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Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Portsmouth

Universal Health Services


Location:
PORTSMOUTH, VA
Date:
09/21/2017
2017-09-212017-10-21
Job Code:
237360
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Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Portsmouth

Job Code:  237360
Facility: First Home Care - VA, MD, DC
Location: PORTSMOUTH, VA US Southeast
Region: Southeast
Travel Involved: 20-30%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:  Experienced (Non-Manager)
Minimum Education Required: Master's Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, Education / Training, Social Work/Case Management
Customer Service -> Face-to-Face Support, Frontline Support
 
Category: Education,Healthcare - Rehabilitation,Professionals,Support
FTE: 1
Position Summary:

First Home Care offers a continuum of services that support, train, advise, educate, nurture and treat children at risk, adults, and their families, through programs in Virginia and in collaboration with Foundations for Home and Community in and the surrounding Maryland communities.

We believe that individuals are best served and achieve the most positive outcomes if they remain in communities near their families and natural support systems. We help individuals and their families develop concrete skills that sustain them in their efforts to become productive members of society. We believe all individuals are capable of developing the necessary skills to achieve their goals and we help them succeed in this endeavor.

Our services reduce the need for more costly and restrictive levels of care and placements, and target those children, adults, and families deemed “hard to serve” due to multiple system involvement or those with a history of multiple past treatment failures requiring access to an array of mental health services and supports. We have extensive experience and expertise in designing and delivering services within the child welfare, student court, mental health, and education arenas. Our focus is on strengthening and preserving family unity through prevention and solution-based services.

The community-based, family-focused, wraparound services that First Home Care provides include:

  • Therapeutic/Respite Foster Care / Adoption preparing highly-trained families to provide unconditional care and support for children, aged newborn to 21, who require out-of-home, community-based placement in a family setting.
  • Alternative Day School provides an educational program to facilitate academic and social growth for students grades K-12 who have not been successful in a traditional school setting. The goal is to reintegrate students back to the public school setting.
  • Intensive In-Home Services provide immediate stabilization of risk for removal from the home or facilitates transition from inpatient facilities. Systematic and therapeutic interventions are provided to address behavioral and emotional issues.
  • Outpatient Services include diagnosis and evaluation, screening and intake, counseling, psychotherapy, behavioral management and medication services.
  • Mental Health Support Services provide individuals 18 years and older with the opportunities for training and reinforcement of functional skills and appropriate behavior related to the individual’s health and safety.
  • Day Treatment Services are integrated within the daily classroom schedule, after school and during the summer to provide intensive therapeutic interventions and individualized clinical programming for individuals with mental, behavioral, emotional issues.
  • Day Support Services support older adolescents and adults with multiple disabilities, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, to develop the relevant skills that will enable them to participate in all aspects of their community.
  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Services provide youth with serious emotional disturbances and persons with serious mental illness the community support, counseling and community based intervention services needed for the maximum reduction of mental disability and restoration of an individual to his or her best possible functional level.

First Home Care has an exciting career opportunity as a BCBA in one of our Portsmouth, VA locations.

The BCBA/LBA serves as a clinical supervisor as outlined by the BACB, Board of Medicine and DMAS regulations. The BCBA/LBA serves as a positive role model/supervisor for children/adolescents, parents and caregivers, any outside agencies and school personnel and contributes to formulation and implementation of the treatment plan and monitors it for effectiveness and generalization.  The BCBA/LBA provides individualized services to include teaching daily living skills and enhancing social and interpersonal skills, while decreasing maladaptive behaviors by teaching replacement behaviors that serve the same function. The BCBA/LBA travels throughout the community to provide mental health supervision in the home and community and to act as a community liaison between the individuals we serve and the service providers in the community. 
 
Requirements

The following are the job requirements for the BCBA:

The BCBA/LBA serves as a clinical supervisor as outlined by the BACB, Board of Medicine and DMAS regulations. The BCBA/LBA serves as a positive role model/supervisor for children/adolescents, parents and caregivers, any outside agencies and school personnel and contributes to formulation and implementation of the treatment plan and monitors it for effectiveness and generalization. The BCBA/LBA provides individualized services to include teaching daily living skills and enhancing social and interpersonal skills, while decreasing maladaptive behaviors by teaching replacement behaviors that serve the same function. The BCBA/LBA travels throughout the community to provide mental health supervision in the home and community and to act as a community liaison between the individual we serve and the service providers in the community.

Applicants must possess a minimum of a graduate degree (e.g. Master's or Doctoral) in an acceptable field of study from an acceptable accredited institution.

Acceptable degrees are those conferred in behavior analysis, natural science, education, human services, engineering, medicine, or a field related to behavior analysis and approved by the BACB.

Three years of experience with individuals with autism or developmental disabilities, current BCBA certification and licensed by the board of medicine as required by the state of Virginia.

Must possess knowledge, skill and the ability to access community resources, as well as train and support individuals to achieve and maintain community stability and independence in the most appropriate, least restrictive environment.

Valid Driver's license required

Full-time staff are eligible for a robust benefit package to include: Health and Prescription coverage, Dental, Vision, Long-term Disability, Short-term Disability, Life, AD&D, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401k with matching contributions, Stock purchase plan, Employee Assistance Program, Continuing Education, Paid Time Off, Legal plan, Long-term Care Insurance, Critical Illness, Accident Coverage, Auto and Home Insurance and even Pet Insurance!!!

 


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