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Job ID: 135357

Group Mentor, Fieldwork
Simmons University

Date Posted Dec. 20, 2019
Title Group Mentor, Fieldwork
University Simmons University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Administration
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Counseling/Human Services

Group Mentor, Fieldwork


Group Mentors provide small group supervision to masters-level students within the Department of Behavior Analysis at Simmons College who are pursuing eligibility to take the Board Certification Exam administered by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB). Supervision occurs virtually (e.g. video conferencing)for at least 3 hours per calendar month for a total of 10.5 hours over the course of a 14 week semester (partial months are pro-rated based on a semester calendar provided by the Department of Behavior Analysis). Mentors are responsible for assessing student performance during observations and demonstrations within sessions.

  • Group sessions include providing supervision for students completing Supervised Fieldwork. Group meetings include case conceptualization, role play and focused discussion/review of the BACB 5th edition task list.
  • The Group Mentor provides feedback and information regarding the student's performance, and monitors the student's progress throughout the semester, which includes clinical projects. Mentors are required to collect data on student performance, provide specific written and oral feedback in session, and identify whether the student is making sufficient progress demonstrating and acquiring skills outlined on the BACB 5th edition Task List, and semester syllabus. Mentors must also complete specific paperwork for each scheduled group session and at the end of the semester related to their student's progress and the supervisory experience.

  • Mentors must have a master's degree in behavior analysis (or closely related field, e.g. Education, Psychology), be a current Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in good standing, and must meet the BACB standards for supervision.
  • At least one year of supervisory experience post BCBA certification.
  • Experience with conducting group trainings or providing graduate level instruction in a verified course sequence
  • Once hired, Group Supervisors must adhere to the following standards and guidelines to provide supervision and remain in good standing with the Department of Behavior Analysis:
  • Successfully complete the Simmons University supervision training
  • Maintain BACB and Simmons University standards for supervision
  • Meet with assigned students in a small group for a total of 10.5 hours across 14 weeks of the semester, according to the semester schedule and the BACB's monthly system supervision standards.
  • Follow the Simmons University Mentoring and Supervision guidelines and syllabus
  • Complete all paperwork to document supervision in accordance with deadlines set by the Department of Behavior Analysis
  • Complete the end of the semester paperwork
  • Attend mentoring meetings
  • Assist in administering oral exams at least once every semester

Mentoring application process:1. The following items must be submitted with the application:
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • A brief statement regarding the applicant's interest in supervision, and any previous related experience
  • Professional Licensure information if available (type, number, expiration date)
  • The contact information for two references
  • Proof of completion of the 8-Hour Supervision Training (a screen shot of the BCBA portal indicating the date the training was complete will suffice as proof)
  • Proof of completion of 3 CEs related to supervision (if 8-Hour training was completed during the current certification cycle; a screen shot of the BCBA portal indicating the date the training was complete will suffice as proof)
  • The hours and days the applicant is available to provide supervision
  • If applicable, the names of any Simmons University students who have requested the applicant serve as their Mentor

2. If the applicant meets the supervision criteria listed above, an interview will be scheduled. Following completion of the interview, the applicant will be considered for the position. Please note, submitting an application does not guarantee the applicant will be hired for the position.Simmons University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence in education and employment through diversity. The University embraces diversity and defines it to include race, gender, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, religion, social class, age, sexual orientation, and physical and learning ability.Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

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Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

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