Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of the Clinical Director, the BCBA is responsible for coordinating and providing program services to consumers. Supervises, and evaluates RBT and other support staff. Ensures that staff completes all required training prior to direct care service, refresher training as needed, and have specialized training specific to an individual consumer. Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing, to supervisors, co-workers, and employees. Monitors training completed by direct care staff and billing process. Ensures necessary staff coverage. Monitors the implementation of Person Directed Plan.
- Assessment and Development of Behavior Plans: Conduct functional analyses and ongoing functional assessments, and then develop behavior programs based on the function of the behavior for each person. Develops both focused and comprehensive plans based on the consumer’s level of need describing service intensity and duration.
- Supervise RBT teams to ensure high quality clinical delivery, treatment planning, caregiver engagement and training, and adherence to therapy standards and guidelines.
- Staff Training and Treatment Planning: Attend meetings, as needed, to train staff members on programs, evaluate treatment integrity, or continue functional assessment.
- Measure and Report Progress: Write progress notes summarizing person's progress in narrative and graphic form.
- Meet Best Practice Standards: Attend formal training and/or self-study to develop necessary skills to use scientifically validated methods to assess and build vocal-verbal and nonverbal communication repertoire in consumers consistent with the principles and practices of behavior analysis. Compile, get authorization for, and present all programs with restrictive behavioral interventions.
- Work with Interdisciplinary Team Members: Attend relevant team meetings and inform prescribing physician, therapists, guardians, state employees, and others of behavior plan interventions, progress on targets, participation in therapy, new behaviors of concerns and other relevant information needed to assist the team in providing effective treatment (e.g., information to help the psychiatrist in prescribing/monitoring medications).
- Discharge Planning: Develops transition plan to discharge consumer from the behavior stabilization program to their natural living environment that includes training for caregivers to implement intervention strategies to prevent and intervene the challenging behaviors displayed by our patients.
- Language Skills: Ability to write complex behavior support plans and communicate intervention techniques and strategies to direct care staff and/or families
- Interpersonal skills: Work cooperatively with others
- Analytical Skills: Ability to collect and graph behavioral data for assessments and interventions
- Maintain compliance with all agency policies and procedures
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with consumers and Supervisor
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service
- Ability to work independently
- Master's Degree in Psychology, Special Education or related field
- Licensed BCBA
- One year of experience providing behavior services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a community residential setting
Additional Qualifications Preferred:
· Fluency in practice management system (Central Reach preferred),
· Pediatric provider engagement relationships and strategies to develop alliances