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HELP! ABA tutors are no where to be seen in NORTH WEST:(

(17 Posts)
johnpaolo Wed 08-Jun-11 20:42:45

Struggling to find ABA Tutors in north west uk (near manchester)
what i have done
autismuk site
vbcommunity
university adverts online and in university
contacted university psychology lecturers to ask if they can mention us at the end of a lecture
posted on fb groups
programme starts on 27th july...helpppppppp any more ideas i am forum'd out sad

PipinJo Wed 08-Jun-11 20:51:24

I found 90% of mine on Gumtree. You dont need someone with ABA experience....if new programme or you can train them. My current ABA tutor who has been with ds for 2.5 yrs has SEN degree and found her on gumtree...true tresuresmile I advertised in primary/SEN sections.
Their is a new free site called ABATutorFinder (google it) you register I think.

johnpaolo Wed 08-Jun-11 21:08:32

Pipinjo - nothing in our area on the tutor finder tried that...i'm on gumtree...just seems there's no one in manchester that is available...could i ask what a primary/SEn section is :9 sorry to be thicj it's all new to me and i'm tearing my hair out!

sickofsocalledexperts Thu 09-Jun-11 08:04:00

johnpaolo - I too hit a wall when looking for tutors, so what I did was go on a website called nannyselect. I put an advert up which made ABA sounds very unthreatening and not scary thing that would put people off ("I don't know anything about all that") and promised training by my supervisor. I found two absolutely fantastic tutors on there - one of whom was actually a nursery school teacher looking for extra hours to boost her income. She stayed with us for 5 years and is now a v professional ABA person. Do not overplay the ABA though - I think I said something in my ad like

"Looking for candidates with lots of experience with children, to work with my autistic boy and help him learn through play. Full training will be provided by a trained professional. £x per hour".

sickofsocalledexperts Thu 09-Jun-11 08:05:09

Crucially, I also paid them while they got trained, That was expensive, but it made the job v attractive to them.

PipinJo Thu 09-Jun-11 10:58:53

Sorry if you select jobs then education then primary or/and SEN I think you have to pay on Gumtree now to advertise...I went to psychology/childcare courses in colleges and uni's but had no response but may work for you. I didnt say 'ABA' in advert as frightens the untrained eye away....but I have have excellent tutors with no previous experience too that I trained up on the job. You could say 'Looking for motivated individual to work as 1:1 with child with asd at home to teach skills and education. Full training to be given as no experience needed'. I had a psychology student and post english degree student and SEN degree student who never did ABA before. If people dont understand 'ABA' they wont apply so keep the advert simple.

joadie Tue 02-Jul-13 18:16:09

Hi All,

I am an ABA tutor in the North West with several years experience and looking for work.

If you are interested message me back on here and ill get back to you!

smile

salondon Wed 03-Jul-13 11:40:54

I would second SickOf's suggestion. Not mentioning ABA in the advert will help - in sumemr holidays school teachers might be able to join.

Have you posted on aba-uk yahoo group?

chatee Thu 04-Jul-13 07:51:20

Hi johnpaolo,

The North West is rather a large place but there is another thread from a poster called Kafri on this board that may be of interest to you.
Good luck in your search x

johnpaolo Thu 04-Jul-13 13:59:51

hi joadie it wont let me message you :/ can you message me?

beckyhurst2 Thu 04-Jul-13 16:16:48

Hi,

I am just completing my second masters in ABA and have recently returned from America after working in a school providing ABA therapy. I am located in Wigan but am willing to travel in the North West. Please get in touch if you are interested.

beckyhurst2@hotmail.com

iAutism Thu 04-Jul-13 21:58:21

Hi we have a psychology student volunteer available in Bolton BL1 if any good.

I agree ABA tutors are difficult to find and most are recruited and trained up for an ABA program.

Volunteering is also great for finding the right person who gets on with your child. You can also hire them if all goes well. Someone in south east had similar issue so we advertised with a broad description and they ended up with a very experience and talented person.

There are some great talented people out there it just the matter of connecting with them.

If you need any help PM here or on www.AutismMeetup.co.uk or @AutismMeetup

Silvercraft Tue 22-Oct-13 21:51:14

HiJodie

Where are you based and wht is your availability?

Silvercraft Tue 22-Oct-13 21:53:10

Hi

Would be interested to have some information about this volunteer

Silvercraft Sun 27-Oct-13 07:15:18

Jodie,

What is your availability?

Silvercraft Thu 07-Nov-13 21:45:45

Hi Joadie,

Could you please message me back with your availability? Thank you

boobybum Thu 07-Nov-13 22:27:42

Silvercraft you might be better trying to message Joadie directly as her posts were from 4 months ago so I doubt she'll see your posts. Good luck finding a tutorsmile

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