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Marketing and Events Internship

  • Participants will gain valuable skills relating to the planning and execution of fundraising events as well as experience working for a non-profit organization.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to assist in a wide variety of marketing activities.
  • Apply today! Please send your resume with a cover letter to Pam Minelli at:

Program Department

Research Assistant Job Description – Part time

The Research Assistant’s job purpose:

The Research Assistant will work on a variety of research projects under the direct supervision of the Research Coordinator. Tasks associated with this position are dependent on the specific research protocols set forth by the research team including: collecting edits, processes, and coordinating research data in support of a specified research study or group of studies, arranging and conducting field interviews as appropriate to the study, and recording research data in accordance with specified protocol and procedures.

The Research Assistant’s primary responsibilities will include:

• Subject recruitment (children, adolescents and adults with ASD and typical development)
• Testing participants with standardized clinical assessments (e.g., neuropsychological
testing, sensory assessment batteries, self-report and caregiver questionnaires)
• Developing and piloting experimental stimuli and program code
• Acquiring brain imaging (EEG) and eye-tracking data in patient and control populations,
including both operating hardware and software and managing participant behavior and
comfort to optimize data quality during sessions
• Developing behavioral and desensitization protocols to assist lower functioning and
younger children with completion of experimental procedures
• Weekly observations of classroom instruction and therapy services via video recording or
live in observation rooms to support Foundation research activities
• Managing and analyzing behavioral and imaging datasets
• Preparing and maintaining IRB protocols.
• Collaborating with Foundation program staff and administrators of both public schools on
The Els Center of Excellence campus on engaging families in multiple studies and
creating an organized participant flow and coordinated research experience
• Supervising undergraduate interns in assisting with data management

Additional activities Research Assistant is required to participate in:

• Biweekly team meetings and monthly research team meetings
• TEAM webinar series
• Community lectures
• Observations of clinical assessments by CADI team including standardized autism
assessments, parent interviews, and medical histories
• Conference abstract submissions and presentations
• Secondary analysis of existing EEG, fMRI, and behavioral data sets for publication
• Manuscript preparation and submission

Salary range:  $27,000-30,000

Apply today! Please send your resume with a cover letter to Dr. Marlene Sotelo

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Behavior Analyst – Full Time

The Behavior Analyst’s job purpose:

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment is individualized to meet the unique needs of each client in a group or individual setting. Behavioral programs may be used to reduce maladaptive behaviors, promote skill acquisition, and maintain and generalize mastered skills for individuals of all ages. Areas of focus include, communication, daily living skills, play skills, social skills, personal hygiene, academic skills, independent living skills, and vocational skills. The Behavior Analyst is responsible for all aspects of a client’s ABA program including initial intake, program development, implementation, assessment and discharge.  As part of a therapeutic team, the Behavior Analyst will work with individuals from a variety of disciplines including, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, music therapists, educators and parents. As an integral member of a client’s therapeutic team, the Behavior Analyst is required to communicate the client’s primary goals to other team members and present evidence based methods for targeting these goals.  Behavior technicians and other team members will rely on the Behavior Analyst to direct them with addressing challenging behaviors, analyzing data to determine program changes and developing adaptive skills. The Behavior Analyst is responsible for providing services in accordance with the BACB Guidelines for Responsible Conduct. The Behavior Analyst is also responsible for complying with the billing procedures set by each individual insurance company and the Els for Autism Foundation. Behavior analysis services may take place at the Els Center of Excellence or in community-based settings.

The Behavior Analyst’s responsibilities:

  • Conduct direct and indirect assessments with clients and their caregivers (e.g.., VB-MAPP/ABLLS-R, Vineland and records review)
  • Conduct functional behavior assessments/analyses
  • Develop individualized treatment plans and monitor client progress towards goals
  • Implement programs directly with clients
  • Ensure appropriate behavioral data systems are implemented to objectively measure progress towards individual goals and objectives
  • Analyze and interpret client data on a weekly basis and implement program changes as needed
  • Provide direct and indirect supervision and training to behavior technicians and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA)
    • Supervision responsibilities include direct observation of program implementation with clients, performance feedback, behavioral skills training, a review of written materials (e.g., behavior programs and data sheets), developing and guiding case conceptualization and treatment goals, problem solving and fostering data based decision making repertoires
    • The behavior analyst is responsible for providing oversight and evaluation of both the effects of the ABA program as well as the effects of supervision
  • Ensure compliance with data collection and documentation procedures (e.g., home notes, supervision notes, insurance reimbursement notes)
  • Provide caregiver training on the principles of ABA and program specific strategies
  • Collaborate with a client’s other team members through team meetings, record review and informal discussion as appropriate
  • Comply with supervision and direct service requirements in accordance with treatment plans and insurance authorizations
  • Provide the Behavior Services Manager with the number of hours worked and activities performed at the end of each week
  • Log insurance based therapeutic billing codes corresponding to treatment plans as directed by the Behavior Services Manager
  • Serve as a model of technical, professional and ethical behavior
  • Complete RBT competency assessments in accordance with BACB guidelines
  • Support of the ongoing supervision of practicum students as directed by the Behavior Services Manager
  • Create materials for programs
  • Maintain client confidentiality
  • Maintain a clean, safe and organized environment
  • Attend training to maintain and acquire technical knowledge

Salary range: $55,000-$60,000

Apply today! Please send your resume with a cover letter to Jessica Weber at

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Job Coach – Full Time

The Job Coach job purpose:

The Els for Autism Job Coach will work with Adult Services Coordinator to develop, plan, implement, and assess programs for transition aged-youth and adults with developmental disabilities. Job Coach will utilize evidence based practices for individuals with autism spectrum disorder, including applied behavioral analysis principles, to plan and teach activities that enable participants to increase independent living, communication and pre-vocational skills in preparation for paid employment. Job Coach will provide supported employment supports within a community business for Vocational Rehabilitation customers. Job Coaching may take place at the Els Center of Excellence or in community-based settings. This job requires flexibility in schedule (may include working hours in the evenings and/or on weekends) and commuting between worksite locations.  Salary range $38,000 – $42,000.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Rehabilitation, Applied Behavior Analysis or related field
• Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and CPR certification
• Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Certification or Registered Behavior Technician Certification
• Valid Florida Driver’s License and reliable transportation

Apply today! Please send your resume with a cover letter to Kerri Morse at:

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University Practicum Placement Opportunities

  • All practicum graduate students in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) or Speech & Language Pathology must commit to a full-time schedule (35-40 hours per week)
  • Practicum opportunities are based on availability per each semester.
  • If  you are a graduate student needing practicum placements to meet university requirements in ABA or Speech & Language Pathology, please contact Dr. Jessica Weber

Observation or Supervised Hours

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) or Speech & Language Pathology graduate students interested in observation hours or supervised hours to meet their university requirements may contact Dr. Jessica Weber:
  • All opportunities for observation hours and/or supervision hours are based on availability per each semester.

Any students interested in University Practicum Placement, Observation, or Supervised Hours in an educational setting, please contact

Join the Els for Autism Foundation’s Transdisciplinary Team of Professionals

Are you interested in working at the Els for Autism Foundation? We have a highly qualified transdisciplinary team of professionals that work together to develop unique & individualized programs for individuals with ASD and other developmental disabilities. If you feel you are a good fit for our team, but don’t see a position matching your skills, we still want to hear from you! Please send your resume with a cover letter to Erin Brooker Lozott at: