The BCBA - Outpatient is responsible for providing outpatient behavior therapy services and ensuring that the department is providing quality behavior therapy services in accordance with the organization's Mission and Core Values, using Person-Centered Practices. The Behavior Analyst will also provide supervision to and oversee all work activities for Registered Behavior Technicians.
KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS
Provide behavior therapy services.
- Conducts intake skill assessments, functional behavior assessments, and functional analyses as needed.
- Develops, implements, and monitors treatment plans, utilizing evidence-based treatments.
- Provides guidance and training regarding skill acquisition programs and skill development.
- Supervises behavior technicians and BCaBA's (if applicable) as needed.
- Provides training to LifeScape employees, outside agencies and parents as needed.
- Provides leadership and training during the management of maladaptive behaviors.
- Analyzes and interprets behavioral data on an ongoing basis.
- Collaborates with other clinicians on the interdisciplinary team (OT, PT, SLP, Clinical Psych, etc.)
- Maintains expertise in current research/techniques affecting patients, and remains current on legal and ethical issues. Promotes behavior analytic theory and principles.
- Collaborates with others.
- Assists with training staff on individualized programming, to include completing competency and reliability checks.
Note: Job Descriptions are not exhaustive lists of all skills, responsibilities, or efforts associated with a job. They reflect principle job elements essential for performing the job and evaluating performance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Work is performed in a variety of environments including the clinic, client's home, school classrooms, or community. This position has extensive personal contact with patients, family members, educational personnel, and other healthcare staff when implementing individual therapy programs.
This position has been evaluated as a Level I in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) definition of Occupational Exposure to blood borne pathogens).
Level I: Positions in this category are required to perform tasks which involve exposure to blood, potentially infectious body fluids, or hazardous waste.
Requires full range of body motion including the ability to stoop, kneel, reach, stand and walk for extensive periods of time; push, pull and grasp items, finger dexterity, eye/hand coordination, and the ability to assist in lifting patients weighing 35 pounds, using proper body mechanics.
MEASURES OF PERFORMANCE
- Regulatory Chart Audits and Reviews
- Safety Record
- People Served Feedback/Client Goal Attainment
- Peer Feedback
- General Public Feedback
- Clinical Competencies
- BACB Code of Ethics
- Adherence to Mission and Core Values
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Current knowledge base of rules and regulations related to program area.
- Developed oral and written communication skills.
- Organizational ability.
- Analytical and problem-solving ability.
- Knowledge and understanding of applied behavior analysis.
- Collaborate as a member of an interdisciplinary team
- Technological competence to use computers and software utilized by the organization.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Master's degree and BCBA certification and licensure in the state of South Dakota required.
Experience with early childhood preferred. Prior experience working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders and challenging behaviors preferred.
Must be able to provide early intervention services using Early Intensive Behavior Intervention (EIBI) or Early Start Denver Model (ESDM).