ABA Home Based Specialist I PD
Employment Type: Full-Time
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Position is Home Based. Under the direction of Intensive Behavioral Therapy Milieu Supervisor . is responsible for the care and safety of assigned children. As a member of the ABA treatment team assumes primary milieu therapist role. Responsible for implementation observation and documentation of this program under the direction of Clinical Director. Provides direct care ABA services to children ages 2-8 years.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
A.Participates in maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment.Actively engages with assigned children throughout shifts.Participates in the operationalization of the ABA plan for assigned patients in their homes according to established department and unit-based procedure/policies.Maintains and documents level of patient observation as ordered by the Clinical Director.Assists in teaching children daily routines activities of daily living and basic hygiene needs as assigned. Identifies reports and actively resolves potential/actual problems in the home as able.Demonstrates appropriate critical incident follow-up skills by timely verbal reporting to Clinical Director and documentation in progress note. Completes other documentation (ie: incident reports) as applicable.Interrupts self-stimulatory & aggressive behaviors by providing timely therapeutic intervention(s) as directed by the Clinical Director.Maintains appropriate professional boundaries.B.Adheres to Hospital Departmental and Program policies and procedures.Attends staff meetings as assigned.Maintains current CPR certification.Maintains current OSHA ERS Safety CertificationsAttends unit/hospital staff development as assigned.Consistently follows all hospital and departmental policies and procedures.Consistently follows all program based policies and procedures.C.Actively participates in the patient care planning & treatment team review process under the direction of the Clinical Director.Reviews drill list on a daily basis communicating with IBT Milieu Coordinator and Clinical Director regarding child/family progress and continued concerns..Actively participates in treatment team meetings & daily reporting regarding assigned patients.Is aware of department QI indicators and responsibilities related to such.Accurately documents significant patient/family observations/ABA treatment through communication & on the daily progress note.Collects discrete trial and incidental teaching data. Tracks as directed by the IBT Milieu Coordinator and Clinical Director.Offers information and knowledge acquired through experience to other staff via formal/ informal staff interactions and development forums.Is able to adapt care �style� to meet needs of various children.D.Supports and contributes to the development of ABA care plans/behavioral management.Assists and teaches patients in activities of daily living and personal hygiene based upon patient�s abilities and directed by Clinical Director/IBT Milieu Coordinator.Demonstrates ability to set consistent and supportive therapeutic limits within guidelines of hospital unit and department standards.Institutes behavioral programs specific to the needs of the patient in collaboration with the Clinical Director and IBT Milieu Coordinator.Participates in children�s activities such as physical & social development activities as directed by Clinical Director and IBT Milieu Coordinator. Has reliable transportation and transports self to homebased sessions as assigned. Consistently models to patient/families appropriate and therapeutic interpersonal staff/patient interactions.Handles crisis situations in a safe effective manner utilizing the least restrictive safe patient care alternative.Takes the initiative to seek formal/informal supervision incorporating suggestions for improvement/changes in job performance.Performs other related duties as required assigned or directed by IBT Milieu Coordinator and Clinical Director.
Pursuing or attainment of Baccalaureate Degree in a Human Service or related field. Other education and experience considered and may be substituted for educational requirements at the discretion of the Hiring Manager.Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.Reliable transportation required.EXPERIENCE:Experience working with young children preferred.Training will be provided regarding principles of ABA positive reinforcement confidentiality and crisis management.Current CPR certification.Current ERS OSHA and Safety Certification.INDEPENDENT ACTION:
Performs independently within Program policies and practices. Refers specific complex problems to supervisor where clarification of Program policies and procedures may be required.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:None
Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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