Instructor Therapist

Instructor Therapist

ABA Connections is dedicated to providing high-quality, ethical, and affordable services for children and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or similar learning, developmental, or behavioural challenges through resources, methods, and services founded on the the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis.

Position Type: Permanent, Part-Time

Hours Per Week: 0-35 hours per week, with possibility for additional hours based on availability and organizational needs. Evening and/or Weekend Hours Required.

Start Date: As soon as possible    

Salary: $15.00 – $18.00/hour; based on education and experience

Job Description

Program Preparation

  • Prepare and organize the teaching environment and materials
  • Review available information pertaining to children on caseload
  • Participate in assessment activities as appropriate

Individualized Program Implementation

  • Provide Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) under the supervision of a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst
  • Follow prescribed programs as written and seek consultation as needed
  • Utilize sound clinical judgment
  • Assess individual children’s skills, abilities, interests, strengths and needs
  • Collect and graph data to be used to evaluate children’s progress toward program goals
  • Prepare written documentation regarding children’s plans and progress as required

Collaboration, Consultation, and Communication

  • Collaborate with other team members in the development of IBI/ABA programs and procedures
  • Maintain regular communications with parents and family members as required
  • Participate in scheduled team meetings and conferences as required
  • Present information (both written and oral) sensitively and effectively
  • Collaborate with Supervising Therapists regarding programming and child’s progress
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team and collaborate with Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, etc.

Qualifications

  • Must posses a High School Diploma or equivalent (required)
  • Possess or be working towards a College Diploma or University Degree related to Behavioural Science, Psychology, or Early Childhood Development (preferred)
  • Experience working with young children who have been diagnosed with Autism; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Pervasive Developmental Disorder (preferred); experience working with children (required)
  • Demonstrated experience applying the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis and delivering Intensive Behaviour Intervention (IBI) (preferred)
  • Experienced in behaviour management and modification techniques, specifically with young children (highly preferred)
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle for home and community visits (preferred)
  • Fluently bilingual in English and French (preferred)
  • Valid First Aid/CPR Level C (required)
  • Clear Vulnerable Sector Police Check (required)

 Please note, this an unpaid volunteer position. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and a cover letter. 

We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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