- Provide a direct implementation of behavior-analytic services to children with autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental differences.
- Implement positive behavior implementations as developed and analyzed with the BCBA.
- Implement strategies with children including antecedent and consequence (reinforcement) strategies, based on developed treatment plans and strategies with their BCBA.
- Work in the home, community, clinic or other designated settings with children and their families providing direct behavior-analytic care as determined in the child’s assessment and treatment plan.
- Identify the essential components of a written behavior reduction plan and describe common functions of behavior.
- Fulfill all documentation requirements including the use of data collection of strategies and goals and the completion of session notes during the session.
- Assist with individualized assessment procedures through preference assessments and data collection.
- Work with families and supervisors to establish an environment supportive of treatment and education across all settings of care.
- Assist with the training of stakeholders (e.g., family, caregivers, other professionals) as discussed and monitored with the supervisor.
- Follow the Cortica crisis and emergency procedures, including de-escalation strategies, first aid strategies, and mandated reporting.
- Participate in any meetings with clients, as requested by the direct supervisor.
- Meet with the supervisor through face to face supervision and group meetings and respond appropriately to feedback and performance accordingly.
- Collaborate and coordinate with all service providers and professionals associated with the case and keep them apprised of the client’s progress and any concerning issues that may arise.
- Maintain the client file in accordance with insurance company guidelines, assuring that all necessary paperwork is completed in a timely manner (i.e. treatment plan, progress notes, data sheets, monthly reports, discharge summary).
- Complete a weekly timesheet or input time in the case management system and turn in all clinical documents/contact logs to the supervisor at the end of the week.
- Follow all BACB, HIPAA, and Human Rights regulations regarding the confidentiality and ethical practice as it relates to clients of Cortica.
- Must have experience working with children and/or children diagnosed with Autism.
- Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field preferred.
- 2 years’ experience in ABA preferred.
- Must have a valid California driver's license and reliable transportation.
- Must be available to work days, late afternoons, and evenings.
- Weekend availability strongly preferred.
- The ability to play with children of a variety of ages and be both engaging and fun.
- The ability to “think on your feet” and be flexible.
- The ability to have compassion and patience to support children who may be engaging in challenging behaviors.
Cortica is an equal opportunity employer. Cortica celebrates diversity and fosters an inclusive environment, seeking ideas and opinions from everyone on the team. We safeguard equal rights and respect for all individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran status or other applicable, legally protected characteristics. All Cortica employment decisions including but not limited to hiring are made based on an individual’s qualifications and ability to successfully execute the job responsibilities.
Cortica is a leading provider of advanced neurological therapies for children with autism and other developmental differences. We offer in-home, in-clinic, and telehealth services that empower families to achieve long-lasting, transformative results.