Easterseals Southern California

  • Therapy Supervisor

    Job Locations US-CA-Santa Fe Springs
    Job ID
    2018-1946
  • Overview

    Under general supervision, manages the daily operations of assigned therapy center(s) and the coordination of services delivered, program planning, and implementation of policies and procedures. Provides clinical supervision and work direction to therapists and administrative associates including training/skills enhancement, clinical consultation, and professional development. Develops, monitors, and provides discipline-specific treatment for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and/or other developmental disabilities.

    Responsibilities

    • Provides discipline-specific treatment for children with ASD or other diagnosis, including evaluation, planning, and documentation. Develops and maintains appropriate Individualized Treatment Plans. Partners with interdisciplinary teams to provide consultation. Develops and provides coaching for family members and/or participants to incorporate new skills and/or techniques into normal routines and activities at home. Instructs family members in the proper and safe usage of adaptive equipment and assistive technology.
    • Provides clinical supervision, management, direction, training, and discipline to associates who provide clinical therapies as well as to administrative associates, ensuring compliance with program guidelines. Guarantees the safety and security of all program participants and associates. Interviews, selects, and provides ongoing assessment of associates
    • Provides clinical oversight of protocols related to, but not limited to, child and family assessment, behavior intervention, case assignments, and associate trainings. Performs documentation reviews to maintain compliance, and quality assurance with regulations and program requirements.
    • Evaluates program needs to develop and implement services. Conducts or attend meetings, in-services, or other meetings as requested, regarding clinical therapy services across program service divisions.
    • Remain current regarding new research, current trends and developments in autism, special education and related fields.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in occupational therapy, or speech language pathology and at least 3 years’ experience with infant/young children with disabilities, including autism.
    • At least 2 years of prior supervisory experience is required.
    • Must possess and maintain a current state or national certification and/or licensure in accordance with California state practice.
    • Must possess and maintain a current CPR certification.
    • Knowledgeable in licensed area of practice, interdisciplinary early intervention theories, and rehabilitation principles and practices.
    • Knowledgeable of evidence-based practices found to benefit children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Familiar with the field of early intervention including a general understanding of approaches based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis.
    • Ability to maintain positive customer interaction and professionalism, communicate effectively through oral and written skills, and work cooperatively with a variety of individuals and groups; demonstrated ability to interact well with children and their families, and to maintain a positive affect.
    • Ability to interpret and implement policies, procedures and regulations; ability to exercise discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality in handling sensitive situations and documentation.
    • Ability to consistently demonstrate good judgment and decision making skills.
    • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, Skype, etc.) and relatedsoftware applications.
    • 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.

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