APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (ABA)
HOME PROGRAM THERAPISTS
Job ID: 1116
2018-2019 School year
Hourly employment; not eligible for benefits
Supervisor of Student Personnel Services or designee
Following the guidance of the BCBA, to implement home program goals and objectives including parent coaching, to support the treatment plan and parent participation in home programming
Pass the Parapro test or complete a minimum of 60 credit hours of college coursework
Recent experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders and/or related developmental disabilities in a direct care capacity preferred.
Knowledge of evidence-based methodologies found to benefit children with ASD preferred, including Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication-Handicapped Children (TEACCH), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and Pivotal Response Training (PRT).
Previous experience providing education, coaching, and support to families with children with autism spectrum disorders and/or related developmental disabilities within a classroom and/or home-based setting
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion pertaining to the work environment
Ability to appropriately interpret and implement policies, procedures, and regulations of the Paramus School District
Able to consistently demonstrate good judgment and decision-making skills.
Ability to travel to multiple work sites; reliable transportation needed (proof of NJ valid driver's license and current auto insurance identification card)
Assist students who are assigned to the ABA Home Program.
Implement IEP goals as directed by the BCBA and Case Coordinator.
Work with parents to implement specified goals and objectives for parent training.
Teach daily living, social skills, and receptive and expressive language skills.
Maintain accurate data and graphing on all designated programs while updating the program book daily.
Plan and implement all aspects of systematic instructional sequences within the home and/or community.
Meet regularly with BCBA and/or Case Coordinator.
Attend staff meetings when scheduled.
Provide documentation of student progress when deemed necessary by BCBA and/or Case Coordinator.
Maintain student safety including the application of crisis prevention interventions and physical management techniques, when necessary and appropriate.
Implement behavior intervention plans designed to reinforce appropriate behaviors and eliminate inappropriate behaviors including disruptive behaviors.
Complete additional job duties as assigned by Case Coordinator and/or BCBA.
The ABA Therapist shall be evaluated annually utilizing the Paramus School District Annual Support Staff Review Form.
Applicants interested in applying are invited to apply online at https://www.applitrack.com/paramus/onlineapp/default.aspx
The final date for submitting applications for this position is May 3, 2019.
1. New Jersey resident or willingness to relocate 2. Controlled substance testing and successful completion of criminal history background check are required of all applicants offered employment. Job description is available for review on the district website, www.paramus.k12.nj.us, under Departments-Human Resources & Employment- Job Descriptions-Non-Certified Professional Staff- Home Program Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapists
Paramus Public Schools