Essential Job Functions
- Be prompt, attentive, professional, collaborative and effective in building a strong relationship of trust and open communication with the parents.
- Implement provided behavior program.
- Record data during sessions and gather data from parents.
- Build rapport with client by playing video games, board games and basketball etc.
- Communicate parent concerns and client progress to the behavior analyst.
- Occasionally visit client’s school to communicate with teachers and gather collected data.
Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Training
Our intensive RBT training is implemented in three phases taking approximately 3 weeks. Once the new hire is a registered behavior technician, they will continue to receive extra supervision which, is faded out over time. A minimum commitment of 20 hours per week is required for training.. While 20 hours per week is sufficient, the timeline for completion can be shortened if the trainee is available full-time.
- Phase 1. The new hire will participate in a state of the art classroom training program in preparation for the Registered Behavior Technician exam administered by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. This training employs fluency training, video modeling, and role playing to ensure a solid grasp of the concepts, terms and skills before beginning onsite training.
- Phase 2. Once mastery has been demonstrated in the classroom, the new hire will begin shadowing experienced RBTs and BCBAs (Board Certified Behavior Analysts) in the field. Skills-training is broken down into components. Each skill-set is modeled by the RBT or BCBA while the new hire records data to use as benchmarks for their own performance. The RBT or BCBA provide prompts and feedback until the RBT is able to meet the benchmarks for the skill-set before moving to the next skill component.
- Phase 3. We put it all together with the trainee running session under the supervision of a BCBA or senior RBT. This phase continues until mastery is demonstrated on a video sample recorded of the session.
Supervision of RBTs
Supervision includes modeling implementation of the behavior plan and feedback from the BCBA supervisor. The BCBA uses an observation checklist so that RBTs receive consistent and high quality feedback. Additionally, RBTs self-score a video recording of their own session on a monthly basis under the supervision of an RBT trainer. For early intervention clients (1-5 year olds) with 4-5 sessions per week, our BCBAs provide supervision on a weekly basis. For other clients, the frequency of supervision is determined by the needs of the client and the level of training of the RBT.
Behavior technicians are provided many opportunities to build their Curriculum Vitae for an application to graduate school and/or a future career as a BCBA. Behavior technicians are encouraged to participate in weekly research presentations and client progress presentations for the company’s weekly Clinical Review Meeting. Additionally, behavior technicians are encouraged to become involved in a project with the director. Projects are selected that enhance the services delivered by ABC and provide the behavior technician with a write-up of their project that can be included in their CV. In some cases, projects will lead to presentations at behavior analytic conferences and/or research.
We emphasize a highly collaborative approach among peers within our company and with parents and other providers serving our clients. Our weekly Clinical Review Meeting is an opportunity for the BCBAs to assist each other with troubleshooting for their clients. Our behavior technician team members report that they find this time highly valuable for asking clarifying questions and practicing procedures with their BCBA. Client progress presentations ensure that each case is reviewed by the BCBA’s peers for input on a regular basis and time is allotted for troubleshooting cases of current concern to the BCBA.
Performance Bonus Pay System
Our career development plan uses data-based feedback and a performance pay bonus system to improve our team's professional repertoire, and help each of our BCBAs and RBTs to grow in their skills. Performance measures for RBTs include accuracy of implementation of the behavior plan, timeliness, professionalism and routine responsibilities such as timesheets and data entry and involvement in professional development projects.
- Proficient in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
- Bachelor’s degree or currently pursuing a bachelor’s with a minimum of 3.0.
- Available for an 18 month commitment for a minimum of 23 hours per week.
- Mandatory appointments: Clinical Review Meeting, Fri 12:30 – 2 pm; Social Group, Friday 3:45pm - 5:45pm.
- Trainee Phase:
- Mastery-based training is provided at $15/hr for classroom and on the job training for Registered Behavior Technicians. If you have not already completed your Registered Behavior Technician certification, the one-week training to prepare for the exam will be provided at $7.25/hr. There are also multiple online training courses available to complete this credential prior to starting with our company.)
- Practicum and Supervision requirements toward BCBA Certification will be provided by ABC staff free of charge.
- After Mastery-Based Training is Completed:
- Therapy hours will be paid $15-$27/hour depending on performance bonus.
- Meetings are paid $11/hour including Clinical Review Meetings, out-of- session training and approved time in the office.
- Opportunities for conducting research and professional presentations.