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Employment Opportunities

 

Positions at Firefly:

 

Early Childhood Instructor

 

School Age Instructor

 

School Age Instructor-Head Teacher

 

School-Age Program Coordinator (BCBA)

 

Speech Language Pathologist - Now Hiring!!

 

BCBA Outreach Consultant - Now Hiring!!

 

Early Childhood Program Coordinator

 

Team Support Specialist

 

Behavior Therapist (ABA) Part-Time/Full-Time

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EARLY CHILDHOOD INSTRUCTOR

 

General Summary:

Responsible for assisting in client supervision and implementation of instructional and treatment programming based on ABA principles. Reports to Program Coordinator.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred (Human Services field, Education, Special Education, or behavior analysis)
  • Knowledge of behavioral principles and instructional strategies based on behavior analysis
  • Knowledge of typical child development (developmental milestones and social/emotional development)
  • Skill in problem solving instructional and treatment programs
    • Experience working in a school, clinic and/home setting with individuals with special needs
    • Education based or vocational work experience (Young Child through Adult)
    • Skilled in social skill development
    • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Able to 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
    • Computer literacy
    • Knowledge and experiences with assistive technology
    • Teaching certificate preferred
    • Sign language preferred
    • Fluency in a second language preferred
    • Maintain current certification on CPR and First Aid

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Direct Instructional and Treatment Programs:

  • Assess students’ knowledge and skills to determine their strengths and needs
  • Collaborate with lead instructors and Program Coordinator to adapt lessons to meet the needs of students
  • Build rapport with each student, creating and maintaining motivation
  • Implement skill acquisition and behavior reduction programming with students
  • Participate in training as assigned
  • Actively participate in improving the quality of the program and Center
  • Make materials for instructional and treatment programs
  • Record and graph data for behavior reduction and skill acquisition programming
  • Assist in problem solving for programming in which change is not in the desired direction
  • Attend and participate in team meetings
  • Maintain designated student program books
  • Hold confidential all knowledge of students and their families
  • Physically able to perform duties of the position, and other duties as assigned
  • Effectively implement crisis and physical intervention procedures
  • Assist and/or implement daily hygiene and toileting programs for students if appropriate
  • Participate in developing and implementing
  • transition plans that outline services to help students as they move to a new school/program
  • Ensure that students are receiving the services outlined in their programs
  • Update programs throughout the school year to reflect student’ progress and goals
  • Meet with parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators to discuss student’s progress, methodology and physical management as needed
  • Willing to participate in research efforts
  • Engage in activities further knowledge of autism and applied behavior analysis
  • Other professional development and training as assigned
  • Other essential duties and responsibilities 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 (small child chair)
    • Stand
    • Walk
    • 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 be able to pass QBS Safety Care training and safely apply all physical management procedures when necessary with individual children

 

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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 from the upper-right corner of this page and send a complete copy, along with a cover letter and resume toHR@fireflyautism.org.

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School-Age Program Coordinator (BCBA)

Summary:

The program coordinator is responsible for coordinating, developing and implementing individualized programs and behavior intervention plans for students 6 years to young adulthood.  The PC is the main contact for the child and his or her family.  He or she is responsible for the following specific actions:

 

Essential Duties:

  • Create and ensure follow through of  individual goals and objectives and program plans, behavior intervention plans (as needed) and daily schedule of activities for students with a primary focus on increasing social/emotional skills
  • Ensure students are engaging in meaningful activities that are age appropriate and functional and that high expectations are set for both staff and students
  • Collaborate with other professionals to develop, appropriately modify,  implement, and monitor on-going curriculum for a variety of ages and grade levels
  • Classroom organization and management to maintain a well organized and clean environment in which materials are prepared and organized in advance of student arrival; classroom schedules, teacher rotations and goals and objectives implemented and communicated to relevant people in timely manner
  • Provide progress reports and data according to established timelines
  • When and if emergency behavior intervention is required, ensure safety of staff and students at all times, ensure that proper reporting guidelines are followed, parent contact made, supervisors informed and appropriate programmatic changes implemented and communicated within 48 hours.
  • Coordinate and lead quarterly parent meetings
  • Ensure that for students with medical conditions, necessary material is in place and used correctly and written plans available and communicated to all relevant staff
  • Supervise staff in creating and maintain program books for each student that includes all paperwork and information as specified by clinical guidelines, including goals and objectives and data on their progress, behavior intervention plans, emergency contacts, emergency medical information; ensure that all staff working with child review and understand this information
  • Analyze data weekly or more often as needed; meet with Clinical Director weekly to review student progress and status
  • Work under supervision of Clinical Director to meet expectations related to students, staff, and families.
  • Supervise and train staff to ensure their understanding and competence in implementing programs and behavior reduction.
  • Create strong atmosphere of teamwork and professionalism that fosters high morale, positive attitudes and sense of competence within staff
  • Attend required clinical meetings, required professional conferences and/or community outreach events throughout the year,  IEP and other client meetings
  • Implement supervisory feedback in a timely and professional manner
  • Create detailed instructions for substitutes
  • Complete quarterly staff evaluations.  Create professional development goals with staff members.
  • Complete monthly case manager reviews
  • Competently demonstrate, design, and train others in use of behavior analytic processes
  • Actively participate in initial and follow-up training in applied behavior analysis methodology and physical management
  • Willing to participate in research efforts
  • Able to successfully multi-task and manage significant responsibility
  • Work well as part of a team and able to cultivate teamwork and foster staff professional development and competence
  • Engages in activities to further knowledge of autism and applied behavior analysis
  • Adherence to a high level of professional and ethical standards
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Education and Experience:

  • A master’s degree, preferably in behavior analysis or special education (moderate to severe needs, K-12), psychology, speech and language, or related developmental field, course work in behavior analysis preferable
  • Teacher’s license/CO teacher’s license preferred
  • Certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Knowledge of and  ability to implement the principles of applied behavior analysis and of typical child development
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in supervisory capacity working with students across the autism spectrum of varying abilities at the adolescent level, specifically working with students with challenging behaviors, coordinating  individual programs and managing direct care staff
  • Ability to collaborate with other Board Certified Behavior Analysts, educators, and related service providers to develop individualized programming and curriculum, conduct functional assessments, and implement behavior reduction plans
  • Demonstrated commitment to receiving additional training and coursework in the field of autism
  • Strong communication skills
  • Keeps CPR and First Aid certification current
  • Other professional development and training as assigned

 

 

Physical Requirements of the Job:

  • Able to sit on the floor for extended periods of time
  • Able to sit and stand, kneel, crawl 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 (50lbs).
  • Able to move quickly and keep up with running children
  • Safely and effectively use physical intervention procedures with children and adolescents

 

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School Age Instructor

Responsible for assisting in client supervision and implementation of instructional and treatment programming based on ABA principles. Reports to the Program Coordinator.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred (Human Services field, Education, Special Education, or behavior analysis)
  • Knowledge of behavioral principles and instructional strategies based on behavior analysis
  • Knowledge of typical child development (developmental milestones and social/emotional development)
  • Skill in problem solving instructional and treatment programs
  • Experience working in a school, clinic and/or home setting with individuals with special needs
  • Education based or vocational work experience (Young Child through Adult)
  • Skilled in social skill development
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to 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
  • Computer literacy
  • Knowledge and experiences with assistive technology
  • Teaching certificate  preferred
  • Sign language preferred
  • Fluency in a second language preferred
  • Keep CPR and First Aid certification current

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Direct Instructional and Treatment Programs:

  • Assess students’ knowledge and skills to determine their strengths and needs
  • Adapt, and collaborate with Program Coordinator to adapt, lessons to meet the needs of   students
  • 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
  • Effectively implements crisis and physical intervention procedures
  • Assists and/or implements daily hygiene and toileting programs for students if appropriate
  • Help develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), which outline the services and accommodations each student will receive
  • Develop transition plans that outline services to help students as they graduate or move to a new school/program
  • Ensure that students are receiving the services outlined in their IEPs
  • Update IEPs throughout the school year to reflect students’ progress and goals
  • Meet with parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators to discuss students’ progress
  • Actively participate in initial and follow-up training in applied behavior analysis methodology and physical management
  • Willingness to participate in research efforts
  • Engage in activities to further knowledge of autism and applied behavior analysis
  • Other professional development and training as assigned
  • Other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to sit and stand frequently and shift positions quickly
  • Able to do the following for extended periods of time:

P  Sit/kneel on floor

P  Sit in a chair

P  Stand

P  Walk

  • Able to physically manage teenagers/young adults, including providing physical guidance, physical prompts, bending

Able to lift up to 40 pounds

  • Able to move quickly and keep up with running teenagers/young adults
  • Must pass QBS Safety Care specialist training and safely apply all physical management procedures on all school-aged children when necessary

 


Interested parties should download the employee application from the upper-right corner of this page and send a complete copy, along with a cover letter and resume toHR@fireflyautism.org.

 

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SPEECH/LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

 

Speech and Language Pathologist (Firefly Autism)

Responsible for providing consultation regarding speech/language programming for all Center-Based students in the areas of oral motor, speech and articulation, use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), receptive language, expressive language, and pragmatics. Consults with teachers and instructors on communication, speech and language programming for individual students and classrooms. Consultation must include the use of evidence-based behavioral methodology to support student learning (e.g., principles of reinforcement, prompting, modeling, shaping). Provide initial and ongoing trainings on speech and language programming for all Center-Based staff and Outreach staff as necessary. This position includes direct service to clients, including speech and language services that meet IEP goals.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Speech/Language Pathology
  • Certification of Clinical Competence (CCC)
  • Knowledge of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience across a variety of age ranges and abilities
  • School-based experience and early childhood experience
  • Familiar with sign language
  • Trained in Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT)
  • Knowledge of literacy intervention for students with moderate to severe disabilities
  • Familiar with Boardmaker software
  • Familiar with Writing with Symbols software

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Periodic observations of individual students
  • Skill probes with individual students
  • Administration of assessments as needed for programming and Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) development
  • Documentation of assessment results in writing
  • Development of IEP recommendations for students
  • Review of IEP speech and language current levels and goals for all students
  • Provides initial and ongoing trainings for all staff in the areas of speech and language as assigned by supervisor or as deemed necessary by evaluation of educational instructors’ skill levels
  • Effective implementation of crisis and physical intervention procedures

Send Resume and Cover Letter to HR@Fireflyautism.org

 

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BCBA OUTREACH CONSULTANT


Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

We are looking for the BEST BCBAs to support the children and families we serve.

The BCBA is a key role in our organization and is responsible for developing and executing individualized therapeutic and learning programs for our clients.  The BCBA supervises a caseload and therapists to support our clients, their families and teams.  We believe in a “parent engagement model”, in which the family is involved in the intervention and works in tandem with our team to implement the most effective plan for the child’s best interests.  Our BCBAs work in a variety of different settings including center based programs and in-home programs.  Our organization has established Quality of Treatment and Education as its primary strategic imperative and is dedicated to providing training, supervision, and services in accordance with BACB standards.  Join a team of BCBA-Ds, Ph.D. candidates, BCBAs and BCaBAs to change the lives of hundreds of families and children.  Our BCBAs use technology to support our implementation of programs, enhance efficiency of work with clients through reduction of administrative tasks, and further promote quality of service by enhancing communication between team members.  A BCBA experience at Firefly is second to none.

Firefly Autism Overview:  Firefly Autism is the premier provider of ABA Treatment  Services in the Rocky Mountain Region.  We serve students affected by autism and related behavioral challenges. We currently serve 180 children from 18 months to 18 years of age.  In our 10 year history, we have served hundreds of students in our early childhood, school age, home-based therapy and social skills programs.  We are in the business of Unleashing Potential by changing Can’t to Can, and are on a mission to create a world where Autism will not prevent a person, and/or their family, from having access to their lives.  Our dream is Big.  Our work is Important.  The reward is Priceless!


Education & Certification

  • Masters Degree
  • BCBA
  • Experience providing behavior analysis with learners with autism or other special needs

    Firefly Autism offers a competitive benefits program with medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) as well as short and long term disability insurance.  Full-time and part-time positions are available. In addition, we offer paid holidays and paid time off and CEU credits.  We are a fun culture with a mission to change lives on a daily basis.  If you are extremely talented, enjoy challenge, have superior work ethic and want to join an exceptional team, please apply.

 

Applicants must be able to pass fingerprinted FBI/CBI background check, and TRAILS child abuse database check.

Check us out at WWW.Fireflyautism.org

 

Please send a: 1) cover letter; 2) resume; and 3) salary history to hr@fireflyautism.org.  No phone inquiries please.

 

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Behavior Therapist (ABA) Part-Time/Full-Time

 

Firefly Autism is seeking an ABA Therapist to work in our Outreach Services Department providing home and community-based services in the Grand Junction, Colorado area. This position entails working closely with the Outreach BCBA Consultant & Division Manager and Outreach Clinical Director based in Denver. Structured one-on-one interaction/instruction in a home or community setting with children ages 18 months to 18 years of age. Responsible for implementation of instructional and treatment programming under direct supervision of a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst).

 

Weekend and Evening Hours are required

 

 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or evidence of obtaining Bachelor’s degree within12 months of seeking employment for this position.
  • Previous work experience OR interest in gaining work experience within field of ABA, psychology, special education/general education, or related field (Early Intervention through Adulthood)
  • Agreement to complete necessary ABA training to demonstrate the knowledge of behavioral principles and instructional strategies. This includes implementation of complex curriculum and behavior plans under direct supervision of BCBA as well as data collection and some direct work with parents and caregivers.
  • 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, and 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
  • First Aid/CPR training required
  • Participate in QBS Safety Care specialist training to completion and safely apply all trained physical management procedures on all school-aged children if/when necessary

 

Send your resume and cove r letter to HR@Fireflyautism.org

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EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM COORDINATOR


Description:

The program coordinator (PC) is responsible for coordinating, developing and implementing individualized programs for children 18 months to 5 years old.   Program goals should reflect good understanding of infant/child development and the principles of applied behavior analysis.  The coordinator is the main contact for the student and his or her family.  All other team members work directly with the program coordinator to ensure consistency and coordination for the student and their families.

 

Job requirements

 

  • Teacher’s license with an early childhood special education (ECSE) endorsement –CO teacher’s license preferred or must complete the CO application process
  • Board certification in behavior analysis preferred; or demonstrated work toward board certification; or professional certification in one’s field
  • Minimum one year’s experience in supervisory capacity working with students across the autism spectrum of varying abilities at the toddler-preschool level,  designing, implementing and monitoring programs and managing direct care staff
  • Colorado child care center director qualifications preferred
  • Ability to coordinate with licensed professionals (e.g. SLP, BCBA, Psychologist) to develop individualized programming, develop appropriate goals and objectives and data collection systems
  • Certification in relative assessment tools (e.g. AEPS, ADOS)—or willingness to complete
  • Proven ability in classroom management and staff development
  • Adherence to a high level of professional and ethical standards

 

COMPENSATION

Salary depends on qualifications and experience.

 

Benefits: Comprehensive health care package; generous vacation package with up to 6 weeks paid time off; paid time off; supervision from a board certified behavior analyst; weekly consultation and training with autism specialists and highly experienced clinical team

 

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter with summary of autism experience to hr@fireflyautism.org or fax to: 303-759-1194, attn HR.

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Team Support Specialist

 

General Summary:

Responsible for assisting in client supervision and implementation of instructional and treatment programming and providing support to the team in both clinical and administrative capacities across all center-based programs: Early Childhood, School Age Primary, and School Age Secondary.  Supervised by Program Coordinators (PC’s).

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build rapport with each student, creating and maintaining motivation
  • Implements skill acquisition and behavior reduction programming with students across all center-based program with integrity
  • Actively participates in improving the quality of the program
  • Assists in problem solving for programming and contributes ideas
  • Attends and participates in weekly team meetings on a rotation schedule
  • Holds confidential all knowledge of clients and their families
  • Effectively implements crisis and physical intervention procedures
  • Assists and/or implements daily hygiene and toileting programs for students as appropriate
  • Completes administrative and clinical projects as assigned
    • Making materials
    • Completing documentation reviews
    • Assisting with curriculum/target sheet writing
    • Completing case manager reviews
    • Help with overall classroom organization (cleaning, chores, etc.)
  • Delivery of medication to students across all three programs as needed
  • Actively participate in initial and follow-up training in applied behavior analysis methodology and physical management
  • Engages in activities to further knowledge of autism and applied behavior analysis
  • Keeps CPR and First Aid certification current

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, BCaBA prefered
  • 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 work cooperatively within a team
  • Relates well to parents and students
  • Able to provide leadership to and be an appropriate model for fellow employees
  • Knowledge of center policies and procedures.
  • Experience in working with a wide spectrum of age and functioning levels including early childhood development, school age educational and pre-vocational programming
  • Computer literacy

Interested parties should download the employee application from the upper-right corner of this page and send a complete copy, along with a cover letter and resume toHR@fireflyautism.org.

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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

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