Applied Behavior Analysis Site Centers Program Coordinator
Oversee day to day operations of all Center programming via assignment of staff and enrollment of patients. Maintains quality assurance and a safety measure of program resources including classroom tools, curriculums (Program Van & Bus). Practice site manager for Youth DELC Center Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program Services patient with Autism Spectrum diagnosis (DSM 5), an Autistic/Asperger’s /PDD, NOS and other behavioral health diagnoses. Provides adequate supervision and maintain schedule, plans activities for treatment for all staff Behavior Technicians in a group setting. Provides administrative supervision on all case via data analyzing of treatment outcomes of programs and auditing reviews. Maintains compliance with policies and procedures on record via audits staff data collection and keeping the program in compliance. Coordination including engaging parents and patient in the Youth DELC Centers Program, home visits, and transition planning, transport from school to program and home. Facilitates developmental assessments including doing the written reports of such assessments. This is performed by the outpatient mental health clinic program.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
- Maintain Department of Early Learning compliance out of school programming staff to patient ratios in the center based groups.
- Developing and modifying curriculum for all patient and targeted Behave goals
- Provides group leadership as assigned (parent and /or child groups), including planning program activities connected to treatment goals.
- Supervises staff to maintain setup, cleanup and playroom maintenance with co-leader
- Conducts home visits to enroll patients into the program and for quality assurance compliance as needed.
- Translates when needed to enroll patients into the program and for quality assurance compliance as needed.
- Providing weekly reports for enrollment of patients in program, billing alignment with key performance indicators and quality assurance measures
- Reviewing patient Intake assessments, treatment plans, and enrollment packets are complete, and all admission criteria for these services are met for all Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services
- Maintain weekly schedule and develop lesson plans for intensive teaching sessions and small group intervention.
- Manages all students on caseload including monitoring dates, scheduling with school and family, development goals and transition assessments/plans when necessary
- Complete required documents including assessments, quarterly progress reports, report cards/transcripts (as assigned), graduation portfolios, and other required documents by the due date.
- Communicate regularly with parents/clinical staff to ensure patient goals are being met, and that their needs are addressed in a timely and appropriate fashion.
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date data on each patient including updating and monitoring data sheets for the educational team.
- Correctly implement and monitor classroom behavior management system and student-specific behavior plans in collaboration with the behavioral supervisory team.
- Completes record of service for patients by designated in due date/timeframe
- Responsible for following all training on other policies and procedures that do not fall under the above two responsibilities
- Uses professional language at all times including but not limited to describing the children’s deficits and/or behaviors and maintaining their safety
- Guide Behavior Technicians (aides) that support patients on interventions and ensures quality outcomes for all students.
- Reviews all documentation for ongoing programs, admission criteria, and auditing
- Conducts Parent Training groups
- Must conduct training for new staff, interns and attend meetings outside of the clinic
- Predicts and planning for patient’s needs from program design and development
- Assist with training and hiring of new staff into a program
- Utilizes pre-approved criteria and guidelines to validate the medical necessity of continued stay in the program and appropriateness of treatment and discharge planning;
- Acts in conjunction with the appropriate manager(s) on a daily basis to assess with a census of enrollment and for appropriate alternative healthcare service needs;
- Strives to maintain quality care while effectively utilizing resources;
- Identifies and reports any quality or utilization issues to the Clinical Program Director.
- Performs other duties as required.
KEY SKILLS & BEHAVIOR:
- Experience in ABA treatment mental health, Early Learning, Early Interventions, Youth Development
- Experience in curriculum development planning, teaching, and coaching
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
- Self-starter with ability to handle multiple projects at one time;
- Strong decision-making skills;
- Appreciation of cultural diversity and sensitivity towards target population;
- Ability to provide services that deal with the individual’s broad spectrum of needs;
- Ability to provide services in an environment that involves multiple health care systems;
- Ability to interact with all relevant components of the health care system and community agencies
- Must be a licensed clinician trained in working with youth and available to staff and supervisor(s) 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a consultation on an as-needed basis.
- Must have Clinical and Psychiatric Expertise;
- Must be able to understand adequate staff supervision; must be able to understand medically necessary for the level of care and Diagnosing.
- Must be able to work effectively with patients and families of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
- Must work closely with staff members from all departments within the organization to ensure appropriate patient outcomes and resource utilization.
- Must understand how to direct staff to help clients with public assistance, insurance requirements, community resources, support groups, and outside agencies for counselling.
- Possess working knowledge of factors impacting hospital clinical practice, including industry trends, reimbursement issues, standards of care, appropriate utilization of various levels/settings for health care, and treatment modalities.
Location: Randolph, Massachusetts
Job Type: Full-time
Program: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Centers
Age group: Children
QUALIFICATION REQUIRED AND EXPERIENCE:
- Preferred clinical experience as Master Social Work or in a mental health field or Special Education (including, but not restricted to, counselling, family therapy, social work, psychology, etc.) from an accredited college or university.
- Current 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
- Has Director I certification from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education Care OR North Carolina Early Childhood Credential (NCECC) OR Its equivalence in Florida and OR be willing to obtain Applied Behavior Analysis (BCBA) certification
- Candidate must be currently licensed or license eligible in either State of Massachusetts, North Carolina or Florida
- Must be able to provide therapeutic intervention for children with special needs and their caregivers as needed on assigned cases.
- Must understand medical necessities and be able to diagnose and assess clients. Under the direction of the Clinical Program Director, assist in planning and managing operations and staff within a specific program. Must have Administrative supervision experiences and understand the application of healthcare practice management or;
Must be culturally and linguistically competent, bilingual a plus; Haitian Creole, Portuguese Creole, Spanish, Chinese, Cambodian or Vietnamese.