Current Openings at Firefly:

  •  School Age Instructor 
  • Registered Behavior technician

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Now Hiring- SCHOOL AGE INSTRUCTOR

Job Title: School Age Instructor (Full-Time)

 

Terms of Employment:

Employment is by annual Salary Agreement for one year (12 months). Employment is at will and may be terminated at any time for any reason deemed adequate by the Center. Full time employees (40 hours/week) are exempt employees.

General Summary:

Responsible for assisting in client supervision and implementation of instructional and treatment programming.

Supervisor’s Title:

Reports to the Program Coordinator (PC). Supervised by the PC and Center Clinical Director.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required (human services field preferred)
  • Knowledge of behavioral principles and instructional strategies based on behavior analysis
  • Knowledge of typical child development (developmental milestones and social/emotional development)
  • Has excellent oral communication skills
  • Can handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Able to exercise independent judgment and support program philosophy
  • Able to take direction from supervisors
  • Able to work cooperatively within a team
  • Relates well to parents and students
  • Demonstrate dedication to and investment in student progress

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Skill in problem solving instructional and treatment programs
  • Education based or vocational work experience (Young Child through Adult)
  • Skilled in social skill development
  • Computer literacy
  • Knowledge and experiences with assistive technology
  • ABA experience
  • Pursuing BCBA or BCaBA
  • Sign language

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Direct Instructional and Treatment Programs:

  • Build rapport with each student, creating and maintaining motivation
  • Implements skill acquisition and behavior reduction programming with students
  • Actively participates in improving the quality of the program and Center
  • Makes materials for instructional and treatment programs
  • Records and graphs data for behavior reduction and skill acquisition programming
  • Assists in problem solving for programming in which change is not in the desired direction
  • Attends and participates in weekly team meetings
  • Maintains designated student program books
  • Holds confidential all knowledge of clients and their families
  • Physically able to perform duties of the position, and other duties as assigned
  • Effectively implements crisis and physical intervention procedures
  • Assists and/or implements daily hygiene and toileting programs for students if appropriate
  • Other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned

Professional Development and Training:

  • Attends all staff trainings
  • Attends all school and program meetings
  • Actively participate in initial and follow-up training in applied behavior analysis methodology and physical management
  • Willingness to participate in research efforts
  • Engages in activities to further knowledge of autism and applied behavior analysis
  • Keeps CPR and First Aid certification current
  • Other professional development and training as assigned
  • School Age Instructors take part in a promotional matrix

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to sit and stand frequently and shift positions quickly
  • Able to do the following for extended periods of time:
  • Sit/kneel on floor
  • Sit in a chair
  • Stand
  • Walk
  • Able to physically manage teenagers/young adults, including providing physical guidance, physical prompts, bending
  • Able to move quickly and keep up with running teenagers/young adults
  • Pass crisis management training and safely apply all physical management procedures on all  school-aged children when necessary

As employees move through training and expand their skill sets, job requirements and compensation increase take place with experience and performance objective criteria.

Interested parties should download the employee application here and send a complete copy,along with a cover letter and resume to HR@fireflyautism.org

Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)

Behavioral Technicians work in homes with families to improve a child’s life through skill acquisition and increasing appropriate behaviors. Technicians support the child, family, and team members delivering interventions designed specifically for each unique individual. Behavioral technicians focuses on a variety of areas:

  • Following daily routines
  • Independent living
  • Anger management and self-regulation
  • Building appropriate relationships/interactions with family members
  • Increasing effective communication skills
  • Appropriate peer relationships

Terms of Employment:

Employment is based on part-time hourly agreement. Employment is at will and may be terminated at any time for any reason deemed adequate by Firefly Autism Services. The hourly compensation is$12 per hour, not to exceed 23.5 hours a week

 

General Summary:

Responsible for assisting in client supervision and implementation of instructional and treatment programming.

Supervisor:

Reports to the Board Certified Behavior Analyst or another designated person. 

Essential Qualifications:

  • high school diploma and/or college degree, 2 plus year’s experience working with behavioral clients, preferably children
  • must be 21 years of age or older
  • Agreement to complete necessary training to demonstrate the knowledge of behavioral principles and instructional strategies. This includes implementation of complex curriculum and behavior plans; data collection and analysis
  • Adequate oral communication skills
  • Ability to engage in interactions with co-workers, supervisors, and clients in professional way
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and support program philosophy
  • Ability to take direction from supervisors
  • Ability to work cooperatively within a team
  • Ability to relate professionally to parents and students
  • Dedication to and investment in student progress
  • Flexibility in the area of scheduling and client assignment 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Skill in problem solving instructional and treatment programs
  • Education based or vocational work experience (Young Child through Adult)
  • Skilled in social skill development
  • Computer literacy
  • Knowledge and experiences with assistive technology

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Direct Instructional and Treatment Programs:

  • Ability to build rapport with each student, creating and maintaining motivation
  • Ability to implement skill acquisition and behavior reduction programming with students
  • Assisting in making materials for instructional and treatment programs
  • Recording and graphing data for behavior reduction and skill acquisition programming
  • Assisting in problem solving for programming in which change is not in the desired direction
  • Attending and participating in weekly team meetings
  • Maintaining confidential all knowledge of clients and their families
  • Physically being able to perform duties of the position, and other duties as assigned
  • Effectively implementing crisis and physical intervention procedures
  • Assisting and/or implementing daily hygiene and toileting programs for students, if appropriate
  • Work with children to increase appropriate  behavior
  • Basic data collection
  • Daily notes and a monthly report
  • Implementation of behavior strategies
  • Assist parents and team members with behavior strategies
  • Other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned

 

Professional Development and Training:

  • Attends staff trainings
  • Attends meetings
  • Participates in initial and follow-up training in applied behavior analysis methodology and physical management
  • Keeps CPR and First Aid certification current
  • Participates in other professional development and training as assigned

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to sit and stand frequently and shift positions quickly
  • Able to do the following for extended periods of time:
  • Sit/kneel on floor
  • Sit in a chair
  • Stand
  • Walk
  • Able to physically manage teenagers/young adults, including providing physical

guidance, physical prompts, bending

  • Able to move quickly and keep up with running teenagers/young adults
  • Pass QBS Safety Care specialist training and safely apply all physical management procedures on all clients when necessary

 

INTERNSHIPS & PRACTICUM OPPORTUNITIES

Firefly Autism takes interns and practicums in the fall and in the spring. We require a year-long commitment of at least one day per week. Priority is given to those
who are pursuing their BCBA credential.
If you are interested in applying: Send a copy of your resume, cover letter and a filled out employment application (which you can download here) to hr@fireflyautism.org or fax to 303-759-1192, Attn: HR.
Applicants unable to complete the instructions outlined above will not be considered for internships or practicum opportunities.

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Why come to work for Firefly Autism?

Firefly Autism is a great place to work; members of the Firefly Autism team enjoy the following benefits:

  • Supervision by a board certified behavior analyst
  • Collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of therapists and professionals
  • Opportunity to work with children across the full range of the autism spectrum disorder
  • Exposure to leading professionals in the autism field
  • Generous benefits package including paid time off and vacation
  • Health benefits package, including vision and dental
  • Professional development support
  • Friendly environment, great kids, great families