Behavior Analyst

Rochester, NY


The Behavior Analyst is responsible for implementing Applied Behavior Analytic services across outpatient and community settings associated with the medical center. Services may be provided in the context of clinical service, research, consultation, or education. This role involves the delivery of outpatient and potentially inpatient ABA services. This role involves services delivery for patients across the life course; the primary population is children and adolescents, with potential of providing adult services. The behavior analyst will train URMC and community-based staff, and caregivers on all interventions. There is also the opportunity for the behavior analysts to supervise field work and practicum placement students from the Warner School of Education Applied Behavior Analysis graduate program. The Behavior Analyst conduct is at all times in accordance with the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) Code of Ethical Conduct and the New York State Education Requirements for Licensed Behavior Analysts.


  • Performs complex psychosocial assessments, functional behavioral assessments, functional analyses, and skill assessments in collaboration with staff, individuals and their families to achieve positive outcomes and improved quality of life. Develops function-based behavioral interventions, training models and teaching programs. This includes but is not limited to instructional strategies and behavior reduction strategies, safety plans, and transitions plans. Coordinates training with individuals, family and staff (may include peer supervision and consultation) in areas including but not limited to milieu, home foster home, educational, medical, clinic and community settings. Assesses successful completion of behavior and/or training plans and terminates participation accordingly. Coordinates with Primary Care Physicians, school teams, and community agencies to ensure continuity of care.

  • Develops, maintains and updates behavior and/or training plans in compliance with Program, Department and Hospital regulations. As necessary, meets minimum target for clinical productivity set by service director.

  • Acts as primary contact for behavior and/or teaching plans. Collaborates with referral sources and other professionals both internal and external throughout implementation of behavior plans.

  • Establishes and regularly maintains cooperative working relationships with schools, community and health care agencies, as well as professional and administrative staff of the Medical Center and University. May serve on agency and community committees.

  • Contribute to DBP-related community requests and programs related to disseminating and providing training around behavioral supports and services including:

  1. Develop and deliver educational presentations to agencies, school districts, community groups that include behavioral strategies and systemic approaches to supporting behavior

  2. Provide ongoing technical assistance around behavioral supports for agencies, school districts, community groups

  3. Develop toolkits and other materials on behavioral supports for individuals with ASD that can be disseminated throughout the hospital and available to community members

Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in applied behavior analysis, psychology, education or related field required

  • At least 3 years’ experience working with individuals with autism and related disorders or developmental disabilities with comorbid mental health needs across community, school, or other clinical settings required.

  • Ability to work effectively with key stakeholders across a number of different hospital and community settings. Flexible in approach and appreciates the demands of a fast-paced, constantly evolving practice. Can work with individuals with varying levels of need and complexity. Comfortable working with pilot and novel programs to create new opportunities for integrated service models. Must demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion preferred.

  • NYS Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) licensure or limited permit required. OR ability to obtain licensure within 6/12 months required.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $27.69 - $38.75 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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