hatsWe are always looking for motivated people to join our team. If you believe you would make a competent Program Manager, Senior Therapist or RBT, please read the role descriptions below.

If you are interested in applying for any of the positions below please click the “apply now” button and attach your cover letter and current CV.

 

 

Program Managers


As a Program Manager, you will be responsible for the design, implementation and evaluation of programs and behaviour intervention plans for children. Program Managers will also be involved in the training and development of and senior therapists to ensure the effective delivery of the program. This will involve overlapping with new therapists on each case until confident that the new therapist can work independently. Program Managers are responsible for responding to parent enquiries about the child’s program and depending on their availability, they may also conduct one on one therapy with a child prior to team meetings or in between team meetings. Program Managers will take detailed notes at team meetings, including specific programs, instructions, behavioural interventions, new materials needed and any parent training which may be recommended. You will be responsible for answering therapists’ questions and ensure consistency across programs by reading notes and data and speaking with the team to address specific concerns. You will need to implement changes made at team meetings, which includes adding new programs with specific instructions to the therapy team about how each program should proceed.

Key result areas:

  • Ongoing supervision and program management of individual clients
  • Presentation at and Senior Therapist training workshops
  • Preparation and implementation of and Senior Therapist assessments
  • Assist the Clinical Director and Human Resources Consultant in the and Senior Therapist performance reviews
  • Modification/review of current training presentations
  • Conduct client intakes
  • Implementation of external workshops/presentations
  • Attendance and summary report/presentation at conferences
  • Ongoing education and training, and/or research project/presentation (e.g. poster presentation), and/or business proposal (approved by Clinical Director)
  • Attendance at Program Manager meetings every 4 weeks
  • Minimum 3 client review feedback forms and one team meeting video to be provided to Clinical director prior to Program Manager meetings

Essential criteria:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor of Psychology or other relevant degree
  • 3 years full time equivalent demonstrated experience as a senior therapist in Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Acted as a senior therapist for a minimum of 12 children
  • Demonstrated ability to program and implement skill based programs for a wide variety of abilities
  • Experience working with children and families with additional needs, particularly Autism, utilising a family centred approach
  • Experience in the field of early intervention
  • Demonstrated ability to work in collaborative consultation with a multidisciplinaryteam
  • 38 hours per week availability
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport with families
  • Independence, enthusiasm and flexibility
  • Commitment to quality delivery of service
  • Current drivers licence
  • Current First Aid certificate

Preferred criteria:

  • applyCompleted post graduate degree in relevant field
  • Completed or studying for a BCaBA or BCBA degree
  • 2 years program manager experience
  • Programming experience for at least 18 children

 

Senior Therapists


The Senior Therapist is an integral part of the Aspire therapy team as their work directly influences the success of the child. You will be responsible for the provision of senior therapy services in the implementation of programs and behaviour intervention plans for children. As a senior therapist you will also be involved in the training and development of and or independent therapists to ensure the effective delivery of the program. This will involve overlapping with new therapists on each case until confident that the new therapist can work independently. Senior therapists are responsible for responding to parent enquiries and referring any concerns about the child’s program to the relevant Program Manager. You will be responsible for answering therapists’ questions and ensure consistency across programs by reading notes and data and liaising with the team and Program Manager to address specific concerns. You will need to implement changes made at team meetings, which includes adding new programs with specific instructions to the and/or independent therapy team about how each program should proceed.

Key result areas

  • Provide regular top quality therapy in home, school and clinic settings to individual clients and assist with case management under the direction of the Program Manager
  • Act as a liaison between therapists ( and independents) and the Program Manager
  • Assisting new families to set up the therapy environment prior to starting a program and ensure the environment is maintained during the course of therapy
  • Initiating newly designed programs and probing for existing skill sets with clients prior to formal teaching as per the direction of the Program Manager
  • Assist in presentations at training workshops as well as providing high quality parent training
  • Reporting to the Program Manager on client progress and providing recommendations for changes to the program prior to team meetings
  • Assist in the preparation and implementation of Therapist assessments
  • Assist in the modification/review of current training presentations
  • Provide ‘on-the-job’ training to RBTs and/or independent therapists including therapist evaluation form. This includes evaluating therapists’ therapy skills and providing feedback to them based on their performance
  • Ensure families are meeting administrative program requirements i.e. scheduling hours of therapy, scheduling external meetings with (pre)schools and Program Manager, providing necessary materials
  • Administrative responsibilities including the checking and marking of therapy exams
  • Overlapping with less experienced therapists when they are starting a new program or joining an existing team to ensure that they are ready to work independently
  • Providing coverage where possible for other therapists who are unable to make their sessions

Essential criteria

  • Bachelor of Psychology or other relevant degree
  • Successful completion of senior therapy training (internal applicants) and senior therapy exam. External applicants can attend Advanced Training (which includes shadow training, advanced verbal behaviour, play and socialisation)
  • 2 years full time equivalent demonstrated experience as a therapist in Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • A minimum of 15 hours and maximum 38 hours availability per week
  • Demonstrated ability to implement skill based programs for a wide variety of abilities
  • Experience working with children and families with additional needs, particularly Autism, utilising a family centred approach
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently
  • A capacity to develop leadership skills
  • Working knowledge in the field of early intervention
  • Demonstrated ability to work in collaborative consultation with a multidisciplinary team
  • applyExcellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport with families
  • Independence, enthusiasm and flexibility
  • Commitment to quality delivery of service
  • Own a car with a current drivers licence
  • Current First Aid certificate

 

Registered Behaviour Technician


The RBT is an integral part of the Aspire therapy team as their work directly influences the success of the child. You will be responsible for the provision of therapy services in the implementation of programs and behaviour intervention plans for children. As an Aspire therapist you will also need to respond to emails/phone calls, meet timesheet deadlines, attend client sessions and team meetings as well as participate in staff meetings and training workshops. Therapists are responsible for the following duties:

Clinical duties

  • Therapists will adhere to the programs and techniques as specified in each child’s program
  • Therapists will attend and take notes at all team meetings
  • Therapists will provide appropriate feedback and suggestions during each clinic meeting
  • Therapists will volunteer to perform programs during each team meeting
  • Therapists will provide therapeutic intervention in a caring and nurturing manner and will diligently adhere to the guidelines of all behaviour management strategies
  • Therapists will immediately communicate any unusual incidents or concerns regarding the child’s program to the Senior Therapists and / or Program Manager

Administrative duties

  • Therapists will represent Aspire in a professional, loyal, and ethical manner and will make daily decisions which are in accordance with Aspire policies and procedures
  • Therapists will adhere to all Aspire policies and procedures as specified in the Employee Agreement and Human Resources Handbook
  • Therapists will work cooperatively and courteously with Aspire staff and families
  • Therapists will arrive at scheduled sessions on time. If delayed, therapists will inform families and the Administration Manager and will complete the total scheduled hours from their time of arrival
  • In the event of a scheduling change, therapists will submit their request to the Administration Manager
  • In the event of a cancellation, therapists will inform the Administration Manager and the family and will either find a replacement therapist to work that session or will reschedule the session for a later date
  • Upon request, therapists will immediately provide the Administration Manager or any other office staff with updated documentation related to employment
  • Therapists will not duplicate or disseminate Aspire material with authorisation from their Program Manager
  • Therapists will accurately complete and submit timesheets to the Administration Manager. Each timesheet must have the method of confirmation of hours by the family with whom the therapist works
  • At the time of separation of employment, therapists will provide the Administration Manager at least one months written notice

Key Result Areas:

  • Providing regular top quality therapy in home, school and clinic settings to individual clients and assist with case management under the direction of the Senior Therapist and Program Manager
  • Assisting new families to set up the therapy environment prior to starting a program and ensure the environment is maintained during the course of therapy
  • Delivering newly designed programs and probing for existing skill sets with clients prior to formal teaching as per the direction of the Senior Therapist and Program Manager
  • Providing coverage where possible for other therapists who are unable to make their sessions

Essential criteria:

  • Currently studying Bachelor of Psychology or other relevant degree
  • Successful completion of Aspire RBT exam following comprehensive training delivered by Aspire
  • Minimum 6 months commitment (resignation prior to 6 months results in return of training cost $450)
  • A minimum of 15 hours availability per week
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of the field of early intervention
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport with families
  • applyIndependence, enthusiasm and flexibility
  • Commitment to quality delivery of service
  • Own a car with a current drivers licence
  • Current First Aid certificate

More information about becoming an RBT can be found here.