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Autism Resource Clinician

Nationwide Children's Hospital

This is a Full-time position in Westerville, OH posted June 10, 2021.

Autism Resource ClinicianThe Autism Resource Clinician is responsible for providing care coordination, diagnostic assessments, treatment planning, direct clinical care, and psychoeducational/supportive services to children, adolescents, young adults and their families who are receiving services through the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD).

These responsibilities are comprised of both clinical care management and direct clinical care.

They also are responsible for providing general ASD specific outreach, support and education to NCH providers and the community.

The Autism Resource Clinician will possess the skills to provide assessments, treatment planning (according to credentials and training), family education and intervention, care coordination, and psychoeducation for the individual needs and goals of client and family, across a range of program areas within CASD.

This individual will provide culturally appropriate interactions and interventions across all professional and clinical settings.Schedule: (Full time, Benefits Eligible) Monday
– Friday (Normal Business Hours)Location:Autism-Behavioral Intervention ProgramWesterville, OHWhy Nationwide Children’s HospitalThe moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it.

When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it.

And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too.

Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.Here, Everyone Matters.

We’re 12,000 strong.

And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet.

Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share.

We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research.

Anywhere.Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living.

They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job.

It’s a calling.

It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters.

Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

A Place to Be ProudThe area of clinical focus and specific clinical duties for each ARC will be determined by the managing Program/Clinical Supervisor and CASD Director.General Duties and Responsibilities:+ Conducts individual and group parent training, addressing range of needs of parents related to symptoms of ASD in their child.+ Provides direct clinical care to clients and caregivers (including Toddler, EIBI, BI, OPP, CBP, and/or Transition services) based on area of clinical focus, in accordance with knowledge, training and supervision.

These services include diagnostic assessments and treatment planning (according to credentials and training), direct clinical care, and psychoeducational/supportive services to children, adolescents, young adults and their families who are receiving services through the CASD.+ The direct clinical services are assigned and provided at a level of independence commensurate with employee’s training and licensure.+ Support coordination of care for NCH psychiatry services for children with ASD/IDD, including coordinates psychiatry client care with other service providers (internal and external).+ Implements intake support and care coordination activities (direct and indirect services including scheduling, data entry, report and recommendation generation and distribution, and communication with internal and outside entities) for caregivers of children with ASD.+ Provides needs assessment and resource connection for caregivers, including providing caregivers with internal and community resources, implementing phone screenings, triaging for appropriate CASD program and services, scheduling families for a CASD diagnostic appointment, and provide variety of follow-up supports after the CASD diagnostic appointment.+ Serve as a liaison for bridging support and services between families and caregivers and CASD clinician from referral to start of on-going treatment.+ Collaborates with child’s inter-disciplinary team to ensure highest quality of care and to prevent duplication of services.+ Effectively coordinates NCH client care with other service providers (internal and external) to assure continuity of care.+ Coordinates and mobilizes community resources to enhance client care.+ Attend and conduct training and outreach events for community partners and other departments of NCH+ Completes clinical documentation and documentation of phone and mail contacts, clinician assignment, discharge, and care coordination activities in appropriate charting location and other related administrative paperwork in accordance with policy standards.+ Interacts with CASD Utilization Review team to help ensure funding is in place for all recommended services and coordination of benefits is complete between the external agencies that are available to client and family prior to connecting them with CASD senior clinician or outpatient therapist.+ Attends routine staff meetings and client treatment rounds.+ Assists with maintaining and tracking patient care management data.+ Remains current in required licensure and clinical or other training as required.+ Practices within professional areas of expertise.+ Remains current in general knowledge of pediatric behavioral healthcare, specifically in the care and management of autism spectrum disorders.+ Meets regularly with Program/Clinical Supervisor, CASD psychologists, and Lead Autism Resource Clinicians.+ Demonstrates willingness to seek/accept direct supervision as well as respect productive feedback from colleagues and others.+ Strives to maintain positive patient satisfaction.+ Supports the philosophy, goals and mission of Nationwide Children’s Hospital.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:+ Master’s degree from an accredited university or professional school of Counseling, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education, Psychology or a related field is preferred, plus certification/licensure in the relevant field; or, Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or professional school of Counseling, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education, Psychology, or related field, plus at least 3 years’ experience of direct work in a Center specializing in the care and management of autism spectrum disorders.+ Demonstrated skills and abilities in providing and managing behavioral healthcare to children, adolescent and families specifically with ASD and IDD+ Demonstrated skills and abilities in connecting children and families to community resources available for children with disabilities, specifically ASD and IDD+ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and maintain positive relationships with clients, families, peers and community representatives+ Ability to work with the hospital’s electronic medical records system and other data and scheduling systems.+ Keyboarding/typing, data entry skills; and computerized scheduling experience preferred.+ Familiarity with spreadsheets and data tracking.+ Ability to work and problem-solve with minimal supervision; ability to adapt to change positively in work flow and process.MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:+ Able to lift child up to 40 lbs.+ Constantly must hear, see, speak, and be physically mobile+ Demonstrate ability to pass safety requirements and mandated trainings as set by departments+ Sitting Constantly (67-100%)+ Talking on phone/in person Constantly (67-100%)+ Typing on a keyboard Occasionally (0-33%)+ Standing/walking Occasionally (0-33%)The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification.

It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.EOE M/F/Disability/VetRequisition ID: 2020-26600External Company Name: Nationwide Children’s HospitalExternal Company URL: 187 W Schrock Rd