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Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Clinical | Reston, VA | Full Time and Part Time

Job Description

About Us: At Optimal Beginnings, we believe that starting something new is a part of life. Every day people encounter new opportunities, people, ideas, and situations. In embracing those moments, we develop the behaviors that make it possible for us to live in this world. Our goal is to empower children and young adults diagnosed with developmental delays so they can empower themselves; so they will grow to be independent individuals whose thoughts, opinions, and ideas are solicited, accepted, and valued. We partner with families that journey and we want you to join us in our completing mission. If you are passionate about the treatment of children and their families and want to learn from leaders in field of behavioral health, then OB is the place for you. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and an unlimited supply of professional development. Check us out at


Purpose of the Position: 
To provide supervision, staff training, some direct instruction to clients using individualized programs, curricula development and programming, parent coaching, new program development, research and data management. 


Title: Clinical Director (BCBA) 

Department: Clinical 

Responsible to: Regional Clinical Director 

Type: Part Time (eligible for Full Time after 90 days) 

Compensation: Salary based on experience. Other benefits include paid time off, paid holidays, cell phone reimbursement, medical insurance, tuition reimbursement, short and long-term disability, etc.  


  • Oversee client cases, including but not limited to, the following: 
    • Conduct intakes and behavioral assessments 
    • Write, implement, and maintain skill acquisition, behavior reduction programs, and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs), as well as discharge and transition plans using Central Reach, monitor and analyze data 
    • Review Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), attend IEP meetings, and consult with parents and teachers  
    • Provide direct 1:1 ABA service 
    • Develop and implement Parent Coaching and participate in meetings with caregivers 
  • Supervise ABA therapists, including but not limited to, the following:  
    • Supervise Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) and provide feedback using an empirically based protocol.  
    • Train RBTs and BCaBAs, and meet regularly with clinical teams to discuss client goals and progress 
  • Company-wide collaboration with other BCBAs in the areas of protocol and policy development 
  • Represent Optimal Beginnings at conferences through attendance, networking, and presentations (as needed) 
  • Develop and implement client goals for Social Skills Groups 


  • Must be a licensed BCBA 
  • Must be able to work between the hours of 9 AM to 7 PM, Monday-Friday (based on training needs or client needs) 
  • Must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel around your specified geographic region 


  • Experience/training with in-home Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorders preferred 
  • Experience in early intervention beneficial 
  • Experience working with typically developing children beneficial 
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Must be flexible, creative, and demonstrate strong organizational skills  
  • Must be highly motivated and self-directed  
  • Must possess leadership qualities 
  • Must be energetic and love working with children 
  • Must be willing to sit on the floor with children and physically be able to lift children if necessary 
  • Ability to use a variety of computer based programs including Microsoft Office