Behavioral Analyst – School Based (BA or BCBA)

Synergy Family Services

Job Overview

Synergy Services mission is to strengthen the individual, family and community through prevention, crisis intervention, shelter, counseling, advocacy and education. We have an immediate need for a Behavioral Analyst (BA) or Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) in Synergy’s School Based Integrated Services Program.

Synergy’s School Based Integrated Services Program provides services to local school districts and charter schools. The objective of this program is to assist school staff in the implementation of a trauma sensitive and resiliency based school culture. Working with schools to recognize and address student vulnerabilities as they relate to trauma through classroom education, support, case management, clinical services, behavior intervention and faculty coaching. School based staff will model trauma informed care approaches to working with students, families, school systems, and communities in accordance with Synergy Services policies, procedures and philosophies. Staff for this program should be familiar with trauma informed practices and dynamics of school settings; have strong communication skills, work ethic, and organization skills; be self-motivated, flexible, reliable, and be able to work as a part of a team while also working independently.

The Behavioral Analyst (BA) or Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) will be a member of the Behavioral Support Intervention (BSI) team. The BA/BCBA is responsible for facilitating effective interventions with students who have been identified by the school district’s tiered support system. The BA/BCBA will conduct formal observation and assessment of student’s behavior, collect data to facilitate assessment, and develop individualized behavior intervention plans and corresponding goals. The BA/BCBA will train and coach Behavior Support Implementer .(BSI) staff on plan implementation and data collection. The BA/BCBA will focus on trauma informed practices and introducing or enhancing the district staff’s and families understanding of how trauma impacts functioning. The BA/BCBA may act as a liaison between families and district staff and support healthy communication and relationships.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Direct Client Services

  • Observe and assess students as assigned by the district.
  • Develop behavior intervention plan, goals, and data collection points.
  • Model and coach BIP implementation with BSI staff and district staff.
  • Demonstrate crisis management skills to respond to intense emotional and behavioral dis-regulation.
  • Models trauma informed care approach to working with students, families, school systems, and communities in accordance with Synergy Services policies, procedures and philosophies
  • Model alternative behaviors and interventions for students and district staff.
  • May act as a liaison between family and external agencies and other internal Synergy resources. (i.e. medical services, school, external social workers, etc.) Assists students with connecting to resources as requested and/or needed. Completes correspondence as required.
  • Provides education and information about trauma, ACEs, and self-regulation to students and their families.

Service Coordination

  • Participate on school implementation/care teams in an effort to synthesize relevant scientific theories and evidence and to translate them into coherent, user-friendly interventions and prevention strategies.
  • Provides support calls and networks with other agencies;
  • Collect, review, and report data to facilitate ongoing assessment of identified behaviors.
  • Maintains accurate documentation of client record and maintains files in accordance with Synergy standards. Completes documentation both accurately and professionally in providing necessary information about a client’s care.
  • Participate in defining program outcomes and maintaining all necessary data to comply with grant related outcome measurement information.
  • Facilitate monitoring of response to intervention of targeted behaviors with BSI and district staff.
  • Makes outside referrals for additional services as appropriate;
  • Collaborate with other BSI and behavioral intervention staff in addressing problems with student behavior.
  • Comply with IDEA process requirements as applicable.
  • Demonstrate effective and healthy relationships and communication skills with peers, leadership, students, and families within the district and agency.
  • Navigate complex systems and determine areas of strengths and needs for student and family as appropriate. Advocate with or for client to meet needs, assist in service navigation and engagement, and communicate with any multi-discipline teams who are engaged with the student and/or family.
  • Participates in Performance and Quality Improvement activities

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Potentially provides supervision to intern students, if qualified and approved;
  • Expected to assist other employees by sharing experience, expertise and training;

Supervision and Training

  • Participates in peer supervision;
  • Participates in supervision with the Assistant District Manager and/or District Manager to discuss students, progress on student plans, consultation with school faculty and progress toward program goals, and create a plan for ways to mitigate vicarious trauma;
  • Attends district and agency staff meetings and community partnership meetings as required.
  • Collaborate with other BSI and behavioral intervention staff in addressing problems with student behavior.
  • Research, read and keep up-to-date with regard to information relating to primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention, trauma informed care and other related topics.
  • Participates in professional development and training
  • Maintains Mandt System Certification or other district or agency specific de-escalation or preventative strategy e.g. Safe Crisis Management.

Self-Management

  • Behaves in honest, fair, and ethical manner; demonstrates consistency in words and actions; models high standards of ethics;
  • Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect;
  • Assesses and recognizes own strength and challenges and pursues self-development;
  • Deals effectively with pressure; identifies skills to build resiliency in self;
  • Listens effectively and communicates clearly and effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles;
  • Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates, evaluates, and recommends alternative solutions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Principles and Values
Team Work: Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of the Synergy team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
Strategic Thinking: Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organizations’ strengths and weaknesses; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.
Diversity and Inclusion: Commits to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion.
Willing to Grow: Accepts accountability for mistakes and uses the mistakes as an opportunity to learn about self and to change future behaviors.
Safety and Security: Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; remedies potentially unsafe conditions.
Attendance: Regular attendance is a requirement of this position
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree in Education, Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, Social Work, Child and Family Development, Psychology, Counseling or related field from an accredited college or university and at least 2 years of related experience in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, low incidence disabilities, aberrant or noncompliant behaviors, and cognitive and developmental delays ages 3-21.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
The employee must be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst or Licensed Behavior Analyst. The employee in this position must have a valid driver’s license. The employee in this position must have CPR/First Aid Certification. Mandt certification or other de-escalation certification required.
LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as safety rules, behavior plans, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must be able to drive personal vehicle. Must possess the ability to type and work with computer software, including Windows, EXCEL, Word for Windows, Access, and PowerPoint.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is often required to stand, walk, and sit on chairs or the floor with young children. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes, airborne particles, or communicable diseases. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to the risk of violence and secondary trauma.
Master’s degree in Education, Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, Social Work, Child and Family Development, Psychology, Counseling or related field from an accredited college or university and at least 2 years of related experience in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, low incidence disabilities, aberrant or noncompliant behaviors, and cognitive and developmental delays ages 3-21.
Must be at least 21 years of age, consent to a Background Check and Children’s Division (Central Registry/Child Abuse) screening, physical, drug screen and have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
Direct care staff within the SBIS program work a 48 week schedule to match a traditional school calendar. SBIS resiliency specialist will provide services during fall/spring semesters and summer school and have 2 pay periods off in late summer. Benefits are still available to 48 week employees and further details regarding pay schedule and time off will be discussed during the interview process.
Diversity & Inclusion:
Synergy Services is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We feel our staff, interns and volunteers are among our most valuable assets. The collective sum of the individual difference, life experience, knowledge, self-expression and unique capabilities that our staff, interns and volunteers bring to their work at Synergy represents a large part of not only our agency culture but our reputation as well.
We embrace and encourage our staff’s, intern’s and volunteers’ differences in age, race/ethnicity, religious creed, ancestry, color, sex, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic testing and screening information, covered veterans status or any other characteristic that makes us unique.

Non-Discrimination:
Synergy Services is an EEO employer. We firmly support the principle and philosophy of equal employment for all individuals, regardless of age, race/ethnicity, religious creed, ancestry, color, sex, disability (including pregnancy), national origin, marital status, political belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic testing and screening information, covered veteran status or any other protected category pursuant to applicable federal, state or local laws.

Benefits:
All full-time positions are eligible for generous benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, paid vacation and holidays, sick days and personal holidays and a 401K Plan with Employer Match. Some regular part-time positions are eligible for partial benefits. Synergy Services is an equal opportunity employer who values and embraces diversity.

Location: 2001 NE Parvin Rd, Kansas City, MO 64116

Job Type: Full-time

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