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Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

Irvine, CA, USA

Job Type


About the Role

Skill and Qualifications:

  • Possess a minimum of a Master’s degree or national equivalent with a major in Psychology, Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, or related field of study is preferred. Additional certification as a special education teacher, school social worker, or school psychologist in the state of California is preferred.

  • Obtained certification as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) as verified through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in working with children, adolescents, and/or adults with various special needs.

  • Appropriate behavioral intervention strategies

  • Learning theories and instructional methods

  • Ethics, laws, and regulations of acceptable behavior interventions

  • Developmental processes of children, adolescents, and adults

  • Interpersonal skills needed to manage crisis situations

  • Technology, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and ABA software platforms

  • Correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling

  • Understand behavioral situations and react accordingly in an ethical manner

  • Objectively analyze crisis situations

  • Communicate effectively and make recommendations to various agency staff and outside professionals, groups, parents, and school personnel

  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues

  • Ability to communicate and demonstrate appropriate intervention strategies for direct staff

  • Bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

Physical Requirements:

  • Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.



As part of Innovate ABA, it is the responsibility of the BCBA to conduct various descriptive and systematic behavioral assessments (e.g., functional analyses) and skill-based assessments (e.g., Vineland, Day-C, DECA, etc.). The BCBA then provides behavior analytic interpretations of the results and designs comprehensive ABA treatment plans based on evidence-based practices and behavior analytic research literature. The BCBA provides training and supervision to employees pursuing their BCBA certification, Registered Behavior Technicians, and other responsible parties tasked with the implementation of behavior analytic interventions. The BCBA then supervises and monitors treatment progress of a client through data-based progress monitoring. The BCBA also provides training to parents/guardians and other responsible parties for the client.

Department: Clinical

Reports to: Clinical Director

Supervision Over: Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBAs), Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs), paraprofessionals, and direct care staff

Job Duties:

  • This is an in-person position

  • Provide direct behavioral services to clients in individual and group sessions

  • Oversee ABA clinic programs and provide parent training and support in clinic and/or in home

  • Complete weekly program writing and maintain client’s program book (including writing programs and creating materials)

  • Running monthly clinic/progress meetings with parents/guardians

  • Conduct behavioral and skills assessments and design treatment programs for clients

  • Work with and oversee employees pursuing their BCBA certification and Registered Behavior Technicians to implement individualized treatment plans as per agency standards and BACB requirements

  • Collect data and graph data as instructed using technological programs, such as Microsoft Excel or behavioral software (e.g., HiRasmus etc.)

  • Maintain respect and confidentiality for all clients

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; and participating in professional societies

  • Maintain and protect the well-being of all clients during treatment sessions and when emergency crisis situations arise

  • Communicate client progress and case updates to the Clinical Director.

  • Be able to work with a diverse team of professionals to provide the best behavioral services possible to clients

  • Fill in to cover 1:1 therapy sessions if needed

  • Attend staff trainings and agency meetings

  • Maintain a billable standard of 27 hours per week

  • Workweek availability Monday through Friday 8:30am-5pm

  • Other job duties as assigned by Clinical Director


  • Starting at $65,000


  • 401(k)

  • Dental insurance

  • Employee assistance program

  • Flexible schedule

  • Flexible spending account

  • Health insurance

  • Health savings account

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Retirement plan

  • Vision insurance

About the Company

Innovate ABA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Innovate ABA complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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