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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Behavioral Consultant in Reading, Pennsylvania


Do you want to join a team with a strengths-based approach, emphasizing applied behavior analysis and positive behavior supports?

Interested in an organization that is focused on Servant Leadership?

If you answered YES, then consider joining the Devereux Center for Effective Schools team!

This is a 12-month position specializing in positive behavior support for students with emotional and behavioral disorders. This position is on assignment in the Reading School District within the elementary and secondary Emotional Support programs. The function of the behaviorist is to provide consultation and training to Emotional Support classroom staff, other educators, school administrators, and families related to applied behavior analysis.

Being a Behavioral Consultant with Devereux has its Advantages:

  • obtain supervision and coaching to get your BCBA

  • unsurpassed benefits

  • join an international team known for utilizing evidenced-based best practices in behavioral health

  • work life balance

Duties include:

Utilize your applied behavior analysis skills, experience with functional behavior assessments and positive behavior support plans to:

  • Provide consultation to coordinate and enhance individualized, group-based, classwide, and program-wide practices;

  • Develop and lead individual and group trainings for adult (staff, family) learners;

  • Contribute to Emotional Support program development and evaluation initiatives;

  • Conduct and support functional behavioral assessments and develop positive behavior support plans;

  • Ensure fidelity of implementation of behavior plans and serve as a collaborative partner with school and agency personnel.

  • Provide services and documents that are (a) compliant with federal, state, and local regulations for school-based services and (b) rooted in best practices within applied behavior analysis and special education.

You may also provide supervision to educational staff training in applied behavior analysis and will report to the Consulting and Research Psychologists from the Devereux Center for Effective Schools on assignment in the Reading School District, under the supervision of the Director of the Devereux Center for Effective Schools.

The Center for Effective Schools (CES) is a non-profit research and training center dedicated to building the capacity of schools and other child-serving institutions to better serve children and adolescents with, and at risk for developing, emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). This mission is accomplished through training, consultation and applied research. The CES is a division of Devereux’s Institute of Clinical and Professional Training and Research. Established in 1999, the CES is located in King of Prussia, PA, just outside of Philadelphia. From its inception, the primary focus of the organization was and continues to be addressing the needs of children with and at risk for EBD and their families by promoting effective practices, informed by scientific evidence, to improve lives. Learn more

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Keywords: Behavior Analyst, BCBA, Clinical, Education, Special Education, Psychology, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, emotional disorders, behavioral disorders, supervision, clinician, therapist, BSC


  • Master’s degree in education, psychology, or related field required.

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential or enrollment/interest in a graduate program leading to a BCBA.

  • Prior experience working with students with emotional and behavioral disorders.

  • Prior experience conducting functional behavior assessments and developing positive behavior support plans.

Posted Date 1 month ago (9/20/2021 3:36 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-20042

Category Clinical

Position Type Full-Time