About Working at BRAINS
Founded in 2007, BRAINS has built a reputation across West Michigan and surrounding areas for understanding the complexity of each person and improving functioning for all ages by integrating brain, body, and real-life into all layers of care. We strive to provide the personalized care of a private practice while offering a variety of services typically found at much larger facilities, making us a valued partner for over 1,000 referral sources including our community’s most trusted health systems. Joining our team means that you exemplify our core values of the Highest Standards of Excellence, Expertise, Compassion, Work Ethic, and Teamwork.
How our employees describe BRAINS:
What makes BRAINS different:
• Services all ages – infancy through late adulthood
• Working with people with neurodevelopmental disabilities, challenges in behavior or mood regulation, and families experiencing marital and/or family tension, or are seeking support. To meet these needs, the company is expanding services in multiple locations and enhancing interventions in the community.
• CARF accredited to be able to provide excellent service and work with many insurance companies.
BRAINS provides comprehensive services for children and families from infancy to adulthood. We emphasize teamwork, professional mentoring and continuing education opportunities for all employees, so you have the opportunity to grow your practice based on your passion and expertise while a dedicated support team serves your clients with scheduling, billing, and other administrative needs. Most clinicians at BRAINS have a specialization in one section of the lifespan.
Entry Level ABA Behavior Technician – Training Provided – Part Time
BRAINS is looking for a part-time ABA behavioral technician/tutor to provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for children ranging in age from 18 months to 19 years diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. ABA is a high quality, evidence based, one on one, form of behavior therapy that focuses on improving specific behaviors such as social skills, communication, and functional living skills through positive reinforcement. ABA is a common therapeutic intervention for individuals with autism. Preference will be given to applicants with ABA experience; however, prior ABA experience is not required and training will be provided. ABA sessions occur primarily in the client’s home or school, with occasional sessions in the community. Tutors will be supervised weekly by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Tutors pursuing BCBA licensure will have the opportunity to accrue restricted and unrestricted supervision hours. Seeking candidates with flexible schedules that have availability at least 2 days during the week. ABA sessions take place Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (5 p.m. during the summer months). Part time hours range from 10-25 hours per week based on experience and availability.
• Implementing a treatment protocol developed by the BCBA
• Responding correctly to target behaviors
• Managing challenging behaviors
• Monitoring treatment fidelity and outcomes
• Accurate and reliable data collection
• Accurate and timely completion of treatment notes
• Engage in frequent communication and collaboration with the Behavior Analyst
• A passion for working with children and adolescents and the ability to maintain an engaging, safe, and fun environment while adhering to treatment protocols.
• A high school diploma/GED is required
• A Bachelor’s degree in psychology, education, or a child-related field is preferred
• Preference will be given to candidates who are RBT (registered behavior therapist) certified
• Individuals who are interested in obtaining a graduate degree in Behavior Analysis or a related field are highly preferred
• Must also have experiencing interacting with children and a willingness to play and interact with them energetically
• Work experience under the supervision of a BCBA in an early intensive behavioral intervention program is also preferred, but not required
• Applicants must also have a reliable means of transportation, an acceptable driving record, and pass a criminal background check.
Description of the organization: BRAINS is an organization that has provided collaborative services since 2007. We are accredited by the Committee for Accreditation of Rehabilitation (CARF). BRAINS serves individuals ranging from infancy through late adulthood who experience challenges in behavior or mood regulation and neurodevelopmental disabilities, as well as families experiencing marital and/or family tension. To meet these needs, the company is continually expanding services and enhancing interventions in the community.
Salary Range: This is a part-time position of 10-25 hours per week, with pay beginning at $16/hour.
Please send resume and cover letter of interest Attn: Joan Rozeboom, ABA Assistant, via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax to 616-365-8971. (Calls regarding this position not accepted.)
Psychology Post-Doctoral Residency
To read more about BRAINS Postdoctoral Residency Program, click here.
BRAINS is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our one-year postdoctoral residency in Clinical Psychology with the potential for a second year of training. This residency is for the 2021/2022 or 2022/2023 year and is designed to provide advanced training in Clinical Psychology with emphasis in psychological assessment and developmental disabilities. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to make a commitment to join the practice after successful completion of licensure in Michigan.
BRAINS provides a multi-disciplinary diagnostic and intervention service for children with complex learning and behavioral disorders, both neurological and neurodevelopmental in etiology. Children are referred by schools, clinics, practitioners in the community, and medical providers. This position is based in the outpatient Assessment Clinic at BRAINS which provides neuropsychological diagnostic services for children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, learning disabilities, developmental aphasia, autism, and mental retardation, and for neurological disorders such as epilepsy, Tourette Syndrome, late effects of head trauma, sequelae of infectious diseases such as meningitis and encephalitis, congenital disorders such as agenesis of the corpus callosum and hydrocephalus, degenerative, metabolic, and genetic disorders, and CNS effects of cancer and its treatment. Psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, and conduct disturbances especially in children with possible attentional and learning difficulties, and somatoform disorders are also commonly seen.
The resident’s experience combines clinical, didactic, and as available research activities. Depending on the resident’s interests, opportunity for community presentations and supervision of pre-doctoral students may also be available. Didactics include neuropsychological/psychological assessment seminars, as well as, specialized training in treatment approaches. Under the mentorship and supervision of licensed psychologists, the resident can tailor the program to meet his/her career goals.
Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. from an APA-approved program, preferably in clinical psychology, and an APA approved or APPIC internship. It is expected that the applicant will have internship level training in psychological assessment.
This program is not participating in the match; interviews will be conducted until the position is filled.
To apply, send a letter of professional goals, a current curriculum vitae, two redacted psychological report samples, and three letters of reference (preferably two clinical supervisors and one academic/research mentor) to:
3292 N Evergreen Dr. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525