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Behavior Technician / ABA Therapist

Full Time
CALIFORNIA – All Locations

POSITION SUMMARY

The Behavior Technician will provide clinical skills instruction and behavior reduction protocols based upon the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to children with Autism and related developmental disabilities in the home, community, school and clinic settings. The Behavior Technician will collect data on programs, assist with parent training, and implement programs development by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst which are individualized for each client.

Essential components of this position are listed below but subject to change at the discretion of Behavior Nation LLC. This job description describes essential job functions, but does not provide an exhaustive list of duties that may be assigned.

Responsiblities And Duties

  • Provide direct intervention services developed by a BCBA on ABA principles for children 18 months and older in 1:1 and group settings utilizing a combination of intensive teaching and natural environment training arrangements.
  • Using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, implement each client’s individualized treatment and intervention strategies by providing direct intervention and therapy services to children with autism and related disorders
  • Follow the prescribed behavioral skill acquisition and behavior reduction protocols.
  • Collect, record, and summarize data on observable client behavior.
  • 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.
  • Utilize safe & appropriate handing procedures when working with clients.
  • Must adhere to the principles of ethical practices and values, and maintain client confidentiality.
  • Maintain punctual, consistent, reliable schedule with clients
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and organized work and therapy environment.
  • Collaborate with treatment team including client, parents and caregivers, outside professionals, Lead Behavior Technician, ABA Interns, and co-workers.
  • Maintain and acquire technical knowledge by attending required trainings.
    • Knowledge/skills/abilities

      • Ability to accept constructive feedback and develop knowledge and skill sets accordingly.
      • Effective time management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks at one time.
      • 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
      • Commitment to maintain client confidentiality and adhere to HIPAA regulations.
      • Commitment to ongoing training and development as it relates to clinical skills, professional development, ethics, and technology, and training in order to perform job responsibilities to required standard.
      • Ability to interpret and implement clinical protocols as described in the intervention plan.

      Basic & Physical Requirements

      Must be able to lift 30 to 60 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 willing and able to restrain/hold/transport and utilize quick body movements as indicated in the Behavior Intervention Plan in the course of working with children with challenging behaviors.
      • Must have manual dexterity to perform specific computer and electronic device functions, and paper means for data collection.
      • Must be physically present at the assigned job location, which may include home, school, community and clinic 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 San Francisco Bay Area.
      • Must have a valid California Driver’s License & insurance in good standing
      • Must maintain a professional appearance with regard to clothing, grooming, hair, and make-up.
      • Must pass criminal background check (Clean DOJ/FBI record)
      • Must have or be able to acquire First Aid/CPR Certification
      • Must have or be able to successfully complete RBT certification
      • Must pass TB test, and have up-to-date immunization record (per company requirements)
      • Must be at least 18 years of age or older
      • Strong interest in working with individuals impacted by neurodevelopmental disorders

      Qualifications

      Required: A valid RBT Certification (or secure a valid RBT certification within 60 days of employment.)

      Experience

      • Required: None
      • Preferred: Experience working with children ages 18 months and older providing in a classroom or 1:1 setting; experience implementing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis; Educational, Speech, or Allied Health Services experience;
        • Education

          • Required: High School Diploma & and must have completed 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 or Master’s degree in Psychology, Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, Speech and Hearing Services, or related field.

          Benefits Of Working With Behavior Nation

          • Part Time and Full-Time positions available
          • Competitive compensation based upon experience and opportunities for pay increases based upon performance
          • Monthly bonus opportunities (eligibility per company policy)
          • Paid Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT) training and credentialing provided.
          • Flexible work schedule
          • Vacation and paid company holidays for full-time employees
          • Professional development and training
          • 401K, eligible after 1 year for full-time employees
          • Mileage reimbursement
          • Health Insurance Benefits (Medical and Dental) for full-time employees