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Lead AST Provider - Adaptive Skills, Behavioral, Developmental Therapist

Company: California Spectrum Care
Location: Santa Clarita
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

California Spectrum Care (CSC), a newly established non-profit organization located in the Santa Clarita Valley, is seeking out driven, talented, and experienced employees searching for a great opportunity to work with developmentally disabled clientele (ages 5-65) on much needed adaptive skills training, which includes but is not limited to independent living skills (personal hygiene goals, laundry/cooking skills, etc.), social skills (navigating and communicating in ones own environment or in the community, back and forth conversation, social pragmatics, etc.), safety skills (community safety, internet safety, creation of appropriate emergency practices, etc.), financial management (paying bills, creating budgets, etc.), etc.

As an employee in CSCs adaptive skills program, your duties will be to teach adaptive skills to children or adults between the ages of 5 and 65. You will be assigned a workload that may consist of 1-4 clients each requiring various hours of servicing per month (10-30+ hours). Employees will be required to set daily/weekly meeting times with the family and ensure adaptive skills training be delivered based on program goals and objectives. You are required to fill out daily activity logs, data sheets, sign in sheets, and compile monthly goal percentages to establish program effectiveness. In addition, this job will require you to travel to a clients home, work on independent or family goals, and assist with socialization skills, self-care, daily living skills, financial independence, vocational exploration, and social/leisure activities. Work hours are flexible as times will be established with each family or client independently, which allows for individuals working for an advanced degree in psychology or related fields. Current positions allow for part-time or full-time work loads as cases become available.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide direct session
  • Provide feedback to parents
  • Collaborate with team members, parents, and AST providers
  • Write notes and reports
  • Review notes and reports
  • Attend staff meetings, clinical meetings and mentor meetings
  • Record data
  • Ensure the proper taking of data and notes
  • Comply with HIPAA laws and regulations
  • Qualifications and Skills 


  • Masters Degree (in Psychology, Education, Social Work, Counseling, Nursing, Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavioral Medicine, Speech and language, Rehabilitation, or a related field)
  • Must have valid drivers license, car insurance, and a clean record with no felonies, no misdemeanors or consistent traffic violations.
  • Must have TB test, criminal background clearance.
  • Have at least 1 year of experience in the design and implementation of adaptive skills training plans
  • Have at least 1 year of working experience with developmentally disabled individuals


  • Capable of lifting 50+ pounds
  • CPR and HIPPA Training, Safety First Training, and Mandated Reporting (procedures, laws, regulations) Training.
  • Clean driving record for 2 years
  • Familiarity with HIPPA
  • Must be able to be hired on with the agency and not contracted (no direct care providers will be contracted)
  • 3-4 years of experience in a supervisory position
  • Licensed, Registered or Certified in one of the following fields and 5 years of experience in human services field, occupational therapy, special education, psychology, nursing, creative arts therapy, speech and language therapy, BCBA certified, DIR certified.
  • Previous experience working with developmental disabilities such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Aspergers Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD.
  • Previous experience with the following: ABA, BCBA, Adaptive skills, Adaptive skills trainer Aide, Supported living, Supportive employment, Clinical Supervisor, Behavior Technician, Behavioral therapist, ABA, Caregiver, Special education, Spec Ed


Full Time Employees are eligible for Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance.



This job will provide you with a highly customizable schedule that will allow you to plan work around your personal life. You work consists of the direct care and supplemental work such as lesson planning/ data collecting/ report writing/ and etc. Direct care will be collaborated between you and the family, while the supplemental work can be performed whenever and wherever you would like. You will have direct control over your own case and will function independently to achieve your own goals.

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