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Estimated Pay $24 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Baxter, Minnesota

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Job Description

Why Autism Matters?

Autism Matters provides a multi-disciplinary, team-oriented environment. At Autism Matters we are dedicated to personal and professional growth for both our employees and the clients we serve. We are consistently expanding our services, and actively strive to remain on the cutting edge of best practices. Our values include; supporting both our employees and the families we serve, approaching each situation with empathy and understanding, and providing client focused services, meeting the highest level of ethical and integrity based standards.

We are a small company which provides us with the ability to support every team member at an unprecedented level. Our managerial team is accessible to staff at every level within our company and is understanding of the specific challenges of every position within the company. Autism Matters is owned by Health Dimensions Rehabilitation, Inc (HDR).

HDR is employee oriented and considers all employees to be our partners. HDR employees collectively own 100% of the company through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). This allows all eligible employees to directly share in the growth and financial success of the company. We believe that HDR should reward all of its employees with more than just the normal pay and benefit set. We believe at HDR that all of the employees who make the company successful should have a direct share in the company’s future success. Join our Team today!

Provider Qualifications

Applicants must meet MN-DHS requirements for a qualified provider. In order to qualify, individuals must have a minimum of one of the levels:

Level 1:

  • Currently enrolled in a graduate program in one of the mental health professional disciplines or have a masters degree in a mental health field
  • Have 2,000 hours of clinical experience and/or training

Level 2: (must meet one of the bullet points)

  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in behavioral or child development science or a related field AND have 1,000 hours of clinical experience, OR completed approved graduate coursework, OR be a BCaBA or RBT.
  • Currently enrolled in a bachelors degree program in one of the behavioral or child development sciences or related fields and will receive 1,000 hours of supervision
  • have 4,000 hours of supervised clinical experience

Level 3: have a high school diploma or GED or have one year experience as a primary care assistance worker, health worker, waiver service provider or special education assistant

Job Responsibilities

The role of a Behavior Therapist at Autism Matters is to provide direct, behavior therapy to a caseload of children. Behavior therapy sessions include utilizing ABA teaching procedures across intensive teaching and natural teaching environments.

  • Provides active treatment and training to clients in the areas of self-help, language development, control of challenging behaviors, community living, safety, social skills, and gross and fine motor development
  • Implements client Individual Treatment Plan as directed and completes required documentation in a timely and professional manner
  • Collects and records data accurately on each treatment objective
  • Ensures that client routine daily tasks (e.g. toileting, grooming, etc.) are completed as necessary
  • Spends the maximum amount of time possible involved in direct contact with clients
  • Is punctual for all scheduled shifts, completes all scheduled shifts, and effectively manages time
  • Demonstrates willingness to meet the scheduling needs of Autism Matters and the client when appropriate and when in a client’s best interest
  • Communicates effectively with clients and parents by active listening and appropriately responding and following up on their concerns
  • Demonstrates and models the consistent use of positive and proactive behavior management techniques
  • Supervises and takes action to promote client health, safety and welfare
  • Ensures that the physical environment of the therapy rooms meet client needs
  • Provides leadership necessary to promote positive and professional relationships between staff, families, clients and other service providers
  • Effectively communicates on a regular basis with supervisors and staff
  • Regularly attends and participates in scheduled staff meetings and trainings
  • Completes all other duties as assigned

Applicants must be able to do the following:

  • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Complete and pass with 80% accuracy the five basic competencies within the 90 day probationary period (intensive training will be provided)
  • Be able to work between the hours of 8:00a-5:00p Monday through Friday
  • Be able to sit, stand, and kneel throughout the day

Benefits Offered (depending on employee status):

  • Partnered with FIT for BCBA supervision/program
  • Insurance: medical with vision and dental, personal policies optional
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • 401K retirement plan
  • Employee referral program
  • Travel benefits between sites
  • Incentive programs
  • Paid supervision (depending upon field)
  • Continuing education
  • Post-certification bonus (depending on field)
  • Performance bonuses
  • On-going training and mentorship
  • Employee Discount Marketplace
  • ACE Provider: for internal CEUs for BCBA certification