Certified Behavior Analyst - Clinic-Child Psych (1.0 FTE, Days)

Category: Psychology & Social Science
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 16692
FTE: 1

Psychology&Social Science

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

The Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) assesses a patient's individual needs and formulates treatment plans based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment approaches to remediate the mental or social disabilities.  The BCBA will work primarily with patients registered in Autism Clinic program and may consult to other clinics as appropriate.  The BCBA will evaluate new patients to assess treatment needs, develop individualized behavioral treatment plans and instructional materials, provide individual, family, and group-based behavioral treatment to patients and their families, collect and analyze data to assess progress and treatment outcomes. The BCBA will also coordinate care with other providers, supervise relevant trainees and any staff providing ABA, and, in coordination with the service chief, develop new behavioral treatment programs to meet Department and community needs.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

  • Evaluates new patients/families and assess behavioral treatment needs. Provides consultation and intervention regarding behavior management and effective education.

  • Provides individual, family, and group-based behavioral treatment plans and instructional materials to patients and their families. Develops crisis intervention plan when needed.

  • Provides technical assistance and staff development regarding effective interventions and positive behavioral supports and techniques.

  • Provides professional development and training of trainees and other staff, as needed, including applied behavior analysis, learning principles, behavior modification techniques, positive behavior support, and contemporary behavioral issues to positively impact service delivery.

  • Participates in program design and development for services for individual with behavioral issues, reviewing the written proposals, participating in the group discussion and resulting decisions.  

  • Develop aftercare plan as needed to include how gains can be maintained and behavioral plans can be generalized to the discharging environment. Coordinate care with relevant providers at Stanford and in community. 

  • Consults with other staff and trainees working with patients with behavioral needs on behavior management techniques and information on specific patient needs.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Master’s Degree in a work-related field/discipline from an accredited college or university

Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience 

License/Certification: Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  • Knowledge of naturalistic developmental behavioral interventions. 

  • Cultural competence and clinical sensitivity is required for treatment of families from diverse backgrounds with high levels of stress 

  • Ability to manage crisis situations and maintaining patient safety  

  • Functional assessment expertise is necessary for treatment of patients displaying severe challenging behaviors 

  • Ability to work closely with medical teams in a multidisplinary approach

  • Ability to conduct functional behavioral assessments and design, implement and monitor behavior intervention plans.

  • Assist patients and their parents in acquiring academic, social, and adaptive life skills

  • Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the safe and effective performance of the job.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Pay Range

Compensation is based on the level and requirements of the role.

Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, location, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Typically, new team members join at the minimum to mid salary range.

Minimum to Midpoint Range (1.0 FTE): $93,620.80 to $110,624.80

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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