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The UW Autism Center (UWAC) is devoted to supporting families affected by autism spectrum disorders through exceptional clinical services, innovative scientific research and high-quality training. UWAC is part of the Center on Human Development and Disability at the University of Washington and incorporates faculty and staff from the UW School of Medicine, College of Arts & Sciences, and College of Education.
The UWAC currently has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). This individual will work among a team of professionals, including licensed psychologists, speech-language pathologists, behavior analysts, behavior technicians, medical professionals, faculty, graduate students, pre- and post-doctoral fellows, technical support staff, research assistants, undergraduate students and volunteers. The main functions of this position include providing clinical services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders, including designing, implementing and modifying direct intervention and instructional programs for children, adolescents, and adults with autism using evidence-based interventions and, under general direction, this position will ensure that the aims, goals and milestones of UWAC studies are met in a timely manner; conduct research assessments with study participants, monitor study progress, plan and organize the activities of staff performing a variety of functions for research studies involving human subjects and requiring the application of knowledge and skills specific to the study. The position will support the Autism Center-wide policies and procedures and workload standards. The position requires specialized training and expertise related to autism and the ability to handle complex and sensitive situations regarding clinic patients. Opportunities to develop new programs are available and encouraged. This position will report directly to the Director of Clinical Services for the UW Autism Center.
Research Duties This position will work directly with individuals with and without Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. The position will entail work with a team of professionals, including licensed psychologists, graduate students, technical support staff, research study assistants, and undergraduate students and volunteers. In addition, under general direction of the PI, this position will ensure that the aims, goals and milestones of UWAC studies are met in a timely manner; conduct research assessments with study participants, monitor study progress, plan and organize the activities of staff performing a variety of functions for research studies involving human subjects and requiring the application of knowledge and skills specific to the study. - Recruit and assess participants, provide written and verbal feedback to participants summarizing their study test results, and/or schedule staff to assess participants; - Summarize research results; prepare reports; assist in writing and editing materials for publication; - Train and orient staff, work with UWAC Director and PI to ensure staffing levels are matched to study demands; - Ensure that study goals are met; develop study procedures and training manuals;
Clinical BCBA Duties - Provide individual skills training for children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorders - Supervise behavior technicians who work with clients in their homes or a clinic setting - Provide consultation to community providers who work with patients in order to develop continuity in care for the patient and their family. - Complete initial client/patient evaluations, treatment plans, progress reports, referral letters, and other administrative responsibilities in a timely manner. - Complete paperwork within required time frame - Attend and actively participate in weekly staff meetings, other meetings as necessary
General expectations include: Meet assigned deadlines, Meet minimum of 60% billable expectation, Collaborate with other clinical team members in assessment and intervention and consult with other members of clinical team regarding diagnosis and intervention strategies, as needed
REQUIREMENTS: •BCBA certification; Master’s degree in education or related field, plus 3+ years of experience in working with children, adolescents, and/or adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders; •Experience teaching and designing programs for students with autism spectrum disorders, including collaboration with general education teachers, school administrators, related services personnel and outside community providers •Excellent oral and written communication skills; •An approach to working with colleagues that enhances collaboration and team building; •Ability to exercise independent judgment, negotiate multi-layered regulatory systems, manage competing priorities, strong organization skills; •Please note that this position requires frequent traveling to multiple client homes daily, several times a week; the ability and flexibility to reliably travel to alternate work locations is critical. •Access to vehicle for commuting to and from place of work to other sites; Licensure and certification, if appropriate to the field (e.g., LBA – Licensed Behavior Analyst, BCBA – Board Certified Behavior Analyst)
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •Licensure and certification, if appropriate to the field (e.g., LBA – Licensed Behavior Analyst, BCBA – Board Certified Behavior Analyst)
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