Responsible for planning, developing and monitoring behavioral support services to meet the needs of clients diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The BCBA consults and collaborates with clients’ caregivers, teachers and other service providers, manages clients’ treatment teams and provides training and direct supervision to registered behavior technicians. The Lehigh community takes seriously our commitment to antiracism and The Principles of our Equitable Community.
1. Conducts relevant assessments and develops and evaluates related programs for clients with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) (60% of time) *Administers, conducts, evaluates and supervises the implementation of behavioral assessment measures (e.g., VB-MAPP, Vineland) and functional assessment measures *Develops individualized skill development programs using evidence-based practices for home, school, community and clinic settings; designs behavior support plans based on functional assessment data *Ensures appropriate behavioral data systems are implemented such that quantifiable behavioral data are collected at regular intervals to allow for the continual evaluation of behavior plans and the achievement of individual goals and objectives *Maintains and acquires cutting edge knowledge of applied behavior analysis and other evidence-based practices by attending required trainings and reading peer reviewed journals on a regular basis
2. Trains parents, registered behavior technicians (RBTs) and other Lehigh University Autism Services (LUAS) staff in behavioral skills needed to carry out client’s programs (25% of time) *Conducts regular caregiver training and consultation *Teaches RBTs and other LUAS staff on the accurate implementation of clients’ programs, data collection systems and all necessary monitoring and reporting systems *Provides ongoing individual program oversight and conducts weekly supervision meetings with RBT
3. Completes paperwork needed for quality monitoring, BCBA licensure and insurance reimbursement (15% of time) *Completes all necessary documentation in a timely and satisfactory manner as requested by the clinical director and director *Develops written reports documenting behavioral recommendations for caregivers and agency personnel in a timely and accurate manner
Grade: 9 – 40
Position Number: S86540
The duties of this position may allow the employee to work partially remote as deemed appropriate by the supervisor
May include evening and weekend hours, depending on service schedule, client and family availability
Frequent travel along with evening and/or weekend hours
This position works with minors
Will often need to see, hear, stand, talk, sit, use hands to touch, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
Master’s Degree in related field
Board Certified Behavior Analyst, PA Behavior Specialist required
Three to five years related work experience; one to three years working as a BCBA
Supervisory experience preferred
Excellent communication (written and oral), interpersonal skills and a high level of customer service required
Ability to build, foster and maintain positive professional relationships
Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, time management and sound judgment
Proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and a high degree of initiative for bringing tasks to completion
Solid analytical, decision making and problem-solving skills
Solid computer skills with experience using word processing, spreadsheet and database software
Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance and credit history based upon the requirements of the position
All Lehigh faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated and receive a booster shot six months after their second vaccine; unless they receive an approved medical or religious exemption from the requirement.
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