Behavioral Instructor

  • 1 Short St, Northampton, MA 01060, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Located in Western MA, Tate Behavioral provides home, school and community based services utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. We serve individuals with disabilities and their families.  This includes those diagnosed with ASD and other developmental disabilities, cognitive disabilities and emotional disabilities.  We specialize in treating clients whose behavioral repertoires limit their community access and independence, and who may engage in significantly unsafe behavior.

Job Description

The Behavioral Instructor (BI) position is designed to meet the individual needs of clients with a variety of limitations and/or challenges. Job priorities include providing direct instruction within the school, home and/or community setting as outlined in treatment and behavior support plans. The job requires that the BI be very familiar with the student/s to whom s/he is assigned and to interpret and apply written plans, procedures, and other protocols as prescribed by their supervisor.


Behavioral Instructors are directly supervised by the Supervising BCBA Supervisor/Consultant and/or the Assistant Clinical Director/s and Clinical Director.


    • Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience and/or a high school diploma or associates degree with extensive experience
    • Specialized training in Applied Behavior Analysis and/or Special Education (3-5 years)



    Additional Information

    A.    Specific areas of supervision and support provided to BIs by the Supervising Behavior Analyst and/or Clinical Director:

    1. Provide teaching/learning procedures for managing both antecedent and consequent conditions in addition to treatment plan goals and BSPs.
    2. Additional instruction and supervision in implementation of instructional/behavioral procedures.
    3. Additional instruction and supervision in data collection and management.
    4. Additional instruction and supervision in the preparation of teaching/learning materials and other behavioral support materials.
    5. Advanced training in specific topics of interest to support professional growth and development.
    6. Additional instruction and supervision around staff training.


    B.    Specific Job duties required of a BI are as follows:

    1. The BI’s primary job responsibility is providing direct instruction, supervision and safety support to the client/s to whom s/he is assigned.
    2. The BI will follow all behavioral and instructional procedures as written or described by the Behavior Analyst, Lead Behavioral Instructor, or Clinical Director.
    3. The BI will assist clients in following their daily schedules, completing all activities specified for each treatment session, and implement all plans and procedures as prescribed.
    4. The BI will set up and organize client schedules, data sheets, communication logs, daily lesson plans, or other required paperwork and documentation.
    5. The BI will collect data thoroughly, accurately, and legibly, as specified for each client.
    6. The BI will maintain fluency in the SUPPORT curriculum and implement techniques as specified in the client’s behavior support plan (if necessary/applicable).
    7. The BI will treat all family members with respect and dignity.
    8. The BI will maintain confidentiality for clients and families in accordance with HIPPA regulations.