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Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Lincoln

Company: State of Nebraska
Location: Lincoln
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:


Through our mission of "Helping people live better lives", the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides vital services to citizens of Nebraska. The Developmental Disabilities Division is currently looking for a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in Lincoln. This is an exciting opportunity to join a great team! Apply today!

"DHHS State of Nebraska values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability marital status, or genetics."

Hours: 8-4:30, Monday - Friday

Examples of Work

Candidate will assess behavior function utilizing information from psychological evaluations, social work assessments, individual history, structured tools, and direct clinical observations in order to recommend intervention dispositions. Develop Behavior Support Plans (BSPs) that address acute and chronic behavior difficulties, document interventions, progress notes, document assessment and treatment activities to comply with governing standards. Provide individual and group behavior interventions when necessary and appropriate utilizing the theory-based, empirically-validated approach of Applied Behavior Analysis. Provide indirect behavior services to individuals though assisting the IDT (Interdisciplinary Teams) in day-to-day problem solving; designs and provides in-service training on behavior interventions through the theory-based, empirically-validated approach of Applied Behavior Analysis. Coordinate interdisciplinary team meetings and/or serves as a member to ensure completeness of individual treatment plans or other case management functions or to update treatment plans. Oversee treatment interventions to ensure appropriateness and effectiveness; advocates and promotes use of appropriate treatment methods to ameliorate, reduce or resolve behavior concerns. Advocate and promote the use of appropriate treatment methods to ameliorate, reduce or resolve identified behavior concerns. Provide information/training to families regarding the treatment of the family's member utilizing the approaches of Applied Behavior Analysis. Serve as an expert consultant to the facility and the State of Nebraska in the area of behavior interventions. Participate in developing and providing community training relating to behavior interventions as needed. Provide peer review and assistance for treatment and habilitation being provided by other members of the facility. Conducts and assists in the completion of professional research as requested.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS:Master's degree or equivalent required in behavior analysis, human services, education, psychology or related field AND possess certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Will consider applicants who have not yet obtained Board Certification and understaff as a Behavior Analyst. Certification must be obtained within the first two years of employment.

PREFERRED: Two years experience in Developmental Disabilities.

OTHER: Must possess a valid driver's license in order to perform work-related travel such as transportation for clients. Travel across the state of Nebraska as required. Incumbents hired as a Behavior Analyst may be required to complete BACB required Supervised Independent Fieldwork in behavior analysis while under supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. This may require on-site supervision provided by a Licensed Psychologist (or equivalent) and/or a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with BACB supervisory certification or equivalent.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: Learning needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness; scientific methods and procedures of understanding, predicting, and influencing human behavior. Ability to: Communicate to persons served, other staff, families, and other agencies; monitor progress and recommend new strategies; prepare written reports; document findings and treatment; conceptualize, integrate and express interdisciplinary input; explain the significance of behavior patterns and signs to persons served and other team members; assess and interpret behaviors; assess the effectiveness of behavior interventions; communicate individuals' programs and issues; make effective reports, studies, and recommendations; establish and maintain working relationships with staff, persons served, and families. Skilled in: Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Power Point.

Keywords: State of Nebraska, Lincoln , Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Lincoln, Other , Lincoln, Nebraska

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