Clinical Support Specialist

Florida Atlantic University - Jupiter, FL4.1

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Position Summary:
Florida Atlantic University is seeking a Clinical Support Specialist, Jupiter, FL.

The FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities or CARD, is one of seven autism support centers in Florida funded by the Florida Department of Education. The center provides supports to families, schools, and the community for the purpose of helping person with autism optimize their potential. With offices in Boca Raton, Jupiter and Port St Lucie, FAU CARD now serves over 5,000 families and persons with autism. We offer general as well as technical training on autism with special attention to the nature of the disability, and issues of safety, inclusion, preventing problem behaviors, and instruction. CARD services are provided at no charge.

The Clinical Specialist will fulfill three main job functions: 1) direct clinical assistance to parents, family members and individuals affected by autism and related disabilities, including intakes and follow-up visits 2) provide technical assistance and consultation to professionals (teachers, therapists, etc.) working with people with autism 3) provide trainings and workshops for parents and professionals. Screen young children for ASD and follow-up with appropriate agencies to ensure services provided, as needed. Spread public awareness about autism and related disabilities at community events, screenings, conferences, fundraisers and other duties as assigned. Other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in ESE, Applied Behavior Analysis, Psychology or closely related field and three years of experience in the field of autism required.

BCBA or BCBA eligible preferred.

Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Knowledge and professional experience in the field of disability and its impact on children and families preferred.

$40,250 - $52,500

College or Department:
Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)

John D. McArthur Campus - Jupiter

Work Days and Hours:
Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., weekends and evenings for special events and fundraisers.

Application Deadline:

Special Instructions to Applicant:
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

Final candidate will be required to have official, sealed transcripts and original NACES evaluation, if applicable, sent from their educational institution to Human Resources prior to the start of employment.

Successful completion of a background check, which may include a motor vehicle check, credit check, fingerprinting or additional screening, is required for the selected candidate prior to the start date.

A resume and a cover letter are required for this position. Make sure to attach these required documents in the Attachments section of the application. Any missing required documents may result in disqualification.

This position is funded with recurring grant funds with an expiration date on June 30, 2020. Renewal of funding is anticipated; however, not guaranteed.