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BCBA Clinical Supervisor

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Clinical Supervisors are credentialed ABA professionals who supervise trainees and work alongside other professionals in a supportive, collaborative environment. They are responsible for setting and ensuring high performance standards in the workplace as well as overseeing and managing treatment implementation for individual caseloads.

The BCBA Clinical Supervisor should be comfortable implementing “big picture” goals such as helping clients achieve independence. Additionally, they should enjoy refining goals to their most granular level, i.e. confirming that the client masters an individual task before moving on to the next.

To be successful, Clinical Supervisors should be motivated, attentive, and thorough. They play an essential role in client performance and help make treatment programs better for everyone involved.

Keep reading to learn more about the role and responsibilities of a BCBA Clinical Supervisor at Therapeutic Pathways, and if you’re currently looking for a job, head over to our Careers page to browse open positions.

The Role

The Clinical Supervisor manages treatment implementation and oversees employees to ensure workplace compliance. Our commitment is to maximize each client’s potential, so ambitious programming is key. Making sure treatment programs stay on track and adjusting them when they are not is at the heart of this position.

Treatment begins with an initial client assessment monitored by the BCBA Clinical Supervisor, who will also participate in ongoing assessments of client development. They will create assessment and treatment reports to facilitate the delivery of high-quality ABA therapy. Also, they develop specific treatment plans and programs for clients based on their knowledge and experience.

The BCBA Clinical Supervisor should function as a support team for their clients, coworkers, and employees. Providing direction and professional feedback to the client’s team, including Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs), Lead Behavior Technicians, and Program/Clinical Assistants is a foundational aspect of the position.

The Clinical Supervisor is also responsible for overseeing Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts who seek supervised work hours. To fulfill this responsibility, the Clinical Supervisor will meet with supervisees to document progress each month and will conduct monthly clinical observations to monitor the supervisee’s skills.

Integral to the BCBA Clinical Supervisor role is the task of training the client’s family to implement similar techniques at home. For this, the Clinical Supervisor should be patient and maintain a full understanding of all relevant ABA methodologies.

Adaptability is crucial; the Clinical Supervisor should be comfortable in both center and home environments where behaviors and attitudes shift constantly.

What We Look For

As a renowned autism treatment center in California, Therapeutic Pathways prides itself on our high-caliber staff. We expect employees to understand more than the major tenets and best practices of ABA therapy; they should know and display ethical, empathetic traits that will help them establish meaningful connections with clients and coworkers.

BCBA Clinical Supervisors are natural mentors. They care about their coworkers’ success and set their sights on long-term commitments. As such, Therapeutic Pathways looks for individuals with a strong collaborative mindset.

Stronger teams make for stronger individuals, and we believe support and encouragement incentivize growth.

To learn more about workplace culture, browse the Staff Spotlight section of our blog.

Requirements

Therapeutic Pathways follows the requirements of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) in hiring ABA professionals. To meet the requirements and be considered for employment, a BCBA Clinical Supervisor must be:

  • Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Board-Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D)
  • Registered psychologist
  • Tested in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology.

There are several options for receiving BCBA certification. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board simplifies these options as follows:

Option 1: Behavior-Analytic Coursework

(Degree + Behavior-Analytic Coursework + Supervised Experience) → Pass Exam = Certification

Option 2: Faculty Teaching and Research

(Degree + Faculty Appointment + Supervised Experience) → Pass Exam = Certification

Option 3: Postdoctoral Experience

(Doctoral Degree + Postdoctoral Experience + Supervised Experience) → Pass Exam = Certification

Benefits

Therapeutic Pathways is proud to offer a generous total rewards package to all BCBA Clinical Supervisors. Take a look at our offerings for this position:

  • Industry-competitive compensation
  • Family-friendly medical coverage plans
  • Development opportunities to help you grow personally and professionally
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits
  • Healthcare flexible spending account
  • Dependent care flexible spending account
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • On-the-job training
  • Free continuing education units
  • Industry conference allowance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401(k)

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At Therapeutic Pathways, our staff is our greatest asset. We go to great lengths to ensure that each team member is fairly compensated for their time, effort, and experience. Thanks to our incredible staff, we’re able to help clients become independent, live satisfying lives, and achieve more than was thought possible.

Join our team today; visit our Careers page to view open positions, or contact us directly at (209) 422-3280.

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Readiness

Your answers indicate that your child may be best treated in the Readiness program. This individualized, evidence-based program teaches young children skills they need to accelerate their learning and gain independence. Using imitation and naturalistic learning techniques, your child will develop useful skills in the areas of speech and language, cognition, and self-awareness. A program for children ages 0-3. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Foundations

Your answers indicate that your child may be best treated in the Foundations program. This program gives preschool and school-age children the structure to achieve important social, emotional, and intellectual milestones, helping them test within their peers’ range. With 25+ hours of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy per week, your child will develop social skills and better self-awareness for school and home. A program for children ages 4-7. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Breakthroughs

Your answers indicate that your child may be best treated in the Breakthroughs program. Specifically designed for children who have limited hours due to school schedules, this program removes life barriers by developing communication, social, and self-help skills. We teach your child to engage in appropriate behaviors, helping them interact with peers and develop relationships. A program for children ages 8-11.

Interactions

Your answers indicate that your child may be best treated in the Interactions program. Through guided social skills groups twice a week, this program helps improve social functioning in children ages 5 to 16. Parent or caregiver participation is crucial to this program; our certified staff provides training for successful participation.

Independence

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited for the Independence program. Geared toward older children, this program includes more in-depth skills that will help your child function independently. Taught skills include functional communication, self-management, and financial literacy. A program for individuals ages 12-25. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Your Child My Be Suited to Multiple Programs

Independence

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited for the Independence program. Geared toward older children, this program includes more in-depth skills that will help your child function independently. Taught skills include functional communication, self-management, and financial literacy. A program for individuals ages 12-25. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Strategies

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited for the Strategies program. The most age-encompassing of our programs, the goal of Strategies is to reduce challenging behaviors and issues with aggression. These behaviors interfere with independence and community participation, so we work to mitigate those challenges and encourage safe, appropriate behavior for individuals of any age. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Strategies

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited for the Strategies program. The most age-encompassing of our programs, the goal of Strategies is to reduce challenging behaviors and issues with aggression. These behaviors interfere with independence and community participation, so we work to mitigate those challenges and encourage safe, appropriate behavior for individuals of any age. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Breakthroughs and/or Interactions

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited to the Breakthroughs or Interactions programs. These programs treat similar symptoms, so Therapeutic Pathways will need to meet with you and your child before we can place them within the appropriate program.

Specifically designed for children who have limited hours due to school schedules, Breakthroughs removes life barriers by developing communication, social, and self-help skills. We teach your child to engage in appropriate behaviors, helping them interact with peers and develop relationships.

Through guided social skills groups twice a week, Interactions helps improve social functioning in children. Parent or caregiver participation is crucial to this program; our certified staff provides training for successful participation.

*This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Your Child My Be Suited to Multiple Programs

Breakthroughs and/or Interactions

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited to the Breakthroughs or Interactions programs. These programs treat similar symptoms, so Therapeutic Pathways will need to meet with you and your child before we can place them within the appropriate program.

Specifically designed for children who have limited hours due to school schedules, Breakthroughs removes life barriers by developing communication, social, and self-help skills. We teach your child to engage in appropriate behaviors, helping them interact with peers and develop relationships.

Through guided social skills groups twice a week, Interactions helps improve social functioning in children. Parent or caregiver participation is crucial to this program; our certified staff provides training for successful participation.

*This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Strategies

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited for the Strategies program. The most age-encompassing of our programs, the goal of Strategies is to reduce challenging behaviors and issues with aggression. These behaviors interfere with independence and community participation, so we work to mitigate those challenges and encourage safe, appropriate behavior for individuals of any age. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.