Instructor Therapist

ABA Academy Inc.

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ABA Academy is the market leader specializing exclusively in ABA therapy. Working in multidisciplinary teams with teachers and other professionals, we create access to educational solutions so families can be confident in the future of their children when facing Autism Spectrum Disorder and developmental exceptionalities. We are pleased to offer ABA Therapy across the Greater Toronto Area including North York, Markham, Thornhill, Toronto, Ajax, Pickering, Whitby and Richmond Hill.

We are currently seeking Instructor Therapists to conduct home and community-based ABA Therapy services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related developmental exceptionalities. This position is part-time with the possibility to become full-time.

 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Implementing client-specific Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) programming and teaching procedures with individuals with autism or other related developmental disabilities in one-on-one and/or in a group setting.

  • Delivering direct service from in either home-based and community-based settings.

  • Diligently recording and graphing data.

  • Documenting progress through detailed notes.

  • Any other related administration duties as assigned by the Senior Therapist.

Qualifications and Skills

  • A degree in psychology or related field or a diploma in a behaviour science program (such as Behavioural Science Technology Diploma, Autism Behavioural Science Certificate, Early Childhood Education Diploma or Degree).

  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) or work towards RBT.

  • Experience implementing ABA teaching strategies with children and adolescents with autism, learning disabilities and related exceptionalism.

  • 1 to 2 years of experience working as an Instructor Therapist or in an ABA setting.

  • Excellent problem solving, communication, interpersonal skills, organizational, and team player abilities.

  • Must have a valid licensed to drive in Ontario, access to a vehicle and willing to travel across the GTA.

  • Resides in the Greater Toronto Area

  • Available weekends and afternoon are preferred

  • Recent Police Check / Vulnerable Sector Screening (no more than 6 months ago)

  • First Aid/CPR training an asset

  • Willing to work part-time at 15 to 25 hours per week with an opportunity to move into a full-time position at 30 to 40 hours per week.

  • Willing to start during COVID-19 as an essential service worker.

  • Cleared COVID-19 screening

Benefits

  • Extended health care

  • Vacation & paid time off

  • Comprehensive clinical training

  • BCBA supervision hours

  • RBT supervision hours

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Permanent

Salary: $18.00 to $22.00 /hour

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Toronto ABA Therapy for Autism. Social skills training for kids. Camp. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the process of systematically applying interventions, based upon the principles of learning theory, to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree. The ABA approach teaches social, motor, and verbal behaviors, as well as reasoning skills. ABA therapy is especially useful in teaching behaviors to children with autism who may otherwise not “pick up” these behaviors on their own, as other kids would. The ABA approach can be used by a parent, counselor, or certified behavior analyst. ABA therapy for autism uses careful behavioral observation and positive reinforcement or prompting to teach each step of a behavior. A kid’s behavior is reinforced with a reward when he or she performs each of the steps correctly. Undesirable behaviors, or those that interfere with learning and social skills, are watched closely. The goal is to determine what happens to trigger a behavior, and what happens after that behavior to reinforce it. The idea is to remove these triggers and reinforcers from the child’s environment. New reinforcers are then used to teach the child a different behavior in response to the same trigger. ABA therapy for autism can include any of several established teaching tools, including discrete trial training, incidental teaching, pivotal response training, fluency building, and verbal behavior (VB). In discrete trial training, an ABA practitioner gives a clear instruction about a desired behavior (for example, “Pick up the paper”). If the child responds correctly, the behavior is reinforced (for example, “Great job! Have an M&M”). If the child doesn’t respond correctly, the practitioner gives a gentle prompt (for example, places kid’s hand over the paper). The hope is that the child will eventually learn to generalize the correct response.

Our mission is to be a leader in quality and needs-based therapy and education for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental delays from 1 to 15 years old. Our vision is to offer a unique individualized curriculum focusing on advancing each child's quality of life and to help each child reach their full potential. ABA Academy's therapists possess in-depth knowledge of the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). They are supervised by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) who abide by the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts. All staff meet Ontario Autism Program requirements. Our Clinical Supervisor and Senior Therapist Carol Shum, MAds, BCBA. Carol holds a Master of Applied Disability Studies degree from Brock University and has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2015. She started in the field of developmental disabilities in 2003 and has extensive experience in behavioral and developmental assessments, treatment development and supervision in a variety of settings and with a broad range of clients of different ages and with varying degrees of needs. Carol's work experience includes provincially funded programs for children and teenagers with developmental diagnoses, consultation with school professionals, and provision of clinical oversight of comprehensive and focused ABA services for children and adolescents with autism and other developmental disabilities.

ABA Therapy (ABA) is an evidence-based treatment using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) principles. Its naturalistic approach demonstrates remediation of the core symptoms of autism and/or used to develop new skills.  It can help target many intermediate to advanced goals such as conversation skills, academic supports, group / classroom instructions, social skills, expressive language and many other individualized targets.  Progress is tracked through many data driven measurement tools.