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We offer an exciting environment, varied caseload, and opportunities for professional growth, and look for motivated candidates who are creative, bright, compassionate, service-minded, and team-oriented. At Emerge, we are all motivated by the potential of our children and their families to succeed.

Each member of the Emerge team is an essential part of a child’s success. Our therapists and administrators ally with parents to implement strategies and tools for managing all aspects of life with their children, from meal time to play time, thereby providing a holistic and evidence based approach to care. Collaboration, creative problem solving, and innovation are highly encouraged. Additionally, we offer industry experts as skilled mentors, who grant their teams an appropriate amount of independence, in a fresh and welcoming atmosphere.

Please submit cover letters and resumes for any of the following job openings to

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. To view our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, click here.

Our full time Registered Line Technicians (RLT) work directly with clients under the supervision of a licensed professional in our Applied Behavior Analysis and Speech Therapy Departments. RLTs provide high quality, therapeutic services to address communication, behavioral, social, and self-help delays. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

-Enter daily data for each client keeping records up to date and accurate
-Monitor data collection of target behaviors throughout the day for individual clients as assigned by the supervisor
-Maintain a current Registered Line Technician certification through the Louisiana Behavior Analyst Board
-Accurately collect observation data
-Provide a language rich environment for clients to foster development
-Assist in program preparation for ABA sessions and group speech therapy
-Support and supervise clients during lunch and snack time
-Assist clients in toileting and self-help skills such as dressing and tooth brushing
-Supervise clients on the playground and other play areas at all time to ensure a safe and therapeutic setting
-Participate in a minimum of twice monthly supervision sessions with a supervisor which may include individual, small group, and large group settings

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Posted July 2023

The Post-Doctoral Fellow provides psychological assessment and treatment services to children with developmental disabilities, psychological disorder(s), and/or behavioral problems and their families under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.  Areas of treatment may include assessment, traditional psychological services, group therapy (parent training, social skills, etc.) and feeding therapy. BCBA supervised work experience is available if necessary. 

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Posted July 2023

The Speech-Language Pathologist will provide direct speech-language evaluation and therapeutic services to clients with a variety of delays/disorders at The Emerge Center and The Emerge School for Autism. 

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Posted July 2023

Role Title: Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Job Family: Therapeutic Services

Supervisor: Director of ABA Services

Direct Reports: 6-8 full time registered line technicians and 1 lead registered line technician.  

Main Purpose of the Role:  The Board-Certified Behavior Analyst is responsible for providing behavior analytic services for 12-15 clients.  Services may include but are not limited to discrete trial training, natural environment teaching, additional behavioral supports in the group therapy setting, and parent training.  ABA Program Managers are also responsible for staff training and supervision of individuals seeking the BCBA credential.  

 Duties and Responsibilities:

– Maintain productivity measures by providing in-clinic and/or in-school ABA based programming, plans, and services.

– Conduct skill acquisition and behavior reduction assessments for clients.

– Develop initial and concurrent individual treatment plan based on the results of appropriate assessments incorporating parental and client goals and preferences. 

– Keep accurate and current records of client response to treatment.

– Monitor and adjust each client’s treatment plan.

– Complete all necessary paperwork to obtain authorization for services two weeks prior to the initiation of treatment or expiration of previous authorization.

– Accurately complete all therapeutic, supervision, and billing documentation within 24hrs of service completion.

– Update and maintain data collection systems and disseminate pertinent information to the team.

– Assume responsibility for all case-related activity (e.g., comparing programs, anticipating case related needs).

– Interact with staff, parents, and clients in a respectful and professional manner.

– Conduct large and small group parent, caregiver, and community trainings

– Effectively communicate with parents and caregivers regarding client progress

– Interview and select Registered Line Technicians (RLT), Advanced RLTs, Lead RLTs, and ABA Volunteers.

– Provide initial and ongoing education and training to RLTs, Advanced RLTs, Lead RLTs, and ABA Volunteers.

– Work with all staff to complete necessary paperwork to become a Registered Line Technician through the Louisiana Behavior Analyst Board (both initial and ongoing certification) and a Registered Behavior Technician through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (both initial and ongoing).

– Provide constructive feedback to staff regarding clinical and professional skills.

– Provide supervision for individuals working towards the BCBA or BCaBA credential after first year of employment (or BCBA Anniversary Date)

– Attend department staff meetings, program staff meetings and Facility staff meetings

– Actively participate in a multidisciplinary treatment team.

– Maintain professional clinical competency by attending continuing education and workshops in the areas of ABA

– Utilize safe & appropriate handling procedures when working with clients.

– Adhere to agency safety policy and procedures

– Support and supervise clients during leisure activities including lunch and play time.

– Maintain client confidentiality and adhere to HIPAA laws.

– Abide by the code of ethics as published by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board

– Maintain a clean, safe, and organized work environment including sanitizing toys, work surfaces, and seats as necessary.

– Maintain a professional appearance with regard to clothing, grooming, hair, and make-up.

– Assist in developing strategic and long-range plans for the ABA program and other programs established by The Emerge Center

– Other tasks as assigned by the Licensed Behavior Analyst or Clinic Director.

Essential Job Functions:

– Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds.

– Must be able to assume and maintain a variety of postures (kneeling, squatting, crawling, sitting, standing) for extended periods of time.

– Must be able to read and comprehend written communication through computer, electronic devices, and paper means.

– Must be able to receive detailed information through oral communication.

– Must be able to perform specific computer and electronic device functions for data collection.

– Must maintain all required certifications and licenses including, but not limited to: CPR, Licensed Behavior Analyst through the Louisiana Behavior Analyst Board, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst certification through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.


– Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis or related field

– Must display extensive knowledge and training in behavior analysis

– Currently certified as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board in good standing.

– Currently licensed as a Louisiana Behavior Analyst with the Louisiana Behavior Analyst Board

– Credentialed as a BCBA supervisor within six months of employment.  Currently credentialed as a supervisor is preferred.

– At least one year of work experience as a BCBA is preferred.

– Must pass state and federal background checks.

– Must pass a drug test.

Posted December 2022.



Special Education Teacher

The Emerge School for Autism is seeking a self-contained special education teacher to work in a growing therapeutic elementary school for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Greater Baton Rouge area.  We are looking to add an energetic, motivated, and innovative team member to our fast paced education team. 

Job Description:  To create a flexible education program, provide evidence-based instruction, assessment and program planning for special education students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder; to monitor and evaluate student progress and behavior; to establish effective rapport with students, parents and colleagues; to motivate students to develop skills, knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for elementary grade education in accordance with each student’s ability.


Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:

– Implement the educational program and comprehensive related services as outlined in the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).

– Maintain records indicating progress of the student in achieving the objectives of the IEP and assist with the evaluation and assessment of students.

– Participate in the development and annual review of IEPs. Monitor the implementation, and provide information about completed goals and objectives, communicating closely with members of the therapeutic team and with the Case Manager about the progress of the child.

– Collaborate with a team of therapists including, but not limited to occupational therapists, speech therapists, adapted physical education and behavior analysts to utilize accommodations throughout the students’ days.

– Communicate with parents through conferences and other means to discuss students’ progress as well as nurture a supportive and cooperative relationship between school and home.

– Employ a variety of methods for students to demonstrate learning and accomplishments. Plan and adjust the learning experiences accordingly, requesting advice and assistance from specialists or therapists when appropriate.

– Establish and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.

– Evaluate students’ academic and social growth, keep appropriate records, and prepare progress reports.

– Establish the schedule, role, responsibilities and expectations for the lead assistant and assistant teachers assigned to the teacher. Direct assistant teachers, student teachers, instructional assistants, volunteers and/or student workers for the purpose of providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of the individual students.

– Adhere to Louisiana school law, State Board of Education rules and regulations, school regulations and procedures.

– Complete in a timely fashion all records and reports as required by law and regulation or requested by the Principal. Maintain accurate attendance records and service logs.


– Applicants must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field.

– Applicants must hold a current PK-3 regular education or special education certificate by Louisiana Department of Education or be eligible to be issued a certificate upon hiring.


– Experience running a classroom, preferably an inclusive classroom with children with exceptionalities such as speech delays and autism spectrum disorders is a plus.

– 1 – 5 years of experience preferred

Desired Skills:

– Strong interpersonal skill working with an interdisciplinary team

Compensation and Benefits:

– Qualified employees earn medical insurance, retirement plan, paid sick, and personal day pay

Interested applicants should send a current resume and cover letter to Linda Brown at

The Emerge Foundation is seeking a part time intern to assist in event planning and support.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume to Shelton Jones, Executive Director of The Emerge Foundation,

To view full job description and details click here: Emerge Foundation Intern Role Description 7.2023

Posted July 2023