High Desert ESD

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Educational Assistant (.9375 FTE/37.5 HRS/week) (C22-23-116)

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TitleApplied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Educational Assistant (.9375 FTE/37.5 HRS/week)
Posting IDC22-23-116

High Desert ESD celebrates all cultures and languages and is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regards to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Educational Assistant

37.5 hrs/week, Mon-Fri, 181 days per year

Position will be at the Bridges ABA Program, Bend, Oregon


Rate as established by bargaining agreement, Classified Wage Schedule, starting range $21.62 - $26.31/hr.
Benefits include family insurance package, sick leave, paid holidays, generous PERS contribution.



The ABA Program provides services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or severe communication disorders who benefit from an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) instructional approach. Program components include individualized, one-on-one and small group instruction, structured environment, inclusion and family involvement. The curriculum emphasizes communication, social skills, (pre) academics, life skills and sensory-motor needs. Under the direction of the ABA teacher and/or administrator, the ABA Assistant provides supported services in classrooms, resource centers, or other program related areas. The assistant directs involvement in the instructional program for assigned students and their identified needs. Duties and responsibilities depend on class/program assignments.



Must be NCLB Highly Qualified (HQ) defined as 1) two years postsecondary study, or 2) an Associate’s degree (or higher) or a HDESD approved professional/technical certificate, or 3) satisfactory completion of the Paraprofessional training and a passing score on the Paraprofessional praxis test.  Two years experience or previous training with children in a similar program required. The assistant must be able to work independently with minimum direction. The employee must possess good organizational skills and good command of the English language. Demonstrated aptitude for the work to be performed and a genuine interest in and ability to relate to students is expected. The ability to perform significant reaching, bending, stooping, crouching and lifting 50 pounds is expected. Must have access to reliable transportation, and consistent attendance is required. Applicants must have successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities, and/or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to equity and strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population.


Classification   Classified


Reports To       ABA Teacher, Team Leader and/or Supervisor


Performance Responsibilities

  1. Follow the direction of the teacher, team leader or supervisor in a cooperative manner
  2. Learn techniques, procedures and routines quickly and competently
  3. Elicit specific behaviors from children as indicated by the instructional program
  4. Develop and maintain harmonious working relationships with students, families, volunteers, other staff members and the general public according to program design
  5. Assist the teacher, team leader or supervisor in working with children, either individually or in groups
  6. Assist in all phases of the daily operations of the program
  7. Assist in maintaining the student’s life skills such as dressing, hygiene, toileting and feeding students
  8. Assist with the integration of children into a variety of settings
  9. Assist with appropriate assessments of students
  10. Assist with implementing individualized educational plans, such as IFSP, IEP, 504, PEP, BIP
  11. Prepare instructional materials and operate instructional equipment
  12. Work with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of material or skills initially introduced by the teacher
  13. Record student progress and /or other records as requested
  14. Manage student behavior across setting using consistent and positive intervention strategies
  15. Maintain a neat and orderly environment
  16. Maintain the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected of fully licensed teachers
  17. Communicate regularly and appropriately through the use of email
  18. Respect and maintain confidential information in all situations
  19. Fulfill other related duties as assigned

Terms of Employment

Salary, benefits and vacation are established by policy and the collective bargaining agreement.


Shift TypeFull Time
Salary Range$21.62 - $26.31 / Hourly
LocationBridges Program, Lava Ridge Elementary

Applications Accepted

Start Date07/19/2022

Job Contact

NameErica NicolTitleSpecial Programs Administrator