Working at NAC

Northwest Autism Center employs a diverse network of individuals committed to providing comprehensive services for those with autism spectrum disorder using community based approaches

At Northwest Autism Center we work together to reach every child and adult in a continuum of settings through a strong community outreach program and on-site service provision. We are the only non-profit Applied Behavior Analysis service provider in the Inland Northwest and those who join our staff enjoy a rewarding environment, competitive pay and excellent benefits. 

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Behavior Technicians

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Speech & Language Therapists

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Occupational Therapist

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Board Certified Behavior Analysts

Current openings

Looking for an opportunity to make a difference?

Northwest Autism Center is currently searching for passionate, dedicated individuals to join our stellar team of Behavior Technicians to provide ABA services to individuals with autism and other intellectual disabilities. We currently have full-time positions available in our Community-Based Services program (in homes, daycares, and other offsite premises depending on client need).

CBS schedule: We are in need of individuals who can work swing shift (roughly 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.) Monday – Friday. CBS receives $2 more per hour for shift differential pay.

As a Behavior Technician, you will serve individuals with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and focus on skill development and behavior change using Applied Behavior Analysis. You will work directly under a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to implement 1:1 programming with clients. Duties will include implementing intervention, ongoing data collection and graphing, behavior management and support, and collaboration with staff and families.

What We Offer:

  • $18 – $29 per hour, depending on education and years of direct ABA experience
  • SIGN-ON BONUS for those who already hold their RBT or CBT ($100 for RBT, $150 for CBT) after 90-days of employment.
  • $250 quarterly retention bonus after 1 year of employment
  • Health Insurance, paid vacation, paid sick leave and retirement contributions
  • Opportunity for BCBA field supervision hours
  • Gain experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Training provided in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Collaborative, research based, clinical and community-based environments
  • ABA career mentorship and support

Minimum Requirements:

  • RBT or CBT certification (ability to pass the CBT background checks)
  • Comfort playing and working with young children of any gender, to include those who are non-verbal
  • Comfort with potty training and/or diaper changes when necessary
  • Background in special education, psychology, or a related field a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to follow directions and respond to corrective feedback
  • Commitment to principles of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Reliable transportation to travel between community-based environments or schools
  • Physically capable and able to lift up to 50 lbs

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience providing services to individuals with autism or other developmental disabilities or behavior challenges
  • Experience in implementation of ABA programming
  • Experience working closely with parents and families
  • Pursuing a career in Special Education, Behavior Analysis, Psychology, or related field

Northwest Autism Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we celebrate the individualism of our employees, patients, and families. We are committed to providing a safe and respectful relationship with our community that celebrates the things that make us special and give us the confidence to engage with each other as we wish to be seen and treated. We are more than an equal-opportunity employer – we are a diversity partner.

We are seeking an energetic and innovative Speech Language Pathologist to work full time in our Early Intensive 48-Day ABA clinic, as well as provide speech treatment to individuals with speech, language and communication needs in the community. Our ABA clinic serves children (age 2 – 5 years old) with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, and their families. The Speech and Language clinic operates separately to support children and adolescents in our community with speech and language needs. Services are provided individually as well as in small groups.  Preference will be given to candidates with a robust foundation in the use of AAC and AAC devices. 

As the only nonprofit ABA organization in the Inland Pacific Northwest, Northwest Autism Center’s mission is to support, facilitate and build accessible and comprehensive community-based approaches to help children and adults with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities in the Inland Northwest. You won’t find this range of service provision anywhere else!

Successful SLP candidates will have the required education, knowledge and experience (as outlined below), and be able to work a minimum of 32 hours per week. (Schedules can be flexible based on client needs and general workload.)

Essential Job Duties:

Working in tandem with clinic leadership, general responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct evaluations, write treatment plans, complete progress reports and transition/discharge plans based on data as required by clinical leadership
  • Provide direct treatment to individuals and small groups of clients as assigned
  • Continual management and archiving of client files
  • Collect real-time data, complete SOAP notes and other documentation of treatment and services as required
  • Provide caregiver training and support on specific speech and language topics as needed
  • Coordinate care with medical and other service providers as appropriate
  • Provide speech services coverage when other SLP is unavailable
  • Collaborate with SLP, LBAs, LABAs, clinic leadership, internal staff, and other professionals to provide the best treatment and support for clients
  • Provide Behavior Technicians (BTs) guidance and feedback to ensure communication strategies are delivered with validity and reliability and in alignment with client communication treatment planning.
  • Establish and implement practices to promote the care, safety and health of each client across all program environments
  • Timely response to feedback and suggestions from direct supervisor and other members of the collaborative team.
  • Participate in weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual meetings/trainings as required by NAC, or for certification/safety/compliance purposes
  • Participate in activities/events to support the growth and development of Northwest Autism Center
  • Abide by all NAC Policies & Procedures
  • Other duties as directed

 Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
  • Active Washington State license (ability to get state licensed within 30 days of hire required)
  • Experience working with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related disorders or specific course work in these areas.
  • At least 2 years of pediatric experience (birth – 21 years old) highly preferred.
  • Follow and maintain ASHA Ethical Guidelines
  • Background checks and clearances will be required. Fingerprinting, TB test, and /or infant/child CPR and First Aid certification may also be required, when applicable.
  • Ability to work after clinic and school hours as assigned
  • Ability to diagnose and treat a variety of speech and language disorders
  • Effective communication with clients, caregivers, and staff
  • Strong interdisciplinary collaboration skills.
  • Demonstrate understanding and application of ABA principles
  • Demonstrate understanding and application of both low and high tech Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Continued professional development in evidence-based speech and language treatment and ABA methods (attend trainings, reaching out to experts, seeking info and knowledge, etc)

Benefits:

  • Salary $76,508 – $100,794 per year
  • Medical, dental, vision and basic life insurance
  • Retirement plan with company match
  • Performance-based bonus program
  • Earned paid vacation and sick time
  • CEU’s provided
  • Access to professionals in the field
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development, including diversified service provision
  • Mentorship and support from NAC leadership
  • Member of a growing organization that is committed to the individual, community, inter-professional education and impacting systems on a local, state, and national level

Job Type: Full-time

Northwest Autism Center celebrates the individualism of our employees, patients, and families. We are committed to providing a safe and respectful relationship with our community that celebrates the things that make us special and give us the confidence to engage with each other as we wish to be seen and treated. We are more than an equal-opportunity employer – we are a diversity partner. All recruitment and subsequent employment actions in all job classifications will be done without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability (real or perceived).

JOB SUMMARY:

The Clinical Service Coordinator (CSC) is central to the consistent provision of NAC treatments and services.  The CSC will be required to schedule all treatment appointments for clinic, speech, occupational therapy, and community-based services.

The CSC will communicate with staff when there are schedule changes, and will act as the central point of contact for all direct services staff.  The CSC will use practice management software to track cancellations, no-shows and completed services.  The CSC will also help ensure smooth transitions of coverage by tracking authorization requests to insurance companies for all clinical services.

This position requires someone comfortable greeting and interacting with the public and maintaining utmost confidentiality. This position will require both internal and external tasks, and the individual must represent NAC at all times.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the essential duties/responsibilities listed below.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties/responsibilities of this job. 

  • Work with clinicians to schedule service sessions for, day clinic, community-based treatment, speech language, and occupational therapy.,
  • Schedule all daily clinical assignments including rescheduling associated with employee absences, vacations, changes in availability as well as client cancellations and reschedule requirements
  • Verify insurance eligibility and coverage for scheduled services and sessions, when applicable;
  • Enter staff and client family information into practice management system
  • Coordinate coverage in the event of family or BT cancellations or absences
  • Monitor and approve time off requests for BTs in coordination with HR and direct supervisors;
  • Enter approved time off into the shared Outlook Out of Office calendar with appropriate notes;
  • Track prior-authorization dates, ensure re-authorizations are submitted on time, and manage approvals;
  • Generate reports for review by management to include absences, covered shifts for incentive reporting, , weekly dashboard reports, and other reports as needed;
  • Develop and create schedule for new clinical case loads in conjunction with clinical leadership as requested
  • Maintain regular and effective communication with staff and client families;
  • Coordinate and schedule translation services with outside agencies for client/family support during assessments, caregiver training, and treatment as needed
  • Work with insurance companies regarding coverage, patient responsibilities and obtaining authorizations;
  • Database management of AdvancedMD including intake forms, fee schedules, clinician maintenance, schedule structure, and uploading medical records associated with treatment plans and authorizations, and client maintenance.
  • Assist the Clinical Supervisor in the development of systems, policies and procedures;
  • Meet regularly with Clinical Supervisor and Director of Finance;
  • Generate reports for review by HR, Clinical Supervisor and Finance for absences and session coverage
  • Train clinical and administrative new hires on usage of AdvancedMD PM, and EHR
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Finance, in conjunction with the Clinical Supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum of two (2) year experience in medical/clinical scheduling
  • A minimum of one (1) year experience in ABA or Behavioral Health services
  • Experience with preauthorization processes and requirements
  • Strong understanding with SaaS based PMs/EHRs and terminology
  • Microsoft applications fluency
  • Comfortable interfacing with a variety of different people, both coworkers and clients
  • Strong communicator over various platforms – email, telephone, written, in-person
  • Experience with ASD and/or other developmental disabilities in a clinical or services setting, or within own family desired
  • Ability to handle difficult or unexpected situations as well as complete business challenges
  • Experience with practice management and EHR software required

BENEFITS

  • $20 to 23.00 hour
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Retirement plan with company match
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Possible schedule flexibility (upon completion of training)
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development
  • Mentorship and support from leadership
  • Member of a growing organization that is committed to the individual, community, inter-professional education and impacting systems on a local, state, and national level

We are happy to receive interest from qualified ABA professionals anytime!  Please feel free to contact Human Resources with any questions.

If you are interested in working with Northwest Autism Center, please follow the links below to apply for specific opportunities.  

Northwest Autism Center celebrates the individualism of its employees, patients, and families. We are committed to nurturing a safe and respectful relationship with our community that celebrates the things that make us special and give us the confidence to engage with each other as we wish to be seen and treated. We are more than an equal-opportunity employer – we are a diversity partner.

We look forward to working with you soon!

Our Benefits

  • Competitive Pay 
  • Retention bonus after 1 year of employment
  • Health Insurance, paid vacation, and life insurance for full-time individuals.
  • Sick pay for both full and part-time individuals.
  • Simple IRA retirement plan with a 3% company match
  • Gain experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Training provided in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Collaborative, research-based clinical and community-based environments
  • ABA career mentorship and support
  • Opportunity for BCBA field supervision hours

Why Choose Us

We are looking for talented, ambitious and collaborative people to come alongside our mission and vision. Working at Northwest Autism Center you have the opportunity to serve individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and be a part of their skill development and behavior change using Applied Behavior Analysis.  

Mission focused

We fill service gaps in the community through individualized treatment plans, occupational and recreational programs and by providing services to youth and adults.

University partnerships

We work with statewide universities to include opportunities for university student practicum and internship positions and supervision hours for BCBA candidates

Career track oriented

We have a defined career success strategy built on structured mentorships and trainings to prepare individuals for a rewarding career in ABA therapy.

Qualified Staff

We employ Board Certified Behavior Analysts who oversee a team of Certified Behavior Technicians to provide clinic or community-based ABA services to individuals with autism and other intellectual disabilities.

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Address

528 E Spokane Falls Blvd Suite 14 Spokane, WA 99202

Call Us

(509) 328-1582 Mon - Thu, 8:00-4:30, Fri 9:30-2:30

Email Us

info@nwautism.org