Positions Available

ADAPTIVE SKILLS TRAINING (AST) in North Los Angeles County (Santa Clarita, Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster)

Program Description
TOTAL’s Adaptive Skills Training is an intensive 1:1 program to help people of all ages and disabilities develop the key skills necessary for living and interacting successfully with others. If appropriate, the program will also incorporate community skills training which helps the individual navigate successfully out in the community. TOTAL’s AST training is available to children as young as three years old. For best results, parents and caregivers must be involved in this training. The program focuses on development of functional living skills as well as the following:

  • purchasing and monetary (banking) skills and communication in the community (oral or adapted)
  • self-advocacy and using public transportation
  • attending community events such as church services or cultural activities
  • safety awareness and independent living skills
  • participating in leisure and recreational skills

Staff Requirements for Adaptive Skills Program

  • At least 21 years old
  • At least 2 years of providing behavior services to individuals with special needs
  • Undergo extensive training in ABA principle and procedures & conducting lessons
  • To be able to take feedback from Supervisors
  • Conduct the sessions based on protocol
  • Responsible for parent data & parent training
  • Collect data on skill development and behavior change
  • Up to date credentialing (e.g., CPR, car insurance, TB, crisis intervention)
  • Implement the individualized support plans for clients with specialized support.
  • Transport clients in personal automobiles (personal automobiles must meet the insurance qualifications and drivers must meet drivers’ license checks).
  • Complete appropriate documentation of client’s progress
  • Submission of payroll, direct service logs, and reports in accordance to company policies
  • Must have working technology (computer, cell phone, working email)
  • Communication with supervisors, including replying to emails, and phone calls in a timely manner
  • Maintain professional behavior as outlined by company policies
  • Ability to stand, reach, scoop and regularly lift 30-40 pounds throughout assigned shift
  • Able to endure physical activities including, but not limited to walking, recreational sports, etc.
  • In cases of behavior outburst, be physically capable of using NCPI techniques, including physical control positions
  • Implement CPR and First Aid techniques during crisis situations
  • Driving requirements 20-30 minutes
  • Standing for long periods of time out in the community and/or home environment

Availability Needs

  • 3:00-8:00 Monday through Friday; 8:00-4:00 Saturday
  • Must be able to work 3-4 weekdays and 1 weekend day
  • Local Candidates only please

Benefits

  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Sick Leave Paid
  • Paid training

Position Information

  • Part-time position
  • Hourly wages are dependent upon education and experience working with special needs children

BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION (BI/BMA) PROGRAM in San Gabriel, Los Angeles, San Fernando and Santa Clarita

The Behavior Intervention (BI) program is designed to teach families empirically proven Applied Behavior Analytic methods to enable persons with disabilities to integrate successfully in their home environment. The goals are to bring independence, self-determination, and self-advocacy through empirically based and data driven behavioral methodology. Clients are typically between 7 and 15 years old but TOTAL is able to work with any ages if requested. The BI program is a parent/caregiver training program in which the Behavior Specialist uses various teaching techniques (e.g., modeling, immediate feedback, visual aids, curriculum) to train the parent in behavior reduction and skill building strategies. Instead of being the primary “teacher” as in other programs through TOTAL, you will be instructing the parent/caregiver how to interact with their child to improve natural interactions. The strategies taught are derived from Applied Behavior Analysis but are written specifically based on each client’s needs.

Staff Requirements for Behavior Intervention Program

  • At least 21 years old
  • Must have Bachelors degree
  • At least 2 years of providing behavior services to individuals with special needs
  • Undergo extensive training in ABA principle and procedures & conducting lessons
  • To be able to take feedback from Supervisors
  • Conduct the sessions based on protocol and treatment plans
  • Responsible for parent data & parent training
  • Collect skill and behavior
  • Up to date credentialing (e.g., CPR, car insurance, TB, crisis intervention)
  • Implement the individualized support plans for clients with specialized support
  • Complete appropriate documentation of client’s progress
  • Submission of payroll, direct service logs, and reports in accordance to company policies
  • Must have working technology (computer, cell phone, working email)
  • Communication with supervisors, including replying to emails, and phone calls in a timely manner
  • Maintain professional behavior as outlined by company policies
  • Ability to stand, reach, scoop and regularly lift 30-40 pounds throughout assigned shift
  • Able to endure physical activities including, but not limited to walking, playing on the floor
  • In cases of behavior outburst, be physically capable of using NCPI techniques, including physical control positions
  • Implement CPR and First Aid techniques during crisis situations
  • Driving requirements 20-30 minutes
  • Standing for long periods of time out in the community home environment

Availability Needs

  • 3:00-7:00 Monday through Friday; 8:00-4:00 Saturday
  • Must be able to work 3-4 weekdays and 1 weekend day
  • Local Candidates only please

Benefits

  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Sick Leave Paid
  • Paid training

Position Information

  • Part-time position
  • Hourly wages are dependent upon education and experience working with special needs children

BEHAVIOR IN-HOME RESPITE (BR) or PERSONAL ASSISTANCE (PA/ATT) in San Gabriel, Los Angeles, San Fernando and Santa Clarita

Program Description

The behavioral respite program allows family members release time from supervision of the client, while being assured that the staff working with the client is a trained professional and respectful of the client and family needs. The service is considered “behavior” respite because the specialists providing the service have been training in Applied Behavior Analysis techniques for promoting pro-social behaviors and reducing maladaptive behaviors. This program requires the specialist to implement a behavior plan that is produced by an individualized assessment. The goal of the behavioral respite intervention program is to enable persons living with clients with disabilities and coexisting behavioral challenges to have some time for their personal and familiar needs while ensuring the families that a TOTAL Specialist is qualified and able to assist with the existing behavioral difficulties. The TOTAL Specialist will travel to families and services will be offered on a 24-hr schedule if needed. Caregivers are encouraged to take time for themselves, leave the home to run personal errands, visit friends, partake in social groups, etc.

Staff Requirements for BR Program

  • At least 21 years old
  • Must have high school graduate or AA
  • Fulfill orientation trainings
  • To be able to take feedback from Supervisors
  • Conduct the sessions based on protocol
  • Collect data on daily interactions and activities
  • Up to date credentialing (e.g., CPR, car insurance, TB, crisis intervention)
  • Implement the individualized support plans for clients with specialized support.
  • Complete appropriate documentation of client’s progress
  • Submission of payroll, direct service logs, and reports in accordance to company policies
  • Must have working technology (computer, cell phone, working email)
  • Communication with supervisors, including replying to emails, and phone calls in a timely manner
  • Maintain professional behavior as outlined by company policies
  • Ability to stand, reach, scoop and regularly lift 30-40 pounds throughout assigned shift
  • Able to endure physical activities including, but not limited to walking, recreational sports, etc.
  • In cases of behavior outburst, be physically capable of using NCPI techniques, including physical control positions
  • Implement CPR and First Aid techniques during crisis situations
  • Driving requirements 20-30 minutes
  • Standing for long periods of time out in the home environment

Availability needed for the following times

  • 3:00-9:00 Monday through Friday; 8:00-9:00 Saturday and Sunday
  • Must be able to work 3-4 weekdays and 1 weekend day
  • Local Candidates only please

Benefits

  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Sick Leave Paid
  • Paid training

Position Information

  • Part-time position
  • Hourly wages are dependent upon education and experience working with special needs children

COMMUNITY INTEGRATION (CI) PROGRAM in San Gabriel, Los Angeles, San Fernando and Santa Clarita Area

Program Description

The goal of the TOTAL CI Program is to assist our clients in the instruction for resource allocation and utilization within their natural community. Our clients will gain the skills necessary to self-advocate for the fullest level possible of community integration and involvement. CI assists the individual to acquire the skills they need to make requests from the community and its members to improve functioning through daily life events. All CI instruction will be located in the client’s local community. The main priority of the CI program is not only to teach the client how to maneuver throughout his community, but more importantly for the community to know the client and to see him or her as an integral part of the community. Clients will be taken to purposeful, goal driven places in the community that promote self-help and self-awareness of needs fulfilled by the community. For instance, attending local farmers markets, parades, or recreational center gatherings to improve socialization skills. Local stores and markets are utilized to gain necessary shopping and monetary skills, but also to improve the client’s self-efficacy and ability to advocate for him or herself. Core objectives for TOTAL’s CI Program are based in: Purchasing skills, Safety skills, Community Communication, Community Awareness, and Transportation.

  • At least 21 years old
  • Minimum high school graduate or AA
  • Fulfill orientation trainings
  • To be able to take feedback from Supervisors and collect data
  • Conduct the sessions based on protocol
  • Collection of data in community setting
  • Up to date credentialing (e.g., CPR, car insurance, TB, crisis intervention)
  • Implement the individualized support plans for clients with specialized support
  • Transport clients in personal automobiles (personal automobiles must meet the insurance qualifications and drivers must meet drivers’ license checks)
  • Complete appropriate documentation of client’s progress
  • Submission of payroll, direct service logs, and reports in accordance to company policies
  • Must have working technology (computer, cell phone, working email)
  • Communication with supervisors, including replying to emails, and phone calls in a timely manner
  • Maintain professional behavior as outlined by company policies
  • Ability to stand, reach, scoop and regularly lift 30-40 pounds throughout assigned shift
  • Able to endure physical activities including, but not limited to walking, recreational sports, etc.
  • In cases of behavior outburst, community specialist needs to be physically capable of using NCPI techniques, including physical control positions
  • Implement CPR and First Aid techniques during crisis situations
  • Driving requirements 20-30 minutes
  • Standing for long periods of time out in the community and/or home environment

Availability needed for the following times

  • 3:00-7:00 Monday through Friday; 8:00-5:00 Saturday and Sunday
  • Must be able to work 3-4 weekdays and 1 weekend day
  • Local Candidates only please

Benefits

  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Sick Leave Paid
  • Paid training

Position Information

  • Part-time position
  • Hourly wages are dependent upon education and experience working with special needs children

EARLY INTENSIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION (EIBI) in San Gabriel, Los Angeles, San Fernando and Santa Clarita Area

Program Description
TOTAL’s Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention program is designed to help children as young as two years of age develop skills that will improve their enjoyment of life and building developmental skills promoting independent abilities. This program, based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and Developmental Psychology, teaches children basic skills in the areas of communication, play, self-help and social and adaptive skills. Further, the EIBI program addresses both challenging behaviors and skill building. This program requires that the staff receive individualize and intensive competency based training. During the training the staff will work directly with the child for the majority of the session as well as involve the parent (as described in the BI section) in parent training curriculum and train targeted intervention plans.

Staff Requirements for EIBI Program

  • At least 21 years old
  • Must have Bachelors degree
  • At least 1 year of providing ABA services to individuals
  • Undergo extensive training in ABA principle and procedures & conducting lessons
  • Able to take feedback from Supervisors
  • Past experience with infant/toddler development (preferred)
  • Able to enjoy play and engagement with the children
  • Conduct the sessions based on goal driven protocol
  • Outstanding play skills
  • Responsible for the collection and support of parent data and direct parent training
  • Data collection in skill building and challenging behaviors
  • Up to date credentialing (e.g., CPR, car insurance, TB, crisis intervention)
  • Submission of payroll, direct service logs, and reports in accordance to company policies
  • Must have working technology (computer, cell phone, working email)
  • Communication with supervisors, including replying to emails, and phone calls in a timely manner
  • Maintain professional behavior as outlined by company policies
  • Ability to stand, reach, scoop and regularly lift 30-40 pounds throughout assigned shift
  • Able to endure physical activities including, but not limited to walking, playing on floor
  • In cases of behavior outburst be physically capable of using NCPI techniques, including physical control positions
  • Implement CPR and First Aid techniques during crisis situations
  • Driving requirements 20-30 minutes
  • Standing for long periods of time out in the home environment

Availability needed for the following times

  • 12:00-6:00 Monday through Friday; 8:00-2:00 Saturday
  • Must be able to work 3-4 weekdays and 1 weekend day
  • Local Candidates only please

Benefits

  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Sick Leave Paid
  • Paid training

Position Information

  • Part-time position
  • Hourly wages are dependent upon education and experience working with special needs children