Behavior Therapist Job Description

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Behavior Therapist/Behavior Interventionist

Locations: San Mateo County

Position Description

Department: Clinical

 

Job Description Summary

The Behavior Therapist or Behavior Interventionist is responsible for working directly with our clients providing Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy. Therapist will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Administration
  • Case Management
  • Clinical
  • CSH Program Events
  • Internal Communication

Reporting Relationships

  • The Behavior Therapist reports directly to the Case Manager and Case Supervisor.

Job Requirements/Mandatory

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree or have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of college coursework and be currently enrolled in a course of study leading Bachelor’s Degree by an accredited college or university.
  • Computer literate
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) current certification
  • Able to work weekends as needed/required by the company.
  • Must complete on-going training to support job competency.

Job Requirements/Preferred

  • Bachelors level degree or higher
  • Experience working with children that have been diagnosed with Autism or with other intellectual disabilities.
  • Registered Behavior Technician Credentials (RBT)

Physical Job Requirements

  • Body positions: sitting, standing, and kneeling
  • Body movements: walking, running, bending, twisting
  • Body senses: the ability to see, hear, and speak articulately are required.

Working Conditions:

Employees may be working in the following settings, an office, the community, in schools, and/or in client homes.

Essential Job Functions

  • Administration
  • Case Management
  • Clinical
  • CSH Program Events
  • Internal Communication

Duties and Tasks:

Administration

  • Fulfill 100% of scheduled session on a weekly/monthly basis
  • Render and lock schedule by due date
  • Adhere to 2-week notice for any vacation request with appropriate paperwork
  • Submit permanent schedule changes in writing to Case Supervisor for approval (using appropriate paperwork)
  • Inform Case Supervisors know of ANY changes in schedule
  • Complete all assigned tasks on time (to be determined per assignment)
  • Remain HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliant at all times ensuring all client files are protected including text messages, e-mails and phone conversations
  • Attend all Creative Solutions for Hope companywide trainings

Case Management

  • Maintain logbook for client’s program in conjunction with the most recent updates
  • Update Case Supervisor with any information regarding case
  • Review all information in the logbook every session
  • When starting new cases: discuss case details with Case Supervisor prior to going into client’s home
  • Scheduling: Look through NPA works, confirm schedule and render every night
  • Request Monthly Feedback Forms and goal setting
  • Submit any scheduling/session adjustments to Case Supervisor as soon as possible
  • Respond to Case Supervisors e-mails, phone calls within 48 hours
  • Respond to families e-mails, phone calls within 48 hours
  • Complete tasks accordingly: stimuli creation, monthly summaries, office hours- with e-mail follows up as the task is assigned and approved
  • Demonstrates assertiveness when addressing concerns
  • Fills in necessary hours to maximize every contract

Clinical

  • Accepts constructive feedback with professionalism (Monthly Feedback Forms and goal setting)
  • Address case concerns in a timely manner
  • Complete delegated tasks immediately and within time frame
  • Model appropriate strategies to parents
  • Assertive in communication and problem solving with families/school and regional center personnel, supervisors, etc.
  • Meet goals set by supervisors and provides a copy of them to every supervisor every overlap scheduled

Internal Communication

  • Must respond to every communication attempt with internal staff (i.e., supervisors, office administrators, assigned BCBA mentors, directors) within 48 hours
  • Communicate all policy/protocol related issues immediately to Human Resources department
  • Communicate any Information and Technology (“IT”) issues that would hinder the ability to perform work duties
  • Mandatory attendance at all mandatory company meetings
  • Must be fluent in updated/current policies, adhere to those policies and ensure that knowledge of these policies are followed through

Measures of Performance:

  • Attainment of annual goals established between Behavior Therapist and Case Manager and Case Supervisor.
  • Meet all essential job function requirements as described in the job description.
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