Clinical Specialist-Disproportionality in ASD

John D. MacArthur Campus - Jupiter
Feb 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job location: John D. MacArthur Campus - Jupiter

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-12
Req: REQ09745
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Position Summary:

The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.

Florida Atlantic University is seeking a Clinical Specialist – Disproportionality in ASD, Jupiter, FL.

The FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities or CARD, is one of seven autism support centers in Florida funded by the Florida Department of Education. The center provides supports to families, schools, and the community for the purpose of helping person with autism optimize their potential. With offices in Boca Raton, Jupiter and Port St Lucie, FAU CARD now serves over 5,000 families and persons with autism. We offer general as well as technical training on autism with special attention to the nature of the disability, and issues of safety, inclusion, preventing problem behaviors, and instruction. CARD services are provided at no charge.

Summary of Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide focus groups, trainings and workshops for Black parents and professionals who provide them with services.
  • Conduct focus groups, surveys, and engage in other research activities as well as convene community meetings with professionals (teachers, psychologists, therapists, etc.) working with Black families impacted by autism.
  • Facilitate support groups for Black families impacted by autism, including intakes and follow-up visits.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Exceptional Student Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, Psychology, Social Work or closely related field required.

Must meet the Department of Education Requirements of Jessica Lunsford Act.

Bi-lingual (Creole) speaker preferred.


$42,000 - $51,000

College or Department:

College of Education


John D. MacArthur Campus - Jupiter

Work Days and Hours:

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Nights and weekends as needed due to event schedule, meetings, etc.

Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

Final candidate will be required to have official, sealed transcripts and original NACES evaluation, if applicable, sent from their educational institution to Human Resources prior to the start of employment.

Successful completion of a background check, which may include a motor vehicle check, credit check, fingerprinting or additional screening, is required for the selected candidate prior to the start date.

A resume and a cover letter are required for this position. Make sure to attach these required documents in the Attachments section of the application. Any missing required documents may result in disqualification.

This position is funded with recurring grant funds with an expiration date on February 28, 2022. Renewal of funding is anticipated; however, not guaranteed.

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