ABA Therapist for Children with Autism
Now Offering a $500 Hiring Bonus!
Looking for a great organization to support your career in Applied Behavior Analysis? (ABA)
Join AZA United, a 2023 Arizona Top Workplace winner, known around the valley as a community-based organization that provides compassionate and life-changing care for individuals with autism. We understand that it takes great people to provide great therapy, as well as a wonderful work environment for our teammates. That’s why we prioritize staff support, professional development, career growth, and having lots of fun. We learn together every day as we make a big difference in the lives of children and families. As a nonprofit organization, we are in it for one reason only – to help people in need. To see if this might be the right opportunity for you, here are 5 signs that you're a fit for Team AZA.
About the Job
Our ABA Treatment Services team is growing, and we are hiring! We offer ABA services in-home throughout the valley, as well as in-clinic at our legendary East Valley Center in Mesa, and our brand new, state of the art West Valley Center in Avondale.
We serve families in all areas of Maricopa County, so positions are available VALLEYWIDE!
We are currently hiring for part-time in-home ABA Therapists. We also have a limited number of full-time clinic-based roles available. As for compensation, we offer some of the best pay rates among local ABA Therapy companies, ranging from $19 to $27/hour depending on your experience and qualifications.
About Our ABA Program
AZA United's CEO and clinical Vice Presidents are all BCBAs, which has made ABA treatment a central component of the organization's interdisciplinary care model that focuses on collaboration and child-centered learning. We have developed a unique Treatment Philosophy for Compassionate Care that guides our ABA service model along several key pillars, including: Family Centered-Care, Humble Collaboration, and Improving Quality of Life. Click the link above to read the blog and learn all about it.
The role of an ABA Therapist (also known as Behavior Technician) is an excellent way to launch or expand your career in the field of autism treatment. If you are not yet nationally certified, our team will provide all the training and supervision you need to become a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). If you want to stay in the field of ABA therapy long-term, we offer an in-house mentoring program and career path to becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
If you plan to explore other autism treatment fields in the future, this experience will serve you well in many roles such as speech or occupational therapist, psychologist, counselor, special education teacher, etc. We have many other clinical services at AZA United that collaborate with our ABA team to provide interdisciplinary care for families, so everyone is always learning and improving treatment quality for our families. Most of all, we make sure ABA therapy is always lots of fun for kids and staff, because there’s nothing more rewarding than doing something you love!
Perks & Benefits
This role is typically part-time but can offer more hours. All Behavior Technicians (including part-time) are eligible for a $500 hiring bonus, 401k matching, paid sick time, a robust employee assistance program (EAP) and more. For full-time Behavior Technicians (30+ hours/week), AZA United offers employee health benefits after a 6-month period, which includes health, dental and vision insurance, and ability to meet PFLS student loan forgiveness requirements. Additional benefits such as PTO and holiday pay, disability insurance and life insurance are included for full-time staff in our Clinic BT role.
One of the things Behavior Technicians tend to look for when evaluating different employers is training and professional development. This is an area where AZA United goes above and beyond. To begin, every new Behavior Technician spends 2 weeks completing a hands-on paid training program at one of our ABA clinics. These centers are our models for ABA excellence, and we want every ABA Therapist to have the opportunity to learn in that environment, surrounded by peers and seasoned BCBAs. You will also get to know your teammates well even if you intend to work primarily in client homes, because it is important to feel connected to your team. After that, all Behavior Technicians participate in monthly professional development seminars hosted by our senior ABA staff members, and all of that is paid time as well. Ultimately, the feedback we most consistently receive from our Behavior Technicians is that they feel supported and mentored by our senior staff, which comes in part from frequent supervision and oversight sessions with our BCBAs as well as hands-on training for each new client.
Before you apply for this job, make sure you meet the following criteria:
Staff must be able to provide their own transportation. If providing in-home services, you must have your own car and at least 3 years of driving experience.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and be at least 18 years old.
Applicants must have at least 6 months of paid or unpaid work experience working with individuals with disabilities.
More About AZA United
For more than 15 years, AZA United has been one of the state’s premier autism organizations. In addition to ABA Therapy, we also provide speech and occupational therapy, diagnostic evaluations, counseling and more.
In 2021 and 2023, AZA United was named a Top Arizona Workplace winner because we provide a collaborative work environment focused on transparent communication, teamwork and professional growth.
AZA United has the highest level of accreditation from the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE), which evaluates ABA therapy companies for best practices in treatment quality and staff support.
To learn more about why great people choose to work at AZA United, please visit: https://www.azaunited.org/whyaza
Ready to get started? Join our team and change some lives...including yours!
Autism knows no race, religion, gender, or identity. We need and value diversity and inclusion in our workforce in order to fully support our families. AZA United welcomes applicants of any race, age, religion, gender, identity or any other aspect which makes you unique.
Clink the link to see why BTs join AZA United: https://www.youtube.com/5reasonsBTsjoinAZA