Bcba, Clinical Manager

Easter Seals Hawaii Honolulu , HI 96812

Posted 1 month ago

Title: Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Clinical Manager

Department: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Autism Services Division

Reports To: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program Manager, Director of ABA Program

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00a - 7:00/7:30p

Position Status: Full Time, Exempt


Easterseals Hawaii (ESH) provides exceptional, individualized, family-centered services to empower people with disabilities or special needs to achieve their goals and live independent fulfilling lives.


The Clinical Supervisor provides specialized behavioral intervention services and program supervision for children and individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Managerial responsibilities include directly supervising a group of Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT). General responsibilities include creating and implementing individualized Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs for each client including intake, assessment, ongoing treatment plan management/oversight, reassessment and discharge/transition planning.

Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Supervises individualized ABA programs for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, predominately in a clinic setting with some time in school/home/community based settings

  • Provides clinical supervision and work direction to treatment teams to include skills enhancement, clinical consultation, and professional development.

  • Conducts initial assessment of participants diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and produces assessment report to include a recommendation for treatment and supervision hours.

  • Assures clients receive interventions to meet the full extent of the services authorized; adjusts staffing of treatment team as appropriate to meet the needs of the client.

  • Coaches clinical teams on the procedural implementation of treatment plans via team meetings, and live/in vivo supervision.

  • Reviews data and reports submitted by direct care team, and recommends changes to the program, procedures, and data collection methods to assure programs reflect each child's development and progress towards identified goals.

  • Observes and assesses client skills and progress to inform recommendations for ongoing intervention and behavioral programming.

  • Creates and leads implementation of Behavior Support Plans as appropriate.

  • Collaborates with additional service providers on the client's support team to ensure comprehensive service delivery.

  • Addresses program delivery with families; including parent/caregiver coaching, challenges with implementation of program, parent /caregiver participation, and work environment as necessary.

  • Writes progress reports and treatments plans, ensuring that they meet the requirements of regulatory agencies and funding sources and are clinically accurate and appropriate.

  • Attends progress and treatment plan review meetings with families.

  • Attaining and achieving competencies in relation to role responsibilities.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Meeting productivity requirements set forth in annual budget and for providing efficient and effective service in all areas of performance.

  • Maintain accurate documentation of billable tasks that meets the requirements of regulatory agencies and funding sources, and is HIPAA compliant.

  • Track direct and indirect client sessions to ensure that services are provided to the full extent of the authorization for each client.

  • Track supervision of RBTs to ensure that the requirements of regulatory agencies are met

  • Participate in recruitment, interviewing, selection, and onboarding of RBT staff.

  • Coordinate documentation to ensure reauthorization and continuation of services when necessary.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Support staff in meeting productivity requirements set forth in annual budget and for providing efficient and effective service in all areas of performance.

  • Provide regular performance feedback to Program Supervisors supervised related to their strengths and areas for improvement, work with RBTs to set goals for professional development.

  • Provide regular performance feedback to RBTs supervised related to their strengths and areas for improvement, and set goals for professional development.

  • Manage the performance of direct reports through identifying areas for improvement, create and implement performance management plans when appropriate in collaboration with the Senior Clinical Manager and HR.

  • Support Behavior Analysts in Training (BAIT) in development, implementation, and oversight of performance management plans for RBT.

  • Provide clinical supervision to RBTs and BCaBA/BCBA candidates

  • Monitor staff performance

  • Ensure ESH policy and procedure is communicated to and understood by clinical teams supervised.

  • Attends staff meetings, trainings, and other meetings as requested.

  • Responsible to complete additional job duties as assigned by Supervisors/Management.


Minimum Education & Experience Equivalent To:

  • Master's degree, PsyD, or PhD from an accredited college or university in one of the following disciplines: applied behavior analysis, early childhood education/development, early childhood special education, special education, pediatric therapy, psychology or related field.

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), with current Hawaii Behavior Analyst licensure in good standing with regulatory board and strong background in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

  • Two (2) or more years experience providing staff direction and development in a supervisory role or equivalent

  • Two (2) years experience implementing ABA programs, preferably with individuals with ASD

Skills & Abilities:

  • Familiar with the field of ABA, and knowledgeable of other community resources and agencies that serve children.

  • Significant knowledge of evidence-based methodologies found to benefit children diagnosed with ASD, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and Verbal Behavior (VB).

  • Extensive training in the field of ABA, and knowledgeable of other community resources and agencies that serve children.

  • Experience implementing and/or designing ABA programs for individuals with ASD.

  • Working knowledge of developmental disabilities, familiarity with ADA guidelines and understanding of the importance of inclusion.

  • Sensitive to working with an ethnically, linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse population.

  • Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; American Sign Language or bilingual ability preferred.

  • Ability to exercise confidentiality and discretion pertaining to the work environment and maintain all HIPAA requirements.

  • Ability to appropriately interpret and implement policies, procedures, and regulations of ESH; training provided.

  • Ability to consistently demonstrate good judgment and decision-making skills.

  • A commitment to the values of the organization while demonstrating good judgment, flexibility, patience and discretion when dealing with confidential and sensitive matters.

  • Knowledgeable and skilled in computer/Microsoft processing software and excel. Must be able to use an iPhone or work cell phone if applicable.

  • Ability to work in an exciting, fast paced high energy environment while effectively multitasking.

  • Personable; able to work comfortably with individuals at all levels within the organization.

  • Commitment to ongoing training and development as it relates to clinical skills.

Mental Requirements:

  • Requires alertness to respond to audio and visual cues from clients, other staff members, the environment and standard office machines and equipment.

  • Ability to calmly handle, and intervene when necessary, behavioral and health related incidents.

  • Logic and reasoning for forecasting future needs, goals, and events.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, projects, and schedules.

  • Ability to respond quickly to rush projects or emergencies.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Logic and reasoning for forecasting future needs, goals, and events.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time, stand for up to 6-8 hours a day.

  • Frequent bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, twisting in order to observe, assess, and interact with clients.

  • Occasional sitting and maintaining close visual attention to write reports and work at the computer.

  • Ability to utilize computer, iPhone or landline, fax machine, and copy machine.

  • Frequent proofreading and checking documents for accuracy.

  • Ability to physically implement behavior management strategies including responding to physically aggressive behavior.

  • Frequent speaking and listening (50%) to clients, staff, and other professionals in meetings and on the phone.

  • Visual and auditory ability to work with clients, staff and others in the workplace continuously.

  • Frequent driving (to and from office and client homes). Occasional lifting, carrying, and loading/unloading toys and materials up to and including 25 lbs. to 50 lbs. used in home visits.

  • Frequent exposure to disability disorders in clients; occasional emergency situation; occasional exposure to trauma; constant client contact and decision making; constant concentration required when working with clients.

  • Frequent work inside client homes; occasional work in outdoor settings.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Ability to successfully clear and maintain background check clearances through ESH's partnering vendors:

  • FBI criminal reports

  • Department of Justice, Hawaii Criminal Justice, Office of Inspector General, National Sex Offender reports in accordance with Federal, State, and Local laws

  • Drug Test

  • Motor Vehicle Reports

  • Reference

  • Education

  • Candidate who are willing and capable to travel to multiple work sites (i.g. client homes, DOE facility)

  • Valid drivers license

  • Current auto insurance for vehicle used as means of reliable transportation

  • Must clear 1-Step TB clearance during pre-employment process and then annual TB testing based on company policies

  • Valid in-person class First Aid and CPR certificate or card

  • Complete Competencies: Relias, Safety Care, Safety Test and any organization related training

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Bcba, Clinical Manager

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