Major Duties/Responsibilities

The Behavior Clinician II is responsible for conducting behavioral assessments, selecting function-based interventions, and developing behavior support plans.  S/he assists in staff training, crisis intervention, and makes recommendations to students ’educational and residential teams regarding behavioral supports and strategies.  Additionally, the Behavior Clinician II may develop skill acquisition programs, attend team meetings, provide supervision to behavior department personnel, and represent the Clinical Department to outside agencies.

Job Functions

  • Train and supervise Behavior Technicians/Clinical Assistants, RBT’s, and interns
  • Ensure policies/procedures regarding behavior management adhere to all regulatory and agency guidelines 
  • Participate in IEP development and progress monitoring; working cooperatively with Educational and Residential staff to address the needs of students across settings
  • Conduct Functional Behavior Assessments and develop corresponding Behavior Support Plans
  • Provide formal staff training for behavior support plan implementation in school and residential settings
  • Provide informal staff training by modeling behavior support plan implementation and appropriate staff-student interactions in school and residential settings
  • Monitor and provide feedback to staff based on direct observation of behavior plan implementation
  • Evaluate Behavior Support Plan implementation and effectiveness, making revisions and programmatic changes as needed
  • Develop individualized programming and data tracking using comprehensive assessments and curricula (e.g., VB-MAPP, ABLLS-R, AFLS, and EFL)
  • Develop and supervise the implementation of skill acquisition programs for social and functional living skills in school and residential settings
  • Lead classroom and residential group sessions that target social and functional living skills
  • Participate in off-site evaluations as part of the Admissions process
  • Coordinate with student support services and mental health clinicians to provide monthly parent training sessions
  • Present data analysis of student behavior and provide recommendations to multidisciplinary teams
  • Instruct ABA-based training sessions during Pre-Service training for new staff
  • Assist with implementation of RBT training for Guild staff
  • Provide support to milieu services by providing crisis management and problem-solving, facilitating community experiences, classroom coverage, and classroom assistance
  • Assist with implementation of PBIS and trauma-sensitive frameworks
  • Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job including inclement weather
  • Demonstrated evidence of mature judgment, good interpersonal skills, a desire to enrich individuals’ lives and a willingness to learn
  • Physical and mental capacity to work in stressful situations and de-escalate individuals who have limited cognition and complex needs
  • Must be able to organize, plan, and prioritize activities with specific attention to higher level strategies while ensuring that details are also effectively addressed
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is an essential function of the job
  • Pass Guild Driving test to access Guild vehicles for transportations of individuals
  • The ability to restrain individuals during crisis using CPI
  • The ability to assist individuals in evacuation from the residence
  • The ability to provide clinical coverage in the residences during school intercession breaks

 

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in ABA, Education, Psychology or related field required
  • BCBA/LABA required
  • Training or experience with a population with developmental disabilities and social/emotional challenges preferred
  • Experience in developing, writing, implementing, and evaluating the effectiveness of behavior programs
  • Experience in completing and summarizing behavioral assessments
  • Must meet Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) background check requirements
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

 

 

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