Vanderbilt University Medical Center Educational Consultant in Nashville, Tennessee

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This behavioral analyst will function as a consultant to educators who serve students with severe challenging behavior within public school settings across the state of Tennessee. In this capacity, the behavior analyst will design and conduct functional behavioral assessments, and will summarize this data for the purpose of assisting in the development of behavior intervention plans. The behavior analyst will plan school-based behavioral interventions, will pilot and troubleshoot treatment, train and coach consultees to part in delivering the treatment with faded consultant support, and monitor and support ongoing treatment implementation, as well as student outcomes. The cases this behavior analyst takes on may be as much as 350 miles from the office, so overnight travel and teleconsultation will be necessary components of these cases, along with close collaboration with local educators and TRIAD behavior analysts.


  • Develop and deliver professional development related to providing school-based behavioral interventions, customized to a range of audiences from individual educators to large groups within formal workshops.

  • Coordinate ongoing assessment, treatment, and monitoring as a consultant to school-based teams serving students with severe challenging behavior.

  • Design and conduct assessments that include functional assessment interviews, descriptive assessments, and analyses of behavior.

  • Travel to school sites to lead assessment and treatment steps.

  • Coordinate teleconsultation activities to assist in the assessment and treatment steps for students served.

  • Emphasize collaboration and partnership by ensuring that needs and goals of students, educators, and family members are all central to case conceptualization and coordination.

  • Prioritize capacity building by training local educators to implement evidence-based interventions, make data-based decisions, and act in the best interests of student with skill and autonomy.

  • Demonstrate ability to collaborate closely with fellow behavior analysts, therapists, and coordinators at TRIAD to ensure that treatment and training is efficient and matched to TRIAD's mission and contractual obligations.

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

  • US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center at ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training

  • Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.

  • Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"

  • The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score

  • National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US

  • Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee

  • Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

  • American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US

Master's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 1 year relevant experience

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:


  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Crawling:Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.

  • Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.


  • Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

Job Professional and Managerial

Organization: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center 104218

Title: Educational Consultant

Location: TN-Nashville-One Magnolia Circle

Requisition ID: 1805921