St. Joseph's Villa

  • Autism In - Home Counselor (IHBT)

    Posted Date 8 months ago(10/2/2018 11:14 AM)
    Job ID
    The majority of the hours will be completed in the afternoon, evening, and weekends.
    Total hours per week
    Hourly positions with up to 40 hours/week available
  • Overview

    The Autism Home-Based Counselor delivers treatment services to program clients and their families within the In-Home Behavioral Treatment program. This program helps children with behavioral difficulties, communication limitations, developmental delays and intellectual disabilities.


    The Home-Based Counselor is responsible for the coordination of an overall written program of services, implementation of treatment interventions in relationship to Individual Service Plans for clients, and providing direct professional services to clients and their families.

    The position focuses upon development of an individualized treatment and behavior plan and implementation of this service in a home-based treatment modality to ensure quality services to clients and their families. The treatment provided is based in behavioral and positive theoretical orientations, and considers intellectual, developmental, and emotional delays in the client population. Counseling services are provided with a holistic and family oriented focus.


    *Qualified Candidates may be eligible for a sign-on bonus.*


    • Coordinates all phases of the treatment program for those clients for whom he/she has primary responsibility.
    • Participates in the development and implementation of service plans, objectives and methods necessary for providing effective services to individual clients and families.
    • Provides professional services to clients and their families in the family’s home or in appropriate community activities on a regularly scheduled basis.
    • Works collaboratively with their assigned clients’ family members and encourages family participation in all treatment phases and components.
    • Promotes behavioral, functional skill, communication, and social improvement through individualized treatment for all assigned clients.
    • Develops progress/evaluation reports on clients that meet both St. Joseph's Villa’s and Medicaid’s requirements.
    • Maintains accurate individual case notes for all assigned clients that meet state licensing and professional accreditation standards.
    • Coordinates multidisciplinary clinical, educational, and medical services in support of the client and family to ensure efficacious and wholistic treatment.
    • Participates and actively contributes to individual and group supervision sessions.
    • Assists in client intake, admission and discharge planning.
    • Evaluates work processes and methods and submits recommendations for continuous quality improvement.
    • Attends scheduled training programs for professional development that includes, at a minimum, trainings required by St. Joseph’s Villa and by regulatory and accrediting bodies.
    • Adheres to ethical standards as outlined by St. Joseph’s Villa and the applicable professional and accrediting organizations.
    • Participates as an active member in a team approach to the delivery of services to clients.


    • Bachelors Degree preferred, not required
    • One year experience with special education or children with developmental/intellectual disabilities.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Outlook and Internet.
    • Excellent documentation skills.
    • Valid Virginia driver’s license with excellent driving


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