Training Specialist, BCBA/BCBA candidate (full-time, center based)

Clinical Staff White Marsh, Maryland


Position at Little Leaves Behavioral Services

Please note that candidates MUST submit a cover letter and resume to be considered for this position 

Little Leaves Behavioral Services provides high quality, critical early intervention programs designed to nurture the growth and development of young children with social, behavior, and/or language challenges. Little Leaves provides a range of in-home, at-school, and clinic-based ABA services for children with developmental delays, especially Autism Spectrum Disorders in Northern VA, the DC metro area, the Baltimore metro area, and South Florida area.

The Little Leaves is a center-based ABA program for young children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder run in a preschool-like setting. The Little Leaves Center Program runs Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 5 pm. During the day, children have the opportunity to participate in individual therapy time, small group activities with peers, and activities of daily living. While many clients are at Little Leaves for the full day, an individualized schedule is developed for each child based on his/her therapeutic needs. Leaves currently has centers in Silver Spring, MD; Germantown, MD; White Marsh, MD; Columbia, MD; Reston, VA; Alexandria, VA; Ashburn, VA, and Weston, FL. Centers in Millersville, MD and Miami Lakes, FL will be opening soon!

Little Leaves is building a community of professionals who are looking to:

  • Have a meaningful impact on the lives of children
  • Grow professionally
  • Work with others who share a passion for our clients and who have an interest in ABA

The Training Specialist is primarily responsible for training Behavior Technicians with their clients, and ensuring that Behavior Technicians can implement ABA programming with integrity. The Training Specialist works closely with Supervising Behavior Analysts, especially when therapists are being trained on their clients. Training Specialists may also conduct direct therapy sessions with clients, and help manage case materials.


  • Train and coach Behavior Technicians to ensure all treatment plans are being run effectively and as intended  
  • Support the Supervising Behavior Analysts in developing programs materials  
  • Conduct 1:1 ABA therapy with clients as needed
  • Follow treatment protocol and collect data  
    Manage and organize therapy materials and data
  • Provide an effective working environment for Behavior Technicians


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in education or a human services field (psychology, social work, etc ) required  
  • Registered Behavior Technician or equivalent credential required (unless a higher level credential or training is possessed)  
  • A BCaBA or enrollment in coursework leading to a BACB certification preferred  
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience providing ABA services to individuals with developmental delays /autism  
  • Experience working with children with autism across the spectrum  
  • Ability to train staff, some experience preferred  
  • Ability to supervise and coach therapist  
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to follow instructional guidance and to follow ABA programs
  • Ability to interact well with children, families and colleagues
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a therapy team member
  • Ability to work well independently and seek assistance when needed
  • Possess strong attention to detail for data collection
  • Organized, flexible and willing to take constructive feedback and apply it to improve the quality of programming and one's own professional development
  • Able to maintain client confidentiality
  • Record of success in previous positions as evidenced by excellent references
  • Technologically adept and enthusiastic

Health and Safety Requirements:

In our continuing effort to protect the health and safety of our employees, students, clients, families and visitors, FullBloom requires that all candidates for employment who receive a conditional offer of employment from the Company must:

  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their employment start date.  Unvaccinated individuals will not be permitted to commence employment unless they can demonstrate that they are entitled to a reasonable accommodation with respect to this policy for a valid medical or religious reasonPartially vaccinated individuals may commence employment if they have received the first vaccination shot, provide a negative COVID test result weekly and receive their second vaccination shot within 45 days of their start date.
  • Wear an approved mask if and when reporting to a physical work site where they are interacting with others.

FullBloom is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Any applicant who requires a reasonable accommodation with respect to these policies for a valid medical or religious reason should contact [email protected].

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Highly competitive compensation, commensurate with experience. 
  • Benefits, including health, dental, vision, retirement, paid time off, life and disability insurance, and more

Our Company:

We are a professional organization with a powerful social objective: to become a national leader in programs for children with autism and unique learning needs. Little Leaves is a division of FullBloom, Impact for Life,

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Little Leaves and FullBloom are Equal Opportunity Employers