Are you looking for a purpose-driven career? At Metrocare, we serve our neighbors with developmental or mental health challenges by helping them find lives that are meaningful and satisfying.
Metrocare is the largest provider of mental health services in North Texas, serving over 55,000 adults and children annually. For over 50 years, Metrocare has provided a broad array of services to people with mental health challenges and developmental disabilities. In addition to behavioral health care, Metrocare provides primary care centers for adults and children, services for veterans and their families, accessible pharmacies, housing, and supportive social services. Alongside clinical care, researchers and teachers from Metrocares Altshuler Center for Education & Research are advancing mental health beyond Dallas County while providing critical workforce to the state.
The behavior support fellow uses applied behavior analysis based techniques based on scientific literature; primarily behavior assessments, skills assessments, and behavioral intervention and training. This is an office based position working with children. All work will be supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The essential functions listed here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the job.
Assessments and Evaluations utilizing a variety of assessments such as the
Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills, or the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program, or the Developmental Profile-3, or the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales 2nd edition. Or the Aberrant Behavior Checklist.
Develop clear behavioral acquisition, intervention and reduction plans
Hands-on implementation, monitoring and adjustment of intervention plans
Provide parent and caregiver training to individuals families enrolled in the program
Provide staff training to those involved in the care of the individual
Performs other duties as assigned.
The competencies listed here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with the ethical standards of conduct, state contract, appropriate professional standards and applicable state/federal laws
Family and staff training abilities during difficult, stressful moments
Self-motivating, able to work independently
Analytical skills, professional acumen, business ethics, thorough understanding of continuous improvement processes, problem solving, respect for confidentiality, and excellent communication skills.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workflow and meet deadlines.
Ability to handle multiple task and special projects simultaneously.
Able to work autonomously with minimal or no supervision.
Able to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Masters in Applied Behavioral Analysis or related field with emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Minimum of one to two years experience in delivery of ABA to the autism or developmental disabilities population
Experience working with individuals ages 3 and up
Experience with Autism specific ABA/PBS program development and training.
Basic math skills required.
Ability to work with reports and numbers.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two-step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.
Use computer, printer, and software programs necessary to the position (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
Ability to utilize Internet for resources.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Current State of Texas Driver License or if you live in another state, must be currently licensed in that state. If licensed in another state, must obtain Texas Driver License within three (3) months of employment.
Liability insurance required if employee will operate personal vehicle on Center property or for Center business. Must be insurable by Centers liability carrier if employee operates a Center vehicle or drives personal car on Center business. Must have an acceptable driving record.
Eligible and approved to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Exam
Bi- annual training in CPR and annual training in SAMA
Metrocare couldnt have a great employee-first culture without great benefits. Thats why we offer a competitive salary, exceptional training, and an outstanding benefits package:
Employee Assistance Program
Retirement Plan, including employer matching
Health Savings Account, including employer matching
Professional Development Allowance up to $1500 per year
Bilingual Stipend up to 6% of the base salary
Many other benefits
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Tobacco-Free Facilities - Metrocare is committed to promoting the health, well-being, and safety of Metrocare team members, guests, and individuals and families we serves while on the facility campuses. Therefore, Metrocare facilities and grounds are tobacco-free.
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