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Behaviour Therapist ABA

ABA Therapist/Behavior Technician

Ubuntu Autism Consultants is seeking behavior therapists to provide home-based and community-based behavioral and educational services to children and adolescents affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related developmental disorders. We are currently recruiting behavior therapists experienced with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to join our team.

The ABA Therapist will:

  • Receive initial 40 hour ABA training and weekly supervision from our Board Certified Behavior Analysts
  • Provide 1:1 direct intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder
  • Provide services in the home, school, and/or community settings
  • Collect data
  • Participate in multidisciplinary meetings
  • Be eligible to receive registered behavior technician (RBT) credential upon completing initial training and passing competency assessment set forth by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board Qualifications

Education & Experiences

  • A bacehlor’s degree in psychology, education, social services, or other related disciplines
  • Previous experience working with children is a must
  • Previous experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities is a plus
  • Previous experience in Applied Behavior Analysis is a plus
  • Bilingual is a plus

Requirements

  • Reliable vehicle with valid and current proof of car insurance
  • Must have a current drivers license
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Pass background checks
  • Must be available to work at least 10 hours/week
  • Must be available to work at least 4 evenings between 3pm-7pm

Compensation: Hourly rate @ $15+/hr + mileage.

Tremendous room for growth

Job Type: Full-time & Part Time

Required experience:

  • Childcare experience, ABA experience: 1 year

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related field.

If you are interested in this position, please complete our online application.

 

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)-Clinical Director


We are seeking a full-time BCBA for our ABA program supporting children with Autism. Develop and implement clinical programming for individuals with autism. The BCBA is responsible for providing support, clinician supervision, training, and consultation to staff working in these programs.

  • Must have at least a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education or related field.
  • Must be currently licensed.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete assessment of all referrals and coordinate placements within autism day services.
  • Complete assessment of programming needs for autism day services.
  • Develop and implement level I and II behavior plans. Train staff in proper implementation of plans. Ensure on-going data analysis to track plan efficacy. Modify plans as necessary.
  • Participate with autism teams in the development of ISP goals, objectives
  • Provide supervision, training and consultation to staff working with individuals in the Autism Programs.
  • Ensure clinical supports in the Autism Programs are in compliance with Masshealth, private insurance and agency policies.
  • Ensure that the clinical integrity of client programs and services are maintained.
  • Attends and actively participates in supervision and staff meetings.
  • Maintain constructive and productive internal and external communications with staff, managers, providers, vendors, and, funding sources.
  • Ensure that individuals we support are treated with dignity and respect in accordance with our Human Rights Policy.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with the agency’s policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (M.A.) in social services or other related field and at least 8-10 years experience.
  • Five years experience working with people with Autism.
  • Current certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
  • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Must have sensitivity to the needs of the population.
  • Must have basic computer knowledge.
  • Excellent written skills and ability to communicate effectively
  • Must hold a valid drivers’ license. Must have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport clients.
  • Be creative and flexible.
  • Be a team player.
  • Be dependable and patient.
  • Ability to prioritize and problem solve.
  • Be self-motivated, enthusiastic and a willing knowledge resource to new staff.
  • Provide direct behavior analysis and services. This includes planning sessions, implementing treatment plans, conducting and writing functional behavioral assessments (FBAs), monitoring process and changing objectives as needed and completing appropriate paperwork.
  • Create individual behavior therapy goals that are realistic and achievable in accordance with the IEP, PCP and/or ISP.
  • Write monthly and quarterly reports and yearly progress reports, recommendations for services, consultation reports, discharge summaries etc.
  • Provide support for families by attending IEP meetings or other conferences.

If you are interested in this position, please complete our online application.

BCBA Supervision

BCBA/BCaBA Supervision

With Elizabeth Partain, M.S. Ed., BCBA

BACB Hour Supervision Requirements

The maximum number of supervision hours the BACB allows to qualify for the exam application are as follows:

BCBA- 75 total supervision hours, not to exceed 6 hours per month

BCaBA- 50 total hours, not to exceed 6 hours per month.

You must work a minimum of 10 clinical hours per week, for three out of four weeks of the month, to qualify for supervision. To determine the maximum amount of weekly supervision you are eligible to receive, calculate 5% of the time you are engaged in clinical work. The maximum number of clinical hours you may claim per week is 30 hours. (Although you may work 40+ hours per week, you can only claim 30 clinical hours per week for your supervision.)

For example~

You work 20 hours per week:

20hrs x .05 = 1 hour supervision needed per week

You work 30 hours per week:

30hrs x .05 = 1.5 hour supervision needed per week

You work 40 hours per week (*can only claim 30 of your 40 hours):

30hrs x .05 = 1.5 hour supervision needed per week

*We must meet a minimum of once every two weeks.

Total number of clinical hours needed to apply for the exam (remember, you can only claim up to 30 hours per week):

BCBA – 1500 total clinical hours

Based on a full-time workweek, this will take approximately 50 weeks.

BCaBA-1000 total clinical hours

Based on a full-time workweek, this will take approximately 33.5 weeks.

We will both keep a running log of your supervision hours throughout the course of your supervision

Meeting Agenda

  • Every other week we will meet to discuss your current cases, clinical applications of items from the BACB Task List, and/or to review topics in preparation for the exam.
  • You may be given homework assignments (e.g., articles to read, videos to watch, techniques to apply, etc.) to complete prior to our next meeting that will complement the topics we review.
  • Observing you in action is essential to the supervision process. Direct supervision options:
  1. Scheduling a session in which I observe you onsite, as you work with a client.
  2. Scheduling a session in which I observe you live, via video-conferencing online, as you work with a client.
  3. Recording a video while working with a client and sending it to me for review prior to our next meeting.

As is the nature of our field, you will more than likely experience situations in which you would like to immediately seek advice.

As your partner during the course of your supervision, I try to make myself as available to answer your questions and address your concerns as possible. All supervisees are welcome to contact me via phone and/or e-mail prior to our scheduled supervision sessions.

Compensation

  • Each practitioner creates her own fee structure for supervision. I base my supervision fee on the fee schedule I was responsible for as I worked toward my certification of $100 per hour.
  • Each supervisee meets with me to create his own payment plan, based on his needs and current situation.

Each week you work in the field, your clinical hours are ticking. I do not want you to lose the ability to claim those valuable hours of experience and will work with you on your payment plan to ensure we can get all of your hours to count.

  • I value your time and will do everything in my power to notify you of a needed scheduling adjustment as soon as possible. Likewise, I expect you to extend the same courtesy. If you must cancel our supervision session with less than 24 hours notice, and we are unable to schedule a make-up appointment within the week, you will be responsible for the full supervision fee. I understand that some unforeseen circumstances may prevent you from canceling our session in advance. We will discuss such circumstances as needed.

Group Supervision

  • Supervision within a group can be a lot of fun! -Especially if you work in the field together. However, when it is time to apply for and sit for the exam you will be on your own. Therefore, the Board will only approve up to 50% of your supervision hours be conducted in a small group setting (10 people or less).
  • Compensation for Group Supervision will be calculated at a discount of $75/hour for the first Supervisee and $37.50/hour for each additional Supervisee.

If you are interested in this position, please complete our online application.