AUTISM INTERVENTIONIST - Dickinson
The Anne Carlsen Center offers a rich tradition of empowering individuals with disabilities and their families. Our experienced staff provides compassion, training, services and supports in homes and communities across the Region. We enlist the talents of a comprehensive team of professionals to meet the educational, residential, and therapeutic needs of children and young adults with autism, behavior disorders, medical fragility, and other developmental disabilities.
This purpose of this position is to perform supervised tasks related to the delivery Individual Service Plans (ISP), providing evidence-based treatment and interventions, for the individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) served by Anne Carlsen Center in community-based programs. This position is responsible for insuring the service delivery model is implemented with integrity. This position carries specific responsibility in direct supervision, guidance, training, coaching, and mentoring of the regional coordinators and interventionists (direct staff) in each region who are implementing individual service plans; assisting the staff in solving program issues and concerns. This position will carry a limited caseload of children and families in their home region.
During the initial autism services start-up, the position will train coordinators in the regional offices on the autism service delivery model utilizing a ‘train-the-trainer' approach. The position will develop and promote positive relationships with the staff as well as the clients, families, and agencies. The incumbent works closely with the market specific Operations Manager, the Autism Services Manager and the Director of Community-based Services.
RESPONSIBILITIES (scope and complexity):
This position assumes the authority, responsibility, accountability and gives explicit direction for the development, implementation, organization, ongoing monitoring, evaluation, coordination of programs and services including treatment and intervention program plans and behavioral support services, based on information gathered from the individual, families, medical personnel, internal team members and pertinent outside agency personnel. This position is responsible for the directing the work of the interventionists, including completion of interventionists' performance appraisals, and the recruitment, selection, training, and retention of employees within the autism community-based services program. This position is required to complete up to 30% or work on the directly supervising staff utilizing the CARD coaching model and dealing with employee issues and concerns as they arise. This position leads monthly staff meetings.
The position serves as the liaison between the regional operations managers, the clinical director with regard to programs, and the resource center staff with regards to staff training and mentoring. This position is responsible for assisting the autism services manager with the development and maintenance of a cost effective budget. This position is responsible for the training of the regional coordinators and interventionists in the autism services model. The position insures that the integrity of the service delivery. The specialist serves as a positive role model for staff. This position has the ability to make independent decisions and works closely with the Autism Manager and Operations Manager to resolve unusual or serious issues.
Direct Reports: Interventionists
This position works within the guidelines of ACC policies/procedures, State and Federal Laws, Rules, and Regulations.
JOB SPECIFICATONS (skills, knowledge and abilities)
1. An understanding of Special Education IEP and Medicaid Waiver programs/process regulations, program coordination, a working knowledge of DD case management, and resource/utilization management. The incumbent should have a working knowledge of IDEA, SSI and rights of families receiving services, a good understanding of State and Federal laws and programs relating to people with disabilities. This position is required to have work experience with quality management, transition planning, intake and referral functions, state incident reporting, program documentation, within community-based settings.
2. A Bachelor's degree in social work, behavioral science, education, or related field, with a minimum of 2 years of experience in developing, implementing, monitoring and modifying individual service plans. Preference will be given to candidates who have background training related to the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders, and be willing to continue education in this field. The position requires effective skills in problem solving, the team planning process, negotiating, effective communication, time management, staff supervision and the ability to make independent decisions.
3. The incumbent must be able to demonstrate effective skills in organization, supervision, management, leadership, and communication skills - both oral and written. The incumbent must be able to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills; being tactful, courteous, and diplomatic with internal and external contacts. Must be able to adapt to rapid change, and must be able to intervene promptly in crisis/emergency situations.
4. The incumbent must have exceptional listening skills and intrapersonal skills, the ability to gather information from clients regarding services needed The incumbent must be able to demonstrate the ability to synthesize formal and informal evaluation/assessment information into a functional program plan and develop the contacts and knowledge to coordinate resources into a billable service plan.
5. The incumbent must be able to oversee the work of others using problem solving skills. Must be able to support, interpret, implement, and communicate ACC, State, and Federal policies, procedures, laws, rules and regulations for the department.
6. The incumbent must understand ASD and know the resources that are available from the Center and develop partnerships with community resources that would be key to successful programming. If the incumbent is lacking in this area, he/she must be willing to learn and incorporate these strategies into the work environment.
7. Equipment used: Understand and have a working knowledge of Windows, Intranet and Internet technology. The incumbent must have the ability to access, manipulate, organize, and relay information in meaningful ways using: email, etc.
701 3rd Ave NW PO Box 8000
Jamestown ND 58402