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Mental Health Professional - ABA

Company: Partners In Excellence
Location: Burnsville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Partners In Excellence is a premier autism therapy center providing autism therapy services to children ages 1-10 in a healthcare setting. The Mental Health Professional is a dynamic, individualized, and rewarding role within Partners In Excellence. The Mental Health Professional is a position that focuses on providing clinical services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other related conditions and their families within the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program. The Mental Health Professional is also a position that concentrates on providing clinical supervision and supervisory support to all employees and activities related to the ABA program. The Mission Statement and Core Values of Partners In Excellence are areas that are intertwined within this position. + Provide direct service or training and support in clinical services associated with the ABA program, which may include but are not limited to: individual or group intervention services, protocol modification, parent/caregiver training, and treatment plan development services. + Ensure providers receive information, training, and support necessary to provide services in the ABA program independently and specific to the childs needs. + Ensure an appropriate clinical supervision schedule is in place for all ABA program providers, including determining an appropriate supervisor-to-supervisee ratio to ensure effective implementation of services in the ABA program and overseeing and managing the implementation of which. + Develop and document a clinical supervision plan for each applicable provider, which is to include the frequency and method of supervision necessary to ensure treatment integrity. + Perform and document all clinical supervision functions as required by program and state requirements. + Conduct a standard/extended diagnostic assessment and/or Comprehensive Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation, in fulfilling all documentation requirement per program and state standards, and as needed per the childs specific program and treatment needs. + Develop, monitor, approve, and sign a childs initial Individual Treatment Plan (ITP) and all subsequent ITPs as determined to be medically necessary. + Ensure the childs ITP and all services in the ABA program take into consideration the child and familys values, goals, preference, culture, and language. + Determine with the childs parent/caregiver the level of parent/caregiver training provided, including frequency, setting, strategies, and priorities. + Conduct and/or supervise the implementation of a Functional Behavioral Assessment for each child in the development of a Behavior Intervention Plan as appropriate. + Adherence and education to others on the Positive Supports Rule and Policy and Procedures for Restrictive Procedures, including appropriate implementation and documentation of which as outlined by state requirements. + Ensure that an appropriate clinical supervision schedule is in place for each child that will meet the individual childs needs. This includes, but is not limited to, protocol modification with the clients clinical team, monthly client reviews, parent/caregiver meetings, and progress monitoring meetings. + Develop and maintain a systematic data-based review of each child served by evaluating progress on treatment plan objectives, changes on standardized assessment instruments, and from monthly client reviews. + Assist and direct the childs treatment team evaluations or analyses to determine the efficacy of the childs treatment approaches in their respective service areas. + Conduct and/or analyze the following assessments or tools as necessary per the childs documentation requirements or individualized treatment needs: Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale, Adaptive Behavior Assessment Scale, Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, Early Childhood Service Intensity Instrument, Child and Adolescent Service Intensity Instrument, Ages and Stages Questionnaire, Assessment of Basic Language and Learning-Revised, Essentials for Living, among others. + Ensure that services delivered and recommended by Partners are evidenced-based and supported by peer-reviewed, data-based research. + Assist parents/caregivers in researching and understanding adjunct therapies and the potential benefits/limitations for the child. + Communicate effectively with the childs parent/caregiver(s) on the results of assessments and evaluations and the possible need for discharge from services in an ethical and responsible manner. + Refer the child and their family served to other community providers as appropriate and necessary. + Coordinate and implement Coordinated Care Conferences with the client, their parent/caregiver(s), Partners treatment team, and outside providers as necessary. + Supervise, oversee, manage, and review all aspects of services in the ABA program, treatment, and documentation, including billing, case notes, and incident reports, to ensure compliance and fidelity with program and state requirements. + Immediately (within 24 hours) report all observed or reported incidents of suspected abuse or neglect of any child or vulnerable adult according to Department of Human Services Rules and Regulations and Partners In Excellences Policy and Procedure. + Supervise and assist providers in reporting of their own observed or reported Child Protection incidents. + Maintain confidentiality of the children and families served by Partners according to professional ethical standards, state and federal rules and regulations, and Partners internal policy and procedures. + Manage the clinical responsibilities in accordance with the provisions of effective clinical practice and the guidelines delineated by third party payer contracts. + Perform all clinical supervision functions as required by the QSPs professional licensing board and policy manual that dictates the ABA program. + Assume full professional responsibility for the services provided by each provider conducting services under the ABA program, including their actions and decisions. + Attend and participate in clinical and professional meetings as requested, necessary, and appropriate. + Facilitate and document meetings with employees as appropriate. + Provide parent and employee satisfaction surveys with follow-up on information determined as necessary. + Communicate with the parent/caregiver(s) by phone, email, and direct contact in order to understand and respond to their questions or concerns as needed. + Accept and respond to employee and family grievances as necessary. + Return phone calls and email correspondence to employees and family members in a timely and professional manner. + Maintain a calendar of appointments, starting and ending appointments as scheduled. + Other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications: + Be a licensed mental health professional (as defined in Stat. 245.4871, subd 27(1 to 6)). + Have at least 2,000 hours of clinical experience and/or training in the examination and/or treatment of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder or a related condition or have completed the equivalent in graduate-level coursework (i.e. coursework in Autism Spectrum Disorder or a related condition diagnostics, Autism Spectrum Disorder or a related condition treatment strategies or child development) at an accredited university. + Be a board-approved Clinical Supervisor under the board in which they practice. + Experience with Applied Behavior Analysis; Be able to provide treatment within their scope of practice and license. + Have necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities to expand and solidify their professional mental health competencies. + Competence and skills in the use of technology to enhance the provision of services. + Show respectful and professional standards when discussing employees and employee information with other Partners supervisory staff. + Follow and implement HIPAA Rules and Regulations, state and federal confidentiality rules, and the privacy standards as discussed below. + Have strong verbal and written communication skills. + Have the ability to work with minimal supervision. + Be a strong and collaborative team player. P Preferred Qualifications: + Have advanced certification in Applied Behavioral Analysis: BCaBA, BCBA, BCBA-D. + Be already enrolled as a state-approved Qualified Supervising Professional. + Have 1+ years of experience in the states Early Intensive Developmental and Behavioral Intervention (EIDBI) program. Administrative Supervisory Responsibilities + This position has no administrative supervisory responsibilities. Computer Skills To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of computers/software, Microsoft Office 0365, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Electronic Health Records (EHR). 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 talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Some filing is required; it would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary. Additionally, there may be occasions in which assistance or support with a child may be required. This may involve hands-on assistance or providing of verbal cues or direction. Work Environment This position operates in a therapy center environment, which includes encountering toddler to grade-school aged-children. This role additionally routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines. Other Duties This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may fluctuate based on the unique and individualized needs of each child and their family, as well as employees. Have Questions? Please reach out to for more information on this position or to speak to a current QSP for what a typical day-in-the-life may look like within this role. ID: 2020-1581 External Company Name: Partners In Excellence, Inc. External Company URL: Street: 14301 Ewing Avenue

Keywords: Partners In Excellence, Burnsville , Mental Health Professional - ABA, Other , Burnsville, Minnesota

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