BEHAVIOR THERAPIST 8/12/2016
Bay City, MI
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY Description
The Classroom Behavior Therapist (CBT) implements specific curriculum designed to work toward each child s Treatment Plan/Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals; monitors individual and group programs. This individual completes, prioritizes, and organizes technical aspects of patient care as delegated and supervised by the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
The Classroom Behavior Therapist (CBT) demonstrates excellent customer service performance in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant HealthCare and the commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation.
Demonstrates excellent customer service. Greets and services patients and family in a courteous, professional manner. Ensures that customer needs are addressed and expectations are met and/or exceeded.
Contributes to organization success targets from patient satisfactions, quality outcomes and net operating margin.
Assures patient/therapist/physician communications are accurate and complete.
Assist patient/family/physician with questions or concerns as it relates to coordination of care and progress.
Acquires baseline data and implements approved program using behavioral technology appropriately, neutrally and consistently
Baselines, tracks and records child s progress as indicated during therapeutic management by maintaining daily records including daily collection of teaching data and behavior management data as well as graphs on all teaching and behavior programs
Assesses, develops and implements ongoing novel and age appropriate reinforcement for patients
Applies reinforcement appropriately and specifically throughout the day
Assists in organizing and participating in structured group activities utilizing leader-prompter model and reinforcement
Participates equally with other CBTs in supervising patients in all activities, both in and out of the center
Creates and edits therapy reports in timely manner according to department deadlines
Assists in creating and implementing treatment plans/IEPs for each patient and attends conferences as needed/requested
Develops and implements individualized schedules
Identifies, analyzes and troubleshoots individual programs including curricula, behavior and environmental considerations
Maintains professional communication with families through authorized daily notes and phone calls
Attends home visits as scheduled
Coordinates with home program staff to identify needs and develop programs to assist in the home setting
Assists in hands-on parent training practicum during the visits
When patients not present, responsible for following instructions and taking initiative to determine program needs that will enhance student performance (creating new materials, schedules and reading pertinent research regarding ABA, etc.)
Supports Manager/Coordinator in assigned duties
Maintains confidentiality with information in the appropriate manner.
Demonstrates an awareness of self-responsibility and accountability for own professional practice. Seeks validation of knowledge base, skill level, decision making as necessary and assertively seeks guidance in area of question.
Provides leadership, direction, encouragement, and feedback on exemplary and unacceptable performance of peers.
Maintains professional standards by actively participating in continuing education activities, quality management activities, in-services related to area of practice and age(s) of patient population.
Adheres to budgetary practices.
Attends/participates in departmental meetings/communications.
Provides leadership as delegated to include expediting patient scheduling, participation in staff selection, contributes to peer performance evaluations, problem solves operational issues and formulates recovery strategies.
Actively participates in orientation, supervision, training and evaluation of students and other staff.
Displays high regard for personal dignity, diversity and uniqueness of individuals (Cultural/Religious Sensitivity; Confidentiality; Privacy; Age specific Needs).
Remains flexible for patient care and program needs
Seeks opportunities to support other members of the team when patient care volumes allow.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Formulates effective working relationships and communication with all staff, patients, families and others via written and/or verbal means.
Demonstrates awareness and sensitively to patient/significant other rights, as identified within the organization. Functions with an awareness and application of safety as identified within the organization.
Demonstrates awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care, department function and strives to manage situations in a reduced-risk manner.
Maintains patient confidentiality.
Demonstrates an understanding of appropriate emergency responses and the ability to remain calm.
Graduate with Bachelor s Degree: Psychology, special education, education, speech, occupational, medicine; or related field
BLS certified or eligible
Previous experience working with children with autism, BCABA, or RBT
Preferred - therapy clinic experience in clinical setting
Knowledge of departmental policies, procedures and business operations and how they interrelate to other departments in the organization
Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to practically apply medical terminology, CPT-4 and ICD-9 coding, Office computer operations
Third party billing and appeal writing
Knowledge of hospital and/or medical billing rules and insurance claim filing, insurance and/or account follow-up.
Knowledge of medical and insurance terminology.
Minimal typing skills of 40 words/ minute. Working knowledge and basic skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, email.
Must have strong written and oral communication skills
Must be a team player with the ability to work independently, as well as in small or large teams
Protects and maintains the confidential nature of information
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
Constant lifting up to 10 lbs.
Constant talking and hearing
Frequent lifting up to 50 lbs.
Frequent standing, walking, sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, squatting, twisting, reaching, and handling
Occasional lifting up to 100 lbs.
Occasional climbing, balancing, crawling, and feeling
NOTICE REGARDING LATEX SENSITIVITY IN APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT.
IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT COVENANT HEALTHCARE CANNOT PROVIDE A LATEX SAFE OR LATEX FREE WORK ENVIRONMENT AT ANY OF ITS FACILITIES. UNFORTUNATELY, THAT MEANS THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL, INCLUDING AN APPLICANT OR AN EMPLOYEE, IS LIKELY TO BE EXPOSED TO LATEX WHILE ON COVENANT S PREMISES. THEREFORE, LATEX TOLERANCE IS CONSIDERED TO BE AN ESSENTIAL FUNCTION FOR ANY POSITION WITH COVENANT.