Board Certified Behavioral Analyst

Behavioral HealthPediatric Psychology Dalton, Georgia


Description

Hamilton Health Care System, Inc.

Job Description and Performance Standards

Title:  Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) 664916411 

Department:  Anna Shaw Children’s Institute (ASCI)

Reports To:  ASCI Practice Manager

Shift:  8:00am-6:00pm Monday-Thursday and 8:00-12:00pm Friday 

Status:  Full Time

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Anna Shaw Children’s Institute (ASCI) is a developmental behavioral practice and an affiliate of Hamilton Healthcare System, Inc. (“HHCS”).  ASCI was created as a responsive entity to meet the medical and psychiatric pediatric care services needs for children with developmental delays and/or the behavioral issues related to those delays within Dalton, Georgia and the surrounding region.  Additionally, the ASCI will provide Physical, Occupational, Speech and Feeding therapy services to the same pediatric population.

Behavior analyst will assess children or adolescents with behavioral challenges, evaluate environmental influence on behavior and implement plans to correct challenging behaviors. Working in the area of applied behavior analysis to facilitate changes in behavior, the BCBA may work in the ASCI, in the child’s home or another location where they assist in the treatment of various mental health issues, particularly autism, brain injuries, and developmental delays. Behavior analysts will monitor the progress of individuals under their care and collaborate with family members or other care providers to determine how to best address long-term individual care goals.

Additionally, the BCBA will work closely with the ASCI Medical Director and under clinical supervision of ASCI Lead Psychologist to help manage psychosocial aspects of chronic and acute conditions by providing individual and family therapy and education to promote safety, understanding and good mental health. He/she will participate as an active treatment team member, demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development across the life cycle and demonstrate an understanding reflective of the patient’s current status, age (chronological and functional), diagnosis and specific needs when devising and implementing treatment. The BCBA will also work with families to modify behavioral disorders caused by delayed or hindered development.

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  Master’s Degree in Behavioral Analysis, Human Services or related field required.

Certification:  Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) from Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)

Experience:  Two years of experience preferred. 

Skills:  Excellent communication skills. Ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of age appropriate patient needs. Ability to be adaptable in multiple environments.  Current BLS or obtains BLS within 30 days of hire.

 

PHYSICAL, MENTAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Minimal physical effort, high level of mental effort in terms of concentration, crisis situations and dealing with stressful patient relationships. Requires some standing and walking and extended periods of sitting throughout the day.  Requires corrected hearing and vision to normal range.  Must be emotionally stable and able to adapt, learn, and problem-solve.  Able to bend, lift and push.

Pleasant environmental working conditions with frequent interruptions.  Individual must be flexible in their approaches to deal with stressful conditions and challenging patients and families in an outpatient care setting.