ABA Clinical Supervisor
The primary function of the Clinical Supervisor is to oversee the development, operation, supervision and ongoing management of The Arc’s clinical / ABA services provided through The Autism Now Center. The Supervisor works closely with The Center’s Project Coordinator, BCBAs and Direct ABA Providers. The Supervisor reports directly to the Vice President.
• Masters degree in relevant discipline
• Licensed through the Massachusetts Allied Health and Human Services and the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).
• At least two years experience working with individuals with ASD and their families.
• Supervisory experience
• A safe driving record, current driver’s license and current motor vehicle liability insurance.
• Knowledge of autism assessment tools and procedures
• Experience developing positive behavior support plans and programs
• Knowledge of current methods and techniques of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and discrete trial training
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with individuals, parents/caregivers, and other professionals
• Competence in analyzing assessment results, designing appropriate individual treatment plans and behavioral programs, and monitoring progress
• Must be able to work effectively as a team member, demonstrate flexibility and desire to learn new skills as well as improve professional qualifications, and travel independently to remote locations.
• Manage the day to day aspects of The Arc’s clinical/ABA services
• Receive requests for pre-authorizations and ensure that they are properly and closely monitored
• Conduct in-takes with new families/individuals, over the phone or in person, to determine how they can be assisted in receiving authorizations for ABA services.
• Implement prior authorization work flow, policies and procedures
• Create individual case records and accounts and ensure that pre-authorization information is properly updated in them
• Review accuracy and completeness of information requested and ensure that all supporting documents are present
• Process referrals and submit documentation to insurance carriers to expedite prior authorization processes
• Manage correspondence with insurance companies, physicians, specialists and individuals/families as required
• Look through denials and submit appeals in a bid to get them approved from insurance companies
• Monitor and track individual case authorizations, informing families and service providers of any expired dates that may impact delivery of services.
• Ensure that individual concurrent treatment plans are submitted to the insurance company on a timely basis, to limit a break in services, and in accordance with established organizational procedures.
• Ensure contracts and billable hours are completed in accordance with approved authorizations; oversee communication with families and funding sources to ensure program hours are attained
o Oversee weekly scheduling of services
o Oversee weekly scheduling Direct ABA Providers
• Secure individual/family demographics and medical information by using great discretion and ensuring that all procedures are in sync with HIPPA compliance and regulation
• Conduct initial assessments in order to determine areas of need, gaining mastery of a variety of protocols (e.g., ABBLS, AFLS, VB-MAPP, ABES)
• Use appropriate assessment instruments and data to develop initial treatment plan to be submitted to the specified insurance company.
• Recruit, interview and hire needed staff (LABA, Direct ABA Provider, etc.) and complete hiring process with chosen candidates.
• Prepare outreach materials and implement a marketing and recruitment plan to expand Insurance Based Services (ABA, Social Skills Groups, Employment, etc.)
• Provide staff development, training, and modeling for direct service providers in strategies and methodologies for working with children/adults on the autism spectrum.
• Oversee individual cases in role of LABA as needed (refer to LABA job description)
• Promote positive public relations, facilitate interagency collaboration, and advocate for the establishment and maintenance of comprehensive services.
• Participate in professional growth activities such as conferences, classes, team meetings and program visitations.