The Board-Certified Behavior Analyst:
- Designs, implements, supports, and documents behavioral programs.
- Leads behavioral assessment.
- Gathers information at intake regarding preferences and characteristics of behaviors
- Assembles copies of behavior plans implemented at other settings
- Developes hypothesis regarding the functions of behaviors
- Assures that behaviors are tracked accurately on an ongoing basis.
- Leads the development, evaluation, and documentation of behavior intervention programs.
- Identifies behavioral interventions
- Defines behavioral interventions on the treatment plan.
- Trains and coaches direct care staff in implementation of interventions.
- Supports therapists in providing parent training.
- Maintains a thorough knowledge base of age specific interventions for patient populations served.
- Participates in department and facility Performance Improvement activities.
- Provides group therapy sessions and be able to effectively manage group process to maximize therapeutic benefits to patients; conducts process and specialty groups as assigned.
- In addition to direct work with children, families and school representatives, this position requires report writing, attending meetings, staff meetings and regular communication with management/leadership.
- Assists in appropriate referrals of individuals to agencies and specialists in the community.
- Floats to other units as needed.
- Other Assigned Duties
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE : Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology/Social Work or Education and a minimum of two (2) years of direct clinical experience in a psychiatric or mental health treatment setting. Licensure in the state of Alaska as a Board Certified Behavior
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on his or her assigned program. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the lifespan and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s behavioral requirements relative to his or her age-specific/cognitive needs. Additionally, must be able to perform assignments with minimal supervision; perform concentrated and/or complex mental activity with frequent involvement in complex and/or highly technical situations; have math skills to enable calculation of recipes and diets; work successfully under highly stressful conditions; make sound, independent judgments based on scientific and/or ethical principles; adapt to varying workloads and work assignments on a constant basis; have effective comprehensive reading skills, strong communication skills, written and verbal; and have a working knowledge of computers.