Job Title: ABA Trainer
Reports to: Director of Training
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Effective: November 30th, 2017
Supports implementation of clinical and human resource training protocols, curriculum, and scheduling.
Essential Job Functions:
Under the supervision of the Director of Training creates and documents training schedules for all regions.
Creates and documents the scheduling of shadow sessions for all new hire Behavior Specialists.
Collaborates with the team to schedule and document group trainings including new hire and RBT trainings.
Prepares specialized training and instructional materials for the behavior specialists.
Maintains updated records to ensure employee are in compliance with the trainings provided and on the employees that have attended such trainings while effectively scheduling the trainings necessary.
- Travels to regional offices to support training efforts and documentation.
- Prepares and provides specialized training and instructional materials for care givers.
Remains current regarding new research, current trends and developments in special education and related fields. Attends in-services, trainings, staff meetings, and other meetings, as needed.
Positions Supervised (Direct Reports):
Minimum Education or Training Equivalent to:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following disciplines: early childhood education, nursing, psychology or related field; or training equivalent.
Minimum Years of Additional Related Experience:
- One year of related professional experience providing children with autism spectrum disorders ABA services and/or other related developmental disabilities in a multi-disciplinary team setting.
Special Qualifications (Skills, Abilities, Licenses):
- Knowledgeable of methodologies found to benefit children with autism spectrum disorders, including Applied Behavioral Analysis (“ABA”), Early Start Denver Model (“ESDM”), Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication-Handicapped Children (“TEACCH”), Picture Exchange Communication System (“PECS”), and Pivotal Response Training (“PRT”).
- Familiar with the field of early intervention, and knowledgeable of other community resources and agencies that serve children.
- Sensitive to working with an ethnically, linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse population.
- Able to work in multiple program service areas.
- Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; American Sign Language or bilingual ability preferred.
- Able to consistently demonstrate good judgment and decision-making skills.
- Able to exercise confidentiality and discretion pertaining to the work environment.
- Able to appropriately interpret and implement policies, procedures, and regulations.
- Knowledgeable and skilled in computer/word processing software.
- Able to obtain criminal record clearance through Department of Justice.
- Able to travel to multiple work sites; reliable transportation needed (proof of valid driver license, current auto insurance identification card, and acceptable driving record per NIAC standards is required).
Physical Requirements (Approximate Percent per 7.5-hour Workday):
- Frequent bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, twisting in order to observe, assess, and interact with infants/toddlers.
- Frequent speaking and listening to clients, staff, and other professionals in meetings and on the phone.
- Occasional walking to, bending to enter, sitting, and using upper and lower limbs to drive car to and from home visits and meetings.
- Occasional sitting and maintaining close visual attention to write reports and work at the computer.
- Occasional lifting, carrying, and loading/unloading toys and materials used in home visits.