Behavior Consultant-ABA

Employer
Laurel Life
Location
Chambersburg, PA
Posted
Jun 17, 2022
Closes
Jun 25, 2022
Ref
566121393
Function
Accountant, IT
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time
$3,000 Sign-On BonusFollow us on our LinkedIn Company page at or scan our QR Code for current and future opportunities.Target Candidate: Aspiring or Current Mental Health Professionals, Teachers, Behavior Interventionists and support roles to be agents of change through relationship building and evidence-based practices.What the Company Expects of the Candidate: Be able to create and maintain positive relationships through dedication, empathy and collaboration with stakeholders to positively impact the community.What The Candidate Can Expect Of The CompanyAccess to tools and resources necessary to accomplish the mission of "Easing Adversity, Inspiring Growth.To be part of a company culture that is supportive both personally and professionally through its person-centered practices.Leadership that is committed to facilitating your professional growthCollaborating to promote evidenced-based practices such as EMDR, TFCBT, DBT, ARC, MI, ABA, ESSFT, etc.Easing Adversity, Inspiring GrowthEasing Adversity, Inspiring GrowthLaurel Life empowers individuals, families, and organizations to strengthen relationships, encourage social responsibility and improve quality of life. We serve clients throughout Central Pennsylvania with proven, evidence-based services for overcoming a wide range of challenges in the home, school, and work settings. As one of the area's leading providers of trauma-informed care, our behavior coaches, educators, licensed counselors, social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists take an innovative approach to treatment, classroom management, and leadership. By acknowledging the significant role trauma plays in the lives of the people we serve, we promote meaningful transformation that lasts.SummaryThe goals of the Behavior Consultant-ABA are to provide clinical direction of services to the child, youth, or young adult; along with developing and monitoring the Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP). The Behavior Consultant-ABA applies their specialized knowledge in Applied Behavior Analysis to assess the individual's behaviors, design a behavioral intervention program, and monitor the implementation of non-aversive behavioral change methods. Behavior Consultants collect, analyze, and interpret behavioral data from treatment team members and adjust treatment goals accordingly to promote progress. The Behavior Consultant-ABA will also lead the treatment team and will strive to develop collaboration among all treatment team members.Folium, Inc. Behavior Consultant-ABA will address specific needs of the individual and family in a manner that encourages child and family autonomy so that services can be effectively reduced and discontinued when the individual's behavior improves and stabilizes. Our goals are to integrate the individual into the community as well as equip the family with the necessary skills to maintain improvements demonstrated by the individual while receiving services. Folium, Inc staff will strive to establish collaboration within the family, promote a family's ability to function as a cohesive, independent whole, and improve the quality of the family and individual relationships.In addition to the details and requirements for the employee listed below, Folium, Inc expects the employee to be committed to incorporating principles of trauma-informed care in all areas of service delivery. Commitment to these principles in trauma treatment will be required through attendance in training and the use of identified evidence-based practices. Trauma-informed care includes cultural sensitivity and emphasizes a safe and respectful environment for all clients and staff.Duties And ResponsibilitiesProvide Behavior Consultation-ABA service to assigned caseload working in the home, school, and community settings.Develop individualized behavior modification treatment plans and supervise the implementation of the plans.Maintain progress notes for every billable contact. Prepare professionally written summaries and documents describing a client's behavior and progress in the achievement of treatment plan goals.Design and direct the implementation of a behavioral intervention plan for the identified child.Complete regularly occurring data reviews.Participate in interagency treatment plan meetings as needed.BC-ABA will provide clinical oversight to Behavioral Health Technician -ABA (BHT-ABA) at the location of behavioral interventions on a routine basis. BC-ABA will work closely with the BHT-ABA to ensure treatment goals are being implemented accurately. Interaction with the BHT-ABA can be held at any location where behavioral interventions take place (school, home, and/or community).Develop cooperative relationships with community agencies that will facilitate treatment services provided to all clients.Work as a positive team member supporting the team's mission and goals, consistently working in a trusting and cooperative manner with fellow team members, and supporting the team's common operating approach.Accepts professional responsibility and serves as a role model for positive, pro-social behavior; modeling respect, responsibility, integrity, empathy, impulse control, emotional self-awareness, and professional boundaries.Demonstrates commitment to professional growth by attending all required meetings, training, and organizational training.Conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA's)- collect, quantify, and analyze data. Facilitates team meetings to discuss data and findings. Fine-tunes IBHS prescriptions based on levels of need.Administer skills assessments and utilizes teaching/skill-building curriculum (PEAK, VB-MAPP, Denver Model, ABLLS-R, etc.)An individual who provides behavior consultation-ABA services will complete at least 16 hours of training annually that is approved by the PA Department of Human Services as outlined in the individual training plan.The candidate will have to successfully complete and maintain certification of ESPI training. ESPI techniques are only used in compliance with Folium policy and procedure and within guidelines established by third-party experts in the proper and legal use of ESPI.Maintain an active valid driver's license issued by the state in which they reside and must immediately notify their supervisor or Human Resources if their license is suspended or revoked for any reason.May perform other special projects or duties as requested.SkillsPossess specific expertise in the areas of Autism and Applied Behavioral Analysis with the ability to carry out individualized behavior programs using at least one or more models of ABA (such as PEAK, Verbal Behavior, Competent Learner Model, Lovaas Model, Denver Model). Training and experience in completion of Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA's). Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop effective and meaningful relationships with clients. Must be able to identify underlying causes of problem situations, and recommend non-aversive behavioral change methods. Must be a team player.Educational And Experience Background Licensed in the state of Pennsylvania as a psychologist, professional counselor (LPC), marriage and family therapist (LMFT), clinical social worker (LCSW), social worker (LSW), behavior specialist (LBS), certified registered nurse practitioner, or a professional with a scope of practice that includes overseeing the provision of ABA services. AND have one of the following Certification as BCaBA or other undergraduate-level certification in behavior analysis that is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies or the American National Standards Institute 1-year full-time experience providing ABA services and a minimum of 12 credits in ABA from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the equivalent from a foreign college or university. 1-year full-time experience providing ABA services under the supervision of a professional with a certification as a BCBA or other graduate-level certification in behavior analysis and a minimum of 40 hours of training related to ABA-approved by the PA Department of Human ServicesOR Licensed in the state of Pennsylvania as a psychologist and have a minimum of 1 year of full-time experience providing ABA services and a minimum of 40 hours of training related to ABA-approved by the PA Department of Human ServicesThe Behavior Consultant-ABA will have an updated Act 33 Child Abuse Clearance, Act 34 Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Background Check, and Act 31 CPSL Mandated Reporter Training prior to working alone with a child.WORKING CONDITIONSWork settings can include but are not limited to, school buildings, home, community, church, activity centers, or extended or kinship family home. Working conditions during the summer program and recreational programs may involve physical activities. Clientele may at times be verbally or physically abusive.The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required or personnel so classified.This job description is not intended to be a contract of employment with the employee. The employee covered by this job description is an at-will employee of Folium, Inc.