Behavioral Health Brenham, Texas


BCBA – Brenham, TX

Opportunity to support the underserved IDD/behavioral health population in a modern suburban facility with some of the best clinical staff in the state.  Unmatched benefits package designed to give you competitive compensation, flexibility, growth, and work/life balance.  We hope the next chapter in your career is with Columbus – a family of employees that treats everyone with dignity and respect, share a passion for supporting the IDD/behavioral health community, and do everything in our power to help people achieve their meaningful-life goals.

Hourly Range: $52-$56

Sign-On Bonus: $2,500

City, State:Brenham, TX

Full-Time 6 month contract



Benefits Offered:

  • Cigna Medical/Dental/Prescription Insurance
  • Reimbursement for Licensure/Certification
  • Vision Care
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Life Insurance with Buy-Up Option
  • Short/Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Accident/Hospital/Cancer Plans
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan
  • Health Advocacy Program

Essential Duties:  Assess behavior needs, determine function of the challenging behavior, and develop behavior plans for people with challenging behaviors.


The Behavior Analyst provides behavior analysis services in the form of consultation and technical assistance to individuals, and works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs observations and assessments relevant to the design of positive interventions and supports for individuals and provides training to staff concerning positive approaches to preventing/addressing challenging behaviors. The Behavior Analyst I assists in systematically evaluating the consistent implementation of behavior support plans through personal observation, staff interviews, and review of documentation.  He/she works with staff to facilitate effective staff management and program implementation.  The Behavior Analyst is responsible for maintaining knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and departmental and agency policy and for developing systems and procedures to meet the standards and requirements therein.  The Behavior Analyst serves on and may chair the Behavior Support Plan Peer Review Committee. 


The Behavior Analyst attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime.

Participates in mandatory training per HHS policies HHS and procedures, HIPAA policies, state and federal rules and regulations, and ICF-IID regulations, and the requirements in the SSLC’s Department of Justice Settlement Agreement in order to provide quality psychiatric services and care to individuals served

Provides behavior analysis services in the form of consultation and technical assistance on behalf of residents.

Conducts comprehensive functional behavior assessments, develops oral and written reports of the results of such assessments, and develops or assists in the development of behavior support plans.   Provides clinical supervision and consultation to behavioral health staff, interdisciplinary teams, and other staff to facilitate effective behavior analysis interventions and supports for program implementation.  Available to the psychiatrist and other disciplines for consultation. Team members work collaboratively to develop behavioral interventions, identify environmental factors that may impact psychiatric care, and participate in restraint reduction efforts. 


Systematically evaluates the consistent development and implementation of behavior support plans through personal observation, resident and staff interviews, and review of documentation.  May include analysis of trends and patterns of problem behaviors, use of restrictive and emergency procedures, and treatment results.  Provides professional development and training of staff, as needed, including applied behavior analysis, learning principles, behavior modification techniques, positive behavior support, and contemporary behavioral issues to positively impact service delivery.  Participates on or Chairs the Behavior Support Plan Peer Review Committee.  Acts as the Behavioral Health Services Director in the temporary absence of the Director provides after hours on-call support as requested, and informs the Behavioral Health Director in a timely manner and with recommendations for correction regarding any significant issues related to behavioral services.


Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation.  Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.


Qualifications: Must possess a minimum of a Master’s degree from an accredited university that was conferred in behavior analysis, education, psychology, or related discipline.   Must be Board Certified as a Behavior Analyst by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.


About the Company: The Columbus Organization is a team committed to your professional success. As a leading national provider of health care professionals focused on serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental, and behavioral health challenges, we invite you to take your career to a whole new level with The Columbus Organization. Whether your interest is in community, facility, or school-based settings, The Columbus Organization offers job opportunities that are right for you.


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