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Behavioral Therapist I

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The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), LLC, is among the world’s largest and most
experienced organizations effectively treating individuals with autism and related disorders. With US and
international reach, CARD touches the lives of thousands of people affected by autism and their families.
Through a network of trained therapists, supervisors, and researchers, we develop and implement quality,
comprehensive, and personalized treatment programs that produce measurable results for every patient.
CARD was founded in 1990 by renowned psychologist and autism researcher, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh. Dr.
Granpeesheh designed a unique treatment curriculum using the principles and procedures of applied
behavior analysis (ABA) and built a global organization of dedicated and highly trained staff. Currently,
CARD has over 80 centers across the U.S. and affiliate sites across the globe.


 Represent CARD policy enthusiastically
 Represent CARD professionally and ethically to internal and external stakeholders
 Provide top-quality one on one therapy in home, school and clinic settings under the direction of the
CARD supervisor
 Set and meet performance goals for case quality and administrative duties
 Successfully complete introductory and on-going trainings
 Report to clinical supervisor on client progress and demonstrate lessons within team meetings or
overlap sessions
 Recommended participation in regular staff meetings as well as client meetings
 Maintain HIPAA compliance at all times, across all settings
 Minimize cancellations
 Maintain minimum billable requirements
 Must be able to work with children who are seated on the floor, in small chairs, or other home,
school and clinic environments
 Frequently moves throughout the therapeutic setting to gather materials, anticipate and respond to
the movement of a patient, and/or provide instruction in settings such as a school, playground, clinic
or community location
 Constantly positions self to anticipate and respond to the movements and behaviors of assigned
patients. This may include and is not limited to bending to assist a child, kneeling / crouching to
teach a play skill, hurrying to block an open doorway, or reaching to prevent a patient from entering
a traffic congested street
 Must be able to utilize continuous visual tracking order to monitor the movement of patients as well
as the items and circumstances in the surrounding environment
 Occasionally moves to evade aggressive behaviors and / or physically response block attempts to
aggress towards others. Responding to behaviors may occasionally require baring the weight of a
patient who is leaning, pushing, etc.
 Frequently teaches patients to use vocal speech. Must be able to articulate sounds, model speaking
clearly, as well as listen and shape vocal communication from patients
 Occasionally uses modeling to teach motor skills such as climbing, jumping, clapping, skipping, etc.
 Must work in both indoor and outdoor settings as they relate to the patient’s natural environment,
which may include being outdoors in a variety of weather changes (i.e. community skills, recess in a
school setting, etc.)
 May be required to lift up to 30 lbs. while assisting patients


 Experience/interest in working with children
 Must be 18 years of age
 High School Diploma required
 Availability to work a minimum of 10 - 15 hours per week
 Must have ability to provide own transportation with proof of auto insurance
 Proficiency with Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
 Must complete criminal background check prior to internship
 Must provide proof of negative tuberculosis test prior to internship

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