Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Training Coordinator for The Douglass Outreach Program. The Douglass Outreach Program is a division of the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center and exists to provide behavioral consultation to the autism community. This position assists Douglass Outreach in accomplishing three primary goals: 1) Improving the expertise of educational staff in the community in the provision of applied behavior analytic services, 2) Maintaining current standards regarding recent advances in the field of autism and 3) Heightening the quality of services provided to students with autism who receive services from Douglass Outreach. This staff member reports to the Outreach Behavior Analyst and helps educational staff in the community to incorporate the concepts and methodology of Applied Behavior Analysis as presented by the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center.
Among the key duties of the position are the following:
Consults, teaches and models Applied Behavior Analysis Methodology for educational staff in the community (e.g., public schools, home-based programs, private agencies and other programs) who instruct learners with autism.
Observes and provides constructive feedback with both verbal and written consultation notes to staff providing services to learners with autism.
Assess training needs and priorities for educational staff in above community settings.
Consults and leads teams of educators responsible for home-based programs for students with autism.
Creates and monitors curriculum, Behavior Intervention Plans and materials for home-based programs.
Leads clinics (team meetings) for all team members and instructs parents in Behavioral Parent Training.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires minimum Bachelor's Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, Education, Special Education, Psychology or a related field from an approved university/college; or an equivalent combination of education and or experience.
Minimum 2 years' experience working with individuals with autism, using applied behavior analytic techniques , behavioral technology, data management, goal assessment and planning, supervision of others and consultation.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Eligible for certification in Applied Behavior Analysis.
High level of competence within a variety of areas of Applied Behavior Analysis to include: basic principles, data collection and analysis, ethical considerations, reinforcement, discrete trial instruction, verbal behavior and fluency based instruction.
Must demonstrate a high degree of social skills and competence regarding consultation skills and must have strong written and oral communication skills.
Must be willing to do daily travel to/from community-based sites.
Must be comfortable with consulting to many different kinds of community based programs (i.e., urban, public, private).
Computers: word processing, spread sheets, graphing software, power point.
Knowledge of commercially made educational materials (i.e., Reading, Mastery, Edmark, PECS, etc.)
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Employee must be physically active and be on feet most of the day. Duties may involve running and playing active games with individuals with autism (ages 3 1/2 – 21 years or adults), driving vans or other vehicles.
Following training must be physically capable of safely providing crisis management techniques including restraining, lifting, blocking individuals with challenging behavior.
Moderately noisy conditions with children, adolescents, and adults.
In accordance with state mandated requirements, a Mantoux test will be administered to the successful applicant to verify the absence of tuberculosis.
In addition, the successful applicant, at the cost of the University, will be required to be inoculated against Hepatitis B unless the successful applicant waives in writing.
Posting Number: 18ST2125
Location: Cook (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 69631
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.