Clinical Directors (Board Certified Behavior Analysts) - Relocation to AUS
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Employer: Early Autism Services (EAS) Australia Branch
Position: Clinical Directors (Board Certified Behaviour Analysts)
Status: Full-Time Permanent
Pay: $95,000 - $105,000 AUD annually (depending on experience) plus relocation allowance and visa sponsorship (if applicable)
Who We Are
Early Autism Services (EAS) is an established provider of home-based ABA (applied behaviour analytic) therapy with over ten years of experience implementing high quality behavioural programming worldwide. Our Australian team is currently growing at a rapid pace as our efforts to both expand the field of ABA as well as diversify our services within Australia continue.
Who You Are
We are currently seeking Board Certified Behaviour Analysts to relocate to Australia for Clinical Director positions. Individuals within this position are responsible for leading a branch in which they establish and maintain an atmosphere which fosters improved quality of life and continuity of care for all clients in their living and functioning areas via Applied Behaviour Analytic (ABA) based interventions. In pursuit of this role a Clinical Director is responsible for maintaining the competency of their branch staff by way of providing efficient supervision. This includes providing clear direction and expectations to all Program Supervisors and Technicians within the branch regarding the philosophy of the areas in which they work. In addition, a Clinical Director is also responsible for maintaining the clinical health (e.g. via quality assessments and programming), financial health (e.g. via achieving PDCA goals and monitoring staff hours), and ethical quality of their branch.
If you are looking to work within a support team of individuals impassioned to make a difference in the lives of children and their families within Australia through applied behavior analysis, this job is for you!
What You'll Do
- Establish and maintain local clinical processes for delivering ABA-based services to children with developmental disabilities
- Analyse and optimise branchwide treatment outcomes
- Develop programming and treatment interventions which cater to the specific needs of local clients and their community
- Work with administration to develop PDCA goals for growth, financial, and clinical domains every quarter and monitors goals to make progress quarterly toward them
- Update monthly budget with actual spending
- Collect data on hiring and length of time each trainee spends in training
- Timely updating of tracking spreadsheets related to various clinical and administrative procedures including, but not limited to: client onboarding and assessment, billable hours, client goal achievement, interobserver agreement and treatment integrity
- Observe BCBA utilization hours to maintain quality through consistent supervision of BCBA cases
- Provide supervision and training for staff members at all levels including: Board Certified Behaviour Analysts, Pre-BCBA Credential Program Supervisors, Behavioural Therapists, and other staff
- Conduct training with parents and other community members as needed
- Navigate local community resources (namely, the NDIS) to assist with securing/maintaining funding for clients
- Identify and pursue outreach activities with local ABA organisations, providers, and other community members
- Conduct initial consultations, behavioural assessments, and treatment plans for new clients
- Research, create, and implement specified behaviour reduction plans with clients that display aberrant behaviour
- Attend bi-weekly team meetings with family members and therapists
- Update client goals and treatment plans
- Collect data on each target goal during supervision sessions
- Answer logistical questions for therapists, parents or supervisors about schedules, procedures or behaviour plans
- Analyse data taken by therapy teams, making treatment decisions, and writing detailed treatment notes at the end of each supervision session
- Participate in ongoing training and continuing education in order to maintain BACB credential
- Demonstrate cultural competence while working with clients and their families
- Communicate respectfully with clients, parents, supervisors, and administrators
- Meet with the Australia Chief Clinical Director on a weekly basis regarding assigned branch's clinical and financial health
- Provide some direct (1:1) service to young children with autism
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
- Certification by the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board
- A Master's degree in special education, psychology, or related field, with specialized knowledge of behavioural health and treatment philosophies and professional practices
- Preferred five years of experience in an ABA work environment with specialized concentration on childhood ASD and 3 years of management experience.
- Knowledge of early childhood and autism assessment tools and procedures, and thorough knowledge of child development. Experience developing behaviour intervention plans and programming; experience teaching social interaction and play skills
- Knowledge of current methods and techniques of applied behaviour analysis; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with clients, parents, and professionals; competence in analysing assessment results, designing appropriate individual treatment plans and behavioural programs, and monitoring progress
- Knowledge and utilization of effective generalisation techniques (such as Natural Environment Teaching and Incidental Teaching)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Strong communication skills to work with a diverse team.
- Leadership skills which maintain health relationships between team members
- Basic computer skills and be able to use all required software.
- Ability to problem-solve and assist in decision-making independently including during emergencies
- Maintain current status regarding assigned core competencies and other required certification acquisition within established schedule and timelines.
- Work productively to develop relationships with individuals, families, community members, and other health/education professionals.
- Proven creative abilities, strong organizational and time management skills.
- Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills and good customer service skills.
- Have a valid Driver's license, reliable transportation and a good driving record
- Have a cleared Working With Children's Check and Police Clearance Checks
- Have an active First Aid/CPR Certificate
- Maintain a high level of organization for electronic client file maintenance, daily, weekly and monthly record keeping
This job operates primarily in both clients' homes as well as a remote environment. As such, it is important that any individual in the position be able to collaborate well with different personalities, thrive in an environment with little in-person supervision and communicate well utilizing remote means of communication when necessary.
The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle and feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position may require standing and walking for long shifts. Seeing, smelling, repetitive motion and lifting objects weighing up to 23 kilograms at a time are required for this position.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Early Autism Services (Australia) Pty Ltd provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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