is preferred.

Must pass a Criminal Background Clearance, the results of which must be satisfactory to the District, required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of algebra and/or geometry; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.

Knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include safety practices and procedures; methods and materials used to program, install, maintain and service energy control systems; pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; and current emerging technology.

Skill to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to routinely upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.

Skill based competencies required to perform the functions of the job, including operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; facilitating meetings; planning and managing projects; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.

Ability to read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions.

Ability to analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.

Ability to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment.

Ability to work with others under a wide variety of circumstances; working with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using defined methods.

Ability to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize job-related equipment.

Ability to analyze issues and create action plans.

Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

Ability to apply critical thinking/problem solving to improve work processes.

Ability to work as part of a team; analyze situations and make accurate decisions; work on multiple projects; and deal with frequent interruptions and changing work priorities.

Ability to set high expectations for self and others; set and monitor progress toward goals; and utilize and offer effective feedback for continuous improvement.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Work environment is primarily inside, where the noise and temperature levels are moderate.

The work is medium work that requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Must possess the physical ability to work primarily with fingers, perceive the nature of sounds, make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes, express or exchange ideas by the spoken word, substantial movements (motions) with the hands, wrists, and/or fingers, and discern letters or numbers at a given distance.

Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: grasping, handling, hearing, kneeling, manual dexterity, mental acuity, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, stooping, talking, visual acuity, and walking

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