Employment

The Autism Center of North Mississippi’s mission is to provide HOPE, SUPPORT, and EMPOWERMENT to individuals on all levels of the Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families through the science of Applied Behavior Analysis. The Autism Center is a non-profit organization, located at 146 South Thomas Street Suite C, Tupelo, MS.

 

Employment Opportunities

 

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

We are looking to hire a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with a passion to help us offer more HOPE to a greater number of families from the hundreds on our waiting list. The Autism Center currently focuses on offering ABA services to individuals 12 months – 21 years old; however, we do have a handful of clients beyond the age of 21 years old.

In December 2018, we hired Dr. Sheila Williamson, a clinical psychologist and BCBA-D as Clinical Director.  Her goal is to utilize her 30 plus years of experience to provide services at the highest standard of care to grow each individual served to reach his/her highest potential and to be able to be engaged in meaningful life activities and relationships.

Under her guidance, the Autism Center of North Mississippi has expanded the array of services and number of children served, and we are just getting started!   In the last year, the Autism Center has developed the following specialized treatment teams:

  • BABY (Behavior Analysis Beginning Young)– This program targets children 12 months to 5 years of age with intensive verbal behavior and social skills interventions in a naturalistic-type setting.
  • Applied Behavior Analysis Elementary School Aged- This program targets 5 to 10 year olds with applied behavior analysis methodologies with transition tolerance, social skills, and naturalistic opportunities (e.g., school-type activities such as Art, Physical Education, Library, Music) integrated into each child’s programming.
  • BLAST (Building Life and Social Skills Training)– This programs targets 10-21 year olds with life activities (e.g., work tolerance, exercise, leisure time, social engagement, home responsibilities, safety awareness, internet safety) integrated into programming to focus on the concept of teaching how to have life with well-balance opportunities.
  • Intensive Behavior Team- This program focuses on the needs of children with severe behavioral difficulties that are impacting them negatively across settings.

All programs have a strong parent training component and the Autism Center offers monthly Parent Support and Parent Education groups open to all on the waiting list and community.  All this to say, this opportunity at the Autism Center will allow a BCBA to develop skills in a wide variety of areas and to specialize in one area of their choice.

In this position, the BCBA will be responsible for:

  • Supervise ABA instruction for clients and monitor progress and development toward retention and mastery of individualized goals, as well as behavior extension, and appropriate socialization
  • Analyze statistical data and maintain documentation outlining individual developmental progress aligned with protocols developed specifically to meet the individual needs of clients
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with staff, administrators, board members, and prospective clients
  • Develop protocols with caregivers to coordinate implementation for effective intervention strategies
  • Conduct instructional training courses for caregivers to promote effective protocol implementation
  • Development of Individualized Treatment Plans with appropriately aligned goals and objectives
  • Maintain professional relationships with clients and caregivers according to ethical principles
  • Responsibility for representing the program in a business-like and professional manner
  • Protocol development may require bending, reaching, and lifting up to 40 lbs.
  • Driving requirements in excess of 50 miles in various demographic areas

Education and Qualifications

  • Minimum Master’s degree in psychology or related field
  • Board certification and state licensure highly preferred
  • Must pass background check requirements and submit to random drug screening
  • CPR/First Aid certified

This is a full-time position with great benefits! The Autism Center of North MS covers 50% of the cost of health insurance for full-time employees, 401k contributions, 15 paid holidays, and generous paid-time-off. The Autism Center also provides a stipend for CEUs and license renewal fees. Please email resumes to brittany@autismcenternms.com and drsmw@autismcenternms.com. You are welcome to email and/or call us with questions at     662-840-0974.

 

Registered Behavior Technicians

We are seeking out Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) who work directly one-on-one with the client providing ABA therapy. RBTs work closely with BCBA as they adhering to each client’s intensive treatment plan within the clinical setting. RBT help monitor progress and development toward retention and mastery of individualized goals, as well as behavior extension and appropriate socialization under the supervision of the BCBA.

Responsibilities for RBT include but not limited to:

  • Records statistical data and maintains contemporaneous documentation outlining individual developmental progress aligned with protocols developed specifically to meet the individual needs of clients
  • Actively participates in fundraising, planning and implementation by committing time, energy, and enthusiasm to ensure the continued success of the program
  • Participates in weekly staff meeting and ongoing staff development
  • Maintains professional relationships with clients and caregivers according to ethical principles
  • Represents the program in a business-like and professional manner
  • Assures the organization and its mission, programs, products, and services are consistently presented in a positive and effective way within the school district markets and the community
  • Protocol implementation may require bending, reaching, and lifting up to 40 lbs.
  • Driving requirements may exist in various demographic areas
  • Perform other duties as assigned by a supervisor

Requirements:

  • Must be able to adapt to a fast-paced environment
  • Must work well with others, especially children
  • Must be able to learn new skills in a timely manner
  • Must be able to accept constructive criticism and feedback in a positive manner
  • Must be self-motivated and detail-oriented
  • Must have strong organizational skills
  • Must have excellent communication skills to interact with staff, administrators, clients, and caregivers

Education and Qualifications

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field
  • Must pass background check requirements and submit to random drug screening

Please email resumes to brittany@autismcenternms.com and drsmw@autismcenternms.com. You are welcome to email and/or call us with questions at     662-840-0974.

 

Receptionists

ACNM is also searching for a Receptionist.  The receptionist will be responsible for answering telephones, scheduling, checking in clients, cleaning and various clerical duties such as website updates and social media posting.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to adapt to a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to learn new skills in a timely manner
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Must have strong organizational skills
  • Must have excellent communication skills to interact with staff, administrators, clients, and caregivers
  • Must have experience with Excel,  Social Media, and computer skills

Educations and Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of one year of medical office experience.

Please email resumes to mona@autismcenternms.com and receptionist@autismcenternms.com. You are welcome to email and/or call us with questions at 662-840-0974.