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Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Date Posted: 04/15/2022
Requisition Number: 1733
Location: CHA Somerville Campus
Work Days: M-F 8:30-5
Category: Professional and Management
Department: Child and Adolescent Psych Social Workers
Job Type: Full time
Work Shift: Day
Union Name: Non Union
The Inpatient Board Certified Behavior Analyst provides ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) to pediatric patients with a range of developmental conditions and behavioral disorders, including developmental disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, behavioral disorders and mental health issues. CHA's neurodevelopmental inpatient services utilize a multidisciplinary approach including applied behavior analysis, psychotherapy services, psychopharmacology, speech and language services, occupational therapy, and rehabilitation services.
Under the direction of the Behavioral Psychologist, BCBA performs direct ABA services to children with developmental disabilities and behavior disorders and their families. BCBA is responsible for developing, writing, and evaluating behavior treatment plans; selecting and running of assessments; and selecting and implementing functionally-based interventions. BCBA provides clinical supervision, mentoring and training to Behavior Techs/RBTs and maintains model fidelity. BCBA works as a member of the multidisciplinary team; conducts assessments, completes reports; and assists The Behavioral Psychologist in implementation of PBIS and trauma-sensitive frameworks.
Maintains clinical caseload as assigned by the Behavioral Psychologist.
Develops Behavior Treatment Plans based on Functional Behavior Assessment and other comprehensive assessments.
In association with the Behavioral Psychologist and Behavioral Health Technicians, ensures the implementation of the behavioral plans to fidelity.
Participates in multidisciplinary team meetings and staff meetings as appropriate to review evaluations of new patients and treatment reviews of patients currently in treatment. Makes recommendations regarding patients' overall treatment.
Develop individualized programming and data tracking using VBMAPP, ABLLS, AFLS and other evidence-based curricula and instruments;
Prepares and attends to billings, reports, claims, and correspondence related to services provided in the form and timeliness required by Employer as necessary or appropriate under the circumstances, all of which billings, records, reports, claims, or correspondence shall belong to Employer.
Charts and reviews patients' behavior data at regular staff meetings, behavior problem solving meetings, and Clinical Review rounds.
Serves as a member of the Internal Behavior Treatment Plan Review Committee
Provides RBT training.
Assists with implementation of PBIS and trauma-sensitive frameworks.
Assists in crisis intervention and oversees and implements crisis intervention techniques as necessary. Some evening hours are required.
Master's degree in ABA, Education, Psychology or related field;
BCBA certification; must be a BCBA approved supervisor
Licensed as LABA with a minimum of 1 year of post-licensure experience
Three (3) years of experience with children/adolescents who have developmental disabilities and other related disorders, including psychiatric and mental health diagnoses
Applied experience with preference assessments, functional behavior assessments/analyses and other forms of data analysis required
Must be flexible with strong interpersonal skills
Be able to effectively work with a multidisciplinary team and have excellent organization and time management skills
Physical and mental capacity to work in stressful situations and de-escalate individuals who have limited cognition and complex needs
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