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POSITION:  Board Certified Behavior Analyst (Exempt) *Applicant Pool


DEPARTMENT:  Kelley College of Business and Professional Studies 

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Clinical Operations Manager


EXEMPTION:  Professional Exemption

LOCATION: HSU Campus, Abilene, TX 

TARGET HIRE DATE:  As Soon As Possible

HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT – Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU as reflected in the University’s Statement of Faith.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Human Resources 325-670-1259 or 


Maintain clinical standards set forth by HSU and the HLC. Maximize the outcomes for children with developmental delays, disabilities, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Create and oversee the implementation of treatment programs based on principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Build strong relationships with clients and other employees to provide excellent ABA Therapy.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: These examples do not include all possible tasks & do not limit the assignment of related tasks.

Conduct functional behavior assessments.

Create and oversee the implementation of treatment programs based on the principles of ABA.

Provide family guidance that meets payor guidelines.

Develop and deliver specific intervention activities according to the treatment plan.

Monitor development of clients across all settings by graphing and analyzing data.

Develop and implement new programs and perform ongoing adjustments to current programs as needed.

Provide supervision to Behavior Technicians (BTs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) as required.

Produce progress reports and treatment plans to meet the requirements and submission timelines of regulatory agencies and funding sources.

Provide coordination of care by collaborating with interdisciplinary teams.

Function as a liaison between the organization, families, community, therapists, health care providers, etc.

Provide supervision experience hours for BCaBA and BCBA candidates as required.

Periodically travel to various locations (e.g., homes and community) as part of the oversight of clients’ treatment programs.

Follow all policies and procedures, including but not limited to, confidentially and mandated reporting standards


Indirectly supervise RBT staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems

COMPETENCIES:   This is your opportunity to demonstrate how your education and/or experience in your current or previous job relates to each function of this position.

Interview decisions are partially based on this information.

On a separate sheet of paper, write a paragraph for each competency listed below describing your background and qualifications in each area.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.

Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.

Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.

Conflict Resolution - Encourages open communications; confronts difficult situations; maintains objectivity; keeps emotions under control; uses negotiation skills to resolve conflicts.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES (Language, Mathematical, Reasoning and Computer Skills):

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of word processing software; spreadsheet software; and Internet software.


Master’s Degree or higher in ABA, Psychology, Education, or related field is required.

At least two years of related professional experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) required.

Experience writing applied behavior analytic programs and analyzing and graphing data required.

Expertise in all empirically evaluated assessment and intervention strategies related to program and service delivery for individuals with ASD required.

Experience in a multi-disciplinary team setting is preferred.

Knowledge of scientifically-validated methodologies and approaches found to benefit children with ASD is preferred. 

Ability to pass background clearance and reference checks is a requirement.

Must demonstrate integrity and ethics and follow the BACB Ethical Code.

Ability to demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness in your work.

Ability to communicate in English effectively, both verbally and in writing is required.


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

Valid CPR certification and other medical and training requirements as specified by payors is referred to have at hire; but can provide training if needed.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to taste or smell.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

Specific vision abilities required by this job include peripheral vision.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


This is a full-time exempt level staff position.

A minimum of a 40-hour work week is expected. Irregular hours and evening and weekend work and/or assignments beyond a 40-hour week may be required during peak season and/or to meet project deadlines or staffing needs.

Must have and maintain a valid Class C Driver’s License and maintain a clear driving record to be insurable under the university liability policy.

Must be able to drive to complete work assignments on and off campus, as needed.
Infrequent travel may be required on occasion in order to attend training, clinical sites, etc.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary on the HSU website.


HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, except when the accommodation would impose an undue hardship. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.


HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position, applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.