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Clinical Supervisor

Company: The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc.
Location: Santa Maria
Posted on: March 30, 2024

Job Description:

Salary Range: $75,000 - $115,000

Pantogran, DBA CARD, is seeking highly motivated professionals to join our team. As a part of our growing organization under new ownership, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to our success and take advantage of new policies and benefits. We offer a dynamic work environment where your talents and skills will be valued and rewarded.

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) is among the world's largest and most experienced organization effectively treating individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. CARD strives to meet the growing need for services by continuously opening new offices throughout the country to provide top-quality ABA therapy across all populations.
CARD treats individuals with ASD using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), which is empirically proven to be the most effective method for treating individuals with ASD and recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Surgeon General. With locations throughout US and internationally, CARD's mission is to provide access to top-quality treatment all over the world. Through its network of trained technicians, behavior analysts, and researchers, CARD develops and implements quality, comprehensive, and individualized treatment programs that lead to success.
2400 Professional Pkwy. Suite 150 Santa Maria, California 93455

The Clinical Supervisor - PT is responsible for all clinical aspects of treatment for the patients they oversee. This includes the assessment and analysis of the patient's skills and challenging behaviors, development of treatment plans, overseeing the implementation of treatment, collaboration with and training of their patient's caregivers, as well as ongoing coaching and training of behavioral technicians. Treatment plans are primarily designed to address areas of medical necessity and may occur in a variety of settings including the CARD center, patient's home, school, community, or via telehealth. Clinical Supervisors - PT report to the Group Clinical Manager. This is a non-exempt, part-time position and therefore is not eligible to participate in the incentive programs.

---Use clinical judgment to promote optimal outcomes for each patient
---Develop and maintain treatment plans
---Ensure that all supervision hours are at 100% treatment adherence whenever possible
---Evaluate patients to identify both skill deficits and strengths
---Analyze challenging behaviors to identify the function of the behavior
---Develop functionally relevant treatment plans to reduce challenging behaviors
---Observe treatment implementation for potential program revisions
---Monitor treatment integrity to ensure satisfactory implementation of treatment protocols
---Direct behavior technicians in the implementation of new or revised treatment protocols
---Provides ongoing coaching and training to behavioral technicians
---Primarily works physically within the center to support technicians and follow best practices of direct observation
---Summarize and analyze data to evaluate patient progress towards treatment goals and adjust treatment protocols based upon data
---Update treatment plans at least once per month, based upon patient response to treatment
---Ensure strict adherence to all approved treatment hours as determined by Manager and inclusive of Supervisory hours and therapy hours
---Accurately communicate treatment response to treatment stakeholders (i.e. caregivers, payers)
---Coordination of care with other professionals
---Administration, completion, and scoring of standardized assessments
---Include caregiver as a part of the treatment team, as evidenced by consistent Caregiver Collaboration meetings
---Interact with payers in a way that is collaborative, professional, thorough, and informative
---Engage with payers as needed for funding meetings (i.e. IEP, peer reviews)
---Stay up to date on best practices for ABA treatment to ensure clinical excellence
---Maintain appropriate documentation in Skills and the patient's medical record
---Communicate effectively and compassionately with patients, families and colleagues
---Provide a safe and supportive environment for patients, families and colleagues
---Maintain compliance with HIPAA requirements at all times
---Partner consistently and effectively with other center leadership including but not limited to: Operations Manager, Clinical Supervisors, Administrative Coordinator Technician, Behavior Technician Leads
---Responsible for ensuring that no more than 20% of the total hours worked each month are non-billable
---Follow and obey all state regulations on rest break and meal break requirements
---Attendance at non-billable trainings, meetings, etc. will only be allowed when approved by manager, prior to attendance
---Other duties as assigned

---Master's degree in Psychology or Applied Behavior Analysis or related field required
---Certification as a behavior analyst from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board required
---Experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) required
---Empathetic and compassionate individual with the ability to maintain strict confidentiality
---Ability to work collaboratively with team members while maintaining a positive and solution focused attitude
---Ability to work independently to problem solve and exercise clinical judgment
---An effective communicator in both verbal and written formats
---Demonstrate excellent time management skills and the ability to work in a fast paced, changing environment
---Excellent computer skills and knowledge of MS Excel, Word, Outlook; ability to use new computer systems and iPads.
---Desire to continuously learn and develop skillsets
---Willingness to work in a variety of locations (center, patient home, etc.)
---Willingness to work with a variety of patients
---Reliable means of transportation with proof of auto insurance
---Must pass tuberculosis test
---Proficiency in English, both written and verbal

Treatment may occur in a variety of settings including the patient's home, the CARD center, the patient's school, the community, or via telehealth. Behavior Technicians work in environments that are both indoors and outdoors and may move between different locations throughout the course of the workday. Treatment environments may be subject to loud or excessive noise at times.

---Be able to work with patients who are seated on the floor, in small chairs, or other home, school, community and clinic environments
---Move frequently throughout the therapeutic setting to gather materials, anticipate and respond to the movement of a patient, and/or provide instruction in a variety of settings, such as school, playground, clinic, or community locations
---Constantly position oneself to participate and respond to the movements and behaviors of patients, including but not limited to bending to assist a patient, kneeling/crouching to teach a play skill, hurrying to block an open doorway, or reaching to prevent a patient from entering a traffic congested street
---Be able to utilize continuous visual tracking in order to monitor the movement of patients, as well as the items and circumstances in the surrounding environment
---Occasionally move to evade aggressive behaviors and/or physically block attempts to aggress towards others. Responding to behaviors may occasionally require bearing weight of a patient who is leaning, pushing, etc.
---Frequently teach patients to use vocal speech. Must be able to articulate sound and model speaking clearly, as well as listen to and shape vocal communication of patients
---Occasionally use modeling to teach gross motor skills, such as climbing or jumping, and fine motor skills such as clapping or opening a container
---Work in both indoor and outdoor settings as they relate to the patient's natural environment, which may include being outdoors in a variety of weather conditions (e.g., community skills, recess in a school setting, etc.)
---Be able to lift-up to 30 lbs. while assisting patients

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Keywords: The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc., Santa Maria , Clinical Supervisor, Healthcare , Santa Maria, California

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