Autism Specialist - Pingree Job at Valley Behavioral Health, Salt Lake City, UT

  • Valley Behavioral Health
  • Salt Lake City, UT

Job Description

Job Type



Job Summary & Deliverables

The Autism Specialist provides developmental and educational services to children and adolescents with autism in a clinical setting or the home environment.

Job Highlights
  • Shift: Various day shifts available, no weekends!
  • Unit: Pingree
  • Pay: Starting at $20/hour
  • Rate increases based upon years of experience
Essential Functions
  • Designs individualized programs for children and adolescents with autism to increase and develop social, communication, and behavioral skills
  • Provides services within the assigned treatment setting - clinical setting or the client's home. Homebased treatment assignments require access to reliable transportation.
  • Designs specialized programs and teaching procedures for individual or small groups of clients to develop academic knowledge and ability through the application of behavioral techniques and procedures
  • Charts the progress of assigned clients through weekly progress notes to ensure the ongoing evaluation of each client's strengths and opportunities
  • Monitors progress notes and related data to ensure the proper implementation of individualized behavior change programs
  • Reviews current research on autism, understands behavioral modification theories and applies appropriate techniques
  • Completes various administrative tasks and meets deadlines for submission to ensure timely and accurate data collection for electronic health record systems
  • Medical, dental (including orthodontics), and vision insurance
  • Health Savings Account with a company match
  • Family Building benefits
  • 401(k) with a 5% company match
  • Insurance plans including life insurance, short and long-term disability, accident, critical illness, auto and home, and pet insurance
  • Time off including 15 days of accrued PTO (accrual increases by one day for each year of service), 10 paid holidays, and 2 wellness days
  • 10 days of Paid Parental Leave for all new parents for birth or adoption
  • Volunteer paid time
  • Employee Assistance Program and discounted mental health therapy
  • Education Assistance including tuition, new license, specialized training, and conference reimbursement, student loan assistance, continuing education reimbursement, and paid training time.
  • Ongoing in-house clinical training with Valley Academy
  • Scheduling flexibility and benefits coverage for part-time, 30-hour/week status
  • Career growth opportunities within Valley's diverse clinical programs, or with our operations or administrative teams

Autism Specialists are the front-line caregivers who help clients struggling with behavior problems put their treatment plans into practice. Job responsibilities include designing individualized programs for children with autism to increase social, communication, and behavioral skills, and charting the progress.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Two years of experience working with children/adults within the IDD community
Salary Description


Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Temporary work, Part time, Shift work, Day shift,

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