Easterseals Southern California ABA Program Manager in South San Diego, California
Under supervision by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (Assoc. Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Supervisor, or Regional Clinical Director), provides program management and executes changes in program. Provides specialized behavior intervention services and program supervision to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or other related disabilities. Works closely with the BCBA and Behavior Interventionists to provide intervention, conduct assessments, write progress reports and develop programs for assigned cases.
Supervises Behavior Interventionists to ensure all recorded data is correct and accurate. Manages and maintains program records. Maintains data reliability and fidelity checks regularly. Plans and leads monthly progress updates for each family served with program team.
Assists in creating and delivering specific intervention activities and provides parent education according to treatment plan or other individualized assessments. Monitors the skill acquisition of children and adults diagnosed on the autism spectrum in natural settings.
Completes necessary documentation including evaluations, treatment notes, progress reports and exit summaries, and keeps updated with other programs, and participant-related documents and reports.
Provides and coordinates on-going competency-based staff training. Attends staff meetings, in-services, treatment planning, trainings, and other meetings, as requested.
Remains current regarding new research, current trends and developments in autism, ABA, special education and related fields.
Maintains frequent, professional and courteous communications with participants and families. Communicates parental concerns and needs immediately to the case supervisor.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a concentration in early childhood education/development, early childhood special education, special education, or psychology.
Two years of professional experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Knowledge of evidence-based practices, and scientifically-validated methodologies and approaches, found to benefit children with ASD; familiar with current research findings.
Familiar with the approaches to intervention based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis. Competent in employing and directing behavior analytic methodologies including Pivotal Response Training (PRT), Natural Environment Teaching (NET), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Behavior Skills Training (BST), and Experimental Functional Analysis (EFA).
Familiar with the field of early intervention; knowledge of other community resources and agencies that serve children.
Strong clinical, administrative, and leadership skills.
Able to interpret and implement policies, procedures, and regulations.
Able to consistently demonstrate good judgment and decision-making skills.
Ability to maintain customer service orientation and professionalism in all interactions.
Ability to communicate effectively, through oral and written skills, and work cooperatively with a variety of individuals and groups. Must relate well to children and their families and maintain positive affect.
Ability to exercise discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality to handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation.
Very good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.) and related computer software.
Must have and maintain current CPR certification card.
Ability to pass a post-offer physical examination and a TB test.
Ability to provide proof of required vaccinations or positive titer showing immunity. A signed declination may be acceptable for certain vaccinations
Ability to obtain and maintain a criminal record/fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation per Easterseals Southern California and/or program requirements.
Ability to travel locally; maintain driving record in compliance with Transportation Safety Standards; maintain auto insurance and vehicle registration.