Hope is seeking a Board Certified Behavior Analyst to perform job duties at our Autism Clinic located in Kirkwood, MO. This position will be responsible for developing programming and supervising evidence based therapy services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in accordance with ethical guidelines of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board.
Develops treatment and/or behavior intervention plans for individuals with ASD as part of evidence based therapy service provision. Utilizes a variety of assessment tools such as the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program, Adaptive Behavior Assessment System to write operationally defined goals and objectives. Meets treatment plan requirements per insurance company and clinic checklist.
Treats problem behavior with a function-based approach. Utilizes teaching procedures based in Applied Behavior Analysis. Does not recommend complimentary or alternative therapies.
Consistently and frequently analyzes data on treatment goals and adjusts teaching procedures and intervention strategies according to data. Collects functional assessment data when appropriate.
Involves the entire family in treatment. Ensures treatment plans include parent goals. Meets with parents regarding progress or provides parent training a minimum of one time per month. Provides in-home consultations and/or parent training sessions when needed.
Supervises and collects treatment fidelity data for Registered Behavior Technicians for a minimum of 5% of the time spent in therapy. Ensures: reliable data collection (90% or above), and maintenance of 90% of above on treatment fidelity checklists, effective use of contingencies of reinforcement, appropriate prompting procedures are implemented and effective use of transfer of stimulus control procedures. Conducts preference and reinforce assessments as needed.
Provides supervision and data analysis for a minimum of 20% of hours spent in treatment.
Provides supervised field work per BACB guidelines for clinical team members to obtain BCBA or BCaBA credentials.
Maintains BCBA credential by earning continuing education units per BACB guidelines.
Meets timelines for submission of treatment plans or assessments to the Clinic Billing Department. Submits session notes for billing at minimum weekly.
TRAINING, ACADEMIC AND EXPERIENTIAL REQURIEMENTS:
Master’s Degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy
Credentialed (and licensed if applicable) as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Credentialed or eligible to be credentialed with insurance companies
Has met Supervisor requirements per the BACB
At least 2 years of prior experience working with individuals with ASD.
KNOWLEGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Demonstrates a through understanding of principles of ABA
Strong clinical skill set
Organized and punctual
Communicates effectively with professionals of different fields of study
Demonstrates problem solving and flexibility in difficult situations