GOALS for Autism, Inc. is looking for Full Time Clinical Supervisor Interns in Concord, California to provide Applied Behavior Analysis programs for children with autism spectrum disorders between the ages of 18 months to adulthood. These programs are highly individualized because of the combination of strategies that may be used for each person:
- Discrete Trial
- Applied Behavior Analysis
- Pivotal Response Training
- Visual strategies and supports
- Social Skills Programming including integrated play dates and high level cognitive and language programming (Theory of Mind)
We take a very open and comprehensive approach to implement any and all appropriate tools and methodologies that can benefit our clients. We also provide Family Counseling Services, Group ABA, Parent Training Groups, and Sibling Support groups. If you are interested, please contact us at the email address listed. Supervisors are competitively compensated based on experience and credentials.
Essential Job Functions:
Supervises individualized programs for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, ages 18 months and older, in natural settings. Schedules regular community visits with care givers to review program effectiveness, make observations, collect data, chart progress and provide parent education. Supervises behavioral therapists. Coordinates visits to overlap with members of the direct care team to observe sessions and provide coaching and clinical support. Reviews data and reports submitted by direct care team, and updates individualized programs to assure programs reflect each child's development and progress towards identified goals. Responsible for meeting productivity requirements set forth in annual budget and for providing efficient and effective service in all areas of performance. Completes necessary documentation including graphs, progress reports, and exit summaries. Plans and leads monthly progress updates for each family served. Coordinates staff development trainings and participates in Autism Project planning. Assures that staff responsibilities, authorities, and accountabilities are defined and understood. Under the general supervision of the Clinical Director, attends Individualized Education Plan and other meetings, as needed. Remains current regarding new research, current trends and developments in special education and related fields.
Minimum Education or Training Equivalent:
- Bachelor's or Master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following disciplines: early childhood education/development, early childhood special education, special education, nursing, pediatric therapy, psychology or related field.
- Two years of related professional experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders ("ASD") and/or other related developmental disabilities in a multi-disciplinary team setting.
- Must be enrolled in a Masters program if not already completed.
Physical Requirements (Approximate Percent of workday):
- Frequent bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, twisting in order to observe, assess, and interact with infants/toddlers (50%).
- Frequent speaking and listening (50%) to clients, staff, and other professionals in meetings and on the phone.
- Occasional walking to, bending to enter, sitting, and using upper and lower limbs to drive car to and from home visits and meetings (20%).
- Occasional sitting and maintaining close visual attention to write reports and work at the computer (15%).
- Occasional lifting, carrying, and loading/unloading toys and materials used in home visits (10%).