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POSITION:  Lead Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (Exempt)

HSU JOB FAMILY CLASSIFICATION: Behavior Tech III or IV (DOE)

DEPARTMENT:  Kelley College of Business and Professional Studies

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Clinical Operations Manager

FLSA STATUS:  Exempt

EXEMPTION:  Professional Exemption

LOCATION:  HSU Campus, Abilene, TX

TARGET HIRE DATE: As Soon As Possible

HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT – Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Human Resources 325-670-1259 or careers@hsutx.edu 

SUMMARY/SCOPE:

Maintain clinical standards set forth by HSU and the HLC. Serve as both internal and external relationship management to maximize the outcomes for children with developmental delays, disabilities, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Create and oversee the implementation of treatment programs based on principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Build strong relationships with clients, other employees, and stakeholders to provide excellent ABA Therapy.

HSU JOB FAMILY CLASSIFICATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: These examples do not include all possible tasks & do not limit the assignment of related tasks.

Conduct functional behavior assessments.

Create and oversee the implementation of treatment programs based on the principles of ABA.

Provide family guidance that meets payor guidelines.

Develop and deliver specific intervention activities according to the treatment plan.

Assist with planning and instruction of training programs as needed.

Assist with the planning of case load assignment and session scheduling as needed.

Monitor development of clients across all settings by graphing and analyzing data.

Develop and implement new programs and perform ongoing adjustments to current programs as needed.

Provide supervision to Behavior Technicians (BTs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) as required.

Produce progress reports and treatment plans to meet the requirements and submission timelines of regulatory agencies and funding sources.

Provide coordination of care by collaborating with interdisciplinary teams.

Function as a liaison between the organization, families, community, therapists, health care providers, etc.

Provide supervision experience hours for BCaBA and BCBA candidates as required.

Periodically travel to various locations (e.g., homes and community) as part of the oversight of clients’ treatment programs.

Follow all policies and procedures, including but not limited to, confidentially and mandated reporting standards

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Indirectly supervise RBT and BCBA staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include assisting with interviewing, hiring, and training RBT and BCBA employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

COMPETENCIES:   This is your opportunity to demonstrate how your education and/or experience in your current or previous job relates to each function of this position.

Interview decisions are partially based on this information.

On a separate sheet of paper, write a paragraph for each competency listed below describing your background and qualifications in each area.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.

Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.

Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; makes self available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); fosters quality focus in others; improves processes, products and services.; continually works to improve supervisory skills.

Conflict Resolution - Encourages open communications; confronts difficult situations; maintains objectivity; keeps emotions under control; uses negotiation skills to resolve conflicts.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES (Language, Mathematical, Reasoning and Computer Skills):

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Internet software; systems and Contact Management systems; and Microsoft TEAMs. Experience working in Central Reach Patient Information systems is strongly preferred.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Master’s Degree or higher in ABA, Psychology, Education, or related field is required.

At least five years of related professional experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), with at least three years as a BCBA required.

Advanced knowledge of scientifically validated methodologies and approaches found to benefit children with ASD required.  

Advanced experience writing applied behavior analytic programs and analyzing, and graphing data required.  

Expertise in all empirically evaluated assessment and intervention strategies related to program and service delivery for individuals with ASD required.

Valid CPR certification and other medical and training requirements as specified by payors required.

Must have understanding of insurance practices within the ABA clinic model.

Must be able to pass background clearance and reference checks.

Proven experience demonstrating accuracy and thoroughness in quality of work is required.

Must have ability to communicate in English effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Must have proven experience to validate integrity in your work and examples of ethically following the BACB Ethical Code. Example: no complaints or claims filed against you with the BACP along with licensure in good standing, etc.

Experience in a multi-disciplinary team setting preferred.

Familiarity in early intervention preferred.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in good standing with the BACB.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to taste or smell.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

Specific vision abilities required by this job include peripheral vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

This is a full-time exempt level staff position.

A minimum of a 40-hour work week is expected. Irregular hours and evening and weekend work and/or assignments beyond a 40-hour week may be required during peak season and/or to meet project deadlines or staffing needs.

Must have and maintain a valid Class C Driver’s License and maintain a clear driving record to be insurable under the university liability policy.

Must be able to drive to complete work assignments on and off campus, as needed.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary on the HSU website.

EEO / ADA Statement:

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization or would change the essential functions of the job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.

BACKGROUND SCREEN:

HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.