Tri-Town School Union (Topsfield, Boxford & Middleton Elementary Schools PK-6) ( learn more )

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3170243
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 6, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Job Title: Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA):

Master’s Degree in Behavior Analysis and Special Education
Current BCBA endorsement, with at least 2 years experience as BCBA
Strong Collaboration/ Consultation skills
Excellent organization skills
Excellent communication and presentation skills - both oral/ written
Extensive knowledge of Special education regulations/ LRE/ FAPE

Reports to:

Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Service with Input from Principals

Key Job Responsibilities:

TRAINING: Teaching Staff, Support staff, Parents, in a variety of formats

Topics related to ASD, Social thinking and Behavior Regulation
Crisis Prevention and Intervention; Safety Care/QBS Trainer

ASSESSMENTS: FBAs, BSP/BIP impact, Home Education Program need, Observations


ABA Programs
DTT Programs/lessons
IEP development, progress monitoring of select students/ sections of IEP
Home Education Program development and oversight

DATA COLLECTION/ANALYSIS: Develops appropriate data collection tools, trains staff/parents on utilization, plans for and completes regular data analysis, summarizing and reporting

CONSULTATION: Staff, Administration, Parents

Specific Job Tasks:

1. Through a variety of methods (individual consultation, seminars, topic related trainings, etc.), the BCBA will actively work to
increase the knowledge base of all staff working with assigned student caseload regarding the unique needs of these
2. To provide resources for teachers and support staff in assessment, instruction, curriculum modifications and the
development of social skills, all aimed at improving the total educational experience for students with social thinking and
behavioral regulation difficulties.
3. To observe target students in a variety of settings for purposes of both data collection and to provide consultation to
educational team members, regarding curriculum, instruction and behavior programs.
4. To conduct FBAs and develop, with input from team and parents, appropriate BSPs or BIPs, including data collection forms,
methods, and frequency of data summary/analysis.
5. To assess the need for discrete trial training for a target number of students. Develop the DTT programs and methods of
data collection. Train the staff to implement the DTT programs and collect data. Regularly analyze and summarize the
data. Update DTT programs as necessary based on the data analysis.
6. To provide guidance and training to appropriate staff in data collection methods/forms which can be reviewed regularly by
the educator for purposes of documenting progress and informing instruction. BCBA will also ensure the data collection
systems include protocols for data review, analysis, and production of summary reports, including graphing and narrative
interpretation, and for select students and select goal areas, will provide the data interpretation and analysis directly.
7. To collaborate with Behavior Specialists and School Psychologists, to ensure students’ behavioral and social needs are
appropriately addressed within the school setting and assist with or is the primary author of writing progress reports to
document progress towards relevant goals and objectives.
8. To participate in select Team meetings for the purpose of assessing student progress and developing or revising IEPs.
9. To provide pertinent data/ information to district administrators regarding ongoing and/or changing student needs for the
purpose of school year and ESY-summer program and budget planning.
10. In conjunction with the child’s Team, to facilitate the transition planning for assigned students with social thinking and
behavioral regulation difficulties, from EI to Preschool, as well as grade to grade, building to building.
11. To conduct Home Education Program Assessments, make recommendations for program needs in this setting, and
establish the specific programs/objectives to be targeted during a Home Education program and supervise home education
providers in implementation of programs.
12. To assess the need for and develop/ lead a parent group (as needs determine) for the purpose of sharing information and
support, and/or to provide training for parents.
13. To provide training for non-disabled peers with regard to understanding and assisting peers with social thinking and
behavioral regulation difficulties.
14. To provide in-depth crisis prevention and intervention training to teams of staff in some schools.
15. Any/ all other duties assigned by the TTSU BCBA or Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Services related to the
education of students with social thinking and behavioral regulation difficulties.

Compensation/ Work Day and Work Year:

-Contract/Salary to be individually negotiated.

-The work day will be 8 hours and will require some flexibility for start/end times, i.e.: some days may begin after the students have begun their school day and end in the late afternoon/early evening and other days begin early in the morning and end at the conclusion of an 8-hour work day.


Evaluation: The employee will be evaluated by the immediate supervisor(s) in accordance with DESE Educator Evaluation Requirements and job description.

EQ/AA: The Boxford, Middleton and Topsfield Public Schools are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers

It is the policy of the Boxford, Middleton and Topsfield Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, color, homelessness, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity in its education programs, services, activities or employment practices. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.

Applicants are informed that school systems are required to obtain all available criminal offender record information (CORI and SAFIS Background Check per 603 CMR51.00) from the criminal history systems board (CHSB) of any current or prospective employee of the school department. All education personnel are required to complete a fingerprinting process through an independent agent.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Tri-Town School Union (Topsfield, Boxford & Middleton Elementary Schools PK-6) 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

    • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Matthew LaCava , Assistant Superintendent
    • 28 Middleton Road
    • Boxford, Massachusetts 01921
    • Phone: 978-887-4119
    • Fax: 978-887-3521
    • Email: click here

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