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Board Certified Assistant Behavioral Analyst - BCaBA (5042)  (Regular Full-Time, Hourly)
Program/Location: Advance North - Vista

Board Certified Assistant Behavioral Analyst (BCaBA) - Adults - Developmental Services Program

Hours:  40 hours per week with after-hours crisis rotation coverage required. 

In order to create a workplace that meets maximum health and safety standards, CRF follows all mandated COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines as outlined by the State of California, San Diego County, and the CDC.  All new hires are required to show proof of completed vaccination before their first date of work, unless legally exempted



Community Research Foundation (CRF) inspires and mentors the next generation of mental health professionals!

At CRF, our accredited programs reach various demographics, so you can gain experience with almost any sector of mental health services. We are constantly evolving and developing fresh approaches to meet the needs of San Diego County’s residents who are experiencing mental/behavioral health challenges.  For you, that means that you will have opportunities to learn new ways to provide optimal supports to your clients.  You will work within a collaborative, supportive team structure so that you can have fresh perspective and training.

Need clinical supervision?  We can help you get your hours.  Best of all, you will be involved in helping people change their lives for the better! We have strong internal advancement options, so there are opportunities for you to grow within our company.


Program Overview:

The Advance North program is an innovative crisis response team that support adults with I/DD and behavioral health challenges.  These individuals will reside in their own place of residence, ILF, board and care, community-based supervised group homes operated by other agencies or may be homeless needing assistance with finding housing. The CRF crisis response team will provide mobile services to help the individuals succeed in their homes and in the community/

This program is considered essential, including times of public/community emergencies and/or pandemics. Crisis intervention may be needed during business hours, as well as occasional responding to evening and weekend crisis calls by phone.

Typical Duties of an Assistant Behavioral Analyst

  • Provide individual and group behavioral health services and activities for clients and/or members of clients' families.
  • Conduct behavioral health assessment of clients at least annually or as needed.
  • Provide consultation, strategies, and training for family members and community members to facilitate behavioral plan success.
  • Work with various providers in the region or system to coordinate care for clients in the program to ensure continuity of care and appropriate services for clients.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a behavioral health-related field
  • Current BCaBA certification and must be kept current during employment
  • First Aid and CPR certification required and must be maintained throughout employment
  • Minimum two years of experience working with adults ages 18 and over with ID/DD and co-occurring behavioral health challenges required.
  • Ability to physically and mentally assist in emergency situations is required
  • Computer literacy required and experience using an electronic health record is strongly preferred
  • A valid California driver’s license in good standing and eligibility to be an approved CRF driver is required to fulfill the essential functions of this position. In addition, proof of insurance is required prior to driving personal vehicles on company business.
  • Ability to pass criminal/background clearance


Your well-being matters at CRF! Regular full-time eligible employees have access to great benefits:

  • Up to 3 ½ weeks of paid time off per year
  • 11 paid Holidays per year
  • Exceptional medical, dental, vision, and other health and wellness benefits
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Retirement plan with generous employer contributions
  • Graduates: You may qualify for our student loan/repayment/forgiveness programs!



Be a part of our vibrant non-profit organization and make a difference in the lives of the people we serve!


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer






CRF Internal Job Title:  Assistant Behavioral Analyst

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Diversity at CRF
CRF is committed to cultural competence, and we have established the Cultural Diversity Resource Team (CDRT) whose mission and tasks include ensuring that all our corporate practices are culturally sensitive to both our consumers and employees. The CDRT has developed a company-wide Cultural Diversity Plan and is responsible for creating and offering cultural and ethnic awareness, knowledge, and skills trainings throughout the year.
Cultural Competency training is required of all of our staff, not just those providing clinical services, on an annual basis. It is our pledge to provide behavioral health and psychosocial rehabilitative services that are culturally sensitive to those we serve.