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Temporary-The Direct Care SCHOLARS 2 is a paid opportunity at Saint Joseph’s University. Staff work 1-on-1 with individuals with Autism, a social-communication disorder which involves deficits in communication, appropriate social interaction, and regulating sensory input/restricted interests. In lieu of such deficits, individuals with autism often develop inappropriate behaviors to communicate or adapt to their environment. Behaviors that may be exhibited can range from hand-flapping, yelling, or crying to more intensive behaviors such as tantrumming, aggression, or self-injury. Applied Behavior Analysis is a scientific methodology utilized to address such behaviors, through in-depth and ongoing assessment, intervention, and data analysis. Under the supervision of Certified Behavior Analysts and working besides Kinney SCHOLARS, Direct Care Scholar 2 will work with an assigned client to achieve agreed upon goals.
? Commit to 20 hours a week of support. ? Attend all assigned program sessions. ? Maintain the confidentiality of the students involved in Kinney Center programs. ? Attend scheduled training’s and meetings with Kinney Center staff, graduate assistants, and other Direct Care Scholar. ? Serve as a trainer and/or supervisor for new SCHOLARS. ? Take the lead on clients with challenging behaviors ? Adhere to deadlines set by Kinney Center staff including the completion of progress reports, graphs, grids, etc. ? Implement and adhere to prescribed schedules, interventions and curriculum for each program, including individualized behavior plans and support plans (i.e. IFSP, IEP, ISP). ? Discuss any concerns or ideas regarding clients, the program, or issues affecting job performance with the Graduate Assistant or Program Director. ? Arrive on time for all program assignments, trainings, and meetings.
? Assist with logistics for all programs/event, specifically pertaining to setup and breakdown during the program. ? Act as a mentor and role model
?Enrolled in an undergraduate or higher level degree program currently or within the last year ?Child Abuse Clearances ?Fingerprints ?Criminal Background Check ?Tuberculosis Screening with negative results
Knowledge of autism spectrum disorder Prior Experience with ASD
Depending on assignment, evenings and/or Saturday mornings may be required. Be cleared through initial physical form upon hire, to be able to physically engage with active clients and lift up to 30 pounds
About Saint Joseph's University
For over 160 years, Saint Joseph’s University has been engaging men and women in a rigorous Jesuit education that empowers them to become leaders in their industries and communities. An expansive liberal arts curriculum that serves as a foundation for all students, combined with programs tailored to meet the needs of complex and evolving fields prepare students for all of their post-graduate pursuits. As a Jesuit institution, guided by a faith that promotes justice, Saint Joseph’s University educates for a higher purpose; service is central to the Jesuit identity, and students are expected to improve the common good by utilizing their skills and knowledge to promote tolerance, compassion and social justice.