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Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

Company: Rocketship Public Schools
Location: San Jose
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential. And it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community. We are a collective of parents, teachers, leaders, and students working together to transform the future for underserved communities across our country. At Rocketship Public Schools, we are unleashing potential.

Position Summary:

Based in San Jose, CA and reporting to the Associate Director of Social Emotional Learning, the BCBA role will be a key contributor to the development of highly individualized Behavior Intervention Plans for the small percentage of students in special education who have not responded to earlier attempts at behavior intervention.

The BCBA will serve multiple school sites which may include schools in San Jose, Redwood City, Concord, or Antioch. The BCBA will partner closely with school psychologists, mental health providers, special education case managers, school leaders, and program specialists to conduct Functional Behavior Assessments, co-create Behavior Intervention Plans with IEP team members, and support with ongoing implementation and coaching of the plans to ensure fidelity. The BCBA will lead training to develop the mental health providers in their behavior expertise. The BCBA may also be involved in crisis level support and creation of safety plans for students with more significant safety concerns, as well as delivering professional development to Rocketship staff.

This position requires previous training and experience working with students with emotional and behavioral needs. It requires a commitment to serving students and a desire to think critically and creatively about how to support challenging behaviors in the general education classroom setting.

Essential Functions:

  • Duties will include, but not be limited to:
  • Conduct thorough and comprehensive Functional Behavior Assessments, including documenting findings and recommendations in a compliant report which will be filed in the student's special education file. FBA practices are to include: review of records, parent and teacher interviews, direct student observations for data collection, and coordination with school staff for additional behavior data collection.
  • Design and propose Behavior Intervention Plans, in collaboration and coordination with the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team. Document the BIP in the special education database system (SEIS).
  • Design and propose informal behavior plans, in collaboration and coordination with the school personnel.
  • Collaborate and partner with Mental Health Providers to conduct quality Functional Behavior Assessments.
  • Provide ongoing coaching to teachers, ISE specialists, paraprofessionals, school staff, school leaders, and mental health providers regarding implementation of behavior interventions in all school settings.
  • Provide ongoing coaching to ISE specialists, paraprofessionals, and 1:1 aides regarding implementation of behavior intervention services.
  • Plan and conduct student progress meetings for students in general education with available data and information. Coordinate with school personnel to develop behavioral goals and objectives.
  • Consult with school leaders to determine behavior needs on campus and prioritize work.
  • Design and execute staff professional development opportunities related to behavior intervention strategies for a range of audiences (school leaders, special education teachers, program specialists, mental health providers, etc.)
  • Support consistent implementation of evidence-based behavior interventions in Rocketship schools, create user-friendly resources that support special education teams in the implementation of these interventions.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with other members of the Network Support MTSS and ISE Teams (NeST-Rocketship's centralized office that operates in support of its schools and regions) to ensure exchange of best practices, coordination of efforts, and general support for the Integrated Special Education department.
  • Ensure the MTSS Team is viewed as a positive support to the organization's mission that are fully aligned with Rocketship's Core Characteristics (Innovation, Pursuit of Excellence, Authenticity, Community, and Tenacity), and not as bureaucratic obstacles to serving the needs of the students.
    • Required: Possession of BCBA (Board Certified Behavioral Analysis) or BCaBA (Board Certified Assistant Behavioral Analysis) license as dictated by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board
    • Required: Bachelor's degree and in progress of obtaining Master's degree
    • Required: Experience in Applied Behavior Analysis with 1 year minimum experience conducting behavior assessments and creating behavior plans for students with significant behavior challenges in a school setting.
    • BCaBA or BCBA with less than 5 years of experience will be supervised by BCBA
    • Master's degree (preferred) in Applied Behavior Analysis/Special Education/Social Services/Social Work/Psychology/Counseling.
    • Experience working with elementary grade level students and students with disabilities (highly preferred)
    • Familiarity with special education, IEP team participation and educationally related mental health services and the delivery of such services (highly preferred)
    • Commitment to Rocketship's special education inclusion model and overall mission to close the achievement gap within our lifetime
    • Familiarity with socio-emotional learning competencies, trauma informed education practices, multi-tiered systems of supports (MTSS), and restorative practices a plus
    • Strong written and verbal skills
    • Strong organizational skills as demonstrated by the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks
    • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and with a diverse population of clients
    • Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
    • Ability to be flexible and adaptive in a work environment that is still evolving
    • Perform a variety of specialized and responsible tasks: maintain records, establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, parents, other school personnel, meet schedule and compliance deadlines
    • Possession of a valid California driver's license: willingness to provide own transportation in conduct of work assignments as you will be required to travel from site to site to work with students and faculty at all sites (mileage reimbursed)
      The Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst -(BCaBA -) is an undergraduate-level certification in behavior analysis. Professionals certified at the BCaBA level provide behavior-analytic services under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst - (BCBA -).The Assistant Behavior Analyst is responsible for analyzing behaviors and skills deficits of individuals with developmental disabilities under the supervision of a BCBA. Working with a supervisor, teachers, parents, and other staff, the assistant behavior analyst conducts functional behavior assessments and develops a plan comprised of evidence-based behavior analytic strategies to improve the students.

      Physical Demands:

      The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.


      Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health and welfare benefits, 403b retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), and generous paid time off.

      Rocketship Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

      Rocketship Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Public Schools' employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. Click here for our and here for our . For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Equity/Discrimination Title IX Compliance Officer, Address: 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 109, Redwood City, CA 94065. Phone: 877-806-0920 ext. 115.

Keywords: Rocketship Public Schools, San Jose , Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Professions , San Jose, California

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