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Behavioral Clinical Practitioner (BCBA) - Marcus Autism Center - Forsyth

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Children's at Forsyth 
Requisition #:  39404

 

Short Description

Are you looking to work with an established team with high ethical values to make a difference in the lives of children and families affected by autism spectrum disorder? Marcus Autism Center’s Language and Learning Clinic (LLC) is seeking experienced and motivated Board Certified Behavior Analysts to support a new strategic expansion initiative to advance services to children and families in Atlanta and surrounding communities. The LLC is part of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), one of the largest systems of pediatric healthcare in the country. The LLC offers a competitive salary, professional development funds, and ongoing training and mentorship to help develop your clinical, supervisory, and leadership skills.

 

Language and Learning Clinic

The Language and Learning Clinic (LLC) at The Marcus Autism Center serves children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder between the ages of 2 and 12 years (average 4 years of age) who are exhibiting significant language and social communication delays. Services provided in the LLC focus on building communication and vocal skills, bolstering appropriate play and social skills, targeting foundational learning skills such as imitation and matching, and reducing barriers to learning (e.g., limited reinforcers, mild to moderate problem behavior). The goal for each child admitted to the LLC is to acquire the critical skills they need in order to thrive in a less intensive setting.

JOB SUMMARY

Provides behavioral services to clients and families either directly or through the supervision of staff in accordance with the needs of the ages of the population served. Provides parent, teacher, and staff training and consultation. Monitors effectiveness and implementation of behavioral protocols in clinic, home, school, and other community settings.

EDUCATION
  • Master’s degree in psychology, education, or related field
CERTIFICATION SUMMARY
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment
EXPERIENCE*
  • Two years of experience in working with individuals with developmental disabilities or behavior disorders
  • Experience in behavioral assessment and treatment
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*
  • Experience in supervising others and/or providing training and consultation
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*
  • Must be able to organize and manage time and manage multiple tasks
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of normal/abnormal growth and development throughout the age continuum
  • Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skill Assessment at 80% or higher rating within 30 days of employment
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*
  1. Designs, implements, and monitors comprehensive behavioral assessment and behavioral treatment programs (for both behavior reduction and skill acquisition) for children, families, and community caregivers.
  2. Coordinates case management activities and trains parents or other caregivers to implement treatment programs.
  3. Designs and implements comprehensive behavioral assessment and behavioral treatment programs (for both behavior reduction and skill acquisition) in school, home, and other community settings.
  4. Provides consultative services to parents, teachers, and other clinical/educational personnel, trains staff as needed, and coordinates home and school communication.
  5. Develops and disseminates information related to departmental activities, services, and research.
  6. Presents workshops and other training materials for internal and external stakeholders.
  7. Conducts day-to-day supervision and training of clinical staff and trainees.
  8. Prepares for and utilizes departmental supervision with supervisor and attends supervision sessions prepared with case files and up-to-date treatment plans and protocols.
  9. Conducts self responsibly and ethically, comes to work in a timely manner, and maintains appropriate therapist-patient relationships.
  10. Completes all paperwork and documentation in a timely manner.
  11. Maintains appropriate contact and communication (e.g., phone, email, progress notes) with caregivers, outside agencies, and schools regarding treatment, development of treatment plans, and goals/objectives.
  12. Completes tasks related to the conduct of clinical services.
  13. Keeps up to date with research related to cases, and uses findings in an appropriate manner to augment treatment planning. 
SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*
Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance
Bending/Stooping - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
WORKING CONDITIONS*
Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for fourteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

Have questions about the recruitment process?  Check out What to Expect.

Address:  410 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA  30041
Function:  Family Support Services - Family Support Services


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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