BCBA Supervisor

  • 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 BCBA Supervisor serves as the clinical supervisor for all school and home-based programs. The BCBA Supervisor provides consultative and direct instructional behavioral services to clients. The BCBA Supervisor conducts assessments as needed, generates behavior support plans, and ensures the effective implementation of all in-home and school based treatment programs for all clients on their caseload. In addition, the BCBA Supervisor ensures sufficient supervision of all BCBA candidates with whom they work as per BACB guidelines.


The BCBA Supervisor is directly supervised by the Clinical Director.


  • Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis or related field
  • Minimum of five (5) years working with clients applying ABA principles
  • Minimum of three (3) years managing and overseeing other staff persons working directly with clients
  • Must hold active BCBA certification and be in good standing with the BACB and be licensed in the state of MA
  • Superior organizational and managerial skills
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with both supervisors and subordinates

Additional Information

A.    Specific areas of supervision and support provided to BCBA Supervisors by the Clinical Director:

  1. Ongoing supervision and clinical oversight.
  2. Ongoing training and professional development opportunities.
  3. Assistance with administrative case management.
  4. Additional instruction and guidance around case formulation and development.


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

  1. Conduct behavioral assessments as appropriate to the client/student. Including but not limited to: Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA), analogue Functional Assessment/Function Analysis (FA), and verbal behavior assessments such as the VB-MAPP.
  2. Assessment writing as part of the evaluation process.
  3. Designing interventions that are measurable while incorporating as much research design as possible.
  4. Providing consultation and training as assigned, both for existing school teams and internal direct care workers on home and school-based cases.
  5. Working with the Assistant Clinical Director/s and/or Clinical Director to provide leadership to teams including Behavioral Instructors and Lead Behavioral Instructors.
  6. Provide SUPPORT training and/or structure a SUPPORT training refresh as assigned or needed for teams they supervise.


Additional Duties:

  1. BCBA Supervisors will maintain professional certification and licensure with the BACB and state agencies.
  2. BCBA Supervisors will maintain professionalism in all areas of presentation both in person and in written work/correspondence with team members/administrators.
  3. BCBA Supervisors will communicate issues and concerns regarding cases and progress with the Clinical Director clearly, effectively and in a timely manner.
  4. Should a concern be brought to the BCBA Supervisor’s attention by a direct staff person (BI or LBI) the BCBA Supervisor will bring the issue to the immediate attention of the Clinical Director in person or in writing.
  5. The BCBA Supervisor will assist the Clinical Director or other member of the Administrative Leadership Team in matters related to billing, contracting, and timesheet management for cases they supervise.
  6. BCBA Supervisors will document work hours on a weekly basis.
  7. BCBA Supervisors will schedule and organize a monthly team meeting for all cases that they supervise.