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  • Behavior Emotional Academic Mentoring | Beam, Llc | Whittier

    "If they can't learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn." Mission Statement Our mission is to foster inclusive and accessible educational environments by collaborating with school districts, state agencies, families, and community partners across California. We are committed to addressing the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities and providing comprehensive assessment and service support to ensure their holistic development and well-being. At BEAM, LLC, we are driven by a passion for inclusivity, collaboration, and excellence in education. We strive to create a positive impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities, their families, and the communities we serve. Together, we can build a more inclusive society that recognizes and supports the unique needs and abilities of every individual. Services CART Critical Assessment Response Team IEE​ Independent Educational Evaluation STALWART Stalwart Educational Consulting & Training The Team Our team also consists of licensed and credentialed psychologists, speech/language pathologists, education specialists, reading specialists, occupational therapists, registered school nurses, and adapted physical education specialists. To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

  • HR | Beam

    Human Resources Department The HR department at BEAM plays a vital role in managing the human resources aspects such as overseeing various functions, including recruitment, onboarding, training, performance evaluations, benefits administration, and employee relations. With a focus on recruiting, developing, and retaining top-tier talent, our HR team ensures that our company maintains a supportive and inclusive work environment. Melanie Sanders, B.S. Executive Director of Operations Mail melanie@beam-llc.org Melanie is an accomplished professional with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of California, Irvine. With a deep-seated passion for enriching the lives of individuals, she has dedicated over a decade to her role as a respite worker, offering unwavering care and guidance to children and adults with developmental disabilities. ​ Her relentless pursuit of innovative solutions and operational efficiency has seamlessly transitioned her into the realm of Human Resources. Melanie possesses a remarkable talent for cultivating environments that foster inclusivity and drive unparalleled employee engagement. Her track record showcases her exceptional ability to nurture collaborative cultures and drive transformative change, resulting in peak workforce performance. Melanie firmly believes that employees are the heartbeat of any organization, and her unwavering commitment lies in cultivating a work culture where individuals not only succeed but thrive. Her profound insights underline the significance of a supportive and empowering workplace, positioning her as a driving force behind the creation of dynamic, thriving, and forward-moving organizations. Cynthia Lam HR Generalist Mail cynthia@beam-llc.org Cynthia has years of experience working for different enterprises like food & beverage, healthcare, and hotels. Cynthia specializes in developing creative solutions despite the challenges that HR can bring into workplaces. She enjoys being part of a team and strengthening relationships between management and employees. Cynthia has always enjoyed great relationships with people and in her free time enjoys people watching at Disneyland.

  • Office Staff | Beam

    Office Staff The office staff of BEAM plays a pivotal role in ensuring smooth and efficient operations. Our office staff members are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, fostering a welcoming environment, and supporting the overall mission of the company in delivering top-notch psychological services to schools and students. Tracy Rendon, B.A. Executive Secretary Mail tracy@beam-llc.org Tracy enjoys helping others and chose to pursue a degree in the helping professions that would better enable her to do so. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Human Services from California State University, Dominguez Hills. During her time there she also received her Certificate in Meeting and Event Planning to complement her professional skills. ​ Tracy has 14 years of secretarial experience; of which over 10 have been served in the California public school system including LAUSD and DUSD. While working with Downey Unified School District, Tracy spent 5 years in the Special Education Department serving students with exceptional needs and their families. During this time, Tracy also attended California State University, Los Angeles' Post-Baccalaureate Communication Disorders Program and received her Speech and Language Pathology Assistant License. Tracy hopes to utilize her skills, training, and education to continue to help and support BEAM, LLC and those in need of its services. Taylor Bridges Senior Secretary Mail taylor@beam-llc.org With over 8 years of invaluable experience in Customer Service and Office Administration roles, Taylor has cultivated a unique skill set that seamlessly blends her commitment to service with her administrative expertise. ​ Taylor's journey into the realm of psychology began with her role as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), where she provided unwavering support to diverse students within the Fullerton Joint Union High School District. Through this experience, she discovered her true calling – to have a positive and lasting impact on the lives of students and their families. Drawing inspiration from her hands-on involvement in psychology, Taylor's aspirations reach even further. Her desire to contribute more profoundly to the field led her to set her sights on someday pursuing a Master's degree in Psychology. Sydney Tan, B.S. Office Assistant Mail sydney@beam-llc.org Sydney graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science at California State University, Los Angeles. During her time there, she has been on the Dean’s List all semesters, graduated with Summa Cum Laude and from the Honors College by completing a thesis and conducting research. Sydney is an experienced secretary as she held secretarial positions in the California Scholarship Federation, the National Honors Society, and in Cal State LA’s Student Dietetics Association. She was also the Vice President of the Student Dietetic Association, won first place in two research symposiums in college and at the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference, and was the past valedictorian of her high school. She also has past experience as a student intern working at LA Metro and is currently a real estate agent. Driven by her passion to help others and her traits of determination and perseverance, she takes pride in providing the best quality service possible in interacting with and aiding BEAM employees and contractors who work to help students with disabilities. Whitney Tam, B.A. Assessment Coordinator Mail whitney@beam-llc.org With a solid foundation in psychology, Whitney graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside. Her academic journey laid the groundwork for her passion for making a difference in the lives of children. Whitney's journey took a significant turn when she immersed herself in the world of working with children, particularly those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. As a Social Skills Specialist, she honed her skills in fostering positive behavioral changes and enhancing social interactions. This role not only showcased her ability to connect with young clients but also highlighted her talent for collaborative engagement with parents, a testament to her commitment to holistic development. ​ Through her experiences, Whitney recognized her calling to further her education and expand her impact. Presently, she is a dedicated graduate student at Chapman University, pursuing her Ed.S. in School Psychology. This pursuit of advanced education reflects her determination to evolve into a School Psychologist, armed with the knowledge and skills to address the diverse needs of students within an educational context. Kathy Truong, B.S. Office Assistant Mail kathy@beam-llc.org Kathy graduated from the esteemed University of California, Riverside with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. During her time at UC Riverside, Kathy's innate passion for making a positive impact on the lives of others drove her to take on various roles that exemplified her commitment. As a COPE Health Scholar at Kaiser Permanente, she immersed herself in the intricacies of patient care, demonstrating her empathy, attentiveness, and eagerness to contribute to a patient-centric environment. Beyond clinical pursuits, Kathy also showcased her dedication to inclusivity by serving as a cabinet member of the American Sign Language Club, underscoring her belief in the power of effective communication and accessibility in healthcare settings. With a solid foundation in the medical and dental field, Kathy seamlessly applies her experience to enhance the operational efficiency of BEAM. After completing her undergraduate studies, Kathy's unwavering enthusiasm for the healthcare field led her to pursue a career in dentistry. Recognizing the pivotal role of oral health in overall well-being, she embarked on a new educational journey at Pasadena City College. As a current student, Kathy is diligently working towards obtaining her license in dental hygiene, further deepening her expertise in healthcare and her ability to provide essential services to individuals in need. Kathy's unique perspective, attention to detail, and dedication to collaborative success make her committed to serving students, schools, and communities.

  • Jobs | Beam

    Careers at BEAM Apply Here Board Certified Behavior Analyst Read More Read More Paraeducator Read More Read More Licensed Educational Psychologist Read More Read More

  • Behavior | Beam

    Behavior Department The Behavior Department at BEAM is dedicated to fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment. Our team of experienced professionals collaborates with educators, students, and families to address behavioral challenges and promote social-emotional well-being. With a commitment to individualized support, we strive to empower students to reach their fullest potential while maintaining a harmonious and productive school atmosphere. Stephanie Ortez, M.S., BCBA Board Certified Behavior Analyst Mail stephanie.ortez@beam-llc.org Stephanie Ortez M.S., BCBA has been working with children in various settings since 2010 and has been practicing Applied Behavior Analysis since 2016. Starting out as a playground worker and then a Behavior Interventionist, she found a passion for working with families impacted by developmental disabilities. In 2014, Stephanie completed her undergraduate studies with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, at Cal State Northridge. In 2017, she attended the National University, where she received her Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis. Throughout her work in ABA services, Stephanie has worked with a variety of populations including individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Her areas of expertise include skill-based treatments focusing on language development, tolerance, coping skills, and learning to learn skills. Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys spending time with family and friends at BBQs, dancing her little heart away with her husband, and being a pet-parent to all her babies (3 pit bulls, 1 bearded dragon, 50+ shrimp, and 2 snails). Stephanie Valentini, PhD, BCBA Board Certified Behavior Analyst Mail stephanie.valentini@beam-llc.org Stephanie holds a PhD in Behavioral Psychology from the University of Kansas, and has been practicing Applied Behavior Analysis in various settings more than a decade. She’s passionate about environmental enrichment, assent-based practice, and promoting the dignity of disabled people. Her primary area of expertise is achieving meaningful outcomes that allow her clients to experience the world independently and fully. She has experience working with young children, adolescents, and adults in homes, schools, clinics, and community settings, with a primary focus on people impacted by emotional/behavioral disorders, as well as developmental and intellectual disabilities. As a recent resident of California, Stephanie likes to spend her time outside of work exploring Southern California, running and hiking with her dog, trying new restaurants with her fiancé, and traveling. Harlan Hodges Behavioral Supervisor Mail harlan@beam-llc.org With a diverse background in Special Education and a passion for mentoring others, Harlan continuously strives to foster positive relationships and create engaging experiences for young learners. With past roles involving behavior implementation, instructional assistance and recreational mentoring, he has honed in on his ability to provide targeted guidance and tools for children's academic growth. Through compassion and understanding, Harlan aims to provide a supportive and enriching environment where both children and staff can thrive. Jaylene Velazquez Lead Paraeducator Mail jaylene@beam-llc.org Jaylene is a Lead Paraeducator for the Montebello and Downey Unified School District. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences and a Minor in Special Education. She has a passion for inclusivity and helping students feel valued, supported, and understood. Elva Fuentes Lead Paraeducator Mail elva@beam-llc.org Elva has serviced schools across Los Angeles County for over a decade, with impact both in and outside of the classroom. She specialized in behavioral management, co-creating collaborative spaces, and providing safe, inclusive environments for students. With her extensive knowledge of classroom and administrative management, Mrs. Fuentes is excited to work at BEAM as a Lead Paraeducator. Joceline Gomez Lead Paraeducator Mail joceline@beam-llc.org Joceline graduated with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and a minor in Child Adolescent & Human Development Studies from California State University, Fullerton. After graduating I(she) decided to pursue my(her) passion to help others through 6 years experience in Customer Service, Youth Services, and more recently Social Work. She is currently studying to obtain her RBT Certification, and aspires to become a Speech-Language Pathologist in the future. She has committed to providing the necessary support to our Paraeducators and students for a successful school year. Vanessa Casanova Lead Paraeducator Mail vanessa@beam-llc.org Vanessa is an admirer of the education system for as long as she can remember. She fought that passion by pursuing an education in performing arts, and very quickly found a way to marry those passions. Vanessa started my education career as a music teacher. That gave her a taste for molding young minds and wanted to apply that into arithmetic as well. While working towards my degree she was constantly distracted by wanting to help those who need more attention in a system that isn’t bespoke to any one pupil at any age. Celeste Ramirez Lead Paraeducator Mail celeste@beam-llc.org Celeste is currently a Registered Behavior Technician. She graduated in 2020 with her Bachelors in Psychology from CSUDH. She is expecting to graduate in 2024 with her Masters of Science in Psychology with a concentration of Child and Adolescent Development from SNHU. Ultimately, Celeste's passion for helping others has led her to finding her path here at BEAM. ​ In her free time, Celeste enjoys attending sporting events, concerts, traveling and eating yummy food!

  • FAQ | Beam

    Frequently Asked Questions Why should my child be evaluated? Read More What services do you provide? Read More Where can I contact you for inquiries? Read More

  • Services | Beam

    Services Critical Assessment Response Team Read more Stalwart Educational Consulting & Training Read more Independent Educational Evaluation Read more Please contact us for the most up-to-date rates Focus Areas Learning Disabilities Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) Intellectual Disability Mental Disorders Clients Toddlers/Preschoolers (Ages 1-5) Grade Schoolers (Ages 6-12) Adolescents (Ages 13-19) Adult Learners Public Schools Private Schools Universities Attorneys Advocates

  • IEE | Beam

    Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) The BEAM team works collaboratively with school districts, families, attorneys, and advocates across the state to conduct comprehensive Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE).We aim to help IEP teams to make informed decisions about eligibility, placement, services, and goals. We take pride in completing non-biased assessments that provide comprehensive data so that IEP teams can write appropriate, and unique goals. We also ensure that our assessments are collaborative so that the IEP team can focus on the one singular purpose of the assessment, the student. Our IEE assessment team consists of psychologists, education specialists, credentialed reading specialists, speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, adapted physical education teachers, and board-certified behavior analysts. We offer assessments in the following areas: Psycho-Educational Specialized Reading Assessments Speech/Language Occupational Therapy Adapted Physical Education Physical Therapy Educationally Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS)/Educationally Related Intensive Counseling Services (ERICS) Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) Special Circumstances Instructional Aide (SCIA) Assessments​ ​ Please contact us for the most up-to-date rates

  • About Us | Beam

    About Us BEAM, LLC is a multi-faceted organization engaged in collaborative relationships with school districts, state agencies, families, and community partners across the Southern California region. School Districts: BEAM, LLC collaborates with school districts to address the overflow and backlog of special education assessments in the course of natural accumulation of assessments throughout any given school year, or due to unforeseen events such as the recent school closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ​ BEAM, LLC provides districts with critical assessment support in the areas of psycho-education, speech-language, occupational therapy, adapted physical education, functional behavior assessment, special circumstance instructional assistance assessment, and educationally related mental health services assessments. ​ State Agencies: BEAM, LLC collaborates with state agencies and local community partners to ensure that children and adults with disabilities are provided with the most cutting edge and comprehensive assessment and services. In addition to providing direct assessment and service support to the community. Professional Development: The BEAM Team also provides professional development across a constellation of varied topics including suicide risk assessment, PREPaRE curriculum, school threat assessment response and intervention, best practices in psycho-educational assessment, and best practices in school-based mental health service deliver y. ​ Core Values These core values guide our decisions, actions, and interactions, shaping the culture of BEAM, LLC, and ensuring that we remain true to our mission of fostering inclusive and accessible educational environments for individuals with disabilities. Inclusivity: We believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every individual. We are committed to creating inclusive educational environments that celebrate diversity, promote equity, and ensure equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Collaboration: We recognize the power of partnerships and collaboration. By working closely with school districts, state agencies, families, and community partners, we can leverage collective expertise and resources to address the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities effectively. Excellence: We are dedicated to delivering high-quality assessment and service support. We strive for excellence in all aspects of our work, constantly seeking innovative approaches and staying abreast of the latest research and best practices. Our commitment to excellence drives us to continuously improve and provide the best possible outcomes for those we serve. Professional Growth: We value continuous learning and professional growth. We are committed to equipping educators and professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills through our professional development programs. By investing in their growth, we enhance the quality of services provided to individuals with disabilities, ultimately improving outcomes. Impact: We are driven by a passion for making a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities, their families, and the communities we serve. We measure our success not only by the services we provide but also by the positive, lasting changes we facilitate. We are committed to creating a more inclusive society that values and supports the unique needs and abilities of every individual. Meet The Team Founders Joseph Rubio, Ed.S, LE P Chief Executive Officer Nancy Aliff, Ed.S., M.A., LEP Chief Operating Officer Office Staff Tracy Rendon, B.A. Executive Secretary Taylor Bridges Senior Secretary Sydney Tan, B.S. Office Assistant Whitney Tam, B.A. Assessment Coordinator Kathy Truong, B.S. Office Assistant Human Resources Department Melanie Sander, B.S. Executive Director of Operations Cynthia Lam HR Generalist Behavior Department Stephanie Ortez Board Certified Behavior Analyst Joceline Gomez Lead Paraeducator Elva Fuentes Lead Paraeducator Harlan Hodges Behavioral Supervisor Jaylene Velazquez Lead Paraeducator Stephanie Valentini, PhD, BCBA Board Certified Behavior Analyst Vanessa Casanova Lead Paraeducator Celeste Ramirez Lead Paraeducator

  • CART | Beam

    Critical Assessment Response Team (CART) BEAM, LLC addresses the overflow and backlog of special education assessments in the course of natural accumulation of assessments throughout a school year, or due to unforeseen events such as the recent school closures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. We also provide districts with critical assessment support in the areas of psycho-education, speech-language, occupational therapy, adapted physical education, functional behavioral assessment, and educationally related mental health services assessments. ​ Please contact us for the most up-to-date rates

  • Why should my child be evaluated? | Beam

    Why should my child be evaluated? For families, it can become very frustrating and disheartening to see their child struggle with learning in school. The purpose of a psycho-educational evaluation is to provide you with a holistic view of how your child thinks and learns. The information can be used to identify strengths and weaknesses, learning gaps, and any disorders. In addition, the assessment also provides your child's school and outside agencies baseline data so they could provide the appropriate interventions and services that will benefit your child. ​ It can become very frustrating to see your child struggles with learning in school. A psycho-educational evaluation can help answer the following questions: ​ 1) What are my child's learning strengths and weaknesses? ​ 2) What are my child's cognitive functioning and how does it affect his/her academic achievement? ​ 3) What are my child's processing abilities and how do they affect his/her academic achievement? ​ 4) How does my child's social-emotional behavior affect his/her academic achievement? ​ 5) How does my child's attention modality affect his/her academic achievement? ​ 6) What are my child's current level of academic functioning? ​ 7) Does my child have a disorder such as: Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Learning Disorders, Intellectual Disability, Anxiety, and Depression? ​ 8) What accommodations and interventions are necessary for my child to make adequate progress towards grade level standards? ​​ All in all, the purpose of a psycho-educational evaluation is to provide you with a holistic view of how your child thinks and learn. The information can be used to identify strengths and weaknesses, learning gaps, and any disorders. In addition, the assessment also provides your child's school and outside agencies baseline data so they could provide the appropriate interventions and services for your child.

  • LEP | Beam

    LICENSED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST A Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP) is a highly trained and credentialed professional who specializes in understanding and addressing the psychological and educational needs of individuals, particularly in an academic setting. They possess a deep understanding of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral development, allowing them to assess and support students' learning experiences. LEPs collaborate with teachers, parents, and other professionals to develop tailored interventions that promote academic success and emotional well-being. JOB DESCRIPTION Job Summary: We seek a highly motivated and experienced Licensed Educational Psychologist. The ideal candidate will develop, implement, and oversee the program's daily operations. The LEP will work closely with clients, families, and other professionals to create and implement individualized treatment plans that promote positive behavior change and improve the overall quality of life. Position Type: Full-Time​​ ​ Locations: Downey, CA ​ Minimum Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor ​ Supervisory Responsibilities: Act as the liaison between BEAM and community/district partners by collaborating with district behavioral teams to understand individual student behavior plans and communicate those plans to appropriate community/district partner staff and BEAM staff. Promote staff and community relationships that are in the best interest of the students, BEAM, and its community partners. Provide workshops/training on behavior, and related mental health topics. Respond to student mental health crisis events including students who have expressed suicidal ideation, or homicidal ideation and complete a threat assessment per BEAM policy. Ensure that proper action is taken for students in mental health crises including but not limited to notifying parents, county mental health teams such as the psychiatric mobile response team, ensuring that families transport their child to the nearest emergency room, or calling 911. Ensuring that proper documentation is completed for students experiencing mental health crises and making the proper follow-up notifications via email to the appropriate school teams. Conference with staff and community partners concerning problems of student adjustment. Assist programs in curriculum development, curriculum implementation, and instructional improvement for behavioral programming. Conduct functional behavior assessments (FBAs) and develop behavior intervention plans (BIPs) based on the results. Develop and implement individualized treatment plans that target specific behaviors and promote positive behavior change. Collect and analyze data to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and modify treatment plans as needed. Develop, plan, and provide professional development through modeling, coaching, and instruction. Conduct orientations and training for paraeducators to ensure their understanding of behavior intervention plans, ABA principles, and best practices. Participate in ongoing professional development to stay current with best practices in behavior analysis. Perform other duties as assigned by BEAM administration. Required Skills/Abilities: Master’s degree in behavior analysis, psychology, educational psychology, school psychology, counseling or a related field Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, mental health disorders, and/or other behavioral challenges BCBA certification desired but not required Must hold a professional License as a Licensed Educational Psychologist Experience with program development and implementation Commitment to ongoing professional development and staying current with best practices in behavior analysis and school based mental health Salary: $85,000 - $110,000 a year based on experience and qualifications. Benefits: Dental Insurance Health Insurance Retirement plan Vision Insurance Work from-home days Growth opportunities Company perks Supportive and collaborative work environment with a team of experienced professionals If you meet the above requirements, you are a highly motivated and skilled Licensed Educational Psychologist with supervisory experience and a passion for helping individuals improve their lives through behavior analysis and mental health. We encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

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