Therapist - University of Scranton CASTLE Virtual Weekend Program

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University of Scranton
Therapist - University of Scranton CASTLE Virtual Weekend Program

Non-Discrimination Statement
The University is committed to providing an educational, residential, and working environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. Members of the University community, applicants for employment or admissions, guests and visitors have the right to be free from harassment or discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, national origin, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment.

Anyone who has questions about the University’s Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy, or the University’s Non-Discrimination or Anti-Harassment Policy, or wishes to report a possible violation of one of the policy should contact:

Elizabeth M. Garcia
Title IX Coordinator
The Office of Equity and Diversity
Institute of Molecular Biology & Medicine, Rm 311
[email protected]
(570) 941-6645

University Mission
The University is a Catholic and Jesuit University animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share in its way of proceeding. All candidates must indicate how they would help communicate and support the Catholic and Jesuit identity and mission of the University. The University’s mission statement and a description of the history and concepts of the Ignatian teaching philosophy may be found at

Dean, Panuska College - Admin

Job Purpose:
The University of Scranton will be holding a virtual weekend program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This program will incorporate training and practice in social interaction as organizational and foundational academic skills (e.g., note-taking, goal-setting).

Essential Duties:
Therapists will participate in 15-20 hours of online training. Therapists will then co-lead small groups (5-6 children) in online activities for 5-6 hours each weekend for 5 weeks. Therapists will have opportunities to plan virtual activities as well as assist with data management (e.g., graphing) throughout the program. Therapists may also engage in one-on-one coaching and feedback as well as caregiver training as needed. All job responsibilities can be met outside of regular business hours (i.e., therapists can work evenings and weekends).

Additional Skills Required:
- Therapists should possess a basic understanding of child development and reinforcement processes. They should be capable of building rapport with school-aged children and modeling appropriate social interaction. Therapists should also be capable of operating in a virtual learning (Zoom) format.

Minimum Education Requirements:
- High school diploma or equivalent plus at least two college-level courses in psychology, education, or applied behavior analysis

Preferred Education:
Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field

Minimum Job Experience Requirements:
- At least 6 months of experience working with school-age children in an educational or therapeutic capacity - Pennsylvania State Police criminal record check, FBI Criminal Background Check (requires fingerprints), and a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance are all required prior to start the position. These background checks will be coordinated by the Human Resources Department.

Preferred Qualifications:
Training and/or clinical experience in Applied Behavior Analysis

Schedule/Work Hours:
Training plus weekend sessions. See essential duties.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/2/2021
Application Due: 4/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time