The Chilliwack School District is seeking applications for the excluded position of Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. Reporting to the District Principal, Student Services, the successful applicant will be responsible for applying principles of behavioral psychology to support students in overcoming social, emotional and behavioral challenges that represent barriers to their academic success and sense of belonging at school. The BCBA will join the ACCESS Student Services team, to provide district and school level support for students with complex learning needs and difficulty self-regulating physically aggressive behaviour. The BCBA will conduct functional behaviour assessments, support the design and implementation of behaviour support plans, and assist with site-specific safety training for school personnel. The BCBA is a member of the dynamic team providing support and guidance within the Chilliwack School District.
THE COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL DISTRICT
Chilliwack is located at the eastern end of the Fraser Valley just 90 minutes from Vancouver on the Sto�:lo` unceded traditional territory of the Pilalt, Sema:th and Ts’elxwe�yeqw tribes. Chilliwack is a thriving and growing community of 90,000. The school district is well known for its dedication to quality educational programs, its effective collaboration with community, parents, students and employee groups. The District has approximately 14,000 students with approximately 2000 teaching, administrative, managerial and support staff.
The Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) will be responsible for the following:
assists with the development, monitoring, and implementation of Individual behaviour supports plans for students with social, emotional, and behavioral needs
provides consultation to school personnel in developing and implementing effective interventions for students with social, emotional, and behavioral needs
provides consultation to school personnel in developing and implementing effective interventions for students with behaviour challenges
advocates for community support services as appropriate
collaborates with classroom teachers, community partners and parents/guardians to support students’ social, emotional, and behavioral needs
consults and collaborates with Child Youth Care Workers (CYCW), Education Assistants (EA)
assists in the development, monitoring, and implementation of Employee Safety Plans where appropriate
provides educational leadership in areas of individual expertise
provides training and in-service to school and district staff (e.g. paraprofessionals, teachers, and principals/vice principals, etc.)
participation at district committees
demonstrates strong organizational skills
willingness to be involved in professional development with an ongoing commitment to learn and implement new methodologies and strategies.
demonstrates ability to work collaboratively with students, parents, and staff to support student success
Preference will be given to applicants who possess:
a Master’s degree in Inclusive or Special Education/Social Work/Psychology/Behaviour Analysis or equivalent (ie Counselling Psychology)
three to five years’ experience in as a BCBA
training/experience in social, emotional, and behavioral support
working knowledge of behaviour intervention strategies (i.e. functional behaviour assessment, functional analysis, positive behavioral support planning).
proven conflict resolution skill
strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
effective organizational skills with the ability to prioritize, work independently, and manage a fast-paced environment
the ability to work with large data bases and to analyze numerical data
Interested candidates must submit their application complete with resume, documentation supporting credentials and three professional references with permission to contact each in confidence. Application packages must be received by October 31, 2022 at 4:00 pm,. Interested applicants must apply electronically through www.makeafuture.ca/chilliwack to: Brenda Calendino, Student Services, School District No. 33 (Chilliwack), 8430 Cessna Drive, Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 7K4 Phone: 604-792-1321