Behavior Analyst (BCBA) - Pediatric Autism Center - Contingent

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Clinical/Allied Health
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215170 Requisition #

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to develop and administer applied behavior analysis (ABA) intervention programs for children with autism and related disabilities in the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Responsibilities include program development, supervision of ABA, parent/teacher training, business, marketing and philanthropic activities to promote and develop the program in the Health System and the community at large. Actively participates in a multi-disciplinary team. 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and oversee all behavioral treatment programs to meet the varied needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) including;
  • Identify individual needs for treatment using skill acquisition, assessments and functional behavior assessments.
  • Develop comprehensive, individual behavior treatment plans for individuals with autism and related disorders
  • Provide required supervision for treatment plan implementation by ABA therapists (those individuals working directly with the child). Supervision will include;
    • Direct supervision of treatment activities; frequency of supervision determined on a case-by-case basis
    • Direct intervention with the child, as needed, when therapist is unable to manage child behaviors, and/or little treatment progress is documented, and to model more effective intervention strategies.
    • Weekly consultation with the therapist to review progress and modify treatment plan, if needed
    • Regular consultation with therapist and caregivers, to review treatment progress and modify treatment plan, as needed
    • To oversee all data driven processes related to progress documentation and to advise changes to treatment planning when progress is lacking
  • Consult with other service providers for patients (speech pathologists, occupational therapists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, etc.) to collaborate and coordinate services. Twice monthly consultation with Licensed Psychologist/Neuropsychologist to review all child behavioral plans and family/caregiver concerns
  • Presentation of program to service providers within the health system and the community at large via in-services, workshops and development of promotional materials.
  • Design and implement training seminars for student interns and therapists
  • Assist in resolving billing disputes with employees and other HFHS departments.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Master's degree in a developmental field (e.g., education, psychology, speech-language) and Board Certification (BCBA) by the national Behavior Analysis Certification Board is required.
  • At least one year experience of providing direct ABA services to children with autism spectrum disorders and supervision of therapists.
  • Experience consulting with families, educational, and clinical staff is desired. Five years preferred.
  • Self-motivated, highly organized individual.
  • Able to work independently but also within a team environment.
  • Willingness to work non-traditional hours and able available by phone/email, as needed by clinical staff and CADD Director.

    Overview

       Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

       $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

       including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

       other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

       now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

       of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

       health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s  

       major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

       remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

       education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

       in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

       pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit HenryFord.com.

     Benefits

       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,                 and a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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