Venture Community Services

Board Certified Behavior Analyst-BCBA

US-MA-Sturbridge
1 year ago
Job ID
2016-1383
Type
Regular Full-Time
Schedule
Monday through Friday 9-5
Category
Other

Overview

The Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) reports to the Vice President of Quality Assurance / Clinical & Behavioral Services and is responsible for providing the highest quality behavioral health services to the people supported by Venture Day and Residential programs with regard to behavioral/clinical functions. This position is closely involved with program participants, staff, and management. This is a salaried, exempt position.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop individualized behavior support plans, providing staff training and support as requested.
  • Review and interpret data prior to making behavior plan changes.
  • Conduct functional behavior assessments using staff interviews and direct observation to gather information.
  • Initiate baseline data tracking for new behaviors, providing forms and instructions to direct support staff.
  • Develop transition plans for new referrals.
  • Ensure accuracy in diagnosis and rationale for behavior modification through medications.
  • Complete behavior training as requested i.e. staff orientation, within the group homes, at the day programs, etc.
  • Complete ISP behavioral assessments following the ISP schedule on the Behavior Plan Tracking sheet in Excel.
  • Ensure least restrictive/aversive interventions are considered and implemented before more restrictive / aversive interventions are tried.
  • Participate in Risk Review meetings, providing data relating to risk.
  • Initiate recommendations for additional clinical, psychological, forensic evaluation, therapy, and other outside assessments as needed.
  • Review restraints and incident reports related to behavior, identifying trends and possible behavioral needs of the individuals.
  • Participate in Human Rights Committee Meetings as requested by the Human Rights Coordinator or Vice President of Quality Assurance / Clinical & Behavioral Services.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain tools necessary for carrying out behavioral intervention plans in a timely manner (i.e. visual schedules, token systems, etc.).
  • Ensure timely response to behavioral requests by the Vice President of Quality Assurance / Clinical & Behavioral Services.
  • Provide training in behavior plan development, behavior plan management, DDS regulations and Human Rights as needed/requested.
  • Complete behavioral section of the Service Needs Assessment for both day habilitation locations for those individuals that have a behavior support plan.
  • Respond to behavioral requests from day habilitation directors in Sturbridge and Leominster.
  • Apprise the Vice President of Quality Assurance / Clinical & Behavioral Services of behavioral requests, clinical observations, and work being accomplished in both day habilitation settings.
  • Be knowledgeable in emergency physical restraint and intervention procedures.
  • Fulfill the HCSIS Restraint Manager role for the agency.
  • Actively participate in the Restraint Reduction Taskforce to identify areas where further training is needed to minimize the number of physical restraints.
  • Review incident reports, as needed, relating to behavior, identifying trends and possible behavioral needs of the individual.
  • Data tracking and review of psychiatric medication changes after individuals’ psychiatrist visits.
  • Assist with completing informational packets for site supervisors to bring to psychiatric appointments including data collected on behaviors, and other pertinent information to be shared with the psychiatrist.
  • Ensure plan compliance with DDS and Medicaid regulations for behavior modification.
  • Provide behavioral health services to contracted agencies as directed.
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MARGINAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend outside Agency meetings as requested by the Vice President of Quality Assurance / Clinical & Behavioral Services.
  • Represent the agency and defend written level II intervention plans during Peer Review Committee meetings as needed to ensure compliance of 115 CMR 5.14.
  • Review current research in the field; as relevant implement and disseminate information internally.
  • Attend trainings to further develop clinical skills/knowledge as needed to remain current.
  • Participates in or holds membership in outside Agency, clinically relevant association, committee, or group.
  • Be trained in Human Rights.

Qualifications

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • BCBA accredited or BCBA accreditation eligible.
  • Minimum of three years of professional level experience in ABA/relevant field and a minimum of two years working in a progressive management position, residential experience strongly preferred; these positions must be Master’s level.
  • Must be 21+ years old, have a valid driver’s license, daily use of a car on site and be available by telephone for daily contact.

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