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Clinical Leader

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Nashoba Learning Group Billerica - Billerica, MA
$60,000.00 - $70,000.00 Salary

Clinical Leader

Job Summary:

The Clinical Leader is responsible for coordinating, implementing, and monitoring the members programming and behavior plans utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  Program hours are M-F, 8:30AM-4PM. The Clinical Leader either holds a BCBA or is pursuing a BCBA by being enrolled in an accredited ABA Master’s program. It is preferred that they have minimum of two years of supervisory experience.



Reporting and Duties:

  1. The Clinical Leader/ BCBA will be responsible for a group of 8-12 members and 4-8 staff members. 
  2. The Clinical Leader/ BCBA will create and supervise implementation of member programming and behavior plans.
  3. The Clinical Leader/ BCBA is responsible for the daily oversight and ongoing supervision of the staff in their group.  They will be responsible for mentoring and evaluating assigned Team Instructors and a Team Coordinator. This includes completing their development checklist, performance evaluations, and providing ongoing feedback.
  4. Takes ownership of staff developmental process by introducing tasks to staff at an appropriate pace. Provides ongoing feedback and modifies training expectations as appropriate.
  5. The Clinical Leader/ BCBA reports to the Program Director for administrative and/or behavioral issues.
  6. Develops DHSP & ISP objectives for members based on assessment results. Is able to develop programs based on those objectives and follows progress to implement next steps.
  7. The Clinical leader/ BCBA should have excellent time-management & process management skills. They should be able to meet assigned deadlines that meet the regulatory requirements for their caseloads.
  8. Can be the lead communicator for all meetings related to a member on their caseload. Meetings could include the member’s annual ISP, quarterly progress meeting, specialist meetings, team meetings, Behavior Council, Peer Review Committee, or any other necessary clinical or parent meeting.
  9. Monitors data collection and reviews data on all programming and behavioral objectives monthly for assigned cases.
  10. Can maintain neutrality during problem behavior with a member. Is able to manage a crisis-type situation by assessing the environment, determining the problem, providing guidance/suggestions/oversight based on clinical need, monitoring the de-escalation and completing any relevant debriefing following the situation. The Clinical Leader should be able to make independent decisions based on safety, dignity, data, current procedures, and so on and should be able to communicate the need for additional support when necessary.
  11. Ensures that comprehensive quarterly progress reports are prepared and disseminated in a timely fashion (by the 20th of each month).
  12. Provide BCBA Supervision to RBT certified staff
  13. Works directly with the Behaviorist/Supervising Clinician/Program Director to transition new members into the Program as added to their caseload. This includes but is not limited to being able to contribute in transition meetings, determine a transition plan, complete intake assessments, determine the behavior plan/objectives, acclimate the new member to the Program/new ratio and complete staff training.
  14. Initiates the completion of assessments (functional assessments, other experimental assessments, curriculum assessments, vocational and life skills as it applies to each member) for members of their caseload as needed.
  15. The Clinical Leader/ BCBA may also provide direct on-the-schedule support to members as required in the facilitation of staff training, staff scheduled and unscheduled time out, or staffing shortages.   
  16. Ensures the safety and wellbeing of the members in the program and in the community.
  17. Ensures that members we support are treated with dignity and respect in accordance with NLG’s Human Rights Policy.
  18. Performing all duties in accordance with the agency’s policies and procedures.


Please note:  The essential functions listed in this section are not limited only to the task listed and may include other duties as assigned.


Educational Experience:


  1. The Clinical Leader either holds a BCBA or is pursuing a BCBA by being enrolled in an accredited ABA Master’s program. It is preferred that they have minimum of two years of supervisory experience.
  2. Once a BCBA is obtained, they will become a BCBA Supervisor through completion of the 8 hour supervision training requirement in order to provide supervision to RBTs.
  3. Demonstrate strong oral and written skills (English proficiency) with members, families, funding sources, consultants, the community at large, program and administrative team.
  4. Demonstrate strong time-management skills and process-management skills
  5. Demonstrate an ability to work as a team and perform job duties with minimal supervisory intervention.





    • At least two references that will attest to the staffs  interpersonal skills, energy, work ethic, their ability to work on a team, leadership skills, integrity, ability to multitask, ability to accept and learn from feedback.
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
    • Attend trainings as assigned; maintain necessary certifications (CPR, First Aid, SOLVE, monthly trainings) 
      • Classes to obtain these qualifications will be provided by NLG. The SOLVE introduction course (16-20 hour) will be provided during Orientation and then a 1.5 hour refresher course will be held annually.
    • Passed a background and CORI check.
    • A driver’s license in good standing.
    • Thorough knowledge/understanding of Microsoft Office
  • Thorough knowledge of NLG’s policies and procedures
  • Thorough knowledge of NLG’s daily operations and guidelines


Physical Job Capabilities:


Physical Job Requirements of this job include:

  • Physically capable of keeping members safe and in close proximity at all times, particularly during outings
  • Safely implement crisis prevention techniques and restraining members 50 pounds up to and in excess of 125 pounds when necessary

Physical Movements Required for Safe Implementation of crisis prevention techniques:

  • Quick and abrupt movements of upper and lower body (moving quickly, brisk and vigorous use of hands and arms)
  • Rotating upper torso movements
  • Arm and hand movements to grasp, range of motion movement with upper body and arms
  • Balance
  • Lifting and lowering (bending at knees repeatedly)
  • Prolonged duration of exertion with both upper and lower body, being in one position for periods of time