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  • Opening for BCBA at Minnick Schools in Wytheville

    Posted on December 23, 2017 by in Jobs, Member Jobs

    Lutheran Family Services of Virginia has an opening for a BCBA in the Minnick Schools located in Wytheville, Virginia.


    The BCBA will provide support in the Minnick Schools to teachers, assistant teachers, educational aides, administrators, other school personnel, and families to implement effective, evidence-based interventions for students with disabilities and challenging behaviors that significantly impede their learning. Minnick Schools is a private special education day school for students with disabilities licensed by the Virginia Board of Education.


    • Masters in Special Education, behavior analysis, or psychology required
    • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) required
    • Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) by the Virginia Board of Medicine or license eligible
    • Expertise in the field and knowledge of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders), experience working in a school setting is preferred
    • Knowledge of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is preferred.
    • Experience in teaching or providing behavioral and academic support to multidisciplinary teams
    • Ability to cultivate teamwork and foster staff professional development and competency
    • Minimum 6 months of experience working with children with Autism, Developmental Disability (DD), Intellectual disability (ID) and/or Emotional Disability (ED)
    • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, community members, and staff members
    • Training in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), classroom management strategies, individual behavior intervention plan development, data collection methods, and positive behavior support strategies required
    • Serve as a mandated reporter
    • Adherence to a high level of professional and ethical standards
    • Valid Virginia Drivers’ License and proof of insurance
    • Satisfactory Driving Record in accordance with agency standards
    • Ability to organize work effectively
    • Ability to maintain records, prepare reports and complete required paperwork according to agency requirements on a timely basis
    • Basic computer skills and experience working with Microsoft Office
    • Ability to observe health and safety regulations
    • Ability to assist with crisis de-escalation techniques, including physical management, and to obtain certification in First Aid, CPR, and Safety Care.


    Essential Functions:  May be required to perform any of the following duties:

    • Provide consultation and training pertaining to the use of behavior analytic strategies through in-services, workshops, technical assistance, and coaching
    • Oversee classroom coaches and implementation of competency-based staff training
    • Conduct functional behavioral assessments (FBAs) and develop behavior intervention plans (BIPs) as needed
    • Train staff on implementation of BIPs and provide follow up monitoring to ensure fidelity of implementation
    • Review incident reports as requested
    • Assist teachers in conducting skill assessments (e.g., ABLLS-R, AFLS, etc.) and selecting IEP goals based on assessment results
    • Collaborate with teachers to select evidence-based teaching strategies for IEP goals and other skills targeted for acquisition and to develop appropriate teaching materials
    • Review and provide feedback on skill acquisition plans for IEP goals and other skills targeted for acquisition
    • Assist teachers in developing data collection systems and in collecting, graphing, analyzing data
    • Attend regularly scheduled classroom meetings to discuss student programming and review data
    • Review student IEP progress monitoring forms for accuracy as requested
    • Participate in IEP meetings as requested
    • Provide credential-based assessment and supervision (i.e., RBT)
    • Participate in planning meetings to assess needs, set short- and long-term goals, identify barriers to implementation, and assess progress
    • Assist with the implementation of school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)
    • Report all student injuries, accidents and illnesses to the administration of the school immediately or as soon as is reasonably possible
    • Maintain and respect confidentiality of student and school personnel information
    • Meet continuing education requirements to maintain professional certification(s)
    • Perform duties as assigned by Principal/Educational Coordinator and Supervisor of ABA Services
    • Perform related duties and other duties as assigned

    For more information and to apply for this position, please visit this page.



    Not Applicable

    Rarely = (less than ½ hour per day)

    Occasionally = (1/2 – 2.5 hours per day)

    Frequently = (2.5 – 5.5 hours per day)

    Continually = 5.5 – 8 hours per day)

    Physical Requirements

    1. Lifting:

    • Up to 30 lbs:  Frequently

    • Up to 40 lbs:  Occasionally

    2. Carrying:  Up to 40 lbs.

    3. Pushing/Pulling:  Up to 40 lbs

    4. Use of Equipment:

    • Computer, telephone, copier, agency vehicle, fax, typewriter

    5. Sitting:  Frequently

    6. Standing:  Frequently

    7. Walking:  Frequently

    8. Bending:  Occasionally

    9. Stooping:  Frequently

    10. Crawling:  Not Applicable

    11. Climbing:  Occasionally

    12. Reaching above head:  Frequently

    13. Grasping:

    • One hand: Frequently

    • Both hands: Frequently

    14. Fine Manipulating:

    • One hand: Frequently

    • Both hands: Frequently

    Environmental Requirements

    1. Exposed to marked changes in temperature:  Occasionally

    2. Outside work:  Occasionally

    3. Exposure to dust, fumes, odors, water, etc.:  Occasionally

    4. Exposure to biological, mechanical, electrical and/or chemical hazards:  Not applicable

    5. Normal (inside) environment:  Continuously

    6. Noise:  Occasionally

    Sensory Requirements

    1. Vocal Communication:   Necessary

    2. Eyesight:

    a. Normal/corrected:  Necessary

    b. Close eye work:  Necessary

    c. Other:

    3. Hearing:

    a. Normal tones:  Necessary

    b. Soft tones:  Necessary

    c. Other:

    4. Distinguish Smells:  Not necessary

    5. Distinguish Temperatures:

    a. Touch:  Not necessary

    Proximity:  Not necessary

    Other:   ____________

    Additional Requirements

    1. Movement of students by wheelchairs and other mechanical devices:  Occasionally

    2. Contact with special needs children:  Necessary

    3. Regular contact with staff members, students, parents and community members:   Necessary

    4. Contact with parents by phone and in person:  Necessary

    5. Contact with medical professionals:  Occasionally

    Lutheran Family Services of Virginia is a community of innovative, service-minded, caring people committed to serving children and strengthening family life for people of all races, ethnicity and religions. We believe that lives are transformed by the best, least restrictive care, that effective organizations are continually improving, and that employees are the lifeblood of an organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and offer competitive benefits to eligible employees that include:

    • Competitive group health, dental and life insurance
    • Voluntary short-term disability insurance
    • Long-term disability insurance
    • Voluntary life accidental death & dismemberment
    • Agency retirement and employee savings account 401k
    • Vacation and sick leave
    • Cell phone reimbursement allowance
    • Laptops and options for teleworking
    • Use of agency vehicles; competitive mileage reimbursement rate
    • Education assistance


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    To give equal employment and advancement opportunities to all people, we make employment decisions at LFSVA based on each person’s performance, qualifications, and abilities. LFSVA does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    We will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless making the reasonable accommodation would result in an undue hardship to LFSVA.

    Our Equal Employment Opportunity policy covers all employment practices, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

    If you have a question about any type of discrimination at work, talk with your immediate supervisor or a Human Resources Generalist. You will not be punished for asking questions about this. Any employee of this agency who does not comply with the Equal Opportunity policies and procedures as set forth in this statement will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including discharge.


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