Registered Behavior Technician

The Float Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is responsible for focused direct implementation of behavior-analytic services to children with an autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disability.  Each student in the residential school is assigned a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) supervisor who writes detailed individualized treatment plans. Within those plans are goals that target self-help, socialization, challenging behaviors, and adaptive skills for the student to work on each day. The Float RBT is responsible for implementing these goals with students upon their enrollment at Heartspring to provide an ease of transition into the program, as well as current students. RBTs are also responsible for training and providing feedback to new hire staff in various environments. RBTs require successful completion and awarded title of requirement so the Behavior Analyst Certification Board in order to become credentialed as a Registered Behavior Technician.

 

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

  • Work with the BCBA to provide services and initial assessment to students’ enrollment at Heartspring.
  • Maintain duties of direct-care staff including working directly with students, sometimes in a 1:1 capacity.
  • Maintain flexibility in weekly schedule. This position will require some coverage in the group homes (12pm-8pm), at least one weekend day per month, and the flexibility to adjust schedule based on current needs.
  • Support the BCBA in monitoring the implementation of student schedules, instructional programming, and individualized treatment plans (ITPs) to ensure consistency and quality of programs.
  • Assist the BCBA in training and modeling for classroom and group home staff on programming for new enrollments.
  • Maintain organization of data collection and input and graph any ABA paper data at the end of each shift.
  • Ensure that student programming is run consistently and appropriately in the classroom and home in collaboration with supervisors and other professionals.
  • Train and develop new paraeducators in the classroom following the ABA training manual and activities, and assist the teacher and BCBA in training current paraeducators.
  • Implement goals based on a BCBA/BCaBA evaluation and written individualized treatment plan, as well as skill acquisition plan to include:
  • Maintain respect and confidentiality for all students.
  • Build effective and meaningful rapport with lead paraeducator, teacher, direct-care staff, RBTs and other professionals in the School Residential Program to grow and learn from others within the department.
  • Build effective and meaningful rapport with students and families, while maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Collect data as written in treatment plan using Heartspring’s data collection system.
  • Complete all required documentation for use of restrictive procedures within 24 hours of incident.
  • Ensure 5% of total implementation is supervised by BCBA per the BACB’s guidelines for maintaining RBT credential.
  • Assist in de-escalation of student behaviors, and communicate any behavioral issues with BCBA.
  • Assist BCBA in conducting interviews and compiling data for functional behavior assessments.
  • Assist BCBA with conducting behavioral assessments.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS

  • Participate and encourage ideas to enhance student engagement and programming.
  • Follow Heartspring’s core values of excellence, service, celebration, possibilities, leadership, and integrity to ensure quality services for each child.
  • Participate in community outings and jobs with direct-care staff and students.
  • Other duties as assigned by the BCBA or Director of ABA Department.
  • Provide a safe, clean, and nurturing environment that meets and/or exceeds all requirements set forth by Heartspring.
  • Participate in in-services with other RBT staff.
  • Maintain inventory of student reinforcers in the intake classroom.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

EDUCATIONAL, TRAINING, AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Kansas Driver’s License and good driving record required.
  • Must maintain NCI certification and CPR certification.
  • Experience working with children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or developmental disabilities.
  • Registered Behavior Technician 40 hour training and Competency Assessment completed within 8 weeks

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Able to perform significant, prolonged, and frequent amounts of walking, standing, sitting, stooping, squatting, bending, twisting, reaching, and kneeling.
  • Able to lift thirty pounds or more.
  • Frequent use of portable technology, such as iPod, iPad, computer and keyboard.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • School environment, indoors, climate-controlled.
  • Occasional exposure to infectious disease, parasites, bodily fluids, and blood-borne pathogens.
  • Potential exposure to physical contact from students, including slapping, hitting, punching, kicking, head-butting, and biting.
  • Occasional exposure to all weather conditions, including heat, cold, wind, rain, and snow/ice.
  • May require use of personal protective equipment, including gloves, helmets, arm guards, and leg guards

 

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Attention to Detail – Meticulous attention to detail and thorough completion of tasks as assigned.
  • Collaboration – Close and cooperative work with Heartspring Pediatric Services therapists.
  • Data Entry – Ability to enter data collected into iPod quickly and accurately.
  • Dependability – Must be reliable, responsible, and dependable, and able to fulfill obligations.
  • Integrity – Must be honest, ethical, and maintain confidentiality.
  • Judgement – Quickly assess situations and make proper behavioral judgments, especially in emergency situations.
  • Listening – Able to listen effectively and obtain information from others.
  • Speaking – Communicate effectively in oral form with a diverse group of clients, parents/caregivers, and other agency staff
  • Team-oriented – Ability to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Technology – Ability to use/operate a standard computer system and hand-held devices.
  • Writing – Communicate effectively in written form with a diverse group of clients, parents/caregivers, and other agency staff

Qualifications:

EDUCATIONAL, TRAINING, AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS

  • Required:
    • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Valid Kansas Driver’s License and good driving record required.
    • Must maintain NCI certification and CPR certification.
    • Experience working with children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or developmental disabilities.

Compensation:

Our registred behavior technicians are offered competitive salaries based on education and experience.

Benefits:

Heartspring offers a generous benefit package including paid vacation and sick leave, insurance, and retirement plans.  Professional liability insurance, continuing education training, licensure and professional dues.

Reference Code:

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