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Why You’ll Love This Job

The Assistant Clinical Director (ACD) provides clinical oversight of ABA services within a center, supports a caseload, and provides ongoing structured mentorship to BCBAs in the center. The ACD is integral to the mentorship and training of BCBAs at the local, in-center level. The ACD has exemplary clinical, leadership, and mentorship skills. Additionally, the ACD is able to successfully impart those skills – clinical, leadership, and professional growth – in fellow BCBAs. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions and other duties.

  • Provides program oversight for a patient caseload 
    • Conducts behavioral and skills assessments, as required by funding sources, and as needed based on data/clinical judgment
    • Develops compassionate and function-based behavior intervention plans and individualized, developmentally-sensitive treatment plans
    • Completes initial evaluations for potential patients
  • Provides training and supervision to Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) and Fieldwork students 
    • Completes RBT competency assessments and re-assessments
    • Responsible for continued competence and professional growth for RBTs, Fieldwork Students, and Trainers during weekly consultation (protocol modification) overlaps by using Behavioral Skills Training
    • Holds regular RBT POD meetings
    • Ensures supervision hours of RBTs meet the requirements of the BACB
  • Builds and maintains positive family/caregiver relationships throughout the lifecycle/course of treatment of the patient 
    • Completes regularly scheduled family guidance sessions
    • Identified touchpoints throughout the patient’s experience at Hopebridge to meet with the parent/caregiver to review progress and collaborate on individualized treatment plans and behavior plans.
    • Engages in coordination of care with the patient’s physicians, Hopebridge’s 360 Care team (Occupational and Speech Therapy), and other stakeholders
  • Provides regular structured BCBA mentorship sessions and supportive performance guidance 
    • Provides clinical oversight, consistent with Hopebridge quality standards and evidence-based practices to BCBAs within center by monitoring clinical program progress through defined quality audit processes
    • Supports clinical performance of BCBAs within center via procedural integrity documentation, provide feedback and necessary training, and communicate concerns to Regional BCBA, Center Manager, and Regional Center Manager as appropriate
    • Implements the Hopebridge BCBA Mentorship and Training curriculum with integrity
    • Delivers balanced corrective and development feedback to BCBAs
    • Uses Hopebridge reports to drive clinical performance 


  • Attention to Detail – the ability to see and pay attention to details; the ability to recognize the component parts of a procedure or object, and to verify the correctness or error in an individual part or procedure
  • Attitude Toward Others – maintaining a positive, open, and objective attitude toward others
  • Emotional Control – the ability to maintain a rational and objective demeanor when faced with stressful or emotional situations; a measure of self-composure in a difficult situation and the ability to act objectively, rather than impulsively or emotionally
  • Enjoyment of the Job – the feeling that one’s job is both fulfilling and rewarding and that it has a positive and useful benefit.
  • Flexibility – the ability to readily modify, respond to, and integrate change with minimal personal resistance
  • Handling Stress – the ability to balance and defuse inner tensions and stresses; the ability to appropriately separate yourself from stressful situations and maintain your own sense of inner peace.
  • Developing Others – develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods
  • Communication – excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-Awareness and Leadership – demonstrated awareness of personal leadership skills and relationship management

Supervisory Responsibility
Provides supervision, guidance, and mentorship to BCBAs and BCaBAs within assigned center in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Provide feedback and supervision to RBTs and Fieldwork students, ensuring clinical competence and demonstrated performance of

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


Required Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education, Psychology or closely related field.
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in good standing with the BACB
  • At least two years certification with the BACB as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Experience with skills assessments and curricula (e.g., VB-MAPP, ABLLS-R, EFL, AFLS, PEAK), required
  • Substantial experience with behavioral assessments (e.g., Practical Functional Assessments)
  • Strong background in behavior reduction program development and oversight 
  • Meets the BACB qualifications to supervise BCaBAs, those pursuing certification, and RBTs
  • Demonstrates ability to supervise, provide leadership coaching and train advance-skilled BCBAs effectively
  • Responsibility to manage and communicate with leaders and executive-level staff
  • Ability to instruct and coach peers on the principles and ethics of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to professionals and non-professionals

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience providing supervision to BCBA
  • Experience with both Medicaid and private-insurance patients preferred
  • Experience with Practical Functional Assessment and Skill-based treatment

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Type: Full Time (Salaried)
Job ID: 126516