Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
Every member of our team is vital to the process of helping a child improve their skills and supporting the caregivers along the way. Great Heights requires a BCBA who understands that quality, professionalism, and compassion are of utmost importance. A Great Heights BCBA should have excellent communication skills, both oral and written, strong problem-solving skills, and efficient organization skills. The BCBA reports directly to the Director of Clinical Services, Director of Training and Professional Development, and Director of Quality Assurance.Great Heights requires a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who understands that quality, professionalism, and compassion are of utmost importance. A Great Heights BCBA should have excellent communication skills, both oral and written, strong problem-solving skills, and efficient organization skills. Bi-lingual abilities are a plus.
The BCBA has a master’s degree with certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and at least one year of experience working with individuals with severe behavior problems.
In the performance of these services, the hours the analyst is to work on any day will be entirely within BEHAVIOR CONSULTANT’s control. Great Heights will rely upon the behavior analyst to work such a number of hours as is reasonably necessary to provide the highest quality of service.
The Behavior Analyst will reflect and promote the values and missions of Great Heights when carrying out all workplace responsibilities. The primary role for the behavior analyst will be to do behavior assessment, program development, program implementation, and behavior intervention training, including:
· Develop Treatment Plans — Treating each child on an individual basis is a very important duty and developing a treatment plan is one of an analyst’s main tasks. A BCBA performs research, works one-on-one with a client and a client’s family to create a treatment plan for behavior that will be the most effective one for that individual’s needs.
· Implement Interventions – Great Heights analysts can work either independently or as part of a team with other analysts, to monitor and implement treatment interventions in place to address an individual’s behavioral and social objectives and goals. This includes seeing that a treatment plan is being followed, using the ABA strategies that have been defined to achieve behavior gains. Part of implementing interventions may include gathering data to permanently document achievements and developing ways to highlight and maintain those gains.
· Evaluate Progress — Monitoring the progress of a treatment plan for someone who is on the autism spectrum involves collecting data from each session and analyzing that data regularly. In this way, a team led by an analyst sees which interventions and treatments are actually working towards meeting the stated goals and objectives. If certain milestones are not being met, the analyst may redevelop some of the therapies being used in order to achieve more effective progress.
· Supervise Teams — A practitioner of behavior analysis designs treatment plans and services. These services are usually for those with autism spectrum disorders and are either home-based or center-based. An analyst will supervise the interactions between registered behavior technicians (RBT) and their assigned clients, ensuring that appropriate techniques are being carried out and goals met.
· Communicate With Others — Practitioners of behavior analysis must be adept at supervising others and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. It’s important that team members, families and children receiving services are able to completely understand the language a behavior analyst uses. Being able to speak about the skills needed to make decisions about clients’ needs improves collaboration with other professionals in affiliated fields, also.
An applied behavior analyst primarily works with children who have autism spectrum disorders. The role of an applied behavior analyst lies in the successful implementation of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapies, which are planned to treat each client individually, based upon specific targeted goals and behavioral objectives.
Other aspects of this job are to train technicians in ways to implement treatment plans, improve staff performance and hold team meetings to discuss ways of reducing interfering behaviors and other matters.
In addition to helping children on the autism spectrum and those with other disorders, working in this behavioral field is also helpful to adolescents and adults who are struggling with social and behavior management.
Great Heights provides professional crisis management training for all our analysts and technicians. The PCM (Professional Crisis Management) training requires at least average physical fitness.
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
- Master’s (Required)
- BCBA certification (Required)
Work Location: Multiple Locations
About Great Heights ABA
Every member of our team is vital to the process of helping a child get better and supporting the caregivers along the way.
Our dedicated team and compassionate approach focus on renewing hope and inspiring the unimaginable for those with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Care, respect, teamwork, continuous learning, and appreciation are the foundational values that we instill in everything we do. These principles guide our commitment to the success of each and every child.
Progress is the result of a proven approach. Applied behavior analysis is a scientific discipline that focuses on the application of learning principles to change behavior.
We know how challenging and overwhelming an autism diagnosis can be for families. Great Heights is a place of hope. We commit to building a brighter future with you.