The Clinical Director of Center for Autism is a key associate at Hope Network whose primary responsibilities include:
This position is responsible for the highest quality patient services attainable by the organization within obtainable resources, while ensuring a cost effective operations; assures that high quality behavioral healthcare is provided by staff appropriately trained, duly certified and licensed practitioners; ensures a safe and efficient physical environment, establishing treatment protocols that will ensure the implementation and fidelity to evidence based practices; establishes a problem identification and resolution system for the Center for Autism (CFA); responsible for providing clinical services as a BCBA-D; responsible for oversight of the quality improvement case review process, data management, feedback, continuing education development, and the certification and recertification needs of all of the CFA clinical staff.
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 by management.
1. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential requirement of this position.
2. Identifies, through research and collaborative relationships, evidence based practices that suit the patients served by the Center for Autism (“CFA”). Oversees, and monitors to assure fidelity of all clinical practices.
3. Works toward improving care using quality improvement methods (e.g. Clinical Audit), identifying aspects of care that need improvement, making plans for improvement and monitoring the outcome.
4. Provides leadership, direction, and support to the clinical level staff within the CFA.
5. Monitors for accurate and timely completion professional staff documentation (including SALs and all other record compliance systems).
6. Assesses, develops, coordinates, and oversees the ongoing training needs of both clinical staff members to assure ongoing professional growth and development (continuing education) of all staff members.
7. Works directly with the CFA Director of Operations and Hope Network leadership as it relates to clinical practices, policies concerns.
8. Represents the CFA when attending various community events / activities. Serves as a liaison with external agencies and professional organizations regarding available treatment services and options.
9. Responsible for ensuring quality therapeutic care to all patients who obtain services at the CFA while adhering to appropriate quality standards, and obligations to funders (Recipient Rights, licensing, CARF, DCIS), as well as the applicable the federal, state, and accreditation standards and ethical standards).
10. Provides and oversees ABA and clinical assessments (VB-MAPP, ADOS, AFLS) at the CFA for clients from the ages of 18 months to 21 years.
11. Oversees and provides clinical supervision and direction for a small caseload of clients.
12. Provide individual, family, and group therapies based on the developmental and behavioral health needs of preschool and school–age children and young adults (ages 18 months to 21 years) with neuro-developmental differences.
13. Provides consultation, training, and educational support to professionals, agencies, organizations, educators and school personnel, agency administrators, families, and direct care staff regarding all aspects of neuro-developmental differences and related mental health/behavioral issues.
14. Responsible for the timely development, monitoring, and compliance with departmental budgets.
15. Other duties as assigned.
Educational / Talent Requirements:
1. Minimum Education required: Doctoral Degree from an accredited university in clinical psychology or Applied Behavior Analysis
2. Holds a BCBA-D certificate and supervision credential from the BACB.
3. Incumbent should hold or be able to obtain licensure at the doctoral level in the State of Michigan.
4. Excellent verbal and/or written communication.
5. Valid Michigan driver’s license with acceptable driving record according to established policy.
Work Experience Requirements:
1. Extensive Clinical experience (7+ years) providing treatment and assessments to preschool and school-aged children and young adults (ages 18 months to 21 years) diagnosed with autism in various settings.
2. Extensive experience supervising multiple BCBAs in different settings (center, home, school).