Behavior Analyst - Bakersfield
For over 35 years, CNS has provided post-acute medical treatment, rehabilitation and disease management, and offers residential, inpatient, outpatient and assisted living programs. Locations include Bakersfield, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas.
Our facilities have been honored many times by the prestigious Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International) for excellence in therapeutic programs, staff education, patient treatment, and leadership. We also conduct research on brain injury and recovery, with a dedicated, in-house team of Ph.D. researchers who collaborate with major U.S. universities. Please see our moving corporate video, "The Story of Centre for Neuro Skills" at http://www.neuroskills.com/about-us/tour-cns.php.
Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS) helps people with brain injury find hope, independence and a meaningful life - and you can play a key role in that journey as a Behavior Analyst.
As a Behavior Analyst, be an integral part in the rehabilitation programs as you develop and monitor individual behavior treatment programs for the clinic, residential and extended care patients. Work is full time during the weekdays (7:30am - 4:30pm) and may require some on-call work. Work is performed primarily at the clinic, the residential site, and minimal time in the community. The residential site may be a home and/or an apartment complex which may have two stories; if two stories, the top story is accessible by one flight of stairs.
A high degree of accuracy in documentation and observation, adaptability to a variety of situations, strong organizational and communication skills, decision making and an ability to evaluate situations as they occur is needed for this position.
The company offers a competitive salary and benefits, paid time off, extended sick leave, medical insurance, paid holidays, and 401(k).
Develops and monitors individual behavior programs and data systems.
- Reports all such programs and/or changes to the Director of Behavior Programming, Director of Rehabilitation, Clinical Case Managers, and/or Behavior Program Coordinator.
- Consults with clinical and residential staff to receive input on the implementation and effectiveness of each program.
- Reviews behavior programs as required with clinical therapists and other relevant staff. Requires verbal ability to effectively express ideas and programs when speaking to patients, patients' families, and personnel.
- Reviews behavior data, module results and generates appropriate statistics. Requires ability to analyze data and calculate totals using calculator and/or computer.
- Distributes programs and program changes to appropriate personnel. Monitors behavior database to include new, updated information and discontinue irrelevant information. May require visual ability and fine motor manipulation to manage computer input.
- Provides discharge recommendations related to behavior. Provide training as needed to transition behavior programs to the home environment.
Performs reporting procedures.
- Submits conference reports, initial evaluations and discharge summaries for patients. Requires visual ability and fine motor manipulation to dictate and review/edit reports.
- Reports verbally or in writing (according to patient/carrier/company requirements) in conferences, staffings and other meetings to inform necessary personnel, insurance carriers, patients' families, and patients (as appropriate) of patient treatment and progress.
Conducts clinic behavior staffings, training and programming as required. Makes rounds of clinic therapies, trains staff and reviews program implementation. Requires walking, standing, climbing stairs, and participation in program implementation activities such as physical exercises and cognitive skill exercises. Must have the ability to coordinate, participate in, lead, and teach such programs.
Provides for the safety of patients, visitors, staff and self when interacting with patients who may have behavioral outbursts.
- Must be able to recognize patient escalation, via verbal, physical and visual cues.
- Must be able to attempt to verbally and physically de-escalate patient using Behavior Modification techniques according to each patient's program, which may include Professional Crisis Assault Training (Pro-ACT) such as evasive self-defense (ability to get out of the way) and controlling self-defense (restraints).
- Physical intervention and restraints can include calling for help, lifting, standing, walking, running, stooping, bending, kneeling, squatting, carrying, pulling, pushing and assisting with the restraint of patients weighing up to 150 pounds or more.
Performs toilet and chair transfers with assistance for patients up to 150 pounds utilizing approved transfer techniques. Transfer techniques include standing, walking, stooping, bending, kneeling, squatting, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling. Patients requiring moderate to maximum assistance and weighing over 150 pounds are lifted and/or transferred by two or more persons.
Uses special equipment as required by each patient including, but not limited to wheelchairs, tracheostomy tubes, gastric feeding tubes, and external catheters, at any given time according to the outline of each patient's program. May require find motor manipulation, lifting, reaching, carrying, pushing and pulling when working with equipment.
Maintains professional and ethical relationships with staff, patients, patient families, and other visitors according to the Behavior Analysis Certification Board ethical guidelines.
Attends staff meetings, in-services, and all scheduled shifts.
Comprehends and follows instructions:
- Maintain attention and concentration for necessary periods.
- Apply common sense understanding and carry out instructions (written, oral or diagrammatic).
- Adapt to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.
Performs simple and repetitive tasks:
- Ask simple questions or request assistance when needed.
- Perform routine, concrete, organized activities.
- Remember locations and work procedures.
- Make decisions based on simple sensory data.
Maintains work pace appropriate to given work load:
- Perform activities on schedule, maintain regular attendance, and be punctual within specified tolerance.
- Complete normal workday and/or week, perform at a consistent pace without excessive rest periods.
Performs complex or varied tasks:
- Synthesize, coordinate and analyze data.
- Perform job requiring precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.
Relates to other people beyond giving and receiving instructions:
- Can get along with co-workers or peers without exhibiting behavioral extremes.
- Maintain open door policy to encourage active, empathetic listening
- Perform work activities requiring negotiating, instructing, supervising, persuading or speaking with others
- Respond appropriately to criticism from a supervisor and/or other staff member(s)
Effectively influences people on a consistent basis:
- Convince or redirect others.
- Understand the meaning of words and use them effectively.
- Interact appropriately with people which includes the provision of appropriate internal and external customer service.
Makes generalizations, evaluations or decisions without immediate supervision:
- Recognize potential hazards and observe appropriate precautions.
- Understand and remember detailed instructions.
- Make independent decisions or judgments based on sensory data or known guidelines.
Accepts and carries out responsibility for direction, control and planning:
- Set realistic goals or make plans independently of others.
- Negotiate, instruct or supervise people.
- Respond appropriately to changes in the work setting.
Performs other duties as assigned.
PREFERRED DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS
Performs on-call duties as needed.
Conducts patient evaluations when needed.
Transports patients as needed requiring transferring and driving abilities.
Performs other duties as assigned.
SPECIAL SKILLS UTILIZED, EDUCATION LEVEL, TRAINING
Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Behavior Analysis or related field of expertise
Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst or Board Certified Behavior Analyst preferred or eligibility for certification.
Working knowledge of rehabilitative care required.
Prior direct care experience working with the brain injury population of persons served is preferred.
Prior experience as Neuro Rehabilitation Specialist, Supervisor, Residential Treatment Coordinator, etc. preferred.