Truman State University
Greenwood Interprofessional Autism Center
Truman State University is seeking a Clinical Director for the Greenwood Interprofessional Autism Center, which is scheduled to begin providing services September 1, 2023. The anticipated start date of this position is May 1, 2023, to allow adequate time for training and orientation. This position is located on Truman’s campus in Kirksville, Missouri; remote options are not available.
The Clinical Director (CD) is responsible for managing the daily clinical operations of all Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services and coordinating with other providers. The focus is to provide quality, patient- and family-centered, and trauma-informed ABA service, in line with all professional, funder, government, and industry/population practice guidelines and standards. It is the responsibility of the CD to ensure that all ABA services meet these standards.
Unique Career Development Opportunities
Truman encourages professional development and will work with employees at the Greenwood Autism Center to further their education and career goals. We will meet with candidates during the interview process to discuss their professional goals and see how we might be able to best support them toward those outcomes.
Eligible employees may receive a 75 percent tuition discount after one year of employment when enrolling in Truman courses. Check out our available graduate and undergraduate offerings on Truman’s website.
Expertise from Truman’s faculty in accountancy, data science and storytelling, leadership, business administration, economics, exercise science, health science, and information systems can provide unique opportunities and a competitive edge in the changing professional climate of ABA and autism services.
Opportunities for adjunct teaching and additional assignments are also available, subject to need and qualifications. This position will also work with the University to help develop and implement policies for our traditional Truman students who can benefit from these supports.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Must be eligible to be a BACB supervisor
- Supervises behavior analysts and client cases. Ensures services are in line with standards and guidelines set forth by Greenwood Autism Center, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and other pertinent licensing and regulatory bodies
- Client and agency contract and utilization management
- Establishes and maintains client cases
- Manages overall compliance, clinical quality control, and staff performance
- Staff recruiting and training
- Advanced and ongoing training and supervision
- Will conduct/supervise research as a Greenwood staff member resulting in formal dissemination of said research under Greenwood’s name
- Regularly monitors feedback from patients, families, caregivers, and other individuals or organizational representatives who are part of the patient’s team. Engages in problem solving for customer, scheduling, and staffing issues
- Regularly monitors feedback from employees and engages in problem solving
- Stays updated on and manages agency compliance matters regarding adherence to internal and external laws, policies, and ethical guidelines (federal, state, municipal, university, certification boards, etc)
- Supervises clinical staff
- Adheres to the mission, vision, values, policies, and procedures of Greenwood Autism Center and Truman State University
- Maintains confidentiality of information regarding clients and their families, corporate financial matters, employees, and other issues of a sensitive nature
- Maintains licensure or certification or makes adequate progress towards completion of the requirements for licensure or certification
- Demonstrates effective organizational and time management qualities to meet necessary timelines
- Coordinates with other providers and stakeholders
- Completes other tasks as assigned by supervisor
- Direct supervision and case management experience
- Minimum education and experience as required by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) to obtain board certification at the master’s level
- Board certification with the BACB
- Licensure as required by State of Missouri
- Adequate interpersonal and organizational skills
- Adequate written and verbal communication skills
- Adequate administrative skills
- Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Comfortable to learn new technologies (such as practice management or data collection software)
- Must be able to physically assist patients during an emergency
- Independent transportation to locations not served by public transportation
- May be required or requested to physically assist patients with activities of daily living, personal hygiene, or self-care tasks
- Knowledge and compliance with HIPAA practices
Compensation: The annual salary for this position is $85,000 to $95,000, commensurate with experience. Truman offers an attractive benefits package including life, health, and disability insurance, retirement contributions, and a stipend for moving expenses. Paid parental leave is offered to eligible employees after one year.
The University: Truman State University is home to a vibrant educational community. The approximately 4,000 students who make up its student body are well prepared for the challenging academics in a supportive environment. More than 20 percent engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects. Most gain leadership experience and nearly half go on to graduate or professional school within a year of earning a degree. Founded in 1867, Truman is known for its focus on student learning and outcomes and places an emphasis on high-impact experiences such as internships, research and study abroad opportunities. Truman has the highest overall graduation rate among the state’s public colleges and universities. For more than two decades, Truman has been recognized as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest regional category by U.S. News & World Report, and Washington Monthly consistently ranks Truman as one of the best master’s universities in the nation.
About Greenwood Interprofessional Autism Center: The former Greenwood Elementary School, a treasured community building in Kirksville, has been converted to a facility dedicated to serving those with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. This comprehensive health services center will be staffed with licensed professionals in addition to supervised graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in health-related, academic programs. The center will serve as a much-needed practicum site for a number of the health-related programs. It will also provide a valuable opportunity for students to engage in “hands-on” high-impact learning experiences.
The Community: Located in northeast Missouri, Kirksville is a cultural and economic hub in the region. In addition to being the home of Truman, Kirksville is the birthplace of osteopathic medicine and features a medical school, dental school and community college, and the Kirksville School District is consistently recognized for academic excellence. The community takes pride in several annual events including the Round Barn Blues Festival and the FLATS Trail Half-Marathon. The charming downtown area features an arts center, as well as several local shops and restaurants. It is also the site of numerous community events including the Red, White and Blue Festival in the summer and the Red Barn Arts and Craft Festival each fall. Just a few minutes outside of town is beautiful Thousand Hills State Park with hiking and biking opportunities surrounding the 700-acre Forest Lake. Kirksville offers easy access by car to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and Des Moines. Daily flights from Kirksville Regional Airport to St. Louis provide quick access to one of the Midwest’s major metropolitan areas.
Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Direct inquiries to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354.
Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101, 100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO 63501, 660-785-4031.
When you apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, academic transcripts and contact information for three professional references. Applications must be submitted electronically. For assistance with the application process, contact Human Resources at 660-785-4031.
Review of applications will begin March 15, 2023, and continue until position is filled. Final candidates are required to undergo and successfully pass a background check.
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