Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapist

Rockville, MD, US
Jun 03, 2021
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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