Make a difference in a child’s life by using our family-centered approach to caring for children with autism spectrum disorders. CSD provides evidenced-based mental health services by observing a child in their home and other natural settings. Join our team and contribute to a program that provides a healthy and rewarding life to children with autism.
Guides and supervises the provision of evidence-based mental health services and programs for children with autism spectrum disorders and/or similar developmental disabilities in response to physician recommendations in home, school and/or other natural settings. Provides training and leadership to a team of program supervisors.
Essential Job Functions:
- Provides support to program supervisors by leading meetings; developing, coordinating, and providing clinical development trainings.
- Assures that program supervisors’ clinical responsibilities are defined and understood as deemed by CSD’s mission, vision and services.
- Evaluates clinical performance of supervisees and communicates concerns to the Regional Directors.
- Maintains appropriate progress notes and supervises the collection of accurate data and progress notes by supervisees.
- Conducts regular home or community visits based on the clinical needs of the individualized programs.
- Attends monthly client team meetings.
- Supervises and guides the creation of evidence-based individualized Treatment Plans, Behavioral Support Plans and Progress Reports and other clinical documents such as discharge forms by each supervisee.
- Maintains up-to-date records of CSD’s templates, forms and other documents.
- Provides caregiver trainings on the implementation of individualized Treatment Plans and Behavioral Support Plans.
- Remains current regarding new research, current trends and developments related to autism, special education, and related fields.
- Performs other duties as assigned. Attends staff meetings, in-services, trainings and other meetings as requested.
Positions Supervised (Direct Reports):
- Program Supervisors
Minimum Education or Training Equivalent to:
- Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following disciplines: Psychology, childhood development, childhood education, special education, pediatric therapy (physical, occupational, or speech therapy), or related field.
- Board Certified Behavior Analyst (“BCBA”) or Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT, MSW, with current licensure in good standing with regulatory board and strong background in ABA.
Minimum Years of Additional Related Experience:
Two years of related professional experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders and/or other related developmental disabilities in a multi-disciplinary team setting.
Special Qualifications (Skills, Abilities, Licenses):
- Knowledgeable of methodologies found to benefit children with autism spectrum disorders, including Applied Behavioral Analysis (“ABA”), Early Start Denver Model (“ESDM”), Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication-Handicapped Children (“TEACCH”), Picture Exchange Communication System (“PECS”), and Pivotal Response Training (“PRT”).
- Knowledgeable of other community resources and agencies that serve children. - Sensitive to working with an ethnically, linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse population.
- Able to travel to and work in multiple program service areas; reliable transportation needed (proof of valid driver license, current auto insurance identification card, and acceptable driving record per NIAC standards is required).
- Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; bilingual ability preferred.
- Able to consistently demonstrate good judgment and decision-making skills.
- Able to exercise confidentiality and discretion pertaining to the work environment.
- Able to appropriately interpret and implement policies, procedures, and regulations.
- Knowledgeable and skilled in computer/word processing software.
- Able to obtain criminal record clearance through Department of Justice.
Physical Requirements (Approximate Percent per 7.5-hour Workday):
- Frequent bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, twisting in order to observe, assess, and interact with infants/toddlers.
- Frequent speaking and listening 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.
- Occasional sitting and maintaining close visual attention to write reports and work at the computer.
- Occasional lifting, carrying, and loading/unloading toys and materials used in home visits.