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Employment Opportunities

 

Positions at Firefly:

 

Early Childhood Instructor

 

School Age Instructor -Now Hiring!! 

 

Speech Language Pathologist - Now Hiring!!

 

BCBA Outreach Consultant - Now Hiring!!

 

Internships & Practicum Opportunities

 

Early Childhood Program Coordinator

 

Team Support Specialist

 

Behavior Therapist (ABA) Part-Time/Full-Time -No Hiring!!

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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 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) or eligibility for Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY)
  • 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


If you are a BCBA or are currently sitting your boards, and giving consideration to the next step in your career: we have over 300 days of sunshine a year, fantastic skiing, and great opportunities for hiking and other summer activities right at your doorstep. Professionally, Colorado is now a great place to build your career as a BCBA. The passing of the Health Insurance Mandated Autism Treatment Act (HIMAT) in July of 2010 means that funding is finally accessible to many children with autism in this state. We are looking for more BCBAs to join our outreach team at Firefly Autism. This position is a product of Firefly’s expansion into the western slope and would be based in beautiful Grand Junction, Colorado.

 

With several BCBA/BCaBA clinicians, our outreach, early childhood and school age center-based programs are highly regarded. Our early childhood leaders are credentialed in direct delivery of the Early Start Denver Model. In the research, the ESDM increased IQ by 18 points in two years. We are producing outcome measures on our treatment and can show a 70% decrease in aggression in one program and a significant increase in learning and mastery of IEP goals in another.

 

Firefly Autism is seeking a Board Certified Behavior Analyst to work as a Consultant in our Outreach expansion in the Grand Junction, Colorado area. This position entails working closely with the Clinical Director and outreach team based in Denver. We are committed to providing extensive supervision and support as we expand the reach of Firefly’s quality behavior analytic services and workplace culture.

 

This position involves overseeing all aspects of programming for students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other related disorders, ages 18 months-18 years including the details as outlined above. Grand Junction is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with the awe-inspiring natural beauty of its mesas and a dramatic red rock landscape. There are exhilarating outdoor adventures and stunning golf courses, peaceful places to reflect and unwind and a charming downtown full of great shops, restaurants, galleries and more. Grand Junction is also known as Colorado's Wine Country.

 

Part time BCBA positions in Denver are also available.



Qualifications
Education

  • Professional certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Master's degree, preferably in special education, applied behavior analysis, or psychology
  • Completion of coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis at the university level


Experience

  • At least one year experience working as an outreach consultant in the autism or developmental disability field
  • At least three years experience in supervisory capacity working with children across the autism spectrum at the preschool to high school level
  • Experience conducting preference assessments, skills assessments and functional behavior assessments
  • Experience in goal development and report writing

Compensation:

  • Commensurate with experience


Benefits:

  • Generous benefits package including paid time off and vacation
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance for employees working over 30 hours per week
  • Flex spending accounts
  • Flexible work days and time; ability to work from home and the center when seeing clients
  • Potential for career advancement
  • Compensation for drive time
  • Compensation for mileage
  • Compensation for training time
  • Access to a multidisciplinary team
  • Working with a team of highly experienced autism professionals and part of a clinical support system with a number of people who have transferred to Colorado
  • Opportunities to participate in Research projects and present at conferences
  • Firefly Autism handles the billing and administrative interfacing with clients and agencies

 



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 to HR@fireflyautism.org.

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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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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 (located under the "Forms and Information" section of this page) 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

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