EARLY CHILDHOOD AUTISM CLASSROOM - BEHAVIOR THERAPIST

BEL Center ( learn more )

Brattleboro, Vermont ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2770865
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : April 5, 2021
  • Starting Date: June 1, 2021

Job Description

The BEL Center is seeking compassionate individuals to work in our ABA centered early childhood Autism program. The BEL Center is an organization which provides behavioral support services based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to children and families in Southern Vermont. Join our collaborative team to support young children in learning facilitated peer play, functional communication, attending and participation, individualized pre-academic skills development, self-care, emotional regulation, and social skills. This program is housed in our beautiful center in Bratteboro, VT.

A love of working with young children and a desire to help them reach their potential a must.
Competitive hourly rate and a school schedule.

Skills/Requirements:

•No experience with ABA required but a willingness to learn is essential. Prior experience working with children is necessary.
•Valid driver's license & reliable transportation
•Clean background check

We are also actively seeking Behavior Therapists (BT) to work directly with children and families in the implementation of Individualized Behavior Support Plans. We are seeking technicians to work with families in our Brattleboro location variety of social and behavioral skills. The Behavior Therapist would be responsible for the implementation and data collection of student specific programming designed to teach functional communication, social skills, functional play, cognitive and self care skills. The BT will be under the direct support and supervision of one of our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA).

Skills/Requirements:

•Bachelor's degree preferred, or significant experience in a related field
•Valid driver's license & reliable transportation
•Clean background check

Ongoing training in ABA is provided to all employees, and opportunities for advancement are available. Applicants currently pursuing coursework related to ABA or BCBA certification strongly encouraged to apply. Supervision towards certification is available with employment.
  • Qualified applicants should reply with a letter of interest and resume to:

    Michelle Santangelo
    Clinical Director
    BEL Center
    293 Western Avenue
    Brattleboro, VT 05301
    msantangelo@belcentervt.com

    Information about our programs can be found at www.belcentervt.com
    • Position Type: Full-time
    • Positions Available: 2
    • Salary: $ 27,000 to $ 30,000 Per Year
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Preschool
    Classroom Teacher > Early Childhood
    Classroom Teacher > Alternative Learning Environment
    Special Education > Alternative Learning Environment
    Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
    Special Education > Early Essential Education
    Special Education > Learning Disabled
    Special Education > Life Skills
    Special Education > Mentally Disabled
  • Job Requirements

    • WORK EXPERIENCE:
    • Prior experience working with children or experience in a related field is preferred.

      COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to communicate effectively.
    • The ability to speak clearly and concisely, and to convey information or articulate an opinion is essential for this position. .

      MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
    • Basic mathematics skills in operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, and calculating percentages as needed.

      REASONING ABILITY:
    • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
    • Ability to tolerate interruptions and still be able to prioritize and focus to meet standards of quality in accuracy, attention to detail, and time constraints.
    • Ability to learn policies and procedures and apply them to various circumstances including the ability to interpret needs and respond in standardized situations.

      TECHNOLOGY SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:
    • Ability to use computers and iPads with fluency.

      AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
    • This is a school day position.

      CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: - Training provided as needed
    • Current First Aid Certification
    • Current CPR Certification
    • Certification in agency approved safety/de-escalation program.


      PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Ability to occasionally lift children, materials or equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.
    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Michelle Santangelo
    • 293 Western Avenue
    • Brattleboro, Vermont 05301

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