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We are currently filling the following position…

Behavior Therapist in Bloomington IL

Title of the position
Behavior Therapist (a.k.a. ABA Therapist)

Department
Therapy

Reports to
Case Managers

Overall Responsibility
Provide therapy services that are guided by the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis using two general teaching strategies known as intensive teaching and natural environment teaching for both children and adults with disabilities.

Key areas of responsibility

  • Work with clients in both one-on-one and group settings
  • Implement protocols designed to increase learning
  • Implement protocols designed to reduce undesirable behaviors
  • Collect and record data
  • Light office duties (Set up, Clean up, etc.)
  • Maintain knowledge of diagnostic and other descriptive features of developmental disabilities, primarily autism
  • Communicate with parents/guardians regarding client performance
  • Attend team meetings

Consults with

  • Other therapists
  • Client’s families/guardians
  • Direct service personnel from outside companies/agencies/schools
  • Behavior analysts
  • All levels of management

Qualifications

  • Must have at least junior status while working toward a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • An Illinois driver’s license, proof of driver’s insurance, and reliable automobile (Travel to the client)
  • American Sign Language (ASL) preferred but not required

 Preferred Traits/Characteristics

  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Enjoy working and playing with children
  • Tolerate working with children who may aggress (e.g., hit, kick, spit, scratch, bite)
  • Energetic, creative, and patient
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to frequently move about and bend down
  • The ability to relate and interact professionally with clients and their families

Work Hours

  • Monday through Friday
  • Varies, but generally 8 am – 5 pm

If you’re interested please e-mail your resume and cover letter to bloomington.circles@gmail.com.

Job posted: May 19, 2017