Boys and Girls Village

School Psychologist/Board Certified Behavior Analyst

 

LOCATION: Milford, CT

ABOUT US

At Boys & Girls Village, we understand that children and families are the cornerstones of our society. Since 1942, it has been our mission to preserve and strengthen family bonds. As a leader in services for troubled youth and their families, we continually strive to develop a seamless continuum of care. Boys & Girls Village offers an array of services for children and their families. These services range from highly structured sub-acute services on campus to intensive intervention and care in the home and the community. Our broad range of programs and services are designed to work collaboratively with families, state and local agencies, and other community providers.

Charles F. Hayden School is committed to serving children through a psycho-educational, clinically informed therapeutic milieu. Collaborative educational planning and placement teams including families and district personnel design Individualized Educational Programs (IEP) for every student.
 
POSITION OVERVIEW: 
The School Psychologist/Board Certified Behavior Analyst functions as an instructional leader on a multi-disciplinary team of professionals. The School Psychologist/Board Certified Behavior Analyst will be responsible for the assessment, planning, programming and provision of special education services, behavior plans, functional behavioral assessments/analysis and data collection systems. The School Psychologist/Board Certified Behavior Analyst will be responsible for consulting to and collaborating with classroom staff in delivering behavior plans focused on data driven decision making, progress monitoring systems and empirically validated research practices. 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  •        Collaborate with teachers/social workers regarding student assessments, monitor assessment progress and perform assessments when necessary.
  •        Develop, implement and consult with classroom teacher and clinical team on behavior plans and data collection strategies which address individualized IEP goals and objectives based on assessment results.
  •        Provide input with clinical team when necessary to perform off-site observations and/or school   
  •        intakes.
  • Assist SPED in determining appropriate assessments (formal and informal) to conduct based on student profile.
  •        Designs rubrics and data progress monitoring systems to assess student progress.
  •        Attend all team meetings, teacher rounds, relevant training and seminars in an effort to exercise and promote the highest level of professional development and judgment.
  •        Promote open communication, discussion and collaboration with professional and clinical staff regarding student social and behavioral progress.
  •        Engage in professional development planning as outlined in Charles F. Hayden School Professional Development Plan.
  •        Provides guidance and professional development in the areas of data driven decision making and analyzing data.
  • Conduct observations of students on assigned case load to gather data for FBA.
  • Provides ongoing training and professional development for RBT’s as well as training to meet requirements to become a RBT.
  • Conduct graph reviews (detailed review of all graphs/data sheets; provide necessary training and feedback- in meetings and hands on with student; follow-up).
  • Attend home, community visits, other BGV Programs, parent meetings and observations as needed.
  • Maintains safety for all Charles F. Hayden School students throughout the school day at all times.
  • Data Collection Team Leader:  Initiate teacher professional development around data collection strategies.
  • Complete all agency trainings and requirements.
  • Other duties may be assigned by the Education Milieu Manager, VP of Ed. and Voc. Svcs. to serve BGV needs. 
  • Provide input into all aspects of students goals and objectives.
  • If not on-going, begin collecting FBA data approximately one month prior to PPT date.
  • Write/update BIPs for all students- this may be individualized per student basis.
  •    Present student’s school performance data outlining; attendance, behavior and academics.
  •    Collaborate pre-planning with principal and clinical team member through P.S.T. meeting.
  • Present BIP (data review, FBA, BIP) or delegate to prepared.
 
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS :
  • Board Certification as a Behavior Analyst or qualify for CT certification in School Psychology
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with students with behavioral needs.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in writing and reporting on behavior intervention plans
  • Provides behavioral recommendations to staff
  • Must fulfill competency based training requirements in TCI and Boys & Girls Village Social Skills Model.
  • Must be able to respond to crisis, including the ability to physically restrain if necessary.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience with evidence based behavioral practices and implementations.
  • Ability to maintain calm, collegial relationships with students, staff and community. 
  • Commitment to learning as an ongoing opportunity and professional imperative.
  • Public Service Driver’s License.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide required hours for BCBA supervision training for BACB or RBT
         In conjunction with VP of Ed. and Voc. Svcs. and EMM, give input to SPED and Para/MHW evaluations.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Must be able to respond to crisis, including the ability to physically restrain if necessary

COME JOIN OUR TEAM!

Boys & Girls Village takes pride in the supportive, team-oriented work environment we offer to current and prospective employees. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability, a retirement plan and generous vacation benefits. In addition, it is our goal to assure that the highest quality of care is provided to our clients by our competent, committed employees. To that end, we encourage professional development through our tuition reimbursement program and promote continued growth through various learning opportunities.

Boys & Girls Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We accept resumes on an ongoing basis. Due to the large volume of resumes that we receive, we kindly ask that you do not inquire via telephone about the status of your resume. You can be assured that if you do not hear from us, your resume will be held on file for future consideration.

PLEASE NOTE:Due to the Department of Children & Families regulations, we are prohibited from hiring anyone with a pending charges or convictions of assault or a violent crime; risk of injury to a minor; impairing the morals of a child; physical or sexual abuse, possession; use or sale of a controlled substance; similar crimes.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.