Behavior Technician – ABA Therapist – RBT – Human Services
Fort Wayne, IN
Salary: $13.00 to $15.00 /hour
As a Behavior Technician, you will utilize highly structured treatment programs developed by a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) that are geared toward the specific patient’s needs. You will be responsible for applying principles of behavior analysis to help patients develop skills and verbal behavior while helping reduce socially significant actions, which may include aggressive responses.
- You may be the individual that teaches a child to point for items they desire, say Mom’s name for the first time, interact with peers without hitting or throwing, or even independently feeding themselves!
After receiving from Child’s Play a structured, 40-hour intensive training, you must become eligible to sit for and pass the Registered Behavior Technician exam within 90 days. Bonus incentives are given for candidates who accelerate their own learning and accomplish the credential within their first 45 days. Failure to sit for and pass the RBT exam within the 90 day time period would lead to termination of employment.
- Our training is personalized; learn the foundation, and then spend dedicated time applying it to our patient population. We teach through presentations, hands on learning, group role play, modeling, etc.
Because we know that you need more than just quality pay to care for yourself and/or your dependents, we also offer a full benefits package, available your first day of employment, to all full time employees!
- Top-Tier Health Insurance Options
- IRA Plan with Company Match
- Verizon Wireless Discount Program
- Disability Insurance
- YMCA Corporate Membership Group
- Tuition Reimbursement Program
- Discounted Tuition from Purdue Global
- Extensive and flexible paid time off, including bonus pay for consistent attendance and punctuality to work.
- Paid training and certification opportunities
- Competitive pay based on experience
- Room to grow and learn in a fantastic atmosphere with amazing coworkers
During therapy sessions you will work with your patient in a variety of settings (i.e., in the patient’s room, around the center, in the community, etc.) and provide a wide array of behavioral interventions. You will follow the individualized treatment plan designed by the assigned consultant.
- No sitting at a table or desk for long periods of time. Program goals are meant to be fun and applicable to the child. We teach in every setting available and appropriate!
When first assigned to a new patient, you will receive a thorough training in order to be able to effectively conduct that patient’s individualized program. You may be asked to fill-in from time to time with additional patients and/or at additional centers when our patient doesn’t attend their session. Ideal candidates will possess:
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to read, analyze and interpret general information
- Must be flexible, creative and demonstrate strong organizational skills
- Must be highly motivated and self-directed
- Must maintain positive attitude and be willing to provide positive role model for other therapists
- Must be able to physically manage children with autism spectrum disorders. (This includes but is not limited to the provision of therapy while on the floor, running after children, actively playing with the children and dealing with aggressive behaviors.)
- Viewing a computer screen or other close work less than 18 inches
- Ability to pass background checks, which includes BMV, County criminal history, Indiana limited State criminal history. National criminal history, pre- employment drug screening and clearance from the State Nurse Aid Registry and the DIG Medicaid fraud registry.
- Willing to observe and follow all agency and departmental philosophies, policies, procedures and the Agency Standards of Conduct and Code of Ethics
- Must have dependable transportation, hold a valid Indiana driver’s license with an insurable driving record and have proof of state required liability insurance on personal vehicle
- Must have a telephone in residence of the ability of a cell phone to be contacted regarding real time staffing information
- Must be willing to travel using personal vehicle and occasionally transport patients, only when approved by caregivers
- Must be able to push, pull, bend, stoop, crawl, walk, reach, lift, climb stairs and run without assistance when applicable to the environment
- Must be able to lift from 30 to 50 lbs. when working with children or equipment