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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Board Certified Behavior Analyst- STAIRS in West Chester, Pennsylvania


Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity working with children with special needs in a school setting? Do you want to join a multi-disciplinary team with a strengths-based approach, emphasizing applied behavior analysis and positive behavior supports?

If you answered YES to either of these questions, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!

Being a Clinician at Devereux STAIRS has the following advantages for professionals dedicated to ABA:

You will have an opportunity to work with a highly skilled interdisciplinary team utilizing principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to provide intensive treatment to children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, complex behavioral challenges, and functional communication needs.

What some of your responsibilities will be:

  • Working in the treatment, community, and home settings with the families of individuals to provide behavioral parent training to promote successful discharge home.

  • Provide training, consultation, and performance feedback to direct care staff.

  • Serves as an Autism Coach within the Devereux PBIS-Autism model.

  • Coordinates clinical services with the interdisciplinary team using data based decision making.

  • Attends treatment team and inter-agency meetings.

  • Documents service delivery as required by funders and regulations.

  • Provides supervision as needed to STAIRS staff members pursuing RBT, BCBA, or other relevant clinical certification or practicum experience.

STAIRS offers:

  • Extremely small caseloads that allow for daily, intensive clinical service delivery

  • Opportunity to provide effective continuity of care by delivering services across the treatment, educational, home, and community settings

  • Treatment team dedicated exclusively to evidence based practice and data based progress monitoring

  • Significant resources to accomplish meaningful progress through 1:1 staffing ratios, weekly ABA trainings, weekly interdisciplinary team collaboration and intervention updates, and in-home services

  • Opportunity to further develop consultation skills with family members and support staff

  • Opportunity to develop supervisory skills with RBTs, practicum students, and staff pursuing their BCBA

  • Opportunities for supervision exist for those working toward becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst or licensed Psychologist

  • Support for conducting and presenting applied research; support for continuing education and ongoing professional development

  • A stable, national, non-profit that offers a strong support system and is forward-thinking in their clinical practice and research.

  • An organization that cares about the people we serve.

  • ASCEND- Career Accelerator Program

  • BENEFIT ELIGIBILITY AFTER 30 DAYS OF EMPLOYMENT (1st day of the 1st pay period after 30 days).

  • $2,000 SIGN ON BONUS

The Short Term Autism Intensive Residential Services (STAIRS) program provides intensive ABA treatment to individuals with severe behavioral challenges and significant functional communication needs within a neurobehavioral model. The primary goal is to decrease challenging behaviors and increase socially appropriate functionally equivalent responses that improve the individuals’ safety and quality of life while also supporting families in generalization and maintenance of treatment gains across all settings.

Devereux Pennsylvania Children’s Services (DPACS) serves children, adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral, emotional and psychiatric challenges and disorders. Located in West Chester and Malvern Pennsylvania, services provided include psychiatric residential treatment (PRTF), residential treatment (RTF), acute inpatient psychiatric hospital (AIP), assessment services, community-based mental health services, community-based employment training and social skills training, and approved private school educational services to male and female children and adolescents (6-21 years of age) with diagnoses of intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, concomitant psychiatric and behavioral challenges often associated with experiencing some level of trauma in their lives.

Keywords: bcba, behavior analyst, psychology, behavior analysis, asd, autism, behavioral health, human services, special education, BSC, LBS, DPACS


EDUCATION: Masters or Doctorate in psychology, applied behavior analysis, or related human services field.

EXPERIENCE: Clinical experience in functional behavior assessment, applied behavior analysis, and evidenced-based treatment practices for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder is required. Experience with functional communication training and/or PECS is required. BCBA preferred. Experience developing positive behavior intervention plans for individuals with severe behaviors preferred. Flexible schedule with some early evening hours required. BCBA supervision and post-doctoral supervision for psychology licensure is available.

Devereux is committed to the health and safety of our staff. All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of communicable disease prevention including COVID-19.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) COVID-19 vaccine mandate requires staff without an approved medical or religious exemption to be fully vaccinated to be employed in this program. If you are fully vaccinated, you will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exemption prior to starting.

Devereux requires all individuals interviewing for a position involving contact with children to complete The Diana Screen, a screening that assesses a candidate’s understanding of appropriate boundaries between adults and children

Devereux has a zero-tolerance policy for abuse and maintains policies and procedures to systematically reduce the risk of abuse to occur in our organization. Devereux fosters a culture of reporting abuse, and will cooperate with the authorities to the fullest extent possible.

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (5/25/2023 11:43 AM)

Requisition ID 2023-30882

Category Clinical

Position Type Full-Time

Remote No

The employment policies of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.