Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
The Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) works as part of the therapy team. The BCaBA assists the BCBA in creating individualized skill acquisition plans and behavior treatment plans for children referred for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. TheBCaBAis responsible for a caseload of patients, as well as, supervision of RBTs. The BCaBA will receive supervision from the BCBA on site.
FLSA Status: Exempt; Salaried
The following is a summary of major essential functions of the BCaBA. Other duties may be performed as permitted by Texas laws and regulations adopted by the state agencies that are not mentioned here. Specific functions, from time to time, may change.
Treat fellow therapists, clients and administrative staff with respect and politeness. To come to work on time and follow established dress code procedures.
1. Assist in conducting all necessary initial assessments with patients and develop an individualized ABA treatment program for each patient based on behavioral assessment, individualized data and family interviews.
2. Experience completing the VBMAPP and ABLLS assessments and writing treatment plans.
3. Conduct the initial implementation of new patient programs, graphs and reviews data frequently, modifies programs as necessary to ensure maximum progress, and monitors treatment integrity.
4. Conduct direct observations, collects data, summarizes data, and documents training progress.
5. Provide direct one on one and small group training using ABA procedures for children with a diagnosis of autism who display aggressive, disruptive, non-compliant, and/or self-abusive behavior.
6. Monitors and updates skill acquisition plans weekly and behavior treatment plans at least monthly.
7. Provide daily oversight of each child�s treatment program throughout the entire treatment day.
8. Maintain the well-being and safety of patients during therapy hours.
9. Conductstandardized preference assessments monthly, function analyses as needed, and skill assessments at least every 6 months, or as required by insurance provider.
10. Train, supervise and deliver feedback to RBTs at the Cole Academy. Documents supervision hours to ensure 5% of hours each month for each employee are supervised.
11. Performs all responsibilities related to BCaBA supervision of assigned technicians or patients in accordance with the BACB guidelines.
12. Provide parent trainings and meetings at least monthly and keeps documentation of these interactions.
13. Completes all documentation that is required for each patient by insurance provider (i.e. progress notes, summaries, re-evaluations).
14. Meets all billing requirements and supplies billing information to the appropriate supervisor in a proper and timely manner for all patients.
15. Collaborates with other professionals as necessary(i.e. Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist, and Physical Therapist).
16. Attend state and national conferences to stay up to date with the literature of ABA and autism treatment.
17. Maintain all continued education credits as required by the BACB.
18. Assume personal responsibility for professional development and continuing education.
19. Demonstrates skills of effective time management.
20. Demonstrate positive interpersonal communication skills while maintaining standards of professional ethics.
21. Adheres to BACB guidelines for responsible conduct, BACB professional and ethical compliance code, patient confidentiality and HIPAA.
22. Demonstrates excellent attendance.
23. Perform other duties as delegated, required, or requested.
� Must have a Bachelor�s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education, or Psychology.
� Currently certified as a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst.
� Completed BACB Supervision 8 hour training and BACB modules. Currently meets all requirements to be an approved BACB supervisor for RBTs.
� CPR certification for all age groups.
� Experience working in a full day ABA therapy setting.
� Computer skills � Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel necessary. Ability to graph using Excel.
� Must be a quick learner and have reliable transportation.
� Mobility to work with young clients including: kneeling, stooping, pushing, straight pulling, pulling hand over hand, repeated bending, reaching above shoulder, walking and standing for extended periods of time, sitting in small chairs, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, grasping small items with both hands, and carrying and lifting up to 45 lbs.
� Abilities to safely monitor the children including: running, quick reflexes, depth perception, ability to see and hear, and ability to maintain a high level of energy.
� Must be able to follow written procedures and verbal directives.
Additional Requirements for Employment
Current CPR Certification
Continuing Education � must complete a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education every two years during the period of time the certification is current in order to renew. Of the 20 hours, 4 hours must contain ethics content and 3 hours must be completed on supervision.
TB Skin Testing Requirement-All new employees must present to work on the first day with a form from a doctor or health facility with the following information:
1. Written evidence of a Mantoux (PPD) skin test.
2. Type of test. Mantoux (PPD) only. Tests given by multiple puncture tine tests are not acceptable.
3. Date of test.
4. Skin Test Results or Written results of a chest x-ray and/or statement that the employee is free of communicable TB is required.
5. Signature of doctor or designee.
The employee must also provide this verification annually as a job requirement.