Are you a newly certified BCBA?
Are you excited to enter your new role as a BCBA, but feel like you need continued support as you get started? The KAS Mentoring Program is a program within the Professional Development Department that invests countless resources and invaluable time into our newly certified BCBAs (Mentees). The Mentoring Program at KAS sets us apart from other ABA organizations that only offer minimal supervision to new BCBAs or a short in-service period upon an employee’s hire date. At KAS, we take pride in treating each Mentee as an individual. We acquire information regarding the strengths and limitations of their supervisory experience in order to better understand the Mentee’s individual clinical and professional needs as well as their personal strengths and areas for growth. Our goal for every Mentee is career advancement and enhancement.
Work Life Balance
Administration of assessments
Interpretation of assessment results
Creation of treatment plans and behavior support plans
Making multicultural considerations during treatment planning
Prescription of service hours based on medical necessity
Use of Behavior Skills Training during staff supervision sessions
Design of parent training sessions
Use of treatment integrity during supervision sessions.
We offer structured and individualized training sessions through the use of a curriculum designed from data and feedback we have acquired from Mentees that have graduated our program over the last three years. This program is designed to train, coach, teach, and shape the professional and clinical skills of our Mentees who direct their school studies into practical application.
The Mentoring Program offers an intensive supervision model which allows for weekly meetings with an assigned Mentor. All Mentors are trained to proficiency on the program efficiencies and standards and have at least three years of clinical supervision experience. Continuous corrective feedback is provided in a deliberate and professional way. Each BCBA is assigned a Mentor who provides education, additional supervision, guidance, and learning opportunities to ensure clinical competence and confidence. Every week we offer a virtual Mentoring Group meeting where all Mentees and Mentors collaborate and discuss topics relevant to a first year BCBA. The topics covered in these group meetings include but are not limited to: case review, problem solving, professional organization, and review of current and past literature that can help improve upon clinical application of skills taught. It is an opportunity for Mentees to network with other first year BCBAs and nationally recognized BCBAs that have over 15 years of experience in the field, since KAS provides ABA services to several states within the contingent United States.
Our program will assist you with determining your own future success as a BCBA. With our mentoring, guidance, and hands on training, you will be able to create your own successful career path.
Come learn and grow with us!