Board Certified Behavior Analyst

This position would provide ABA services for individuals with autism and behavioral assessment and intervention services. Underfill of this position may be considered for individuals requiring BCBA supervision.

The Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) conducts behavioral assessments, direct behaviorally-based interventions and behavioral consultation services to identified clients with autism, developmental disabilities, mental health disorders or other behavioral disorders in a variety of settings. This position works in a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and provides expertise in learning theory and applied behavior analysis. This position plans intervention strategies for identified clients, oversees the implementation of these strategies, and gathers and interprets outcome data.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The BCBA must be certified through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. BCBA’s practicing in Minnesota will work under the supervision of a licensed Mental Health Professional. BCBA’s practicing in North Dakota must be licensed with the ND Board of Psychologist Examiners.

Other requirements for this position include:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, have current automobile insurance and a reliable vehicle
  • Training and experience in conducting Discrete Trial Training and a working knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Ability to work independently to meet job requirements and productivity expectations
  • Willingness to maintain a flexible schedule to meet client needs, managing appointment cancellations and prioritizing activities when needed
  • A desire to work in home and community settings with children and/or adults having difficulties
  • Comfort and ability working with clients who may exhibit behavior problems
  • Skills to work with a variety of cultures
  • Skills in managing emotionally-charged situations / crises
  • Sufficient organizational skills to manage daily charting requirements
  • Proficiency in the use of computers for management of outcome data and development of graphs

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

1.    Clinical Responsibilities:   

  • Conduct functional behavior analytic assessments to develop the basis for needed services by the client
  • Assist in the development of Comprehensive Multi-Disciplinary Evaluations for identified clients, as required by insurance
  • Provide one-to-one or group behavior analytic intervention services in keeping with the client’s treatment plan
  • Provide supervision and oversight for technician staff to ensure proper implementation of intervention strategies.
  • Conduct treatment plan updates in keeping with third party requirements, at least every six months
  • Maintain behavioral data and graphs for identified target behaviors
  • Provide consultation and training to parents or other caregivers to ensure generalization of skills learned in the training environment
  • Provide clinical supervision to trainees as identified
  • Provide behavioral consultation for identified cases
  • Provide training to staff, as needed
  • Follow guidelines of third party payers in the provision of services

2.    Administrative Responsibilities: 

  • Maintain board certification with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board
  • Complete 20 hours per year of training/continuing education, in keeping with agency policy
  • Participate in required agency orientation and annual in-service training
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Attend supervision meetings as scheduled
  • Complete documentation within agency guidelines
  • Ensure client files are in compliance with applicable standards and agency policy
  • Complete staff time and expense sheets bi-weekly for payroll processing
  • Adhere to HIPAA privacy guidelines, data security expectations and mandated reporting requirements, notifying management immediately of any breaches or concerns

3.    Professional Expectations: 

  • Adhere to BACB ethical requirements in all aspects of the job
  • Adhere to ethical requirements of licensing boards, as applicable
  • Maintain accuracy in documentation of service time
  • Communicate openly and directly with colleagues
  • Reflect the agency in a positive light in the community
  • Work to resolve problems constructively

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