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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3048616
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 31, 2019

Job Description

Title: Special Education and Student Services Program Director for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)


Job Description:



The Special Education and Student Services Program Director for ABA is responsible for developing and monitoring structured and individualized interventions utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and discrete trial programs for the purposes of behavior reduction and skill acquisition. The Special Education and Student Services Program Director for ABA oversees the work of the ABA Therapists and provides support and direct supervision.  The Special Education and Student Services Program Director for ABA  will work as a member of a collaborative team to ensure delivery of high-quality intervention across educational environments.


REPORTS TO: Special Education and Student Services Supervisor



  • Complete standardized assessments (ABLLS, SRS, SSIS, etc) and summary reports with recommendations for each student annually
  • Develop, monitor and supervise implementation of structured and individualized intervention programs (behavior reduction and skill acquisition)
  • Analyze data and modify curriculum for each student on a weekly basis
  • Develop management guidelines specific to each student (schedule of instruction; effective strategies, programs, and reinforcers; successful activities; etc) and modify as needed
  • Work as a team member to ensure delivery of high-quality intervention across environments
  • Participate as needed in regularly scheduled team meetings for each student’s program
  • Attend training opportunities, as assigned by Special Education and Student Services Supervisor
  • Promptly and appropriately respond to problems/concerns from ABA Therapists
  • Maintain privacy of all student-specific information (as required by HIPPA)
  • Perform other duties and assignments as requested by the  Special Education and Student Services Supervisor, Assistant Director and/or Executive Director of Special Education and Student Services


  • Masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education, Education, Psychology or a related field
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification
  • At least two (2) years experience developing and supervising ABA intervention programs
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in completing standardized assessments, Functional Behavior Assessments,  data collection and report writing
  • Experience in the development of Behavior Support Plans and Individualized Curriculum Plans (DTT, task analysis, incidental teaching strategies, etc.)
  • Effective written and oral communication skills with students, families, teachers, and administrators
  • Demonstrated growth toward cultural competence


TERMS: BASAS, Grade 9A, $83,584 - $102,798 209 


The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Boston Public Schools Office of Human Capital 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.

    Contact Information

    • Boston Public Schools, Office of Human Capital
    • 2300 Washington Street
    • Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119

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