BCBA or ABA Therapist (0.25FTE/part-time)

Opportunities for 2024-2025: Massachusetts Multi-Campus, MA


Organization Overview

Excel Academy was founded in 2003 with the mission to provide a high-quality education to students in East Boston and Chelsea Massachusetts, communities that are predominantly low-income and Latinx and historically have faced significant social and educational barriers. Our success in Massachusetts is proof that the opportunity gap can be closed.  At Excel Academy Charter Schools, we believe that when a student has the support and tools to pursue a productive post-secondary pathway aligned to their personal identity and values, it can fundamentally change their life trajectory.  

Over the years, we have grown from one middle school to a network of four schools with 1,400 students in grades 5 to 12. In the fall of 2022 we will welcome a founding class of 5th graders to help us launch Excel Academy Rhode Island. By 2032, Excel Rhode Island will run 4 schools serving over 2,100 students from Providence, Central Falls, and North Providence.

We present our students with educational experiences that allow them to grow and discover their best selves so that when they leave our halls, they can successfully navigate all of the post-secondary options available to them. You can read more about the impact of the Excel Academy model.

At Excel Academy we learn from our students, families, and staff and make improvements. We have increasingly adapted to provide a holistic education that values our community as collaborators in the learning process, social-emotional support, equity for diverse learners, and fosters identity development. We prioritize an approach that is both rigorous and inclusive. Our team of passionate, intelligent, driven, and loving staff are at the core of the work we do. 

Growth Happens Here.

About the Role

Board Certified Behavior Analysts will manage and oversee the delivery of ABA therapy services to children across our network of schools. The Board Certified Behavior Analysts perform assessments, develop treatment plans, and work with parents and families

The BCBA or ABA would work with the students' school based teams in order to develop a schedule. Currently, we have a need of approximately 10hrs/week. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct comprehensive behavioral skills assessments and develop individualized ABA treatment plans and programs based on assessment results;
  • Conduct Functional Behavior Assessments, and develop Behavior Intervention Plans;
  • Oversee treatment plan implementation and provide clinical supervision to staff;
  • Modify treatment plans and programs as needed based on data-driven decisions; and
  • Provide initial and ongoing training to therapists Ensure internal policies are followed.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Understand how your identity markers (including race, class, and gender) impact your leadership;
  • Demonstrate understanding and respect for the cultures and languages of our communities;
  • Solicit and welcome collaboration and feedback from colleagues, students, families and the surrounding community;
  • Understand the impact of historical and structural racism and use this lens in your decision-making; and
  • Take action to demonstrate personal reflections and growth/be responsive to feedback and lessons learned.


  • Master’s or doctoral degree in Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education, or related field required;
  • Board Certification in Behavior Analysis (BCBA or BCBA-D) required;
  • A commitment to and belief in all students and the mission of Excel Academy Charter Schools, including Excel’s values and educational model;
  • A commitment to addressing racial and economic inequity in education;
  • The ability to focus and thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment;
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment and the willingness and desire to support others in doing their best work; and
  • An openness to change, a willingness to problem-solve, and an interest in receiving feedback for continuous improvement.

    Preference will be given to applicants who also:

    • Have experience in a public or charter school setting;
    • Speak Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic fluently;
    • Can speak to the importance of rigorous classroom instruction and culture; 
    • Can speak to the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Excel Academy Charter Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language or a foreign language or prior academic achievement.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.