The Case Manager/BCBA functions as the team leader of the client’s Interdisciplinary Autism Treatment Team, providing evaluation, treatment and consultation services to children and their families. The Case Manager uses the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis within a family centered approach. The Case Manager will develop and carry out programs and activities designed to improve the lives of children with autism and their families. The Case Manager develops treatment plans that:
- improve function and enhance activities of daily life,
- focus on the individuals’ and the families’ stated needs,
- are individualized to address each client’s unique needs, overcoming acknowledged weaknesses by identifying and using their strengths,
- involve the client’s natural support system of family and friends to ensure generalization of skills learned in therapy sessions,
- require consistent practice and repetition between therapy sessions to increase efficiency and effectiveness of the treatment plan, and
- are accountable (measurable, meaningful changes are demonstrated).
TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- Contributes to providing quality care for clients of Easterseals North Texas in whatever capacity is required in accordance with skills and training.
- Maintains awareness of trends and evidence-based practices.
- Participates in Easterseals North Texas meetings and on committees as required and appropriate. The Case Manager will participate in monthly collaboration meetings with other ESNT BCBAs and therapists, in monthly review meetings with the Interdisciplinary Treatment Team, in monthly Parent training meetings, in monthly staff meetings, and monthly Human Rights and Intervention Committee meetings.
- Develops ideas, plans, and procedures for initiation, expansion, improvement, and evaluation of Autism Services for the benefit of children and families with special needs.
- Conducts child assessments, as well as re-assessments, assessing skill levels of children utilizing criterion referenced or standardized tests outlined by the program, and create evaluation reports incorporating assessment tools, caregiver reports, and professional reports.
- Develops programs designed to meet the individual needs of each child.
- Promotes family involvement, advocacy, and supports family decisions through involvement and provision of both individual and group family training.
- Ensures accurate collection and graphing of data on a daily basis.
- Develops short- and long-term treatment goals, plans and objectives based upon the initial evaluation and program requirements, and ensures weekly updates to targeted program.
- Coaches family members and/or client in strategies and opportunities for incorporating new skills or techniques into normal routines and activities at home and other natural environments such as school or childcare center, church, a play group or relative’s home, etc.
- Provides training and support specific to client goals.
- Instructs client and family members in the proper and safe use of adaptive equipment and assistive technology.
- Assists in coordinating services and makes appropriate referrals as needed.
- Provides supervision to Senior and Junior Instructors as needed and in accordance with all applicable laws, standards and regulations.
- Serves as a clinical supervisor for students, in accordance with all applicable laws, standards, rules and regulations, and specifically in accordance with the students’ educational institutions.
- Develops and presents staff in-service trainings and parent trainings specific to client goals.
- Assists in developing and presenting community education and/or training.
- Attends local and national conferences designed to further knowledge of Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis and maintain certification requirements.
- Attends professional development as required by certification.
- Attends and passes CPR/First Aid certification.
Education: Master’s Degree in Behavior Analysis, Psychology, Education, or related field approved by the BACB.
Certification: Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Completed BACB approved supervision training requirements (8 hour training course plus BACB online modules) to supervise the applied experience of those pursuing certification, as well as BCBAs who supervise the ongoing practice of BCaBAs.
Work experience: Minimum of 1 year experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders.
· Certified, by an approved provider, in Adult CPR with AED and Infant/Child CPR.
· Certified, by an approved provider, in Basic First Aid.
· Current valid driver's license, proof of insurance and a driving record that meets the standards of the agency.
Must pass criminal and background check, drug testing, and fingerprinting.