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ABA Behavior Therapist


 

PRIMARY PURPOSE

Under the general direction of the assigned Board Certified Behavior Analyst, the ABA Behavior Therapist performs a variety of activities in support of instructional programs for clients who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum or related disorder. Prepares appropriate materials; collects daily progress data and consults with the patient’s treatment team on a regular basis.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

The requirements listed on the job description are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required.

Must be available for a minimum of 2 days a week and 2 shifts. Shifts are typically scheduled: 8AM-1PM, 1PM-4PM, or 4PM-6PM.


ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

The position includes but is not limited to the following list of representative duties:

  • Implements individualized instructional program (such as discrete trial training, verbal behavior, academics, self-care skills, social skills development, behavior plan), developed by the BCBA or other appropriate staff within the clinic.
  • Prepares all materials necessary for implementing individualized program as stated above.
  • Supports clients in all settings including other therapies within the clinic.
  • Collects daily progress data on assigned clients and reports on that data to supervisors and the team.
  • Consults with team members and other appropriate staff on a regular basis.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • 18 years of age
  • Completion of high school degree, minimum
  • Satisfactory completion of training program (we can provide this training) in autism interventions including: discrete trial teaching, social skills facilitation, behavior intervention, structured teaching, visual communication systems, and data collection procedures.
  • CPR Certification

Experience:

  • Previous experience working with individuals with Autism and other developmental Disabilities.
  • Knowledge of Child Development
  • Ethical and professional code of conduct as specified by the BACB.

Clinic Support & Work Conditions

  • Complete all trainings and professional development requested in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate the ability to handle multiple tasks effectively.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assist in all areas of the clinic as requested.
  • Complete Community Support Events to participate in community outreach events that benefit our clients, help educate the general public and connect the general public to services.
  • Complete all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Physical, mental, and emotional stamina to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Mental acuity to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions.

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