Job Title: Autism Diagnostic Evaluator for Best Steps, LLC. 

FLSA Classification: Independent Contractor

Contract hours pay per diagnosis 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Conducts a series of tests to evaluate the patient in order to come to a determination in terms of diagnosis.
  • Assists in matters related to psychology, specifically to the provision of comprehensive services to people with developmental disabilities.
  • Participates as a member of the multi-disciplinary diagnostic and consultation team of the agency and provides initial assessments and treatment recommendations for individuals diagnosed with ASD.
  • Assists in development of new programs where needed.
  • Completes a full cycle of evaluations, and/or initial assessments for treatment per month across regions (Santa Clara, San Bruno, Gilroy, Sacramento, Vallejo, Alameda). 


Minimum Education or Training Equivalent to:

  • Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from an accredited educational facility
  • License to practice by the State of California Board of Psychology


Minimum Years of Additional Related Experience

  • Two years experience, in which a significant portion of time has been spent in diagnosing ASD
  • Knowledge and experience using various assessment tools to diagnose and/or rule out Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability.


Special Qualifications:

  • Must include but are limited to: ADOS-2 (must be certified)
  • SRS-2
  • CARS
  • ABAS-2 (preferably ABAS-3)
  • GARS-2
  • DSM-5
  • Vineland-2
  • ADI_R
  • Mullen
  • DAS
  • DP-3


Physical Requirements (Approximate Percent per 7.5-hour Workday):

  • Constant visual stimulation, including close vision, distance vision, reading, computer work (up to 100%).
  • Constant sitting; frequent up and down out of chair (up to 90%).
  • Constant use of telephone, speaking, listening (up to 70%).
  • Constant document handling, use of copier and fax machine, filing (up to 70%).
  • Frequent typing, use of computer (up to 60%).
  • Occasional walking around building (up to 20%).
  • Occasional bending, reaching, stooping, pulling (up to 20%).
  • Occasional lifting, carrying, moving of items up to 20 pounds (up to 10%).
  • Occasional walking to, bending to enter, sitting and using upper and lower limbs to drive car (up to 5%).               
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