ABA Instructor

Job Description

Job Title: ABA Instructor

Reports to: Support Staff assigned to his or her lead student, the Program Director, and the Director of The Aurora School

Summary: Provide instruction that is based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Verbal Behavior

The Aurora School is a 12-month day program that provides a collaborative and innovative learning environment for students for students 5-22 years of ages with Autism and other developmental disabilities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for day-to-day student programming
  • Learn and carry out student programming and Behavior Plans for up to 4-6 students
  • Implement a student’s Individual Education Program (IEP), Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP), or program goals under the supervision and direction of the supervisor
  • Record and track IEP progress through daily data collection
  • Create, maintain, and organize a student’s materials and work space
  • Manage student data, including daily probe sheets, progress reports, BIPs, and behavioral data sheets
  • Provide input on student progress in quarterly progress reports to parents and/or school systems or as required
  • Work collaboratively with other disciplines, such as BCBAs, OTs, and SLPs, and other teach members, such as other ABA Instructors
  • Attending staff and classroom meetings
  • Cooperative and flexible participation within a team and among other teams
  • Attend Community Based Instruction (CBI) to help students generalize skills
  • Other job related duties and responsibilities assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications (Essential Experience, Responsibilities, and Skills)

  • Knowledge of ABA Principles and Verbal Behavior
  • Experience working with individuals with autism and/or other special needswho are vocal and/or non-vocal with behavioral issues
  • Knowledge and experience with assistive technology
  • Ability to problem solve academic and behavior intervention programs
  • Experience with data collection and analysis
  • Experience with high intensity behavior issues/physical aggressive behavior
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel


  • High School diploma required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, education, speech, or other related field preferred

Professional Development and Training

  • Attend all mandatory staff and team meetings
  • Attend monthly training and professional development opportunities presented by the school, as required
  • Complete Aurora Specific training during an initial 90-day period from start date
  • Implement Professional Crisis Management (PCM) Techniques after completing and receiving a passing score on the training components

Physical Requirements

  • Standing and walking for extended periods of time
  • Effectively implement and physically implement PCM procedures (when trained)
  • Frequent change in position from sitting to standing to walking
  • Ability to bend, reach, lift, and hold objects


  • Full employee covered health and dental insurance, optional vision plan
  • Employer paid Life/AD&D, short and long term disability insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts with employer contribution to healthcare FSA
  • Employee sponsored 401k plan
  • Paid sick and personal days, along with paid school holidays and closures (follow LCPS)
  • Supervision for those pursuing BACB Certification as BCaBA, BCBA, and/or RBT

Contact Information

Please send cover letter and resume to Amy Metaxa, Administrative Director, at ametaxa@thearcofloudoun.org.

The Arc of Loudoun is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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