Autism Training Specialist
Life Skills - St. Louis, MO

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DESCRIPTION

The Autism Training Specialist position is responsible for providing training and support services to families, professionals, staff, school districts and individuals with autism under the direct supervision of the Director of Family Services.

DUTIES

The Autism Training Specialist will provide a variety of support to clients and their families by: Writing schedules and conducting therapy sessions.Taking data on behaviors and skill acquisitions.Incorporating parent's goals and objectives.Modeling strategies for parents and staff.Teaching workshops to parents, professionals and staff.Grading homework, completing checklists and assessing competencies.Writing daily training schedules for parents and staff.Coaching parents, professionals and staff and providing feedback. Completing all accompanying paperwork.Assisting with training children as needed.Providing guidance and behavioral support to training aides regarding specific children in training. Delivering in-services and workshops to the community and at conferences.Teaching DCAT trainings and TPA workshopsProviding technical assistance support to Life Skills programs across the city and state.Conducting consultations with school districts and other agencies. Providing in-home family support and training including issue-specific training.Will be assisting other Life Skills staff in providing crisis intervention when directed by supervisor.Attending staff meetings and required in-services.Conducting personal futures planning.Conducting functional behavior assessments or updating behavior plans as neededParticipating in Life Skills committees as assigned.Attending IEP meetings at parent or school requests.Writing consultation and training summary reports in an expedient and thorough manner.Conducting behavioral and developmental assessments.Finding and sharing community resources with families.Turning in accurate billing on time. Supervising practicum students.Facilitating parent and sibling support groups as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Autism Training Specialists will also possess the following: A thorough understanding of the organization and its culture.Must have an ability to network and establish positive relationships with agencies, professionals, and the public.Must have strong public speaking skills.Ability to develop, implement and evaluate treatment plans.Must be able to work effectively with various specialists, families and agencies.Must be competent to demonstrate training techniques to families, technicians, specialists and other professionals.Excellent organizational skills.Must be able to work with minimal supervision.Must be flexible and willing to adapt to unpredictable situations.Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and written, with team members, parents, and other professionals in the field.Must have exceptional organizational and supervisory skills.Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Internet, and Email.) Education: Bachelor's Degree required or Master's degree preferred in a related field. Certification of licensure may be required.Experience: Familiarity and/or some knowledge of individuals with autism or other developmental disabilities useful. Extensive training in autism-related disorders preferred.A qualified candidate will have: The Autism Training Specialist will provide a variety of support to clients and their families by: Writing schedules and conducting therapy sessions.Taking data on behaviors and skill acquisitions.Incorporating parent's goals and objectives.Modeling strategies for parents and staff.Teaching workshops to parents, professionals and staff.Grading homework, completing checklists and assessing competencies.Writing daily training schedules for parents and staff.Coaching parents, professionals and staff and providing feedback. Completing all accompanying paperwork.Assisting with training children as needed.Providing guidance and behavioral support to training aides regarding specific children in training. Delivering in-services and workshops to the community and at conferences.Teaching DCAT trainings and TPA workshopsProviding technical assistance support to Life Skills programs across the city and state.Conducting consultations with school districts and other agencies. Providing in-home family support and training including issue-specific training.Will be assisting other Life Skills staff in providing crisis intervention when directed by supervisor.Attending staff meetings and required in-services.Conducting personal futures planning.Conducting functional behavior assessments or updating behavior plans as neededParticipating in Life Skills committees as assigned.Attending IEP meetings at parent or school requests.Writing consultation and training summary reports in an expedient and thorough manner.Conducting behavioral and developmental assessments.Finding and sharing community resources with families.Turning in accurate billing on time. Supervising practicum students.Facilitating parent and sibling support groups as assigned.

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