ANDRUS nurtures social and emotional well-being in children, their families and the community by delivering a broad range of vital services and by providing research, training and innovative program models that promote standards of excellence for professional performance in and beyond our service community.
ANDRUS is looking for a Behavior Therapist for the campus program. This position is responsible for guiding and implementing behavioral interventions to youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other comorbid disorders within the residential setting. The Behavior Therapist, will work closely with the psychologist and with the respective cottage treatment team and the clinical team. The program has an integrated approach that includes applying Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) principles, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and focusing on trauma-informed care as well as sensory and body regulation. The behavior therapist will be responsible for making data-driven decisions on individual intervention strategies while utilizing evidence based treatments and creating feasible Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) for individuals needing increased support. The Behavior Therapist will also have a unique opportunity to work on carrying out Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) strategies in the residential cottage to further improve learning and decrease problem behavior. In addition, the Behavior Therapist will develop and strengthen their training/presentation expertise to support staff members, coach caregivers, and work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary treatment team including OT, PT, social work, psychiatry, nurses, and milieu treatment. Additional professional opportunities available to further advance experience, profession, and training.
The Schedule would be Monday through Friday, 11am to 7pm. This position may require some flexibility work on the weekends doing home visits if needed.
The qualified candidate will possess:
Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred)
Minimum of two year’s experience and working with individuals with Autism and comorbid diagnoses.
Knowledge and/or proven experience working with children who have high functioning autism as well as a range of comorbid psychiatric challenges, learning challenges, trauma histories, and sensory needs.
Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team in a high paced, demanding, creative, and collaborative environment.
Commitment and ability to practice the commitments of the Sanctuary Model.
Able and willing to receive constructive feedback and set and strive towards goals.
Excellent organizational and writing skills.
Charismatic or a good speaker and has the ability to teach or co-teach concepts and strategies.
Experience working in a Residential Setting
Must be able to work with other philosophies and approaches in a collaborative manner
Ability to adhere to our organization’s core values
Valid NYS Driver’s License in good standing.
Physical Requirements: Reach Walk Climb Stairs Bend
For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to HR-JP Department at 1156 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 914-965-3883. ANDRUS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.