Registered Behavior Technician - CADD ABA Children's Services - Days

Lancaster, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 68131

Job Description:

The Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Behavior Consultant (BC). The RBT is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of skill-acquisition and behavior-reduction plans within the treatment plan developed by the supervisor.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Establishes & maintains therapeutic relationship by pairing self as a reinforcing entity and building the value for the patient of social interaction with the RBT.
  2. Prompts safe and socially acceptable replacement behaviors in order to build a repertoire of communication, social interaction, and problem solving skills.
  3. Fades prompts appropriately to promote both successful and independent responding.
  4. Increases the frequency or duration of safe and appropriate replacement behaviors by providing access to reinforcers (desired items/actions, attention, or removal of demands/aversive situations).
  5. Provides access to reinforcers within the parameters most likely to increase future behavior (value, effort required, rate, magnitude, intensity, immediacy)
  6. Limits or removes access to reinforcers within limits of safety when patient engages in inappropriate or unsafe behaviors.
  7. Accurately collects behavior data including: A-B-C, count, frequency, duration, latency, inter-response time, event, and interval based recording.
  8. Follows the treatment plan goals and interventions utilizing sound judgment and seeks out appropriate consultation.
  9. Collaborates with family and treatment team members to provide treatment effectively and without disruption to the environment or other individuals in the environment.
  10. Educates all those involved about the role of ABA based interventions and the RBT, and functions within boundaries of the RBT role in providing treatment.
  11. Maintains awareness of client’s history, present status, diagnoses, and treatment plan.
  12. Maintains appropriate written documentation of direct one-on-one intervention with the patient and family.
  13. Provides complete, timely, clear, and legible documentation in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms.
  14. Maintains the billable expectation of the program.
  15. Plans appropriate aftercare in collaboration with patient, parents/guardians, community agencies, and the MCO care manager. Facilitates interagency meetings.
  16. Serves on-call duty for caseload 50% of the time (every other week).
  17. Develops a written crisis plan at intake with the family for the child/adolescent.
  18. Registered Behavior Technician
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • Knowledge of and ability in the care and handling of children and adolescents is required, including consideration of the special needs and behaviors of this group.
  • Minimum Education:
    • A bachelor’s degree in behavioral health or human services field, a bachelor’s degree in a non- behavioral health or human services field with at least one year of full-time paid work experience with children and/or adolescents, OR an associate’s degree with at least three years of full-time paid work experience with children and/or adolescents.
  • Minimum Field Of Expertise:
    • Behavioral health, human services
  • Required Certification:
    • Registered Behavior Technician from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board; will train within first month of hire if candidate does not have this training.
  • Skills:
    • Excellent human relations and oral/written communication skills; analytical skills; visual ability to observe patient behavior and dynamics
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license in the current state of residence. Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management. Must qualify for WellSpan Philhaven driving privileges.
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WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

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  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

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Lancaster City was the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster County includes a vibrant downtown business district, desirable suburban neighborhoods and sprawling agricultural farms. Life in Lancaster County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, an independent professional baseball team, fine dining and more. When visiting Lancaster, one can't help but recognizing the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch — farm-to-table and beyond.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within an easy commute to major cities and has ready access to public transportation. Residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services. (Patient population: 535,000)