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ABA Coordinator

Location: Rockville, MD Additional Locations:
Job Number: 766482 Date posted: 02/28/2019
Description:

Kaiser Permanente is currently looking for a Program Coordinator to coordinate the Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) treatment program throughout the KPMAS region.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop and coordinate ABA treatment guidelines and program implementation across KPMAS region.

  • Monitor all ABA contracted vendors and authorize appropriate number of visits.

  • Collaborate with utilization management to coordinate referral process and ongoing treatment coordination with contracted vendors.

  • Build partnerships with contracted BCBA providers to assure proper placement of Kaiser Permanente members and competent implementation of behavior procedures.

  • Communicate with contracted providers to assure quality behavioral analytic services are being provided.

  • Travel to contracted ABA providers throughout the MAS region and participate in treatment planning meetings to direct appropriate level of care.

  • Review ABA referral data, utilization trends, and treatment outcomes from different ABA contracted vendors and present data to Health Plan and MAPMG leadership as requested.

  • Review ABA community providers and make recommendations to contract with appropriate high quality vendors.

  • Conduct functional analysis including any relevant assessment/testing if necessary to develop optimal treatment plan and functional goals.

  • Perform ongoing adjustments to comprehensive treatment plans as needed to aid in the behavior reduction and skill acquisition of members seeking ABA treatment with outside vendors.

  • Evaluate treatment effectiveness of contracted ABA vendors and make treatment recommendations as needed to assure high quality, time efficient, and effective treatment approaches are being implemented by contracted ABA vendors.

  • Effectively meet with members and families periodically as needed to evaluate satisfaction with contracted ABA providers and assess need for continued treatment.

  • Make recommendations to change treatment plan as needed.

  • Facilitate training to members and staff as needed around ASD and ABA treatment.

  • Basic Qualifications:

    Experience

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities required.

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience with Functional Behavioral Assessments, Verbal Behavior, Discrete Trial Training (DTT), implementing Functional Communication Training (FCT), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), PECS, Escape Extinction, Non-contingent Reinforcement (NCR), and various Differential Reinforcement procedures required.

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience managing ABA providers in the competent implementation of behavior procedures required.

  • Education

  • Masters degree in behavior analysis, rehabilitation psychology, special education, social work or a related field required.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA or BCBA-D)


  • Additional Requirements:

  • Travel as needed, up to 25%.

  • Be team oriented yet able to work autonomously and efficiently.

  • Learn multiple new systems quickly and with precision.

  • Have excellent communication, both written and in-person.


  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in behavior analysis, rehabilitation psychology, special education, social work or a related field.
  • Primary Location: Maryland,Rockville,Shady Grove Medical Center 1396 Piccard Dr. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Behavioral / Mental Health Department: Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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