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using job websites to find ABA tutors

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KarlosKKrinkelbeim Fri 08-Mar-13 18:30:45

Back on the tutor recruitment bandwagon again .... I always use gumtree, which is OK, and I know about PEACH, vb community and the rest but what I'm wondering is if any of the pay jobsites are worth it? Jobsite, for example, will let you advertise for £99, but there's no point making the investment if it doesn't attract people in the right skillset.
75% of the job with DS now is school shadowing, so it's not such an unusual job to be advertising now outside a specialist forum - most people "get" the idea of an LSA/teaching assistant, the ABA stuff can be explained once you get an interested and intelligent candidate!
If anyone has views or experiences to share I'd be so grateful.

sickofsocalledexperts Fri 08-Mar-13 19:05:13

Must admit I found and trained up a couple of gems as tutors/LSAs from nannyselect

KarlosKKrinkelbeim Fri 08-Mar-13 20:14:41

good thought, thank you!
many brains are defo better than one on this kind of thing

StarlightMcKenzie Sat 09-Mar-13 08:54:38

The thing that worked the best was going to the 'usual' sites and searching under location, for tutors that had advertised near me regardless of how many years ago it was.

I got a few 'how did you get my email address?' questions from those that had moved on but the rest were able to say 'oh, yeah, I have some availability' iyswim.

Though I guess if they are x number of years more experienced they might charge more.

Good luck.

KarlosKKrinkelbeim Sat 09-Mar-13 09:23:31

That is also a good idea, thank you.
Another thing I had considered was going to some of the agencies who recruit teaching assistants, though I expect their fees would bleed us white (to the extent that 3.5 years of this hasn't already).

sickofsocalledexperts Sat 09-Mar-13 09:49:02

Yes teaching assistants are a good idea. There are three things I found most important in tutors, probably in this order: a good brain, experience with kids, ABA experience. I put ABA third, because I always used to use shadowing other tutors and training from the superviser to get them up to speed on ABA.

jomaman Sat 09-Mar-13 11:50:54 is another one I've used before (think it has a free part and a part with annual fee)

salondon Mon 11-Mar-13 03:40:44

ABA-UK, the yahoo group is another source.

theDudesmummy Mon 11-Mar-13 11:47:11

I have used ABA-tutor finder, with mixed results (some excellent ones, some not so much). You do have to pay a bit to see the CVs though.

fahmidacqa1 Mon 19-Sep-16 12:52:32

I am looking for a ABA tutor for my 5 years old son for after school and weekend as well ( 2-3hours per session).I live in ilford ( East London) .Inexperienced person can be trained by ABA consultant. psychologist student/TA/ working with children in special need preferable.

fahmidacqa1 Mon 19-Sep-16 12:53:56

If anyone interested please email me

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