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Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

Stride Autism Centers
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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement

Full job description

Large Signing Bonus Available!

Stride is rapidly expanding throughout Iowa and is seeking capable BCBAs in the following cities/regions: Des Moines Metro, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Quad Cities, and more.

Stride has built a "dream team" of lead clinicians, including thought leaders in the field of ABA, that can provide extraordinary care to Stride's clients and their families. We are seeking mission-driven leaders to collaborate with our clinical team in serving children with autism and their families.

Our full-day, center-based programs allow for predictable and manageable scheduling that results in superior participant outcomes and enhanced quality of life for therapists. Stride’s ABA program for preschool learners (ages 2-6) utilizes both structured and natural teaching strategies.


  • The BCBA will report to Dr. Ashley Whittington-Barnish and benefit from consistent access to formal mentorship and ongoing, consultative support from Dr. Linda LeBlanc and Dr. Hedda Meadan-Kaplansky.
  • The BCBA will carry a caseload of preschool children and work closely with our Clinical Director to drive great outcomes for our young learners.
  • Conduct assessments and design/implement individualized treatment plans
  • Supervise and train RBTs
  • Empower and coach parents and caregivers
  • Deliver and maintain best-in-class quality of clinical outcomes amidst Stride’s anticipated growth


  • Active BCBA certification
  • Familiarity with structured and natural teaching strategies for preschool clients.
  • Familiarity with various assessments (e.g., VB-MAPP, Vineland)
  • Experience creating individualized treatment plans with an emphasis on skill acquisition preferred.
  • Experience analyzing problem behavior and creating individualized intervention plans to reduce problem behavior preferred.
  • Commitment to clinical excellence and professional development
  • Ability to empower and coach parents and caregivers
  • Alignment with Stride’s Core Principles (detailed below)
  • Prior supervision and training of RBTs and/or BCaBAs are preferred
  • Experience with children ages 2-6 years is preferred
  • Experience in a clinic environment is preferred


  • Substantial signing bonus
  • Competitive salary and annual bonus
  • Healthcare, dental, vision, and disability insurance
  • 401(k) program
  • PTO
  • Focus exclusively on clinical outcomes
  • Mentorship from Dr. Linda LeBlanc, Dr. Hedda Meadan-Kaplansky and Dr. Ashley Whittington-Barnish
  • Generous professional development stipend for continuing education and conference attendance

Stride’s Core Principles

  • Commitment to meaningful outcomes
  • Continuous improvement
  • Recognizing underserved community needs
  • Impact

Stride Autism Centers’ clinical leadership and senior mentors include:

  • Dr. Ashley Whittington-Barnish, PhD, LCP, BCBA-D, NCSP: Stride’s Clinical Director and University Chair of ABA at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Dr. Linda LeBlanc, PhD, BCBA-D, LCP: Stride’s Clinical Advisor and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA)
  • Dr. Hedda Meadan-Kaplansky, PhD, BCBA-D: Stride’s Clinical Advisor and Professor & Goldstick Family Scholar in the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

About Stride

Stride Autism Centers is a mission-driven organization specializing in ABA therapy for preschool children (ages 2-6) with autism spectrum disorder. Stride's clinical and advisory team includes thought leaders in the field of ABA. Stride aims to prepare children for kindergarten through individualized treatment rooted in an intensive, evidence-based therapeutic model. Stride has an unwavering commitment to meaningful outcomes. More info is available at

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Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Medical Specialty:

  • Pediatrics


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Signing bonus

COVID-19 considerations:
Stride is taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect our clients, clinicians and communities. Measures include limiting group activities and implementing heightened sanitary, safety and distancing protocols.


  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

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Work Remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place