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ABA Therapist  

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
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Mission & Vision:

Easterseals Louisiana is a non-profit organization whose mission is to assist children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities achieve independence. It is our vision to be recognized as an organization that transforms communities and engages all members through quality service, knowledge, and compassion.

The Chartwell Center is a center is set up for elementary and high school age students with Autism. Our early intervention program implements Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for children on the Autism Spectrum. Our center is looking for new team members who has any experience or interest- in teaching, psychology, working with children, or special needs services. The schedule is Monday-Friday 8-3:30 with 35 school holidays and 3 PTO days. The starting salary for this position is $28,500 annually. We offer a range of benefits from medical to 401K. There is no travel necessary for this position and no lesson planning. One staff member works with one child to increase functional communication, adaptive behaviors, and social skills. Training and staff supervision are provided. Our ABA and Interventionist work alongside our BCBA. A Bachelor's Degree is preferred but not required. We are looking for people who are creative, empathetic, able to follow plans for our students, and willing to commit to the 2022-23 school year!

HIRING BONUS -This position also includes a $500 sign on bonus! $200 at hire, $150 after 60 days, $150 after 120 days, Must be hired from 5/24 to 6/24, this only applies to Interventionist and ABA Therapist that are in Region 1 (The Chartwell Center). Must be employed at time of pay out and if you leave prior to the full payout, the signing bonus will be deducted from your last paycheck

Job Description (include, but are not limited to):

ABA therapist work as a team to improve the lives of children and adults with autism. This position is also known as a line technician or ABA Tech. This position is a one-on-one ratio between student and teacher with the support of an ABA Specialist (BCBA).

Student Responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in professional development and extracurricular activities
  • Proactively manage student behavior according to shared expectations and ABA guidelines
  • Engage families and community members in the learning process
  • Constant attention to and interaction with assigned student (Note: when student is on break therapist should be interacting with student teaching play skills or prepping next trials)
  • Constant delivery of approvals to student
  • Accurately taking data and notes on targeted behaviors and any new observed behaviors
  • Working toward and completing training objectives
  • Assisting in toileting and self-care needs of student
  • Picking up and cleaning as you go to assure classroom environment is safe and conducive to learning
  • Demonstrating flexibility in scheduling and student assignment
  • Staying current on programming/curriculum and adapting program changes as they occur
  • Consistently following classroom schedule

School Responsibilities:

  • Set and work toward ambitious behavioral and academic goals
  • Deliver community-based instruction
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to implement and reinforce all components of a consistently positive, creative and solutions-oriented school culture
  • Running NET, DTT, and academic programs accurately according to curriculum
  • Accurately summarizing and graphing data
  • Accepting and executing feedback from Executive Director, PATH Director, and BCBAs
  • Working as teammate in the classroom and throughout Chartwell
  • Communicating concerns in a friendly and professional manner
  • Completing assigned chores before leaving to ensure center cleanliness
  • Staying current on programming/curriculum and adapting program changes as they occur
  • Timeliness and punctuality for arrival (8:00 AM), lunch (30 minutes), and departure (3:45 PM at the earliest)

Position Details:

  • Can lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Communication with student, staff and family is essential.
  • Duties will include assisting with daily living skills such as dressing, hygiene, and toileting.
 
Position Requirements

Qualifications:

  • A commitment to fulfill the school’s mission and vision
  • A passion for helping children and adults with learning differences
  • Experience working with children and/or adults with autism
  • Familiarity with Applied Behavior Analysis
  • The desire to be part of a true Professional Learning Community
  • Flexibility, patience, perception and empathy
  • A “Can-Do” attitude
  • Show respect and courtesy to students, parents, and colleagues
  • Accept feedback from supervisors in a polite and constructive manner
  • Communicate effectively to students, parents, and colleagues
  • Maintain confidential information about students and their families
  • Act as a positive role model and representative of Chartwell both at Chartwell and in the community
  • A strong desire to increase instructional efficacy by receiving and implementing feedback
  • An unwavering commitment to help each of our young learners excel behaviorally, academically, emotionally and socially

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree; preferred but not mandatory in Human or Social Services
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Easterseals Louisiana is a Drug-Free Workplace, pre-employment and random drug tests will be administered.
  • Will be required to pass Easterseals Louisiana’s background check
  • Some experience working with children for 1 year in a 1:1 setting
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Personal means of transportation with a reliable vehicle

Starting Salary: $28,500

Easterseals Louisiana (ESL) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity, and sexual orientation. It is our goal to reach qualified vulnerable populations.

 

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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