The primary function of the Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst (LABA) is to plan, develop, and monitor a variety of behavioral support service delivery options to meet the needs of individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The LABA also consults with and teaches direct service providers regarding pro-active programming, and behavioral supports following the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA); develops and implements comprehensive treatment plans; and collaborates with team members, related services providers, families, and other agencies as appropriate.
• Licensed through the Massachusetts Allied Health and Human Services or another state licensing board and advanced degree preferred (LABA, BCBA).
• 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 and improve professional qualifications, and travel independently in rural/remote locations.
• Conduct initial and ongoing 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 and implement teaching programs that reflect behavioral and other outcomes and objectives identified in the Individual Support Plan (ISP) or Treatment Plan.
• Ensure the implementation of treatment plans, document contacts and observations; use professional knowledge and independent judgment to strategize continuous improvements.
• Provide training and supervision to direct service providers through observations, meetings, performance coaching and other methods.
• Establish and maintain data measurement, collection, and analysis systems for individuals receiving behavioral interventions.
• Maintain appropriate documentation and prepare and complete reports as required.
• Ensure that all treatment plans and programs comply with contract requirements, satisfy all relevant insurance certification and other expectations, and meet or exceed professional standards.
• Maintain highly organized, consistent, thorough, and systematic recordkeeping practices.
• Coordinate efforts with the Autism Now Center Manager to ensure that all treatment-related aspects of each ISP or Treatment Plan are addressed thoroughly.
• Develop strategies for the stability of quality services when clients experience transitions.
• Provide consultation, training, and assistance to other outside providers and family members as requested.
• Conduct structured periodic service reviews to monitor the effectiveness of treatment programs and their implementation; modify and document plan changes as needed.
• Provide staff development, training, and modeling for direct service providers in strategies and methodologies for working with children on the autism spectrum.
• Participate in ISP, IEP, or Treatment Planning meetings for individuals as appropriate.
• 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.