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Careers and Training

Aspire seeks to contribute to the field of early intervention through career opportunities, training and continued professional development of practitioners across the Asia-Pacific.

Careers

Start or continue your career with Aspire Early Intervention, a leader in early intervention and behaviour support.

Behaviour technicians and behaviour support practitioners are highly valued as their work directly influences the success and outcomes of the child. Program managers are equally as important as leaders of therapy teams and training providers.

To become part of the Aspire team, review the position descriptions and apply via email including your resume and cover letter.

The primary function of the program manager is to plan, develop and monitor a variety of behaviour support service delivery options to meet the needs of clients diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and/or other behavioural and social/communication challenges. As a program manager, you’ll lead each child’s therapy team and provide ongoing training and direct supervision to team members. You’ll consult with and instruct team members regarding proactive educational programming and behavioural support. You’ll also develop and implement comprehensive treatment plans and collaborate effectively with team members, related service providers, families and other agencies, as appropriate.

Duties

  • Use appropriate assessment instruments to develop skills building programs that reflect identified behavioural objectives and other outcomes, and ensure treatment fidelity across behaviour technicians and behaviour support practitioners
  • Implement treatment plans, document contacts and observations, and use professional knowledge and independent judgment to strategise continuous improvements
  • Seek creative options for ensuring the continuity and consistency of treatment and support services across settings for the lifespan of the client
  • Provide training to, and clinical supervision of, behaviour technicians through observation, meetings, performance coaching and other methods
  • Provide consultation, training, modeling and assistance to team members, as needed, in strategies and methodologies for working with children on the autism spectrum and/or who have behavioural, adaptive and/or social/communication challenges
  • Establish and maintain data measurement, collection and analysis systems for clients receiving behavioral interventions
  • Maintain appropriate documentation and complete assessments and reports as required
  • Ensure all treatment plans and programs comply with contract requirements, satisfy all relevant insurance certification and other expectations, and meet or exceed professional standards
  • Maintain highly organised, consistent, thorough and systematic recordkeeping practices
  • Effectively coordinate with each family, administrative personnel and colleagues
  • Develop strategies for the stability of quality services when clients experience transition
  • Demonstrate workplace behaviours that align with Aspire’s values and philosophy
  • Other reasonable duties as directed

Essential criteria

  • Current certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA)
    • OR significant progress towards meeting certification requirements
  • A Masters degree recognised by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)
  • Minimum of three years’ recent experience working with individuals who have ASD and their families
  • Knowledge of early childhood and autism assessment tools and procedures, and thorough knowledge of child development 
  • Experience developing positive behavior support plans and programs, and in teaching social interaction and play skills
  • Knowledge of current methods and techniques of applied behavior analysis and Discrete Trial Training
  • Competence in analysing assessment results, designing appropriate individual treatment plans and behavioral programs and monitoring progress
  • Maintain status with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission as a “suitable” NDIS behaviour support practitioner
  • Work effectively as a team member, demonstrate flexibility and desire to learn new skills and improve professional qualifications
  • Strong communication skills to work with a diverse team and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to problem-solve and assist the clinical directors in decision-making, including during emergencies or when a supervisor is not onsite
  • Maintain current status regarding assigned core competencies and other required certification acquisition within established schedules and timelines
  • Demonstrated ability to develop positive relationships with individuals, families and natural supports
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Highly efficient with time management, able to take initiative and work independently
  • Maintain a high level of organisation for file maintenance and record keeping
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility and a commitment to quality delivery of services
  • Competent use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and ability to use email effectively
  • An acceptable Police Check
  • A valid Working with Children Check or other relevant state children’s check
  • Completion of the NSW Department of Education mandatory reporting module or similar requirement in other states/territories

Career progression

As an experienced and high performing program manager with a BCBA certification, you’ll be considered for opportunities to focus on a therapy area of special interest (where there is sufficient client demand) and/or for clinic director roles as the business grows and new clinics are established.
As a behaviour support practitioner, you are responsible for the provision of therapy services in the implementation of programs and behaviour intervention plans for children, both in our clinic and in the community.  Under the ongoing supervision of a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA), you’ll respond to parent enquiries and refer any concerns about a child’s program to the relevant program manager. You’ll answer questions from behaviour technicians, ensure consistency across programs, review notes and data and liaise with the team and program manager to address specific concerns. 

Duties

  • Provide regular, high quality therapy in home, (pre)school and clinical settings to individual children and assist with case management under the direction of the program manager
  • Assist new families to set up the therapy environment prior to starting a program and ensure the environment is maintained during the course of therapy
  • Initiate newly designed programs and probe for existing skill sets with clients prior to formal teaching, as per the direction of the program manager
  • Provide high quality parent training and assist in presentations at training workshops 
  • Report to the program manager on client progress and provide recommendations for changes to the program prior to team meetings
  • Implement changes made by the program manager at team meetings, including adding new programs and providing specific instructions to the therapy team about how each program should proceed 
  • Proactively assist families to meet administrative program requirements (e.g. scheduling hours of therapy, scheduling external meetings with (pre)schools and program managers, and providing necessary materials)
  • Administrative responsibilities, including the checking and marking of therapy data and notes
  • Conduct First Steps programs under the guidance of a program manager
  • Undertake all internal procedures to enable timely, compliant and accurate billing to clients
  • Conduct VB-MAPP, PEAK and ESDM assessments and write reports once deemed competent by a clinical director
  • Demonstrate workplace behaviours that align with Aspire’s values and philosophy 
  • Other reasonable duties as directed  

Essential criteria

  • Completion of coursework and the majority of the supervised field experience to be eligible to sit the Behavior Analyst Certification Board exam 
    • OR a Bachelor of Psychology (or other relevant qualification)
    • OR two years’ full-time equivalent demonstrated experience as a behaviour technician or independent therapist 
    • AND within three months of starting with Aspire will enrol to commence the Behaviour Analytic coursework and supervised field experience to obtain your BCBA or Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCaBA) certification
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver First Steps program with the theoretical knowledge of Behavioural Skills Training
  • Practical and theoretical competence in teaching the Registered Behaviour Technician Task List (2nd Edition) 
  • Experience working with families and children with additional needs, particularly autism spectrum disorder, utilising a family centered approach
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport with families
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and implement skill-based programs for a wide variety of abilities
  • Practical competence in managing problem behaviour
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility and a commitment to quality delivery of services 
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing
  • A current driver licence and access to a roadworthy and registered car
  • Competent use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and ability to use email effectively
  • An acceptable Police Check 
  • A valid Working with Children Check or other relevant state children’s check 
  • Completion of the NSW Department of Education mandatory reporting module or similar as required by other states/territories

Career progression

As a behaviour support practitioner at Aspire, you’ll receive supervised field experience required to obtain your BCBA or BCaBA certification. Aspire will also engage experienced external supervisors (e.g. IISCA, RTT and ACT) as mentors. Either a BCBA or BCaBA certification is required to become a program manager.
As a behaviour technician, you’re responsible for the implementation of programs and behaviour intervention plans for children in their home, (pre)school and/or community settings.

Duties

  • Adhere to the behaviour-analytic programs and techniques as specified in each child’s program
  • Collect and accurately record data during programs and after problem behavior
  • Clean up and re-organise materials after sessions 
  • Practise under the close supervision of a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst or Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst
  • Attend and take notes at team meetings
  • Provide appropriate feedback and suggestions during clinic meetings
  • Provide therapeutic intervention in a caring and nurturing manner and diligently follow a current Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) as written
  • Immediately communicate any unusual incidents or concerns regarding the child’s program to the program manager
  • Demonstrate workplace behaviours that align with Aspire’s values and philosophy
  • Other reasonable duties as directed, such as attending workshops, meeting deadlines and promptly responding to calls and emails

Essential criteria

  • Registered as a behaviour technician with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) 
    • OR currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology (or other relevant qualification) and committed to undertaking the required prerequisites, training (internal and external) and competency assessments of the BACB Registered Behaviour Technician exam
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport with families
  • Commitment to quality delivery of services
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently
  • A positive attitude and willingness to be flexible
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and the ability to use email effectively
  • A current driver licence and access to a roadworthy and registered car
  • Current First Aid certificate
  • An acceptable Police Check
  • A valid Working with Children Check or other relevant state children’s check
  • Completion of the NSW Department of Education mandatory reporting module or similar requirement in other states/territories

Career progression

After passing your BACB Registered Behaviour Technician exam and demonstrating your passion and alignment with Aspire’s values, you’ll be supported to progress to a behaviour support practitioner through internal training and mentoring.

Training

As an early intervention therapist, undergraduate student (psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy or related coursework), teacher or parent, you can become a Registered Behaviour Technician through Aspire.

Registered Behaviour Technicians play a critical role in the development of children with autism spectrum disorder and other behavioural and social/communication challenges.

As a Registered Behaviour Technician, you’re responsible for the provision of direct therapy services in the implementation of programs and behaviour intervention plans for children. This can take place at our clinic, at the child’s home or in their (pre)school setting.

Registered Behaviour Technician practise under the close, ongoing supervision of a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) or Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCaBA).

At Aspire, we value education and strive to offer the best possible, evidence-based practice for our clients. In providing quality training, we can continue to deliver excellence in therapy while also advancing the field of early intervention.

You can become a Registered Behaviour Technician through Aspire in four steps:

  1. 40 hours of instruction
  2. Minimum 15 hours of practical skills training
  3. Written, oral and practical assessments
  4. Ongoing supervision by a BCBA or BCaBA

Contact

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