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Henry Ford Health System ABA Therapist - Pediatric Autism Center - Contingent in Southfield, Michigan

ABA Therapy at HFHS has three (3) locations that you could work at depending on needs/openings: Clinton Township, Southfield and Hamtramck.


  • The Applied Behavior Analyst (ABA) therapist will be responsible for working closely with a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to implement 1:1 or group interventions using Applied Behavior Analysis techniques to children with autism and related disorders.

  • This person will implement behavioral treatment plans in a clinic-based program.

  • The ABA therapist will be responsible for data collection of patient’s progress, providing regular progress reports and meeting with the BCBA, family, and school staff to review patient progress.

  • Therapist may also provide assistance in parent training and development of program and teaching materials.


  • Provide direct ABA therapy developed and supervised by a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related disorders.

  • Therapy may include:

  • One-on-one discrete trial therapy for children in a clinic setting

  • Participation in ABA parent training programs

  • Assisting caregivers and educators in implementation of on-line ABA programming if recommended.

  • Collect accurate, systematic data of patient progress in skill acquisition, behavior management, and/or daily living activities for each therapy session. Data will be collected and analyzed on a monthly basis.

  • Input collected data into computer program on a weekly basis to facilitate the collection of data analysis, and tracking progress.

  • Behavioral assessment and re-assessment, as needed, as directed by the supervising BCBA.

  • Regular consultation/meetings with supervising BCBA to review patient objectives/goals, assess patient progress and recommend changes to treatment plan, as needed.

  • Consult supervising BCBA to assist in treatment implementation for difficult patients.

  • Attend monthly trainings given by the BCBA for continuing education on Applied Behavior Analysis.

  • Regular consultation with medical staff and other ABA and non-ABA therapists (e.g., speech and occupational therapists) to review patient progress.

  • Assist supervising BCBA in the following:

  • Presentation/marketing of program to service providers within the health system and the community at large via in-services, workshops, and development of promotional materials.

  • Design and implement training materials/seminars for caregivers, teachers, therapists who may facilitate development and generalization of skills.

  • Review/clarify billing and reimbursement documents with supervising BCBA, as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in psychology, education, social work, behavioral sciences, human development or related fields, preferred.

  • At least 6 months experience working directly with children.

  • Self-motivated, highly organized individual

  • Able to work independently but also within a team environment

  • Willingness to work non-traditional hours and be available by phone/email, as needed by BCBA, other clinical staff, and CADD Medical Director.


    Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

    $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

    including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

    other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

    now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

    of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

    health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s

    major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

    remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

    education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

    in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

    pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visitHenryFord.com.


    Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

    making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry

    Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

    Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are

    dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

    and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an

    employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

    (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits.

    Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

    Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.