ABA Teacher

Crossroads School, in Marlborough, MA is a private, nonprofit school dedicated to transforming the lives of children with autism using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. We are currently seeking to hire an ABA Teacher responsible for running the programs used to achieve the goals and objectives outlined in Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Behavior Management Guidelines (BMGs), and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs). The ABA Counselor also serves as the Case Manager for 1 to 3 students.

Must be enthusiastic, positive and love working with children!

Crossroads School’s mission is to provide individualized, comprehensive education and related services to students with autism to enhance quality of life and independent functioning, so they may achieve their full potential. We believe that all individuals have a fundamental right to an education that promotes the greatest degree of personal independence. Personal independence for each individual is achieved through an educational partnership between school, community, and family. Crossroads places a strong emphasis on family involvement in the development of school programming as well as active support and contribution to families’ success after school hours.

Responsibilities:

  • Implement one-to-one and small group instruction for students according to staff/student schedule.
  • Record skills acquisition data, behavior data, and other data as specified in the IEP and BIP
  • Maintain case student’s program book, electronic files and paper files per guidelines.
  • Prepares for, participates in, and documents Student Day meetings and Case Supervision meetings.
  • Summarize daily skill acquisition data and other data as assigned by teacher.
  • Graphs behavior and/or other data prescribed by the teacher.
  • Assists teacher in curriculum development and program modifications.
  • Update teaching staff on progress, program changes and student day issues for their case student using team communication system.
  • Communicates programmatic or parent concerns immediately to the teacher. Communicates with case student’s family daily through communication logs.
  • Conducts and documents assessments and analyses as requested by the teacher.

Physical Requirements:

In order to complete the CALM course and become certified, participants must successfully perform the following maneuvers.

  • Pivots
  • Knee squats
  • Shuffling backwards and forwards
  • Supporting weight
  • Stand from a kneeling position while supporting student weight (without pushing off the ground/stabilizing hands on the ground)
  • Remain in kneeling position for an extended period of time
  • A descending lunge while carrying weight

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Degree in Education, Behavior Analysis, Communications Sciences/Disorders, or related field preferred.
  • Experience working with children with autism and related disabilities preferred.
  • Must have good organizational skills, strong attention to detail, be eager to learn new skills, have excellent oral and written communication skills, proficiency in computer skills in Microsoft Office products, punctuality, compassion, ability to prioritize and multitask, and maintain strict confidentiality of information.
  • Proof of immunizations required.
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