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Behavior Analyst - Board Certified (BCBA)

Holly Ridge Center Bremerton, WA

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Position Title: Board Certified Behavior Analyst BCBA

Reports To: ABA Coordinator

FSLA: Non-Exempt

Status: Full-Time

Job Summary: Provides individualized, behavior-analytic intervention for ages birth to three years old population within a medical and educational model. Evaluates, assesses, treats, and provides consultation services within an interdisciplinary, family-centered, and culturally diverse system. Develops individual autism services plans and supervises behavior technicians in the implementation of therapeutic programs.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

Essentials Functions:

Performs initial and continuing assessment of client's behavioral repertoires and related skills.

  • In collaboration with other staff, determines appropriateness of individual children for HRC's Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program
  • Assesses and determines skill development in the core domains affected by autism spectrum disorder, including behavioral, social-emotional, functional communication, and adaptive skills
  • Writes developmentally appropriate goals and objectives to target identified skill deficits in all relevant domains
  • Develops and writes Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) reports for the purpose of individualized program development and in accordance with funding source requirements
  • Submits FBAs and other required funding source documentation to the Operations Department in a timely and accurate manner.

Designs, develops, and supervises implementation of behavior-analytic programs for children with autism and related developmental differences.

  • Ensures the intensity of intervention is appropriate for the child's developmental level and is sufficient to meet individualized goals; fits intervention to the client-family needs and ensures that intervention occurs as stated in the child's Individual Autism Service Plan (IASP)
  • Creates behavior analytic interventions and individualized programs to develop skills in identified areas of need; creates relevant data collection systems; reviews and analyzes data on an on-going basis for the purpose of program progression; adjusts individualized programs as needed to ensure optimal progress toward goal achievement
  • Collaborates and coordinates ABA intervention with educators, speech therapists, occupational/physical therapists, medical providers, and other HRC staff, as needed

Provides training and coaching to parents and staff:

  • To effectively reduce disruptive behaviors; teach functional replacement skills; and to generalize skills a child acquires through intensive ABA programming to the home, playgroups, and other community environments
  • To support staff in remaining current on evidence-based practices for children with Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and related disorders

Provides clinical supervision of behavior technicians (BTs)

  • Provides clinical supervision to BTs, for a minimum of 5% of total hours where the BT provides 1:1 ABA intervention per client, including two in-person contacts with the BT per each consecutive 30-day period
  • Provides continuing education to develop and maintain BT's professional knowledge and applied clinical skills
  • Provides direction and support to ensure BTs effectively structure intervention sessions and select or create appropriate program materials

Assists with family resource coordination

  • Informs families of advocacy, support services, and other resources as relevant to accessing ABA services in the community
  • Provides input for each client's 6-month and annual Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) as requested by their family resource coordinator and other team members
  • Assists in coordinating the transition process

Maintains current Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) certification and Washington State Behavior Analyst license.

  • Engages in continuing education activities as required to maintain professional credentials and to stay abreast of current best practices in the field of applied behavior analysis and autism treatment
  • Participates in annual safety & violence prevention and cultural awareness trainings

Other Functions:

  • Learns and implements latest rehabilitation techniques by attending available in-service training and workshops
  • Trains new staff on individual client needs, personalities, goals, and work requirements to ensure quality coverage or caseload transfer.
  • Other duties as requested, required, or assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities:

  • Education and/or experience specific to infants and toddlers preferred
  • Knowledge of applied behavioral analysis
  • Knowledge of Early Childhood Special Education preferred
  • Knowledge of typical and atypical child development processes
  • Ability to supervise and train Behavior Technicians
  • Ability to make home visits
  • Meeting facilitation skills
  • Awareness of family economic and cultural issues as they relate to early intervention
  • Knowledge of Washington State Special Education regulations and/or federal early intervention law preferred
  • Knowledge of IFSP process preferred
  • Effective computer skills, including capabilities working with spreadsheets, graphs, and word processing
  • Proficient with Microsoft Windows and MS Office programs
  • Ability to pass a criminal history background check

Education, Training, and/or Work Experience:

  • Four-year Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university in related field required

Required Licenses or Certifications:

  • Current BCBA Certification
  • Washington State Behavior Analyst License
  • Valid Washington State food worker card
  • Valid Washington State driver's license, reliable transportation, and proof of required personal liability insurance
  • Must have clean WA State driving record, as defined by HRC's agency insurance policy
  • CPR/1st Aid Certification within first 90 days of employment

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