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Mental Health Professional (MHP)

Posted on: Thursday, 2.11.2016

Grant Avenue & Ford Road Locations

– Full-time (Monday through Friday 8:30am-4:30pm)

– Part-time Social Competency Program (Monday through Thursday; 4:15-7:30pm)

– Summer Staff (May-August; full-time)


  1. Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Supervise clients to ensure safety
  • Interact with clients in nurturing and respectful way
  • Implement the Center for Autism’s clinical philosophy by emphasizing the importance of individualized assessment and treatment planning
  • Understand and interpret a client’s communicative intent and respond to it by intervening based on the child’s communication
  • Initiate and maintain a shared experience with a client
  • Continuously assess effectiveness of treatment interventions
  • Plan and lead activities/groups for clients appropriate to developmental level and clinical needs
  • Recognizes partnership of parents/guardians in the treatment of their children
  • Complete all relevant documentation
  • Maintain effectiveness in response to various situational demands
  • Guide new employees in understanding appropriate responsiveness to clients
  • Provide guidance to interns/volunteers in understanding appropriate responsiveness to clients as assigned by supervisors and/or Program Director
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisors or Executive Director


Job Specifications:

            Education & Experience

            Minimum requirements for the position:

  1. Master’s Degree from an accredited program in an area of human services, which includes but may not be limited to the following: psychology, counseling, criminal justice, and/or marriage and family therapy, and, a minimum of two (2) year direct care experience


  1. Participation in and completion of all mandatory in-services.
  2. Participation in at least ten (10) hours of documented additional in-services.
  3. Act 33 & 34 clearance


            Physical Requirements

Employee must have the physical ability to lift children, play on the floor and run with/after children.


The Center for Autism is an equal opportunity employer & service provider.
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