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Behavioral Technician

Autism Therapeutic Services LLC – Marblehead, MA

The Behavioral 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, and school settings. The Behavioral Technician will collect data on programs, assist with parent training, and assist the Behavior Analyst, Lead Behavioral Technician, and ABA Interns with clinical assessments as needed. The Behavioral Technician will be responsible for implementing the duties of the Lead Behavioral Technician and ABA Interns in the temporary absence of these team members. Essential components of this position are listed below but subject to change at the discretion of Autism Therapeutic Services LLC. This job description describes essential job functions, but does not provide an exhaustive list of duties that may be assigned. Specific duties & responsibilities will vary depending upon classification (Behavioral Tech 1-5).


RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Complete introduction to Autism and ABA Training

  • Provide direct client care in 1:1 and group settings utilizing a combination of intensive teaching and natural environment training arrangements.

  • Follow the prescribed behavioral skill acquisition and behavior reduction protocols.

  • Follow and record data for prescribed toilet training 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 and appropriate handling procedures when working with clients.

  • Maintain client confidentiality.

  • Assist Lead Behavioral Technician, Behavior Analysts, and ABA Interns with skill acquisition and behavior reduction assessments.

  • Assist Lead Behavioral Technician, Behavior Analysts, and ABA Interns in preparing client materials as instructed.

  • Maintain a clean, safe, and organized work and therapy environment.

  • Assume Lead Behavioral Technician responsibilities in their absence.

  • Collaborate with treatment team including client, parents and caregivers, outside professionals, Lead Behavioral 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 HIPPA laws.

  • 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 and written.

  • Must maintain a professional appearance with regard to clothing, grooming, hair, and make-up.


BASIC & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 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 behavior.

  • Must have manual dexterity to perform specific computer and electronic device functions for data collection.

  • Must be physically present at the assigned job location, which may include home, school, and community 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 Greater Worcester Area and other assigned locations.

  • Must have a valid Drivers License & insurance in good standing

  • Must have open communication with BCBA, supervisor, office manager and family

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Behavioral Technician 1: Entry Level

  • Behavioral Technician 2-5: Various Experience & Education Levels

Experience:

  • Required: None

  • Preferred: Experience working with children ages 0-16 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 & a GED equivalent .

  • Preferred: Bachelors or Masters degree in Psychology, Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, Speech and Hearing Services, or related field.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

  • Employment Supervisor: Executive Director

  • Clinical Supervisor: Behavior Analyst

RELATED TRAINING:

  • Responsible for completing and maintaining all required certifications and trainings once employed including, but not limited to: CPR, Fingerprinting & Background Checks, RBT trainings and other company in-services and trainings as directed by employment supervisor.

BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH AUTISM THERAPEUTIC SERVICES:

  • Part Time and Full Time positions available

  • Competitive compensation based upon experience and opportunities for pay increases based upon performance

  • Paid Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT) training and credentialing provided.

  • Flexible work schedule

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