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Hiring Behavior Analyst Trainees at a School District

Post Series: Ethics Scenario Archive

Scenario

A school district posted a job opening for a BCBA, and said they would take someone non-certified, as long as the person pays for their own supervision. Would another district BCBA still be responsible for providing supervision, especially during the time between supervision ending (1500 hours completed) and time of certification?

Response

    • Committee Input:
      • What would the BCBA doing within their job?
      • What is the job description? If candidate is a supervisee, supervision is required
    • Exploration:
      • Ensure that you are not mis-representing the credential.
      • Be careful of dual relationship with the supervisor.
      • Behavior Analysts in the school typically have large caseloads, would they have the support to take on additional supervisees?
      • Make sure your contract is clearly written about support of supervision/payment
      • Plan how you are going ensure support
    • Codes:
      • 10.7; 6.0; 5.05; 8.03
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