EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST (CORNERSTONE SUPPORT SERVICE THERAPIST)
As a member of the Cornerstone Team, the Support Service Therapist will work in partnership with the therapeutic consultant and other team members to address the social/emotional, developmental and cognitive needs of children identified from early education programs with histories of special needs diagnosis, childhood trauma and adverse childhood experiences.
- Master’s Degree in Psychology, Education, or related field of study with three (3) years of experience.
- Training and coursework related to positive behavioral supports, learning and behavioral therapy, child development, and a range of comprehensive interventions for children with autism.
- Experience working with children 2-5 years of age.
- Experience in designing and implementing behaviorally based therapies for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
- Experience using data-based decision-making including data collection, evaluation, and analysis.
- Ability to multi-task, strong attention to detail and organization, with the ability to prioritize and complete tasks prior to deadlines.
- Ability to work cooperatively and as a member of a team with parents, staff, and the community at large.
- Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite including Excel, Access, Word, and Outlook for e-mail.
- Flexible hours are necessary.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- Work in collaboration with Cornerstone Team to deliver tailored program sessions for individual and/or small groups of children.
- Support families in delivery of services, implementation and understanding of IEP’s.
- Develop and implement individualized services plans.
- Collection, recording and analysis of data.
- Provide necessary training, to Square One staff, to support children in the classroom.
- Coordinate services with outside therapists.
- Monitor individual child progress and collaborate with outside therapists and Square One Staff.
- Communicate verbally and in written form with Square One staff and family members to ensure coordinated and consistent service delivery.
- Support integration of individuals in classroom settings as well as program and family activities.
- Attend and participate in team meetings, IEP meetings, family meetings and professional development opportunities.
Needs to perform essential duties. Must have sufficient mobility to meet the needs of children.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must complete a BRC of the EEC check.
Normal Work Week: 20 Hours
Pay: $30.00 per hour
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Springfield, MA 01118: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
LOCATION: 255 King Street, Springfield, MA – (In person)