BCBA Program Supervisor


Job Description:

A BCBA Program Supervisor provides supervision and training to employees of Coyne & Associates (C&A), school districts, and social service agencies.  The BCBA Supervisor provides direct 1:1 services to children enrolled in the C&A Program and provides training to parents.  The BCBA Supervisor observes, monitors, and provides feedback to those providing in-home and school-based services.  The BCBA Supervisor conducts educational and behavioral assessments, monitors the progress of children served, and makes recommendations about changes in the curriculum necessary to meet the children’s needs.  The BCBA Supervisor assists in the development and acquisition of instructional materials, helps develop educational and/or treatment plan goals and objectives, and writes technical reports. The BCBA supervises fieldwork of BCBAs-in-training. The BCBA reports to the Regional Director.



  • Drives to a child’s home or school, observes staff (or parents) working with the child, reviews the child’s treatment plan and the procedures designed to monitor the child’s progress, and makes adjustments to the program as required according to the child’s needs.
  • Provides direct service to children and their families.  The service may occur at home, in the community, or in a school environment.  Establishes a lesson plan for each session, reviews and analyzes data as required, tracks each child’s progress, supplies, maintains and organizes instructional materials, and develops and maintains each child’s data book.  Also provides parent training and assists parents with the design and implementation of programs in the home.
  • Collaborates within a three-tiered service delivery model for medical/governmental insurance cases by providing clinical direction to Supervisor III co-workers.
  • May be assigned to train ECIs, teachers or instructional aides in school settings.
  • May be assigned to provide supervised fieldwork to BCBAs-in-training in accordance with the BACB Experience Standards.
  • Supervises Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs).
  • May assist in the development of a student’s Individual Education Program (IEP), attend IEP meetings, and may have other duties as assigned as related to a child’s school program.
  • Completes educational and/or behavioral assessments and designs individualized treatment plans.  May be required to do the following: write reports that include a functional behavioral assessment (FBA), develop specific goals and objectives, train and monitor staff implementation of targeted goals and objectives, and make revisions to the plan as needed.
  • Supervises medical/governmental insurance cases and follows service provision guidelines.
  • Works accurately and independently to meet deadlines; completes and submits paperwork and consents in accordance with established timelines; enters schedule and renders timesheets into the database in accordance with established timelines; collects and completes timesheets; other administrative duties as assigned.
  • Assists the Regional Director in maintaining current and accurate authorizations for assigned cases.
  • Organizes administrative time efficiently and productively with respect to office visits and assigned administrative blocks.  Clinical meetings and administrative duties require 2-4 visits to the office per month depending on caseloads and scheduled meetings.
  • Provides direct 1:1 instruction to children as assigned based on the needs of the company and the children’s program.  This duty can be a regular and necessary part of the BCBA Supervisor responsibilities.



The BCBA Supervisor is responsible for the oversight of children’s in-home programs and sessions, which are typically scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Supervisor meetings typically are scheduled once a month for 2.5 hours, and attendance is mandatory. Occasionally, the BCBA Supervisor is expected to be available for IEP meetings, parent meetings, parent workshops, or agency meetings that may require the BCBA Supervisor to work in the early mornings or evenings (before or after regular business hours).



  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Child Development, Special Education, Education, or related field is required.
  • Current certification by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in good standing is required.
  • Completes the competency based-training covering the BACB’s Supervisor Training Curriculum Outline; passes an online, competency-based training module on BACB experience standards available through the BACB Gateway; and completes 3 hours of continuing education related to supervision during each certification cycle.
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in a supervisory-level position with C&A or another ABA Program that serves children with autism or other developmental delays is preferred.
  • Demonstrates ability to work well with others, supervise staff, and communicate well with others.
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently in meeting deadlines, organizing time and completing assignments to a high degree of accuracy. These are essential skills since the individual must work in the field with minimum oversight from his/her supervisors.
  • Must be able to efficiently monitor billable hours and maintain pre-established billable hour productivity targets. Must accurately and independently enter billable hours into the database according to consumer contracts and company policies.
  • Demonstrates technical writing skills and ability to write reports to the standards of various funding sources (e.g., Regional Center, school districts, medical/governmental insurance).
  • Demonstrates excellent leadership skills and professional conduct.




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