Posted: 09/15/2021

Job Title: Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
Job Type: Part-time
Location: Alamogordo, NM
Pay: $16.00 - $17.50 per hour to start (promotions provided)
Company Description
Behavior Change Institute is a nationally recognized service agency that specializes in providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for individuals diagnosed with autism & their families. We are currently seeking motivated professionals who share in our commitment to improving the wellbeing of others!

Job Description
Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) provide 1:1 behavioral intervention to individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. RBTs work in client/family home settings under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Clinician. Behavior Technicians implement behavioral strategies to improve socially significant behaviors and the quality of life for children and their families. This includes implementation of a treatment plan developed by a BCBA addressing functional communication, challenging behavior, daily living, vocational, and social skills. The Behavior Technician is responsible for monitoring child progress of goals outlined in the treatment plan by reporting progress to the BCBA through daily data collection and clinical documentation.

Essential Duties
?      Communicate BCI’s philosophy of positive behavioral practice, compassion and respect.
?      Provide consistent behavior therapy in accordance with pre-established therapy schedule and clinical program plan.
?      Maintain accurate and up-to-date clinical records and documentation, to include daily data collection and session notes.
?      Implement the strategies outlined in the client’s behavior plan.
?      Maintain regular contact with supervisor, attending regular team meetings.
?      Timely communication with your supervisor about the client you are working with.
?      Direct the client's caregivers and circle of support to your supervisor (BCBA) for any questions pertaining to the client’s goals being addressed, progress being made, strategies to employ.
?      Maintain professional boundaries with the client, family and circle of support per the BACB Professional and ethical Code of Conduct.
?      All other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

?      Minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent
?      Criminal Background Check Clearance
?      Ownership of and access to a reliable vehicle
?      Valid Driver’s License
?      Proof of Auto Insurance
?      Successful completion of the credentialing from BCI’s contracting agency
?      Behavior Technicians must remain available to accept work 3-days per week (Monday-Friday) from 2:30 - 7pm and one weekend day for at least 3 consecutive hours per day, or 4-days per week (Monday-Friday) from 2:30 - 7pm for at least 3 consecutive hours per day.

Preferred Qualifications
?      Experience working with children (childcare provider, teacher or teaching assistant , speech or occupational therapist assistant
?      Professionalism
?      Clear written and verbal communication skills (English proficiency)
?      Reliable personal transportation
?      Access to the internet and computer for RBT training (outlined below)
?      Experience working in home health care position or with individuals with special needs (respite care provider, etc)

Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Internship Training Program
Candidates selected for employment must complete an unpaid RBT Internship training program to earn the credential required by this position. Candidates already possessing the RBT credential are encouraged to apply. The coursework provided in our RBT Internship training program includes:
?      40 hour self-paced course (online) - Foundations of Applied Behavior Analysis (free)
?      Participation in virtual skills clinics (online) live using ZOOM technology - Appx 12 hours (free)
?      Application & Attestation to the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) for the formal RBT Exam ($95 fee)

Behavioral and Psychological Skills
?      Ability to utilize the least restrictive measures in avoiding escalated situations.
?      Ability to use interventions that involve the use of empathy, compassion, positive behavioral programming, respect, openness, client-centered approach, as well as those best practice interventions outlined in the treatment plan
?      Ability to utilize positive reinforcement to shape behavior.
?      Ability to analyze and distinguish between individual versus systemic issues.
?      Ability to engage in active listening.
?      Ability to calm critical situations involving a child.
?      Ability to use applied behavioral analysis principles.

Professional Skills Required
Adaptability and flexibility
?      Ability to work effectively in the midst of changing needs, conditions and work responsibilities
Attention to detail
?      The ability to perform work tasks that require significant attention or understanding
Working relationships
?      Ability to work well, collaborate, and cooperate with all stakeholders, including management, co-workers, or clients
Professional composure
?      Ability to work effectively when exposed to emotionally distressed individuals in person or over the phone

Writing Skills
Ability to produce data and daily notes on specific cases, as well as specific interventions provided during the course of work. Ability to write in English and produce written material with appropriate grammar.

Language Skills
Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions from your direct supervisor (BCBA/BCaBA) and caregivers when appropriate.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, pictorial or schedule form. Ability to demonstrate good judgment and efficiency during decision-making.

Other Skills
Ability to work collaboratively with others. Ability to prioritize tasks and demonstrate efficient use of time. Ability to portray a professional, polished appearance and manner. Knowledgeable on the practice of positive behavioral programming. Ability to operate tablet technology and navigate online practice management software.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, run, sit, stand and drive. The employee is also required to use their hands and reach with their arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus. Employees are required to engage in frequent vocalization to effectively carry out verbal behavior training for clients requiring vocal communication training, as well as provide vocal instructions for clients who have listener discrimination programs, verbal reinforcement procedures, and other vocal instructions targeted in their treatment plans. Discerning client vocal behavior is essential to one’s ability to carry out specific ABA treatment protocols. Full auditory functioning is required to carry out the duties and responsibilities of this job. The employee may be required to intervene in physically demanding behavioral interventions with physically aggressive clients.

Additional Information
We take great pride in our professional team and therefore we provide competitive pay and ongoing opportunities for professional development and advancement!

Applicants who are interested in starting a new career or who have a background in the following fields are encouraged to apply: Teacher, Teaching Assistant, Educational Assistant, Nanny, Home Health Aide, Childcare Worker, Health Technician or a related field.

Behavior Change Institute is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.
Benefits may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Behavior Change Institute and the state where you work.

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