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Regional BCBA (Atlanta)

Location: , GA, United States
Center: Georgia

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Description

The Regional BCBA (RBCBA) is responsible for aligning business objectives with clinical objectives in the Georgia South region.  Must be credentialed or willing to get credentialed in the state of GA.  The position serves as a consultant to management on clinical (ABA)-related issues. The role assesses and anticipates ABA-related needs, supporting management to ensure clinical systems are working effectively and efficiently within the center. Communicating needs proactively with our ABA department and business management, the RBCBA  seeks to develop integrated solutions. The position formulates partnerships across the clinical function to deliver value-added services to management and employees that reflect the business objectives of the organization. The RBCBA maintains an effective level of business literacy about the business unit, its plans, its culture and its competition. 

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and other duties.

  • Provides clinical support and oversight for the Region
  • Oversees BCBAs in multiple centers and consults on performance, monitoring program progress, and providing clinical reviews prior to referral to Grand Rounds
  • Supervises BCBAs and ensures the completion of effective, evidence-based individualized treatment plans, behavior support plans and assessments through regular observations of kiddos in center, consultation to BCBAs and clinical leadership teams
  • Review and approved planned transitions/discharges of patients within region.
  • Completes Quality Assurance audits as indicated by Hopebridge Policies and Procedures
  • Evaluates clinical performance of BCBAs within designated region via procedural integrity documentation, provides feedback and necessary training, and communicates concerns to Director of ABA, Center Manager, and Regional Center Manager as appropriate.
  • Participates as a standing member of the Grand Rounds team.
  • Coordinates with BCBAs to ensure proper supervision for BAF student
  • Hiring of BCBAs and clinical leadership positions within Region
  • Assist the Director of ABA with project creation and management for the ABA Department
  • Coordinates with BCBAs the onboarding training for new BCBAs and clinical leadership positions within Region
  • May need to provide supervision to RBTs and/or billable services (to include but not limited to consultation, initial evaluations, direct therapy) in the region as caseload increases or decreases, covering vacation or unforeseen clinical vacancies.
  • Remains current regarding new research, current trends and developments related to autism, special education and related fields
  • Ability to communicate knowledge in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to professionals and non-professionals
  • Maintain a negative Tuberculosis screening according to the CDC
  • Obtain and possess and maintain current CPR/First Aid certification and re-certification every 2 years
  • Successful completion and maintenance of the Hopebridge preferred physical management training program
  • Maintain a clear criminal record

Competencies 

  • Attention to Detail - the ability to see and pay attention to details; the ability to recognize the component parts of a procedure or object, and to verify the correctness or error in an individual part or procedure 
  • Attitude Toward Others - maintaining a positive, open, and objective attitude toward others 
  • Emotional Control - the ability to maintain a rational and objective demeanor when faced with stressful or emotional situations; a measure of self-composure in a difficult situation and the ability to act objectively, rather than impulsively or emotionally 
  • Enjoyment of the Job - the feeling that one's job is both fulfilling and rewarding and that it has a positive and useful benefit. 
  • Flexibility - the ability to readily modify, respond to, and integrate change with minimal personal resistance 
  • Handling Stress - the ability to balance and defuse inner tensions and stresses; the ability to appropriately separate yourself from stressful situations and maintain your own sense of inner peace. 
  • Developing Others - Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods 
  • Clinical expertise in the areas of ABA, autism, child development, and training
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and demonstrate excellent time management skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and relationship management
  • Culturally aware
  • Self-development

Supervisory Responsibility

Provides supervision, guidance and mentorship to BCBAs and BCaBAs within assigned geographic region in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.  Provides feedback and supervision to RBTs and BAF students, ensuring clinical competence and demonstrated performance of employees 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Travel

This position requires up to 80% travel, which may include overnight travel.

Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in good standing with the BACB
  • At least three years of professional experience working as a BCBA with children with autism spectrum disorders and/or other related developmental disabilities in a multi-disciplinary team setting.
  • Meets the BACB qualifications to supervise BCaBAs, those pursuing certification, and RBTs
  • Demonstrates ability to supervise and train effectively
  • Ability to communicate knowledge in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to professionals and non-professionals

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience with both Medicaid and private-insurance patients preferred

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Physical Demands:

This is a stationary position that requires frequent sitting or standing, repetitive wrist motions, grasping, speaking, listening, close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.  It also may require occasional lifting, carrying, walking, climbing, kneeling, bending/stooping, twisting, pulling/pushing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching above the shoulder.  Employees in this position must be physically able to efficiently perform the essential functions of the position. May need to lift pediatric population at times (up to 50 lbs).

Work Environment:

Work is performed in an office and clinical environment. Work may be stressful at times due to a busy office or center environment with patients. Interaction with others is constant and interruptive. 

Disclaimer

The above statements reflect general functions of this job and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements inherent in this job. The immediate supervisor may elaborate on or add to the above list if the duties come within the employee’s realm of responsibility.

Hopebridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, arrest record or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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