Advances Learning Center

Watertown , Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2866817
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : January 2, 2018
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description


Advances Learning Center ( is committed to serving children and young adults with a variety of diagnoses by teaching them appropriate and functional alternative behaviors, increasing their confidence and social agility, and providing an accepting environment that fosters independence. We offer in-home Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services, social skills groups, parent training, center-based services and school-based services in Massachusetts.


The Behavior Analyst reports directly to a Clinical Director and has the ultimate accountability for ensuring that appropriate ABA services are provided to each student on his/her caseload. In order to accomplish this, (s)he provides behavior analytic expertise; manages client, school, and parent relationships; and supervises employees to ensure quality execution of behavior analytic duties. Responsibilities are outlined below.

Behavior Analytic Duties
Work closely with Instructors and Program Managers to provide Behavior Analytic services, ensuring the ongoing safety of the student.
• Oversee initial program set-up, including completion of initial assessment and student’s assessment-based goals and objectives. Ensure individualized curricula and behavior plans for the student are written and reviewed.
• Manage data collection and analysis. This includes setting up and overseeing the data collections methods; taking inter-observer agreement to ensure that data collection is accurate; and analyzing data to make teaching decisions.
• Ensure high-quality ongoing behavior analytic services. This includes taking procedural integrity measures to ensure procedures are being run correctly; overseeing progression through the written teaching program; overseeing consistent implementation of behavior plans; and writing progress reports for each student at the end of each quarter.
• Manage problem and interfering behaviors. This includes conducting functional assessments of problem behaviors; overseeing data collection for such assessments; writing operational definitions of any interfering behaviors that students display during sessions; and ensuring that baseline data on such behaviors is promptly collected.
• Ensure that token boards, visual prompts, and other materials are created as needed.

Client Management
In partnership with the Executive Director, manage relationships with schools and parents:
• Serve as ALC’s first point of contact to collaborate with all stakeholders for each case, address client concerns and needs, communicate ALC changes and policies, etc.
• Provide true, thorough, and concise verbal reports to parents, school contacts, teachers, etc. as needed.
• Oversee the fulfillment of the contract and ensure that services are being rendered.

People Management
In partnership with Executive Director, lead, manage, motivate, and mentor direct reports.
• Manage direct reports’ performance to ensure high quality service and results, providing direction, support, and feedback as needed.
• Immediately advise Executive Director and HR of need to hire new staff. Participate in the hiring process for Instructors and other employees as needed.
• Conduct performance appraisals in a fair and timely manner.
• Collaborate with Executive Director and HR to manage performance, conduct, and/or attendance issues.
• Ensure substitutes are found for Instructors’ planned absences.

Pay and Benefits

• The billable rate is $55+/hr. Based on experience.
• No-match 401k is also available
  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
    Special Education > Consulting Teacher
    Special Education > General Special Education
    Special Education > Hard of Hearing
    Special Education > Learning Disabled
    Special Education > Life Skills
    Special Education > Mentally Disabled
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
    Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
  • Welcome TO Advances Learning Center!

    Advances Learning Center ( is dedicated to providing outstanding educational services to children with autism-spectrum and related disorders using scientifically - validated teaching methods. Our teaching and consultation is informed by the current educational research. We collaborate with all members of the child's team to ensure generalization and functional use of new skills. We offer ABA Consultation and 1:1 services, social skills groups and assessments and other services Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Advances Learning Center is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • • Masters Degree required, as well as BCBA certification and licensure in the state of Massachusetts. Applicants who are planning to sit for the BCBA exam in the near future may be considered.
      • 3-5 years of ABA experience, working both in clients’ homes and in schools.
      • Be willing and available to work a schedule that consists of after-school/evening hours.
      • Candidates who have provided ABA services to at least 20 clients over their career would be ideal.
      • Experience with children of various ages is preferred.
      • Excellent interpersonal / social skills, able to connect easily and quickly with people.
      • Organized and efficient, detail-oriented, able to multi-task.
      • Team player who is also able to take the lead.
      • Responsible and reliable.
      • Able to manage and motivate others to achieve desired results.
      • Able to commit at least two years to this job.

      You must also be able to produce the following items at time of hire or during first week of employment: Two references of individuals that have known you for at least 6 months, preferably that have a license, BCBA, or PhD; transcripts or copy of your diploma from your highest level of education; and additional completed paperwork provided at the time of hire.
    • At least 3 year s of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. How did you hear about Advances Learning Center? Select all that apply:
      Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
      - SchoolSpring
      - Craigslist
      - Google Search
      - College Career Fair
      - College Classroom Visit
      - Current ALC Employee
      - Former ALC Employee
      - ABA Conference Booth
      - Indeed

    Contact Information

    • Erica Grzywacz , Staffing and Scheduling Specialist
    • 51 water street, suite 200
    • watertown, Massachusetts 02472
    • Phone: 6179237575
    • Fax: 6176636252
    • Email: click here

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