Cooperative education is a structured method of combining classroom-based education with practical work experience. A cooperative education experience, commonly known as a “co-op,” provides academic credit for structured employment experience. Work experience must be directly related to the student’s declared major to be eligible. For this co-op position students will work in social services agencies, behavior health care, hospitals, private homes, centers, etc.
NOTE: Permission and hiring forms required from Program Director, Career Services Officer, and/or Job Developer in the Office of Career Services. Students must pass a criminal background check.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Role of the Child Life Specialist Assistant
- Implementing Care Plans
- Child Interventions
- Family Interventions
- Explore the behavior specialist technician professional roles, responsibilities, and requirements.
- Work collaboratively with professionals and families.
- Assist with creating and implementing behavior specialist plans.
- Help prepare daily sessions including writing session notes.
- Learn professional etiquette in a professional setting.
- Provide direct services to clients by implementing all programs developed and/or approved by BCBA’s.
Assessment and Requirements
Assessment will include but not be limited to the following: 1. Completing all required hours. 2. Documentation of providing direct services to clients by implementing programs developed and/or approved by BCBA’s. 3. Successfully passing program designed performance evaluation.
As determined by faculty.