ARCH of Lehigh Valley is an inviting, user-friendly center that provides comprehensive services to individuals and families touched by autism. Our professional staff are trained in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). We promote and support the success of each individual in a therapeutic learning environment. In addition to meeting ADA standards, our state-of-the-art facility incorporates specially designed lighting and sensory features. Our resources are designed to help each person achieve their full potential. Our "one-stop shopping" model integrates clinical and non-clinical approaches and training to the individuals who have a diagnosis on the autism spectrum or to family members touched by this diagnosis. The ARCH of Lehigh Valley works in collaboration with individuals on the spectrum, families, county representatives, providers, experts in the field and other stakeholders to coordinate a continuum of services for individuals whose lives are touched by autism. The Mission of the ARCH of Lehigh Valley is to provide a safe, therapeutic and educational environment for people with autism -- regardless of age or ability -- and their families. The mission is accomplished by offering a range of clinical and community supports, resources and educational materials and training. These services will take place in an inviting and user-friendly service center, through a network of providers who are trained in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
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POSITION SUMMARY: The Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), in consultation with the psychologist and BHRS treatment team, designs, develops, implements, monitors, and evaluates an individualized resiliency plan including behavioral interventions and protocols for each assigned client. The BCBA shall be knowledgeable and have expertise with meeting the needs of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Intellectual Disabilities (ID) and/or other behavioral and communication disorders. The BCBA will provide expertise in the analysis of behavioral problems, their functions, and effective treatments based on applied behavior analysis (ABA) principles and practice; and will provide expert support to the treatment team to inform clinical decision and practice.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Utilizes relevant assessment tools e.g. the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VBMapp), Adaptive Behavior Assessment System (ABAS), Vineland, Questions About Behavior Function (QABF), Preference assessments, Functional Assessment Screening Tool (FAST), reinforcer assessments and data collection procedures to conduct Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA)
- Uses results of FBA to determine function of target behaviors and develop behavioral interventions and protocols based on ABA methodology to reduce target behaviors and teach new skills
- Develops individualized resiliency plan including treatment goals and objectives based on FBA results and ABA methodology in conjunction with all team members including client, parents/caregivers, Therapeutic support staff (TSS)/ Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), Mobile therapist (MT), school personnel, other providers and Managed Care Organizations (MCO).
- Collects, analyzes and graphs behavioral data from TSS/RBTs progress notes or own observations/data collection
- Maintains weekly contact with assigned client's treatment teams to coordinate services
- Facilitates Interagency Services Planning Team (ISPT) meetings to review and revise resiliency plans (as needed) and to develop a strategy for the next authorization period
- Completes all documentation including but not limited to:
- Functional Behavior Assessment including collection/interpretation of data and graphs
- Resiliency plan
- Input form
- Required assessment/ outcomes tools
- Authorization packet
- Weekly paperwork
- TSS progress notes
- Provides direct, clinical supervision to all assigned TSSs/RBTs including development/ updating TSS/RBT progress note and providing TSS/RBT with copy of updated resiliency plan
- Provides on site assessment and assistance to all newly assigned TSSs/ RBTs
- Provides direct supervision and training for TSS/RBTs, parents, caregivers, day care personnel and school personnel in the implementation of behavioral interventions/protocols, reinforcement procedures, data collection, ongoing assessment and progress monitoring of all aspects of assigned clients.
- Consults with the treatment team in the ongoing assessment, evaluation, implementation, and progress monitoring of the resiliency plan and behavioral interventions by providing expertise in all aspects of ABA interventions for the assigned population
- Provides clinical direction related to behavioral interventions and strategies during family sessions and ISPT meetings
- Develops and nurtures relationships with clients and families to support the treatment process
- Leads staff and/or parent group training in various topics including but not limited to ABA, data collection, graphing
- Meets requirements for attending monthly supervision with the BHRs Supervisor
- Performs other duties as assigned
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: BHRS Supervisor
DIRECT REPORTS: None
CONTACTS: Clients, caregivers/parents, BHRS staff, psychologist, school personnel, other providers, social service agencies, MCO (Managed Care Organizations), county representatives, and advocacy groups
- Current and actively (practicing) Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification
- Expertise working with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and other behavioral and communication disorders
- Experience with data collection and graphing
- Experience with administering the VBMAPP, ABAS, Preference Assessments preferred
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team
- Must be able to perform CPR using agency-trained protocols
- Must possess excellent customer interaction, collaboration, presentation, and written and verbal communication skills
- Demonstrated basic experience with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook; Publisher experience preferred
- Must have current, valid driver's license in state of residence, 3 years driving experience, and acceptable driving record
- Must be willing to work flexible hours including evenings and some weekends
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE: See Physical Demands Checklist below which represents the general physical demands and environment conditions to which the employee holding this position must meet, in addition to the duties and responsibilities listed above, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Elwyn will engage otherwise qualified candidates for this position whose disabilities may require reasonable accommodations to enable an individual to perform the essential functions.
Elwyn reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as needed. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of duties and responsibilities of the job nor does it constitute a written or implied contract.
Elwyn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and identity, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, genetic information, disability status, military or veteran status, marital or family status, political activities or affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, and federal law. #mon #ca #zr1
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