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BEHAVIOR THERAPY SUPERVISOR

Updated: Jul 14

Apply on our website at : www.marycariola.org SUMMARY Responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of behavior programs with the students served by the Agency and the supervision of the Behavior Therapist on assigned campus by performing the following duties. QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE NYS license in Behavior Analysis required. Master's degree in Behavior Analysis, Psychology, Special Education, or a related field. Board Certification in Behavior Analysis (BCBA) recommended. Experience in conducting various assessments, including preference assessments, skills assessments, and Functional Behavioral Assessments. Two to five years experience with students with developmental disabilities. (Those in pursuit of BCBA may apply.) ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Sensitivity to cultural diversity of others Works collaboratively with all Agency staff to evaluate and enhance behavior programming to meet the needs of students Trains and models techniques necessary for proper assessment and treatment of challenging behaviors Provides on-going consultation, support, modeling and training for Agency staff in carrying out behavior programs Maintains good working relations with all Agency staff responsible or potentially responsible for carrying out behavior intervention plans Works closely with parents in both consultation and training for the student's school and home programming needs Participates on an interdisciplinary team whose responsibility is to provide initial and on-going evaluations for each student and to establish appropriate therapeutic goals and program recommendations Maintains accurate and current records for each student receiving behavioral services, including appropriate data collection and administrative procedures in compliance with NYSED requirements Conducts comprehensive Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) based on multiple sources of data including indirect assessments, direct observations, and experimental analyses for students in need of PBIS Level 3 supports In collaboration with all team members, develops and modifies Behavior Intervention Plans to meet the needs of students in need of PBIS Level 3 supports Analyzes behavior data regularly and uses data to make decisions regarding students’ programming Participates in Agency functions and various community meetings as requested Develops and maintains good working relations with outside agency providers that are responsible or potentially responsible for providing medical, physical, behavioral or other programming for the students Provides direct supervision, coaching, evaluation and support to Behavior Therapists on assigned campus Oversees the development, implementation and revisions of FBAs and BIPs for students on assigned campus Ensures and provides ongoing professional development to Behavior Therapy department and Agency staff as needed Works collaboratively with the Crisis Intervention Supervisor to provide comprehensive behavioral support Advances the implementation of evidence-based practices throughout the Agency Participates in ongoing professional development to maintain NYS licensure and stay current in the field of Behavior Analysis Other duties may be assigned LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis. REASONING ABILITY Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables. OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES Must be able to complete certification in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS NYS License in Behavior Analysis required Board Certification in Behavior Analysis (BCBA) recommended PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.