Cole suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was just seven weeks old, and a job seemed like a distant dream. But Cole craved community involvement, so he looked to Easter Seals North Texas for help.
improve function and enhance activities of daily life.
focus on the individuals' and the families' stated needs,
are individualized to address each client's unique needs, overcoming acknowledged weaknesses by identifying and using strengths,
involve the client's natural support system of family and friends to ensure generalization of skills learned in therapy sessions,
require consistent practice and repetition between therapy sessions to increase efficiency and effectiveness of the treatment plan, and are accountable (measurable, meaningful changes are demonstrated).
Essential Job Functions
Contributes to providing quality care for clients of Easterseals in whatever capacity is required in accordance with skills and training
Maintains awareness of trends and best practices
Knows, abides by, and if appropriate, enforces Easterseals policies and procedures
Participates in Easterseals meetings and on committees as required and appropriate.
The BCBA will participate in bi-monthly meetings with ESNT BCBA's in monthly Plan of Care Review meetings with the client and the Interdisciplinary Treatment Team, in monthly Parent training meetings, in weekly Plan of Care Review meetings with Treatment Team.
Develops ideas, plans, and procedures for initiation, expansion, improvement, and evaluation of Autism Services for the benefit of children and families with special needs
Conducts child assessments, as well as re-assessments, assessing skill levels of children utilizing criterion referenced or standardized tests outlined by the program, and create evaluation reports incorporating assessment tools, caregiver reports, and professional reports
Develops programs designed to meet the individual needs of each child
Promotes family involvement, advocacy, and supports the family decisions through involvement and provision of both individual and group family training
Ensures collection and graphing of data on a daily basis
Develops short - term and long-term treatment goals, plans and objectives (Plan of Care) based upon the initial evaluation and program requirements, and ensures weekly updates to Plan of Care
Coaches family members and/or client in strategies and opportunities for incorporating new skills or techniques into normal routines and activities at home and other natural environments such as school or childcare center, church, a play group, or relative's home, etc.
Provides training and support specific to client goals
Instructs client and family members in the proper and safe use of adaptive equipment and assistive technology
Assists in coordinating services and makes appropriate referrals as needed
Ensures client and family confidentiality by complying with Easterseals policies and procedures, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act) requirements, and any other privacy requirements as may be specified by referral sources, funders, or other licensing and regulatory entities
Ensures the safety and security of clients, staff, volunteers and visitors by knowing and following all safety procedures as required by Easterseals policies and procedures and any other referral sources, funders, or other licensing and regulatory entities, and understands the consequences of non-compliance
Adheres to code of ethics policies and procedures as defined in the ESNT Employee Policy Manual and by other regulating agencies
Records client testing results, treatments, responses, and progress on designated forms
Completes all evaluations, treatment progress notes, and discharge summaries and all other required records and paperwork in a timely manner according to stated policy
Develops and ensures maintenance of all client progress reports and documentation, in compliance with Easterseals policy and procedure and all other applicable standards, requirements, laws, rule and regulations
Reviews client charts and documents and review according to Easterseals policy and procedure for quality assurance on a biannual basis
Attends Plan of Care review meetings as required
Provides supervision to ABA Trainees, as needed and in accordance with all applicable laws, standards and regulations
Serves as a Case Manager/BCBA for students, in accordance with all applicable laws, standards, rules, and regulations, and specifically in accordance with the students' educational institutions
Provides exceptional customer service, both internally and externally.
Maintains an effective and professional working relationship with consumers and their families, care providers, co-workers, and referral sources.
Works and communicates as a member of a treatment team.
Attends 24 clock hours program development as required by licensing.
Attends and passes CPR/First Aid course as required by licensing.
Develops and presents staff in-service trainings and parent trainings specific to client goals.
Assists in developing and presenting community education and/or training.
Attends local and national conferences designed to further knowledge of Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis and maintain certification requirements.
Experience and Education
Master's Degree in Behavior Analysis, Psychology, Education, Occupational Therapy,
Speech-Language Pathology, or a related field.
Board Certified and Licensed as a Behavior Analyst.
Certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board to provide supervision.
A minimum of one-year experience working with children with Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Computer: knowledge of Windows 2000 NT operating system and Office 97 products including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, or ability to learn independently.
Current driver's license and proof of automobile insurance if travel in the North Texas area is required.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.