Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, Yakima Administration   Yakima, WA   Full-time     Mental Health
Posted on September 12, 2022
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Provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services, designing and implementing individual treatment plans based on the principles of behavior analysis. Directs and supports the professional development of the ABA Assistant and Behavior Analyst I positions through applied training and evaluation. Provides assessment and treatment to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

This position is located at Children's Village in Yakima, Washington. We're interested in all qualified candidates, including those outside the area who are open to relocating to the Yakima Valley.

What We Offer

  • Annual salary $90,000.
  • Relocation allowance available.
  • 100% employer-paid health insurance for employees including Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx, 24/7 telemedicine; profit sharing, 403(b) retirement plan, generous paid time off, paid holidays, and more.
Essential Functions/Responsibilities/Duties
  • Provides oversight and guidance to ABA Assistants regarding data collection, treatment goals and the implementation of treatment plans.
  • Facilitates weekly training development meetings with ABA Assistants and completes the Supervision Forms based on program requirements.
  • Provides clinical direction and oversight to the Behavior Analyst I position regarding their intake assessments, individualized goal planning, treatment plans, and behavior change plans.
  • Provides guidance to the Behavior Analyst I position on the Functional Behavior Assessment/Analysis, development of specific program based objectives, implementation of Individualized Direct Services, and parent trainings they perform.
  • Provides feedback to Psychiatric staff about compliance and effectiveness of prescribed medications.
  • Completes the analysis with information from the intake assessment and develops an initial behavior change plan. Reviews and updates the intake assessment and initial behavior change plan on a regular basis.
  • Completes a Functional Behavior Assessment/Analysis (FBA) and presents findings to appropriate professionals.
  • Identifies and documents indirect and direct data on target behaviors and analyzes collection results to determine function of the target behaviors.
  • Develops a Behavior Reduction Protocol to decrease target behaviors based on the FBA and reviews plan with guardians and teachers if client is within the school setting.
  • Designs and implements individualized programs to develop alternative behaviors based on the Behavior Reduction Protocol.
  • Creates individualized goals and develops short and long term objectives based on specific programs that were specified in the initial intake and initial behavior change plan. Measures client's progress and adjusts programs as needed.
  • Participates in various community meetings to develop cross-system planning and/or collaborate with treatment professionals.
  • Completes all Behavior Health Services (BHS) and/or funder required documentation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Performs clinical responsibilities in alignment with The Joint Commission (TJC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and YVFWC requirements.

Qualifications
  • Education: Master's Degree in Psychology, Behavioral Analysis, Developmental Psychology, or Special Education. Education must include a minimum of 250 hours of instruction in behavior analysis.
  • Experience: Two years' experience in evaluation and treatment of children with challenging behaviors and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) using ABA treatment modalities. Three years' experience working with developmental disabilities preferred.
  • Professional Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Washington State License as Behavior Analyst (LBA) and/or national certification in Behavior Analysis (BCBA). Child, Minority, or Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Specialist designation preferred. First Aid/ Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification obtained within 45 days of employment. HIV/AIDS training within 45 days of employment. Right Response certification within six months of employment. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fingerprints required can be obtained within 45 days of employment.
  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required or Preferred: Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Must demonstrate the ability to communicate at level 10 on the language proficiency scale to receive bilingual differential pay. Knowledge of the principals of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Knowledge of initial intake assessments such as the Basic Learning and Language Assessment (ABLLS), and Verbal Behavior Milestone Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP). Knowledge of how to create a treatment plan along with individualized goals. Ability to effectively interact with a variety of clients, families and employees in a professional manner. Knowledge of how to access local community agencies and resources. Knowledge of cultural differences and ability to work effectively with culturally diverse populations. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Advanced conflict resolution and de-escalation skills. Ability to handle sensitive situations and confidential information with discretion. Basic proficiency with a variety of computer programs including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

About YVFWC

We serve more than 181,000 patients across 25 medical clinics, 14 dental clinics, 10 pharmacies, and 64 program sites in two states. We are Level 3 Certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). With integrated services including medical, dental, pharmacy, orthodontia, primary care nutritional counseling, autism screening, and primary care behavioral health, YVFWC's patient-centered model of care offers patients the full spectrum of care and shelter assistance, energy assistance, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling and testing, home visits, and four mobile medical/dental clinics.

Working at YVFWC

Working in our organization means being the passionate champion for those who have no voice. It means having the opportunity to work with underserved populations and with peers committed to the same work.

At Farm Workers Clinic
  • We will consistently trust one another to work for the common good.
  • We will foster integrity by demonstrating ethical behavior and insisting on doing what we say we will do.
  • We will demonstrate transparency by being candid and truthful no matter the risk.
  • We will create partnerships to strengthen ourselves and our community.
  • We will fight for just treatment for all individuals.
  • We will let joy in.
  • We have the courage to be an agent of change and refuse anything short of excellence.

Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal opportunity employment.


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