Board-Certified Behavioral Analyst, Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2023

The Board-Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) provides professional clinical and research support for patient-centered behavioral healthcare and research in the Department of Pediatrics’ Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Assist individuals and groups in a clinical setting.

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago is a dynamic and stimulating place to work. We strive for the highest level of complex care for children from diagnosis and treatment; provide outstanding education and training for students, postgraduate scholars, and physicians; and nurture the research of Department scholars who seek to elucidate the causes of pediatric disease and identify promising new therapies. In addition to our provision of clinical care at UChicago Medicine (UCM) Comer Children’s Hospital and at our regional sites, we are currently expanding our clinical care across Northern Illinois and Northwestern Indiana. In collaboration with our partners in the Chicagoland Children’s Health Alliance (CCHA; Advocate Children’s Hospital, and NorthShore University Health System). CCHA has responsibility for the care of almost 1 million children. The Department has 6 ambulatory sites and 3 inpatient sites of care across the region with the goal of providing care ‘close to home’ whenever feasible ( Our mission is to improve the health of every child entrusted to us, in an inclusive environment that is committed to family-centered care, clinical excellence, impactful scholarship, effective disease prevention, and advocacy for the appropriate care of every child. We are especially committed to the children on the South Side of Chicago and to altering the inequities in healthcare. The Department of Pediatrics has approximately 185 physicians, physician-scientists, and scientists in 15 sections that cover the range of pediatric care. Our education program serves the students at the College, the Pritzker School of Medicine (PSOM), 70 categorical pediatric residents, 6 child neurology residents, 58 fellows, and numerous graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. The Department has a staff of 220 advanced practice providers, administrators, research administrators, clinical research associates, and laboratory staff. The Department has an expanding portfolio of Federal, foundational, and Philanthropic awards, and is committed to doubling its research base in the next three years.

The Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics strives to become a Center of Excellence in developmental diagnosis, biomedical management, and family support for children with motor, communicative, sensory, developmental, genetic, neurological, learning and behavior disorders. The section provides care to children from a wide geographic region. Patients are seen at Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Woodlawn Social Services Center, and Easter Seals of DuPage and Fox Valley.

The job supports the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program, an eight-week outpatient program, Jumpstarting to Independence, for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their parents at the University of Chicago. The Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will work directly with patients with autism spectrum disorder to provide behavioral support for both the APA program and the section as a whole.

​​​After the probationary period of employment and orientation, and after the ABA program is established, this position will be eligible for an alternative work arrangement for the administrative 20% (one full day) time.

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