ABA Therapist for Children with Autism
Looking for a great organization to support your career in Applied Behavior Analysis? (ABA)
Join AZA United, a 2021 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.
About the Job
Our ABA Treatment Services team is growing, and we are hiring! We offer ABA therapy both in-home throughout the valley and in-clinic at our East Valley Center in Mesa. We serve families in all areas of Maricopa County, so positions are available VALLEYWIDE!
This is a part-time role that can lead to more hours over time, and we offer some of the best pay rates among ABA Therapy companies, from $19 to $26/hour, depending on your experience and qualifications. In addition, this role will receive an additional $4.00/hour as a 2022 bonus for all work conducted between September 1st and December 31st!
The role of 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 don’t already have it, our team will provide all the training and supervision you need to become nationally certified as 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 become 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 including speech therapist, psychologist, special education teacher, etc. We have many other clinical services and professionals 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 the kids. Most of all, we make sure ABA therapy is always tons 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) also receive 401k matching, paid sick time, enrollment in 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 Technician 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 our ABA clinic in Mesa. The East Valley Center is our model 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 a monthly virtual professional development seminar hosted by our senior ABA staff members, and all of that is paid time for you 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 monthly 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 to get to client homes (or to the ABA clinic).
Applicants must have afternoon availability (afterschool hours) at least 2 days/week.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and be at least 18 years old.
Applicants must have at least ONE of the following levels of experience:
6 months of paid work experience working with individuals with special needs; or…
2 years of full-time coursework from an accredited school/college, in a field of study related to human services (Education, Health Sciences, Psychology, etc.).
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, 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
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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.