Behavior Services Coordinator

Els for Autism - Jupiter, FL

Full-time
Job title Behavior Services Coordinator Position Full Time

Reports to Behavior Services Manager FLSA Exempt

Job Purpose

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment is individualized to meet the unique needs of each
client in a group or individual setting. Behavioral programs may be used to reduce maladaptive
behaviors, promote skill acquisition, and maintain and generalize mastered skills for individuals
of all ages. Areas of focus include, communication, daily living skills, play skills, social skills,
personal hygiene, academic skills, independent living skills, and vocational skills. The Behavior
Services Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of a client’s ABA program including initial
intake, program development, implementation, assessment and discharge. As part of a
therapeutic team the Behavior Services Coordinator will work with individuals from a variety of
disciplines including, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, music therapists,
educators and parents. As an integral member of a client’s therapeutic team the Behavior
Services Coordinator is required to communicate the client’s primary goals to other team
members and present evidence-based methods for targeting these goals. Behavior technicians
and other team members will rely on the Behavior Services Coordinator to direct them with
addressing challenging behaviors, analyzing data to determine program changes and developing
adaptive skills. The Behavior Services Coordinator is responsible for providing services in
accordance with ethical codes of conduct. The Behavior Services Coordinator is also responsible
for complying with the billing procedures set by each individual insurance company and the Els
for Autism Foundation. Behavior analysis services may take place at The Els Center of
Excellence™ or in community-based settings.

Behavior Services Coordinator Responsibilities

  • Conduct direct and indirect assessments with clients and their caregivers (e.g.., VB-
MAPP/ABLLS-R, Vineland and records review)

  • Conduct functional behavior assessments/analyses
  • Develop individualized treatment plans and monitor client progress towards goals
  • Implement programs directly with clients
  • Ensure appropriate behavioral data systems are implemented to objectively measure
progress towards individual goals and objectives

  • Analyze and interpret client data on a weekly basis and implement program changes as
needed

  • BCBA’s will provide direct and indirect supervision and training to behavior
technicians and/or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA)

o Supervision responsibilities include direct observation of program
implementation with clients, performance feedback, behavioral skills training, a
review of written materials (e.g., behavior programs and data sheets), developing
and guiding case conceptualization and treatment goals, problem solving and
fostering databased decision making repertoires

o The Behavior Services Coordinator is responsible for providing oversight and
evaluation of both the effects of the ABA program as well as the effects of
supervision

  • Ensure compliance with data collection and documentation procedures (e.g., home notes,
supervision notes, insurance reimbursement notes)

  • Provide caregiver training on the principles of ABA and program specific strategies
  • Collaborate with a client’s other team members through team meetings, record review
and informal discussion as appropriate

  • Comply with supervision and direct service requirements in accordance with treatment
plans and insurance authorizations

  • Log insurance based therapeutic billing codes corresponding to treatment plans as
directed by the Behavior Services Manager

  • Serve as a model of technical, professional and ethical behavior
  • Support of the ongoing supervision of practicum students as directed by the Behavior
Services Manager

  • Create materials for programs
  • Maintain client confidentiality
  • Maintain a clean, safe and organized environment
  • Attend training to maintain and acquire technical knowledge
  • BCBA’s will also be responsible for completing RBT competency assessments in accordance
with BACB guidelines

Professionalism

  • Comply with Els for Autism Brand Standards
  • Display a high standard of integrity and conduct while serving as a representative and
ambassador for Els for Autism, its mission, and the vision of the Els family

  • Adhere to strict attendance expectations, as directed by the Behavior Services Manager
Qualifications

Required

  • Current certification as a BCBA, BCBA-D or LMHC
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience supervising behavior analytic programming for
individuals with autism

  • Experience providing parent and staff training
  • Adherence to a high level of professional and ethical standards (in accordance with BACB
standards)

  • Scheduling flexibility; may include working hours in the evenings and/or on weekends for
both clinical services and fundraising events

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Effective time-management skills
  • Commitment to maintaining client confidentiality and adherence to HIPAA laws
  • Proficiency in computer programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and data
collection software for ABA programs

  • Valid Florida driver’s license and reliable transportation
Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry clients up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to assume and maintain a variety of postures (e.g., kneeling, squatting,
crawling, sitting and standing) for extended periods of time

Preferred

  • Experience with crisis and physical management (e.g., PCM training)
  • CPR certification
  • Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish or English and Brazilian Portuguese
Additional Requirements

  • Behavior Services Coordinator must complete a Level 2 Background Clearance & new
hire paperwork

  • Behavior Services Coordinator must sign Els for Autism™ Confidentiality Agreement
and Media Release Forms

  • Behavior Services Coordinator must complete Els for Autism Video/Photo Release
  • Behavior Services Coordinator must complete all Els for Autism Staff Training
Modules, HIPAA Awareness, Medical Safety and Seizure Trainings

  • Behavior Services Coordinator must maintain certification