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Ascend Autism Center Director & Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) -Nashville, TN in Nashville, Tennessee

Center Director & Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

Ascend Autism Group

Nashville, TN


Ascend Autism Group (“Ascend”) is an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy company focused on providing center-based and in-home services for clients. Ascend Autism Group is elevating the outcomes of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Ascend is committed to the success of each child and the entire family.

Ascend is currently seeking a BCBA and Center Director to join our growing team of professionals and lead a center-based program in Nashville, TN. In general, the Center Director will be responsible for new client evaluation / consultation, behavior assessments, developing treatment plans, on-going case management and ABA Behavior Tech supervision / mentoring. The Center Director will have ultimate responsibility for running the center-based program. In addition, the Center Director will supervise a treatment team of other BCBAs and Behavior Techs. The Center Director position is a salaried, exempt, full-time position.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct functional behavior assessments and develop / update treatment plans as necessary

  • Lead, supervise and mentor treatment team, including BCBAs and Behavior Techs / RBTs

  • Hold quarterly coaching sessions for treatment team. Prepare and review quarterly performance evaluations of treatment team, including recommendations for advancement or other changes in status

  • Provide 1:1 Applied Behavior Analysis therapy with a focus on center-based sessions

  • Prepare and facilitate on the job staff training

  • Oversee and maintain accurate and organized patient notes, data and reports

  • Minimize cancellations of scheduled sessions

  • Train family members / guardians on implementing the treatment plan

  • Participate in team meetings and training workshops

  • Be goal-oriented and maintain professionalism in all aspects of your work

  • Follow the policies and procedures of Ascend Autism Group

  • Abide by BACB guidelines, rules, and regulations

What we offer:

  • Competitive pay and health benefits

  • 401(k)

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • A rewarding experience helping children and families reach their full potential

  • Paid training / continuing education that will help advance your career

  • Professional development, leadership opportunities and scholarship / education assistance opportunities


  • Must be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst

  • Must hold applicable state licensure (Tennessee LBA)

  • Experience working in-center and developing ABA programs

  • Experience supervising paraprofessionals implementing ABA based treatment programs

  • Experience working with children aged 2-10

  • Experience conducting family trainings on ABA-based treatment plans

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent administrative skills

Ascend is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, and any other protected status.

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