Impact Learning & Development Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Rapid City, SD · Full time

We are seeking a full-time BCBA to work in a collaborative, team-oriented, child-focused environment!


Position Summary

The BCBA will provide support to individuals and their families by coordinating and providing services in Applied Behavior Analysis, functional analyses and assessment, behavior acquisition and reduction procedures, and adaptive life skills. A BCBA will also oversee programming of associate behavior analysts and provide ongoing support and supervision to Behavior Technicians (BT) as it relates to the implementation and documentation associated with Behavior Support Plans and Treatment Plans.

This is a 40-50 hour per week position (25 billable hours per week) working closely with members of the treatment team in a fast-paced, client-focused, school-based environment.

What we do

Our mission is to impact the lives of children, families, and communities together through top-notch therapeutic and behavioral health services. We believe that every child should receive the services that help them grow to their full potential. We provide this through applied behavior analysis and speech & language therapies within the clinic, school, and (when appropriate) home settings.

Make a Difference

Be a part of making a positive impact on the lives of children, families, caregivers, and the community in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. We believe if teamwork and

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

·      Function in a supervisory capacity and provide oversight to all areas of programming including the training of direct support professionals, person centered strategies consultants (if applicable) and DSP trainers.

·      Assist in the development, facilitation, and follow-up training in Applied Behavior Analysis, using both discrete trial training and natural environment training models of teaching.

·      Facilitate and assist in the development and identification of resources and support information for clients and their families

·      Provide model teaching and other direct instructional supports including, but not limited to, practicum supervision/teaching, class instruction and in-service instruction to other support professionals.

·      Assist in the development and implementation of assessment tools, to conduct functional assessments and analyses when appropriate, and to develop appropriate behavior strategies to teach appropriate behavior and reduce maladaptive behaviors.

·      Provide ongoing support and training to direct support professionals, ABA implementers, and other individuals in support roles for families

·      Ongoing training and supervision of paraprofessional staff in implementation of ABA principles and methodology and behavior reduction strategies.

·      Create ongoing data collection system to establish baseline and programmatic efficacy for all consumers, and to analyze data on a frequent and ongoing basis to guide programming.

·      Develop behavior plans/treatment plans for all consumers with a focus on teaching and other antecedent strategies for reducing problematic behavior(s).

·      Meet as needed with supervised staff to discuss ongoing consumer issues and to provide support when necessary.

·      Review and sign off on behavior plan/treatment plan training for all field staff and provide field supervision when necessary.

·      Utilize ReThink website to enter session notes within 24 hours of each session.

·      Provide consultation services and to maintain ongoing communication with all constituents (other supports, parents, community, and community agencies).

·      Keep current with the literature, new research findings and resources. In addition, continuing education courses to maintain BCBA certification are necessary (minimum of 32 credits every 2 years).

·      Maintain all data, paperwork, and communication between personal care staff and families, and to provide ongoing feedback to government related agencies that contract with such families.

·      Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

·      Master’s degree (special education or another related human services field)

·      Ability to demonstrate competence in behavior management skills, instructional skills, oral and written communication, organizational skills, and interpersonal relations

·      Ability to work with a variety of clients regarding age, functionality, and with minimal direction

·      Knowledge of Word Excel, Teams, and Outlook systems

·      Ability to respond quickly to phone calls, text messages, and e-mails

·      Availability to provide services during the daytime hours/school hours

·      Demonstrated experience in organizing, developing, and implementing services and programs in an educational setting.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; run; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. 

Impact Learning & Development is committed to racial and cultural diversity and inclusivity throughout our organization and the work we do. As we grow, we plan to ensure the recruitment of diverse candidates for new positions. We aim to increase diversity in representation of race, body types, and age in visual materials on our website, annual reports, and all cross-platform communications. We want to actively collaborate with those who share our vision for creating a more inclusive world.


$60,000 - $70,000 per year