Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)


Posted Date 11/20/2023

BCBA Job Description

As a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in a school setting, you will play a pivotal role in supporting students facing behavioral challenges. Your responsibilities include conducting Functional Behavior Analysis (FBA) and developing Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) based on these assessments. You will ensure the effective implementation of all behavior plans and programming, collaborating closely with staff to provide effective programming.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct Functional Behavior Analysis (FBA) and develop Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) for students in a school setting.
  • Implement evidence-based treatment methodologies to address the function of students’ behaviors.
  • Attend relevant meetings for students, including team meetings, IEP/504 meetings, and staffing sessions.
  • Collect data before and during plan implementation to assess efficacy and make data-based decisions.
  • Provide direct instruction, ongoing supervision, training, and support to students, staff members, and family members.
  • Provide professional development opportunities for staff members on topics related to Applied Behavior Analysis, such as principles of behavior, reinforcement, data collection, and behavior reduction strategies.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of implemented treatment plans and modify plans, as necessary.


  • National Board Certification as a BCBA in Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • Valid Certificate: Special Education (282) or Psychology (093)
  • CHRC – Fingerprinting.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

- Supervise staff in the implementation of Behavior Plans for students.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Master’s degree, with a preference for Psychology; Master’s in Special Education with a concentration in autism and emotional disturbances/behavior disorders considered.
  •  Completion of a graduate program in Applied Behavior Analysis and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification.
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience working with school-aged students with significant disabilities and/or behavioral challenges.
  • Experience with conducting direct and indirect assessments to identify the function of student behaviors.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers, parents, and service providers.

Supervisor:  Director of Special Services

Work Schedule:  205 day year-round position with general work-day scheduling flexibility, but an emphasis on the school year (183 days), extended school year (12 days of summer school), and 10 additional days of working with staff, students and families.

Salary and benefits:  Commensurate with experience.  This is a MainePERS position.

Start Date:   January 2, 2024

External Candidates: Visit the RSU #34 website at or a Teacher Application. A complete application packet MUST INCLUDE: application, cover letter, resume, Copies of Certification, transcripts and three letters of recommendation.

Internal Candidates: If you are interested in this position please submit a letter of interest, resume and three references to Samantha Randall. She can be reached by email at


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