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Group Mentor, Intensive Practicum- BehaviorAnalysisSimmons
Simmons University

Date Posted Oct. 7, 2019
Title Group Mentor, Intensive Practicum- BehaviorAnalysisSimmons
University Simmons University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Administrative
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Psychology - Behavior Analysis

Group Mentors provide small group 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 virtually (e.g. video conferencing) for at least 1.5 hours per session. Mentors are responsible for observing their student weekly (via video observation), and assessing student performance during observations and demonstrations within sessions.

Weekly group sessions include providing supervision for students completing Intensive Practicum. Group meetings include case conceptualization, role play and focused discussion/review of the BACB 4th edition task list.

The Group Mentor provides feedback and information regarding the student's performance, and monitors the student's progress throughout the semester, which includes clinical projects. 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. 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.

  • 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, Group 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 assigned students in a small group 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.
  • The 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 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.

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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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