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Clinical Director - Residential Services

Clinical Director - Residential Services

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For six decades, May Institute has set the national standard for providing comprehensive, research-based services to children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, brain injury and mental illness.


May Institute blends science with service to help make progress possible for thousands of children, adults, and families each year.


Join us in our mission to promote independence, choice, dignity and respect for those we serve.


The May Institute is seeking a doctoral level behavior analyst for the role of Clinical Director to assist in the development and implementation of clinical services to our students in the residential setting at the May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, located in Randolph, MA.



  • Collaborate with others in the development and conduct of research projects and conduct independent research
  • Present research at local or national conferences
  • Teach coursework in BACB-approved course sequences taught through partnerships the May Institute has with local universities
  • Provide supervision for practicum students in behavior analysis programs
  • Receive supervision towards licensure as a psychologist (as appropriate and desired)
  • Participate in leadership within the school and within the organization as a whole
  • Meet and work with our Clinical Leadership Team:

Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP
President and Chief Executive Officer

Robert F. Putnam, Ph.D., LABA, BCBA-D
Executive Vice President, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

Cynthia M. Anderson, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Senior Vice President, Applied Behavior Analysis; Director, National Autism Center

Alice Shillingsburg, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Senior Vice President, Applied Verbal Behavior; Assistant Director, National Autism Center

Richard B. Graff, Ph.D., LABA, BCBA-D
Senior Vice President, Clinical Training and Services

Ivy Chong, Ph.D., BCBA-D, M.B.A.
Vice President, Home, School and Center Based Services

Marcie W. Handler, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Senior Clinical Director, Consultation Division, PBIS Technical Assistance

Andrea J. Gold, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Executive Director, The Bay School, a May Center Schools for Autism and Developmental Disabilities


  • Conduct functional behavior assessments (including functional analysis) and develop behavior support plans
  • Train staff in implementation of behavioral interventions and provide on-going supervision
  • Collaborate with educational staff to develop and ensure high-quality implementation of evidence based educational practices
  • Develop clinical services to students assigned to your assigned case load within our school setting
  • Coordinate and oversee data collection and progress monitoring for all student programs (educational, social)
  • Oversee the hiring, training, and supervision of Assistant Clinical Directors



  • Certification as a BCBA
  • Preferred: Doctoral degree in psychology, behavior analysis, education or related field OR Master's degree with 5-7 years of experience 
  • At least three years of experience providing behavioral services to children and adolescents with autism and/or developmental disabilities
  • Experience in supervision and staff training