Academic Instructor

Denton, Denton County
Mar 28, 2014
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University of North Texas

Academic Instructor

Department Overview
The UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center (KFAC) is located in a 20,000 square-foot facility located near the UNT main campus in Denton, Texas (490 S. I-35 East).

The Center provides comprehensive, research-based interventions and services to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. The Center features a multidisciplinary team of highly trained, experienced, and collegial professionals who provide state-of-the-art intervention, therapy, diagnosis, counseling, and other services, as well as parent and community training. The Center also serves as a center of excellence for autism and disabilities research and training.

The KFAC provides full-time and part-time services at the Center, as well as center-based ABA services.

Job Description
The Academic Instructor for the College of Education Autism Center will have the following responsibilities:

* Models core organizational beliefs, values, and expectations
* Oversees the preparation of high-quality instructional materials and classroom displays
* Monitors and assists interventionists and other professionals in administering, scoring, and interpreting objective testing/diagnostic instruments, assessments, and work assignments
* Helps interventionists maintain neat, clean and orderly classroom, clinical and other Center environments
* Oversees inventory, care and maintenance of equipment
* Assists with maintaining administrative records and preparing required reports
* Provides assistance and orientation to Center visitors, including researchers, students, parents, substitute teachers, and others
* Assigns instructional tasks to interventionists
* Helps manage the behavior of assigned students as needed per Center policies
* Assists students/clients with physical disabilities according to their individual needs and in the use of medical devices as needed to ensure the health and safety of students/clients
* Informs multidisciplinary team members of special needs and problems of individual students, and recommends potential solutions
* Helps supervise students throughout the school day, inside and outside of the classroom
* Learns and effectively uses video capture system to view and record classroom and clinical sessions
* Assists interventionists and multidisciplinary team members as an inter-observer reliability data recorder
* Facilitates, attends and actively participates in team meetings, training events and special events at the Autism Center and off-site as required
* Contributes tot he submission of local, state, federal and foundation grant applications
* Gains CDL and/or chauffeur's certification in order to drive students/clients to off-site locations
* Oversees insurance billing tasks, ensuring for accurate and timely data entry and report submission
* Performs all other duties as assigned

UNT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide Equal Employment Opportunities (including provisions for training, development, transfer and promotion) for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran's status.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a Master's Degree in Behavioral Analysis or a closely related field. Two years of full-time teaching experience.

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:
* Knowledge of learning and instruction theory and practice, and classroom management
* Ability to plan, organize, and implement curriculum goals via daily lesson-planning
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
* Specific degree/licensure/experience may be required for certain positions

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Board Certified Behavior Analyst
* Master's Degree in Behavior Analysis, Special Education, or a related field

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with the online application.

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