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Certified Behavioral Analyst

A. Position Definition & Summary:


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Provide individual therapeutic services to youth as assessed by the treatment team.? Develops Functional Behavior Assessments.? The comprehensive evaluation will drive the Treatment Plan, as a result of a collaborative review by the Director of Clinical Services, Therapist, Certified Behavior Analyst, Transition Services Manager, Psychiatrist, Designated Health Authority, Licensed Nurse and Case Manager. The Director of Clinical Services will monitor completion of evaluations via daily trackers, daily management meetings, coaching sessions, weekly clinical supervision sessions, and weekly verification reports.? Assists the multi-disciplinary Treatment Team with prioritized treatment plans to focus on youth mental health and substance abuse issues. ??Individualized Behavior Modification includes a process of incorporating the positive performance system and behavior analysis or behavioral therapy for specialized cases of self-destructive or violent behavior, as prescribed by the treatment team. Behavior modification services are provided by the Behavior Analyst to assist in the implementation of the therapeutic approach, including the Positive Performance System and behavioral interventions, to teach the youth to self-manage behaviors in age appropriate and pro-social ways. To maintain consistency within the milieu, the behavior analyst will train staff to ensure the Positive Performance System is being followed, feedback is provided on the point sheets, staff understand role expectations, and most importantly, fidelity is maintained.?


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B. Position Expectations and Essential Functions:


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????????? Under the supervision of the licensed clinical supervisor, creates Functional Behavioral Assessments and Individualized Behavioral Plans (IBP) through data collection and interviews with the resident and their family members one on one and transcribing relevant information


????????? Participates in the development and implementation of treatment plans as part of the multi-disciplinary treatment team.


????????? Attends regular treatment team meetings to provide therapists perspective to total case management of the resident by reading and discussing written progress notes from charts and communicating any state or local agency legal requirement for case management with the interdisciplinary team. Monitors overall course of treatment services


????????? Conducts educational and other didactic groups for resident and family members


????????? Reports incidents of suspected abuse using prescribed forms and protocols from the relevant community/state agency


????????? Maintains certification per applicable laws


????????? Ensures the fidelity of the Positive Performance System through review of point card application and adherence to the PPS.


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????????? Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.



D. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


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????????? Knowledge of the theory and practice of psychology and human development, including the practical problems involved in giving varied types of tests and in scoring, analyzing and interpreting tests and test results.


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????????? Ability to read, interpret, and apply rules, regulations, policies, objectives, and standards.


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????????? Ability to carry out assigned work and to develop effective work methods in accordance with established procedures.


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????????? Ability to work effectively with facility staff and other persons interested in or concerned with the treatment programs and services.


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????????? Ability to select and administer psychometric, vocational, aptitude, performance and special tests, score the tests, analyze and interpret the results, and correlate the results of tests with other findings.


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????????? Ability to make special studies of behavior and other problems.


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????????? Ability to do assigned research work.


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????????? Ability to prepare recommendations for carrying out programs of vocational education.


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????????? Ability to keep current with literature, trends of thought, and new developments in the field of psychology, psychometric, and research.


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????????? Ability to collect materials for and prepare clear, accurate, and informative psychological, statistical, and other reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.


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????????? Ability to draft correspondence.


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????????? Ability to maintain established records and files.


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????????? Ability to assist in the establishment and maintenance of the essential psychology records, studies, and files.


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????????? Ability to work with a variety of behaviors.


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????????? Ability to tolerate verbal and mental abuse while maintaining a professional demeanor.


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????????? Ability to perform appropriate crisis intervention involving student behavior, including physically breaking up fights in the classroom.


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????????? Ability to complete pre-service and annual in-service CPR and first aid certification training and self-defense and physical intervention training.


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????????? Ability to pass drug and TB screening and testing.


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????????? Ability to work under pressure; meet inflexible deadlines; set priorities; deal diplomatically with difficult individuals; and supervise others; ability to manage multiple programs; lead small program management teams and work independently.? Adherence to the highest ethical standards essential.


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????????? Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.? American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.


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E. Equipment Utilized


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????????? Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.


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Education:


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??????????Must possess a Bachelors or Master?s Degree in social work, psychology, or related human services field


??????????Must be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCBA/BCaBA).


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Other Requirements:


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??????????Must be 21 years of age or older.


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??????????Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in the state where the work site is located only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.


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