Clinical Director of the Autism Center
The Clinical Director of the Autism Center at Regis College will work collaboratively with the Director of the Autism Center (practicum coordinator) and the Director of the Regis College Childrens Center (RCCC) to provide applied behavior analytic services (ABA) to children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or developmental disability from ages 15 months to 6 years old. The Clinical Director will supervise client cases; be responsible for assessment, individualized treatment implementation, and program management; and will provide clinical training, supervision, and monitoring to graduate students in an intensive practicum experience. The Clinical Director will be responsible for overseeing billing (insurance and private pay), scheduling, and collaboration with the RCCC. Working collaboratively with key stakeholders, the Clinical Director will promote program continuation and growth. This is a full-time, benefit-eligible position.
- Provide client supervision to identify areas of individual deficits and excesses, and to develop and implement individualized goals consistent with evidence-based ABA methodologies.
- Conduct clinical meetings as appropriate and ensure comprehensive dissemination of information to staff and families.
- Organize and facilitate clinical staff meetings.
- Ensure contracts and billable hours are completed and maintained in accordance with approved authorizations; oversee communication with families and funding sources to ensure program hours are attained.
- Effectively carry caseload with an increasing variety of ages, diagnoses, and funding source requirements.
- Conduct initial and ongoing assessments under supervision, gaining mastery of a variety of protocols (i.e., ABLLS, VB-MAPP, Vineland).
- Provide progress reports and conduct initial and ongoing meetings with funding sources and families to ensure all programs effectively target short and long term goals, generalization, and community integration.
- Maintain all administrative records, client files, and electronic files in accordance with corporate requirements including updated authorizations and contact and client information.
- Supervise graduate students and provide supervision and experience that aligns with the Regis College intensive practicum experience.
- Coordinate billing and scheduling for clients.
- Provide individualized and group training for all staff.
- Conduct parent training.
- Perform any additional duties needed for the growth and development of the Autism Center.
- Supervises the Clinical Supervisor, Behavior Therapists, and student workers.
- Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Regis Colleges policies and applicable laws.
- Current board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) and licensed behavior analyst in MA (LABA).
- Ability to uphold the Universitys commitment to inclusive excellence in a diverse learning community.
- Minimum five years of experience in a supervisory role, providing direction to multiple levels of staff; minimum of three years working with a variety of family systems.
- Experience managing caseloads and special projects.
- Ability to demonstrate understanding of Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior, intensive early intervention, and natural environment teaching.
- Expertise in program design, oversight, and management of employees.
- Experience working with young children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or related disability.
- Research experience is preferred.
- Must have a positive and supportive attitude toward the Center and its overall success.
- Must be able to think creatively, problem solve, and have good decision making skills, including critical thinking skills. Strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to communicate with parents and non-behavioral providers to meet individual and corporate goals is essential.
- Exceptional leadership, interpersonal, and time management skills
- Excellent communication skills.
- Ability to provide positive reinforcement and constructive feedback to motivate staff and achieve desired outcomes.
- Ability to communicate clinical findings and provide recommendations to both families and funding sources.
- Experience working with insurance companies/billing.
- CORI check and First Aid/CPR certification required.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
- Normal classroom environment, not subject to extremes in noise, odors, etc.
- Hours subject to change based on Children's Center and Autism Center coverage needs.
- Possible lifting of children, bending, running, and climbing.
- May spend extended periods at terminal, on telephone, or operating other office machines requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
Protecting the Regis Community
All faculty, staff, and students who live, learn, and work on Regis College's Weston MA campus are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated for COVID-19. COVID-19 immunization is required for faculty, staff, and students who learn and work in the Regis College Dental Center and Autism Center, consistent with federal mandates. For further information, please review Regis College's health and safety protocols.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
In employment, as in education, Regis College is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Regis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veterans status, membership in uniformed services or any other protected status.