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Why You’ll Love This Job

The Clinical Director of Functional Assessment will support the organization’s approach to the assessment and treatment of challenging behavior. Guided by the unparalleled Hopebridge Assessment Platform and industry-leading clinical judgment protocols, the Clinical Director of Functional Assessment will deliver comprehensive clinical case support by navigating case reviews, data-based decision making, intensive coaching, and clinical solutions rooted in compassionate, evidence-based treatment protocols.

This BCBA will play an integral role in the identification, escalation, and support of high-risk cases using the tiered model of support with Hopebridge’s interdisciplinary Grand Rounds structure. The Clinical Director of Functional Assessment will possess rich real-world experience in the assessment and treatment of challenging behavior, Practical Functional Assessment (PFA), and Skill-based Treatment (SBT) philosophy. The position will have responsibility for consistent delivery of essential state/regional clinical metrics and require travel to centers 25-50% of the time. This position is based in greater Phoenix, Arizona (AZ) and requires a current AZ LBA.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Design, maintain and report on key performance indicators (KPIs) related to regional physical management and grand rounds admission and maintenance outcomes
  • Host and coach biweekly (or as needed) assessment and treatment design sessions using the PFA and SBT framework
  • Offer comprehensive clinical case support by navigating case reviews, data-based decision making, and clinical solutions rooted in compassionate evidence-based treatment protocols
  • Collaborate with local teams and other Hopebridge departments to identify and address inferring behaviors, medical complexities, skill acquisition, variables to treatment adherence and/or comorbid conditions that may impact child and family outcomes
  • Monitor and interpret internal clinical decision logic reports to provide responsive clinical support to BCBAs, Assistant Clinical Directors and Clinical Directors.
  • Triage and escalate clinical matters to senior level clinical leadership for additional support and problem-solving
  • Support and co-lead the development of competency-based training on the assessment and treatment of challenging behavior with a focus on the PFA/SBT philosophy
  • Engage in follow-up for Grand Rounds cases which may involve ongoing coaching, support with progress monitoring, assessment of satisfaction with the Grand Rounds process to ensure a positive clinical outcome
  • Collaborate to disseminate knowledge on Hopebridge’s initiatives on the assessment and treatment of challenging behavior at professional conferences and in peer-reviewed publications
  • Participate in the creation and delivery of well-rounded continuing education events/workshops
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Current PFA/SBT Level 2 or higher credential and commitment to advance in the FTF Behavioral Consulting Credentialing Pathway
  • Certified and licensed in the state of Arizona, as a BCBA, in good standing.
  • Current and in good standing BCBA credential, with a minimum of four years of post-certification clinical practice
  • Demonstrated dissemination experience (conference presentations, published peer-reviewed journal articles, etc.)
  • Experience with skills assessments and curricula (e.g., VB-MAPP, ABLLS-R, BHI, CFQL-2, PEAK) required)
  • Experience leading and managing large teams
  • Deep experience implementing and coaching others to implement Functional Analyses
  • Experience with virtual coaching specifically behavioral skills training and bug-in-ear technology
  • Commitment to travel up to 50% of the time (including overnights) to be in the field for support with PFA/SBT implementation and evaluation

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Type: Full Time (Salaried)
Job ID: 128264