ABA Therapist

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ABA Therapist Job Description

 

Job Title: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapist

 

Job Summary:

As an ABA therapist, you will provide individualized therapy to children with autism and related disorders, using evidence-based ABA techniques. You will work closely with a BCBA to implement behavior modification plans and monitor progress of clients. You will also provide training to parents and caregivers on how to implement ABA strategies at home.

 

Responsibilities:

- Implement behavior modification plans designed by a BCBA to address specific behavior goals of clients.

- Provide one-on-one therapy to children with autism and related disorders.

- Use ABA techniques such as discrete trial teaching, naturalistic teaching, and functional communication training to teach new skills and promote positive behaviors.

- Monitor client progress and communicate with the BCBA about any changes or concerns.

- Provide parent training on how to implement ABA strategies at home and promote generalization of skills.

- Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of client progress, including data collection and documentation.

- Collaborate with other members of the healthcare team, including speech therapists and occupational therapists.

- Participate in ongoing professional development to stay current with developments in the field of behavior analysis.

 

Requirements:

- Bachelor's degree in psychology, education, or a related field.

- Experience working with children with autism and related disorders.

- Knowledge of behavior analysis techniques and principles, including discrete trial teaching, naturalistic teaching, and functional communication training.

- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work effectively with children and families.

- Ability to maintain accurate records and collect data on client progress.

- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

- Willingness to receive ongoing supervision and training from a BCBA.

- Basic knowledge of electronic health record systems and other software related to behavior analysis treatment.