Senior Intern (ABA/Autism Therapy) - Green County, WI

US-WI-Monroe
Hire Type
Regular Full-Time
Category
Healthcare
# of Openings
1
Job ID
2017-4258

Overview

Are you ready to take your career to the next level?  Are you looking for more than a job, but a career where you can positively impact the lives of children on the autism spectrum and their families?  If so, then this is the job for you.  Caravel Autism Health is growing and we seek passionate, dedicated individuals to join our team.  We provide in home, one on one ABA Therapy to our clients.  Our Mission:  We Change Lives!  This is a full-time opportunity for those that have previous one-on-one ABA Therapy experience and want to move into a leadership role.  You can utilize your skills and experience to help mentor and train staff, as well as assist with developing therapy programs. 

 

This position provides the necessary training to potentially develop into a Senior Staff position. Typically, individuals can progress from a Senior Intern to a Senior Staff as they develop and gain experience through required trainings. Senior Interns are responsible for assessing the client’s current level of development across the various sections of the curriculum, designing the majority of the client programs, writing the Individual Treatment Plan (under the direction of the Clinical Supervisor and Lead Therapist), and providing most of the hands-on supervision for Behavior Technicians. Senior Intern responsibilities and caseloads systematically increase as training goals are met.

 

Hours will include daytime, afternoon, and evening hours depending on client needs.  In some cases, weekend hours are also available.

 

 

Caravel Autism Health is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.  M/F/D/V.

 

Key Words:  ABA Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis, BCBA, BCaBA, autism, autism spectrum disorders

 

 

 

Responsibilities

  1. Completes required office and field training toward a Senior Staff position and demonstrates mastery with training goals.
  2. Develops client-specific therapeutic treatment plans based on appropriate assessments and developmental guidelines.
  3. In conjunction with supervisory staff and caregivers, develops programs appropriate to the current and future needs of the clients. Creates programs, moves targets forward, prepares program materials, and makes procedural changes as needed.
  4. Designs and implements behavior observation systems, support plans, and intervention guidelines.
  5. Coordinates the collection, summarization and analysis of data related to individual program goals and behavioral plans.
  6. Consults with Behavior Technicians, caregivers, and supervisory staff to ensure that programming is adequate to meet the needs of the client.
  7. Analyzes program data to ensure appropriate progress and effectiveness.
  8. Develops and maintains weekly and monthly progress notes, reviews clinical documentation of Behavior Technicians, and updates treatment plans.
  9. Completes appropriate assessments and probes new targets to determine future goals.
  10. Communicates with parents, guardians or other caregivers concerning behavioral and educational programming.
  11. Supervises, orients, and trains Behavior Technicians in the implementation of programs and behavioral intervention procedures, routinely providing ongoing coaching and feedback to enhance staff development and skill. Ensures Behavior Technician is oriented appropriately to the company and follows all policies and procedures.
  12. Evaluates Behavior Technician performance and addresses issues to ensure quality and consistency across clinical programs.
  13. Proactively addresses employee relation issues or concerns, including ongoing coaching and feedback, employee development, performance management, and if appropriate, disciplinary action.
  14. May participate in weekly clinical team meetings to discuss case progress, address Behavior Technician and caregiver concerns, review individual program plans, and recommend revisions as necessary.
  15. Provides verbal, written, and graphic communications.
  16. Consults with supervisory staff to ensure the provision of effective and efficient service delivery.
  17. Continually develops skills and knowledge in the area of behavior analysis through participation in continuing education, workshops, and required company trainings.
  18. Follows and abides by all APA ethical guidelines and appropriate policies, regulations, and laws including confidentiality and HIPAA. Adheres to mandated reporting regulations.
  19. Follows and ensures all staff are abiding by Lund Van Dyke policies and procedures.
  20. Maintains professional boundaries with clients and their families and represents company in a professional manner.
  21. Attends and participates in weekly clinic meetings with Supervisory and Lead staff present.
  22. As needed, will collaborate with a client’s school staff and attend IEP meetings to create consistency with service goals.
  23. Monitor weekly and monthly service hours to meet funding requirements.
  24. Consistent and regular attendance is a requirement of the position.

Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to a client who exhibits physically aggressive behavior which can include kicking, pinching, punching, biting, etc. The employee may have to use appropriate behavior management techniques frequently with a client under such circumstances. Such response requires agility, quick reflexes, and the ability to use physically evasive movement. The employee will be constantly required to stand, walk, sit, grasp, reach, bend, kneel, crouch, squat, hear, type and write. In addition, the employee will be exposed to normal office conditions and usual office equipment such as phone, computer, printers, copiers, files, etc. The employee must be able to independently and repeatedly lift, move and carry objects weighing up to thirty-five (35) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include near, far, and field of vision. Speech must be spoken in a way in which others will understand. This position requires regular and punctual employee presence.

 

Travel Required: Daily travel to client homes and required meetings, with use of personal vehicle required.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:  Supervises Behavior Technicians on assigned client cases.

Qualifications

 

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree required or actively pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree (within one semester of graduation), preferably in a human services field.

 

 

Experience:

  • Must have at least 1,500 hours experience working as a Behavior Technician implementing programs based on ABA principles.
  • Must have experience working with children and adolescents, utilizing ABA therapies.
  • A solid understanding of autism and behavioral principles.
  • Experience utilizing applied behavior analytic strategies to modify behavior.
  • Experience with functional behavior assessments and writing behavior support plans.

 

Skills and Competencies:

  • Natural ability to interact with children, with the ability to work with a variety of children on the autism spectrum, at different functioning levels.
  • Must display energy and creativity.
  • Critical thinking skills, with strong analytical abilities.
  • Strong work ethic, with the ability to meet scheduling commitments.
  • Strong leadership skills to include conflict resolution, coaching, and training.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships. Must be able to communicate information and ideas by speaking in a way in which others will understand.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and abide by ethical guidelines and policies, including compliance with HIPAA laws and regulations. Maintains professional boundaries with clients and their families.
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully adapt and perform in an ever-changing, fast paced environment.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and goal oriented.
  • Must be 18 years old or older.
  • Must pass a thorough Caregiver’s Background Check.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and provide proof of auto insurance.

 

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