Senior 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 an experienced Senior Therapist to join our team! This is a part-time position with a possibility to move into a full-time position.

Responsibilities and Duties
  • Aids in activities related to clinical supervision and training.

  • Evaluates, develops, implements, and monitors client specific intervention programming for young children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder or related developmental disabilities.

  • Assesses clients using ABLLS, VB-MAPP and AFLS.

  • Designs and develops individualized programming.

  • Supervises IBI/ABA programs in home-based and community-based settings.

  • Provides clinical training and supervision to a team of Instructor Therapists who implement Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI)/ABA Programs in both one-to-one and group settings

  • Meets and trains parents/caregivers/teachers as well as other service providers when necessary

  • Writes clinical reports such as the Individual Service Plan.

  • Monitors the quality and consistent delivery of the program.

  • Work collaboratively with the clinical team.

  • Follows processes, standards, policies, and procedures set within the company.

  • Reports to the Clinical Supervisor.

Qualifications and Skills
  • Must have Master's Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) or a related field

  • Must be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

  • Minimum of 2 years' experience (5 years preferred) working as an Instructor Therapist with special needs children

  • Experience in clinical and program supervision, assessment and direct service.

  • Excellent management, problem solving, communication, interpersonal, and organization skills.

  • High proficiency in English written and verbal communication

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

  • Available to work during weekdays, weekends and/or evenings based on clients' needs.

  • Recent Police Check (no more than 6 months ago)

  • First Aid/CPR training is an asset.

  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism when facing difficult situations and when delivering feedback to staff members

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google GSuite.

  • Solid experience with government funding.

  • Has a strong sense of ethics and compassion for clients and their families

  • Can quickly learn, perform multiple tasks, and organize work in a systematic and efficient fashion.

  • Willing to work part-time at 20 to 25 hours per week and looking to grow into a full-time position at 30 to 40 hours per week.

Job Types

Part-time, Permanent

Salary 

$35 to $55/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.