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ABA Counselor- Approved Private School


This is a Full-time position in Berwyn, PA posted February 21, 2021.

nnThis exciting opportunity is in the classroom setting of Melmark’s Approved Private School in Berwyn, PA!

We are offering a $3,000 bonus for candidates who possess a Bachelors degree.nn nn n nn nn Our Mission nn nnMelmark is a multi-state human service provider with premier private special education schools, professional development, training, and research centers.

nn nnWe are committed to enhancing the lives of individuals with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families by providing exceptional evidence-based and applied behavior analytic services to every individual, every day.nn nn n nn nnThe ABA Counselor in Melmark’s Approved Private School is responsible for providing educational instruction to individuals (ages 5-21 yrs) with intellectual/developmental disabilities, acquired brain injuries and Autism in a structured classroom environment designed to promote intellectual, emotional and social growth.

nn nn n nn nn Essential Duties nn Health and Safety: Attends and maintains individual’s hygiene, grooming, and dressing needs (e.g., nails clipped, hair brushed, clean clothing, clothing appropriate to weather conditions).

Health and Safety: Maintains Level of Supervision (LOS) for assigned individual(s) at all times.

Requests assistance from a coworker or supervisor if assigned LOS cannot be maintained for any length of time.

Clinical: Implements all aspects of the individual’s Behavior Support Plan and/or Protocol Summary.

Clinical: Accurately collects data on all targeted behaviors for acceleration and declaration on assigned individual(s) as indicated in Behavior Support Plan and/or Protocol Summary Clinical: Responds appropriately during when escalated behavioral incidents occur (i.e., utilizing only approved crisis management techniques, being calm and composed, or acting quickly to protect others) as indicated in the Safety Care training curriculum or each individual’s Protocol Summary or Behavior Support Plan (BSP).

Clinical: Implements all procedures as written in each individual’s Teaching Plans and IEP.

Clinical: Accurately collects data for all Teaching Plans at the time of the instructional session.

Case Management: Creates and maintains materials required for the implementation of the Teaching Plans and BSP for each assigned case(s), or as assigned by supervisors.

Case Management: Maintains organization of each assigned case(s) program books (e.g., case book, academic book, communication log).

Case Management: Enters all behavioral data for clinical and academic targets for all case(s).

Updates graphs and coversheets by due date for review meetings or as assigned by supervisor.

Case Management: Ensures all individual’s clothing, materials and personal items are treated respectfully and returned to proper storage locations in a neat and orderly fashion (i.e., clothing is folded neatly and stored in proper location, leisure items such as music devices or laptops are turned off and put away, are not knowingly misused, room is kept neat and clean, etc.) Employee Responsibilities: Communicates information in a timely manner and records medical information and unusual incidences immediately.

Provides documentation of significant events as requested in special circumstances (e.g., Behavior Incident Reports (BIR), Accident/Injury Reports (A/I), seizure reports, or statements related to staff or client concerns).

Employee Responsibilities: Maintains an appropriate level of functional engagement with individuals at all times (e.g., activities of daily living, preparation and clean up for meals, medication administration, chore completion, meaningful leisure activities, community outings, etc.).

nn n nn nn Basic Qualifications nn nn Education/Training: Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred; Minimum requirement of 50 College Credits.

Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credential preferred.

nn nn Certifications/Licensure: A valid US driver’s license and a minimum age of twenty-one (21) years old.

Must be capable of attaining approved Melmark driver status.

nn nn Skill(s): Working knowledge of Windows Operating Systems and Microsoft Office.

Possess strong interpersonal skills with emphasis on individuals who are emotionally, behaviorally, physically and/or developmentally challenged.

Ability to implement function based interventions for the reduction of challenging behaviors.

Experience in the principles and application of Applied Behavior Analysis.

nn nn Experience: Prefer at least one (1) year experience with specialized populations.nn