The Advanced Senior position is responsible for Senior Staff duties and some duties completed by Clinical Supervisors. The Advanced Senior position will have two levels of responsibility. At the first level, the Advanced Senior Staff will complete all duties of Senior staff without Clinical Supervisor supervision (i.e. acting as own Clinical Supervisor.) For this first level, the Advanced Senior will report directly to the Clinical Director and Lead Therapists. At this first level of Advanced Senior, it is expected that the cases will have clients with varying levels of functionality and programming will be effectively implemented and progressed for this caseload.
Advanced Seniors at first level will be expected to take on more clinical responsibility than an average Senior Staff with an average of seven (7) clients with an average of 130-180 hours of treatment per week. Advanced seniors are expected to be completing 22 or more hours of clinical time each week and set an example for other seniors to follow relative to clinic goals. Advanced Senior Staff responsibilities include assessing client current level of development across the various sections of the curriculum, designing client programs, writing the Individual Treatment Plan (under the direction of the Lead Therapist), and providing hands-on training and supervision for Behavior Technicians.
Once an Advanced Senior Staff demonstrates proficiency at the first level of Advanced Senior Staff over a period of 1-3 years, they become eligible for consideration to the second level of Advanced Senior Staff. At the second level of Advanced Senior Staff, the duties and responsibilities will be a mix of Senior Staff and Supervisor responsibility. The mix of duties and responsibilities will vary depending on the needs of the clinic. The Advanced Senior Staff will receive mentoring during this second level of the position to develop the Supervisor and leadership skills for necessary for their development into a Clinical Supervisor. It is expected that an Advanced Senior Staff will spend 1-3 years in this second level to develop strong Clinical Supervisor Skills. Promotion from the first level Advanced Senior to the second level requires recommendation of the Clinic Director and Lead Thearapist(s) and approval of the Chief Operating Officer. Clinical Supervision duties are developed and mentored under the direction of the Clinic Director and Lead Therapists. These responsibilities include mentoring and coaching Senior Staff and Senior Interns, supervising and management of home based intervention programs and treatment teams for children on the autism spectrum, ensures that client programs are progressing to maximum degree possible, serves as an added resource to parents, children, Senior Staff and Senior Interns to ensure satisfactory quality and service to the clients we serve. Supervision caseload and duties vary depending on needs of the clinic.
Non-Essential Functions/Other Duties: 1. Performs other duties as assigned
Supervisory Responsibility: Behavior Technicians, and Senior Interns on assigned client cases at the first level of the position, and supervises Seniors at the second level of the position.
Travel Required: Daily travel to client homes and required meeting, with use of personal vehicle required.
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) lbs. 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.
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