Residential Clinical Director – JSDD

INTRODUCTION: New and exciting career opportunity for a Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who will provide clinical leadership for residents and staff of JSDD residential sites.  The individual in this position will develop meaningful programming for residents; train, supervise, and evaluate staff on clinical and professional performance; and ensure compliance with state agency regulations and best practice standards. The is a professional, full-time position (but JSDD will consider a highly qualified part time employee).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Clinical & Professional Leadership

  • Create an environment that is supportive of participants’ needs and that uses evidence-based practices for intervention purposes.
  • Serve as a model for clinical intervention provision that emphasizes positive and best practices based on behavioral strategies.
  • Develop planned and meaningful activities and intervention strategies to ensure resident progress and enjoy high-quality life experiences in the residence and in the community.
  • Develop residents’ treatment plans, as well as supervise Behavior Technicians to implement such plans.
  • Develops residents’ daily and weekly schedules in alignment with intervention goals.
  • Provide professional development through hands-on training experiences, staff meetings, and workshop trainings.
  • Regularly provide timely performance feedback to staff on clinical and professional issues.
  • Motivate and inspire confidence and best practices in clinical staff.
  • Maintain high level of competency and expertise; consistently strive for excellence; serve as a role model to staff for continuing skill development.
  • Establish and convey an expectation of clinical accountability, transparency, integrity, and effectiveness to all staff and families.
  • Work as a collaborative team member.
  • Maintain high visibility in intervention settings, ensuring regular interaction with staff and residents during all scheduled shifts.
  • Seek out and engage all pertinent stakeholders (including parents, guardians, siblings, and staff members) to obtain input, answer questions, and resolve challenges.
  • Develop functional and reliable data collection activities; train and evaluate staff with respect to regular data collection and analysis to ensure resident progress
  • Maintain an open-door policy, addressing all staff questions or concerns regarding any aspect of any clinical operation or initiative.
  • Interface regularly with House Manager and Executive Director to ensure a positive team-approach and best-practice model.
  • Interact regularly with Behavioral Consultants to the program to problem solve and advance the residential and community support programs.
  • Regularly engage and communicate with parents, guardians, siblings, and support coordinators to ensure their ongoing involvement in goal development, programming and residential and community activities.
  • Ensure compliance with ethical standards in intervention by all staff (based on the Behavior Analyst Certification Board Ethical Standards Code).
  • Recruits and interview staff for the residential program.
  • Cooperate with all JSDD and Department of Human Services inspections or investigations.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MA degree and BCBA certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board preferred. Individuals who have a BA degree and experience in the fields of Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Intervention or who are actively enrolled in a MA or BCBA Certificate Program will be considered on an individual basis.
  • If the candidate is BCBA certified, the individual must meet all CEU requirements and maintain the BCBA credential in alignment with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) standards.
  • Demonstrate prior training and clinical experience in providing applied behavior analytic intervention strategies to adults; experience with autism spectrum disorders preferred.
  • This position is considered a leadership role and the ideal candidate must have analytical skills necessary to synthesize a variety of clinical and social data to determine appropriate intervention plans and monitor effectiveness of treatment programs.
  • Positive and passionate demeanor and willingness to work with a team of professionals to ensure positive experiences for the residents.
  • Be willing to maintain a flexible schedule, including evenings, overnights, and weekends at various times to ensure consistency in programming across all shifts and staff members.

 

Salary commensurate with experience, credentials, full/part time.

Resumes can be emailed to Lalvarez@jsddmetrowest.org