Autism Program Instructor at NCC


Must possess previous teaching and curriculum development experience.  Experience relating to the treatment of individuals with disabilities, including autism.  Demonstrated ability to modify teaching methods due to diverse learning styles, make necessary curriculum accommodations, and manage the classroom environment.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.  Experience working effectively with a team by supporting and supervising staff.  Focused towards the generation of practical solutions and options to facilitate goal accomplishment.  Willingness to work independently as required to accomplish goals.  Must be able to obtain a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certification, but board certification as an Associate Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) is preferred.  Position also requires C.P.R. certification and Med Manager status.


Responsible for supporting individuals in the classroom setting with their personal growth goals, helping them to reach the highest level of success.  Responsible for collaboration with and supporting of all staff in weekly learning objectives for participants of the program.  Strong desire and commitment towards efficient communication and skill acquisition for participants acquiring skills for independent living. 


The mission of autism education is to provide comprehensive, integrated, individualized, and data-based services to adults with autism resulting in independent employment, social inclusion, and community competence.  As such, graduates will exit the program:

Not just employable but competitively employed full time.
Not just with social skills but with a social support network centered on where they live, work, and recreate.  
Not just with the ability to follow directions but with the ability to initiate actions on their own.
Not just under our stimulus control but under the stimulus control of the environment and their ability to manage their own behavior. 



Assist in ensuring effective and efficient operations by performing tasks as assigned by the Director of the ACT Center. 

Classroom setting

Support the mission and values of Village Northwest Unlimited
Training and implementation of Learn4Independence curriculum as instructed
Develop and maintain positive personal relationship with person served and staff
Oversee curriculum implementation, evaluation, and progress monitoring of skills
Completion of all necessary DayHab documentation
Cooperate with ongoing professional development requirements
Work collaboratively with other members of the ACT Team in supporting clients served.

ACT Team

Strive to support the mission of the ACT Center Autism Program
Implementation of behavior analytic services as an RBT (BCaBA)
Maintain required ABA supervision documentation
Preparation and visual analysis of client data
Staff training consistent with ABA programing
Participate in all communication and team meetings, completing expected task within set timelines


Work closely with Residential Skills Supervisor
Collaborate with residential staff training and program implementation for direct care staff
Develop and support ongoing progress monitoring programs



Lifting: Very minimal lifting, not daily.

Standing: Due to the requirements, the ability to stand for an 8 hour shift is necessary.

Other Requirements: Pushing, Pulling, Twisting, Cleaning (reaching, bending, vacuuming, etc.), Fine Motor Skills, Kneeling, Limited Repetitive Motion.

Visual/Auditory requirements: Ability to adequately interact with staff and persons served.

Use of Office Equipment: Working knowledge of office equipment like computer, fax and printers.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office, in particular e-mail, Word, and Excel.

How to apply

A completed application is required for all open positions before an individual is considered an applicant. Résumés do not substitute for a completed application.

Employment applications should be completed online. You can submit a letter of application, a résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) and any additional required files by email to or by postal mail to:

Village Northwest Unlimited
Attention: Human Resources
330 Village Circle
Sheldon, IA 51201

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