Hope Network Center for Autism is seeking a Behavior Analyst to become a key member of a multidisciplinary Autism treatment model. Hope Network provides center based ABA services at several sites including Grand Rapids, Holland and now East Lansing. The Center for Autism in collaboration with a major university will offer a unique diagnostic and treatment environment. ABA services are provided for learner diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder ranging in age from 1 year 6 months through 21 years old. The CFA offers Safety Care Training, tuition reimbursement, continuing education, and a leadership career path. The CFA is a founding member of the Michigan Behavior Analytic Providers (MiBAP) association. The CFA is part of the larger Behavioral Health Service line within Hope Network providing a full range of services with persons with mental illness and developmental disabilities.
The Behavior Analyst-Center for Autism is a key associate at Hope Network whose primary responsibilities include: Responsible for developing appropriate programs and behavior intervention plans as well as supervising their implementation. The Behavior Analyst develops comprehensive and focused treatment plans for children based on medical necessity for the remediation of the deficits of the child’s autism diagnosis. The Behavior Analyst continually monitors their assigned teams and each learner’s progress in order to provide the most relevant treatment.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of job functions. This job description is in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The employee is required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as assigned.
1. Creates and supervises implementation of programming.
2. Creates individualized behavior intervention plan, monitors implementation and provides feedback as necessary.
3. Conducts functional assessments and analyses.
4. Captures and contrives opportunities to teach staff and children in the natural environment and teaches others to do the same.
5. Conducts and participates in assessment process.
6. Attends and participates in parent meetings, therapist meetings, trainings and other meetings as needed.
7. Provides information about programming to parents.
8. Attends IEP meetings as needed for the progress of the learner's therapy goals.
9. Participates in research and presentation opportunities at the local and national conferences.
10. Works collaboratively with other members of children’s treatment team and family.
11. Communicates with Behavior Technicians and Clinical Director regarding developments, problems or concerns as needed.
12. Responds appropriately to feedback.
13. Keeps children safe at all times.
14. Provides and maintains an environment free of emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Reports any incidents or suspicions to the Clinical Director.
15. Completes and submits required documentation in a timely manner.
16. Offers feedback on staff performance reviews.
17. Assists with new staff training as needed.
18. Assists the Scheduler and Clinical Director with scheduling therapists as needed.
19. Acts as a positive role model for all staff, families and children working with LS.
20. Works to positively impact team spirit and overall morale.
21. Maintains client confidentiality per Hope Network policy and HIPAA Privacy Rule Regulations.
22. Adheres to all Hope Network policies and procedures.
23. Performs other duties as assigned by the Clinical Director or Executive Director.
24. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential requirement of this position.
25. Complete all clinical documentation and billing via electronic health record (EHR) in a thorough, efficient, and timely manner, in compliance with internal and external quality and regulatory requirements.
26. Adhere to the BACBs Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analyst.
Educational / Talent Requirements:
1. Minimum Education required: Master degree in a field related to Behavior Analysis (Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis preferred). BCBA required.
Work Experience Requirements:
1. At least 1 year experience working as a BCaBA or supervised by a BCBA in training hours.
2. At least 2 years experience working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
3. Experience with behavior intervention plan development and programming for children diagnosed with autism.