BCBA Behavior Consultant II - ABA Services

Lancaster, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 60934

Position Summary:

Job Description:

Conducts descriptive and systematic behavioral assessments and provides behavior analytic interpretations of the results with supervision from a BCBA. Designs and supervises behavior analytic interventions. Is able to effectively develop and implement appropriate assessment and intervention methods for use in unfamiliar situations and for a range of cases. Teaches others to carry out ethical and effective behavior analytic interventions based on published research once they have demonstrated competency with the procedures involved under the direct supervision of a BCBA. Designs and delivers instruction under the supervision of a BCBA. Supervise the work of Behavior Technicians (BT) that are non-certified.

 

Duties and Responisbilities

Essential Accountabilities:

  1. Ensures that all behavior analytic programming conducted under their supervision by WellSpan Philhaven staff is provided in a safe and ethical manner and that the BC and WellSpan Philhaven staff will train, provide feedback, and/or report to designated authorities if the family or other non-WellSpan Philhaven professionals engage in unsafe or unethical behavioral programming.
  2. Engages in functional assessment of problematic behaviors as well as assessments of skill deficits, motivating, and other environmental variables in order to increase use of safe and socially acceptable behaviors and decrease problematic behaviors.
  3. Establishes & maintains therapeutic relationship by pairing self as a reinforcing entity and building the value for the patient of social interaction with the BC.
  4. Accurately collects and analyzes behavior data to make decisions about treatment interventions.
  5. Designs treatment plan goals and interventions that are based in research and are aligned with the dimensions of Applied Behavior Analysis outlined in (Baer, Wolf, and Risely 1968).
  6. Seeks out appropriate consultation with other BC’s or BCBA’s when encountering treatment programming that is unfamiliar.
  7. Oversees and provides training and monitors fidelity of behavioral interventions for family members and other professional staff caring for the patient.
  8. Provides direct in-situ, one-on-one, and group supervision for BT.
  9. Collaborates with family and treatment team members to provide treatment effectively and without disruption to the environment or other individuals in the environment.
  10. Educates all those involved about the role of ABA based interventions and the BC, and functions within boundaries of the BC role in providing treatment.
  11. Understands and designs behavioral plans and programming within the regulatory scope of the service provided.
  12. Maintains awareness of patient’s history, present status, diagnoses, and treatment plan.
  13. Maintains appropriate written documentation of direct and in direct service with the patient and family.
  14. Provides complete, timely, clear, and legible documentation in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms.
  15. Attends treatment team meetings, supervision meetings, trainings, performance evaluations, and other administrative meetings as assigned.
  16. Maintains the billable expectation of the program.
 

NonEssential Accountabilities:

  1. Attends pre-service meetings, supervision meetings, trainings, performance evaluations, and other administrative meetings as assigned.
  2. Performs other related duties as identified.
 

Common Expectations:

  1. Displays caring, non-judgmental attitude toward each client and family served.
  2. Demonstrates abilities to be flexible and pro-active in problem solving.
  3. Develops and maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis through interaction with other ABA based professionals as well as ongoing professional development opportunities within and outside of WellSpan Philhaven obtaining at least 12 hours of direct instruction in ABA through BACB credit approved courses or training led by a BCBA each year.
  4. Demonstrates ability to recognize potential customer relations problems and notify appropriate supervisor.
  5. Demonstrates understanding and respect of client’s environment and culture.
  6. All other duties as assigned by supervisor.
 

Qualifications

  • Notes:
    • Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum Experience:
    • One year of experience in providing Applied Behavior Analysis services and experience in developing/implementing behavioral analytic treatment plans.
    • Knowledge of and ability in the care and management of the unique needs of individuals with developmental disorders.
    • Min Field Of ExpertiseClinical or counseling psychology, special education, Applied Behavior Analysis, or another related field
    • Req Cert/RegistrationBCaBA certification OR Master’s in ABA or related field such as Psychology or Education with a specialty in ABA AND one of the following licensures is required: Licensed Behavior Specialist (LBS), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Minimum Education:
    • Master’s Degree
  • Physical Demands:
    • Mostly sedentary work
    • Light physical activity
  • Skills:
    • OtherExcellent human relations and oral/written communication skills; analytical abilities; visual ability to observe patient behavior and dynamics in order to prepare and review written documentation; must be able to provide own transportation from one client to another; must demonstrate a strong professional interest in being a part of a multidisciplinary team that specializes in the assessment and treatment of the social, emotional and behavioral needs of children and adolescents with developmental disorders such as Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders; ability to work under stress
    • OtherMust possess a valid driver’s license in the current state of residence. Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management.
    • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
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  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
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  • Childcare
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