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Autism Home-Based Services Trainer

Arizona Autism United is a leading nonprofit service organization for children and families affected by autism in and around Maricopa County. We provide a wide range of supports and therapies and are currently expanding locations and programs across the Valley. We are growing and this is an exciting time to join the team, with many opportunities for future career growth!  

We are searching for a new Autism Home Based Services Trainer to support our in-home Habilitation and Respite Providers. This is a full-time (30-40 hours a week) position with a comprehensive benefit package. Part-time applicants will also be considered (with a limited benefit package). The starting pay range is $16.00-$20.00 per hour (depending on experience).

OVERVIEW: 

The Autism Home Based Services Trainer is a paraprofessional clinician that serves multiple functions associated with the delivery and coordination of high quality habilitation and respite services, and also involves direct services similar to the role of Habilitation & Respite Provider, both in the field (50%) and from our corporate office location (50%). This position does require being able to drive to locations across the Valley (mileage reimbursement is provided). 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Provide training and support for Habilitation & Respite Providers:

  • Conduct home visits to assist providers with hands-on training and guidance
  • Help providers understand how to implement goals, establish routines, work with families, complete reports, and conduct other activities to provide effective and compassionate services
  • Provide additional support via phone or email as needed
  • Deliver presentations for new employee orientation and related training classes
  • Assist providers with obtaining or creating any necessary teaching materials for habilitation goals

Provide support for families receiving habilitation or respite services:

  • Assist with writing appropriate functional outcomes/goals and teaching strategies
  • Help families prepare for ISP meetings with DDD, and attend if needed
  • Provide support via phone, email, or home visits to help families receive effective services
  • Provide temporary/emergency habilitation or respite services as assigned
  • Manage administrative tasks and systems to coordinate habilitation and respite services
  • Help manage databases and related systems for client goals, ISPs, reports, and related information
  • Conduct data entry efficiently to keep all records up to date and facilitate implementation of services

Work with supervisors and administrative staff to ensure authorizations, goals, and other elements necessary for service coordination are in place:

  • Communicate with DDD support coordinators as needed to facilitate services for families and providers
  • Assist with incident reporting and other related procedures
  • Submit written reports or related items documenting activities for home visits and communications

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 1 year of experience providing home-based habilitation for multiple children/youth with autism; experience with more than one family preferred. 
  • Proficient at listening to and interpreting needs of child & family
  • Ability to manage a flexible schedule and have full availability M-F between 2:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate proficiently in verbal and written English
  • Enthusiasm and positive attitude towards all people; solid team player open to new ideas
  • Ability to multi-task, independently plan and organize own activities
  • Ability to provide own transportation to client homes and other service locations throughout Maricopa County
  • Ability and skills to administer physical and verbal prompting techniques to increase child’s overall skills & abilities
  • Ability to respond positively and appropriately to child’s behaviors and verbalizations to improve behavior and maximize independent functioning, consistent with the personal values and direction expressed by the child’s family and/or AZA United supervisors

Benefits:

Join an organization with a great culture and supportive leadership that believes in work/life balance. AZA United is a 2021 Arizona Top Workplace winner because we provide a collaborative work environment focused on transparent communication, teamwork and professional growth! In addition you will receive the following benefits: 

  • A competitive salary with guaranteed pay increases every 6 months; 
  • An excellent comprehensive health benefits package that includes health, dental and vision, employer contributions to your health savings account, company paid Short-Term/Long-Term Disability, and employer-paid basic life insurance; 
  • A 401K plan with up to 4% match after one year of service
  • Generous paid sick time and PTO, and 12 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Potential for some remote work during the COVID Emergency period

Autism knows no race, religion, gender, or identity.  We need and value diversity and inclusion in our workforce in order to fully support our families.  AZA United welcomes applicants of any race, age, religion, gender, identity or any other aspect which makes you unique.

To learn more about AZA United, visit our website or check out our Glassdoor pagehttps://azaunited.org/jobs-careers/why-work-for-aza-united

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