General Summary: The role of the Behavioral Specialist Analyst is to design and direct the implementation of a behavior modification intervention plan, which is individualized to each child or adolescent being served. The BSC will provide a general assessment and a Functional Behavioral Assessment or utilize other tools to identify behavioral goals and measurable objectives and provide/direct therapeutic interventions for children and adolescents within the child/adolescent’s home, school, or community. The BSC will also evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and make recommendations for changes to the treatment plan as seen fit.
Mission Accountability: The Behavioral Specialist Consultant of Lycoming Therapeutic Wraparound Services, Inc. will strive to provide the highest standards of behavioral health rehabilitative services by assisting to improve the quality of life of individuals and families in a caring and compassionate manner.
Supervision: Behavioral Specialist Consultants will report directly to the Program Manager for non-clinical supervision and program functions. Clinical supervisions will be provided by a Licensed Psychologist.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Design and direct behavior intervention plans.
- Design and direct tracking sheets related to intervention plans.
- Provide written documentation of therapeutic progress.
- Collaborate and consult with other members of the treatment team, professionals, or other significant individuals working with the child/adolescent and family.
- Data Collection with the member, family, or other systems.
- Analyze Data and provide quarterly updates within the treatment plan.
- Understand basic graphing techniques.
- Observation of the member with the TSS or team member present.
- Recognize Antecedents to behavior.
- Participate in required trainings.
- Participate in staff supervisions.
- Provide Supervision for Behavioral Health Technicians and Assistant Behavioral Specialist Analyst
- Meet deadlines as they approach with authorization periods.
- Adhere to monthly prescriptions of clients.
- Accurately represent services and Lycoming Therapeutic Wraparound Services.
- Follow the Corporate Compliance Plan.
- Follow APA (American Psychological Association) ethics code.
Minimum Education, Credentials, and Experience:
- Must be a licensed as a Psychologist, Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, or Behavioral Specialist and have one of the following:
- A current certification as a BCBA from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board or other graduate-level certification in behavioral analysis that is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies or the American National Standards Institute.
- A current certification as a BCaBA from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board or other undergraduate-level certification in Behavior Analysis that is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies or the American National Standards Institute.
- A minimum of 12 credits in ABA from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and 1 year of full-time experience in the provision of ABA.
- A minimum of 1-year of full-time experience in the provision of ABA under the supervision of a professional with a certification as a BCBA from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board or other graduate-level certification in behavior analysis that is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies or the American National Standards Institute.
- Must have Act 33 clearances: FBI, Child Abuse, and State.
- Must have a valid driver’s license with independent transportation.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of Functional Behavioral Assessments.
- Knowledge of positive behavior interventions and supports.
- Knowledge of DSM-IV and ICD-9 Coding.
- Knowledge of mental illness and the ability to implement interventions (i.e., individual and family) to support improvements in symptoms and functioning.
- Ability to collect and analyze data.
- Ability to build healthy relationships (i.e., therapeutic and professional), as well as to function in a team environment.
- Ability to establish and maintain professional boundaries and ethical standards, as well as to maintain confidential and sensitive information.
- Ability to read, write, and communicate using the English Language.
- Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Software products.
- May require prolonged sitting (i.e., sometimes on the floor) or standing and frequent use of the telephone or computer.
- Requires sufficient physical capacity to perform Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI).
- Requires normal vision and hearing.