Are you passionate about making a difference? If you are energetic, outgoing and want to love coming to work, apply today! Training is provided.
ABA therapists work one-on-one with clients. Therapy can take place in the client’s home, the clinic, and/or school. ABA therapists utilize highly structured treatment programs developed by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) that are geared toward the specific client’s developmental and behavioral needs. Therapists will not create these plans themselves. ABA therapists will use principles of behavior analysis to help patients develop skills and verbal behavior while helping create a socially significant change in behaviors, which may include aggressive behavior. Therapist will reinforce socially appropriate behaviors and provide intervention when patients exhibit maladaptive behaviors.
What we offer:
- On-going job training and career development in the field of Behavior Analysis
- Vacation (holidays and personal days)
- Competitive pay based on experience and education
- Complete all certifications within Relias modules assigned by direct supervisor that meet the criterion to become a Registered Behavior Technician.
- Follow behavior plans and other protocols developed for clients by the BCBA.
- Demonstrate application of behavior principles to shape behaviors
- Provide direct therapy in individual and group sessions.
- Follow clients’ daily schedule.
- Work with consultants from various fields of expertise including (i.e., BCBA, BCBA-D, Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, etc.) to implement individualized goals and checklists developed.
- Complete daily data recording and maintain client’s program binders.
- Implement individualized treatment/skill development plan as written and directed by BCBA and program coordinator.
- Graph data as instructed.
- Maintain respect and confidentiality for all clients.
- Maintain and protect the well being of all clients.
- Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, benchmarking state-of-the-art practices, and participating in professional societies.
- Have strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Read, analyze and interpret general information.
- Be flexible, creative, and demonstrate strong organizational skills.
- Be highly motivated and self-directed.
- Maintain positive attitude and be willing to provide positive role model for other therapists.
- Have basic computer skills for data entry.
- Be able to physically ambulatory and active—easily and quickly transition from floor play to walking with client; able to run with client;
- Actively play with the client and physically manage aggressive behavior according to behavior plans.
- View a computer screen or other close work less than 18 inches.
- Pass background checks, which includes BMV, County criminal history, Indiana limited State criminal history. National criminal history, pre-employment drug screening and clearance from the State Nurse Aid Registry and the DIG Medicaid fraud registry.
- Participate in staff development activities as assigned.
- Observe and follow all agency and departmental philosophies, policies, procedures and the Agency Standards of Conduct and Code of Ethics.
- Have dependable transportation, hold a valid Indiana driver’s license with an insurable driving record, and have proof of State required liability insurance on personal vehicle.
- Participate in and pass physical interventions and restraint trainings, as prescribed by the Clinical Director.
- Have an active telephone available at all times.
- Obtain First Aid/CPR certification when assigned, including demonstrating the ability to perform chest compressions at floor level.
Essential position characteristics:
- Push, pull, bend, stoop, crawl, walk, reach, lift, climb stairs and run without assistance when applicable to the environment.
- Lift from 30 to 50 lbs. occasionally when working with client or equipment.
- Willing to travel using personal vehicle.
- Follow dress code as defined by BAI.
Minimum Education Requirements
A bachelor’s degree in psychology, education, social work, counseling or related field is preferred; currently earning an undergraduate degree in behavior analysis will be considered.
Candidates that are seeking to become certified as BCBaBA, BCBA, or BCBA-D by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board are considered, these positions are limited to allow appropriate professional development and supervision.
Staff – Employee Evaluation
- The Clinic Director in collaboration with Program Coordinator and Office Manager and Office Administrator will complete an evaluation at the end of a trial period (initial 3 months).
- An evaluation will be competed by the Clinic Director at least annually.
- Objectives will be developed and reviewed as necessary throughout the review year and added as addendum.