Senior Therapist (ABA/Autism Therapy) - North Milwaukee, WI

US-WI-Menomonee Falls
Hire Type
Regular Full-Time
Category
Healthcare
# of Openings
1
Job ID
2017-4213

Overview

Come join one of the leading providers of in-home ABA therapy in the area!  Caravel Autism Health is growing, and we need committed, passionate invidiuals who share our goal of positively impacting the life of a child on the autism spectrum and their family.  Our Mission:  We Change Lives!  If you want more than just a job, but a career where you can make an impact, then this is the job for you.  Our Values:  Advocacy, Clinical Commitment, Operational Excellence, Passion, Professional Development and Teamwork - all make for a great working environment!

 

Seniors play a critical role in fulfilling our mission.  They are responsible for assessing the client’s current level of development across the various sections of the curriculum, designing client programs, writing the Individual Treatment Plan (under the direction of the Clinical Supervisor and/or Lead Therapist), and providing hands-on training and supervision for Behavior Technicians.

 

 

Key Words:

Autism

BCBA

BCaBA

ABA Therapy

Applied Behavior Analysis

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst

 

Responsibilities

  1. Develops client specific therapeutic treatment plans based on appropriate assessments and developmental guidelines.
  2. In conjunction with supervisory staff and caregivers, develops programs appropriate to the current and future needs of the clients. Creates programs, moves targets forward, prepares program materials, and makes procedural changes as needed.
  3. Designs and implements behavior observation systems, support plans, and behavior intervention guidelines.
  4. Coordinate the collection, summarization and analysis of data related to individual program goals and behavioral plans.
  5. Consults with Behavior Technicians, caregivers, and supervisory staff to ensure that programming is adequate to meet the needs of the client.
  6. Analyzes program data to ensure appropriate progress and effectiveness.
  7. Develops and maintains weekly and monthly progress notes, reviews clinical documentation of Behavior Technicians, and updates treatment plans.
  8. Completes appropriate assessments and probes new targets to determine future goals. Communicates with parents, guardians or other caregivers concerning behavioral and educational programming.
  9. Supervises, orients, and trains Behavior Technicians in the implementation of programs and behavioral intervention procedures, routinely providing ongoing coaching and feedback to enhance staff development and skill. Ensures Behavior Technician is oriented appropriately to the company and follows all policies and procedures.
  10. Evaluates Behavior Technician performance and addresses issues to ensure quality and consistency across clinical programs.
  11. Proactively addresses employee relation issues or concerns, including ongoing coaching and feedback, employee development, performance management, and disciplinary actions.
  12. Leads weekly clinical team meetings to discuss case progress, address Behavior Technician and caregiver concerns, review individual program plans, advance program targets, and recommend revisions as necessary.
  13. Provides verbal, written, and graphic communications.
  14. Consults with supervisory staff to ensure the provision of effective and efficient service delivery.
  15. Continually develops skills and knowledge in the area of behavior analysis through participation in continuing education, workshops, and required company training.
  16. Follows and abides by all APA ethical guidelines and policies, regulations, and laws including confidentiality and HIPAA. Adheres to mandated reporting regulations.
  17. Follows and ensures all staff are abiding by Lund Van Dyke policies and procedures.
  18. Maintains professional boundaries with clients and their families and represents company in a professional manner.
  19. Attends and participates in weekly clinic meetings with Supervisory and Lead staff present.
  20. As needed, will collaborate with a client’s school staff and attend IEP meetings to create consistency with service goals.
  21. Monitor weekly and monthly service hours to meet funding requirements.
  22. Consistent and regular attendance is a requirement of the position.

Supervisory Responsibility:  Supervises Behavior Technicians and Senior Interns on assigned client cases.

 

Travel Required: Daily travel to client homes and required meeting, with use of personal vehicle required.

 

Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to a client who exhibits physically aggressive behavior which can include kicking, pinching, punching, biting, etc. The employee may have to use appropriate behavior management techniques frequently with a client under such circumstances. Such response requires agility, quick reflexes, and the ability to use physically evasive movement. The employee will be constantly required to stand, walk, sit, grasp, reach, bend, kneel, crouch, squat, hear, type and write. In addition, the employee will be exposed to normal office conditions and usual office equipment such as phone, computer, printers, copiers, files, etc. The employee must be able to independently and repeatedly lift, move, and carry objects weighing up to thirty-five (35) lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include near, far, and field of vision. Speech must be spoken in a way in which others will understand. This position requires regular and punctual employee presence.

Qualifications

Education:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required, with a strong preference for degree in a human services discipline.

 

Experience:

  • At least 2,000 hours of training or supervised experience in the use of behaviorally based therapy models for children with autism spectrum disorders who meet all criteria to receive this service, OR
  • A Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) with a minimum of 400 hours of hands-on training in providing ABA services directly to children and/or adults with autism OR
  • Legal authorization to perform psychotherapy, with a Master’s Degree in one of the behavioral sciences who has at least 400 hours of training or supervised experience in the use of behaviorally-based therapy models consistent with best practice and research on effectiveness for children with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Must have experience working with children and adolescents, utilizing ABA therapies.
  • A solid understanding of autism and behavioral principles.
  • Experience utilizing applied behavior analytic strategies to modify behavior.
  • Experience with functional behavior assessments and writing behavior support plans.

 

  

Skills and Competencies:

  • Natural ability to interact with children, with the ability to work with a variety of children on the autism spectrum, at different functioning levels.
  • Must display energy and creativity.
  • Critical thinking skills, with strong analytical abilities.
  • Strong work ethic, with the ability to meet scheduling commitments.
  • Strong leadership skills to include conflict resolution, coaching, and training.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships. Must be able to communicate information and ideas by speaking in a way in which others will understand.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and abide by ethical guidelines and policies, including compliance with HIPAA laws and regulations. Maintain professional boundaries with clients and their families.
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully adapt and perform in an ever-changing, fast paced environment.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and goal oriented.

 

Other:

  • Must pass a thorough Background Check.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and provide proof of auto insurance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and service provider.  M/F/D/V.

 

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