Easter Seals Clinical Supervisor Child Development Center (BCBA) in Grapevine, Texas
Clinical Supervisor Child Development Center (BCBA)
Full-time*; posted:* Friday, Oct 14 2016
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*Easter Seals North Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). * PROGRAM SUMMARY:Easter Seals North Texas Child Development Center is a full replication of the Walden Early Childhood Center at Emory University in Atlanta which is the only nationally recognized Incidental Teaching and National Association for the Education of Young Children accredited model for ABA therapy. We provide a fully inclusive preschool program, supervised by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), and work on language and socialization throughout the child’s day. Our goal at the Child Development Center is to impact preschool-aged children to produce significant and lasting behavior change to better their lives, as well as the lives of those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Young children with an autism spectrum disorder have deficits in both their ability to communicate and their ability to learn from others in the natural environment. With the acquisition of these skills, alongside their typically developing peers, they can begin to acquire new skills with muchlesssystematic intervention and in a more natural environment. POSITION SUMMARY:The BCBA functions as the team leader of the client's Interdisciplinary Autism Treatment Team, providing evaluation, treatment, and consultation services to children and their families. The BCBA uses the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis within a family centered approach. The BCBA will develop and carry out programs and activities designed to improve the lives of children with autism and their families. The BCBA develops treatment plans that:
- improve function and enhance activities of daily life,
- focus on the individuals' and the families' stated needs,
- are individualized to address each client's unique needs, overcoming acknowledgedweaknesses by identifying and using strengths,
- involve the client's natural support system of family and friends to ensuregeneralization of skills learned in therapy sessions,
- require consistent practice and repetition between therapy sessions to increaseefficiency and effectiveness of the treatment plan, and
- are accountable (measurable, meaningful changes are demonstrated).
TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Although it is not possible to provide an exhaustive list of all types of duties, responsibilities and performance standards, the following are essential job functions:
Be at work on time and ready to start work.
Regular attendance required during regular business hours; is subject to supervision during working hours; requires interactions with coworkers and supervisors.
Participates in Easter Seals North Texas meetings as required and appropriate.
Knows and abides by Easter Seals North Texas policies and procedures.
Promotes a unified, team-oriented atmosphere in all communications and actions.
Is professional in appearance and demeanor.
Contributes to providing quality care for clients of Easter Seals in whatever capacity is required in accordance with skills and training.
Maintains awareness of trends and best practices.
Knows, abides by, and if appropriate, enforces Easter Seals policies and procedures.
Participates in Easter Seals meetings and on committees as required and appropriate. The BCBA will participate in bi-monthly meetings with ESNT BCBA's in monthly Plan of Care Review meetings with the client and the Interdisciplinary Treatment Team, in monthly Parent training meetings, in weekly Plan of Care Review meetings with Treatment Team, and monthly Human Rights and Intervention Committee meetings at UNT.
- Master's Degree in Behavior Analysis, Psychology, Education, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, or a related field.
Board Certified as a Behavior Analyst
Completed BACB approved post-certification, competency-based, training program course sequences to supervise the applied experience of those pursuing certification, as well as BCBAs who supervise the ongoing practice of BCaBAs.
A minimum of one year experience working with children with Autism/AutismSpectrum Disorder.
Physical limitations: Must be able to:
Work at a desk/computer a minimum of 6 hours per day.
Work independently with minimum supervision and maximum accountability.
Transfer, lift, carry, push, or pull up to 20 pounds.
Walk, bend, squat, reach, crawl, kneel.
Move mats and equipment.
Drive and automobile.
- Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screening.
- Current driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance if travel in the North Texas area is required.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND HOURS: Primarily classroom conditions; however , local travel throughout the Metroplex may be required. Some work in storage areas. General working hours are 8:00-5:00 Monday through Friday with a 1- hour lunch break. Hours are subject to change. DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.