PT ABA TEACHER
The Victory Center Miami, FL
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
A Part-time ABA teacher’s primary job responsibility is to implement curriculum programs & behavior intervention for children, adolescence and young adults with autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities. The part-time teacher also assists in data collection, graphing, planning and leading small group instruction, lesson planning, and adaptation of the education program to enable students to benefit from educational experiences. The Part-time ABA Teacher implements teaching methodologies based upon the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis including discrete trial training, task analyses and works 1:1 or 2:1 with students. Other activities include teaching job and life skills to students in the community, attending training regarding The Victory Center’s program and weekly staff meetings.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Other duties may be assigned.
- Establish short- and long-range goals based on student’s needs for assigned groups.
- Assist in assessing changing curricular needs and plans for improvement.
- Maintain a positive, organized and safe learning environment.
- Manage time, materials and equipment effectively.
- Maintain a strong knowledge base and share information regarding best practice and proven methodologies in teaching students with autism and related disorders.
- Establish and maintain effective and efficient record keeping procedures.
- Interpret data for instructional planning and program evaluation.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of subject matter content.
- Differentiate instruction in group setting to address individual student skills/strengths/weaknesses.
- Apply principles of learning and effective teaching in instructional delivery.
- Attending individual or group meetings as scheduled throughout the year for preparations and professional growth. Ample notice will be given of school activities that are planned during the year i.e., Special Olympics, Walks, Open House etc. Teachers are an integral part of these activities and are expected to assist with the preparation, as well as attend, when deemed necessary, by the Director.
- Planning and submitting weekly lesson plans for assigned groups in advance which adequately detail the objectives and methodologies to be utilized in a given week.
- Teachers will be expected to follow the school curriculum and methodology set forth by the Director.
- Recognize overt indicators of student distress or abuse and take appropriate action based on school procedures and law.
- Use appropriate materials, technology and resources to help meet learning needs of all students.
- Provide a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with other professionals, students, parents and the community.
- Collaborate with other professionals and parents.
- Collaborate with peers to enhance the instructional environment.
- Assist others in acquiring skills and knowledge in specific areas of responsibility.
- Engage in a continuing quest for personal growth through in-service, classes and study.
- Conduct a personal assessment periodically to determine professional development needs with reference to specific instructional assignment.
- Model professional and ethical conduct when dealing with students, peers, parents and the community.
- Perform and fulfill all professional responsibilities.
- Prepare all required reports and maintain all appropriate records.
- Support school improvement initiatives by active participation in school activities, services and Programs (e.g., Walk for Autism, TVC Gala, Special Olympics).
- Ensure that student growth and achievement is continuous and appropriate for age group, subject area and/or program classification.
- Perform other incidental tasks as directed by the Director of Education /Assistant Director or Education /Administration.
- Arrive no later than 7:45 am and stay until 12:45 pm.
- Follow school policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and or ability required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Teaching experience within the Autism/ behaviorally challenged population
- Ability to interact with all levels of individuals
- Computer skills including file sharing, MS Office (particularly excel and word)
- Excellent communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills
- Skill in oral and written communication with students, parents and others
- Strong attention to detail
- Enthusiasm for working with children with special needs.
- Responsible and caring attitude for the population we serve
- Specific training and experience in teaching students with autism and related disorders.
- Experience in a classroom setting/ or with children.
- Experience with Verbal Behavior programs preferred but not required.
- Specific Knowledge and training in effective methodologies and best practices in teaching students with autism preferred, but not required.
- Ability to plan and implement activities for maximum effectiveness
- Ability to maintain appropriate student supervision so that students have a safe and orderly environment in which to learn
- Ability to work effectively with peers, administrators, support staff, and community agencies
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution with courses taken in Applied Behavior Analysis, psychology, education, or related field.
- Coursework/training in working with the special needs population, including Autism, intellectual disabilities, and/or language speech impaired.
- Prevention Crisis Management Certification
- First aid and CPR certification
- Currently enrolled in a master’s program in ABA, psychology, special education, or related field
- Flexibility in teaching area (multiple certifications or experience)
- Experience teaching verbal behavior based on Skinner’s analysis
Bachelor, CPR and PCM certification preferred.
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects.
Job Type: Part-time
Pay: From $17.10 per hour
The Victory Center has very strict Safety Guidelines and Protocols procedures related to Covid-19. Mask wearing, social Distancing..
The Victory CenterWhy Work Here?
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The Victory Center, Inc. is a Florida-based, 501(c)(3) non-sectarian nonprofit corporation that provides children with autism and related disabilities comprehensive individualized treatment.
18900 NE 25th AvenueMiami, FL
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