We’re hiring ABA Instructors to join The Aurora School within The Arc of Loudoun in Leesburg, VA! Ideal candidate is patient and supportive, as well as has experience working with children with special needs and behavioral issues. If you are passionate about working in a collaborative and innovative learning environment, among students with neurological and developmental disabilities ages 5-22, this may be the job for you. Exciting opportunity to be a part of a dynamic organization!

The Aurora School is a 12-month day program that provides a collaborative and innovative learning environment for students for students 5-22 years of ages with Autism and other developmental disabilities.

ABA Instructor Job Summary: Provide instruction that is based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Verbal Behavior.

Job Responsibilities

Responsible for day-to-day student programming
Learn and carry out student programming and Behavior Plans for up to 4-6 students
Implement a student’s Individual Education Program (IEP), Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP), or program goals under the supervision and direction of the supervisor
Record and track IEP progress through daily data collection
Create, maintain, and organize a student’s materials and work space
Manage student data, including daily probe sheets, progress reports, BIPs, and behavioral data sheets
Provide input on student progress in quarterly progress reports to parents and/or school systems or as required
Work collaboratively with other disciplines, such as BCBAs, OTs, and SLPs, and other teach members, such as other ABA Instructors
Attending staff and classroom meetings
Cooperative and flexible participation within a team and among other teams
Attend Community Based Instruction (CBI) to help students generalize skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel
Other job related duties and responsibilities assigned by the supervisor

Required Qualifications (Essential Experience /Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

·       Knowledge of ABA Principles and Verbal Behavior

·       Experience working with individuals with autism and/or other special needs who are vocal and/or non-vocal with behavioral issues

·       Knowledge and experience with assistive technology

·       Ability to problem solve academic and behavior intervention programs

·       Experience with data collection and analysis

·       Experience with high intensity behavior issues/physical aggressive behavior

·       Bilingual skills preferred, but not required


Education Requirements

High School diploma required
Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, education, speech, or other related field preferred

Physical Requirements

Standing and walking for extended periods of time
Effectively implement and physically implement PCM procedures (when trained)
Frequent change in position from sitting to standing to walking
Ability to bend, reach, lift and hold objects


Full employee covered health and dental insurance, optional vision plan
Employer paid Life/AD&D, short and long term disability insurance
Flexible spending accounts with employer contribution to healthcare FSA
Employee sponsored 401k plan with match
Paid sick and personal days, along with paid school holidays and closures (follow LCPS)
Supervision for those pursuing BACB Certification as BCaBA, BCBA, and/or RBT

How to Apply

Interested in being our ABA Instructor? If so, please submit your resume and cover letter (brief summary stating why you think this is the place for you) to Amy Metaxa at ametaxa@thearcofloudoun.org.

Thank you for your interest! We will reach out to those that best meet the qualifications.

The Arc of Loudoun is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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About The Arc of Loudoun

In 1967, a group of parents whose children had special needs formed The Arc of Loudoun, a 501(c)3 organization, to start a preschool for their children when no one else would.

The Arc of Loudoun has grown into a full-service organization with multiple programs that together provide a lifetime of opportunities for people with disabilities.

Our growing list of programs include:

Open Door Learning Center

The Aurora School

ALLY Advocacy Center

Aurora Behavior Clinic

Ability Fitness Center


Students with special needs are children first with all of the needs, desires, and feelings of children without disabilities. Our programs and services enable children to grow into adulthood and move out into the world with skills and confidence.

At The Arc of Loudoun, it is our mission to advocate for, educate, serve and support people with disabilities and their families.