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Now Hiring: Senior Therapist

If interested, please email your cover letter and resume to

Position: Senior Therapist (BCBA or BCaBA) 

Location: Ottawa 

Position Status: Full-time, Permanent 

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week (Monday–Friday 8:30–4:30) 

Salary: $51, 675.00–$68, 211.00 


We are looking to hire a full-time senior therapist to join our growing clinical team!  


As a senior therapist you will be responsible for designing and overseeing individualized Intensive Behavioural Intervention programming under the guidance of a supervising senior therapist.  


The successful candidate will possess an energetic and positive demeanour with strong interpersonal and team building skills and a willingness to learn. Top candidates will be organized, flexible, and passionate about the field of ABA! 



  • Provide direct supervision of one-on-one instruction for 10% of the learner’s hours per week 

  • Develop programming for each learner incorporating the ABLLS-R, Carolina Curriculum, Direct Instruction, PEAK, and VB-MAPPS 

  • Train behaviour technicians as required 

  • Liaise with parents and third parties as needed 

  • Complete ongoing progress reports and six month reviews of learner’s programming 

  • Participate in meetings for 10% of supervision hours with supervising senior therapist 

  • Participate in team meetings as required 

  • Assist with learners who display aggression or self-injurious behaviour using the least restrictive method approved by the supervising senior therapist 


Under the guidance of the supervising senior therapist: 

  • Conduct behaviour interventions for individuals who engage in dangerous challenging behaviour 

  • Write up full assessment reports  

  • Demonstrate the ability to make functional decisions regarding program progression 

  • Interpret and analyze data in order to implement future programming 

  • Evaluate staff performance during live observations and/or video recordings 

Additional competencies/skills: 

  • Excellent time management skills and can adjust priorities as required 

  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills 

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with supported individuals, families, employees, and other agencies 

  • Exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality 

  • Understand and demonstrate ethics in decision making and facilitation of programming 

  • Understanding of the Ontario Autism Program  

  • Must be flexible with schedule changes 


Other requirements: 

  • Use of a car with valid “G” class driver’s license 

  • Police Records: Vulnerable Sector Check 

  • Training in CPI or TCI 

  • Valid First Aid/CPR-Level C certification  


  • University degree in behavioural sciences, psychology, or related field 

  • BCBA or BCaBA certification or the completion of at least 75% of BCBA or BCaBA supervision hours 

  • Experience as a behaviour technician implementing ABA/IBI programming for a minimum of five years 

  • Minimum of one year of experience in a lead behaviour technician role 

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