The Director of Quality Assurance will provide leadership in the areas of quality assurance, quality improvement, program development and evaluation; serve as a member of the management team; and be responsible for ensuring effective implementation of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) based principles in a naturalistic environment and continuity of program philosophies across departments.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•Key responsibilities of the Director of Program Quality Assurance include but are not limited to:
-Provide leadership, define and articulate Spaulding’s program philosophy
-Ensure collaboration between clinical, residential, academic, and health services to maintain the highest quality of educational, behavioral and mental health services for youth
-Ensure compliance with regulatory and documentation requirements of funding sources as needed (i.e. data collection, progress notes, logs, critical incident reports, preparation for site visits)
-Educate staff about ABA practices
-Work with Spaulding Academy Coordinator to develop training programs for staff to help support program philosophy
-Lead the PBIS team at Spaulding Youth Center
-Continuously evaluate and coordinate Spaulding’s data collection and analysis and help guide the users in the appropriate use of this software.
-Analyze data outputs, trends and outcomes and help inform staff to foster program quality and improvement
-Network with academic institutions and research facilities to promote cutting edge program delivery options at Spaulding
-Facilitate the Quality Assurance Team (QAT)
-Coordinate and participate in the training of staff as needed, especially as it pertains to the development and implementation of the treatment plan, behavioral plans and IEPs.
-Attend client-centered conferences, IEP meetings, referral meetings, team meetings, agency and staff meetings and other meetings as requested.
-Promote and maintain communications between residences, schools, other programs, funding agencies and the community.
-Facilitate Critical Incident Reviews with the Safety Coordinator and conduct program observations as assigned.
-Supervise behaviorist(s) and provide direction and guidance, to include:
-Responsible for coordinating timely assessments and related reports for each youth for the purpose of developing, reviewing, and modifying behavior plans, Individual Treatment Plans in concert with the development of Individual Education Plans.
-Responsible for participating in reviewing pre-placement transition plans (e.g., psychosocial reports) for each child, integrating information from client and collateral interviews, history and intake assessments.
•Board/Committee responsibilities of the Director of Program Quality Assurance include but are not limited to:
-Staff the Program Committee of the Board of Trustees
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
•Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Special Education, or related field; BCBA licensed preferred or PhD
•Advanced knowledge of ABA (BCBA preferred) and implementation of ABA based programming
•Minimum of three years of related experience working with children and adolescents with autism, neurobehavioral challenges, behavioral and emotional disorders, and/or developmental disabilities.
•Extensive programmatic and clinical training experience
•Strong analytical skills
•Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
•Previous experience in administration
•Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable.
Darnelle Bjorck, PHR, Human Resources Director
30 Shedd Road
Northfield, New Hampshire 03276