FULL TIME BCBA CONSULTANT, TUES-SAT (CENTER-BASED, SOCIAL SKILLS GROUPS, & HOME SERVICES)

Advances Learning Center

Watertown , Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2836870
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : January 3, 2018
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Advances Learning Center (www.advancesonline.com) is dedicated to providing outstanding educational services to children with autism-spectrum and related disorders using scientifically-validated teaching methods. Our teaching and consultation is informed by the current educational research. We collaborate with all members of the child’s team to ensure generalization and functional use of new skills. We offer ABA Consultation and 1:1 services, social skills groups and assessments and other behavior analytic services.

ABOUT THE POSITION
The Behavior Analyst reports directly to a Clinical Coordinator and has the ultimate accountability for ensuring that appropriate ABA services are provided to each student in his/her caseload. In order to accomplish this, (s)he provides behavior analytic expertise; manages client, school, and parent relationships; and supervises employees to ensure quality execution of behavior analytic duties. This specific position will include home-based clients Tuesday-Friday with minimal evening hours and social skills group clients on Saturdays from 9:00am-4:00pm. Responsibilities are outlined below.

Behavior Analytic Duties
Work closely with Clinical Coordinators, the Placement and Progress Coordinator, Instructors, and Program Managers to provide Behavior Analytic services, ensuring the ongoing safety of the student.
• Oversee initial program set-up, including completion of initial assessment and student’s assessment-based goals and objectives. Ensure individualized curricula and behavior plans for the student are written and reviewed.
• Manage data collection and analysis. This includes setting up and overseeing the data collections methods; taking inter-observer agreement to ensure that data collection is accurate; and analyzing data to make teaching decisions.
• Ensure high-quality ongoing behavior analytic services. This includes taking procedural integrity measures to ensure procedures are being run correctly; overseeing progression through the written teaching program; overseeing consistent implementation of behavior plans; and writing progress reports for each student at the end of each quarter.
• Manage problem and interfering behaviors. This includes conducting functional assessments of problem behaviors; overseeing data collection for such assessments; writing operational definitions of any interfering behaviors that students display during sessions; and ensuring that baseline data on such behaviors is promptly collected.
• Ensure that token boards, visual prompts, and other materials are created as needed.

Client Management
In partnership with the Clinical Coordinators and Placement and Progress Coordinator, manage relationships with schools and parents:
• Serve as ALC’s first point of contact to collaborate with all stakeholders for each case, address client concerns and needs, communicate ALC changes and policies, etc.
• Provide true, thorough, and concise verbal reports to parents, school contacts, teachers, etc. as needed.
• Oversee the fulfillment of the contract and ensure that services are being rendered.

People Management
In partnership with Clinical Coordinators and Placement and Progress Coordinator, lead, manage, motivate, and mentor direct reports.
• Manage direct reports’ performance to ensure high quality service and results, providing direction, support, and feedback as needed.
• Immediately advise Clinical Coordinators and Staffing and Scheduling Specialist of need to hire new staff. Participate in the hiring process for Instructors and other employees as needed.
• Conduct performance appraisals in a fair and timely manner.
• Collaborate with Clinical Coordinators and HR to manage performance, conduct, and/or attendance issues.
• Ensure substitutes are found for Instructors’ planned absences.

Benefits
• Competitive Salary
• Competitive Bonus Structure
• Eligibility for mileage reimbursement plan
• Professional Development Funding
• 35 paid days off per year, which can be used for holidays, vacations, sick days, and personal days
• Health and/or dental coverage (75% for individual coverage, 50% for family coverage)
• No-match 401k
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
    Special Education > Consulting Teacher
    Special Education > General Special Education
    Special Education > Hard of Hearing
    Special Education > Learning Disabled
    Special Education > Life Skills
    Special Education > Mentally Disabled
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
    Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
  • Welcome TO Advances Learning Center!

    Our Mission

    Advances Learning Center is dedicated to providing outstanding educational services to children with disabilities, using scientifically - validated teaching methods to improve each student’s functional skills and substantially increase independence.


    Our Methods

    All teaching and consultation is informed by current educational research. We use continuous data collection and data analysis to refine our teaching. We collaborate with all members of the child’s team to ensure generalization and functional use of new skills.


    Our people

    Consultants are Board Certified Behavior Analysts with degrees in either Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) or Behavioral Education. Program managers have extensive experience and formal coursework in ABA. When behavior analysis is applied to teaching, instructors take continuous, objective data on the skills that students are learning, to assess the effectiveness of the teaching procedures. In addition, teaching methodologies are taken from peer-reviewed research. Learn more about us...


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Advances Learning Center is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Qualifications
      • Masters Degree required and BCBA certification and licensure are required. Applicants who are planning to sit for the BCBA exam in the near future may be considered.
      • 3-5 years of ABA experience, working both in clients’ homes and in schools.
      • Candidates who have provided ABA services to at least 20 clients over their career would be ideal.
      • Experience with children whose age range spans 10+ years is ideal. Experience with an age range of at least 5 years is required.
      • Excellent interpersonal / social skills, able to connect easily and quickly with people.
      • Organized and efficient, detail-oriented, able to multi-task.
      • Team player who is also able to take the lead.
      • Responsible and reliable.
      • Able to manage and motivate others to achieve desired results.
      • Able to commit at least two years to this job.

      You must also be able to produce the following items at time of hire or during first week of employment: Two references of individuals that have known you for at least 6 months, preferably that have a license, BCBA, or PhD; transcripts or copy of your diploma from your highest level of education; and additional completed paperwork provided at the time of hire.
    • At least 3 year s of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. How did you hear about Advances Learning Center? Please select all that apply:
      Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
      - SchoolSpring
      - Craigslist
      - Google Search
      - College Career Fair
      - College Classroom Visit
      - Current ALC Employee
      - Former ALC Employee
      - ABA Conference Booth
      - Indeed
      - Care.com

    Contact Information

    • Erica Grzywacz , Staffing and Scheduling Specialist
    • 51 water street, suite 200
    • watertown, Massachusetts 02472
    • Phone: 6179237575
    • Fax: 6176636252
    • Email: click here

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