Aveanna Behavior Technician in Lexington, Massachusetts
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Lexington, MA 02420
The Registered Behavior Technician is part of an interdisciplinary team in the home, community or school setting and provides support to the individual so that he/she may be able to follow and participate to the best of his/her abilities in the social and instructional environments available. Support to the individual is provided as deemed necessary, with the overall goal to fade out the level and amount of help provided. The Registered Behavior Technician works under the direction of certified professionals and participates in the person’s individualized plans by providing instructional, behavioral and personal care support, as needed. The Registered Behavior Technician therapist implements behavior analytic programs in the school setting and/or home of the student. The Registered Behavior Technician must demonstrate fluency with several teaching procedures including: Intensive Teaching (ITT), Natural Environment Teaching (NET), specific error correction procedures, stimulus-stimulus pairing procedures, Functional Communication Training (FCT), the delivery of reinforcement and various data collection/graphing procedures. The Registered Behavior Technician completes the regulatory and employer’s required training (pre-service and annually), and demonstrates competency in fundamental intervention procedures based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, particularly procedures to promote the acquisition of skills and to reduce the occurrence of problem behaviors and including interventions that address communication, social, cognitive and personal independence skills. The Registered Behavior Technician has the skills to follow written behavior support plans and to maintain accurate documentation (data collection and graphing), as instructed by the supervisor. The Registered Behavior Technician must also be able to model all skill acquisition programs and components of the behavior support plan to parents and/or school personnel, with the goal of achieving the individual’s independent responding and generalization of skills. Successful completion of a safety training curriculum is required.
Essential Job Functions
Work under the supervision of a certified or licensed staff member who is responsible for instructional programming and student progress.
Provide support to clients under the direction of supervisors, such as:
Correctly implementing the skill acquisition programs as listed in the ABA program book as created by the Behavior Analyst.
Collecting data and graph results on all skill acquisition programs.
Assisting in the completion of assessments (e.g., VB-MAPP; ABLLS; curriculum-based; social skills; preference assessments).
Upkeep of the program book or electronic medical record database; including neatness of all program components and the addition of targets to the skill acquisition programs when previous targets have been mastered OR
Update to the data collection via electronic database.
Implementing all strategies to prevent and provide consequences to the occurrence of maladaptive behavior in addition to facilitating the acquisition of replacement skills (i.e. the components of a behavior support plan).
Following the recommendations and strategies provided by the behavior consultant and/or teacher.
Modeling/demonstrating behavior analytic teaching strategies (i.e. prompting, shaping, delivery of reinforcement, error correction) for parents and/or school personnel
Facilitating the inclusion of students in general education activities (where possible) in school programs.
Maintaining professional and informative communication with the behavior consultant, school of personnel and family members with regard to the successful implementation of the skill acquisition programs and/or the behavior support plan.
Demonstrating competency in the implementation of prompting hierarchies or other written instructions for skill acquisition programs and inclusive activities.
Provide behavior management support and implement components of behavior support plans as instructed by supervisors and behavior consultants, including:
Identifying and implementing prevention and intervention protocols.
Maintaining integrity of the procedures at all times.
Collecting accurate data for behavioral incidents.
Providing accurate information to the behavior consultant.
Perform non-instructional duties when directed by a supervisor (i.e. Registered Behavior Technician will be responsible when assigned to monitor cafeteria, study halls, homeroom, etc.).
Provide clerical/technical support.
Complete ongoing training requirements for the position, including trainings provided by the school or educational facility.
Ensure that all interactions with colleagues and students comply with regulatory, professional, ethical and organizational policies and procedures.
Maintain current paperwork as required by the position and the assigned case, such as treatment logs, payroll forms and program books and/or electronic files.
Bachelor’s degree in related field (education, psychology, social work, etc), OR
Bachelor's Degree in any other field, with the equivalent of at least one (1) year of full-time paid work experience in a job that involved direct contact with children or adolescents, OR
High School degree in a related field and
Three (3) years’ experience working with individuals with developmental delays or behavioral challenges.
Familiarity with Applied Behavior Analysis and competency in the implementation of fundamental procedures as described in Epic’s training protocols and any regulatory or funder requirements (e.g., registered behavior technician training).
One (1) year experience with interventions to address maladaptive behaviors.
Completion of the Registered Behavior Technician training modules and completion of the Registered Behavior Technician test for registration with the BACB within 6 months of hire.
Additional state specific requirements:
PA: 60 college credit hours
Attention to detail
Good organization and time management
Effective problem-solving and conflict resolution
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work independently and with periodic supervision
Ability to work comfortably with culturally and linguistically diverse students and families
Must be able to speak, write, read and understand English
Must be able to travel; company does not provide vehicles or transportation
Occasional lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling of 25 pounds
Prolonged walking, standing, climbing of stairs, bending, kneeling, reaching, twisting and crouching
Must be able to sit
Occasional rapid movement and physical agility in response to the spontaneity of children and those patients with neurological impairment
Must have visual and hearing acuity
Must have strong sense of smell and touch
Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other various conditions
Possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids and infectious diseases
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.