Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

Alexandria, Virginia
Jan 26, 2023
Sep 13, 2023
Full Time
Job Description

The BCBA provides highly advanced behavior analysis services in a K-12 environment for learners with autism, intellectual, emotional, and other developmental disabilities across the school division.


Education: Master's degree in Psychology, Special Education, or related discipline required AND licensure with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

Certificates & Licenses: Current Board Certification in Behavior Analysis (BCBA). Valid Virginia Department of Education license preferred, or the ability to obtain one.

Experience: Job-related within the specialized field with increasing levels of responsibility is required.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Extensive knowledge and skills in applied behavior analysis and evidence-based strategies for learners with autism, intellectual, emotional, and other developmental disabilities.
  • Extensive knowledge and skills in applying evidence-based strategies to enhance academic performance, social skill development, and emotion regulation within the school setting.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience working directly with students with autism, intellectual, emotional, or other developmental disabilities.
  • Experience working in a public/private school setting and administering all aspects of behavioral and academic services to learners with autism or intellectual disabilities is preferred.

Essential Functions
  • Provide oversight to the instructional program for learners in assigned city-wide self-contained programs.
  • Provide consultative support to the instructional program for learners with autism, intellectual or emotional disabilities in the general education setting.
  • Provide in-classroom coaching and modeling of instructional methods and behavior intervention procedures for school-based staff.
  • Evaluate data and recommend specialized instructional changes based on the interpretation of data.
  • Analyze academic, personal, social and environmental conditions to understand better the variables that may impact the behavior of the learner with disabilities.
  • Analyze academic demands and provide specific recommendations that will increase school staff capacity for implementing specialized instruction that will impact student success.
  • Monitor the implementation of evidence-based strategies designed for learners with disabilities.
  • Participate as a key team member in comprehensive functional behavior assessments.
  • Assist and support building and division staff and parents in the development, implementation and monitoring of student behavior intervention plans.
  • Provide expertise in the observation & evaluation of students with ASD during the eligibility process.
  • Effectively communicate and maintain collaborative relationships with all team members involved with the learner's instructional program.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Participate, coordinate, or conduct various meetings, professional learning opportunities, committees, and training.
  • Maintain knowledge of applicable laws and regulations at the federal, state, and local levels.
  • Work as a team member to develop a model instructional program in alignment with the division-wide special education plans.

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.


Primary Location:
Central Office
Salary Range:
Teachers and Other Licensed Staff Salary Scale (
Shift Type:

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