ABA Behavior Specialist

Location
Richmond, VA, United States
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 27, 2019
Ref
1737
Grafton Integrated Health Network is a private, nonprofit organization that provides a full continuum of services to people with emotional, behavioral or developmental challenges. As an industry leader in behavioral healthcare, we empower individuals to lead life to their full potential. Grafton's Applied Behavior Analysis department follows a data-driven, trauma-informed model to help the organization to develop successful plans of care and clients to thrive in a variety of settings.
Grafton emphasizes a person-centered approach which embraces the preferences, goals and choices of the consumers we serve.
The behavior specialist is responsible for direct delivery of behavioral services to children and families. This position maintains accurate record keeping of case notes and communicates with supervising Board Certified Behavior Analyst about the program and the progress of the treatment plan for individuals served. The position will utilize the strategies and principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) to manage a caseload of clients and work with their families by providing services in family homes or other appropriate settings.
Responsibilities:
  • Works under the supervision of a BCBA to collaboratively establish and/or implement a treatment plan based on a functional assessment.
  • Provide direct delivery of the behavioral services to the children and families by implementing goals and objectives to ensure safety and engagement in appropriate instructional, leisure, and daily living activities within a natural environment and under the supervision of a BCBA.
  • May prepare written assessments, assessing service recipients from multiple perspectives, including family functioning, social, academic, and behavioral, skills, strengths, barriers self-sufficiency, treatment history, and others, and utilizing various assessment instruments as appropriate.
  • Implement language and academic programs by collecting individual progress data, maintaining program books, and creating teaching materials.
  • Maintain client goals in Grafton's electronic client system
  • Document case activities or other required daily documentation for both data analysis and billing purposes in a timely manner.
  • Schedule and keep scheduled appointments to support family with implementing behavior intervention in home and schedule and keep supervision meetings with BCBA for supervision and as needed.
  • Discuss treatment progress, supports family in implementing in-home behavior strategies that support the treatment plan, and responds to parents and/ or guardians regarding operations, events, incidents, etc.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree and RBT certification preferred
  • High school diploma and RBT certification required
  • Prefer training in applied behavior analysis and prior experience working with children with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities
  • Prefer experience in writing Positive Behavior Support plans and in designing and evaluating behavioral interventions
  • Excellent rapport building skills
  • Ability to be creative in program development
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and outstanding social skills required
  • Knowledge of computer skills including Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Reliable transportation
  • Team player
Benefits:
  • Health, dental, and life insurance
  • 401k retirement plan with company match
  • Generous paid time off plan
  • Tuition advancement
  • Flexible schedule
  • Opportunities for supervision, continuing education and career growth
  • Access to company materials for work related efforts

Grafton is an EEO/Tobacco Free Workplace

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