Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialist (ASD)

Posted: 10/10/2019

New opportunities in the Merrimack Valley at our Turning 22 residential group home providing support, instruction/training, and program implementation to young adult women with intellectual/developmental disabilities and autism.

The Opportunity

  • Supports individual's daily living activities, including hygiene, grooming, dressing, as well as household chores, meal prep, clean up, medication administration, doctor's appointments, community activities, communication log documentation, shift notes, incident reports, restraint forms, and MAP documentation
  • Enters and updates behavioral data for clinical and academic goals in program records and communication logs
  • Implements all procedures written in each individual's ISP and/or teaching pla
  • Uses Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to encourage and maintain positive behavior changes

Necessary Skills and Experience

  • BS/BA (or equivalent education and experience) in Psychology, Special Needs or related major
  • Prior Direct Support residential experience or closely related experience working with individuals with autistic spectrum disorders using ABA is required
  • Client instruction experience must be part of the required work experience
  • Thorough working knowledge of behavior plans, including the ability to recognize and act on behavioral cues
  • MAP and PAC/PABC certifications highly desired
  • Ability to demonstrate experience by providing "close" supervision for individuals in home and/or community settings with individuals having significant behavioral needs

This position will require attendance in many job related trainings. All candidates must be able to attend these training and bi-weekly team meetings and monthly staff meetings, including program and organizational trainings.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Experience:

  • Relevant: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Other types of insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Education assistance or tuition reimbursement
  • Employee discounts
  • Flexible schedules