This position works under the direction and supervision of the classroom teacher in the Sarah Dooley Center for Autism serving children with a variety of special needs. Working in a collaborative, team based model, the Counselor works with selected students to implement individual lesson and behavioral plans. Work is performed using a systems approach that follows the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and other evidence-based teaching methods.
Maintains sight and sound supervision of students.
Models appropriate behavior: punctuality, decorum, stress management and conflict resolution.
Develops appropriate adult-child relationship to facilitate learning social, community, and life skills.
May administer medications in accordance with program procedures.
Informs classroom teacher when the student is experiencing behavioral or learning challenges or when materials are needed.
Implements behavior management system and individual behavior plans as designed by the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) and Treatment Team.
Maintains documentation regarding students as required: incident reports, behavior plans and behavior data.
Transports students to activities in the community as directed.
Assists students with personal care and personal hygiene as needed, including providing assistance with feeding, toileting, washing, and diapering. May feed students via feeding tube.
Uses approved behavior management techniques to work with students in crisis.
High School degree required
BS/BA degree in education or a related field preferred.
Experience working with relevant population.
Experience with Windows, Outlook, and MS Word preferred.
Experience with proprietary software preferred.
Valid VA driver’s license with excellent driving record.
St. Joseph’s Villa - 18 months ago