Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

Clinical Services · Carbondale, Colorado
Department Clinical Services
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $60-70K DOE

Destination Ascendigo: Ascendigo's mission is to elevate the spectrum by empowering people, inspiring lives and shattering expectations. We apply this mission to both the people we serve, such as our participants and clients, and the people we work with, such as our co-workers and other stakeholders.

Ascendigo is a nonprofit organization that enhances the lives of children and adults living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through therapeutic recreation, employment, community integration, education and an array of behavioral health services. We are headquartered in Carbondale, CO. Currently, Ascendigo employs more than  full- and part-time year-round staff members and approximately 30 additional employees during our seasonal summer camp programming. 

The Ascendigo Promise to our employees is to provide meaning and purpose in the work we do and a culture of R.E.S.P.E.C.T. We support high performance through thoughtful on-boarding and training, and acting with integrity. We offer 360 degree compensation with a path to financial security, personal well-being and fulfillment, and housing assistance.

Job Summary: The Life Enrichment BCBA will be responsible for providing continuous training, supervision, and consultation to support the adults in Ascendigo’s Life Enrichment program.

Essential Job Functions:

- Effectively train staff and caregivers across multiple natural settings, using our train-the-trainer model.
- Work with each client’s team during the intake and onboarding process, to develop meaningful goals and targets, and to assess behavior.
- Develop treatment plans including skills acquisition and behavior reduction plans.
- Develop methods for data collection for each target.

- Train behavioral team in protocols and other procedures targeting treatment plan skills and objectives.
- Support each client’s team with management of challenging behaviors in natural settings.
- Provide regular supervision and consultation on all aspects of services.

- Use data to facilitate team meetings, and continually evaluate progress on the case, staff competency, and client care.

- Ensure contracts and billable hours are completed in accordance with funding sources and designated amounts.


• Candidates must have experience working with, training, and supervising groups and/or teams, and managing challenging, unsafe behaviors in natural settings.
• A Master’s degree with a certification in Behavior Analysis is required.
• Consultation experience preferred.
• Strong leadership and teaching skills.
• In-depth knowledge of Behavior Analysis in natural settings.
• Working knowledge of state regulations pertaining to support for individuals with IDD.
• Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense, and good listening ability.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to work independently, set priorities, delegate, and meet deadlines.

• Ability to periodically work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and extended hours.

Personal Characteristics: should be committed and passionate about the Ascendigo mission of holistic, active, community-based, independent, and person-centered life. Believe in the dignity and potential of our clients. Support a culture of R.E.S.P.E.C.T.:

R – Recognize the inherent worth of your coworkers.
E – Eliminate derogatory words and phrases.
S – Speak with people – not at them – or about them.
P – Protect the culture of your organization – report and support!
E – Empathize – consider what it is like in others’ situations.
C – Consider your impact on others before speaking and apologize when you make a mistake.
T – Treat everyone with integrity, dignity and respect.

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  • Location
    Carbondale, Colorado
  • Department
    Clinical Services
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $60-70K DOE