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ABA Teacher

Please email your resume and cover letter to: jobs@manhattanchildrenscenter.org


Follows 12-month school schedule.


Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Master's Degree in Education, Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis

  • Board Certification in Behavior Analysis (BCBA) or qualifies to sit for BCBA exam preferred

  • Licensed Behavior Analyst in the State of New York, or qualified to complete supervision hours preferred

  • NY State certification in teaching students with disabilities

  • Experience working in inclusive settings

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Common Core Curriculum Standards (grades K-4)

  • Commitment to complete Professional Development

  • Physical, emotional, and professional capacity to complete job responsibilities listed below


Essential Functions/ Job Responsibilities:


Services to Faculty

  • Provide administrative, instructional, behavior and training support to faculty within assigned classroom

  • Provide ongoing training to all classroom staff in Applied Behavior Analysis, including direct data collection on staff in collaboration with Staff Trainer

  • Conducting direct observations of ABA instructors resulting in written feedback to the instructor

Services to Students

  • Oversight and supervision of criterion based assessment within classroom (e.g. ABLLS-R, AFLS)

  • Conduct Functional Behavior Assessments and execute corresponding Behavior Intervention Plans for students in collaboration with supervisor

  • Oversight of implementation, training, and development of behavioral interventions (FBA/FA/BIP) in conjunction with classroom supervisor and training faculty

  • Creating differentiated and engaging large and small group lessons based on the Common Core and student goals.

  • Write, review and edit IEPs, progress reports, schedules and all other student related documents

  • Participate in IEP meetings

  • Monitor student programming, data collection, and behavior plan implementation

  • Direct teaching of skills to the students

  • Daily graphing and data

  • Collaboration with Speech, and OT

  • Review each student's program book on a daily basis to make appropriate tactic decisions on all instructional programs

  • Prepare daily lessons, teaching materials, instructional programming, data sheets

  • Establish a daily schedule, classroom routine, and classroom management routines (i.e., for students and staff)

  • Ensures hands-on supervision of students at all times within the classroom, school building, and while engaged in community integration activities.

Services to Parents

  • Confers with students and parents as an integral part of the task of helping increase understanding, constructive participation in resolving the student's educational, home and community based needs

  • Establishes and maintains open, positive lines of communication with parents concerning programming

  • Preparing for and attending clinical team meetings

  • Communicate daily with parents regarding their child's progress within the classroom

Administrative

  • Complies with and implements school policies & procedures.

  • Establish a daily schedule

  • Conduct weekly meetings with ABA instructors in classroom

  • Attend professional meetings to keep abreast of new information, regulations and technologies as they pertain to ABA

  • Other duties as assigned by Administration

Physical & Environmental Demands:


The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job and are not meant to be all inclusive.

  • Exposure to a variety of childhood and adult diseases and illnesses

  • Exposure to students with a variety of problem behaviors that can include (but are not limited to) biting, hitting, kicking, throwing objects/furniture, hair pulling, scratching and other behaviors that may result in injury to others

  • The position also entails significant walking, bending, standing, stooping, and possible physical interventions in order to maintain a safe learning environment

  • Assignment may require the ability to physically move students or equipment, position students in specialized equipment, and/or change diapers or other personalized sanitary items as needed.

  • Must be able to assume a variety of postures (kneeling, squatting, crouching, sitting, standing, etc.) in the course of working with children with developmental disabilities and behavior problems.

  • Must be able to engage in crisis management holds/transport of students in the course of behavioral management

  • Must be able to work in a highly stressful environment while maintaining a calm demeanor throughout daily interactions with students, staff, parents, and visitors.

Job Type: Full-time


COVID-19 considerations: Handbook of COVID-19 related protocols and procedures has been developed with policies such as all employees must wear a mask, practice hand-hygiene, complete health assessment and have temperature taken daily.