Hands-on experience while you study
Working as an Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Therapist is more than a casual job – it’s a smart career move. The hands-on experience working with children in the disability space is invaluable.
Watch as we describe the Junior Therapist role and what we look for in potential applicants.
THE ROLE OF AN ABA THERAPIST
You will help children and their families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We live a family journey and aim to make a meaningful and long-lasting difference in their lives. We do this with Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).
ABA has more than 50 years of evidence-based research supporting its effectiveness.
ABA is a group of teaching procedures and interventions designed to:
- Increase positive behaviours
- Teach new skills
- Adapt behaviours to new environments and situations and
- Reduce behaviours that are harmful or hinder development.
What sets ABA apart from other therapies is that it is an evidence-based science driven by data.
As an ABA Therapist you will:
- Work with the child 1:1 in their home, school, community or in our Little Links Program
- Follow a structured program designed to teach:
- Motor and
- Self-help skills.
- Collaborate and communicate with your colleagues
- Take part in ongoing training
- Attend regular clinic meetings with your therapy team and clients
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Are you interested in working with children with special needs?
Are you looking for real world experience to support your degree?
Are you studying:
- Applied Behaviour Analysis
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Education or
- another related field?
We will consider other candidates based on their merits and background.
We are most interested in candidates with:
- Confidence thinking on their feet
- Ability to play with children (show your silly side)
- Ability to accept constructive feedback
- Good sense of humour
- Positive outlook
- Ability to work both on their own and as part of a team
Both permanent roles and casual shifts are available for a minimum of 6-8 hours per week. Shifts can be scheduled to fit around your university timetable.
When you complete ABA training, there are three streams of employment immediately available:
- Junior Therapist
- SuperSitter or
- in our Little Links school readiness program.
ABA THERAPIST TRAINING
ABAlink offers a comprehensive behaviour therapy training program. Our ABA course gives you accreditation as an Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Therapist. You will complete 40 hours of theoretical training. We then offer a practical training day for candidates who wish to work for ABAlink. Held once a month, this full day workshop is led by our Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA)®.