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Why You’ll Love This Job

The Clinical Director (CD) provides clinical oversight to ABA services within a center, supports a small caseload and provides ongoing structured mentorship to BCBAs in the center. The CD is integral to the Center Leadership Team, delivering effective, and supportive clinical mentorship and training of BCBAs. The CD has exemplary clinical, leadership, interpersonal and mentorship skills.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and other duties.

  • Provides program oversight for a small, patient caseloadConducts behavioral and skills assessments, as required by funding sources, and as needed based on data/clinical judgment
  • Develops compassionate and function-based behavior intervention plans and individualized, developmentally-sensitive treatment plans
  • Completes initial evaluations for potential patients
  • Provides training and supervision to Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) and Fieldwork students
  • Completes RBT competency assessments and re-assessments
  • Responsible for continued competence and professional growth for RBTs, Fieldwork Students, and Trainers during weekly consultation (protocol modification) overlaps, by using Behavioral Skills Training
  • Holds regular RBT POD meetings
  • Ensures supervision hours of RBTs meet the requirements of the BACB
  • Builds and maintains positive family/caregiver relationships throughout the lifecycle/course of treatment of the patient
  • Completes regularly scheduled family guidance sessions
  • Identified touchpoints throughout the patient’s experience at Hopebridge to meet with the parent/caregiver to review progress and collaborate on individualized treatment plans and behavior plans.
  • Provides regular structured BCBA mentorship sessions and supportive performance guidance
  • Provides clinical oversight, consistent with Hopebridge quality standards and evidence-based practices to BCBAs within center by monitoring clinical program progress through defined quality audit processes
  • Supports clinical performance of BCBAs within center via procedural integrity documentation, provide feedback and necessary training, and communicate concerns to Regional BCBA, Center Manager, and Regional Center Manager as appropriate
  • Implements the Hopebridge BCBA Mentorship and Training curriculum with integrity
  • Act as a liaison to the Regional BCBA for higher level clinical review (i.e., Grand Rounds) and authorization/modifications
  • Supervise and ensure completion of effective, evidence-based individualized treatment plans, behavior support plans and assessments for patients
  • Evaluate clinical performance of BCBAs within center via procedural integrity documentation, provide feedback and necessary training, and communicate concerns to Regional BCBA, Center Manager, and Regional Center Manager as appropriate
  • Provides effective and compassionate center leadership skills
  • Communicates with the Center Manager and acts as a liaison with the center leadership team regarding patient onboarding, clinical structure within the center (i.e., group schedules)
  • Assist the Center Manager with interviewing and onboarding of new BCBAs
  • Ensures that session notes and billing documentation has been submitted through the appropriate systems by specified deadlines
  • In collaboration with the Center Manager, assist in the coordination of daily staffing schedule to ensure patient staffing appropriateness
  • Responsible for tracking and reporting on clinical Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
    Consults with Regional team on performance, delivers feedback and seeks guidance on next steps (as appropriate)
  • Uses reports to glean trends in the data and providing action-oriented steps to improve or maintain clinical performance

Competencies

  • Attention to Detail – the ability to see and pay attention to details; the ability to recognize the component parts of a procedure or object, and to verify the correctness or error in an individual part or procedure
  • Attitude Toward Others – maintaining a positive, open, and objective attitude toward others
  • Emotional Control – the ability to maintain a rational and objective demeanor when faced with stressful or emotional situations; a measure of self-composure in a difficult situation and the ability to act objectively, rather than impulsively or emotionally
  • Enjoyment of the Job – the feeling that one’s job is both fulfilling and rewarding and that it has a positive and useful benefit.
  • Flexibility – the ability to readily modify, respond to, and integrate change with minimal personal resistance
  • Handling Stress – the ability to balance and defuse inner tensions and stresses; the ability to appropriately separate yourself from stressful situations and maintain your own sense of inner peace.
  • Developing Others – develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods
  • Communication – excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-Awareness and Leadership – demonstrated awareness of personal leadership skills and relationship management

Supervisory Responsibility
Provides supervision, guidance, and mentorship to BCBAs and BCaBAs within assigned center in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Provide feedback and supervision to RBTs and Fieldwork students, ensuring clinical competence and demonstrated performance of employees.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education, Psychology or closely related field.
    Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in good standing with the BACB
  • At least three years certification with the BACB as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Experience with skills assessments and curricula (e.g., VB-MAPP, ABLLS-R, EFL, AFLS, PEAK), required
  • Substantial experience with behavioral assessments (e.g., Practical Functional Assessments)
  • Strong background in behavior reduction program development and oversight 
  • Meets the BACB qualifications to supervise BCaBAs, those pursuing certification, and RBTs
  • Demonstrates ability to supervise as well as transition seamlessly between strategic and hands-on leadership as all as being sought out for superior training techniques
  • Ability to engage and motivate a team toward a common goal
  • Ability to communicate knowledge in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to professionals and non-professionals

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience providing supervision to BCBAs
  • Experience with both Medicaid and private-insurance patients preferred
  • Experience with Practical Functional Assessment and Skill-based treatment
  • Experience with Organizational Behavior Management (OBM)

Other Duties and Job Requirements

  • Maintain a negative Tuberculosis screening according to the CDC
  • Obtain and possess and maintain current CPR/First Aid certification and re-certification every 2 years
  • Remains current regarding new research, current trends and developments related to autism, special education, and related fields.
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Physical Demands:
This is a stationary position that requires frequent sitting or standing, repetitive wrist motions, grasping, speaking, listening, close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. It also may require occasional lifting, carrying, walking, climbing, kneeling, bending/stooping, twisting, pulling/pushing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching above the shoulder. Employees in this position must be physically able to efficiently perform the essential functions of the position. May need to lift pediatric population at times (up to 50 lbs).

Work Environment:
Work is performed in an office and clinical environment. Work may be stressful at times due to a busy office or center environment with patients. Interaction with others is constant and interrupting.

Disclaimer
The above statements reflect general functions of this job and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements inherent in this job. The immediate supervisor may elaborate on or add to the above list if the duties come within the employee’s realm of responsibility.

Hopebridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, arrest record or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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Type: Full Time (Salaried)
Job ID: 126691