Part-Time Board-Certified Behavioral Analyst

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2023


BSD PED - Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

About the Department

The Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics strives to become a Center of Excellence in the complex diagnosis and management for diverse disabilities with origin in childhood, which include children with motor, communicative, sensory, developmental, genetic, neurological, learning, behavior, and feeding disorders. The Section plays important roles in supporting children who are survivors of neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care critical illness. As coordinated family-centered population health care is the transforming principle for future health financing initiatives, the Section is uniquely positioned to address care coordination, management pathways, and collaboration with community providers to advance both the quality and value of efforts to improve outcomes for vulnerable child disability populations with a spectrum of developmental and behavioral disorders.

Job Summary

The Board-Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) provides professional clinical and research support for patient-centered behavioral healthcare and research in the Department of Pediatrics’ Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Assist individuals and groups in a clinical setting.

The job supports the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program, an eight-week outpatient program, Jumpstarting to Independence, for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their parents at the University of Chicago. The Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will work directly with patients with autism spectrum disorder to provide behavioral support for both the APA program and the section as a whole.

This at-will position is wholly or partially funded by contractual grant funding which is renewed under provisions set by the grantor of the contract. Employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these grant funds and satisfactory job performance.

Eligible for hybrid work based on business needs and the demands of specific tasks. Working from the office is encouraged for tasks that require a high degree of collaboration.


  • Meeting with patients and their families to observe and assess behavior challenges.

  • Creating a safe and inclusive environment for patients and their families.

  • Setting realistic goals and objectives for patients and their families according to their observations.

  • Developing individualized plans for patients and their families to improve behaviors, adaptive skills, and communications.

  • Maintain thorough notes of patient progress in the electronic medical record.

  • Developing clinical and research protocols.

  • Contributing to grant applications for program sustainability.

  • Learning about new techniques, methods, and findings within the ABA field.

  • Instructing others in the program and section as needed.

  • Interprets client treatment plans based on research, clinical experience, and client histories.

  • Has a solid understanding on counseling with an emphasis on prevention.

  • Analyzes effectiveness of counseling or treatments and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, modifying plans or diagnoses as necessary.

  • Interprets treatment activities or approaches as needed to comply with changes in clients' status.

  • Perform other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.



Preferred Qualifications


  • Advanced degree from an accredited medical program.


  • Experience working directly with patients in a clinical setting (either home or center-based ABA); specifically with patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Behavioral Analysist Board Certification or a higher-level medical degree.

Preferred Competencies

  • Demonstrated clinical competency.

  • Ability to conduct behavioral observation and assessments.

  • Work effectively under pressure.

  • Use independent judgment.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate communication among various levels of practitioners.

  • Ability to interview and obtain medical information.

Working Conditions

  • Clinical setting.

  • Office Setting.

  • Eligible for hybrid work based on business needs and the demands of specific tasks. Working from the office is encouraged for tasks that require a high degree of collaboration.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Job Family

Healthcare & Medical Services

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


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