Lead BCBA

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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. 

Job Title: Lead BCBA                                                                                   Department: Clinical

Reports to: Regional Director of Clinical Care                                     Last Updated: 4/2/2024

Supervises: BCBAs 

Indirectly Supervises: Registered/Behavior Technicians 

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Compensation Range – $90,000 – $99,000

Who Is Acorn Health?

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.

 

Vision & Mission

Acorn Health is driving autism therapy forward with our careful combination of ABA best practices and our pioneering next practices.  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.

 

  • Authenticity: We present our true, consistent selves. Everyone hungers for genuine connections. 
  • Accountability: We keep our promises, and can be trusted with the life and future of a child.
  • Teamwork: The best outcomes are produced by people who collaborate with enthusiasm.
  • Growth: We know the needs of children and their families are unique and ever-changing.
  • Hustle: In autism care and treatment, time is always of the essence. We do things now. 

 

Job Summary:

The Lead BCBA is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who ensures the delivery of high-quality clinical care in accordance with our Acorn clinical tenets at the assigned clinical center level. The successful candidate will work in a team-oriented, best-practice driven environment and engage in a wide range of activities, focused on assisting in providing clinical management and oversight to their respective clinical team. 

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Promote a therapeutic environment for all clients, ensuring client input is fully considered when developing and carrying out treatment plans; serve as reviewer/approver of all timely treatment and behavior plans 
  • Responsible for providing clinical management and oversight to a team of BCBAs 
  • Provide practicum supervision 
  • Oversee pends, denials, and peer reviews with payers for all BCBAs, ensuring no lapses in authorizations
  • Problem solve issues with supervisees when insufficient progress toward client goals/outcomes is observed via a review of relevant behavioral data
  • Regularly reference behavior analytic literature and attend relevant conferences and workshops in order to best inform evidence-based treatment
  • Conduct both staff and caregiver training(s) 
  • Execute pre-established clinical policies and procedures
  • Responsible for completing annual performance evaluations for reporting BCBAs to determine potential for improvement and ensure treatment integrity; conduct Case Management Oversight (CMO) in accordance with policy  
  • Pinpoint performances that allow supervisees to achieve measurable outcomes valuable to the client
  • Maintain a semi-reduced clinical caseload, involving direct assessment and treatment of clients in a clinical center, client’s home, school, etc.
  • Responsible for the staffing, interviewing and hiring of BCBAs and registered/behavior technicians
  • Intensify behavioral supports for Acorn clients in order for them to maintain placement in the least restrictive environment and reduce utilization of hospitalization and/or residential services 
  • Handle sensitive employee relations issues with integrity, either individually or with the assistance of Human Resources
  • Multiple Centers may be assigned based on center size. Time spent in assigned centers will be determined by RDCC.

 

Key Results/Deliverables 

  • BCBA hours
  • FG goal
  • % of 97155
  • BCBA caseloads 
  • BCBA turnover
  • 80% prescription adherence
  • AMA discharges
  • Client satisfaction/NPS 
  • BHI completion according to clinical tenant 

 

Position Requirements 

EDUCATION 

  • Must be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in good standing with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience practicing as a BCBA

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS 

  • Must have experience managing teams and projects, as well as conducting large group trainings and meetings
  • Must be dependable, able to follow instructions, and able to improve performance through management feedback and direction
  • Must have a strong commitment to the mission and purpose of Acorn
  • Must have an ability to work independently
  • Must work irregular hours when necessary
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, professionally, and openly, verbally and in writing, in English
  • Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and satisfactory driving record
  • 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 required
  • 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
  • A history of work with children, adolescents, young adults, and/or families both in clinical settings and in client homes is essential. Specific training/experience in developmental disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders is highly preferred. 
  • Training in Safety Care preferred
  • Proficiency with Central Reach highly preferred

Physical Requirements: Select one of the Frequencies in BOLD

  • Remain in a stationary position: More than 2/3
  • Traverse or move around work location: 1/3-2/3
  • Operate or use department specific equipment: More than 2/3
  • Ascend/Descend equipment or ladder: none
  • Constantly position self to accomplish the Essential Functions of the role: More than 2/3
  • Receive and communicate information and ideas for understanding: More than 2/3
  • Transport, position, and/or exert force: less than 1/3
    • Up to 10 pounds: less than 1/3
    • Up to 25 pounds: less than 1/3
    • Up to 50 pounds: none
    • Up to 100 pounds: none
    • More than 100 pounds: none

 

Talent Code – BCBAL

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, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or other legally protected characteristic.

Apply to join our team today!

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 grow your career.

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