Advance Kids, Inc.

 Advance Kids provides one-to-one programs including educational, behavioral, and functional adaptive living skills for individuals with Autism in the Home, Center, School, and Preschool environments.

Jan 11, 2019
Are you looking for a career opportunity that... Allows you to be home with your children when they're not in school? Allows you some time off during the summer and all major holidays? Allows you to have a professional career with ongoing training? Allows you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children diagnosed with developmental disabilities? If you answered yes to these questions, we have the perfect opportunity for you! Opportunity Acres is looking for hardworking, honest, enthusiastic, reliable, energetic, and responsible individuals to work, recreate, and go on community outings with students diagnosed with developmental disabilities in a private school environment. Our small, non public school is located on a 56 working horse ranch that provides many fun and educational opportunities. We want to invest in quality people to join our team! We provide specialized training so you can make this a career that has opportunity for future advancement. Paraprofessional positions are available during the typical school day Monday through Friday. 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Locations: Single Springs Status: PT (FT if participate in transportation routes) Benefit Options: Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Sick Leave (PSL), Paid Holidays, Training, Mentoring, 401k Retirement, and Health Benefits after 6 months if hours average 30+ hours per week. Education and/or Experience: Education equivalent to a High School Diploma and a minimum of one year experience working with special needs population preferred. Physical Demands: Ability to run, stand, sit stoop, crawl, kneel, reach, push, and lift up to 50 pounds; normal visual, vocal & hearing acuity; use of a computer; ability to travel via automobile. Background Checks and/or Licensing: Must be at least 18 years old; criminal background check; reference checks; provide immunization records including a negative TB test; education verification; valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. Other Requirements: Must have reliable means of transportation and willingness to travel via personal automobile; availability to work a minimum of 30-40 hours per week; and have access to a computer with knowledge of internet, e-mail and Microsoft Office applications. Full description can be found on our website- https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=7402&clientkey=507C86AAA5ACC5F981F42C9DA511D4F9
Advance Kids, Inc. Shingle Springs, CA, USA Part time
Jan 03, 2019
The BCBA utilizes discretion and independent judgment in carrying out job duties and goals of the organization. The  BCBA  develops, delivers, and monitors individualized applied behavior analytic programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. The goal of our program is to improve the quality of life for each individual and their family members. Behavior Consultants are responsible for the performance of registered behavior technicians (RBTs) and the facilitation of skill generalization by training parents and other caretakers. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Supervises RBTs by carrying out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include assessing the needs of RBTs; providing ongoing feedback; providing necessary support required in order to provide quality individualized behavior programs; troubleshoots weaknesses and provides one on one teaching to increase their knowledge and abilities; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Oversees client hours provided and achieves required client hours. Provides clients with on-site supervision. Assesses the needs of clients and develops individualized behavior programs accordingly. Oversee therapy teams to ensure client success, reviews data, provides recommendations and monitors progress. Develops, implements and monitors behavior intervention plans and provides ongoing behavior consultation to address behavior excesses and promotes independence. Provides effective communication and collaboration with parents and staff members which are critical components of the position to ensure consistent and effective implementation of behavior services. Serve as member of the IEP’s and PTM’s to provide objectives, behavior intervention plans, and recommendations for comprehensive goals for their clients to be implemented in the home. Continuously oversees the child’s progress and troubleshoot to create the most effective treatment plan for the team. Monitors and modifies treatment plans. Conduct workshops for families, schools, parents and teachers in ABA. Interfaces with adjunct service providers and interfaces with representatives from schools, insurance companies, and other agencies. Writes and approves reports including: assessment, update, exit and termination reports according to timelines and formats provided. Attends and observes client’s in-home program. The behavior consultant will monitor curriculum, review the learning tree, monitor data collection, and observe program implementation. Conducts competencies, evaluations, and level reviews as need for all subordinates. Discuss concerns and observations of care providers (i.e., parents). Attends and participates in conferences and meetings. Attends monthly consult meetings with supervisors to review caseload, duties and needs. Conducts monthly behavior consultant meetings. Conducts monthly consultant/lead paraprofessional meetings. Maintains central reach calendar. Maintains accurate billing records. Updates HR with valid personal records. Performs other duties as assigned. Center Based and Preschool – BCBA In addition to the duties listed above, the Center Based and Preschool BCBA also: Hold monthly parent meetings to target the generalization of the client’s skills and teaching techniques. Communicate with other consultants and supervisors when leaving the center. Serve as recess and lunch support. Open and/or close the center. Wear walkie-talkie at all times while at the center. Weekly consults in the preschool for all preschool clients. Qualifications Other Competencies or Skills: LEADERSHIP Integrity Ability to be honest and has internal guiding principles that are not compromised. Treats others with respect. Represents AK philosophy. Represents self and company in a professional manner. Understands, adheres to, and implements all company policies and procedures. Ability to attend and be punctual to meetings. Ability to maintain client, employee and company confidentiality. Communication Excellent communication skills including public speaking and writing skills and demonstrated ability to structure large amounts of information in a written document that is clear and easy to understand. Effective interpersonal communications with subordinates and peers. Ability to communicate information down to subordinates. Respond to emails and phone calls in a timely manner (within 48 hours when not on LOA or sooner if urgent). Direct all concerns/problems regarding staff to your supervisor. Communication that involves informing or seeking of approval should also be submitted to your supervisor. Relationships Ability to build positive business relationships with subordinates and peers through good interpersonal and group communication skills. Ability to build a strong team through the trust and respect of others. Maintain a positive attitude. Persuasion/Influence Ability to persuade or influence others to follow your lead. Adaptability Ability to be adaptable and flexible, embrace change and see it as an opportunity. Welcomes and applies feedback to improve performance. Accountability Every team member is 100% accountable to the team. Accept responsibility for your respective contributions to the failures and errors of the team. Refrain from assuming that he/she knows the intention of another member. Concentrate efforts on solutions and refrain from complaining, finger pointing, passing on of accountability. Ability to follow directions and to set and achieve goals. Applies feedback to improve performance. Notifies department director when there is a lack of progress or significant gains. Teamwork Ability to know how to build and nurture a team. Know when to be a leader and when to be a follower. Ability to handle team conflict. Ability to work collaboratively with others. Respect the opinions and positions of fellow team members. Allow others to speak freely and respectfully before commenting or responding. Coaching and Development Ability to encourage others to expand their capabilities and take on additional assignments. Ability to train others effectively. Volunteers readily, asks for help, and offers help when needed. Pursues own training and development opportunities. Decision-making Ability to wade through information, comprehend what’s relevant, make a well-considered decision, and take action based on that decision. Cognitive Attributes Intelligence, Basic Problem Solving Skills, Critical Thinking Skills, Creative Thinking Skills, Ability to Learn, Absorptive Capacity. Social Attributes Communication Skills, Social Awareness Skills, Social Judgment Skills, Persuasion and Negotiation Skills, Collaboration Skills, Team Building Skills, Relationship Building Skills,  Behavioral Complexity - T he ability to exhibit contrary or opposing behaviors (as appropriate or necessary) while still retaining some measure of integrity, credibility and direction.  Multicultural Awareness and Sensitivity. Supervision: Prior supervisory experience is not required, but preferred. Behavior Consultants are required to provide supervision and direction to two or more RBT’s. Education and/or Experience: BCBA Position: Currently holds BCBA. A minimum of two years experience in related field and case experience with children with ASD and other development disabilities. Physical Demands: Ability to run, stand, sit, stoop, crawl, kneel, reach, push, and lift a child weighing 50 pounds; n ormal visual, vocal & hearing acuity; u se of a computer; ability to travel  via automobile. Background Checks and/or Licensing: Must be at least 18 years old; criminal background check; reference checks; provide a negative TB test; provide immunization records; education verification; current drivers license and proof of valid auto insurance. Other Requirements: Must have reliable means of transportation; availability to work a minimum of 40 hours per week; and have access to a computer with knowledge of internet, e-mail and Microsoft Office applications.
Advance Kids, Inc. Sacramento, CA, USA Full time
Jan 03, 2019
The direct care staff members, “Partners”, provide direct instruction and support for teen and adult consumers diagnosed with autism and other disabilities. Partners participate in a comprehensive hiring process of interviews and mandatory educational, health, and security clearances. Once employed Partners are required to attend mandatory training and pass competency written and in-situ exams and evaluations within the first two weeks of date of hire before being assigned to a group of consumers. In the first year of employment, Partners are required to pass field competency tests every three months. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Provide supervision, instruction and guidance of consumers per directives provided by the Clinical Behavior Consultant. Support work tasks as designed. Ensure participation in work routines (e.g., breaks, meal breaks, leisure time, etc.) Ensure participation in leisure activities (e.g., reading, games, etc.) Provide support during adaptive skill routines (e.g., preparing a meal, hygiene, etc.) Record the performance of individual consumers. Implement behavior intervention plans and record all data relevant to such behavior excesses. Provide ongoing input, data, and communication with clinical behavior consultant on consumer progress, training needs, problems with consumer's progression, behavior excesses, etc. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications Other Competencies or Skills: Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Applied Behavior Analysis, command of terminology in order to effectively communicate with supervisors and administration, understanding and working knowledge of the basic behavioral principles, verbal behavior, and incidental training; knowledge of prompt hierarchy, ability to appropriately address behavior excesses (i.e., tantrum, aggression, etc.) Punctual to sessions and meetings, consistently at work and on time, presents self professionally, dresses appropriately; Works well independently and as a team player; maintains effective and proper working relationships among coworkers, clients, and supervisors; welcomes feedback, accepts responsibility for own actions, follows directions, follows proper chain of command; Ability to manage difficult or emotional client situations, keeps emotions under control, maintains client and company confidentiality; Effective oral and written communication, participates in meetings; Sets and achieves goals, adheres to a schedule, pursues training and development opportunities, attends ongoing mandated professional development, volunteers readily, asks for help and offers help when needed, applies feedback to improve performance, monitors own work to ensure quality and accuracy, meets productivity standards, ability to multi-task, organizes work, completes work in timely manner, checks and responds to email daily, completes billing on time and accurately; Displays original thinking and creativity, meets challenges with resourcefulness, works well with teens and adults, displays high energy level; Observes safety and security procedures, reports unsafe conditions, uses equipment and materials properly; Adheres to all company policies and procedures Education/Experience/Training: Education equivalent to High School Diploma. Minimum of six months experience working with individuals with special needs in a home, care setting, classroom, recreational program, therapeutic or tutorial setting, or ABA program. Partners receive formalized continuing education training throughout their employment, and are provided with continued hands on training and feedback on their performance on a daily basis. If a Partner exhibits deficits in any particular area of program implementation, re-training is provided within 30 days. Partners must receive 80% passing rate on all areas of the field competency and evaluation forms. Physical Demands: Ability to run, stand, sit, stoop, crawl, kneel, reach, push, and lift 75 pounds; normal visual, vocal & hearing acuity; use of a computer; ability to travel via automobile. Background Checks and/or Licensing: Must be at least 18 years old; criminal background check; reference checks; provide a negative TB test; education verification; current drivers license and proof of auto insurance. Other Requirements: Must have reliable means of transportation and willingness to travel via personal automobile; availability to work a minimum of 30 hours per week; and have access to a computer with knowledge of internet, e-mail and Microsoft Office applications.
Advance Kids, Inc. Shingle Springs, CA, USA Part time