Behavior Analyst--Springfield Division

The Behavior Analyst (BA) is responsible for developing, implementing, and training caregivers to implement behavior support plans and skills acquisition programming for clients of all ages served by The Arc of the Ozarks ABA Services department.  The BA will conduct functional behavior assessments and analogue functional analyses, and analyze a wide variety of objective data. The BA will conduct preference assessments, skills assessments, as well as other experimentally validated assessments.  The BA will assist with data based intervention and therapeutic program evaluations. The BA is also responsible for providing training for staff members and other caregivers on implementing general and client-specific positive behavior supports, and for monitoring the degree with which staff implement specified behavior supports.

The BA must have excellent reasoning, analytical and communication skills. A strong attention to detail, patience and perseverance are paramount, but it is also important the BA be an empathetic, emotionally stable leader. The BA must be able to make behavioral recommendations that are data and research-based, and modify behavioral supports according to behavioral data, logistical issues, and feedback from team members.

The BA will use behavioral observation and assessment, and crisis intervention and prevention skills on a daily basis. The BA must be able to provide support to individuals by developing effective positive behavior support plans and appropriate training on such interventions.   The BA must be able to remain calm and provide verbal coaching and modeling in crisis situations.

The BA will have considerable knowledge in using applied behavior analysis in residential, education, and in-home settings.


One year of professional experience in working with persons with intellectual disabilities and/or mental illness. Specific experience with individuals with developmental disabilities and/or psychiatric disorders is required. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Masters Degree with a specialization in one of the following: behavior analysis, special education, early childhood education, psychology, social work, sociology, or counseling. Current Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification and Missouri Behavior Analyst licensure (LBA).

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