PBS Clinician

Job Description:

            The PBS Clinician, is responsible for developing, monitoring, and analyzing behavioral data and will provide positive behavior support (PBS) services, maintain individual related communication with all program staff; train program staff in the implementation of behavior treatment plans and protocols.  In addition, the PBS Clinician will lead and serve on the PBS Leadership Team. 


  • Conduct formal observations of participants to collect baseline and other forms of data for assessment purposes; Completes behavioral assessments and summarizes findings. 
  • Design and implementation of Positive Behavioral Support Plans (PBSP).
  • Monitor behavioral data on assigned participants.  Make recommendations to program design and delivery to improve participant’s behavioral challenges.
  • Revise the PBSP as needed.
  • Collect and analyze data for assessment and progress reports.
  • Train program staff in how to implement PBSP and protocols.
  • Develop and assist program staff in implementation with behavioral strategies and crisis intervention plans and protocols.
  • Develop and conduct in-service activities regarding techniques for decreasing behavioral issues and increasing positive social skills.
  • Assists in the development of data collection systems utilized to record participants progress and completes accurate data documentation as required to record the progress of participants in reaching their goals and objectives.
  • Participate and assist in the intake process for new referrals, gathering clinical information and direct observation to determine if Community Based Day Services are appropriate.
  • Attend and contribute to ISP and other meetings and periodic progress reviews.
  • Accomplish all other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:  A PBS Clinician must:

1. be currently licensed in Massachusetts in accordance with applicable law as one of the following:

  1. a psychologist;
  2. an independent clinical social worker;
  3. an applied behavior analyst;
  4. a master’s or doctorate level speech pathologist;
  5. a physician;
  6. a master’s or doctorate level teacher with a certification in special education; or
  7. a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC); or
  8. be a doctorate level special education teacher actively teaching the topics of positive behavior support or applied behavior analysis at the college or university level;

2. have at least three years of training, including post graduate class work or formal training, and/or experience in function based behavioral assessment and treatment; and

3. have at least three years of clinical experience in the treatment of individuals with developmental disabilities.

Candidate must also have an acceptable CORI (criminal record assessment) and must have a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record upon hire and annually. Medication Administration Program (MAP) is preferred, but not required. Lastly, proficiency with Microsoft Office is required.

Supervision Given:  Not applicable.

Supervision Received:  The incumbent is supervised directly by the President/CEO.