Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA)

Position Description:

The Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBCA) is responsible for applying principles of behavioural psychology to support students in overcoming communication, social, emotional, and behavioral challenges that represent barriers to their academic success and sense of belonging at school. The BCBA will join the Inclusion Division at Learning Services to provide district and school level support for students who have difficulty self-regulating and demonstrate challenging behaviours. The BCBA will conduct functional behaviour assessments, support the design, team training, and implementation of Positive Behaviour Support plans (PBS), and assist with site-specific safety training for school personnel. Additionally, the BCBA will be involved in the educational programming for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

This position is from September 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 with the possibility of an extension. As this position does not work over the summer months this position is considered

a part-time position with an annual FTE of 0.8.

This is an exempt position and as such is not eligible for overtime and it is not part of a Union.

Work Year: 10 month (September 1 to June 30)

Hours: 40 hours/week, minimum 8 hours per day

Benefits: Flexible Benefit Plan

Nature and Scope:

Administer, conduct, evaluate, and supervise functional behavioral assessments.

Provide effective delivery of evidence-based behavior services through designing positive behaviour support plans based on assessment results.

Prepare plans, train and support staff and students through providing personalized goals for students and group programs. This includes follow through implementation support.

Review progress reports, evaluate behaviour plans, and achievement of individual goals and program objectives.

Work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team in the educational setting.

As required, be involved in IEP development and implementation for students with ASD.

Maintain strong ties with the autism community, behavioural consultant services and the community living field to coordinate support and resources.

BCBA-D supervision and guidance may be provided.

Qualifications and Attributes:

Board Certified Behavioral Analyst- an accredited graduate/Masters level degree, proof of coursework in behaviour analysis, and a supervised period of practical experience.

Valid BC Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate- Preferred but not required.

BCBA is in good standing with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).

Knowledge and ability to use Positive Behavior Supports, Functional Assessment/Analysis of Behavior and Collaborative Model of Support processes to develop behaviour goals.

Demonstrated commitment to ALL students

Experience and knowledge of the dynamics involved in a collaborative, professional and productive learning community at school and district level

Knowledge and experience with data driven dialogue, school growth plans, and District Framework for Student Learning

Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills to relate well with teachers, students, parents, school-based teams and community members

Crisis Prevention & Intervention and Conflict Resolution training to support plans for challenging behaviours

Resourceful, creative, adaptive and organized to work in a variety of different environments, meeting a variety of different needs

Being able to travel to various district sites.

Collaborative, interdisciplinary, and demonstrated ability to work across teams and across different personalities, while managing professionalism and a high degree of self-regulation.

Experience and competency in a calm, caring, trauma-informed approach centered around patience and understanding of diversity.

Ability to inspire and work with school based teams, and maintain positive and collaborative relationships with classroom teachers and paraprofessionals.

Evidence in being a self-starter, motivated, and passionate in the work.

Commitment to professional development, building capacity, and is a lead learner.

Interested Applicants are required to supply:

Three (3) references

Verification of qualifications (BC Teacher Certificate and/or BCBA Certification)

Compensation:

$2,000 relocation allowance from BC, AB and Yukon and up to $4,000 from other areas

Competitive Benefits package including medical, dental, extended health, group life insurance, municipal pension plan.

For more information please contact:

Keith MacGillivray, District Principal Inclusive Education, Learning Services 250.262.6075 or kmacgillivray@prn.bc.ca

Please note:

All applications with relevant documentation must be made through

Make A Future for consideration for the position

About School District 60:

School District 60 is noted for innovative educational practices and excellent cooperative relationships between all educational partners. Our district is made up of dedicated, energetic professionals for whom the achievement and well-being of their students is a first priority. Together we challenge, encourage and support all learners to be responsible for developing their abilities with respect for self, others and the environment.

School District 60 is progressive and growing. There are 23 schools with School District No. 60 (Peace River North). The district’s schools provide education services to approximately 6000 ethnically and demographically diverse students.

School District 60 is located on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains in the northern tip of the Canadian Prairies in beautiful Fort St. John, BC. Fort St John is 478 km northeast of Prince Georgeand 1,237 km north of Vancouver, situated near the border with neighbouring Alberta, 214 km west of Grande Prairie, Alberta. The region’s economy is prosperous and expanding. Fort St John is a city for all seasons and year-round playground for those who like pristine wilderness, an active lifestyle, cosmopolitan city life and the enthusiasm of an energetic community.

Why School District 60:

Professional development opportunities

Supportive culture of collaboration

Curriculum and teacher supports

French Immersion, music, & outdoor education programs

Advanced technology facilities and resources

Progressive and growing district

Innovative educational practices

We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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JOB INFORMATION
Job Category:
Management & Professionals
Employer:
School District #60 (Peace River North)
Posting Date:
8/12/2021 8:00:00 PM
Location:
Fort St John, British Columbia
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