Feb 07, 2019

Supervising Behavior Consultant

  • Advance Kids, Inc.
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
Full time Health Care Management

Job Description

The Supervising Behavior Consultant utilizes discretion and independent judgment in carrying out job duties and goals of the organization.

 

The Supervising Behavior Consultant oversees multiple behavior consultants while they develop, deliver, and monitor individualized behavior programs of early intervention treatment for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with the goal of a more effective and improved quality of life for each child.

 

The Supervising Behavior Consultant ensures appropriate collaboration is occurring between all members of the child’s educational team with emphasis on parent and care giver participation on a regular basis. They are responsible for the performance of their staff and each program’s overall progress.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises behavior consultants, lead paraprofessionals, and paraprofessionals. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include assessing the needs of consultants; providing ongoing feedback to consultants, lead paraprofessionals, and paraprofessionals; providing necessary input consultants require in order to provide quality individualized behavior programs; troubleshoots consultant’s weaknesses and provides one on one teaching to increase their knowledge and abilities; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Conducts meetings with consultant. Observes and oversees direct visits to client with and without consultant to ensure quality of program.
  • Provides clients with on-site supervision in order to monitor therapy teams to insure client success.
  • Continuously oversee consultants and child’s progress and troubleshoot to create the most effective treatment plan for the team.
  • Serve as a member of IEP & PTM team and provide objectives, behavior intervention plans, and recommendations for comprehensive goals for their clients to be implemented at center and home.
  • Monitor the consultant’s ability to follow curriculum, review the notebook, review data, and observe program implementation.
  • Asses concerns and observations of consultants and care providers (i.e., teachers and/or parents), revise curriculum, interface with adjunctive service providers and other professionals, and also interface with representatives from schools and other agencies.
  • Approves reports quarterly for quality content and professional language.
  • Attends conferences and client home and/or school meetings.
  • Maintain confidentiality of client
  • Conducts parent training workshops.

 

Supervising Educational Consultant of Educational Services

In addition to the above, the Supervising Educational Consultant will also:

  • Participates in training workshops for schools; communicates regularly with district personnel; participates in the training of Paraprofessionals.

Qualifications

Other Competencies or Skills:

LEADERSHIP

Integrity

Ability to be honest and has internal guiding principals that are not compromised. Treats others with respect. Represents AK philosophy. Represents self and company in a professional manner. Understands, adheres to, and implements all company policies and procedures. Ability to attend and be punctual to meetings.

Communication

Excellent communication skills including public speaking and writing skills and demonstrated ability to structure large amounts of information in a written document that is clear and easy to understand. Effective interpersonal communications with subordinates and peers. Ability to communicate information down to subordinates. Respond to emails and phone calls in a timely manner (within 48 hours when not on LOA or sooner if urgent). Direct all concerns/problems regarding staff to your supervisor. Communication that involves informing or seeking of approval should also be submitted to your supervisor.

Relationships

Ability to build positive business relationships with subordinates and peers through good interpersonal and group communication skills. Ability to build a strong team through the trust and respect of others. Maintain a positive attitude.

Persuasion/Influence

Ability to persuade or influence others to follow your lead.

Adaptability

Ability to be adaptable and flexible, embrace change and see it as an opportunity. Welcomes and applies feedback to improve performance.

Accountability

Every team member is 100% accountable to the team. Accept responsibility for your respective contributions to the failures and errors of the team. Refrain from assuming that he/she knows the intention of another member. Concentrate efforts on solutions and refrain from complaining, finger pointing, passing on of accountability. Ability to follow directions and to set and achieve goals. Notifies department director when there is a lack of progress or significant gains.

Teamwork

Ability to know how to build and nurture a team. Know when to be a leader and when to be a follower. Ability to handle team conflict. Ability to work collaboratively with others. Respect the opinions and positions of fellow team members. Allow others to speak freely and respectfully before commenting or responding.

Coaching and Development

Ability to encourage others to expand their capabilities and take on additional assignments. Ability to train others effectively.

Decision-making

Ability to wade through information, comprehend what’s relevant, make a well-considered decision, and take action based on that decision.

Cognitive Attributes

Intelligence, Basic Problem Solving Skills, Critical Thinking Skills, Creative Thinking Skills, Ability to Learn, Absorptive Capacity.

Social Attributes

Communication Skills, Social Awareness Skills, Social Judgment Skills, Persuasion and Negotiation Skills, Collaboration Skills, Team Building Skills, Relationship Building Skills, Behavioral Complexity - The ability to exhibit contrary or opposing behaviors (as appropriate or necessary) while still retaining some measure of integrity, credibility and direction. Multicultural Awareness and Sensitivity.

Supervision:

Prior supervisory experience is required. The Supervising Behavior Consultant is required to provide leadership, direction, and supervision to two or more behavior consultants, lead paraprofessionals, and paraprofessionals.

Education and/or Experience:

Minimum of a Master’s degree in a related field and BCBA certification.  A minimum of two years experience in related field and case experience with children with ASD and other development disabilities.

Physical Demands:

Ability to run, stand, sit, stoop, crawl, kneel, reach, push, and lift a child weighing 50 pounds; normal visual, vocal & hearing acuity; use of a computer; ability to travel via automobile.

Background Checks and/or Licensing:

Must be able to pass criminal background check; reference checks; provide a negative TB test; education verification; current driver’s license and proof of valid auto insurance.

Other Requirements:

Must have reliable means of transportation; availability to work a minimum of 40 hours per week; and have access to a computer with knowledge of internet, e-mail and Microsoft Office applications.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:
 

*Center Based

  • No Travel Required
  • Company provided laptop

*In Home

  • Limited Travel Required.  Caseloads assigned by region.
  • Company provided cell phone and laptop 
  • Ability to work remote

*All departments offer small caseloads

*Annual CalABA conference (all travel and lodging included)

*Continuing Education Available

*Employer contributions toward medical, dental and vision
*100% employer paid life / AD&D insurance policy with additional term life insurance available

*100% employer paid Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
*Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
*AFLAC (short term disability, hospital indemnity, critical illness and accident)
*401k (discretionary match and profit sharing)

*Service Award Recognition
*Paid Time Off

*Paid Sick Leave
*Paid Holidays


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