This position will provide quality, program management of discipline-specific treatment for children with developmental delays and autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
The Program Manager will oversee Registered Behavior Technicians who monitor the development of children in home, school, and/or community settings, who provide 1:1 specialized behavior intervention services to children and parent education, according to goals described in the treatment plan. The Program Manager will be responsible for drawing upon their experience in the field to educate and train new staff on professional and clinical skills as well as clinical protocols. The program manager will serve as the facilitator for the client team by facilitating communication between all team members, leading team meetings for the clients on their case load, managing client data, and ensuring that all team members have the necessary support, training, and materials to assist the client in reaching their full potential. The Program Manager will overlap with the Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA), Lead Program Manager, and Registered Behavior Technicians which may include some direct therapist hours, serve as liaison between participants and Full Circle, communicate concerns to their supervisor, and ensure effective communication between all support team members. The Program Manager will be responsible for accurate documentation, reports and program records, lead/attend meetings, and conduct on-going staff trainings.
Essential components of this position are listed below but are subject to change at the discretion of Full Circle administrators. This job description describes essential job functions but does not provide an exhaustive list of duties that may be assigned.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- Conduct skill acquisition and behavior reduction assessments under the supervision of the Behavior Analyst.
- Assist in the development of individual treatment plans.
- Provide initial and ongoing staff education and training on client behavioral and skill acquisition protocols.
- Provide positive and constructive feedback to staff regarding clinical and professional skills on a regular basis.
- Facilitate communication and collaboration between all members of the client’s team including staff, Behavior Analysts, parents, and outside health professionals.
- Facilitate day-to-day operations of the team by ensuring that all necessary paperwork, materials, scheduling, and documentation are up to date.
- Update & maintain data collection systems & disseminate information to team.
- Provide direct client care in 1:1 and group settings utilizing a combination of intensive teaching and natural environment training arrangements.
- Follow the prescribed behavioral skill acquisition and behavior reduction protocols.
- Follow and record data for prescribed toilet training protocols.
- Collect, record, and summarize data on observable client behavior.
- Conduct parent and caregiver training in line with client’s individualized treatment and behavior reduction protocols.
- Effectively communicate with parents and caregivers regarding client progress as instructed by the Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
- Maintain client confidentiality.
- Utilize safe and appropriate handing and guidance procedures when working with working with clients.
- Maintain a clean, safe, and organized work and therapy environment.
- Collaborate with treatment team including client, parents and caregivers, outside professionals, Lead Behavioral Technician, and co-workers.
- Maintain and acquire technical knowledge by attending required trainings.
- Ability to effectively deliver constructive feedback to staff regarding job performance.
- Ability to train staff to fluency on various protocols and treatment techniques using verbal and written explanation, modeling, guided practice, and review of independent performance.
- Accepts constructive feedback & develop knowledge & skills accordingly.
- Effective time management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks at one time.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with clients, co-workers, supervisors, and community members.
- Ability to adhere to organizational policies and procedures and abide by code of ethics as indicated by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board
- Commitment to maintain client confidentiality and adhere to HIPPA laws.
- Commitment to ongoing training and development as it relates to clinical skills, professional development, ethics, and technology, and training in order to perform job responsibilities to required standard.
- Ability to interpret and implement clinical protocols and written.
- Must maintain a professional appearance with regard to clothing, grooming, hair, and make-up.
BASIC & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
- Must be able to lift and carry clients with adaptive equipment.
- Must be able to assume and maintain a variety of postures (kneeling, squatting, crawling, sitting, standing) for extended periods of time.
- Must be able to sit on the floor or stand for extended periods of time.
- Must be willing and able to restrain/hold/transport and utilize quick body movements as indicated in the Behavior Intervention Plan in the course of working with children with challenging behavior.
- Must have manual dexterity to perform specific computer and electronic device functions for data collection.
- Must be physically present at the assigned job location, which may include home, school, and community placements.
- Must be able to receive detailed information through oral communication.
- Must have visual acuity to read and comprehend written communication through computer, electronic devices, and paper means.
- Must have a valid North Dakota Driver’s License & insurance in good standing
- Required: At least 6 months exemplary performance as a Behavioral Technician/ABA Therapist at Full Circle Pediatric Solutions (or under the supervision of Full Circle Pediatric Solutions Behavior Analysts) or at least 12 months exemplary performance as a Behavioral Technician/ABA Therapist with another ABA provider.
- Preferred: 2 years exemplary experience as a Behavioral Technician/ABA Therapist, experience with Verbal Behavior and Natural Environment Training.
- Required: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, Speech and Hearing Services, or related field. At least 60 hours of college credit, enrollment in at least 6 hours per semester of college credit, and 2 years of exemplary performance as an ABA Therapist/Behavioral Technician may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree requirement.
- Preferred: Coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis and interest in pursuing certification in the field of ABA.
- Employment Supervisor: Lead Program Manager and assigned Behavior Analyst
- Supervisory Reports: Registered Behavioral Technicians
- Responsible for completing and maintaining all required certifications and trainings once employed including, but not limited to CPR and First Aid and other company in-services and trainings as directed by employment supervisor.
- Must have legal status in the United States.
- Must pass a criminal background check.
WHY WORK WITH FULL CIRCLE?
- Full-time and part-time positions available.
- Training and supervision as you learn more about the field.
- Paid Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT) training and credentialing provided.
- Competitive compensation based upon experience and opportunities for promotion and growth within the company based upon performance.
- Positive, high-energy, and fast-faced work environment.
- Possibility of obtaining experience in various settings including clinic and school.
- Some flexibility around the applicant’s schedule if needed.
- Full-Time employees only: Competitive health, dental, and vision benefits and retirement plan.
- Both part-time and full-time positions available
- Compensation dependent on experience and/or education
To inquire about this position or submit an application, contact [email protected]