Hopeful Journeys Educational Center
Hopeful Journeys Educational Center is a Massachusetts Chapter 766 approved private special education school designed to meet the academic, social, and behavioral needs of children ages 3 to 22. Our mission is to provide quality and individualized treatment to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) as well as other related disorders. By collaborating with the family, and working together as a team, we can build a better future for the child and family. We are dedicated to helping children reach their fullest potential and enabling them to live productive lives.
JOB TITLE: 1:1 Teacher ABA Counselor FLSA: Exempt
REPORTS TO: Behavior Clinician
JOB SUMMARY: The 1:1 Teacher ABA Counselor’s primary job responsibility is to carry out behavior intervention & curriculum programs for students with autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Work 1:1 with students ages 3-22
2. Collect and accurately record behavioral, social, academic, and other data as required per student’s specific goals and programming
3. Ensure timely completion of graphed data
4. Ensure behavioral strategies are implemented consistently and accurately across clinical systems in all settings under the direction of a behavior clinician
5. Use the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to help students socially, academically, and behaviorally
6. Continuously evaluate the effectiveness of treatment programs and communicate with the student’s team.
7. Attend and participate in team meetings as necessary and requested.
8. Assist in the development of student books and maintaining materials
9. Participate in presenting student progress.
10. Communicate regularly with directors and supervisors
11. Ensure all required paperwork is neat and completed in a timely manner.
12. Ensure student and environmental safety at all times
13. Maintain clean and safe environment for students throughout the school and in student areas
14. Ensure effective communication between home and school with appropriate in person parent communication and home note documentation
15. Ensure that all team members demonstrate proficiency in using applied behavior analysis by communicating regularly with fellow 1:1 staff, supervisors, and directors.
16. Participate in developing data taking mechanisms and reporting strategies for clinical information
17. Participate in community outings with students including, but not limited to: swimming, ice skating, hiking, etc.
18. Other duties as required or directed by supervisors or directors.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
• Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Special Education or related Human Service Field.
• Preference of at least 1 year working experience with specialized populations.
• Experience working directly with children with autism within a behavioral format preferred but not necessary.
• Knowledge of the federal, state, local legislation, regulations, policies and procedures that mandate and guide behavioral therapy practices.
• Ability to document in accordance with professional standards, state and local guidelines, and reimbursement requirements.
• Ability to interpret the evaluation data and write a comprehensive report.
• Experience using computers and an aptitude to learn computer applications.
• Effective oral and written communication skills with the ability communicate respectively and compassionately to child and their family.
• Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required.
• Be able to pass a background and CORI check.
• Valid driver’s license in good standing and safe driving record.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.
Benefits we provide to our staff!
•Professional and career development opportunities•Considerable time off (paid vacations, paid time off)
•Affordable and Comprehensive Medical Insurance•Dental Insurance
•401K Retirement plan
•Flexible Spending Account (FSA) & Dependent Care Account (DCA)
Environment that presents exposure to human conditions. Work is performed in a clinical setting. Extreme noise occurs frequently. Physical contact occurs frequently.
Applicants are required to be able to physically perform all job duties, including carrying students up to 50 pounds, keeping students safe and in close proximity at all times, particularly on outings and safely restraining students in excess of 100 pounds up to 200 pounds when necessary. Must be able to lift up to fifty (50) pounds occasionally, and/or up to thirty (30) to sixty (60) pounds frequently, and/or up to ten (10) pounds constantly. Rarely must be able of lift over ninety (90) pounds.
Must have close visual acuity to perform frequent activities such as: distinguishing colors, preparing and analyzing data and figures, visually inspecting and measuring and assembling at distance close to the eye. Must be able to hear constantly, read, write and talk frequently.
Must be able to frequently stand, sit, walk, climb stairs, bend, squat and reach. Rarely must be able to push/pull, climb a ladder and crawl.
Frank Royce: Human Resources Generalist, (978) 993-8096