We know that Psychology has a wide range of applications, so we are looking for those special individuals who have made a decision towards their career path. If you are considering working in the Autism sector and believe you can commit to a long-term opportunity towards a dedicated career in the teaching of children with Autism; to enable them to be the best they can be – then come join us!
We are looking for individuals who are committed to learning how to deliver behaviour analytic services to children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in a home-based, a clinic location and in group settings. Applicants will be considered for Behaviour Technician and program managing positions across multiple early intervention teams. Training programs are supervised by a Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA-D) and opportunities for gaining RBT, BCaBA and BCBA fieldwork experience will be considered on an individual basis.
Initial Clinical Training Modules
Intensive training modules will take place before you begin with AES. Although you will have a good basis of the theory aspect from your Psychology degree, it is all-important that you learn the practical teaching approach required, when dealing with children with a spectrum disorder.
In the beginning, therapy staff are often overwhelmed when initially learning to apply the principles of behaviour analysis and specialized applications such as discrete trial teaching, along with the collection of data in each child’s individualised program. Therefore, the training modules are set-up to address these principles and provide the practical skills required for the hands-on teaching of children on the spectrum.
Reducing problem behaviour is at the heart of a behaviour analyst’s role; in fact, it is an area in which they excel, so becoming proficient in this science is essential to your career.
Consistency of approach is vital so frequent skill assessment of all clinical staff members is done to demonstrate if training procedures are indeed effective and significantly individualised and adapted to a student’s characteristics such as age, developmental abilities, and learning style. Therefore, the training of Behaviour Interventionists requires that each individual has a thorough grounding over all aspects of each child’s program to ensure that consistency and flexibility are present.
Our Behaviour Interventionists are all required to obtain and maintain the minimum Registered Behaviour Technician credential with the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board. Ongoing training and supervision is provided by our BCBA-D.
Our Behaviour Interventionists are also required to obtain and maintain a working with children check and national police clearance.
Continuous Professional Development
AES training adheres to strict guidelines and all Behaviour Interventionists take part in continuing formal training in order to meet the competencies to progress in this career path. This includes assessments at each level of accreditation, 75% attendance at regular team training modules and regular standard follow-up from Case Managers during session times and training meetings. Weekly review information is also submitted.
Clinical Training: Seniority and Beyond!
In order for you to apply for progression in your career path, it is necessary for you to attend and meet the competencies at each level of the process, before seniority is considered.
More information will be supplied on entry to each level.
Volunteering/Work Experience Opportunities
If you feel you are not yet ready to commit to Autism as a career, or your University timetable is tight, or you would simply like to make a difference in the life of a child with Autism, why not volunteer for our Social Clubs. Working with our Senior Facilitators will provide an amazing insight into not only Autism itself but will teach you many skills that will enhance your knowledge towards your degree. You will receive a recognition certificate that you can include in your resume portfolio.
If you are in the senior year of secondary education, tertiary level or an education facility seeking work experience for your students and feel there would be a benefit from an opportunity to understand more about the ASD condition and get an insight into a career in this field, please call our clinic and speak with our Practice Manager on (08) 9240 5800.
If you would like to register your interest in a volunteer position or an exciting career opportunity, please complete the relevant registration form below.