SUMMARY: The primary function of the Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) is to plan, develop, and monitor a variety of behavioral support service delivery options to meet the needs of clients diagnosed with behavioral and social/communication challenges. The BCBA also consults with and teaches instructional team members regarding pro-active, educational, programming, and behavioral supports; develops and implements comprehensive treatment plans; and collaborates with team members, related services providers, families, and other agencies as appropriate.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Use appropriate assessment instruments and data to develop and implement an intervention and teaching program that reflect behavioral and other outcomes and objectives identified in the Family and Person Centered Planning treatment plans. Ensure the implementation of treatment plans, document contacts and observations; use professional knowledge and independent judgement to strategize continuous improvements.
· Establish and maintain data measurement, collection, and analysis systems for clients receiving behavioral interventions. Maintain appropriate documentation and prepare and complete reports as required.
· Ensure that all treatment plans and programs comply with contract requirements, satisfy all relevant insurance certification and other expectations, and meet or exceed professional standards. Maintain highly organized, consistent, thorough, and systematic recordkeeping practices.
· Coordinate efforts with families and the Clinical, Residential and Nursing/Medical team members to ensure that all treatment and support services across settings for the lifespan of the client. Develop strategies for the stability of quality services when client experience transitions.
· Conduct structured periodic service reviews to monitor the effectiveness of treatment programs and their implementation; modify and document plan changes as needed.
· Provide staff development, training, and modeling for team members in strategies and methodologies for working with clients who have behavioral, adaptive, and/or social/communication challenges. Conduct in-service training, workshops, and presentations to develop skills and establish consistent practices across programs of service. Provide consultation regarding crisis interventions and critical incident supports.
· Participate in Individual Education Program (IEP) team meetings for clients as appropriate.
· Promote positive public relations, facilitate interagency collaboration, and advocate for the establishment and maintenance of comprehensive services.
· Participate in professional growth activities such as conferences, classes, team meetings and program visitations.
· Performs other related duties as assigned by management.
· This job has no direct supervisory responsibilities but may be required to assist in secondary supervision on occasion with individuals pursing RBT or BA certification.
· Certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, or significant current progress toward meeting certification requirements.
· Master's Degree (MA) in special education, psychology, human services or related field, with specialized knowledge of behavioral health and treatment philosophies and professional practices.
· Minimum of three years of experience working with individuals who have autism spectrum disorders and their families.
· Knowledge of early childhood and autism assessment tools and procedures, and thorough knowledge of child development. Experience developing positive behavior support plans and programs; experience teaching social interaction and play skills.
· Knowledge of current methods and techniques of applied behavior analysis and discrete trial training; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with clients, parents, and professionals; competence in analyzing assessment results, designing appropriate individual treatment plans and behavioral programs, and monitoring progress.
· Must be able to work effectively as a team member, demonstrate flexibility and desire to learn new skills and improve professional qualifications, and travel independently in rural/remote locations.
· Computer skills required: Development Software; Microsoft Office Suite; Project Management Software; all required software
· Other skills required:
o Strong communication skills to work with a diverse multi-disciplinary team.
o Ability to problem-solve and assist in decision-making, including during emergencies or when supervisor is not onsite.
o Maintain current status regarding assigned core competencies and other required certification acquisition within established schedule and timelines.
o Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills and good customer service skills.
o Maintain a high level of organization for file maintenance, daily, weekly, and monthly record keeping.
· Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
· Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
· Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
· Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
· Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
- Frequently required to stand.
- Frequently required to walk.
- Occasionally required to sit.
- Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity.
- Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl.
- Continually required to talk or hear.
- Occasionally required to taste or smell.
- Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions (non-weather).
- Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.
- Occasionally exposed to extreme heat or cold (non-weather).
- Occasionally exposed to bloodborne and airborne pathogens or infectious materials.
- While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; loud; very loud.
- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision; distance vision; color vision; peripheral vision; depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
- Will provide support in both community and residential programs offered by Broadstep.
Broadstep, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, prohibits discrimination based on the following protected categories: race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex/gender, marital status, civil status, domestic partnership status, familial status, religion, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States, or disability.