An ABA therapist is a therapy professional who works 1-on-1 with children on the autism spectrum.
An ABA therapist is a therapy professional who works 1-on-1 with children on the autism spectrum. Many patients of ABA therapy are children between the ages of 1-21, and they need a trained therapist to help them learn the proper behavior.
As an ABA therapist, your duties and responsibilities include working under the supervision of a licensed behavioral analyst to conduct specific therapy strategies for your patients.
The techniques you'll implement as an ABA therapist have been perfected over the last several decades to help children improve speech, behavior, and physical abilities.
Your job as an ABA therapist involves recording data during each session to track the child's progress and develop future therapies for the child. You might sometimes work with adults as well, but the majority of your patients will likely be children.
Our organization is looking for a licensed ABA therapist to join our care team. In this role, you will work alongside our board-certified behavior analysts and leadership team.
You will work primarily with children on the autism spectrum to help them improve their social skills and behavior.
This job is a unique opportunity to help children across the U.S. develop appropriate social and life skills which will help them live a more normal and independent life.
You might be providing the therapy at your patient's home, their school, or at our ABA therapy center. In any location, it's essential to display empathy and patience towards the children you work with.
You must have a bachelor's degree in psychology or social work and be willing to become a certified RBT.
We also require you to pass a pre-employment background check so we can verify that you are up-to-date on your vaccinations.
ABA therapists conduct therapy sessions in a variety of settings:
A good applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapist has the right balance of practical experience, patience, empathy, and academic knowledge to succeed.
To become a good ABA therapist, spend time gaining a complete understanding of how ABA was developed, why it works, and its intricacies.
Ask other ABA therapists questions and continually learn from your supervisors so you can gain insight into how great ABA therapists work.
Also, be sure to develop your patience and persistence, as these character traits have a big impact on your patients, their families, as well as your success in this career.