• BCBA Consultant - Full Time Greater Boston

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    Job ID
    2018-2705
    Business Unit
    Advances Learning Center
    Category
    Behavior Analyst (MA or BCBA)
  • Overview

     

    Advances Learning Center (www.advancesonline.com) is committed to serving children and young adults with a variety of diagnoses by teaching them appropriate and functional alternative behaviors, increasing their confidence and social agility, and providing an accepting environment that fosters independence. We offer in-home Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services, social skills groups, parent training, center-based services and school-based services in Massachusetts.

     

    The BCBA Consultant reports directly to a Clinical Director and has the ultimate accountability for ensuring that appropriate ABA services are provided to each student on his/her caseload.  In order to accomplish this, (s)he provides behavior analytic expertise; manages client, school, and parent relationships; and supervises employees to ensure quality execution of behavior analytic duties.  Responsibilities are outlined below.

    Responsibilities

    Behavior Analytic Duties

    • Work closely with Instructors and Program Managers to provide Behavior Analytic services, ensuring the ongoing safety of the student. 
    • Oversee initial program set-up, including completion of initial assessment and student’s assessment-based goals and objectives.  Ensure individualized curricula and behavior plans for the student are written and reviewed.
    • Manage data collection and analysis.  This includes setting up and overseeing the data collections methods; taking inter-observer agreement to ensure that data collection is accurate; and analyzing data to make teaching decisions.
    • Ensure high-quality ongoing behavior analytic services.  This includes taking procedural integrity measures to ensure procedures are being run correctly; overseeing progression through the written teaching program; overseeing consistent implementation of behavior plans; and writing progress reports for each student at the end of each quarter.
    • Manage problem and interfering behaviors.  This includes conducting functional assessments of problem behaviors; overseeing data collection for such assessments; writing operational definitions of any interfering behaviors that students display during sessions; and ensuring that baseline data on such behaviors is promptly collected.   
    • Ensure that token boards, visual prompts, and other materials are created as needed.


    Client Management

    • In partnership with the Executive Director, manage relationships with schools and parents: 
    • Serve as ALC’s first point of contact to collaborate with all stakeholders for each case, address client concerns and needs, communicate ALC changes and policies, etc. 
    • Provide true, thorough, and concise verbal reports to parents, school contacts, teachers, etc. as needed. 
    • Oversee the fulfillment of the contract and ensure that services are being rendered.


    People Management

    • In partnership with Executive Director, lead, manage, motivate, and mentor direct reports. 
    • Manage direct reports’ performance to ensure high quality service and results, providing direction, support, and feedback as needed. 
    • Immediately advise Executive Director and HR of need to hire new staff.  Participate in the hiring process for Instructors and other employees as needed.
    • Conduct performance appraisals in a fair and timely manner.
    • Collaborate with Executive Director and HR to manage performance, conduct, and/or attendance issues. 
    • Ensure substitutes are found for Instructors’ planned absences.

    Qualifications

     

    • Master’s Degree required, BCBA certification and licensure in the state of Massachusetts required. Applicants who are planning to sit for the BCBA exam in the near future may be considered.

    • 3-5 years of ABA experience, working both in clients’ homes and in schools.

    • Be willing and available to work a schedule that consists of some after-school/evening hours.

    • Candidates who have provided ABA services to at least 20 clients over their career would be ideal. 

    • Experience with children of various ages is preferred.

    • Excellent interpersonal / social skills, able to connect easily and quickly with people.

    • Organized and efficient, detail-oriented, able to multi-task.

    • Team player who is also able to take the lead.

    • Responsible and reliable.

    • Able to manage and motivate others to achieve desired results.

    • Able to commit at least two years to this job.

     

    Benefits

    • Competitive Salary

    • Competitive Bonus Structure

    • Eligibility for mileage reimbursement plan

    • Professional Development Funding

    • 35 paid days off per year, which can be used for holidays, vacations, sick days, and personal days

    • Health and/or dental coverage

    • No-match 401k

     

    You must also be able to produce the following items at time of hire or during first week of employment: Two references of individuals that have known you for at least 6 months, preferably that have a license, BCBA, or PhD; transcripts or copy of your diploma from your highest level of education; and additional completed paperwork provided at time of hire.

     

    Learn It Systems/Advances Learning Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Candidates must be presently eligible to work in the United States.

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