The chief purpose of this position is to serve as a Training and Technical Assistance Associate in support of the Autism Center for Excellence.
Research – Assist with data collection and research development as it relates to the goals of the Autism Center for Excellence. Service – Provide embedded training and technical assistance to schools and school divisions to increase capacity and improve services for students with ASD across the age range; coach and mentor teacher principals, paraprofessionals, and other educational staff in the implementation of evidence based practices for individuals with ASD; assist schools and school systems in developing systems change plans for improving services to students with ASD; facilitate school autism teams in implementing data based systems change plans; participate in planning and implementing regional Communities of Learning in Autism for multiple school divisions; develop and deliver targeted training in multiple live and on-line formats; coordinate and collaborate with statewide stakeholders on the development of additional products to meet the needs of students with ASD across the state. Maintain excellent communication with supervisor, co-workers, and external staff through written and verbal communication; complete documentation of time for data collecting and reporting, respond to requests for information in a timely manner through electronic communication, and other means; complete additional projects as assigned to support the Autism Center for Excellence work in local and statewide service improvement plans and statewide goals.
Master’s degree in Education, Psychology, Behavior Analysis, Autism, or a closely related field and/or equivalent training.
Extensive knowledge of evidence based practices used with children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Prior experience in teaching, administration, or providing therapy in public school systems.
Prior experience delivering technical assistance in public school settings.
Excellent communication skills.
Regional and overnight travel is occasionally required.
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
Training and systems change facilitation experience, BCBA certification, and prior experience teaching in a public school system.
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