Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Developmental Disorders Program

  • MaineHealth
  • Westbrook, ME 04092, USA
  • Mar 17, 2021

Job Description

Summary

The Developmental Disorders Program (DDP) at Spring Harbor Hospital is looking for a skilled and experienced Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to join its team.  The BCBA works as an integral member of a multidisciplinary treatment team serving patients on the inpatient Developmental Disorders Unit (DDU) at Spring Harbor Hospital. 

The Developmental Disorders Unit is one of only a few specialized child psychiatry units in the country that exclusively serve children with autism and intellectual disability who exhibit serious behavioral challenges.  The DDU serves youth 5 – 20 years old with a primary focus on the assessment and treatment of challenging behaviors (e.g., aggression, self-injury) and mental health needs. 

The BCBA is actively involved in supporting direct care staff in the implementation of behavioral interventions, including Positive Behavior Support Plans.  The BCBA also engages in staff training, parent/caregiver training, and providing clinical supervision to Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) and staff who are pursuing board certification in behavior analysis (BCBA).  This position involves a high degree of collaboration working within a multidisciplinary team including behavior analysts, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, teachers, and educational and behavioral technicians. 

  Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Education: Master’s degree and 1+ year of post-certification behavior analytic experience
  • Certification: Certification from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst required.
  • Experience: Experience working with individuals with developmental disorders, including children with autism and intellectual disability
  • DOE fingerprinting required
  • Must display strong interpersonal, professional, and analytical skills
  • Must demonstrate maturity, an ability to adapt readily to change, and to work flexibly within a collaborative multidisciplinary team in the hospital environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills