Current Openings at Firefly:

  •  School Age Instructor
  • Registered Behavior technician

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SCHOOL AGE INSTRUCTOR

Head Instructor (School-Age Program)
Responsible for providing classroom supervision and assessment and goal development for assigned students as well as implementation of instructional
and treatment programming under supervision of the School-Age Program Coordinator.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and BCaBA credentials completed (or within 6 months of completion) preferred
  • Masters Degree completed (or currently pursuing) desired
  • Knowledge of and commitment to pursing BCBA/BCaBA
  • Teaching certificate preferred
  • Sign language preferred
  • Fluency in a second language a plus
  • Experience assisting in Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) and Individualized Education Plan (IEP) creation
  • Knowledge of behavioral principles and instructional strategies based on behavior analysis
  • Knowledge of typical child development (developmental milestones and social/emotional development)
  • Able to coach and train staff and parents through use of direct feedback and training
  • Able to effectively oversee instructors, with prior experience.
  • Experience in planning lessons for daily activities for all levels of children
  • Initiate, organize and monitor activities involving children and parents
  • Ability to create and modify materials for children
  • Ability to identify, develop, and implement instructional goals for student programming
  • Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Able to exercise independent judgment and support program philosophy
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills with staff and families
  • Able to take direction from supervisors
  • Able to work cooperatively within a team
  • Strong communication and relationship development skills both with parents and students
  • Demonstrate dedication to and investment in student progress
  • Demonstrates initiative for supervising and problem solving children’s programs
  • Demonstrates efficient rate of work with minimal assistance
  • Holds confidential all knowledge of students and their families
  • Computer literacy- able to modify target sheets, data sheets, and graphs with ease
  • Be credentialed as a BCBA or BCaBA (or in pursuit of credential) and pursue on-going education in the field of ABA
  • Skilled in problem solving instructional and treatment programs
  • Center based experiences (Preschool through Adult)
  • Skilled in social communication development
  • Assist in developing intervention for reduction of maladaptive behavior
  • Maintain current certification on First Aid and CPR

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Direct Instructional and Treatment Programs:
Instructor

  • 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 supports the organization in development of the School-Age Program
  • Makes materials for instructional and treatment programs
  • Ensures adequate availability of materials and modifications for each classroom for each unit
  • 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
  • Assists and/or implements daily hygiene and toileting programs for students as appropriate.
  • Assists in or runs parent generalization training sessions
  • Leadership
  • Attends and participates in weekly team meetings. Leads classroom team meetings.
  • Provides daily maintenance and supervision of the classroom
  • Demonstrates initiative in providing feedback and supervision to classroom students and staff
  • Provides direct and effective feedback to staff, conducts staff training and evaluation
  • Collaborates with PC in observing and consulting on individual student concerns or changes
  • Seeks support/assistance of PC as needed for consultation
  • Collaborates with PC in the assessment, analysis, and development of behavioral programming
  • Participates in initial intake meetings and assessments
  • Assists in leading and running team meetings or trainings
  • Assists in reviewing contents and organization of student
  • Development and Administration
  • Development of IEPs under supervision of PC and CD
  • Development of BIPs under supervision of PC and CD
  • Reports quarterly progress of each student and creates written progress report
  • Attends meetings with parents as determined by PC
  • Maintains designated student program books as specified
  • Effectively implements crisis and physical intervention procedures as necessary
  • Creates and maintains schedule for teacher-student assignment throughout the week
  • Other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned

Physical Requirements:

  • Physically able to perform duties of the position, and other duties as assigned
  • Able to do the following for extended periods of time:
  • Sit/kneel on floor
  • Sit in a chair
  • Stand
  • Walk
  • Able to sit and stand frequently and shift positions quickly
  • Able to do frequent bending to accommodate and assist children
  • Able to physically manage children, including providing physical guidance, physical prompts from behind, bending and lifting (40lbs).
  • Able to move quickly and keep up with running children
  • Must pass QBS Safety Care Training and safely apply all physical management procedures on school-age children when necessary.

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