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Individual Mentor, Intensive Practicum- BehaviorAnalysisSimmons
Simmons University

Date Posted Mar. 9, 2020
Title Individual Mentor, Intensive Practicum- BehaviorAnalysisSimmons
University Simmons University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Administration
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Psychology - Behavior Analysis

Individual Mentors provide one-on-one supervision to masters-level students within the Department of Behavior Analysis at Simmons University who are pursuing eligibility to take the Board Certification Exam administered by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB). Supervision occurs either virtually (e.g. video conferencing) or at a mutually convenient professional location weekly for at least 1.5 hours per session. Individual Mentors are responsible for observing their student weekly (either in person or via video observation), and assessing student performance during observations and demonstrations within sessions.

The Individual Mentor provides feedback and information regarding the student's performance, and monitors the student's progress throughout the semester. Individual Mentors are required to collect data on student performance, provide specific written and oral feedback in session, and identify whether the student is making sufficient progress demonstrating and acquiring skills outlined on the BACB 4th edition Task List, and semester syllabus. Individual Mentors must also complete specific paperwork weekly and at the end of the semester related to their student's progress and the supervisory experience. The online term requires 14 consecutive weeks of supervision.

  • Individual Mentors must have a master's degree in behavior analysis (or closely related field, e.g. Education, Psychology), be a current Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in good standing, and must meet the BACB standards for supervision.
  • Once hired, Individual Supervisors must adhere to the following standards and guidelines to provide supervision and remain in good standing with the Department ofBehavior Analysis:
  • Successfully complete the Simmons University supervision training.
  • Maintain BACB and Simmons University standards for supervision.
  • Meet with each assigned student at least once weekly for 14 weeks of the semester, according to the semester schedule.
  • Follow the Simmons University Mentoring and Supervision guidelines and syllabus.
  • Complete all weekly paperwork to document supervision.
  • Complete the end of the semester paperwork.
  • Attend mentoring meetings.
  • Assist in administering oral exams at least once every two semesters.

Mentoring Application Process

The following items must be submitted in the Resume/CV section on the 'My Experience' page of your application:
  • Current Curriculum Vitae.
  • A brief statement regarding the applicant's interest in supervision and any previous related experience.
  • Contact information for two references
  • Proof of completion of the 8-Hour Supervision Training (a screen shot of the BCBA portal indicating the date the training was complete will suffice as proof).
  • Proof of completion of 3 CEs related to supervision (if 8-Hour training was completed before 1/1/15; a screen shot of the BCBA portal indicating the date the training was complete will suffice as proof).
  • The geographic range within which the applicant is willing to provide supervision.
  • The hours and days the applicant is available to provide supervision.
  • If applicable, the names of any Simmons University students who have requested the applicant serve as their Individual Mentor.

As a University committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

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Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

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