The Registered Behavior Technician (RBT®), under the supervision of a Behavior Analyst, is responsible for providing one-on-one behavior interventions to teach communication, social, and daily living skills and reduce problematic behaviors in the home and community settings, within the outpatient program of the Medical and Therapy Department in accordance with the organization's Mission and Core Values, utilizing Person-Centered Practices.
KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS
Provide behavior therapy services
- Establish and maintain rapport with children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Implements behavior interventions designed by the BCBA in clinic or home settings; Follows treatment plan goals and interventions utilizing sound judgement and seeks out appropriate consultation
- Collects data accurately and document within the EMR and within other software programs, used by the department/organization
- Collaborates with family and treatment team members to provide treatment effectively and without disruption to the environment or other individuals in the environment; communicates with family and other members of treatment team regarding progress
- Collaborate and assist with planning and implementation of center-based/group programs
- Assist BCBA and other RBT®'s with preparation of client materials for assessments, interventions, etc.
- Educate peers, co-workers, and community members about ABA and the role of ABA based interventions
- Maintains expertise in current research/techniques affecting persons supported and remains current on legal and ethical issues. Promotes behavior analytic theory and principles
- Assist BCBA with training family, caregivers, and others regarding reinforcement, interventions, and any other topics related to the treatment plan and goals
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Current knowledge base of ASD's, ABA treatment, and human development.
- Developed oral and written communication skills
- Organizational ability; excellent time management
- Ability to develop and maintain relationships with clients, supervisors, peers, and community members
- Committed to ongoing training and development; commitment to client confidentiality (HIPAA)
- Willingness to initiate and receive constructive feedback from supervisor, department heads
- Technological competence to use computers and software utilized by the organization
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Clinic environment with minimal exposure to dust, noise, etc. Extended periods of movement required. Some travel may be required. May be required to intervene with persons who demonstrate problem behaviors. Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 30 pounds. Requires repetitive movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
This position has been evaluated as a Level I in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) definition of Occupational Exposure to blood borne pathogens.
Level I: Positions in this category are required to perform tasks which involve exposure to blood, potentially infectious body fluids, or hazardous waste.
MEASURES OF PERFORMANCE
- Production Goals/Annual Performance Goals
- Audits and Reviews; Inspections
- Safety Record
- Variance Records
- Documentation Timelines and Accuracy
- Team Feedback
- Person Supported/Family Feedback
- Customer/Contractor Feedback
- Special Projects
- Adherence to Mission and Core Values
- Regulatory Audits and Reviews
- BACB Code of Ethics
Note: Job Descriptions are not exhaustive lists of all skills, responsibilities, or efforts associated with a job. They reflect principle job elements essential for performing the job and evaluating performance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED equivalency is required. Must be 18 years of age or older. Current certification as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT®) as issued by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) is preferred. Successful completion of RBT training, certification and maintenance of certification required within 45 days of starting as an RBT. Two years of completed coursework in psychology, education, social work, behavioral science, human development or related fields and/or prior experience working with individuals with developmental and physical disabilities, and challenging behaviors is preferred.