The Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is responsible for developing, implementing, training, coaching, and overseeing behavior-analytic programming services for clients with autism spectrum disorder, learning and behavior disorders, and other developmental disorders. The BCBA is also responsible for providing training and coaching to families,external service
providers, and educational teams. The BCBA provides consultation in various settings including responsibilities such as conducting assessments, facilitating trainings for school personnel, assisting with the development of programing, and the evaluation of procedural fidelity and outcomes.
Candidates applying for the Teacher/ABA Instructor must be interested in serving as a special education teacher for a combined Pre-School/Kindergarten classroom serving 4-8 children with autism diagnoses. The program will focus heavily on the implementation of behavior analytic teaching procedures in natural play and daily routines. In this split role, the candidate would be working as a teacher half of the day 12:30-3:00 (3 days a week) and as an ABA instructor for the remaining weekly work hours.
As an ABA Instructor, the candidate would be given a caseload of clients to support in a direct services role most similarly aligned with a Behavior Technician Role, but with unique training opportunities and supervisory supported experiences. The ABA Instructor would work to establish programs, train family members, teach children using naturalistic and contrived approaches, and learn both conceptual and procedural components to teaching complex multiply controlled verbal behavior. Opportunities for advancement are available with options to serve as case manager as soon as 6 months after the date of hire.
The Behavior Technician (BT) is responsible for implementing behavior-analytic programing services for clients with autism spectrum disorder, learning and behavior disorders, and other developmental disorders. The BT provides direct instructional and behavioral programming under the ongoing supervision of a BCBA. The BT may provide support across a variety of settings including clinic, school, and client homes. The BT supports the treatment team with assessment, daily data collection, skill tracking, and graphing and family communication.
The BT primary roles include but are not limited to: providing direct services to children, collaborating and supporting staff, family members, and clinical team members on strategies, and completing daily clinical documentation.
Pittsburgh Behavioral Services (PBS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of PBS to afford equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals and PBS will not discriminate against any staff person on the basis of their race, color, creed, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religious creed, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, and will confirm to all applicable State and Federal Laws and Regulations.