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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3028544
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: July 31, 2019

Job Description

Position Description



POSITION TITLE: Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)


FLSA: Exempt


QUALIFICATIONS: BCBA certification required. Candidate must hold a Master’s Degree 


REPORTS TO: Director Of Special Education


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 215 Day employment with benefits as specified in employee contract.


BEGINNING: July, 2019


**A $2,000 Experience Stipend will be issued for NEW HIRES starting in August, 2019 with three or more years of verified experience in this field. This stipend will be issued one time, at the end of the completed semester for the 2019-2020 school year.**



  • Expertise in the field and knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, and

    other challenging behaviors.

  • Experience working in public schools, Preschool – age 21 preferred.

  • Knowledge of ABA therapy.  

  • Knowledge of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is preferred.

  • Provides behavior analytic services to support special education staff, general education teachers and administrators in the provision of behavioral supports and services designed to assist students in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).
  • Conducts assessments and develops plans that conform to IDEA, Arkansas law and regulations, as well as other applicable statutes and regulations. 
  • Provides district-wide support and training regarding behavior intervention techniques to certified staff, para professionals, and administrators.

  • Design, develop and implement, with appropriate district approvals, management and/or behavioral


  • Participate on behavior teams providing support and management for the implementation of behavior plans.

  • Maintain appropriate records, assist, and provide guidance for teachers and other staff in the implementation for behavioral interventions. 

  • Provide coaching and professional development to staff on behavior interventions and supports. 

  • Participate in Planning and Placement Team meetings on an as-needed basis. 

  • Confer with general education classroom teachers, along with special education teachers and administrators regarding students with various disabilities and behavioral challenges. 

  • Provide consultation to district Special Education team for building-by-building safety plans, Tier III behavior intervention plans and other supports. 

  • Train staff and/or family members directly on implementation of behavior support plans. 

  • Assist with maintaining student behavioral data. 

  • Consult and/or conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments to inform the development of Individualized FBA/BIP/Positive Behavior Support plans. 

  • Conduct evaluations for purposes of identification or reevaluation of special education services in conjunction with other evaluations (as needed). 

  • Assist with developing and providing staff training and preparation for working effectively with students with a various exceptionalities as well as those students with other behavioral disorders.


  • Maintain emotional control under stress.
  • Abide by state statutes, school board policies and regulations.
  • Attend meetings and performs duties as assigned by administrators or supervisors.
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Maintain accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulation.
  • Serve on committees as assigned.
  • Must have the ability to lift at least 40 pounds occasionally.
  • Ability to endure prolonged standing, walking, sitting, occasional reaching above the head or the shoulders, bending, squatting and kneeling.

See Certified Staff Salary Schedule

For our salary schedule, click this link to visit our district website. 

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category: Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Fort Smith Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Contact Information

    • Martin Mahan, Executive Director of Human Resources
    • 3205 Jenny Lind
    • Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901
    • Phone: 479-785-2501
    • Fax: 479-784-8108
    • Email: click here

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