Outpatient Behavior Analyst
Description

 

Job Purpose

The Outpatient Behavior Analyst (BCBA) works with the Clinical Director and a team of Behavior Technicians to provide a range of applied behavior analytic (ABA) assessment and clinical services for children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities. The OBS BCBA consults, provides training to caregivers, conducts behavioral evaluations of clients and designs behavior and individual support plans for clients. The BCBA is responsible for coordinating, scheduling, communicating and continually evaluating the effectiveness of functional assessments, behavioral evaluations, behavior plans and individual education plans for clients on their caseload. This position also works closely with families and may provide parent trainings.  As a supervisor, a BCBA is a clinical teacher who educates, observes, assesses, and supervises the educational activities and service delivery of Behavioral Technicians. The BCBA is required to adhere to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board Guidelines for Responsible Conduct for Behavior Analysts. The BCBA maintains a weekly billable caseload of service hours as directed by the Clinical Director.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administers, conducts, evaluates, and supervises the implementation of behavioral assessment measures (e.g., VB-MAPP, Vineland) and functional assessment measures
  • Develops individualized goals and objectives for center-based programs and designs behavior support plans based on functional assessment data 
  • Ensures appropriate behavioral data systems are implemented such that quantifiable behavioral data is collected at regular intervals to allow for the continual evaluation of behavior plans and the achievement of individual goals and objectives 
  • Teaches Behavior Technicians on the proper implementation of educational and clinical behavior programs and plans, data collection systems and all necessary monitoring and reporting systems
  • Conducts regular caregiver and/or teacher training and consultation 
  • Is responsible for ongoing individual program oversight and conducting weekly supervision meetings with Behavior Technicians
  • Meets regularly with Outpatient Clinical Director and notifies her/him immediately of issues impacting client’s progress and satisfaction 
  • Completes all necessary documentation in a timely and satisfactory manner as requested by the Clinical Director
  • Maintains billable caseload and documents billable hours according to Virginia Institute of Autism policy and state and federal regulation
  • Develops written reports documenting behavioral recommendations for parents, caregivers and agency personnel in a timely and accurate manner

Additional Functions 

  • Actively communicates the Virginia Institute of Autism’s outreach efforts to community
  • Participates in professional meetings or conferences deemed to be beneficial to VIA’s development

Adheres to the mission, vision and values of VIA.


Position Type

This is a full-time position. This position involves working with students who exhibit challenging and/or aggressive behavior and participation in community outings.  


Physical Requirements


The ability to move independently throughout a wide range of environments, some of which may not be wheelchair or otherwise handicapped accessible, is required.  Independent transportation to locations that may not be served by public transportation may be necessary.  


Amount of Time: Continuously (67%-100%) Frequently (34%-66%) Occasionally (10%-33%) Rarely (1%-9%)

Bending- Continuously

Carrying- Frequently

Climbing- Occasionally

Crawling- Continuously 

Lifting- Frequently

Pulling- Frequently

Pushing- Occasionally

Reaching- Frequently

Restraining- Frequently

Running- Frequently

Sitting- Continuously 

Squatting- Frequently

Standing- Continuously

Walking- Continuously 




Pounds:

Carrying- Medium 20-50 lbs.

Lifting- Medium 20-50 lbs.



Direct Reports


This position will supervise Outpatient Behavior Technicians.

Requirements

Qualifications


• Master’s in behavior analysis, BCBA Supervisory, Psychology, special education, social work, speech language pathology, or related field required

• BCBA certification and/or licensed professional 

• At least three years’ experience serving individuals with ASDs with a full range of skills and abilities

• At least three years’ experience working as an outreach consultant/in-home therapist in the autism or developmental disability field

• Strong knowledge and deep understanding of behavior analytic therapies; experience delivering these services

• Experience with staff training and supervision

• Must be proficient with DTT, ABA Program/Goal Development, ABA Behavior Reduction and Skills Acquisition Procedures, and Staff Training

• Must have excellent writing and communication skills, be highly organized with the ability to multi-task

• Must be able to work well as part of a team