Behavior Therapist San Diego Job Description

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Behavior Therapist/Junior Behavior Therapist

Location: San Diego, CA

Position Description

Department: Clinical

 

Job Description Summary

The Behavior Therapist 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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