Center Manager/Managing Behavior Analyst (Sign-On Bonus!)

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Autism Spectrum Therapies
Behavior Analyst


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AST is searching for a Managing Behavior Analyst/Center Manager in the Bakersfield, CA area! 
We are offering a $6,000 sign-on bonus! 

Autism Spectrum Therapies (, one of the largest and most respected ABA agencies in the country, is looking for a BCBA to join our team as a Managing Behavior Analyst. As a Managing Behavior Analyst, you will manage a team of 2 to 4 Master’s-level Supervisors and oversee a team of 15 to 25 Behavior Technicians. This is a rare opportunity to take on a leadership role in our organization and grow your career!

Founded in 2001, AST has always stood for clinical excellence in the field of ABA. Our approach is individualized, collaborative, and always data-driven. We continually invest in research, innovation, and technology to improve our clinical practice.  AST is committed to being a place where great clinicians are cultivated, developed, and rewarded because this ensures that our families receive the best services and our clients progress every day. 


As a Managing Behavior Analyst, you will:

  • Provide oversight and field supervision for your team’s clients
  • Mentor and coach future behavior analysts
  • Receive a competitive salary and benefits, plus have an opportunity to receive a significant annual incentive/bonus
  • Grow professionally with free CEUs, monthly clinical forums, and research participation opportunities

Become a part of a national network of over 500 BCBAs shaping the field of ABA.  


Five reasons to consider exploring a career with AST:

  1. We invest significantly in training and developing you and your Behavior Interventionist team
  2. All of AST’s staff are equipped with tablets for electronic data collection
  3. We have an extensive online library of protocols based on institutional knowledge gained through 15 years of delivering ABA services
  4. We pride ourselves on an organization-wide commitment to ethical, quality-led services for families
  5. Our BCBA’s are supported by experienced billing and scheduling support teams


  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst working with children with autism
  • Supervision fluency, including performance monitoring of clinical team and consistent utilization of a system to monitor client progress during field supervision
  • Fluency/independence in navigating challenging situation with families, funding sources or staff
  • Experience with multiple funding sources and report templates:
    • Regional Center
    • Insurance
    • School Districts
  • Timely submission of reports
  • Currently on independent submission of reports or average quality review score of 90% or above
  • Experience with Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs)
  • Understanding of pre-requisite skills across domains, goal progression and how to address programming related issues
  • Fluency in reviewing client's authorized hours and supporting the maximization of hours for a caseload.
  • Independence in creating fade out plans that are derived from caregiver input, client and caregiver progress on goals and assessment results
  • Commitment to our values of Clinical Curiosity, Integrity, Parent Partnership, Client-Focus, and Clinical Competency

Benefits Include: 


  • Competitive salary
  • Quarterly & annual bonus opportunities
  • Free CEU Opportunities
  • Licensure/Professional Development Stipend
  • Regional assignments and reimbursement for mileage
  • A strong supportive community of peers
  • Laptop for use across working environments + electronic data collection
  • Experienced billing and scheduling teams to support back-end tasks
  • Organization-wide commitment to ethical, quality-led services for families
  • 7 Paid Holidays + 3 Floating Holidays
  • Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance, 401(k), PTO and many other perks!


AST/LEARN Behavioral is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must be presently eligible to work in the U.S.

Compensation Range

$85000 - $103500 / year


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