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Behavior Analyst

at North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Pay: $46203 to $78218/year
$46203 - $78218
Posted: 10/7/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2531991

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description of Work

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of young adults to senior citizens with your knowledge and skills in behavior analysis?
Do you want to have an active caseload of no more than 25 clients?
Do you want access to experienced experts in behavior analysis on a daily basis?
Do you want access to licensed professionals that can provide appropriate and effective supervision of your behavior analysis skills?
Join a team of dedicated people who get to do this every day.

This position is designated Mandatory and must report or stay over during adverse weather events.
The Behavior Analyst position provides behavior analysis and support services for a residence in one of three neighborhoods at the Center for around 25 residents living in that home with significant intellectual disorders and related developmental disabilities, such as autism spectrum disorder, and many with significant behavior disorders and psychiatric diagnoses. The Behavior Analyst provides services including providing functional behavior assessments and functional analyses; planning, developing and evaluating training and treatment programs, some of which contain protective and/or restrictive procedures or the use of medication for behavior management that require due process approval with the human rights committee; and participation in interdisciplinary team processes that may include leading discussions using data to guide teams in decisions regarding behavior support planning, training and treatment.

In addition, the Behavior Analyst position is regularly involved in training of direct support and paraprofessional staff. The Behavior Analyst is supervised by a Senior Psychologist and a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.

Psychology staff are assigned to residences and work as members of interdisciplinary teams. The Behavior Analyst positions work within a department of I7 clinicians and an administrative support staff. The Psychology Department has monthly meetings of staff to review current assessment and treatment literature in behavior analysis and intellectual disorders and to review individual cases before the clinical staff.

Salary Grade GN12; Recruitment Range $ 46,203.00 - $78,218.00

Position 60048739 - Psychology Department, 1st shift (Typically 8:00a - 5:00p, Monday - Friday with some night and weekend work)

Position 60048740 - Psychology Department, 1st shift (Typically 8:00a - 5:00p, Monday - Friday with some night and weekend work)

About J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center's Psychology Department

The Psychology Department has a longstanding history supporting applied behavior analysis to improve the lives of our clients and staff, including both everyday clinical skills and participation in applied research. Staff from the Psychology Department have played an active role in the founding and continued success of the North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis, NCABA (

In June of 2018 NC Human Resources notified the J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center that a state position titled "Behavior Analyst" had been created that would allow for the recruitment of applicants with specific skills in behavior analysis that had completed or were being trained and supervised by acceptable professionals.

About J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center

The J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center in Morganton, North Carolina is an ICF certified facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities. We provide comprehensive residential care to citizens from 37 counties in the western portion of the state. JIRDC is a caring community where professionals work with people of various ages, cognitive, & functional abilities.

The J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center is located just an hour from the Queen City of Charlotte home of the Carolina Panthers and the City of Asheville home to the world-renowned Biltmore Estate and Grove Park Inn.   Our facility sits on one of the most picturesque properties in Burke County.  We are nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge and South Mountains and just minutes from beautiful Lake James.  Nearby Pisgah National Forest offers outdoor adventure and fun for the whole family.
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You can't match the benefits the State of North Carolina has to offer. Please see below for a list of Benefits:

•Medical Insurance
•NC Flex Benefits including Dental, Vision, Life, Cancer, Accident, and Critical Illness (
•Paid Holidays (12 per year)
• Sick Leave -Gain 8 hours per month (In total 12 days per year)
• Vacation Leave - Gain 9 hours and 20 minutes per month (Increase in vacation leave each 5 years)
•Retirement -defined benefit
• Longevity - Bonus pay annually upon 10 years of services, increasing % every 5 years
If you want to learn more about what the state has to offer in regard to benefits, please use the following link:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified applicants must document on the application that they possess all of the following.

 Certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)


Currently enrolled in a Verified Course Sequence recognized by the Association for Behavior Analysis International and supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Management Preferences:  
  • Knowledge and behavior-analytic skills in the training and treatment of clients with intellectual and developmental disorders.
  • Knowledge and behavior-analytic skills in training direct support and other staff to implement data collection and training and treatment procedures as part of support plans with clients.
  • Knowledge and skills to conduct indirect and direct functional behavior assessments in order to develop training and treatment programs for clients.
  • Skills in verbal and written communication as part of an interdisciplinary team and professional department.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements


Master's Degree in Psychology or closely related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Degrees must be from appropriately accredited colleges or universities.

Supplemental and Contact Information

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.  Transcripts, degree evaluations and cover letters may be uploaded with your application.  Applicants who obtained their education outside of the United States and its territories are expected to assume responsibility for having their academic degrees validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

Please make sure you complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit.  "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted.

If multiple applications are submitted to an individual position, only the most recent application received prior to the posting closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the
status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account. You will either receive a call to schedule an interview or an email notifying you when the job has been filled.

Positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal record background checks. Also, the use of tobacco products of any kind including vapor products are prohibited from our campuses. All employees are required to adhere to the facility's Vaccination Policy.
For technical issues with your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627. Applicants will be communicated with via email only for updates on the status of their application. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact HR at 828-438-6552.