The Registered Behavior Technician will provide clinical skills instruction and behavior reduction protocols based upon the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in home, community, and school settings to children with autism spectrum disorder and related developmental disabilities. The Registered Behavior Technician will provide interventions following protocols developed by the supervising BCBA or BCaBA, collect data on skills and behaviors, and assist with parent training.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide direct client care in 1:1 and group settings.
- Follow behavioral skills acquisition and behavior reduction protocols developed by the supervising behavior analyst.
- Record data for skills acquisition programming according to the written program.
- Collect, record, and summarize data on observable client behavior.
- Document session activities, data, and other relevant information in progress notes.
- Assist with parent and caregiver training in line with client’s individualized treatment and behavior reduction protocols.
- Effectively communicate with parents and caregivers regarding client progress, as instructed by the Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
- Incorporate caretakers into sessions to ensure generalization of skills.
- Maintain a level of professionalism in the home and community setting as a representative of ASun Star.
- Maintain client confidentiality as required by HIPAA.
- Respond in a timely manner to supervisors and provide written documentation in time specified by supervisors.
- Develop and maintain a schedule for service provision with each family and keep the supervisor informed of the schedule and any changes to the schedule.
- Maintain a clean, safe, and organized work and therapy environment.
- Maintain and acquire technical knowledge by attending required training.
- Abide by code of ethics as indicated by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to accept constructive feedback and develop knowledge and skill sets accordingly.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with clients, co-workers, supervisors, and community members.
- Ability to adhere to organizational policies and procedures and abide by code of ethics as indicated by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.
- Ability to understand and implement clinical protocols and written behavior plans.
Basic Physical Requirements:
- Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
- Must be able to lift and carry clients with adaptive equipment.
- 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 sit on the floor or stand for extended periods of time.
- Must be able to react and move quickly.
- Must have manual dexterity to perform specific computer and electronic device functions for data collection.
- Must be physically present at the assigned job location, which may include home, school, and community placements.
- Must be able to receive detailed information through oral communication.
- Must have visual acuity to read and comprehend written communication through computer, electronic devices, and paper means.
- Must have reliable transportation and be willing and able to travel between different job sites within the Greater New Jersey Area.
- Must have a valid New Jersey Driver’s License & automobile insurance in good standing.
- Registration as a Behavioral Technician or at least have completed the 40-hour RBT coursework.
- Behavior Technician 1: Entry Level
- Behavior Technician 2-5: Various Experience & Education Levels
Experience working with children ages 0-21 providing direct ABA services in a classroom, center, home or community setting, to individuals with developmental disabilities. Experience collaborating with other professionals in the field of Education or Applied Behavior Analysis.
- Required: High School Diploma & and completion of a minimum of 60 hours of college coursework from an accredited university. Enrollment in college coursework for at least 6 hours per semester from an accredited university and/or at least 6 months of experience delivering Applied Behavior Analysis services may be substituted for 60 hours of completed college coursework.
- Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, Speech and Hearing Services, or related field.
- Board Certified Behavior Analyst-direct supervisor
- ABA Clinical Coordinator
- Responsible for completing and maintaining all required certifications and training once employed including but not limited to: CPR, Fingerprinting & Background Checks, RBT trainings and other company in-services and trainings as directed by the Human Resources and ABA Departments.