Employment with Project HOPE Foundation
Project HOPE Foundation provides a number of career paths for people who are looking for positions that allow them to impact the autism community - in therapy, in classrooms, and in support. Additionally, Project HOPE Foundation is committed to facilitating employment for adults with autism through our partnership with Big Brain Staffing.
In our Hope Reach program, we currently employ 2 levels of therapists, Line Therapists and Lead Therapists. Line therapists work one-on-one everyday with clients in 2-4 hour sessions, targeting skills such as language, play, and replacements for problem behavior. Lead Therapists spend approximately 6 hours per week overseeing client’s programs and progress in sessions with the Line Therapist. Hope Reach provides a fast paced, fun, and challenging environment for staff and their clients. We work in a team model, with each client having a team consisting of Line Therapists, a Lead Therapist, and oversight from a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
Requirements to be a Line Therapist include a High School Diploma, 18 years of age, completion of the Hope Reach Employment Application, completion of Hope Reach’s Line Therapist training, as well as CPR/First Aid certification (which is completed onsite).
Requirements to be a Lead Therapist include all of the above for the Line Therapist plus a 4-year degree, 500 hours of Line Therapist experience, and completion of the Lead Therapist Application and Interview.
If you are interested in learning more about employment at Hope Reach, please contact us (864) 476-7400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of our programs require the support of staff focused on the day-to-day internal workings of our organization. Positions focused on scheduling ABA Therapy for over 300 clients and therapists, intake of new clients and new hires, medical credentials and billing of all clients and therapists, and administrative assistants are all a part of our Project HOPE Team.
There are currently no administrative openings.
Project HOPE Foundation currently employs 23 Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) through our Hope Reach (an EIBI service) and Hope Alive (adult and teen services) programs. Current BCBAs are welcome to complete the employment application to pursue a position within Project HOPE Foundation.
For Lead Therapists interested in pursuing their BCBA certification, Hope Reach is currently partnered with Florida Institute of Technology’s ABA Hybrid Masters Program as a satellite campus. Students are able to work full time while taking courses and completing practicum hours onsite.
HOPE Academy is one-of-a-kind inclusion based preschool and elementary program that includes students with autism in mainstream classrooms. Bridging the Gap (BTG) is an educational program based on the core principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) that seeks to provide an appropriate and productive classroom environment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). These classrooms consist of one Lead Teacher and on RBT Assistant.
Adults with Autism
As our every-growing population on the autism spectrum grows older, the issue of post-school programs becomes increasingly critical. How do we locate potential employment opportunities that match the skills of these individuals on the autism spectrum and provide incentives to employers to hire them? How do we effectively train and support this population so that they can become competitive members of the work force? Our answer is Project Fulfillment, an innovative but simple approach to this problem: the use of a staffing company coupled with an ABA service provider.