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Clinical Career Opportunities with QSAC

Are you mission-driven, results-oriented, collaborative, and passionate? If so, we have a career opportunity for you.

Since 1978, QSAC has been offering programs and services of the highest quality for children and adults with autism throughout New York City and Long Island. We have an array of immediate openings for clinical roles within the organization. Below, you will find the titles for the roles we are currently recruiting for. Click on the position's title to learn more about the role's responsibilities and qualifications.

If you would like to apply for one of the opportunities listed below, please click here to email your resume to our Recruitment Department.

Assistant Director for Day Habilitation — Clinical

QSAC is looking for an Assistant Clinical Director for our Day Habilitation Programs in New York City and Long Island. This position requires a BCBA and is a great opportunity for a dedicated and energetic professional who is passionate about improving the lives of people of autism. The Assistant Clinical Director works collaboratively with the Clinical Director, on responsibilities including: planning, communications, research , and assisting in training clinical staff in QSAC’s Day Habilitation programs in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, and Long Island. These programs are run through OPWDD guidelines and funding and works in support of QSAC’s missions and goals in accordance with OPWDD guidelines. The Assistant Clinical Director sets priorities and timelines for projects and provides high-level analytical and writing skills to support the functions of the department as well as assisting in the design of intervention strategies for the individuals with autism that attend QSAC day programs.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the Clinical Director in the management of behavioral services across multiple QSAC Day Habilitation Programs.
  • Represent the Clinical Director as assigned.
  • Manage and supervise behavioral interventions as assigned by the Clinical Director.
  • Supervise a large clinical staff across multiple day habilitation programs.
  • Coordinate and oversee data collection and analysis.
  • Design, conduct and supervise behavioral interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Review FBA’s/ behavior support plans.
  • Develop and deliver oral presentations for both internal and external groups.
  • Attend workshops, seminars, committee meetings, regional and national conferences, and organizations.
  • Mentor/ supervise aspiring BCBAs
  • Meet with clinical staff regularly to discuss clinical concerns, programmatic changes, and skill development.
  • Participate in clinical Dept. development and special projects including staff training

Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Psychology or related field
  • Substantial experience supporting adolescents and/or adults with autism spectrum disorders
  • BCBA certification or BCBA eligible required

SEIT/SETSS Teachers

QSAC is hiring part-time special education teachers for our SEIT and SETTS programs! We offer flexible schedules with a minimum of two days per week (5 Hours). All programmatic instruction is implemented according to the principles and procedures of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Great rewarding part- time opportunities, apply today!


Minimum Qualifications:
  • New York State Permanent Certification in Special Education or Students with Disabilities (B-2, 1-6, 7-12) Initial or Professional certification required.
  • Experience with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and applied behavior analysis is preferred.
  • Demonstrate patience and ability to learn and utilize systematic procedures to enhance independence and quality of life.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others and individuals served.
  • Commitment to company values and adherence to policies.
  • Clearance through state mandated Background/Fingerprint Check.
  • Able to safety assist lifting individuals of various weights and 20lb.
  • Ability to run if needed.
  • Qualifications are subject to change in accordance with New York State Department of Education regulations.

  • Locations: Child’s home, Day Care Center, Head Start program, Non-special Education School setting or mutually convenient location.

Teacher (all locations), also Supervising Teacher and Curriculum Coordinator

QSAC is looking for dedicated and energetic professionals who are passionate about teaching and making a significant difference in the lives of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. We are looking for NYS Certified Special Education Teachers to create reinforcing, structured learning environments using the principles of applied behavior analysis. We provide extensive support, training and opportunities for growth both professionally and within the agency.


Job Responsibilities:
  • Conduct formal and informal assessments of educational programs and behavior interventions.
  • Supervise Teaching Assistants/Aides and participate in the implementation of educational programs and behavior interventions.
  • Implement and adhere to IEP/Student Program.
  • Apply data collection and behavior management interventions and reinforcement procedures in accordance with each child’s behavior management plan and program policy.
  • Meet with parents to discuss student progress.
  • Punctuality and regular attendance is expected.

Requirements:

  • NYS Certified Special Education Teacher (Internship Certificate a minimum).
  • Experience with ASD and ABA preferred.
  • Ability to safely assist lifting individuals of various weights and 20 lb items.
  • Clearance through state mandated Background/Fingerprint Check(s).
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others and individuals served.

Behavior Intervention Specialist (Day Hab)

QSAC is looking for a passionate and dedicated Behavior Intervention Specialists to support our Direct Support Professionals in the Day Habilitation Programs. There are positions will require driving and travel to float between different Day Hab locations.


Responsibilities for a Behavior Intervention Specialist (BIS) include, but are not limited to:
  • Maintain coordination of active treatment services for people being supported in QSAC Day Habilitation programs in accordance with OPWDD regulations.
  • Write/Design all individual goals and observe goal implementation by Direct Support Professionals.
  • Monitor/Assess monthly goal progress and update short-term objectives.
  • Provide training and mentoring to Direct Support Professionals on skills and techniques to support people with autism.
  • Maintain clinical paperwork as regulated by New York State.
  • Provide written goal summary for and participate in interdisciplinary meetings.
  • Participate and work as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree and experience supporting people with intellectual disabilities/autism required.
  • Experience and training in ABA supports for people with autism.
  • Attention to detail and calm demeanor.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced environment.

Behavior Intervention Specialist (Residential)

QSAC is Hiring for our Residential Program! We are looking for dedicated Behavior Intervention Specialists (BIS) to support our Direct Support Professionals in the Residential Program. These positions will require travel to multiple locations in Manhattan, Bronx, Queens and Long Island locations.


Responsibilities for a Behavior Intervention Specialist (BIS) include, but are not limited to:
  • Maintain coordination of active treatment services for people being supported in QSAC Residential programs in accordance with OPWDD regulations.
  • Write/Design all individual goals and observe goal implementation by Direct Support Professionals.
  • Monitor/Assess monthly goal progress and update short-term objectives.
  • Provide training and mentoring to Direct Support Professionals on skills and techniques to support people with autism.
  • Maintain clinical paperwork as regulated by New York State.
  • Provide written goal summary for and participate in interdisciplinary meetings.
  • Participate and work as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree and experience supporting people with intellectual disabilities/autism required.
  • Experience and training in ABA supports for people with autism.
  • Attention to detail and calm demeanor.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced environment.

Additional opportunities for Residential in Jamaica (Queens) and Nassau County.

Director of Residential — Clinical

This position represents an exciting opportunity to play a critical hands-on role in supporting QSAC’s Clinical Residential Programs!
The Clinical Director oversees and provides support to the Clinical Department, including: planning, communications, research, and assisting in training clinical staff in QSAC’s group homes in New York City and Long Island. The Clinical Director works closely with the Residential and Nursing Departments to support the functions of the Residential department; designs; implements and supervises interventions for individuals on the autism spectrum. Ongoing coordination, training, and analysis of behavior support plans. The Clinical Director works closely with medical doctors providing psychiatric support to individuals in the Residential Program. The Residential Program manages approximately 200 individuals diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities, many of whom are dually diagnosed with a psychiatric disability.


Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • The Clinical Director oversees the management of behavioral services across all residential programs; Manages and supervises the Assistant Clinical Director, Behavior Intervention Specialists and QIDPs and provides overall supervision to the clinical team.
  • Clinical intervention, assessment, and analysis.
  • Design, conduct and supervise behavioral interventions for individuals that engage in challenging behaviors.
  • Develop various types of behavioral intervention, analyze various types of data, and develop useful reports to support effective decision-making.
  • Design, conduct and supervise behavioral interventions for individuals that engage in challenging behaviors.
  • Oversee psychological assessments, behavior support plans, progress notes and psychiatric management.
  • Participate in clinical aspects of the admissions process including, but not limited to screenings, assessment, and in the development of new programs/services, proposals.

Train and Coach:

  • Develop and supervise training programs for staff development to appropriately work with individuals living in residences operated by QSAC.
  • Train and supervise Behavioral Intervention Specialists (BIS) in the completion of functional behavioral analysis.
  • Develop and deliver oral presentations for both internal and external groups.
  • Attend workshops, seminars, committee meetings, regional and national conferences, and organizations.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced environment.

Administrative:

  • Develops timelines, goals for individual behavior plans.
  • Provide ongoing review of best clinical practices and propose changes to maximize effectiveness.
  • Support management initiatives and presentations by contributing to staff meetings and training sessions.

Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in social work, behavioral or social sciences, or psychology required, PhD is preferred.
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), is preferred.
  • 5 years of experience working in behavioral health residential services for people with ID/DD or autism.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills required.
  • Experience with nonprofit services, compliance and OPWDD regulations.
  • Strong clinical/diagnostic skills.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google applications.
  • Willingness to travel within QSAC locations.
  • NYS Driver’s License.
  • Ability to travel to other agency locations as required.
  • Deep commitment to the QSAC mission.

Transition Coordinator

QSAC is looking for a Transition Coordinator to support our Day School in the Bronx. This position works with the students, clinicians and families to assist in future planning for students at the school. Candidate must be a certified Special Education Teacher, LMSW, Psychologist or certified school administrator.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop Transition plans for school age students ages 14-21
  • Conduct vocation assessments
  • Coordinate vocational settings
  • Ensure post-secondary school/ linkage referrals for graduating students
  • Coordinate school and local resources to provide vocational opportunities
  • Work Closely with ACCES-VR to provide supports to graduating students.

Requirements:
  • Certified Special Education Teacher, LMSW, Psychologist or Certified School Administrator
  • Experience as a Transition Coordinator working with students on the autism spectrum preferred
  • ABA experience preferred

IEP Coordinator – Education

QSAC is hiring and we are looking for dedicated and energetic professionals who are passionate about teaching and making a significant difference in the lives of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. We are looking for an IEP Coordinator to create reinforcing, structured learning environments using the principles of applied behavior analysis. We provide extensive support, training and opportunities for growth both professionally and within the agency.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Receive and review all IEP/CBST packets/referrals for placement across all center based educational programs for accuracy/completion/appropriateness upon receipt from CPSE/CSE
  • Participate in student intake process and/or ensure regular communication with district administrators/referral sources
  • Ensure each site monitors and manages IEP review and IEPs receipts
  • Provide IEP related training and feedback to teachers and assistants/aides
  • Develop professional clinical competency through attendance/participation in staff meetings, workshops and conferences
  • Participate in IEP meetings (as needed)
  • Provide ongoing communication with families as related to IEP development/referral for placement
  • Provide regular communication with classroom and administrative staff regarding submission of reports/components of IEP mandates and requirements
  • Attend/participate/develop classroom and or school-wide training
  • Student Quarterly reports
  • Ensure receipt of progress reports from classroom teachers and related service providers
  • Oversee dissemination of progress reports to home/district

Requirements:
  • Master’s in Special Education or related field
  • Possess and maintain Board Certified Behavior Analyst credentials analyst in good standing
  • 2-3 years training experience in Applied Behavior Analysis