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Program Director of ABA at Public Health Management Corporation

Program Director of ABA

Public Health Management Corporation Philadelphia, PA Full-Time
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Responsible for ensuring the overall clinical and administrative oversight of the Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) services team including BCBA Supervisors, Licensed Behavioral Specialists, BHTs/Registered Behavior Technicians and Service Coordinator. Leads the team providing Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment with adherence to the clinical model as well as the regulatory policies and procedures. Reports do the Director of Community Mental Health.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversight of the Clinical Supervisors and their adherence to the supervision standards and regulations.  
  • Monitor and address issues related to staff productivity to ensure that productivity standards are met and that barriers to productivity are addressed.
  • Participate in monthly finance meeting to review revenue and expenses and to provide critical data needed for budget forecasting.
  • Recruit, hire and train high quality staff to ensure a high functioning, clinically strong workforce. 
  • Oversight of the assignment of staff to cases. Support and direct supervisors to monitor that assignments are appropriate and when a problem arises, take corrective action, including reassignment as indicated.
  • Work in collaboration with Director of Community Mental Health to meet milestones for program growth and development.
  • Develop stakeholder relationships that support and enhance the program growth objectives to enhance clinical service delivery, recruitment and retention strategies and marketing of program.
  • Support supervisors in providing group and individual clinical supervision, both in office and in the field, on a regular basis in accordance with CBH designation performance standards and state IBHS regulations.
  • Track and monitor submission of all clinical documentation to ensure compliance with the established procedures.
  • Review treatment plans, progress notes and data collection to ensure quality, timeliness, and compliance with format adherence to ABA model as outlined in CBH performance standards.
  • Collaborate and address any concerns from parents, CBH, schools and/or agency/administration.
  • Track and monitor status of cases to ensure that authorizations are current.
  • Convene team meetings to provide crisis intervention when situations arise.
  • Assess and implement standardized assessment and supervision tools that are aligned with CBH ABA performance standards.
  • Develop and monitor staff training plans to ensure compliance with CBH ABA performance standards.  Lead BHT staff through RBT training requirements to get them certified as RBT within 6 months of hire.
  • Ensures compliance with all PHMC’s policies and procedures, including confidentiality and acting as a mandated reporter in accordance with the law, policies, and procedures.
  • Participate in and complete all CBH mandatory in-services.  These trainings must be completed within three (3) months of hire and annually from the date of the initial training).  Participate in at least ten (10) hours of documented Continuing Education Units (additional in-service) per year (“year” is defined as twelve months after the date of hire).
  • Provide back-up coverage and support for another clinical supervisor duties in the absence of the Clinical Supervisor assigned.

Staff Leadership: 

  • Fosters a strengths based, trauma-informed, accountable, committed and motivated environment.
  • Establishes and holds direct reports responsible to create a climate that attracts, retains and motivates high performance and adherence to ABA treatment model.
  • Ensures the caliber of diverse staff with skills appropriate to meet the needs of those served.
  • Provides and holds staff responsible to their tasks and provides constructive supervision for all direct reports including ongoing performance feedback. 
  • Models PHMC’s core competencies holding staff accountable to do the same.
  • Mentors and develops direct reports to ensure a core team focused on meeting the priorities of the program.

Team Leadership:

  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Cooperates and communicates as a multi-discipline staff team member through formal meetings, informal consultations and committee participation. 
  • Models traits of a responsible team member, executing job responsibilities, open communication, good follow through; supports team members to do the same.
  • Demonstrates use and support of the trauma informed model in all aspects of employment, including interactions with clients/students, family members, other employees, community members, and stakeholders.
  • Responds promptly to the concerns and interests of the clients, parents, guardians, funding entities and other PHMC staff. 
  • Participate in leadership development alongside other program leaders within the department of Community Mental Health.

Partnerships and Collaborative Relationships:

  • Establishes and maintains relationships with provider organizations, regulatory and licensing representatives, and referral sources, establishing effective and productive working relationships while promoting PHMC.
  • Represents the organization before various stakeholder groups to maintain visibility.
  • Manages regulatory and accreditation contracts.
  • Serves on, participates in and attends various committee meetings.

Contributing to the Team:

  • Participates in regular meetings with staff to ensure priorities are clear, coordination is good and communications are open. Develops additional methods for ongoing effective communication.
  • Cooperates and communicates as a multi-discipline staff team member through formal meetings, informal consultations and committee participation. 
  • Models traits of a responsible team member, executing job responsibilities, open communication, good follow through; supports team members to do the same.
  • Responds promptly to the concerns and interests of the clients, parents, guardians, funding entities and other PHMC staff. 

Trauma Informed Behavior:

  • Demonstrates commitment to being trauma informed and maintaining a therapeutic environment and community that promotes safety and nonviolence as the basis for all we do with clients and staff.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and utilization of trauma informed practices, including emotional intelligence, effective communication, understanding of impact of trauma on development, strengths based and person-centered practice, resilience focus and commitment to growth and change. 

Administrative Activities

  • Ensures compliance with all PHMC’s policies and procedures, including confidentiality and acting as a mandated reporter in accordance with the law, policies, and procedures.
  • Implements all documentation requirements, reports are complete, thorough, timely, and follow prescribed format. Ensures staffs do the same.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills:

  • Ability to utilize and facilitate a collaborative, team oriented approach
  • Expertise in Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • Knowledge and understanding of CASSP Principles, behavior modification, social/ecological theory and application, family systems theory and application, cognitive-behavioral theory and clinical application, and child and family development
  • Crisis intervention and management
  • Knowledge of current DSM.
  • Basic knowledge/understanding of common psychotropic medications
  • Experience working with and supervising diverse populations
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing to diverse audiences and in diverse venues.
  • Ability to hire and develop a caliber staff capable of providing high quality services, accountable to job responsibilities and motivated to achieve high performance.
  • Strong computer skills in all Microsoft office applications including data management skills.
  • Ability to resolve complex problems and issues
  • Strong computer skills in all Microsoft office applications including data management skills.

Experience:

  • Minimum two (2) years verified post-Master’s experience providing mental health treatment including psychotherapy, counseling, and assessment working with children and/or adolescence. 
  • Previous supervisory experience required.

Education Requirement:

  • Master’s degree in clinical field, such as clinical social work, psychology, counseling, marriage and family therapy, etc.  Degree must have minimum of 12 credit hours in core behavioral health coursework.
  • Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA)- required
  • PA Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist or Psychologist preferred.
  • Must have Bachelor’s degree in any field.
  • Valid Childline, PA Criminal History, FBI and Medical clearances, as well as any other clearances required by the agency or contractors.

Salary:  

  • Competitive salary based on experience. 
  • Excellent benefits package.
 

Recommended Skills

Family Therapy
Mental Health
Psychotherapy
Psychology
Clinical Supervision
Crisis Intervention
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Job Snapshot

Employee Type

Full-Time

Location

Philadelphia, PA

Job Type

Management

Experience

Not Specified

Date Posted

04/30/2021
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