Easterseals Southern California

  • Social Skills Facilitator

    Job Locations US-CA-Santa Fe Springs
    Job ID
    2018-1917
  • Overview

    Under direct supervision, provides instruction within a social skills group; collaborates with the Social Skills Lead in trial exposures; and monitors progress of participants. Contributes to regular lesson planning; writes session notes; and provides training to caregivers and Behavior Interventionists. Analyzes and adjusts treatment plans; generates goals designed to improve social deficits and teach self-regulation of problem behavior. Maintains productivity as set forth by the agency.

    Responsibilities

    • Provides direct instruction; facilitates social targets utilizing Behavior Skills Training (BST) and various other evidenced based practices to ensure acquisition of skills. Assists Social Skills Lead with trial exposures of new participants
    • Generates progress reports treatment plans for the Social Skills Lead; plans, facilitates and leads activities within a social skills group; records data, generates session notes and maintains accurate billing of all assigned social skills participants
    • Analyzes data from the social skills group for clinical effectiveness. Updates progress towards goals; provides training to caregivers and Behavior Interventionists within the group. Attends planning meetings and contributes to the schedule of activities and routines
    • Acts as a liaison between organization and families receiving treatment

    Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in ABA or related and 1-2 years of professional experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in a multi-disciplinary team setting
    • Expert knowledge of scientifically-validated methodologies and behavioral analytic approaches found to benefit children with ASD; familiar with current related research findings.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
    • Ability to remain committed to a minimum of 6 month assignment in the Social Skills Group
    • 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, demonstrate good judgement, and maintain a high level of confidentiality to handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation.
    • 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 of 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.

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