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Full-time Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Department: Cole Academy
Location: Cypress, TX

Schedule: Full-time, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm


The Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) works as part of the day treatment and creates individualized skill acquisition plans and behavior support plans for children referred for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. The BCBA is responsible for a caseload of clients, as well as, supervision of direct care employees.

FLSA Status: Exempt; Salaried

The following is a summary of major essential functions of the BCBA. Other duties may be performed as permitted by Texas laws and regulations adopted by the state agencies that are not mentioned here. Specific functions, from time to time, may change.

Team Responsibility:

Treat fellow therapists, clients and administrative staff with respect and politeness. To come to work on time and follow established dress code procedures.

Essential Functions:

1.       Conduct all necessary initial assessments with clients and develop an individualized ABA treatment program for each client based on behavioral assessment, individualized data and family   input.

2.       Conduct the initial implementation of the programs, reviews data frequently, modifies programs as necessary to get maximum progress, and monitors treatment integrity. 

3.       Conduct direct observations, collects data, summarizes data, and documents training progress. 

4.       Provide direct one on one and small group training using ABA procedures for children with a diagnosis of autism and/or mental retardation who display aggressive, disruptive, non-compliant, and/or self-abusive behavior.   

5.       Monitors and updates skill acquisition plans weekly and behavior support plans at least monthly. 

6.       Provide daily oversight of each child’s treatment program throughout the entire treatment day. 

7.       Maintain the well-being and safety of the client during treatment. 

8.       Conductstandardized preference assessments monthly, function analyses as needed, and skill assessments at least every 6 months.

9.       Train, supervise and deliver feedback to employees of the Cole Academy. 

10.    Performs all responsibilities related to BCBA supervision of assigned technicians or students in accordance with the BACB guidelines.

11.    Provide parent trainings and meetings at least monthly and keeps documentation of these interactions.

12.    Completes all documentation that is required for each client (progress notes, summaries, re-evaluations.

13.    Meets all billing requirements and supplies billing information to the appropriate staff, in a proper and timely manner for all client procedures.

14.    Collaborates with other professionals as necessary.

15.    Attend state and national conferences to stay up to date with the literature of ABA and autism treatment. 

16.    Assume personal responsibility for professional development and continuing education. 

17.    Demonstrates skills of effective time management. 

18.    Demonstrate positive interpersonal communication skills while maintaining standards of professional ethics. 

19.    Adheres to BACB guidelines for responsible conduct, BACB professional and ethical compliance code, patient confidentiality and HIPAA.

20.    Demonstrates excellent attendance.

21.    Perform other duties as delegated, required, or requested.


Requirements:

·         Must have a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education, or Psychology.

·         Currently certified as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

·         Completed BACB Supervision modules to become a BACB approved supervisor.

·         CPR certification for all age groups.

·         Experience working in a day treatment setting.

·         Computer skills – Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel preferred.

·         Must be a quick learner and have reliable transportation.

Physical Requirements:

·         Mobility to work with young clients including: kneeling, stooping, pushing, straight pulling, pulling hand over hand, repeated bending, reaching above shoulder, walking and standing for extended periods of time, sitting in small chairs, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, grasping small items with both hands, and carrying and lifting up to 45 lbs.

·         Abilities to safely monitor the children including: running, quick reflexes, depth perception, ability to see and hear, and ability to maintain a high level of energy.

·         Must be able to follow written procedures and verbal directives.

Additional Requirements for Employment

Current CPR Certification

Continuing Education – must complete a minimum of 32 hours of continuing education every two years during the period of time the certification is current in order to renew the certification. Of the 32 hours, 4 hours must contain ethics content and 3 hours must be completed on supervision.

TB Skin Testing Requirement-All new employees must present to work on the first day with a form from a doctor or health facility with the following information: 

1.       Written evidence of a Mantoux (PPD) skin test.

2.       Type of test.  Mantoux (PPD) only.  Tests given by multiple puncture tine tests are not acceptable.

3.       Date of test.

4.       Skin Test Results or Written results of a chest x-ray and/or statement that    the employee is free of communicable TB is required.

5.       Signature of doctor or designee.

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