Employment Opportunities

Our staff is a close knit, energetic, passionate, dedicated and all around fun crew.  You will find the quality of professional life at PAAL unparalleled to that of traditional private schools or of school districts.

PAAL is a specialty secondary-educational program for adolescents across the autism spectrum
between the ages of 14 and 21, which establishes a professional collaboration between the
educational system, families, and the community-at-large.  The primary goal of the PAAL
program is to identify and teach the skills which must be mastered to prepare the student for
their post-21 years.  Since best practices indicate that individuals with autism learn better in the
naturally-occurring environment, the program utilizes the community as its classroom.  By so
doing, the fundamental principles of transition and integration into the community for adult life
are supported. PAAL also provides services through the Consolidated, Person Family Driven and
Autism Waivers to graduates of the PAAL program. Professional staff oversee programming for
these adults during the regular PAAL school hours consistent with the PAAL clinical model.

Primary Components of our program:

  • School Day
  • ABA Based Programming in an Intensive Learning Environment
  • Entirely Community-Based Instruction
  • Curriculum and Learning Opportunities Specifically Tailored to the Defined Characteristics of Adult Life
  • Adaptive Physical Education
  • Emphasis on Pragmatic Communication
  • Sexuality Training
  • Home and Coordination
  • Life Skills/Respite Transition House

Competitive Salary and Benefits:

Comprehensive Package including healthcare (medical and dental), PTO, 401(k) retirement planning with company match, life insurance, short term disability including maternity coverage, stipend towards a gym membership, and robust professional development opportunities.

Why PAAL?

Clinical programming is truly individualized and driven by best practice and the state of the science in autism and ABA, not state initiatives.   We value our professional staff and invest in and rely upon their abilities, giving each behavior analyst ownership of their behavior analytic approach to behavior change. Compensation is not based on billable hours which encourages intellectual collaboration, staff oversight, and creativity in program development.

 

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

 

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (click here to see the job description)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following

  • Administer assessments including VB MAPP, ABLLS-R, AFLS Essentials for Living, Functional Assessments, and Functional Analysis’
  • Develop and modify behavior plans for each child on caseload as needed
  • Develop and modify Instructional Plans
  • Document progress on goals
  • Instruct, motivate, and assist clients
  • Facilitate Natural Environment Training
  • Observe client during treatment, compile and evaluate data on patient responses to treatments and progress
  • Train and supervise direct care/DSP staff on ABA.
  • Directly observe treatments administered by DSP staff and collect IOA and Fidelity data.
  • Review documentation and data collection and provide feedback.
  • Confer with members of ABA therapy staff and other team members, individually and in Analysis meetings/IEP/ISP meetings, to exchange, discuss, and evaluate client information for planning, modifying, and coordinating treatment programs
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested
  • Adhere to all PA requirements Re: Progress notes/billing and audit procedures
  • Additional expanded responsibilities for Clinical Director Position – Ph.D or Ed.D preferred

Summary of benefits:

PTO & Sick Time

4 weeks vacation
4 sick days
1 week conference time (conference expenses supported)

Health Care

Gym Membership

401K Retirement Plan (Company matches at 20%)

Short Term Disability

Life Insurance

ABAI Membership Fees

CEC Fees

Tuition Reimbursement

APPLY NOW:
http://www.paalprogram.org/Application.docx

If interested, please fill out the above job application and email to Gloria Satriale, Executive Director:
gsatriale@paalprogram.org

Direct Support Professional (click here to see the job description)

Job Description:
Teaching Position – NO CERTIFICATION REQUIRED Immediate Opening for dedicated, hardworking, and compassionate individuals. Small program for individuals with autism in Downingtown, PA year round, community-based, ABA program for adolescents and adults with autism. PERFECT for TSS/PCA looking for full time and benefits.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree Preferred in Counseling, Gerontology, Social Work, Education, and Psychology.

Requirements:

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Must have excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Flexibility is a must
  • Access to reliable transportation with a clean driving record
  • Criminal background, FBI, and child abuse clearances

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with team members in the development, implementation, and evaluation of Treatment Plans and Instructional Protocols for clients/students.
  • Provide one-to-one; one-to-two, one-to-three direct interventions and instructional/treatment protocols, modeling for the student/client, parents, family members, school personnel, community members and others, appropriate behaviors necessary for successful adjustment and immersion into community participation and living as guided by Clinical Team.
  • Provide behavior management, conflict resolution, anger management, and peer interaction.
  • Provide instruction for skill acquisition in all domains necessary for quality of life including domestic living skills, leisure skills, vocational skills, sexuality, safety, social skills, and community navigation.
  • Work with clients/students to provide stabilization of the student in the home, school, and community.
  • Follow all regulations, protocols, programs and schedules as guided by Clinical Team.
  • Collect data and document progress notes
  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned by direct supervisor.
  • Job Type: Full-time

Summary of benefits:

PTO & Sick Time
1 year – 3years of service : 13days;
3 years – 6 years: 18 days;
6+ years: 23 days

Health Care

Gym Membership

401K Retirement Plan (Company matches at 20%)

Short Term Disability

Life Insurance

Tuition Reimbursement

APPLY NOW:
http://www.paalprogram.org/Application.docx

If interested, please fill out the above job application and email to Gloria Satriale, Executive Director:
gsatriale@paalprogram.org

 

 

 

 

IT Coordinator / Media Specialist

Responsibilities and Qualifications:

Networking:
Knowledge of SMB shares, FTP file sharing, using network attached storage
- How to access and configure network hardware including routers, access points, switches
- Knowledge of TCP/IP, static vs. dynamic IP addresses, how to assign devices a static IP
- Knowledge of port forwarding and other firewall features
- Experience with IP cameras and NVRs is preferred, but not required
- Certifications are preferred (A+, Cisco, Google), but not required

Web Development:
- Comfortable using WordPress to manage content
- Knowledge of HTML, CSS, JS a big plus but not required
- Comfortable using FTP and installing server-side web software
- Comfortable editing domain DNS records

Media:
- Some experience with graphic design (Photoshop, Paint.NET, GIMP)
- Some experience with video production and editing (Premiere Pro, Vegas, DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut)
- Familiarity with modern video codecs, file formats and methods to convert between them
- Experience with CLI apps ffmpeg and youtube-dl is a bonus
- Familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud is preferred, but not required

Microsoft
- Experience with Office 365 administration
- Proficient using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) to create and edit documents and designs for printing

Computer hardware / general
- Understand user requirements and procedures
- Review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations
- Determine cost, timetable, and compatibility for new systems
- Previous experience in IT, computer science, or other related fields
- Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
- Ability to learn new technologies quickly​​​​​​​
- Knowledge of current and previous generations desktop, laptop and AIO, etc. PC hardware
- Able to diagnose which parts are damaged / failing in a PC and what their replacement should be
- Ensure backups of critical data are up to date and are regularly tested
- Able to install, configure and troubleshoot Windows and Mac operating systems
- Expertise with iOS and Android mobile operating systems. Especially iOS.
Available to troubleshoot basic IT issues for other staff on short notice

Summary of benefits:

PTO & Sick Time
1 year – 3years of service : 13days;
3 years – 6 years: 18 days;
6+ years: 23 days

Health Care

Gym Membership

401K Retirement Plan (Company matches at 20%)

Short Term Disability

Life Insurance

Tuition Reimbursement

APPLY NOW:
http://www.paalprogram.org/Application.docx

If interested, please fill out the above job application and email to Gloria Satriale, Executive Director:
gsatriale@paalprogram.org

 

 

 

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