(USA-MI-Grosse Pointe Farms) Applied Behavior Analyst Therapist (days full time) Pediatric Autism Center
Henry Ford Health System Applied Behavior Analyst Therapist (days full time) Pediatric Autism Center in Grosse Pointe Farms , Michigan
The Applied Behavior Analyst (ABA) therapist will be responsible for working closely with a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to implement 1:1 or group interventions using Applied Behavior Analysis techniques to children with autism and related disorders.
This person will implement behavioral treatment plans in a clinic-based program.
The ABA therapist will be responsible for data collection of patient’s progress, providing regular progress reports and meeting with the BCBA, family, and school staff to review patient progress.
Therapist may also provide assistance in parent training and development of program and teaching materials.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide direct ABA therapy developed and supervised by a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related disorders.
Therapy may include:
One-on-one discrete trial therapy for children in a clinic setting
Participation in ABA parent training programs
Assisting caregivers and educators in implementation of on-line ABA programming if recommended.
Collect accurate, systematic data of patient progress in skill acquisition, behavior management, and/or daily living activities for each therapy session. Data will be collected and analyzed on a monthly basis.
Input collected data into computer program on a weekly basis to facilitate the collection of data analysis, and tracking progress.
Behavioral assessment and re-assessment, as needed, as directed by the supervising BCBA.
Regular consultation/meetings with supervising BCBA to review patient objectives/goals, assess patient progress and recommend changes to treatment plan, as needed.
Consult supervising BCBA to assist in treatment implementation for difficult patients.
Attend monthly trainings given by the BCBA for continuing education on Applied Behavior Analysis.
Regular consultation with medical staff and other ABA and non-ABA therapists (e.g., speech and occupational therapists) to review patient progress.
Assist supervising BCBA in the following:
Presentation/marketing 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 materials/seminars for caregivers, teachers, therapists who may facilitate development and generalization of skills.
Review/clarify billing and reimbursement documents with supervising BCBA, as needed.
Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in psychology, education, social work, behavioral sciences, human development or related fields, preferred.
At least 6 months experience working directly with children.
Self-motivated, highly organized individual
Able to work independently but also within a team environment
Willingness to work non-traditional hours and be available by phone/email, as needed by BCBA, other clinical staff, and CADD Medical Director.
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