Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
Santa Cruz, CA 
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Job Description
Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
The Bay School, Santa Cruz, California, 1026 Capitola Road, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America Req #2294
Monday, February 3, 2020


The Bay School is seeking a Behavior Analyst to join the administrative team in a state-of-the-art school program for children and adolescents diagnosed with autism and developmental disabilities. The Bay School is a non-profit, nonpublic school located in Santa Cruz, California. The Bay School is part of May Institute, a national organization ofaward-winning programs for individuals with autism, brain injury, intellectual disabilities, and other behavioral healthcare needs. The Bay School employs the latest research findings to produce measurable and lasting improvements in the lives of children with autism.

General Summary of Duties:

The Behavior Analyst will conduct assessments and develop behavior intervention plans for students attending The Bay School (TBS). Additionally, the Behavior Analyst will develop, monitor and modify skill acquisition and behavior reduction programs in collaboration with TBS team members. This position is responsible for preparing reports and materials for IEPs and clinical meetings. This position will also participate in projects outside the scope of training.

Principal Duties andResponsibilities:

  • Conducts behavioral assessments (e.g., FBAs, FAs) as needed to identify the function of challenging behaviors. Oversees and assists with the assessment of additional skill areas (e.g., ABLLS, VB-APP, AFLS) and the preparation of student assessment reports.
  • Develops and oversees the implementation of behavior intervention plans (BIPs).
    • Collaborates with Teachers and Training Coordinator to ensure that all staff members have the training and resources necessary to implement all components of a student's BIP.
    • Collects and reviews treatment fidelity data to ensure consistent application of interventions. Identifies ongoing staff training needs.
  • Conducts regular reviews of student behavioral data, identifies trends, and makes recommendations when changes are needed.
  • Attends IEP meetings; prepares all behavioral paperwork for meetings; and reports on behavioral goals, relevant assessment data, and current BIP.
  • Assists in overseeing the timely completion and verification of staff incident reports on Midas. Conducts monthly audits of staff and student incident reports and identifies when changes are needed (e.g., environment, safety equipment, BIP, physical management, additional training).
  • Participates in weekly clinical team meetings.
  • Participates in Peer Review, and High Risk Review meetings. Ensures the most recent data and clinical information is prepared for presentation at the meetings.
  • Assists teachers with the development and of skill acquisition and behavioral programs, reviews student progress on an ongoing basis, and makes recommendations when changes are needed.
  • Participates in the identification and screening of potential students to be served by the program. Conducts and assists with research projects in collaboration with the Director of Education and Clinical Services. Participates in preparing materials for presentation at conferences.
  • Attends work-related conferences and workshops in order to acquire and maintain competencies, as appropriate.
  • Maintains all required certifications/licenses.
  • Participates in projects outside the scope of training, as needed (e.g., provides 1:1 support for students, outcome reporting, staff morale projects).
Application Requirements:
  • Master's Degreein Special Education, Psychology, or related field
  • BCBA certification
  • 2+ years of experience working with individuals with special needs
  • At least 1 letter of recommendation
Knowledge, Skills andAbilities:

  • Communicates withothers in an effective and professional manner
  • Displays apositive attitude and promotes cooperation and teamwork
  • Attends toimportant details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks
  • Demonstrates excellentwritten and oral communication skills
  • Adheres to themission, vision and values of The Bay School
  • Participates inprocesses of continuous improvement to enhance quality of services

Special Conditions ofEmployment:
  • Criminal historyreview
  • Proof of negativeTB
  • Ability to liftand move objects weighing up to 50lbs. with or without accommodation
So why should you choose The Bay School as a career choice?

Autism is now more prevalent in California thanchildhood cancer, diabetes and Down syndrome. There is substantial evidence that children with autism have a greater chance for successful outcomes if interventions are started at an early age. We have an energized team of instructors who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of the families we serve.

Become a part of a premier program while living in sunny
Santa Cruz!

Email or Mail Letter of Interest and Resume to:

The Bay School

c/o Andrea Gold

1026 Capitola Road,

Santa Cruz, California 95062

(831) 462-9620 x212 phone

(831) 462-9616 fax

May Institute is an Equal Opportunity employer of qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law. May Institute also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of the protected categories.

Other details
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Master's Degree
  • The Bay School, Santa Cruz, California, 1026 Capitola Road, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America
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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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