PRN Certified Behavioral Analyst - Autism Center Job

Children's Health - Psychology Careers

Job Number: 53542

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 5-27-2018

Description:

Position Summary:

Responsible for providing therapeutic clinical services in the mode of applied behavior analysis (ABA) in assigned clinical area, for providing integrated parent education regarding ABA interventions, for participating in program development and implementation, for providing behavioral consultation to schools and community resources as needed for patient care and follow-up, and for supervising registered behavior therapist, students and/or trainees in the delivery of ABA services.

This position is a PRN, contract.

Job Profile:

  • Requires in-depth professional knowledge and practical/applied expertise in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines within the broader professional field
  • Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; demonstrates awareness of the industry, including regulatory, evolving customer demands, and the factors that differentiate the organization in the market
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead projects with manageable risks and resource requirements
  • Solves complex problems and takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information
  • Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies
  • Works independently, receives minimal guidance
  • Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus

Job Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assess patient needs through clinical interviews, behavioral observations, chart/history review, and direct patient/family interaction; design and implement ABA treatment plans, including individual, group, classroom, and/or family behavior interventions; evaluate and document patient progress; provide parent education and supportive training regarding ABA therapy interventions; and consult with members of the multidisciplinary team to develop optimal treatment plans for patients requiring ABA based interventions as part of their care
  • Participate in duties pertinent to the ABA program, including involvement in multi-disciplinary intake and triage meetings, interaction with referral programs and collaborating agencies, and coordination of patient care; develop/utilize appropriate outcome measures to evaluate patient progress in targeted behavioral intervention areas; provide community and family education and consultation around ABA interventions
  • Provide direct supervision to registered behavioral therapists, students, and/or trainees who are providing ABA therapy and/or participating in research or outcome measure initiatives
  • Ability to meet physical and non-physical demands as outlined in the job description is an essential function of the job
  • Participate in other duties and /or special projects as applicable, including program development and program implementation under the direction of the Director and other multidisciplinary staff

Patient Contact:

  • Direct - Indicates that the person in the position directly provides care, treatment or services to the patient. Ex: Nurses, Physical/Occupational Therapists, RCPs.

Experience:

  • Minimum 1-2 years of job related experience required
  • 1-2 years of post-BCBA experience preferred

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Please list the specific skills and abilities that an incumbent must possess to perform the position properly.
  • Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
  • Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.
  • Meet patient and patient family needs; take responsibility for a patient's safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; use appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
  • Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.
  • Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
  • Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  • Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.
  • Deal effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.
  • Effectively manage one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
  • Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  • Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.
  • Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.

Education:

  • Graduate or professional work or advanced degree; or equivalent experience required
  • Master’s level degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy or counseling required

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Board Certification as a Certified Behavior Analyst from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BCBA) required
  • CPR required
  • Initial Pediatric Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior (PPMAB) training must be completed within 60 days of hire and renewed annually, unless an exception is identified required

Physical Demands:

  • Light - Exerting up to 20 lbs. occasionally, 10 lbs. frequently, or negligible amounts constantly and may require walking or standing to a significant degree.

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