The Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) implements center, school, community, and home-based treatment programs for clients and their families using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Rise RBTs are an integral part of the therapy team as their work directly contributes to clients success.
RBTs report to and are directly supervised by the Rise Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA). In addition to frequent interactions as part of the therapy team, RBTs receive individualized mentor-ship from experienced BCBA to ensure the highest quality service.
- Provide direct one-to-one interventions with the child/adult and family as directed in the treatment plan.
- Assist the client and the clients family in implementing behavioral interventions identified in the treatment plan to reduce and respond to problem behaviors.
- Teach skills that strengthen appropriate functional behaviors in their place as instructed by the BCBA supervisor.
- Collect data to determine the effectiveness of the interventions in place, either manually or electronically at each session and as directed by the BCBA.
- Conduct protocols based on specialized assessment.
- Collect data, ensure timely submission and completion of all paperwork required by the agency.
- Keep accurate records for sessions such as treatment notes and time sheets.
- Complete all requirements to maintain RBT certification with the BACB and will notify the BCBA immediately if there are any changes to their certification status.
- Maintain a record of all supervision documentation necessary for maintaining certification as required by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BCBA).
- Communicate and collaborate effectively with the BCBA and other team members about client's treatment.
- Receive feedback and is readily able to implement new or modified interventions and procedures as indicated by BCBA or Supervisor.
- Effectively communicate with parents/caregivers as instructed by BCBA.
- Support the BCBA with training families/ caregivers on ABA principles and implementing individualized treatment plan.
- Assist in preparing client materials as instructed.
Work Environment & Equipment Used
- Requires the use of computer, copy machine, telephone, fax machine, and other office equipment.
- Microsoft software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and G Suite (Gmail, Hangouts, Drive, Calendar, etc.).
- Online data management systems (DCI, Paycom, Therap, etc.)
- May be required to assist with adaptive/durable medical equipment.
- Work schedule: Typically Monday- Friday 8:30-5:00. Flexibility needed to meet individual, family, and program needs including evening or weekend work.
Physical & Mental Requirements
- Required to lift up to 5 lbs.
- May include the ability to physically assist people as needed, including, but not limited to, lifting and/or applying a protective physical intervention (PPI) with or without assistance from another person.
- May require the ability to walk, kneel, stand, and other movements in order to implement interventions or assist people in activities of daily living, hygiene, mobility, and cleaning of their home and/or property, (e.g. wheelchair etc.).
- May require ability to create visual support materials for clients; this requires usage of a paper cutter, laminator, and other materials.
- Ability to exercise self-control in potentially volatile situations, including being confronted verbally and/or physically in a threatening or aggressive manner by people receiving support. May include the ability to deal with and redirect aggressive behavior that may require approved physical intervention.
- Ability to quickly respond to health, safety, and emergency situations.
- Ability to work under stressful conditions that may include dealing with difficult behaviors and situations while handling multiple work assignments.
- Ability to have appropriate interactions and advocate with community and community partners while maintaining professionalism and confidentiality.