Advocates

Behavioral Consultant - Ph.D level Clinician

Job Locations US-MA-Framingham
Minimum Education Required
Doctorate
Job ID
2020-6296
Type
Regular Part-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
20

Overview

Advocates is seeking a full-time Ph.D level Behavioral Consultant. The Behavioral Consultant is responsible for providing behavioral consultation, intervention and therapy to individuals as referred by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). The Behavioral Consultant will provide direction and supervision to all staff assigned to the program.

Minimum Education Required

Doctorate

Responsibilities

  • Provides clinical consultation to individuals with developmental disabilities, families, residential programs, vocational programs and schools as referred by DDS.
  • Responsible for the development of assessment, intervention and monitoring strategies.
  • Coordinates and/or provides training for staff working with individuals with developmental disabilities on his/her caseload.
  • Assists in training, supervision and evaluation of Behavioral Treatment Specialists.
  • Responds to referrals for emergency evaluations and interventions as requested by DDS and other authorized individuals.
  • Provides on-call services as part of a rotation including other consultants in the program.
  • Proactively identifies clinical risks and potential safety issues for clients.
  • Ensures comprehensive and continuous communication between staff, clients, families and programs.
  • Provides an environment of quality service by meeting or exceeding the needs of the client, vendor, community and agency.
  • Ensures that individuals we support are treated with dignity and respect in accordance with Advocates Human Rights Policy.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D in psychology or related field.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of applied behavior analysis, cognitive behavioral interventions and a minimum of 3 years’ experience working with developmentally disabled individuals exhibiting severe behavior problems.
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years’ supervisory experience.
  • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Ability to read English and communicate effectively in the primary language of the program to which he/she is assigned
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and ability to use good judgment.
  • Sensitivity to clients and the ability to treat them with dignity and respect.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license.  Must have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport clients.

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