ABA Therapist/Registered Behavior Technician

Job Description

Direct Client Therapy

  • Work with children with behavioral/communication disorders, utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Instruct students using variety of modalities including but not limited to Discrete Trial Training, Incidental Teaching, Applied Verbal Behavior, Natural Environment Teaching, and manual guidance.
  • Reliably and consistently deliver ABA therapy according to the schedule arranged with family
  • Implement Behavior Intervention Plan provided by the Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Implement Skill Acquisition Programming provided by the Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Attend Clinic/Team Meeting
  • Create a positive, energetic and creative learning environment for client
  • Ability to multitask
  • Positions available in multiple locations near you‬

Organizational Duties

  • Initial and give times of therapy on sign-in calendar for purposes of verifying sessions as per insurance guidelines and for records in event on an audit by funding sources
  • Call BCBA and family in the event of absence
  • Call other team members to arrange coverage in event of an absence
  • Follow up with ABLG home office, BCBA, and family calls and emails within 24 hours
  • Proactively report any issues in the home or program to Coordinating BCBA.
  • Complete and send invoices on schedule recommended by ABLG for billing needs
  • Implement treatment plans and programs developed by the supervising BCBA‬
  • Utilize Rethink Software‬
  • Participate in ongoing in-service training as assigned by direct supervisor and staff‬
  • Must possess strong clinical skills‬
  • Provides meaningful, career-related work experience‬

Program Book Maintenance

  • Follow best practice graphing protocols as described in Clinical Requirements
  • When client has mastered a target, neatly mark on target list and pretest next target
  • Check off/initial each program run on the Program Checklist
  • Collect trial-by-trial data for each program, each session.
  • Graph data daily and connect data paths with a ruler as per best practice guidelines

Behavior Reduction

  • Respond to maladaptive behavior utilizing principles of Applied Behavior Analysis

Skill Acquisition

  • Be familiar with Custom Teaching Plan written by BCBA
  • Implement procedures that have been established for the learner, as written in child’s Custom teaching Plan
  • Carry out Skill Acquisition Programs
  • Utilize the client’s motivational system
  • Conduct regular preference assessments as per Custom Teaching Plan
  • Attend training and observation sessions with the BCBA
  • Should possess past in-home ABA therapy‬
  • Establishes & maintains therapeutic relationship by pairing self as a reinforcing entity and building the value for the client of social interaction with the ABA Therapist
  • Prompts safe and socially acceptable replacement behaviors in order to build a repertoire of communication, social interaction, and problem solving skills
  • Fades prompts appropriately to promote both successful and independent responding
  • Increases the frequency or duration of safe and appropriate replacement behaviors by providing access to reinforcers (desired items/actions, attention, or removal of demands/aversive situations)
  • Accurately collects behavior data including: A-B-C, count, frequency, duration, latency, inter-response time, event, and interval based recording
  • Follows the treatment plan goals and interventions utilizing sound judgment and seeks out appropriate consultation
  • Collaborates with family and treatment team members to provide treatment effectively and without disruption to the environment or other individuals in the environment
  • Educates all those involved about the role of ABA based interventions and functions within the boundaries of the ABA
  • Therapist role in providing treatment
  • Reassessment as appropriate

Experience, Education Credentials

  • Must hold and maintain current certification as a Registered Behavior Technician as issued by the Behavior Analyst
  • Certification Board (BACB) or must be willing to go for RBT Training provided by ABLG.
  • Professional Liability Insurance required
  • Attendance at agency monthly staff meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned/required
  • Travel required
  • Have clear communication with families and with all other team members
  • Submission of all paperwork in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all shared verbal and written information gathered according to agency policy.