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ABA Therapist

Company: Easterseals Louisiana Inc.
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

EOE STATEMENT: We 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.


Mission & Vision:

The purpose of Chartwell Center is to aid individuals with autism spectrum and related disorders by providing educational services and therapy, and by offering training and support to parents, teacher, and other professionals. Founded in 1999 by concerned and dedicated parents, the school's goal is to help its students not only survive but thrive in the outside world. The Chartwell Center became a part of Easterseals Louisiana in 2022. Easterseals Louisiana's mission is to change the way the world defines and views disabilities by making profound, positive differences in people's lives every day.

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 $30,000 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!

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.

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

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

Per Louisiana Department of Health, we follow the Health Standards Section for Criminal Convictions that bar employment of unlicensed persons. For more information ' please refer to this document -

Starting Salary: $30,000

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.

LOCATION: LA, New Orleans


Keywords: Easterseals Louisiana Inc., New Orleans , ABA Therapist, Healthcare , New Orleans, Louisiana

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