ABA Supervisor - Early Years

Posted 4 April by BeyondAutism Easy Apply

About BeyondAutismBeyondAutism is a registered charity dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable children living with severe autism. Using specialist teaching methods we make breakthroughs in communication that dramatically improve a child’s ability to cope and make sense of a confusing world. We help those with autism live fuller lives and we enable families to cope with the disorder so that they can see beyond to a brighter future. In addition to running BeyondAutism Schools, BeyondAutism also offers outreach, training and consultancy services.

About BeyondAutism Early Years Provision BeyondAutism have developed a new, innovative service to engage with families at the earliest point of their child’s life. We use the latest research and evidence from ABA/VB practice, delivered by a multidisciplinary team. Our developmentally informed, parent led workshops supported by professionals, will be organised to address engagement, communication and play using the Early Years curriculum, Development Matters and the Early Years Denver Model.

Job Purpose

Leadership of the Early Years Team.

What we expect of you

Behaviour reduction plans

  • To analyse problem behaviour and develop behaviour reduction plans based on the principles of applied behaviour analysis
  • Ensuring all behaviour reduction plans are approved by a certified behaviour analyst (BCaBA / BCBA) - if post holder still undergoing training
  • To monitor the effectiveness of behaviour reduction plans and make adjustments as required on a 2 weekly basis or more frequently if necessary
  • To consult with a BCBA when considering the use of consequence based procedures to reduce problem behaviour and monitor the effect that such procedures are having on the frequency, duration and intensity of problem behaviour on a daily basis, ensuring all such plans are approved by a BCBA and the Heads of School
  • To explain and demonstrate the implementation of behaviour reduction plans to parents
  • To monitor the success of behaviour reduction plans and the record keeping
  • To model implementation of behaviour reduction plan to parents

National curriculum and group teaching

  • To demonstrate outstanding group teaching of young children and parents and support Tutors in their group teaching
  • To be familiar with Development Matters
  • To plan for and oversee the teaching of group skills lessons
  • To oversee and advise on the use of reinforcement, data taking and group responding of pupils
  • To link national curriculum assessments back to Verbal Behaviour assessments and provide support for ABA Tutors in collecting evidence for national curriculum assessments

Training

  • To provide on-going training, guidance and demonstrations to ABA Tutors, using the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis in order to maximise pupil progress and promote good teaching practice
  • To provide scientific theory training to Early Years team
  • To support parents in teaching age appropriate play and social skills
  • To provide training and support to parents ensuring that they are confident
  • To conduct termly competencies on ABA Tutors and provide on-going training based on the outcomes of those competencies
  • To provide written feedback for any training given in the form of training notes
  • To keep up to date with and follow current school policies so that good practice can be modelled and provided to staff in your classes

Staff management

  • To monitor the professional conduct of ABA Tutors, to address issues as they arise and to keep the Head of Outreach
  • To attend and contribute to 6 month reviews for ABA tutors
  • To prepare for and attend 3 and 6 month reviews for Tutors in their probationary period and yearly performance management meetings for Tutors
  • To provide the Early Years Team with a weekly timetable and ensure that the timetable is adhered to

Pupil progress

To oversee initial assessments of new pupils, write a baseline assessment report and meet with parents to discuss the report

To provide both one to one and group instruction using ABA procedures and demonstrate good teaching practice at all times

To be responsible for overseeing the efficiency and accuracy of assessments of each pupil (VB-MAPP, ABLLS-R, AFLS, EFL and B-Squared) and ensure that they are updated at least every 6 months

To support ABA Tutors in developing Individual Target Sheets for each family

To be responsible for overseeing, developing and introducing programmes for families

To adjust teaching strategies and put in programme changes where the child is not making satisfactory progress

To oversee and contribute to End of Programme Reports produced by the ABA Tutors

To liaise with the Speech and Language Therapist to ensure that the targets they set are incorporated into each pupil’s programmes and to report and feedback on pupil’s progress.

Parent communication

  • To offer parents continuous training related to their child’s individual programme during each session To work with parents to discuss concerns and implementation of strategies
  • To support and encourage parents during the sessions, empower parents and further develop their skills
  • To provide emotional support to parents as appropriate
  • To regularly provide information on Aba for parents

Pupil welfare

Safeguarding the security, safety and wellbeing of pupils at all times during school hours, in school and out in the community reporting any concerns in accordance with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Polic

Reference: 34828538

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