Behavior Analyst

Under supervision of the Director of Clinical Services, the Behavior Analyst will develop and supervise the implementation of behavior support plans, attend meetings, and provide technical assistance with behavioral issues as needed. The position requires proficiency with the delivery of behavior analytic and/or therapeutic services and supports to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities within their natural environments. Must be able to effectively collaborate and communicate with administrative and clinical staff, the residential program, and participating providers/organizations. Maintains compliance with Department of Developmental Services (DDS) regulations and SHF/SHCS policies and procedures.

Qualifictions:
  • Degree, preferably in psychology, behavior analysis, special education, mental health counseling, or a related field. Requires BCBA and MA licensure in behavior analysis. Dual credentials (e.g., psychologist, LMHC, LICSW, LCSW) and/or professional training and experience in mental health, and/or positive
    behavior support (PBS) are preferred.

  • Supervised training and experience delivering comprehensive behavior analytic services and supports to individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities
    within their natural environments, including conducting functional behavior assessments and designing/implementing/monitoring behavior support plans.Experience implementing positive behavior support strategies and/or verbal behavior assessment and intervention preferred.

  • Successful completion of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s (BACB’s) Requirements for Supervisors of Experience for those Pursuing Certification, as
    well as the BACB’s Requirements for Supervisors of BCaBAs and RBTs.

  • Demonstrated skills in a variety of observation and data collection techniques; behavior analytic assessment and intervention techniques; proficiency with
    competency-based training and monitoring.

  • Training and experience with clinical supervision, preferably in the delivery of behavior analytic services.

  • Knowledge of human development, learning, behavior analysis, positive behavior support, collaborative consultation, and abnormal psychology.

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to adjust to different environments.

  • Valid driver’s license, ability to drive, and means of consistent transportation.

  • Travel to other cities and towns may be required.

Functions:
  1. Delivers a continuum of comprehensive behavior analytic services and supports to individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities within their natural environments (at varying levels of intensity as per DDS regulations).
  2. Develops, monitors, and evaluates comprehensive functional assessment-based behavior support plans targeting both reductions of challenging behavior and
    acquisition of replacement skills.
  3. Develops and maintains supportive working relationships with the individual’s families/guardians.
  4. Conducts functional behavior assessments.
  5. Maintains responsibility for staff/caregiver training, coaching, and on-site technical assistance as a means of ensuring accurate behavior plan implementation.
  6. Provides on-site oversight of behavior support plan implementation on a regular basis (minimum of monthly visits).
  7. Generates objectives and provides data reporting on both patterns of challenging behavior and replacement skills.
  8. Generates specific procedures to teach/increase replacement behaviors.
  9. Conducts assessments of interests, preferences, skills, consumer satisfaction, and/or quality of life.
  10. Participates in staff meetings or other meetings as needed.
  11. Consults with administrative, clinical, and residential staff, as well as participating providers/organizations (e.g., adult day programs, therapists, medical
    specialists, and Department of Developmental Services staff).
  12. Participates in the Individual Support Plan (ISP) process, collaborating with other members of the team to promote a continuity of care.
  13. Provide clinical supervision to BCaBA or RBT staff and/or students enrolled in BACB-approved university training programs.
  14. Participates in the intake process as directed/requested.
  15. Designs and/or conducts staff trainings on clinically-related topics during orientation or as needed (e.g., training in a foundation-approved crisis management
    curriculum).
  16. Maintains confidential records (e.g., assessments, support plans, monthly summaries), completes mandated reports (e.g., incident reports), and participates in
    mandated reviews as per regulations (e.g., peer review, human rights review)
  17. Performs other duties as directed by the Director of Clinical Services & Assistant Director of Clinical Services


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