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Take your first step in becoming an early intensive behavioural intervention (EIBI) therapist.

EIBI therapists are in high demand across Australia, and the world.

Being an early intensive behavioural intervention (EIBI) therapist at abalink is more than just a part-time or casual job. It’s a smart career move. The hands-on nature of the work is invaluable for any individual who is committed to working with children in the disability field over the longer term.

The role of an EIBI therapist

  • Work 1:1 with children in the home, at school and in the community
  • Follow a structured program designed to teach language, play, social, motor and self-help skills to children with autism or related disorders.
  • Participate in a thorough initial training program with instruction in Autism, early intensive behaviour interventions, verbal behaviour, teaching strategies, behaviour management, data collection and ethics.
  • Participate in ongoing training and attend meetings regularly scheduled for each child and their family.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively communicate with your colleagues and team.

Experience

Typically, we look for EIBI therapists who are studying psychology, or related fields with the view of working with children with special needs. However, we do consider all candidates on their merits.

Skills required

What we look for most is patience, creativity, discretion and the confidence to think on your feet. Having a good sense of humour and a positive outlook are imperative. You need to be able to accept constructive feedback, work independently, and as part of a team.
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Achieve junior therapist accreditation

The first step in becoming an EIBI Therapist and achieving accreditation as a Junior Therapist is to complete our Online Introductory Training and Workshop. This includes 6 hours of hands-on practical training in small groups at our clinic.
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eLearning Introductory Training

abalink’s student therapist competency modules combine theory as well as role play exercises. Students undergo both written and practical assessments to attain the specific standards required to commence working as part of an EIBI Therapy Team.
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