BCBA Clinical Apprentice

LittleStar ABA Therapy
 Carmel, IN

We deliver exceptional service by hiring extraordinary talent!

If you are pursuing your BCBA certification and seeking supervision hours, the Clinical Apprentice position could be the perfect fit for you!

About Us

LittleStar ABA Therapy works with children, teens, and young adults affected by autism. Operating as a non-profit organization, we use our resources to ensure quality services to our patients, and to invest in our staff and the autism community. Our clinical leadership consists of experts in the field of ABA, including three PhDs and a world-class advisory board. We have been improving the lives of individuals with autism for over 20 years!


The Clinical Apprentice (CA) is responsible for assisting an assigned Clinical BCBA with indirect supervision tasks for a case load of patients. This position prepares the supervisee to become a skilled BCBA.

Condition of Employment

  • Must successfully pass the initial and updated criminal history, background, and record checks, which includes driving history checks.
  • Must provide transportation to patients using your personal vehicle and travel to different locations within the surrounding area to provide therapy.
  • Must provide proof of automobile insurance with a minimum of $100,000 combined in property and medical liability prior to and during employment.
  • Must be up to date on vaccines and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccines prior to orientation. To be considered up to date on vaccinations, employees are required to provide proof of vaccination as either a one-injection vaccine or a two-injection series of vaccines, and booster shots, upon eligibility and when available.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and systematically monitor skill-acquisition and behavior reduction programs under the supervision of a Clinical BCBA
  • Write monthly goals for patients as directed by the Clinical BCBA; create, prepare, and update acquisition program materials for patients
  • Assist with the implementation of an assigned patients behavior deceleration plan, as needed
  • Analyze and summarize results of assessments and graph results/data regularly; create and update data sheets and electronic data collection system
  • Write 6-month progress reports with supervision and guidance by the Clinical BCBA
  • Assist the Clinical BCBA by researching the literature related to specific patients programs; write objectives to be tested for initial assessments; conduct and assist with assessments related to the need for behavioral intervention (e.g., stimulus preference assessment, functional assessment, staff performance assessment)
  • Conduct approximately one patient observation per week by giving feedback and instruction to RBTs, with supervision and feedback from Clinical BCBA; conduct naturalistic observation of patients as directed by the Clinical BCBA
  • Oversee the implementation of behavior-analytic programs by RBTs, train and design behavioral systems and performance management for RBTs
  • Meet with the supervising Clinical BCBA at least once per week to discuss patient progress and behavior analytic tasks that must be completed for each patient (can meet on the floor with BCBA and Patient present), attend monthly clinical staff meetings
  • Spend a minimum of 10 hours per week on the floor with the Clinical BCBA as they provide program modification to patients
  • Facilitate team meetings for patients as needed, with supervision and feedback from Clinical BCBA
  • Follow-up with the caregivers to ensure generalization of patient objectives, provide staff and caregiver training, and assist with answering parent emails
  • Work with patients for a minimum of 16 hours per week, providing shift coverage as needed

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Bachelors degree required
  • Enrolled in graduate-level Applied Behavior Analysis courses, and actively working towards certification as a board certified behavior analyst
  • Six months of prior experience conducting ABA Therapy with patients with autism
  • Completion of a minimum of 800 restricted supervision hours (preferred)

Supervisory Responsibility

This position helps to supervise the Technicians working with their assigned Clinical BCBAs caseload of patients.

Work Environment

Position operates in a clinical environment. This role routinely uses standard office and audiovisual equipment. Position may also operate at offsite locations including a patients home, school, or place of employment. This role will be expected to work at multiple sites with multiple patients. This position is not eligible for telecommuting.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This is a physically active position that is required to work with patients of varied activity levels. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk, run, climb stairs, use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and implement physical management procedures in response to aggressive or unsafe behavior as needed.


Travel to satellite sites, patients homes, and/or training events or conferences may be required.

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