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 Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

-- Hartford and Upper Middlesex County

 

Summary of Duties

The behavior analyst is primarily responsible for conducting functional behavior assessments and developing behavior plans based on these assessments. The BCBA is to ensure the effective implementation of all treatment plans and programming for their clients on their caseload as described by the fundamental responsibilities listed below.

Fundamental Responsibilities

  1. Adheres to professional and legal requirements, the principles of behavior analysis, and demonstrates sound professional judgment at all times.
  2. Collaborates with families, caregivers, and all service providers as necessary to ensure continuity of care.
  3. Performs direct and indirect assessments to identify the function of client’s behaviors.
  4. Develops a treatment plan (including behavior support plan) based on the functions of the behavior and treatment methodologies that are evidence based.
  5. Attends all relevant meetings for clients, including treatment team meetings, IEP/ISP (as allowed/needed), and staffings. Adequately demonstrates their abilities to work effectively as a part of a clinical team.
  6. Attend any Husky authorization review calls for any individual on their caseload.
  7. Collects data before and during the implementation of the plan so that the plan’s efficacy can be assessed and data based decisions can be made.
  8. Provides direct instruction/ongoing supervision, training, and support to clients, staff members, and family members during regularly scheduled visits. This includes visiting each client twice a month in all relevant environments.
  9. Evaluates the effectiveness of the implemented treatment plan and modifies the plan as necessary.
  10. Upon receiving information from the director, BCBA will initiate services with new clients in a timely manner.
  11. Manages caseload and prepares and submits all required documentation on time. This includes but is not limited to: assessments, treatment plans/BSP’s, insurance updates as required, session notes after every session, at least monthly analysis of the data, updating the treatment plans as needed, participation in calls with insurance companies, etc.
  12. Generate reports mandated by funders and ABA of CT in a timely manner.
  13. Supervises Registered Behavior Technician’s (RBT’s), BCaBA’s, and graduate students if assigned to their caseload.
  14. Performs other duties as requested/assigned.

Qualifications

  1. Must have MA degree in related field and BCBA certification number. Certification must be kept up to date.
  2. Must be able to identify and resolve obstacles in a timely manner; gather and analyze data; develop alternative solutions; must work well in group problem solving situations.
  3. Must maintain confidentiality at all times.
  4. Must write clearly and informatively; edit work for grammar and spelling and complete sentences; vary writing style to meet the needs of the agency/client; must be able to explain anything in reports in layman terms to families.
  5. Must follow policies and procedures; complete tasks on time or notify the appropriate parties if a deadline will not be met; support the organization’s goals and values.
  6. Must display original thinking and creativity; meet challenges with resourcefulness; generate suggestions for improving work, develop innovative approaches and ideas.

Assistant Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

-- Hartford and Upper Middlesex County

 

Summary of Duties

The Assistant Behavior Analyst is primarily responsible for conducting functional behavior assessments and developing behavior plans based on these assessments, under the supervision of a certified BCBA. The Assistant BCBA is to ensure the effective implementation of all treatment plans and programming for their clients on their caseload as described by the fundamental responsibilities listed below.

Fundamental Responsibilities

  1. Adheres to professional and legal requirements, the principles of behavior analysis, and demonstrates sound professional judgment at all times.
  2. Collaborates with families, caregivers, and all service providers as necessary to ensure continuity of care.
  3. Performs direct and indirect assessments to identify the function of client’s behaviors.
  4. Develops a treatment plan (including behavior support plan) based on the functions of the behavior and treatment methodologies that are evidence based.
  5. Attends all relevant meetings for clients, including treatment team meetings, IEP/ISP (as allowed/needed), and staffings. Adequately demonstrates their abilities to work effectively as a part of a clinical team.
  6. Attend any Husky authorization review calls for any individual on their caseload.
  7. Collects data before and during the implementation of the plan so that the plan’s efficacy can be assessed and data based decisions can be made.
  8. Provides direct instruction/ongoing supervision, training, and support to clients, staff members, and family members during regularly scheduled visits. This includes visiting each client twice a month in all relevant environments.
  9. Evaluates the effectiveness of the implemented treatment plan and modifies the plan as necessary.
  10. Upon receiving information from the director, Assistant BCBA will initiate services with new clients in a timely manner.
  11. Manages caseload and prepares and submits all required documentation on time. This includes but is not limited to: assessments, treatment plans/BSP’s, insurance updates as required, session notes after every session, at least monthly analysis of the data, updating the treatment plans as needed.
  12. Generate reports mandated by funders and CBC in a timely manner.
  13. Maintains scheduled meetings with the BCBA to maintain supervision standards and exceptional service delivery.
  14. Performs other duties as requested/assigned.

Qualifications

  1. Must have MA degree in related field and obtaining hours towards BCBA certification. Certification must be a work in progress to maintain this title.
  2. Must be able to identify and resolve obstacles in a timely manner; gather and analyze data; develop alternative solutions; must work well in group problem solving situations.
  3. Must maintain confidentiality at all times.
  4. Must write clearly and informatively; edit work for grammar and spelling and complete sentences; vary writing style to meet the needs of the agency/client; must be able to explain anything in reports in layman terms to families.
  5. Must follow policies and procedures; complete tasks on time or notify the appropriate parties if a deadline will not be met; support the organization’s goals and values.
  6. Must display original thinking and creativity; meet challenges with resourcefulness; generate suggestions for improving work, develop innovative approaches and ideas.

Registered Behavior Therapist (RBT)

-- New Haven County

 

Summary of Duties

The Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)/Behavior Technician (BT) is primarily responsible for providing direct care to the individuals that CBC serves. The RBT/BT operates as a direct care staff member with a direct reporting relationship to a BCBA and is directly accountable for the consistent implementation of the interventions laid out in the behavior support plan (BSP) created by the BCBA. The RBT/BT will work closely with the lead BCBA and other staff to ensure that the client is able to achieve the behavior goals set forth in the BSP. The RBT/BT will work with the BCBA to provide the highest quality client services possible by the organization using any obtainable resources.

Fundamental Responsibilities

  1. Directly implement skill acquisition and behavior reduction plans written by a supervising BCBA consistently.
  2. Conduct client assessments or assist in client assessments that have been designed by the supervising BCBA when directed to do so by the BCBA.
  3. Collect accurate data for all behavior programs, which is then to be given to the BCBA for analysis.
  4. Serve in a direct support role and consult the BCBA regularly for additional support.
  5. Meet regularly with the BCBA to address any program changes, further training, and/or for in-situ supervision.
  6. Adjust interventions or methods as instructed by BCBA.
  7. Be responsible for maintaining thorough knowledge and understanding of each intervention in place for every individual on his/her caseload at all times.
  8. Regularly review treatment plans for all individuals to ensure treatment integrity.
  9. Maintain RBT credentials by completing the RBT Competency Assessment annually as per BACB guidelines, if RBT certified.

Qualifications

  1. At least 18 years of age.
  2. High school diploma or national equivalent.
  3. Completion of 40 hour training, based on the RBT Task List, provided by CBC, if necessary.
  4. Ability to pass the RBT Competency Assessment within 90 days of hire, if necessary.
  5. Successfully complete criminal background check and sexual registry check.
  6. Exhibit excellent public, employee, client and agency relation skills.
  7. Demonstrates excellent client service under challenging conditions.
  8. Ability to take constructive criticism on performance as given by supervisors.
  9. History of making reliable decisions and effectively communicating with others.