BCBA, BCaBA, and Behavior Therapist Practicums

CTF ILLINOIS is looking for students or individuals looking for supervision to become a BCBA, BCaBA, or Behavior Therapist. You will have the opportunity to write and maintain individual behavior programs based upon the individual’s needs and the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis for adults with Intellectual Disabilities.  


REQUIREMENTS FOR BCBA/BCaBA:

  • Must have started (or plan to begin by first day of hire) coursework for the BCBA and/or BCaBA credential.
  • Must have completed (or plan to complete by first day of hire) the Supervision Module on the BACB website.
  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times when working with other CTF staff and clients or families.
  • Commit to and follow a weekly schedule with each assigned individual on caseload. 
  • Appropriately documenting all times services were completed.
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 10 hours per week with maximum of 30 hours per week. 
  • Some travel required among all locations.

REQUIREMENTS FOR LEVEL 2 BEHAVIOR THERAPIST:

  • Must have a bachelor’s degrees in a human service field and be working towards obtaining 1,500 hours of coursework, training and/or supervised professional experience in the application of behavior analysis.
  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times when working with other CTF staff and clients or families.
  • Commit to and follow a weekly schedule with each assigned individual on caseload. 
  • Must work a minimum of 15 hours per week. 
  • Some travel required among all locations.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Provide direct services to CTF individuals by providing behavior interventions. Services will be delivered in the individual’s home or onsite at their day program.
  • Collect data, prepare materials, and train DSP staff as directed by the BCBA.
  • Attend all team meetings and trainings and complete all necessary paperwork.

  • Provide positive and constructive feedback to DSP staff regarding implementation of proactive and intervention strategies.

  • Develop individual behavioral treatment plans.

  • Prepare training materials for client programs.

  • Update and maintain data collection systems and disseminate information to team members.

  • Monitor all behavior intervention plans for individuals on caseload on an ongoing basis.

  • Complete one of three levels of functional assessments in order to determine function of behaviors prior to writing behavior support plans for individuals on caseload:

    • Level 1: informal assessment utilizing questionnaires and interviews of direst staff and clinical staff

    • Level 2: descriptive assessment utilizing observation of individual across varies times of day and across time

    • Level 3: analogue/experimental assessment presenting antecedent stimuli and consequences

BCBA SUPERVISOR WILL:

  • Provide competent and appropriate supervision as outlined in the BCBA standards.
  • Provide constructive feedback on Supervisee’s performance.
  • Establish and adhere to a schedule of bi monthly supervision.
  • Supervisor will be competent in providing services to adults with various disabilities and intervention strategies related.

For more information on these practicum opportunities, please contact Jillian O'Sullivan at (708)305-4494 or jillianosullivan@ctfillinois.org