Advances Learning Center

Watertown , Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2836855
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : January 3, 2018
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Advances Learning Center ( is dedicated to providing outstanding educational services to children with autism-spectrum and related disorders using scientifically-validated teaching methods. Our teaching and consultation is informed by the current educational research. We collaborate with all members of the child’s team to ensure generalization and functional use of new skills. We offer ABA Consultation and 1:1 services, social skills groups and assessments and other behavior analytic services.

The Behavior Analyst reports directly to the Clinical Director and has the ultimate accountability for ensuring that appropriate ABA services are provided to each student in his/her caseload. In order to accomplish this, (s)he provides behavior analytic expertise; manages client, school, and parent relationships; and supervises employees to ensure quality execution of behavior analytic duties. Responsibilities are outlined below.

Behavior Analytic Duties
Work closely with the Placement and Progress Coordinator to provide Behavior Analytic services, ensuring the ongoing safety of the student.
• Ensure individualized curricula and behavior plans for the student are written and reviewed.
• Manage data collection and analysis. This includes setting up and overseeing the data collections methods; taking inter-observer agreement to ensure that data collection is accurate; and analyzing data to make teaching decisions.
• Ensure high-quality ongoing behavior analytic services. This includes taking procedural integrity measures to ensure procedures are being run correctly; overseeing progression through the written teaching program; and overseeing consistent implementation of behavior plans.
• Manage problem and interfering behaviors. This includes conducting functional assessments of problem behaviors; overseeing data collection for such assessments; writing operational definitions of any interfering behaviors that students display during sessions; and ensuring that baseline data on such behaviors is promptly collected.
• Ensure that token boards, visual prompts, and other materials are created as needed.

Client Management
In partnership with the Placement and Progress Coordinator, manage relationships with schools and parents:
• Serve as ALC’s first point of contact to collaborate with all stakeholders for each case, address client concerns and needs, communicate ALC changes and policies, etc.
• Provide true, thorough, and concise verbal reports to parents, school contacts, teachers, etc. as needed.
• Oversee the fulfillment of the contract and ensure that services are being rendered.

People Management
In partnership with Executive Director, lead, manage, motivate, and mentor direct reports.
• Manage direct reports’ performance to ensure high quality service and results, providing direction, support, and feedback as needed.
• Immediately advise Executive Director and HR of need to hire new staff. Participate in the hiring process for Instructors and other employees as needed.
• Conduct performance appraisals in a fair and timely manner.
• Collaborate with Executive Director and HR to manage performance, conduct, and/or attendance issues.
• Ensure substitutes are found for Instructors’ planned absences.

Current Openings
• We are currently looking for a Manager from 9:15am-4:00pm on Saturdays.

Pay and Benefits
• Hourly rate is $55+ and is based on experience.
• No-match 401k
  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
    Special Education > Consulting Teacher
    Special Education > General Special Education
    Special Education > Hard of Hearing
    Special Education > Learning Disabled
    Special Education > Life Skills
    Special Education > Mentally Disabled
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
    Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
  • Welcome TO Advances Learning Center!

    Our Mission

    Advances Learning Center is dedicated to providing outstanding educational services to children with disabilities, using scientifically - validated teaching methods to improve each student’s functional skills and substantially increase independence.

    Our Methods

    All teaching and consultation is informed by current educational research. We use continuous data collection and data analysis to refine our teaching. We collaborate with all members of the child’s team to ensure generalization and functional use of new skills.

    Our people

    Consultants are Board Certified Behavior Analysts with degrees in either Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) or Behavioral Education. Program managers have extensive experience and formal coursework in ABA. When behavior analysis is applied to teaching, instructors take continuous, objective data on the skills that students are learning, to assess the effectiveness of the teaching procedures. In addition, teaching methodologies are taken from peer-reviewed research. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Advances Learning Center is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Qualifications
      • Masters Degree required and BCBA certification required.
      • 3-5 years of ABA experience, working both in clients’ homes and in schools.
      • Candidates who have provided ABA services to at least 20 clients over their career would be ideal.
      • Experience with children whose age range spans 10+ years is ideal. Experience with an age range of at least 5 years is required.
      • Excellent interpersonal / social skills, able to connect easily and quickly with people.
      • Organized and efficient, detail-oriented, able to multi-task.
      • Team player who is also able to take the lead.
      • Responsible and reliable.
      • Able to manage and motivate others to achieve desired results.
      • Able to commit at least two years to this job.
    • At least 3 year s of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. How did you hear about Advances Learning Center? Please select all that apply:
      Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
      - SchoolSpring
      - Craigslist
      - Google Search
      - College Career Fair
      - College Classroom Visit
      - Current ALC Employee
      - Former ALC Employee
      - ABA Conference Booth
      - Indeed

    Contact Information

    • Erica Grzywacz , Staffing and Scheduling Specialist
    • 51 water street, suite 200
    • watertown, Massachusetts 02472
    • Phone: 6179237575
    • Fax: 6176636252
    • Email: click here

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