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Resource & Referral Specialist - TEACCH Autism Program - TEACCH Charlotte
Position Summary: This position is assigned to Charlotte, NC TEACCH Center. To assist individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families in accessing TEACCH services along with navigating community resources to meet their complex needs. These needs may include such topics as establishing a medical home, finding a specialist such as a psychiatrist, neurologist or developmental behavioral pediatrician, accessing support for nutrition and health, advocating for educational or vocational guidance, identifying opportunities for socialization and support groups, strengthening home and family life, assessing recreation opportunities, and reviewing community activities and transportation needs. This position will assist families through the TEACCH referral process, offer support and information about TEACCH services, help clients and their families connect with TEACCH clinicians should problems arise, and facilitate continuity of care with respect to integrating additional community resources
About the TEACCH Autism Program: The TEACCH Autism Program began in 1972 as a system of university-based regional centers to serve children, adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. As part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the program has an active clinical, teaching, and research program.
TEACCH operates seven community regional clinics across the state. Each center offers a set of core services along with unique demonstration programs meeting the needs of individuals with ASD, their families, and professionals across the state of North Carolina. Also part of TEACCH are the Carolina Living and Learning Center, a residential/vocational training facility for autistic adults as well as a Supported Employment program providing Job Coaching and related services to adults on the spectrum. TEACCH is part of the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) program and faculty are actively involved in student and professional training activities within the state, nation, and across the world. All TEACCH programs are coordinated through a central administration and research unit in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
TEACCH provides clinical services such as diagnostic evaluations, parent training and parent support groups, social play and recreation groups, individual counseling for individuals with ASD and supported employment. In addition, TEACCH conducts training nationally and internationally and provides consultation for teachers, residential care providers, and other professionals from a variety of disciplines. Research activities include psychological, educational, and biomedical studies. This position is located in our TEACCH Clinic in Charlotte, NC.
Minimum education & experience: Associate’s degree in a related Human Services discipline and two years of experience related to the area of assignment, or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Required qualifications, competencies, and experience: Excellent communication and organizational skills; ability to interact with a diverse group of constituents, from TEACCH clients and their families to center staff, trainees &TEACCH leadership.
Preferred qualifications, competencies, and experience: Bachelor’s degree in the field of psychology, social work, or education preferred. Bilingual in Spanish strongly preferred. Experience working/interacting with clients with ASD or families of individuals with ASD strongly preferred.
How to apply: Any individual wishing to be considered for the position must submit a formal application online at the following link: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/241089 along with a resume and cover letter.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA - CHAPEL HILL provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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