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Position:  Program Supervisor-[San Jose]
Location:  San Jose, CA
Job Id:  119-J-310
# of Openings:   1

Easter Seals Bay Area
Autism Services - Program Supervisor
 
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For over 80 years Easter Seals Bay Area (ESBA) has been a leader in providing services to children with disabilities and their families and we are expanding our programs throughout the greater Bay Area. ESBA provides relationship-focused, developmental, and evidenced-based practice approaches for children with autism and ASD, including the Early Start Denver Model, PRT, ABA, and more. This is a collaborative environment that includes creative teams of behavioral, occupational, physical, and speech and language therapists working closely together to provide treatment for children and training for their families. We encourage highly organized and dynamic professionals who have an excellent ability to engage children and families to apply!
 
Job Summary:
 
Provide specialized behavioral intervention services and program supervision for children with autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities, ages 14 months and older.
 
Responsibilities: 
 
•Lead a team of Behavior Interventionists: assuring individual and team responsibilities are defined and understood; coordinating team development training and participating in program planning; developing cohesive teams that can successfully provide excellent care for client families; and providing video supervision to promote professional growth and development.
•Provide ongoing assessment, collaborating with families and Behavior Interventionists to develop individualized client goals and treatment plans.
•Assure all necessary data is compiled, and documentation including evaluations, treatment notes, progress reports, and exit summaries are current and complete.
•Work with families scheduling and coordinating regular home visits with caregivers to provide progress meetings, treatment reviews, and specific parent education and in-home and community-based intervention activities; preparing and providing specialized training and instructional materials for caregivers
•Some supervised hours may be approved.
 
Direct reports include: Behavioral Interventionist
 
Reports to: Clinical Manager
 
 Requirements:
 
•Master's degree in child development, nursing, special education, early childhood special education, pediatric therapy, social work or related field is necessary.
•Minimum equivalent of two years of full time, related professional experience in a multi-disciplinary setting working with young children with autism spectrum disorders and/or related developmental disabilities in a direct care capacity.
•Previous experience providing supervision to employees, and providing education, coaching and support to families with children with autism spectrum disorders and/or related developmental disabilities.
•Must have valid driver's license, reliable personal transportation and a clean driving record.
•Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.
•Previous experience working under the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is very desirable.
•Knowledgeable of methodologies found to benefit children with ASD, including Applied Behavior 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 Treatment ("PRT").
•Knowledgeable of typical and atypical child development, and knowledgeable of other community resources and agencies that serve children.
•Sensitive to working with an ethnically, linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse population.
•Able to work in multiple program service areas.
•Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; American Sign Language or bilingual ability is very desirable. 
•Knowledgeable and skilled in computer/word processing software.
•Able to obtain criminal record clearance through Department of Justice.
•Able to obtain CPR certificate.
•Able to travel to multiple work sites. This position requires reliable transportation needed as well as proof of valid driver license, current auto insurance identification card, and an acceptable driving record per NIAC standards
•Able to engage children and families, and work with very active children on the floor
•Spanish speaking a plus
 
•Key hours of service are 3 pm to 7 pm weekdays some supervision Saturday 9 am to 1 pm may be required. Must be available to provide some late evenings to provide home supervision during key hours. This job is full time, regular employment.
•Able to engage children and families, and work with very active children in their homes
•Leadership, maturity, common sense, flexibility and a genuine sense of humor are a must for this job.
•Ability to share a passion for a family centered, evidence-based therapy that will help children become their very best through your team is required.
 
Easter Seals is an equal opportunity employer.


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