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BSC Camp WISP Site Supervisor – Upper St. Clair

The Watson Institute is hiring a Behavior Specialist Consultant (BSC) Camp Site Supervisor for the Camp WISP program at Eisenhower Elementary in Upper St. Clair.

Camp WISP runs June 15- August 7, 2020, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Camp will be closed on July 3, 2020.

Mandatory training days will take place on June 9th & 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Watson Institute Education Center Sewickley.

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Location: Upper St. Clair, PA
Eisenhower Elementary School
100 Warwick Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15241

Employment Type: Seasonal

Summer Camp Site Supervisor Responsibilities

  • Provide behavioral consultation to children with autism and related disorders within a typical community setting (e.g. within a YMCA program for typically developing children)
  • Devise and implement behavior management plans
  • Implement autism-specific techniques such as Comic Strip Conversations and Social Stories
  • Supervise camp direct care staff providing direct interventions to children and families; hold and conduct weekly supervision meetings for Watson camp staff
  • Communicate with families on progress toward camp goals, enabling the family to maximize their child’s progress and independence in the home setting
  • Serve as primary family contact regarding their child’s progress and issues throughout the duration of camp
  • Assist children in developing social skills and facilitate development of peer interactions using autism-specific therapeutic techniques such as Social Stories and Comic Strip Conversations
  • Maintain records and data necessary to monitor progress
  • Collaborate with other involved professionals and agencies in order to provide unified services and continuity of care to the child and family
  • Participate in treatment plan meetings (when applicable)
  • Communicate with Camp WISP Coordinator and office staff regarding paperwork policies and procedures throughout the duration of camp
  • Supervision and daily collection of direct care staff camp progress notes and other relevant paperwork
  • Timely submission of all camp paperwork to office, including weekly submission of all progress notes to office staff
  • Disbursement and collection of camp materials to direct care staff and the return of materials to office
  • Completion of end of camp data summary reports on all campers
  • Completion of end of camp reports and direct care staff overall camp job performance

Camp Site Supervisor Job Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in relevant field
  • At least one year’s experience working with children who have special needs
  • Experience working with children who have autism spectrum disorder and their families preferred
  • Knowledge of a range of autism spectrum disorder intervention techniques preferred
  • Current PA Clearances: Acts 34, 114 and 151
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Availability to participate in swimming/pool activities
  • Ability to participate in vigorous physical activities outdoors
  • Must be available for training and all days of camp