Lead Behavior Counselor Application

Mandatory Requirements of a Lead BC: These are new and more difficult expectations that are required of all Lead Behavior Counselors. Please be sure you are ready to take on these responsibilities before applying. 

  • Must participate in PCM Training.
  • Must be willing to work at both Winnetka and the West Loop.
  • Must be willing to supervise at least one weekend day per week.
  • Must be willing to take on new responsibilities as delegated by the BCBA. 
  • Must be willing to take on new responsibilities as delegated by operational and administrative staff. 
  • Must be professional and pleasant with all co-workers and families at all times. 
  • Must be willing to learn and become fluent in New BC ABA Training. 
  • Must make positive contributions to AFC by bringing creative initiatives and positive solutions to all team meetings. 
  • Must always present feedback in a solution focussed manner. 



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Hint: List out all responsibilities a lead has that a BC does not do.
You arrive at a child's home for an overlap with a BC. The parent greets you at the door and pulls you aside immediately to discuss "a matter of concern." They spend the first 20 minutes telling you why they think the BC is a bad fit for the team. They list reasons like: he/she is sloppy, he/she is often late and he/she is unreliable. Mom says, the counselor gets along with their child, but she just wants someone more reliable. You and the BCBA both believe this counselor is qualified and has built a good rapport with the child. The counselor has been late once or twice but nothing unusual. He/She has always communicated being late. This parent is new to AFC. What would you do?
Hint: Your improvement should include a solution or project you want to start, not a list of complaints or a description of a complaint.
You walk into the center and you are the supervisor assigned to open. Three counselors have beat you there already and are sitting in a room talking. You can hear them, they do not know you are there. You overhear them discussing another counselor who is not present. They believe this counselor is doing a poor job with their client and they are also making fun of this person's personality and physical appearance. They even start imitating the employee. This employee has been working with AFC for over a year, has shown strong dedication and reliability, and receives high-performance scores from most supervisors during each review period. Ultimately, the BCs disagree with the supervisors and are loudly discussing why they think the supervisors "favor" this employee. They also begin to criticize the leadership team and their abilities. What would you do?
It is Saturday morning and a BC who reports to you and the BCBA about kiddo, Jon Doe, calls at 7AM to tell you that they cannot make their 11AM home-based session. They say they are sick and absolutely cannot make it, they have been throwing up. They called you because you are the Lead BC on the case and they felt this was the most linear line of communication. They haven't called the BCBA. You are available to cover the shift but have plans with friends you would rather not cancel. What would you do?