Autism Inclusion Intern

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Description

The Community Coaching program, a program of Include Autism, is seeking an intern to assist in the support of our program participants in developing socially appropriate behaviors, peer interactions, communication strategies, social independence, friendship and citizenship skills, and community safety skills in multiple community environments using ABA strategies and techniques. This intern will gain valuable hands-on training and experience working with the full spectrum of school-aged children and young adults with an autism diagnosis. Work alongside Include Autism’s Directors with over 20 combined years of experience working with individuals diagnosed with autism as well as our Director of Behavioral services, who is a B.C.B.A. and clinical PhD.

Responsibilities

Duties: * Guide and Interact with the participants and demonstrate what it looks like to be a positive role model * Enhance the quality of services currently provided to our program participants by providing guided mentorship and friendship * Record and synthesize progress and behavioral data on a daily basis * Assist in educating and sharing with the general public information on autism in the community and how the community can be a part of CCP and Include Autism *Contribute ideas and input from the community – act as a sounding board to gauge community reaction to programs, projects, etc. *Attend monthly full-staff trainings and other workshops and training events as offered* Opportunity to learn about working with a nonprofit and assist with some development and outreach events.
The internship can be taken for college credit depending on the requirements of the participating college or university and their individual program requirements. 12-14 hours weekly and would like a minimum of three to six months commitment from applicants due to the nature of the program and the extensive amount of ongoing training and team building CCP provides. This is an unpaid internship. This is also a position that has potential room for growth after 90 day training period. TB test, fingerprint, and background check will be completed upon hire. To apply: Send a resume, cover letter and three professional references to JohnG@IncludeAutism.org.

For more information, please visit our site at www.IncludeAutism.org.

Requirements

Qualifications:
Preferred: Some familiarity or experience with developmental disabilities, particularly autism, is helpful. We will train the intern extensively, providing formal and hands-on, on the job training, ongoing monthly Team Trainings, quarterly Behavioral Trainings, etc.

Required: The intern must be able to successfully perform certain essential functions of this very physical job. Intern must commit to the agreed upon schedule with the understanding of CCP’s operational hours. Also, Must be able to: walk, bend, twist, pushing, pulling, reaching above, and below the shoulder, have the ability to lift and carry up to seventy five pounds and have high energy needed with the ability to balance multiple high-stress tasks in a noisy, stimulating environment. Working outdoors is also necessary as we are in the community on a daily basis. Schedule must accommodate program availability and needs. Generally, hours are 2:30- 5:30 on weekdays and 11:00- 4:30 on Saturdays.

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