Internal Staff Trainings

Melmark provides a 3-4 week paid training curriculum for newly hired staff. This comprehensive program includes:

  • Overview of Melmark’s mission, absolutes, policies.
  • First Aid and CPR certification/training.
  • Crisis Intervention / Prevention
  • Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • Training in the development of teaching and behavior support plans.
  • Peer mentoring to support new hires through the first 90 days of employment.
  • Structured on-site, hands-on training utilizing modeling feedback.
Ongoing training for staff members includes:
  • Annual week long in-service training for special education teachers.
  • Monthly in-service training for teachers and rehabilitation therapists.
  • Monthly training programs for ABA counselors on a range of clinical, educational, and operational topics.
  • A 12-session mini-series on enhanced supervisory skills for Melmark’s management team.
  • CEU Series on advanced clinical skills, offered for BCBA-CEU's (free to Melmark Staff).

To discuss staff training opportunities for your organization, please contact Jessica Woods, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Executive Director of Children's Services  610-325-4964 or  JessicaWoods@Melmark.org  .