JOB SUMMARY: The Lead Therapist in the ABA Works Autism Clinic is responsible for delivering applied behavior analysis (ABA) services to clients with autism spectrum disorder. Clinical services will include conducting functional assessments and analyses, developing and modifying treatment plans, case coordination and leading team meetings, review of clinical data, assessment of progress, supervision of paraprofessional staff members (Behavior Technicians), parent/caregiver training and staff training. Lead Therapists will also deliver direct services to carry out treatment plans and assist with the day-to-day operations of the clinic, as needed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The Lead Therapist must be able to consistently and successfully perform all essential functions of the position.
1. Conduct assessments and develop treatment plans for comprehensive ABA services for clients with autism
2. Conduct assessments and develop focused ABA intervention plans for those with feeding, sleeping, toileting or other severe behavior concerns
3. Establish systems to measure progress on individual treatment goals, service effectiveness, and reliability of treatment implementation
4. Oversee clinical services for individual clients, as assigned.
5. Provide supervision services to Behavior Technicians
6. Provide direct clinical services
7. Assist with day-to-day clinic operations as needed
8. Conduct all duties, responsibilities, and daily activities in accordance with current best practice and ethical guidelines.
9. Perform any other duties as requested by your supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of position skill and/or ability required.
• EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE - Masters, Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Psychology, Special Education or related field. Minimum of 3 years of experience, preferably in a clinical setting; direct clinical or educational experience with children or adults with developmental disabilities; demonstrated formal training and/experience in the use of evidence-based practice with particular emphasis on methods of applied behavior analysis.
• CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Etc. –. Certification as a behavior analyst (BCBA) Maintain membership in one or more professional organizations related to ABA, autism or clinical practice.
• COMMUNICATION SKILLS - Command of the English language exhibiting the ability to verbally communicate, read and interpret general education periodicals/professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations; write and comprehend routine instructions, short correspondence, reports, etc. Ability to effectively present information informally in one-on-one or small group situations, as well as formal presentations to large groups.
• OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES - Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.