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Position Summary

The Michigan State University Early Learning Institute is looking for a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to join our early intensive behavioral intervention program for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The Early Learning Institute (ELI) provides full day behavioral therapy in an inclusive environment, family training in behavior analysis, and offers behavior analytic training opportunities for University students. The ELI consists of three therapy centers that are each located within child development centers. One of the main objectives of the ELI is to bring applied behavior analysis into existing educational settings.

We are looking for a BCBA to join our team who is interested in developing, delivering, and teaching others to deliver naturalistic behavioral interventions in order to affect change in the lives of all our consumers. The MSU ELI offers an exciting environment for delivering behavior analytic programming to children and families while working with world renowned University research faculty. We provide continuous professional development opportunities for all staff, including opportunities to participate on research teams, attend and present at conferences, and interact with interdisciplinary service providers. The BCBA will work closely with multiple BCBA-D’s and will receive extensive training in naturalistic behavior interventions, family training, peer-mediated interventions and instruction, and behavioral skills training.

The position responsibilities include: comprehensive behavioral assessment, developing and overseeing behavior analytic programming for children with ASD, participation in family training and care coordination, providing training to behavioral technicians and university students, and potential for supervising applied behavior analysis students in practicum settings and conducting research studies.

This is a 12-month position with the potential to be renewed annually based on satisfactory review and continued funding. Salary for this position is commensurate with experience. Michigan State University offers an excellent selection of benefits; please see www.hr.msu.edu for more information.

Required Degree

Masters -Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis

Minimum Requirements
  • A Board Certified Behavior Analyst credential or eligibility to sit for the BCBA exam within six months of being hired
  • 2+ years working with children with ASD
  • Experience developing, administering, and training others to administer behavioral programs for young children with ASD
  • Experience collaborating with service providers from a variety of backgrounds
  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience supervising individuals administering ABA programs
  • Commitment to working with cross-disciplinary research teams
  • Ability to pass a state and federal background check
  • Required Application Materials

    Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter describing qualifications and interest in the position, a curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation. Interest and inquiries can be directed to Gretchen Ewart, [email protected]

    Special Instructions

    Electronic submission is required and materials should be uploaded at http://jobs.msu.edu, referencing position 495426.

    Review of Applicants will begin on April 23 and continue until filled.

    Summary of Physical Demands

    May need to pick up children and some supply items that are over 40 pounds.

    Summary of Health Risks

    Will be exposed to bodily fluids from children (ex. changing diapers, etc.).




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    Posted: 4/9/2018
    Application Due: 12/28/2018
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