BCBA (STRIVE PROGRAM)

Chelmsford Public Schools

Chelmsford, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3247476
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 23, 2020
  • Starting Date: August 31, 2020

Job Description

Chelmsford Public Schools - Announcement of Vacancy for the 2020-2021 School Year

The Chelmsford Public Schools is now accepting applications for the following anticipated vacancy. The District reserves the right to change this vacancy or not fill this vacancy based on further staffing changes, enrollment, or budget.

Position: BCBA (STRIVE Program)

Description: BCBA to support middle school therapeutic program for students in grades 5-8. Work as part of a team to support the behavioral, social and emotional needs of students in the program.


- Develop/assist with individual behavior management programs for students in the classroom and/or inclusive setting

- Direct staff training and development of staff in program using principles of ABA

- Facilitate Team consultation meetings with classroom teachers/related service providers/paraprofessionals

- Conduct Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs), Classroom Needs Assessments and Home Assessments as needed and write
corresponding report

- Review Behavior Intervention Plans and programming with new employees

- Engage in social-behavioral elements of annual IEP process (attend Team mtgs., assist with the update of current performance ta,
development of goals/benchmarks, progress reports, etc.).

- Consult with team members re: IEPs, behavior plans, curriculum modifications, accommodations and social challenges

- Conduct on-going staff training as needed for program implementation, data recording

- Assist in the development and oversee behavior plans for in classroom implementation

- Assess progress of effectiveness of behavior plans and curriculum modifications

- Assist with communication between home and school

- Work effectively with team members, professional and community contacts, school staff and parents

- Provide program/individual staff consultation on therapeutic staff design/implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans

- Participate in training to be trained in a crisis management program or be willing to be trained in crisis management (CPI)

- Consult and assist inclusion teachers in meeting behavioral needs of students in the general education setting

- Respond to behavioral crises as need arises

- Manage behavioral crisis situations: modeling interventions, staff training, crisis plan and behavior support plan development.
Follow up with team following crisis
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
    Special Education > Emotionally Disabled
  • Welcome to Chelmsford Public Schools!

    Located in Chelmsford Massachusetts, the Chelmsford Public Schools serves 5100 students and faculty at one pre-school, four elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Our mission is to cultivate inspired, creative, and well-rounded lifelong learners who possess the integrity and self-direction necessary to be contributing community members. Learn more about us...


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Chelmsford Public Schools 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

    • Board Certification for BCBA required

      3-5 years or more experience working with student with behaviors with a emotional profile

      - Oversee program and individualized student data collection

      - Conduct independent evaluations of specific programs/placements.-

      - Flexibility to meet identified student needs

      - Stabilize student behavior; Be involved with ongoing treatment.

      - Based on IEP goals, formulate & implement Behavioral Intervention plans, oversee the evaluation of these plans, provide feedback
      to ensure consistency.

      - Experience and training in de-escalation/physical intervention strategies

      - Consult and collaborate with staff in gathering and giving information on a case, and in establishing and planning for respective
      roles in the modification of student's behavior
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa 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. Please describe why you are interested in this position.
      Long Essay (Answer limited TO 4000 characters, including spaces)
    • 2. Explain how this position aligns with your experience and professional goals?
      Short Essay (Answer limited TO 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Amy Reese , Director of Student Support Services
    • 230 North Road
    • Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824
    • Phone: 978 251 5100
    • Fax: 978-251-5110
    • Email: click here

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