Company Description

At Creating Brighter Futures, we provide center-based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy services for individuals who have been diagnosed with autism or other developmental disorders since 2013. Our goal is to provide the skills, teaching environments, and learning opportunities necessary to improve the quality of life for each of our clients in a center-based setting. Each child receives the best individualized, evidence-based treatments available. All treatment will be administered by well-trained behavioral technicians and supervised and supported by an experienced Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Creating Brighter Futures is located in Ann Arbor. This position will expanding our current program in order to provide services for adolescents diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disorders.

Job Description

We are seeking a passionate, dedicated, visionary BCBA/Clinical Director who is motivated to inspire our individuals with autism and their families to succeed.  The Clinical Director will be responsible for all aspects of clinical direction, supervision, and case management, including activities of the support staff and Behavioral Technicians. The Clinical Director will design, implement, and evaluate environmental modifications to produce socially significant improvements in human behavior. He/She will provide therapy to adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and other related developmental disabilities, utilizing the scientifically proven principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to teach language, social, self-help, academic, daily living, community integration, and life skills.

Requirements

  • Current Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
  • Master’s Degree in ABA, Psychology, Sociology, Education, or related field; PhD preferred
  • Minimum two years’ experience in a supervisory role, providing direction to multiple levels of staff
  • Experience working with adolescents and/or young adults with autism or other developmental delays
  • Training in ABA, Behavior Skills Training, Verbal Behavior, and Natural Environment Teaching
  • Expertise in program design, oversight, and management of employees

Qualifications

  • Exceptional leadership, interpersonal and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills with executive staff, supervisory staff, and technicians
  • Ability to provide positive reinforcement and constructive feedback to motivate staff and achieve desired outcomes
  • Work well within collaborative teams to meet individual and corporate goals
  • Extensive experience working with a variety of family systems
  • Experience managing caseloads and special projects
  • Ability to communicate clinical findings and provide recommendations at a variety of meetings with families and funding sources

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for extensive training and experience in behavior management, be knowledgeable of ABA and positive behavior support strategies, and be able to model the application of empirically valid procedures in applied settings
  • Responsible for conducting skill and behavioral assessments in an effort to identify an evidence-based course of action
  • Responsible for implementing programmatic and administrative policies and procedures in order to attain program goals and objectives
  • Provides direct services to clients regarding behavioral and academic goals
  • Oversee, develop and implement skill acquisition programs and functional behavior assessments including treatment dosage (intensity and duration)
  • Consults with and maintains a professional relationship with families, client, staff, and professionals
  • Provides direction in establishment of program goals, protocols, and procedures
  • Analyzes client outcome data to make recommendations for program implementation
  • Implement a variety of programs and demonstrates flexibility with a variety of individualized intervention cases
  • Submits reports in a timely manner for distribution to parents, school districts, funders, or other authorized parties.
  • Maintains an accurate record keeping system
  • Manages the demands of job responsibilities in adaptive and productive ways; demonstrates flexibility in responding to changes in cases, driving, meetings, etc.
  • Participates in meetings, in-services, and committees designed to improve/enhance programs
  • Consults with other professionals to provide collaborative programming and problem solve client issues
  • Performs related duties, special assignments and projects as required by the administration of the clinic
  • Reports on time for scheduled meetings/appointments; notifies in advance if going to be late; follows company cancellation policy
  • Develops program goals, protocols, programs, teaching methods, and data collection systems for all cases. Program development requirements for cases are updated monthly or as needed
  • Reviews client outcome data in field (e.g., raw, daily and monthly summaries) to make recommendations in program implementation
  • Evaluates client’s progress through ongoing and periodic assessments. Uses a variety of diagnostic tests, informal rating scales, observational opportunities and other means, as appropriate
  • Assumes direct responsibility for the safety, well-being, and work output of clients
  • Participate in quality improvement efforts
  • Participate with development, PR, and marketing staff to plan future program expansion
  • Assist in the recruitment and retention of staff and adjust staffing to meet changing demand for services
  • Responsible for discharge, transition planning, and continuity of care

Supervisory Responsibilities

Clinical Director will directly supervise several staff, from administrative to clinical. He/She will carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance, addressing complaints, and resolving problems. The Clinical Director is responsible for all aspects of clinical direction, supervision, and case management, including activities of the support staff and Behavior Technicians. They must provide direct, face-to-face supervision on a consistent basis and determine case assignments to match the needs of the client with the skill-level and experience of the Behavior Technicians.

Compensation

  • Competitive Pay
  • Medical Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation/Sick Time
  • Matched Retirement Savings
  • Liability Insurance
  • Continuing Education

Learn more about Creating Brighter Futures at www.creatingbrighterfutures.com.

Contact: Jessica Irish jessica@creatingbrighterfutures.com