Responsible for the implementation of services using ABA principles, conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments and behavioral treatment plans for children with ASD referred from a Center of Excellence, this position provides supervision of ABA Program at Children’s Village and Carroll Children’s Center. Supervise the Behavior Technicians providing one-to-one services based on individualized treatment plans in the Day Program. This position works collaboratively with and supervises other Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Speech Therapist, intern students and other providing services for children with an Autism Disorder. He or she is also responsible for parent training and successfully transitioning the child into the home and school environment.
Provide overall Management and compliance for the Day Program and ABA Services
- Assure compliance to meet all regulations set forth in the WAC and for licensure through the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery and professional standards for ABA services.
- Ensure all assessments and treatment plans are submitted and approved by the Managed Care Organization (MCO) or other funding entity.
- Observe confidentiality and compliance with HIPAA Standards in all aspects related to program, staff, and families.
- Report any suspected child abuse or neglect according to policies.
- Attend required Children’s Village meetings, including Autism Oversight Committee.
Implement best practices for ABA services using a Positive Behavior Support framework to address disruptive behavior and embed early, intensive behavioral interventions in developmentally appropriate context.
- Complete and document Functional Behavior Assessment which includes: direct face-to-face assessment, records review and observation of client in the home, school, or appropriate community setting when warranted.
- Develop, with family input a specific, individualized, time-limited treatment plan which includes: service type, family engagement/training goals, child behaviors with targeted outcomes, safety plan, description of measurable treatment interventions to each behavior to be accomplished in the 12-week day program and strategies for generalization of skills at home and school.
- Implement services in a multi-disciplinary, child-centered, family-focused, community based, culturally competent and minimally intrusive manner.
- Ensure treatment is implemented in a coordinated manner with consideration of school and community resources available, with evidence that the requested services are not redundant to other service provided.
- Coordinate a plan for treatment and transition (e.g., special education, speech, occupational therapy, physical therapy, family counseling, and medication management).
- Ensure the plan includes measurable discharge criteria and discharge plan as appropriate.
- Ensure the treatment plan is signed by the client/family and reviewed at least every 180 days and resubmitted for approval with the MCO or funding entity.
Ensure all assessments, treatment plans, casenotes, behavior data and services are provided and documented according to policies.
- Complete document Functional Behavior Assessment in all developmental areas and treatment plan in the Electronic Health Care record. Ensure all required billing data is entered daily for each child with appropriate codes.
- Ensure all data is systemically collected and recorded for each child to measure progress and placed in the clinical chart. Graph data or display visual as need to continually assess progress on targeted behaviors and goals.
- Document all multi-disciplinary team meetings or collateral contacts in clinical record.
- Record discharge plan and summary.
Provide direct ABA Services to children and their families
- Implement interventions to target each child’s individual needs across all developmental domains (cognitive, language/communication, social, play, motor, and behavior).
- Refer child and family for home-based, center-based, or therapeutic classroom services as appropriate for the identified needs.
- Supervise and review progress of the behavior technicians to ensure proper implementation of the treatment plan
- Provide one hour of supervision for every 20 hours of direct service.
- Provide needed resources and guidance to behavior technicians in the implementation of behavior plans.
- Ensure all treatment methodologies are evidenced-based and reflect best practice.
- Train and collaborate with families in the development and implementation of positive behavior support strategies.
Coordinate all interventions with parents and team of allied service providers (speech and language, OT, PT, Psychiatric, and others)
- Collaborate with parents on interventions that can be implemented in the home environment for skill-based training which will decrease behavior problems, teach specific skills and maximize child outcomes.
- Maintain effective ongoing communication and collaboration with the ABA team and other providers in Children's Village.
- Facilitate new referrals into ABA Services in collaboration with Children’s Village Center of Excellence. Make sure that each day program maintains full enrollment of children.
- Collaborate with school districts, Educational Service District, Birth – 3, Primary Care Providers, and other entities to provide a coordinated service plan in collaboration with ABA services.
- Participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings as needed to ensure continued service delivery to meet continued treatment plan goals.
- Participate in concurrent discharge planning to ensure a smooth transition to community/educationally based service.
Provide supervision to LBATs, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Behavioral Technicians, and Program Assistant on the team to provide best practice interventions for children with ASD and their family.
- Provide 60 hours of training to Behavior Technicians and sign off upon their completion.
- Provide supervision for every 20 hours of direct service to Behavior Technicians.
- Educate allied service providers on ABA and services which will enhance the functioning of a child with ASD.
- Provide annual evaluations and professional development plans for supervisees.
Perform other duties as assigned
- Assist the Division Director of Behavioral Health in the development of the budget and reviewing monthly revenue and expense reports for sustainability.
- Assist in the interviewing and recommendation to hire for BCBA, Behavior Technicians, and Program Assistant
- MA in Psychology, Behavior Analysis, Developmental Psychology, Special Education or other related degree with Board Certification as a Behavior Analyst
- Four years’ experience in evaluation and treatment with children with ASD in an ABA environment
- Previous experience in the implementation of a therapeutic classroom, home-based and center-based ABA program strongly preferred
- Experience in supervision or management desired or professional development plan to acquire the skills
- Possess strong functional assessment and behavioral management skills with ASD children
- Demonstrated skill in developing treatment plans and implementing Applied Behavioral Analyst treatment
- Ability to supervise Behavior Technicians implementing treatment
- Demonstrated experience and skills in team leadership
- Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills to communicate with children, team, and allied providers
- Ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team
- Ability to represent the agency and program in a professional manner within the community
- Ability to give and receive constructive feedback
- Computer proficiency skills
Licensure, Registration, Certification:
- Board Certified Behavior Analyst required
- Licensed Behavior Analyst
- Valid Washington State driver’s license and minimum required liability insurance
Employment is conditional upon:
- Being cleared by criminal background check and fingerprinting when required