Autism Benefit Aide (ABA)/Technician

This position is responsible for assisting staff and individuals in the SED (Serious Emotionally Disturbed)/ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Children’s division of Community Mental Health.

Sandusky, Mi

Sanilac County Community Mental Health

<p>Sanilac County Community Mental Health Authority (SCCMH) is a CARF accredited public provider of managed mental health and developmental disability services. With St Clair, Genesee and Lapeer counties, SCCMH is a member of Region 10, a 4 county public mental health alliance which provide mental health services to persons eligible for Medicaid benefits under a capitated funding agreement. Sanilac County CMH embraces an employment environment that promotes recovery and discovery, a person-centered approach to treatment/services, and cultural competence. An employee in this or any position is expected to support the employment environment. This includes having lived experience with behavioral health issues.</p>

keywords: intervention,training,support,performance,teamwork,assistance,compliance,training,performance,knowledge,education,planning,license,risk management,professional,autism certification



Overview: <p>Staff will work with the ASD/BCBA identified staff to implement treatment plan goals and assist with development of age-appropriate social behaviors. Services are provided in the families&rsquo; home or community setting. Other ASD service programs that staff will be expected to work with are ABA individual/family therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, case management, OT and PT services, and ASD psychological and behavioral assessments.</p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES</strong> include the following:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Assist ASD services professional staff with implementation of ABA treatment plan behavioral goals related to positive skill development and development of age-appropriate social behaviors.&nbsp;</li> <li>Provide services in ASD therapeutically-orientated activities and skills training programs.</li> <li>Oversee and conduct various activities such as didactic groups, life skills development and individual or team activities.</li> <li>Instruct and/or assist in self-care, grooming, personal hygiene, and other activities of daily living.</li> <li>Assist with training and education in age appropriate developmental milestones.</li> <li>Assist with development of age-appropriate independent living skills.</li> <li>Assist in implementing the IPOS (Individual Plan of Service) to increase the person&rsquo;s abilities in areas of academics, social interaction, gross and fine motor coordination.</li> <li>Responsible for documenting performance, behavior, and treatment progress.</li> <li>Use approved Continuum of Intervention techniques in a safe and appropriate manner as needed.</li> <li>Assist ASD staff with implementing consistent ABA intervention, behavioral interventions, and training on age appropriate developmental milestones.</li> <li>Work with ASD staff to develop and teach appropriate techniques as identified in the IPOS.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Consults with program supervisor, professional staff, peers and caregivers as needed to address problems or concerns specific to the individual they are working with<span style="text-decoration: line-through;">. </span></li> <li>Responsible for providing adequate assistance and supervision of program participants to assure their health and safety during program and community activities; including transportation to and from these services.</li> <li>Prepares the training environment and sets up schedules of activities in accordance with the ABA intervention plan.</li> <li>Completes data collection, monitoring reports, progress note summaries, assessment forms, incident reports, and other required documentation on the individual in accordance with agency policies and procedures.</li> <li>Is prepared to administer CPR, First Aid, and approved physical intervention techniques when needed.</li> <li>Transports individuals and materials as needed.</li> <li>Demonstrates understanding of and compliance with agency and program policies and procedures.</li> <li>Participates in committees and work teams as requested or assigned.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Attend trainings that will help enhance knowledge and skills in regards to working with children with ASD.</li> <li>Works as a technician in the CLS or Skill Building program as assigned/case load permits.</li> <li>Perform other duties as assigned.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS:</strong></p> <p>To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.</p> <ul> <li><strong>RESPECT FOR INDIVIDUALS;</strong>&nbsp;consistently treats all people with dignity and respect.</li> <li><strong>JOB ATTITUDE;</strong>&nbsp;amount of interest, enthusiasm, and positive intent shown on the job.</li> <li><strong>FOLLOWS POLICIIES;</strong>&nbsp;demonstrates understanding of an adherence to policies.</li> <li><strong>JUDGEMENT/DISCRETION;</strong>&nbsp;extent to which decision and actions are based on sound reasoning and weighing of possible outcomes.</li> <li><strong>PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION;</strong>&nbsp;plans and organizes work activities/uses time efficiently.</li> <li><strong>DEPENDABILITY;</strong>&nbsp;Follows Management&rsquo;s direction and commits to doing the best job possible.</li> <li><strong>SAFTEY AND SECURITY;</strong>&nbsp;Uses materials and equipment safely and observes safety procedures/ensures individuals are not at risk.</li> <li><strong>TEAMWORK;</strong>&nbsp;Demonstrates ability and willingness to work cooperatively and effectively as part of a team.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></li> </ul> <p><strong>EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:</strong></p> <ul> <li>High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required; one to three months related experience and/or training preferred.</li> <li>For anyone working with children, they must receive 24 hours of Children&rsquo;s training per calendar year.</li> <li>Aides serving Children on the Autism Benefit must receive autism training as required.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Upon hire staff will have 90 days to complete the ABA Registered Behavior Technician Training through Autism Solutions, unless other training can be documented to demonstrate education and knowledge of ABA practices.</li> <li>Upon hire staff will be trained in all ABA and IPOS treatment plans within 90 days.</li> </ul> <p><strong>LANGUAGE SKILLS</strong></p> <ul> <li>Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.&nbsp; Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.&nbsp; Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.</li> </ul> <p><strong>REASONING ABILITY:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.&nbsp; Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.</li> </ul> <p><strong>COMPUTER SKILLS&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Knowledge of Word Processing software.</li> </ul> <p><strong>CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Valid Michigan Chauffeurs' License, CPR, First Aid, and DCH Certification with in three months of hire. Serve Safe, Hi-Lo operation, and Quick Book training within three months of hire as per supervisory/ position duties.</li> </ul> <p><strong>OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Has a functional knowledge of effective behavioral treatmen<span style="text-decoration: line-through;">t&nbsp;</span>techniques and practical training strategies for the population being served.</li> <li>Has adequate awareness and ability to implement the concept and practical implications of person-centered planning.</li> <li>Relates effectively with supervisors, professional staff and peers, as well as families and school personnel.&nbsp;</li> <li>Demonstrates an attitude of responsibility, dependability, competence, and safety consciousness; and is able to model this to the individual served and others involved in the person&rsquo;s treatment.</li> <li>Has adequate knowledge, ability, and willingness to provide Person Centered mental health services and supports as described in the Department of Community Health Person-Centered Planning Guidelines.</li> <li>Has a working knowledge of common appliances, tools and community activities.</li> </ul> <p><strong>PHYSICAL DEMANDS</strong></p> <ul> <li>The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.</li> <li>While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.&nbsp; The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.&nbsp; The employee must be able to lift no less than 50 pounds as needed.&nbsp; Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.</li> </ul> <p><strong>WORK ENVIRONMENT:</strong></p> <ul> <li>While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near machinery or in vehicles, is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions.&nbsp; The employee frequently works in areas where universal precautions and confrontation avoidance techniques are required, and is occasionally exposed to risk from body fluids or client actions. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.</li> </ul> <p>The work environment will include the program site, agency activities and vehicles, and the community at large. Year round driving with or without consumers in the vehicle may be required.</p>