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Job Title: Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
Reports to: Clinical Director
Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes
Job Type: FT
The Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is responsible for managing a team of BTs / RBTs in the implementation of individualized treatment plans for a caseload of patients. The BCBA works closely with the administrative team to ensure quality of care, authorization, supervision, and implementation of treatment plans toward effective patient outcomes. The BCBA models the MGA philosophy and culture in their work through every interaction with patients and stakeholders in the clinic, home, and community. The BCBA oversees and provides performance coaching and ongoing training to clinical staff. BCBA seeks to ongoing development and expansion of their professional leadership and clinical skills.
BCBA Duties and Responsibilities
- Responsible for coordinating, scheduling, communicating, and continually evaluating the effectiveness of functional behavior assessments, behavioral evaluations, and behavior intervention plans for a caseload of 10-15 patients.
- Will meet or exceed monthly billable hour requirement based on caseload size and required supervision of each patient.
- Supervise program implementation of Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) and Behavior Technicians (BTs) to include ongoing training, support, mentorship, conducting performance evaluations (informal and formal), side-by-side coaching, and performance management.
- Develop initial / reauthorization treatment plans and ongoing programming modifications.
- Write treatment protocols and behavior support plans (standard functional analysis, practical functional assessment, descriptive assessments, etc.).
- Communicate regularly with caregivers to facilitate treatment objectives for their patients.
- Meets regularly with the Clinical Director to review treatment plans, discuss case conceptualization, problem solve any barriers to patient progress, and ongoing professional development.
- Conduct regular caregiver training to maximize familial involvement and treatment fidelity across environments.
- Develop/demonstrate supervisory and leadership skills through a servant leadership model.
- Support quality assurance measures by collecting IOA, treatment fidelity data, and reviewing BT / RBT clinical notes, and performance management tracking.
- Provide supervision and oversight of BCBA candidates.
- Participate in the development and dissemination of educational and ongoing development initiatives.
- Maintain BCBA certification by renewing certification as mandated by BACB/state regulatory body.
- Demonstrate a high level of engagement in company culture.
- Attend meetings and trainings as required.
- Participate in companywide projects or initiatives.
- Maintain applied skills and provide some direct service to model for supervisees.
- Follow BACB BCBA Ethic Code.
- Understand and adhere to HIPAA policies, patient confidentiality, and patient dignity.
- Maintain professional boundaries with patients and caregivers.
- Must be ready and available to work during regular business hours.
- Adhere to MGA policies and procedures.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Two (2) years of experience supervisory or management experience preferred.
- Minimum of one (1) year experience within ABA.
- Master’s degree or higher with concentration in ABA or related field (e.g., psychology, education).
- At least two (2) years of related professional experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
- BCBA certification and in good standing with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).
- Familiarity with the field of early intervention.
- Passionate about behavioral science and disseminating best practices and current research within the field of ABA.
- Desire to work with children.
- Fluent in program development to meet treatment goals, assessment implementation and report development.
- Demonstrate continuous professional growth with a strong desire to continue learning.
- Knowledge of assessment and implementation of Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills – Revised (ABLLS-R), Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP), and Assessment for Functional Living Skills (AFLS).
- Proof of 8-hour supervision training completion.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Process driven and detail oriented.
- Commitment to the science of Behavior Analysis.
- Demonstrates strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Seeks and receives mentorship and feedback.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills including the ability to effectively multi-task and prioritize appropriately to deliver timely results and consistently meet deadlines.
- Ability to empathize and communicate with caregivers professionally and with confidence to achieve goals.
- Communication skills, both oral and written, that are clear, concise, exhibit leadership, professionalism, empathy.
- Proficient in manual and electronic data collection, analysis, summarizing behavioral findings, client preference assessments, and ability to display findings using data collection platform and Microsoft Office products.
- Ability to work full-time (40 hours/week), including some flexibility regarding schedule changes required to accommodate patient and staff needs.
- Ability to work and collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders from wide ranging backgrounds and disciplinary perspectives.
- Highly motivated and energetic during work hours.
- Experience with ABA data collection software is preferred.
- Ability to pass a background and reference checks.
- Ability to bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, and spend long periods of time standing as well as an ability to lift items up to 50 lbs.
- Endurance to move rapidly from a seated position to a standing position to accommodate programming and/ or for the safety of the patient.
- Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity enough to operate office equipment, etc.
- Clerical and administrative work requires adequate vision and hearing abilities.
- Ability to communicate clearly through audio and video platforms on a variety of electronic devices.
- Free from any physical or mental condition or addiction to any substance that could impair competent and objective professional performance of behavior analysis services and / or jeopardize public health and safety.
- No history of investigations or disciplinary actions by a health care organization, professional association, governmental entity or regulatory or licensing agency or authority, and / or no history of conviction, plea of guilty, or current investigation or charge of a felony or misdemeanor directly relating to behavior analysis OR public health and safety.