BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst)

Giant Steps Illinois, Inc. Lisle, IL
  • Depends on experience
  • Full Time
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401K / Retirement
  • Employer Fairly Likely to Respond

This position is responsible for empowering staff to effectively understand and shape student behavior

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Adhere to company policies and procedures

  • Collaborate, create, and train on proactive behavior strategies and systems

  • Guide data collection systems on student-specific behaviors

  • Collaborate with classroom teacher on effective teaching strategies and educational programming

  • Model and teach strategies and supports through direct work with students throughout their day

  • Outline reactive strategies for team given feedback and collaboration

  • Embody the core values of team, excellence, innovation, professionalism, and being student-centered

Primary Tasks:

  • Consult with the classroom teacher regarding effective ways to collect data on academic goals

  • Create each student’s daily data sheet that captures both behavior data and global goal data utilizing standardized guidelines

  • Support teachers in analyzing data and making data-informed decisions for instruction

  • Train team members on data collection procedures for each student’s behavioral data

  • Consult with therapists on how to collect data on goals as requested


  • With feedback from the classroom teachers, utilize Flex Sessions to support classroom needs  (e.g., paired for training, assessment, modeling reactive plans, observation)

  • Collaborate with the classroom teacher on behavioral techniques to support skill acquisition (e.g., behavioral momentum, errorless learning, discrete trial, effective use of reinforcement)

  • Collaborate with classroom teacher to determine needed educational supports (e.g., structured teaching methodologies, first-then, schedule modifications, etc.)

  • Lead/participate in class periods with students throughout the week (e.g., Community Based Instruction, topic-specific groups, Goal Directed Instruction, lunch/recess, etc.)

  • Provide consultation to team members in-the-moment and subsequent to a behavioral challenge

  • Train new team members on proactive and reactive behavior strategies


  • Collaborate with team on the implementation of global goals

  • Write and submit proactive behavior protocol or FBA/BIP for students on caseload who require this level of support (updated annually at IEP)

  • Assist classroom teacher with classroom assessments (e.g., ABLLS, SANDI, AFLS, VB-MAPP, Brigance, etc.) when requested to do so

  • Complete assessment reports as requested by classroom teacher and team

  • Complete appropriate program documentation, including but not limited to: daily notes to families, data collection of students’ performance on academic tasks, and behavioral logs, accident forms for students and staff, PCM/ITO forms on the day of the incident, etc.)

  • Send written notification of physical intervention or isolated time out to families as needed by the team


  • Attend school visit for prospective students and type up school visit report

  • Create initial motivation system and/or supports along with the classroom teacher prior to student arrival

  • Provide training for staff on motivation system prior to student arrival

  • Utilize Flex Sessions to trial instructional strategies and behavior reinforcement system with the student

  • Discuss proactive and reactive strategies with team at classroom meeting by the 2nd week of student being at GS

  • Collaborate with home ABA team as needed


  • Observe in all settings  (e.g., therapy sessions, small group, individual class sessions, community based instruction) as able when requested to do so

  • Attend all team meetings, answer questions about plans and collaborate on changes

  • Attend pre-IEPs, IEPs, Re-evaluation meetings, department meetings, and any other meetings as assigned meetings (e.g., trainings, family meetings, etc.)

  • Discuss with teacher and/or supervisor when team discussions are needed regarding reactive plans and document decisions made regarding reactive plans

  • Make parent phone calls with team members as needed

  • Offer assistance to families in collaboration with other team members as appropriate (e.g., home visit, taking video, sending ideas/visuals home, etc.)

  • Create toileting protocols (in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team) for any students requiring toileting training support

  • Participate in direct supervision of students and assistance with activities of daily living, including toileting assistance as needed

  • Engage and supervise students during less structured times of the school day such as lunch, recess, snack, and transitions

  • Assist with program and classroom needs as assigned or as need arises

  • Adhere to company policies and procedures

  • Complete any other essentials duties that may be assigned

The responsibilities listed above are representative and not all inclusive. Other duties may be assigned by supervisors.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Current, valid certification through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board


The Board Certified Behavior Analyst is an exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


Salary is commensurate with level of education and experience.


The Board Certified Behavior Analyst follows the Day School Calendar.

Conditions of Employment

  • Pre-employment physical, drug screening, and criminal background check

  • Possesses appropriate professional credentials

  • Obtain and maintain Illinois Secretary of State issued non-CDL driver’s license, inclusive of annual participation in necessary training, drug screening, background check, and physical examination

  • Must maintain and provide proof of personal vehicle insurance

  • Passing PCM training is a requirement of this position. Participation in PCM training and adherence to the Professional Crisis Management Association’s guidelines require at least average physical fitness. Any physical limitations or conditions that may impact one’s ability to participate in PCM training or PCM must be made known to Giant Steps upon application, as performance of various physical tasks is a bona fide occupational requirement of this position.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work is typically performed indoors within the school facility and offsite at community locations

  • Moderate physical movement is required for the job

  • Moderate exposure to physical risk is anticipated

  • The noise level in this work environment varies from quiet to very loud.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continually required to stand, walk, sit, run, squat, kneel, crawl, climb, balance, crouch, talk, hear, smell, and see. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50+ pounds.

Annual Performance Review

  • An annual performance review will be conducted each spring by the Supervisor.

  • The Board Certified Behavior Analyst will complete a self-assessment of his/her performance and submit the self-assessment to his/her Supervisor two weeks prior to his/her annual review each spring.

Compensation Package

Giant Steps Illinois, Inc. provides a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage to all full time employees who work a minimum of 30 hours/week.

Affirmative Action Plan/Equal Employment Opportunity (AAP/EEO)

Giant Steps adheres to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis including: veteran status, disability, religion, race, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth or FMLA related medical condition, height, weight, familial status, marital status and genetic information. 


This disclaimer is to acknowledge that it is highly probable that as an employee of Giant Steps Illinois, Inc., you are at risk of personal injury. Injuries may include, but are not limited to hitting, biting, kicking, scratching, and having hair pulled. The extent of some injuries may result in a break in the skin. All injuries must be documented according to the policies and procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook. Often, individuals are placed in this setting as a result of physical aggression or acting out behaviors that may prohibit them from participating in other environments. Our setting allows for these atypical behaviors. All employees are required to show proof of a Hepatitis B vaccination upon hire.

*Giant Steps Illinois, Inc. has the ability to review and change the job description when necessary.

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