Zephyr Behavioral Healthcare Full-Time Center-Based Behavior Therapist Hatfield, MA · Full time

Join a new and growing ABA center working directly with kids!

Description

Zephyr values authenticity, integrity, teamwork, and play.


If your values align with ours, we’d love to hear from you! We are seeking passionate, energetic, fun-loving behavior therapists to deliver 1:1 Applied Behavior Analysis therapy to clients aged 2-5 in a center-based setting. Our vision is to create a nurturing, preschool alternative environment for children with autism using the principles of ABA to teach them skills that matter. Using naturalistic teaching strategies, we hope to teach our clients how to self-direct their own learning and play, as well as express their unique personalities.


A behavior therapist at Zephyr is also extremely dependable and consistent, able to commit 100% to a role that requires a lot of energy.


Behavior therapists will receive training on Applied Behavior Analysis and how to deliver high-quality therapy. Applicants must be willing and excited to learn and grow their skills!


Responsibilities:

  • Implement Applied Behavior Analysis programming with integrity to teach children with autism skills for independence, such as communication, peer interaction, self-care, play skills, and more!
  • Engage in high-affect play with clients
  • Creatively embed learning opportunities into play
  • Implement behavior support plans when challenging behaviors occur
  • Remain calm during high-stress challenging behaviors
  • Record data in the moment on client performance
  • Report data on client progress using online data collection software
  • Write detailed and objective session notes
  • Receive and implement feedback from supervisors
  • Multi-task effectively in chaotic environments
  • Communicate with BCBA and report on client progress
  • Communicate with parents at pick-up and drop-off regarding their child’s day
  • Change diapers and perform other basic care tasks
  • Consciously commit to contributing to a positive work culture


Job Requirements & Competencies:

  • Obtain Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certification within 90 days of hire
  • Independently lead client sessions following completion of agency training
  • Receive and implement feedback from supervisors
  • Arrive to the center promptly at the scheduled arrival time
  • Maintain consistent attendance
  • Ability to navigate technology utilized by the center
  • Must be able to lift, transport, and chase clients (minimum 30lb)
  • Engage daily in outdoor play in a variety of types of weather


Skills & Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (required)
  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred)
  • Previous experience working with children (required)
  • Experience working with children with disabilities a plus
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal
  • Creative problem solving
  • Compassionate, empathetic, team player
  • Open to receiving feedback
  • Respectful when feedback is delivered
  • Highly adaptable to a changing environment
  • High level of professionalism


Job Type: Full-time


Salary: $19.00 - $24.00 per hour


Expected hours: 35 per week


Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Medical specialties:

  • Pediatrics

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • When are you available to start? (Required)
  • What is the best email to reach you at? (Required)
  • Why are you interested in working for Zephyr Behavioral Healthcare? (Required)
  • Describe your previous experience working with children, including the ages you worked with (Required)
  • What was your favorite toy/game to play with as a kid? (Required)
  • Why are you seeking a new position? (Required)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Work Location: In person

Salary

$19 - $23 per hour