Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapist

Ivymount School
Rockville, MD, US
Closing date
Nov 14, 2021

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Product, Services & Policy, Data / Analysis
Grade Level
Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School
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Job Location: Ivymount School - Rockville, MD

Position Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $25,000.00 - $27,000.00 Salary/year

Job Shift: Day



Are you thinking would like a job that makes a powerful impact in the lives of others? Are you looking to launch a career in the field of special education or psychology? Ivymount School and Programs is looking for passionate, mission-oriented individuals to join our team as entry-level ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapists.

Celebrating its 60-year anniversary, Ivymount School and Programs is a leader in the field of special education, serving students with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, whose needs cannot be met in the public school system. The ABA therapist plays an integral role in the Ivymount community, supporting students' educational, social, and behavioral growth.

Why Ivymount?

Experience: You will gain valuable experience in the field of special education, make a significant contribution to the lives of students, and learn from experts in the field.

Training and Professional Development: Ivymount provides exceptional training in ABA and offers on-going professional development opportunities. Our ABA positions can be a great job to have before or during going to graduate school. You will gain a a wealth of training and experience to enrich your studies.

Supervision in the Field of ABA: We provide supervision for employees seeking or maintaining their BCBA, BCaBA or RBT credentials

Work/life Balance: Our ABA therapists work an 11-month school year, are guaranteed full-time work hours with no evenings or weekends and enjoy winter and spring breaks.

Comprehensive Benefits Package: Ivymount offers health and wellness benefits, 403(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement and more.

Growth at Ivymount: Ivymount has a strong culture of growing and promoting talented employees from within our organization.

How You will Make an Impact as an ABA Therapist
  • Using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, the ABA therapist works with a team of teachers and specialists to provide the highest level of education and support for each student, using evidence-based practices adapted for students' unique needs.
  • Through collecting and analyzing data, the ABA therapist will make necessary changes as appropriate to ensure student success and meet the goals of the Behavioral Improvement Plan (BIP) and the Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
  • Whether working one-on-one with a student or working with a small group of students, the ABA therapist will participate in the growth and learning of each student with whom they work, a rewarding role to play in the life of a student and their family.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support and/or provide instruction to students using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Ensure supervision and safety of assigned students in classroom, school, community, and vocational settings
  • Consistently implement student Behavior Intervention Plans
  • Accurately record, monitor, and analyze student data
  • Actively problem solve when student progress is not going in the desired direction and make necessary changes to ensure student success
  • Ensure needed materials are prepared
  • Attend and actively participate in weekly team meetings
  • Assist teacher with the development of student Individual Educational Plans as assigned

  • Bachelor's Degree (Education or Psychology preferred)
  • Ability to perform several tasks simultaneously
  • Cooperative participation within a team
  • Willingness to participate in and a desire for on-going training and professional development
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with colleagues and parents
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment
  • Computer skills related to common office tasks such as email, conducting internet searches, and using MSOffice (e.g., MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience working with students with autism or related disabilities preferred
  • Knowledge of behavioral principles and instructional strategies based on ABA preferred


Ivymount School and Programs provides school- and community-based services for children and young adults with special needs from throughout the Washington metropolitan area. The school program serves more than 200 students, ages 4 – 21, with speech and language impairments, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, health impairments, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The classrooms are structured to serve students with a range of academic and cognitive abilities, including, in some cases, those who have the potential to obtain a high school diploma. Ivymount Outreach Programs serve students, teachers, and parents to support children with learning and developmental challenges in the community through assessments, evaluations, therapies and professional development. The Maddux School is preschool-2nd grade program that combines creative approaches with traditional early childhood education in a unique transdisciplinary model. The goal in all of the programs is to help children and young adults achieve their highest level of development and independence and to live with dignity and self-respect. Ivymount School has been twice recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. Founded in 1961, Ivymount is celebrating its 60th year!

Hear from staff about what it's like to work at Ivymount:

                                                                Diversity and Inclusion Statement

                                 Ivymount School, Maddux School and Ivymount Outreach are committed to:

  • promoting policies, practices, training, and education that are proactively inclusive, culturally-sensitive, and embrace diversity and neurodiversity among the individuals we serve, staff members, and families     

  • acting as advocates for diversity within the greater community to create substantive change

  • identifying and discussing our differences and the impacts they have on our stakeholders, approaches, and actions

  • challenging ourselves to identify, understand, and correct inequities we may discover 


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