In-Home Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Clinician

Description


LOCATION:

Main office in Randolph, Offsite offices in Dorchester, Medford Massachusetts.   Direct Care staff based on the program they work in are designated to regions, travel for work at patient homes, school and within the community would be required.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

In-Home Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Clinician is responsible for behavioral assessments for patients with Autism Spectrum diagnosis (DSM 5), an Autistic/Asperger‚Äôs /PDD, NOS and other behavioral health diagnoses. Provides adequate supervision and maintain schedule, Behavioral plans for treatment for In-Home ABA Technician Paraprofessional to work on program services. Maintains compliance on medical necessity criteria for record policies and procedures via collecting behavior intervention data information and keeping the program in compliance. Provides service coordination of assigned cases, including engaging parents and patients in the programs, home visits, school special education plan,¬† and transition planning. In-Home Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Clinician works with In-Home ABA Technician Paraprofessional to provide services in the home and community¬†for elderly, adults, adolescents patients with parent/ caregiver within a team. Interventions, best practices services, program specifications are directed by the patient’s needs treatment plan including frequency of time with patient for treatment. In-Home Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is trained across program services to provide treatment and work on interventions. Coordination care with¬†collaboration, conflict resolution with families, cultural linguistic competence, patient center strength-based practices are developed to strength communication between families and care. Skill building using structured one-to-one strength-based support interventions to address daily living, social skills communication, behavioral interventions¬† are integrated into treatment to have patients learn new skills for improved functioning in the community. Cases are assigned within the Randolph, Dorchester and Medford area and traveling to patients‚Äô homes is required daily as part of duties.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:

  • Must understand medical necessity criteria and be able to diagnose and assess patients participating in program services.
  • Must be able to complete Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)¬† and In-Home Behavioral assessment, treatment plans, and progress notes in accordance to a policy that meets the professional standards, timeframe, and interdisciplinary and/or care review meetings for a plan of care
  • Must¬† understand methods of using evidence based measurement and data collection for Behavioral Assessment Tools to create Behavior Intervention Plan using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)¬† and In-Home Behavioral interventions.
  • Complete all documentation needed and develops clearly defined interventions and measurable goals and outcomes that are consistent with a policy that meets professional standards
  • Conducts home visits to enroll patients into programs and for quality assurance compliance as needed
  • Parenting and Family goals to generalize skills into a natural environment.
  • Patients ABA Treatment Plan need to have clear family and parent training goals. Family and parent training goals will all needs to connect to reinforcement of targeted behaviors increase or Reduction, social skill, community integration, daily routine, instruction to building generalize skills and increase patient functioning treatment goals
  • Approaches progress notes, treatment plans, assessments and discharge plans with fidelity
  • Completes all documentation needed and develops clearly defined interventions and measurable goals and outcomes that are consistent by a policy that meets the professional standards,
  • Conducts home visit to enroll patients into the program and for quality assurance compliance as needed.
  • Completes all documentation needed and develops clearly defined interventions and measurable goals and outcomes that are consistent in accordance with a policy that meets the professional standards
  • Coordinates the facilitating of complex community based behavioral health care, including mental health and substance abuse program services and assessment of level of care.
  • Lead with monitors and maintaining supervision and training for staff development and conducting training Clinic Program Services level of care weekly at Main site Randolph and offsite satellite locations in Medford and Dorchester in Massachusetts.
  • Assist with as a resource for assisting with implementing programs and organizational climate management.
  • Assist with obtaining and completing Intake Admission documentation assessment and 90-day reassessment within the community
  • Will promote Clinic Programs Services and implement communication programs with organizational leaders and management meetings and presenting reports to external resources
  • Will provide individual case load of billable hours weekly 32 or more
  • Progress Notes Match Reproductivity Reports submitted 1 & 15 monthly for as time sheet for billable hours
  • Completes Specialty Programs documentation progress notes within 24 hours and uploads inpatient file cabinet in EMR
  • Verifies patients after appointment or services in EMR

 

KEY SKILLS & BEHAVIOR:

  • Able to schedule and attend client appointments and clinical team meetings with consistency, reliability, and punctuality.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a community-based environment
  • Must be highly motivated and self-directed
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must possess knowledge of child development: including physical, mental, and emotional
  • Must have Clinical and Psychiatric Expertise
  • Must have Cultural and Linguistic Competence
  • Must be computer literate
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Strong analytical skills and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills

 

SALARY & BENEFITS:

  • $32 to $50 per hour depending on license and experience
  • Paid Federal holidays
  • Gas reimbursement
  • QSEHRA Health Reimbursement Plan, eligibility at 90 days of full-time employment (32 Hours a week)
  • Paid Federal Holidays
  • Paid Time Off; accrual based, eligible at 120th day of full-time employment (32 Hours a week)
    • 5 (40 Hours) Sick Days
    • 2 Personal Days
    • 5 (40 Hours) Vacation Days
  • 401k available.
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Educational Stipends with partnering colleges available
  • Flexible Schedule; on call weekdays and weekends over phone
  • Offers to select staff HB1 Visa sponsorship after 1 year internship and 365 day of employment after internship with excellent work history and evaluation

 

Location: Randolph, Medford, Dorchester, MA

Job Type: Full-time

Program: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Centers

Department: Direct Care Programs

Age group: All ages

Qualifications


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AND EXPERIENCE: 

    • This position requires a Master‚Äôs in a Mental Health related field. Must have over two years experience with children and families, including training in family therapy, children play therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Have previous clinical experience at an autism service provider or in a school setting with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Strong ABA and clinical skills.
    • Currently eligibility for professional licensure in the State of MA required and be willing to be trained as an MA Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst and has obtained License Applied Behavior Analysis (LABA) MA Licensure, OR
    • Currently holds Applied Behavior Analysis (BCBA) certification, or be eligible, OR
    • Currently in a program eligible for Applied Behavior Analysis (BCBA) certification, OR
  • Must be license eligible. Preferred that clinicians have one of the following minimum qualifications and education:
    • Psychologists
      • Doctoral degree in psychology (Ph.D., PsyD, EdD) from an accredited college or university and certification as a Health Service Provider (HSP) by the Board of Registration of Psychology in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, North Carolina Psychology Board or Florida Board of Psychology
    • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers (LICSW or LCSW)
      • Master‚Äôs degree or higher in social work from an accredited college or university
    • Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC)
      • Master‚Äôs degree in the mental health field (including, but not restricted to, counseling, family therapy, psychology, etc.) from an accredited college or university
    • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT)
      • Master‚Äôs degree in the mental health field (including, but not restricted to, counseling, family therapy, psychology, etc.) from an accredited college or university
  • Must be Culturally and Linguistically competent, bilingual a plus; Haitian Creole, Portuguese Creole, Spanish, Cantonese, or Vietnamese.

 


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