Registered Behavior Technician

JOB SUMMARY

The Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is responsible for the direct implementation of behavior-analytic services to students in the Heartspring residential school.  Such services include assisting students in acquiring, retaining, and improving the self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary for the child to reside and function successfully in home and community settings.  RBTs require successful completion of requirement of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board in order to become credentialed as a Registered Behavior Technician. The majority of services will be provided in the group homes, however, some school day services may be required.

 

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

  1. A Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is an individual certified in behavior analysis. RBTs assist in delivering behavior analysis services and practice under the direction and close supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), who are responsible for all work RBTs perform.
  2. RBTs are responsible for assisting paraeducators in implementing programming and creating effective behavior change for residential students. RBTs work under the close supervision of a BCBA to provide direct services to students primarily within the group home environment.
  3. Attend staff trainings and team meetings with BCBA
  4. Implement goals and treatment protocols in the group home environment alongside paraeducators to model treatment protocols for paraeducators and provide feedback for training purposes and assist in troubleshooting programs.
  5. Conduct observations and fidelity checks of paraeducators to ensure accurate implementation of treatment protocols, including data collection, overall programming, home goals, and behavior treatment protocols.
  6. Assist BCBA with maintenance of program materials
  7. Assist with direct services such as ABA groups under the supervision of a BCBA.
  8. Assist BCBA with graphing and analyzing data and other tasks as assigned.
  9. Ongoing supervision and training by BCBA
  10. Frequent direct observation and feedback from BCBA, especially when being assigned a new student and when working with severe problem behavior.
  11. Satisfactorily pass treatment integrity checks and ongoing evaluations. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by implementing feedback as delivered by supervisor team.
  12. Implement goals based on a BCBA/BCaBA initial evaluation and written behavior intervention plan, as well as skill acquisition plan to include:
    • Social skills to enhance participation in family, school, and community activities.
    • Expressive verbal language, receptive language, and nonverbal communication skills.
    • Increased engagement and flexibility in developmentally appropriate tasks and play, including the ability to attend to the environment and respond to an appropriate motivational system.
    • Fine and gross motor skills used for age appropriate functional activities, as needed.
    • Cognitive skills, including play and basic concepts, as well as academic skills.
    • Replacement of problem behaviors with more conventional and appropriate behaviors.
    • Independent organizational skills and other socially appropriate behaviors that facilitate successful community integration (e.g., completing a task independently, following instructions in a group, asking for help).
    • If restrictive procedures are warranted and approved by the team, use of NCI/CPI in an effective manner.
  13. Maintain respect and confidentiality for all clients.
  14. Build effective and meaningful rapport with students while maintaining professional boundaries.
  15. Build effective and meaningful rapport with others in all departments to grow and learn from others.
  16. Complete all required documentation for use of restrictive procedures within 24 hours of incident.
  17. Participate in in-services.
  18. Prompt and regular attendance is required.
  19. Ensure 5% of total implementation is supervised by BCBA per the BACB’s guidelines for maintaining RBT credential.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS

  1. Participate and encourage ideas to enhance student programming and independence and increase positive social relations with the Heartspring community.
  2. Follow Heartspring’s core values of excellence, service, celebration, possibilities, leadership, and integrity to ensure quality services for each student.
  3. Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATIONAL, TRAINING, AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS

  • The following criteria need to be met prior to hiring:
    • 1000 hours of documented experience working with children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
    • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
    • High school diploma.
    • Background check.
  • The following training must be completed within 8 weeks of start date:
    • Registered Behavior Technician 40 hour training and Competency Assessment completed by BCBA/BCaBA.
    • Passing Score received on Pearson Exam for RBT credential given by BACB.
      • Heartspring will provide the opportunity and applicable fees to take the Pearson exam two times, after which, it will be the employees responsibility to take and pass the exam by the date determined by the Director of Autism Services.
  • Maintain NCI/CPI certification, driver’s training, and CPR certification.
  • Valid Kansas drivers’ license and good driving record preferred (required in order to drive students in Heartspring vehicles).

Qualifications:

  • The following criteria need to be met prior to hiring:
    • 1000 hours of documented experience working with children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
    • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
    • High school diploma.
    • Background check.
  • The following training must be completed within 8 weeks of start date:
    • Registered Behavior Technician 40 hour training and Competency Assessment completed by BCBA/BCaBA.
    • Passing Score received on Pearson Exam for RBT credential given by BACB.
      • Heartspring will provide the opportunity and applicable fees to take the Pearson exam two times, after which, it will be the employees responsibility to take and pass the exam by the date determined by the Director of Autism Services.
  • Maintain NCI/CPI certification, driver’s training, and CPR certification.

Valid Kansas drivers’ license and good driving record preferred (required in order to drive students in Heartspring vehicles).

Benefits:

Heartspring offers a generous benefit package including two weeks paid vacation, sick leave, insurance, and retirement plans.

Reference Code:

VLQBBCAGSU

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