ABA Careers at ChildServe

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Why ChildServe?

 We’re dreaming big about what specialty healthcare can look like, and we invite you to join us. As our ABA program expands across the state, we have many opportunities for Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), Behavior Technicians, and Registered Behavior Technicians to join an established, but growing, program. Here’s what to expect at ChildServe:

Taking Care of You

We believe creating a supportive, caring environment for our team is the best way to provide exceptional care to kids. We are reimagining how to support clinicians by creating an environment where compassion fatigue is recognized and addressed.

Child-led Approach

At ChildServe, we believe the best approach is one that is flexible, child-led, collaborative, and built on integrity. 

Inter-professional Team

You will collaborate with clinical psychologists, mental health therapists, social workers, and speech, occupational and physical therapists to provide a holistic approach to autism services.

Let's Grow Together

Our programs are growing across the state, and we want you to grow too! We offer training and continuing education opportunities to support career growth.

Competitive Pay and Benefits

We’re proud to offer competitive pay and benefits, as well as sign-on bonuses for some roles. View our openings or sign up to receive job alerts here. 

Learn More

We invite you to contact careers@childserve.org to learn more about working in ABA at ChildServe.

Join ChildServe in helping children with special healthcare needs live a great life!

What Makes Our Program Unique?

ChildServe’s Autism program is uniquely designed with twelve core autism services that work together seamlessly.

ChildServe ABA is part of a comprehensive autism program. Children may use one, some or all twelve of our autism services depending on their needs and goals. Learn more about our comprehensive Autism program here.

When a child needs a referral to another service, your first call is likely to another expert on the ChildServe team. Our BCBAs partner internally with psychologists, mental health therapists, and speech, physical and occupational therapists, as well as social workers involved in a child’s care.

Get to Know ChildServe

As a Top Workplace since 2014, ChildServe is an organization you need to see to believe. Here’s why our 1,500 employees love working here:

  • Our work matters. We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great life. We have earned national CARF Accreditation in 11 service areas, including autism, brain injury and inpatient rehabilitation.
  • We’re not your average non-profit. We serve over 5,600 children each year through over 30 specialty pediatric services in the Ames, Des Moines, Iowa City and Cedar Rapids areas. Many of our programs are one-of-a-kind.
  • Our team rocks. Our team is filled with people who care about their coworkers, and who believe that collaboration is key to providing exceptional care to children.
  • Our learning never stops. As a non-profit dedicated to innovation, we’re proud to help team members gain new certifications, continue their education, take their expertise to the next level and find new opportunities to advance their career right here at ChildServe.
  • We believe we our differences make us great. We are on a continuous journey to create an environment where different perspectives are valued and all feel safe and welcome.
  • We’re moving forward together. Experts across multiple disciplines work together to help kids get the best care possible.

Meet Lucy

Lucy Rosenberg has known she’s wanted to work with kids who have autism since she was in 5th grade. In 2020, Lucy began a career on ChildServe’s Applied Behavior Analysis team, where she took every opportunity to continue growing and learning.

Isaiah's Story

“What has been most impressive to me is how they keep working on a certain skill until they find a technique that works for him,” said Isaiah’s mom, Presha. “It’s not a cookie cutter program; instead they take time to learn about him and how he responds best.”

Meet Aerika

“I love having the capacity to learn every day while supporting kids with special healthcare needs and their families. I have the most supportive and incredibly strong team at ChildServe,” said Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Clinical Team Lead Aerika Budd.


ChildServe improves the health and well-being of nearly 5,800 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, injuries, and other special healthcare needs.

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