Behavioral Clinical Specialist - Marcus Autism Center - Severe Behavior:
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta Georgia

Requisition #:  21909     
Name of Location:   Marcus Autism Center
Work Schedule:  Day
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Work Days:  Monday - Friday 


Provides clinical or research services for patients in accordance with the needs of the ages of the population served. Monitors implementation of programs by Behavior Data Analysts and other team members. Assists in the orientation of new staff and performs clinical and research duties as indicated for specific projects.  


  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Education, Speech Communication, or allied discipline


  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment


  • Experience in the implementation of behavioral assessment/treatment programs with a developmentally disabled population or population with behavior disorders


  • NA


  • Must possess mastery in daily procedures, data collection, and treatment implementation, including managing and collecting behavioral data
  • Knowledge of normal/abnormal growth and development throughout the age continuum
  • Theoretical understanding and philosophical appreciation for behavioral and/or developmental intervention in a clinical setting
  • Must possess strong organization and time management skills along with the ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must possess excellent clinical and customer service skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word


  1. Assists research and clinical staff in the implementation and/or development of treatment protocols.
  2. Ensures treatment protocols are carried out and monitors the implementation of treatment and intervention procedures. 
  3. Assists in the orientation of new staff/students to department procedures and data collection procedures.
  4. Assists in the development of staff/student training programs. 
  5. Conducts initial evaluation/screenings for specific programs as required.
  6. Conducts training sessions for caretakers for implementation of treatment procedures.
  7. Collects, develops, and maintains documentation, records, and reports for active cases.
  8. Disseminates protocols and revisions, manages protocols and reviews, and reviews protocols prior to distribution. 
  9. Performs clinical duties as indicated for specific research projects.
  10. Participates in fidelity maintenance and multidisciplinary activities. 
  11. Assists in the development of unit activities.


Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance

Bending/Stooping - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

Lifting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Pushing/Pulling - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)


Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids



Location Address:  1920 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Allied Health - Behavior Treatment



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