Position Title: Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Float
Reports To: Supervising Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Regional RBT Coordinator
The RBT Float is a paraprofessional who is responsible for the direct implementation of behavior-analytic services under the close, ongoing supervision of a BCBA. The RBT Float is responsible for traveling to any Pediatrics Plus location with need for RBT treatment session coverage due to site needs. The RBT Float does not design skill acquisition or behavior support plans. The supervising BCBA and/or RBT float coordinator determines and assigns tasks for the Regional RBT Float to perform as a function of his/her training, experience, and competency levels.
RBT FLOAT REQUIREMENTS:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Possess a minimum of a high school diploma or national equivalent
- Complete and pass a criminal background check
- RBT credential is active and in good standing with the BACB
- Minimum one year experience as RBT
- Abide by the RBT Ethics Code® as outlined by the BACB
- Possess understanding/knowledge of RBT Handbook Supplement
- Willingness and ability to travel to all Pediatrics Plus locations
- Adaptability, flexibility, and excellent problem-solving skills as needed for treating a variety of unfamiliar clients at unfamiliar locations
RBT FLOAT ANNUAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Pass RBT renewal competency assessment conducted by supervising BCBA
- Complete and pay fees related to RBT renewal application with no lapse in credentialing
- Receive ongoing supervision to comply with BACB’s supervision requirements
RESPONSIBILITIES AND AGREEMENTS
- The RBT Float agrees to work closely with his/her supervisor(s) to develop a high level of behavior-analytic expertise. This should include in-depth discussions and understanding of issues affecting practice, acceptance of performance feedback and willingness to adjust as necessary.
- The RBT Float agrees to travel to all Pediatrics Plus locations and have dependable transportation as needed to cover RBT treatment sessions.
- Supervisor(s) agrees to provide specific feedback to RBT Float on performance in RBT-client interaction. This may be conducted via web-camera, videotape, videoconferencing, or similar means in lieu of the supervisor being physically present. Weekly feedback from supervisor should be conducted in person at least twice per month.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & BASIC DUTIES
- The RBT Float works directly under the supervision of the BCBA and Regional RBT Coordinator.
- Participates in the implementation of the Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP), created by the BCBA in collaboration with parents and therapists, to ensure optimal outcomes for patients.
- Participates in implementation of daily data collection along with reporting pertinent data to supervising BCBA.
- Assists in observational assessments with BCBA, such as, ABC data log, probing for new targets, and conducting preference assessments as needed.
- Prepares for all sessions as outlined by the skill acquisition program including gathering stimuli and materials needed.
- Implements appropriate teaching procedures determined by supervising BCBA.
- Implements Behavior Support Plans as created by the client’s supervising BCBA.
- Follows policies related to storage of all documentation, data collection, graphs, etc. in designated area in compliance with HIPAA.
- Maintains visual supervision of the child at all times. NEVER leaves a child unattended.
- Speaks in a well-modulated, pleasant, and caring voice to children, parent(s), and staff.
- Represents the program to parents, visitors, and the public in a positive way.
- Maintains a clean, safe, healthy, and sanitary learning environment by ensuring that children are kept clean and toys and other materials are disinfected each day.
- Displays concern for the rights of children and families served by the clinic.
- Reports for work dressed appropriately and complies with company policies.
- Ensures confidentiality of children and employee information. Responds to internal and external requests for information according to clinic policy.
- Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance. Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and stoop, twist, bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include near and distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to maintain regular and punctual attendance. The employee is required to complete tasks in a timely manner.