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Centria Healthcare Client Service Manager (ABA) in Farmington Hills, Michigan

Every child deserves the brightest future and Centria Autism Services is on a mission to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have the best developmental experience possible while acquiring the skills to succeed in the world on their own terms. Too many children with ASD are untreated or undertreated and Centria is committed to reaching every child in need and their families with interventions based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis that meet – and exceed -- best practices. Our Optimal Outcomes Model(TM) looks at the whole-child, engages families in aspirational treatment planning and leverages team-based care to allow BCBA’s to focus on clinical issues and support Centria’s dedication to quality, family satisfaction and developmental outcomes. Founded in 2009, Centria now operates in 10 states and is working hard to develop approaches to sustain quality while reaching tens of thousands of children across the country; we use data-driven analytics and sophisticated software platforms to constantly evaluate our quality and performance, and develop new approaches to supporting our clients and their families on their journey.

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Centria Healthcare was founded in 2009 and grew two business lines to lead the state of Michigan. In 2014 we took on Autism and have since grown to be the largest provider in the nation.

We blended an entrepreneurial spirit with a proven and effective care delivery system to create an unmatched client experience.

We look for dedicated, hard-working, sharp individuals with a desire to go above and beyond.

Thank you for showing interest in Centria Autism Services. Our mission as a company is "to help every child living with autism to develop, pursue, and achieve their goals and dreams through high quality ABA therapy and support"

Position Overview:

The Client Service Manager (CSM) is the central role of Centria's Operations. As a CSM, you will be responsible for managing the delivery of in-home and center-based Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Therapy to children and young adults on the autism spectrum.

CSMs manage a field staff team of healthcare professionals (including Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Behavior Technicians). As a CSM, you would manage approximately 50 cases. The management of these cases includes the management of the field staff working on each case. This is a true managerial position, which requires excellent organizational, customer service, and de-escalation skills. A CSM will coordinate the logistics of care, communicate with the care team, perform human resource functions, and work collaboratively with their team and clients through high-pressure situations.

Client Service Manager Essential Functions:

The ideal candidate must be able to perform the following essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • Obtain authorization for services and schedule necessary appointments to bring clients through the process to obtaining ABA Therapy.

  • Ensure all clients begin therapy within one week after receiving the authorization.

  • Conduct weekly Care Calls with clients, staff and referral source regarding quality of care and satisfaction.

  • Collaborate with Behavioral Consultant/Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Behavior Technicians, and the treatment team.

  • Partner with administrative support staff to ensure proper screening is done on field staff.

  • Conduct performance reviews with staff as scheduled or on an “as needed” basis.

  • Communicate regularly with Operations Director to keep apprised of new staff, new staff assignments, new clients, upcoming staffing needs, case opens, and discharged clients.

  • Routinely monitor the performance of Behavioral Technicians, providing coaching as necessary.

  • Coordinates and implements ABA Therapy Schedule.

  • Assist in developing corporate structure and in the creation of policies and procedures.

  • Taking "On-Call" responsibilities (approximately once every 2 months)

  • Attends and participates in meetings, conference calls, and Case Opens as required.

  • Develop and take on projects to improve client service and satisfaction.

  • Develop and take on projects to improve employee performance, retention, and satisfaction.

  • Develop quality initiatives that will improve referral source satisfaction as measured through number of referrals and subjective survey methods.

  • Maintain working knowledge of different programs and certifications

  • The Joint Commission

  • Medicaid benefits and processes

  • Private insurance benefits and processes

  • Ensure compliance with above regulations.

  • Resolve any complaints or compliance issues in a professional manner.

  • Record issues, complaints, and all other communication with clients and care team in ABA Advantage (Electronic Medical Records Software).

  • Develop and manage Centria staff to accommodate current client needs and future growth.

  • Build relationships with current referral sources, and pursing relationships with new referral partners.

  • Promote the growth of Centria Healthcare and assisting in pursuit of business opportunities


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • Experience in a high pressure, customer facing role.

  • Must be available to travel as required for case openings, initial assessments and other quality assurance visits

  • Proven track record in building positive relationships with clients.

  • Collaborative personality and able to build strong personal relationships.

  • Highly organized, with attention to detail and a dedication to resolving issues.

  • Calm and effective under pressure. Able to remain professional in high stress situations.

  • Able to plan, execute and manage high volumes of work.

  • Ability to effectively and professionally communicate with internal and external clients.

  • Requires strong analysis, judgment, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.

  • Flexible attitude in accepting unique and non-standard solutions.

  • Able to train and/or mentor others.

Working Conditions:

Centria’s office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30am-6:00pm. Additional time may be required to complete above work or meet company objectives.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, physical requirements such as bending, reaching and lifting of up to 50 pounds may be required. This role will require sitting a majority of the day as well as walking as standing when needed. This role will require close visual activity on multiple computer screens or monitors and the ability to analyze data and figures on a screen.

All applicants receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity or expression, affectional or sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

External Company URL: https://www.centriahealthcare.com