Early Learning Institute

The Early Learning Institute (ELI) Behavioral Therapist Position

Job Summary:

Administer applied behavior analysis (ABA) programming to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) under supervision of a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Work with interdisciplinary team of professionals supporting children with ASD in inclusive settings.



•    Between 20 and 40 hours per week

•    Work in an exciting environment with children ages 2-5, with a diagnosis of ASD

•    Serve as a behavior therapist in one-to-one, small group, and inclusive settings

•    Administer therapeutic behavioral supports in inclusive setting

•    Support children in all areas of development

•    Implement all teaching and behavior plans developed by the BCBA

•    Collect and maintain data during all sessions

•    Maintain confidentiality of all children, families, and staff

•    Participate as an active team member, attending collaboration meetings, in-service trainings, and workshops



•    B.S. or B.A. degree in Behavior Analysis, Psychology, Child Development, Education, or Special Education preferred, or be a Registered Behavior Technician

•    May need to lift a minimum of 50 pounds

•    Computer skills related to word documents, spreadsheet development, and data management

•    For full-time employment: Must be able to work 8:00 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday

•    For part-time employment: Must be able to work 8:00 am-12:30 pm Monday-Friday or 12:00-4:30 pm Monday-Friday



•    Experience with children with ASD or related disorders

•    Knowledge and implementation of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

•    Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, flexible environment

•    Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative setting

•    Verbal and written communication skills



•    Competitive pay

•    Supervision of fieldwork required for Board Certified Behavior Analyst or Associate Behavior Analyst

•    Extensive training in applied behavior analysis (ABA)

•    Opportunity to support and learn about research studies occurring at the Institute



Locations in East Lansing, Lansing and Holt


To Apply:

Send your resume and cover letter to Gretchen Ewart, ewartgre@msu.edu

Website: http://earlylearning.msu.edu/

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