Clinical Director

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Why You'll Love This Job

Acorn Health is an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) treatment provider dedicated to providing the best quality care for our clients.  We aim to continually establish best-in-class standards in integrity and quality for not only ourselves, but also in the field of ABA.  We work courageously and with accountability to focus on the individuality of each child, collaborate with client families, and generate permanence in client outcomes. We strive to hire and to invest in our greatest asset – our employees, who are the heart of Acorn Health. 

Acorn Health is a standard-setting family of ABA treatment providers.  We believe the best employees want to work with companies who share their beliefs, and that is true for families who entrust us with children they love. Every day and every interaction, we strive to demonstrate our Five Core Values. 

Acorn Health is looking to bring on a Clinical Director in our Silver Spring, Maryland location! 
Salary: $90,000.00- $108,000.00
We believe in clinical quality. The compensation reflected in the job post includes the base level of a bonus package tied to your delivery of clinical impact hours. We look forward to sharing more details with you should you choose to seek partnership with Acorn Health.
The Clinical Director will lead the clinical team utilizing a collaborative approach to drive a best practice environment, focused on a wide range of activities designed to deliver quality ABA clinical outcomes to our clients.
As a member of the Acorn Health family of companies, the Clinical Director will be part of a regional and nationwide leadership team and have opportunities to share their expertise, collaborate with and learn from other Clinical Directors and industry leaders. Additionally, there will be exciting professional opportunities including participating in the Acorn Leadership Development Institute and opportunities to work with our Clinical Advisory Board led by Dr. Greg Hanley.
Essential Job Functions
  • Responsible for driving the execution of key service, quality and growth initiatives
  • Manage or assist in managing the day-to-day operations of all services, including staff and client scheduling.
  • Execute clinical policies and procedures.
  • Promote a therapeutic environment for all clients, ensuring client input is fully considered when developing and carrying out treatment plans.
  • Provide clinical management and oversight to a team of BCBAs, BCaBAs, and RBTs.
  • Problem solve issues with supervisees when insufficient progress toward client goals/outcomes is observed via a review of relevant behavioral data.
  • Conduct staff and caregiver trainings.
  • Regularly reference behavior analytic literature and attend relevant conference and workshops in order to best inform evidence-based treatment.
  • Complete annual performance evaluations for all BCBAs, BCaBAs, and ABA Supervisors to determine potential for improvement and ensure treatment integrity.
  • Pinpoint performances that allow supervisees to achieve measurable outcomes valuable to the client.
  • Maintain a reduced clinical caseload, involving direct assessment and treatment of clients.
  • Participate actively in hiring process of behavior technicians, BCBAs, BCaBAs, and ABA Supervisors.
  • Handle sensitive employee relations issues with integrity, either individually or with the assistance of Human Resources
  • Communicate with Acorn Health administrative teams including Admissions, Payroll, Finance, Billing and Human Resources to assist in staff and client records management and payer relationships.
  • Attend meetings as required by the Regional Clinical Director.
Why work at Acorn Health:
  • Competitive Salary
  • PTO and Paid Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Incentive Bonus
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Voluntary supplemental benefits such as life insurance
  • CEU opportunities
  • Leadership development training
  • Supportive leadership and administrative team
  • Positive, collaborative environment
Apply today to join our growing team!
Your positive impact on our clients and their families will be significant, and you will expand your knowledge and expertise ready to take on additional challenges and further grow your career.
Required Education/Experience:
  • Possess a minimum of a master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) or a related field
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in good standing with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) preferred
  • Maryland Behavior Analyst License preferred
  • Must have a minimum of 3 year’s experience practicing as a BCBA
Preferred Experience:
  • Experience serving in a leadership/management role for an ABA provider preferred
  • Experience managing teams, projects, and meetings highly preferred
  • Experience working with multiple funding sources preferred
  • A history of work with children, adolescents, young adults, and/or families both in clinical settings and in the client homes is essential. Specific training/experience in developmental disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders is highly preferred.
  • Proficiency with ABA Data Collection and Practice Management systems such as Central Reach highly preferred
Additional Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, professionally, and openly both verbally and in writing
  • Must demonstrate strong organizational skills, be detail oriented, and demonstrate an ability to maintain confidential records, prepare reports, and reliably develop timely correspondence related to work according to agency standards
  • Must have the ability to work independently
  • Flexible schedule, but must be able to work irregular hours when necessary to include some weekends
  • Must meet the physical requirements of the position, to include lifting of clients, packages, or equipment, accessing non-barrier free premises, and utilizing physical management techniques when necessary
  • Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and satisfactory driving record
  • Able to pass criminal background check

Talent Code: JUL1

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification.

Acorn Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sec (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship or immigration status, veteran status, genetic information, height, weight, hair or hairstyle, familial status, marital status, or any other protected status covered by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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