The Program Associate has primary responsibility for providing services that support the needs of individuals with ASD and their families and/or caregivers. These services will include, but are not limited to: (1) recreational programming structured to provide respite for families and caregivers; (2) autism awareness education, coping skills training and/or behavioral modification training for parents and siblings; (3) navigational components to help individuals and families access services in the community, and access eligibility for services under the auspices of OPWDD and other public agencies; and (4) other service components that support the needs of individuals and families or others involved in an individual's care and services. Practices and promotes MonteExcellence Standards (R-E-S-P-E-C-T). Incumbent will perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Requirements:
PhD required. Three years experience required. Experience providing clinical services to children with ASDs and their families. Degree in a Clinical Field which may include Special Education, Psychology, School/Public Administration, Social Work, Medicine, Nursing, Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Speech and Hearing, or other field related to the duties and responsibilities of the position.
Demonstrated effectiveness in clinical service provision in a multi-purpose center for persons with disabilities which includes clinical services and activities
Demonstrated leadership in developmental disabilities, consumer/family empowerment, and community building that supports full inclusion of individuals with disabilities
Demonstrated knowledge of best practices related to disability issues for all age groups, state service delivery systems for individuals with disabilities, and familiarity with the UCEDD network's function and mission
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to operate independently in the field using telecommunications and computer access to a database.
Effectively manages own time and resources.
Ability to work collaboratively with children, adolescents and their families to maximize self-determination.
Ability to engage and work collaboratively with medical, behavioral health, specialty, educational and social service providers to support consumer's functioning.
Working knowledge of children's system of care, community based resources and public benefits.
Ability to provide and experience providing culturally sensitive community based services to children, adolescents and families.
Fluency in Spanish preferred.
Clinical experience working with patients with autism.
Department: Pediatrics Bargaining Unit: Non Union Campus: MOSES Employment Status: Regular Full-Time Address: 1225 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx
Shift: Day Scheduled Hours: 9 AM-5:30 PM Req ID: 91095
Montefiore is an equal employment opportunity employer. Montefiore will recruit, hire, train, transfer, promote, layoff and discharge associates in all job classifications without regard to their race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, gender, actual or presumed disability, history of disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, pregnancy, military status, marital status, or partnership status, or any other characteristic protected by law.