OVERVIEW OF POSITION
Looking for someone to provide 20-30 Individual Supported Living (ISL) billable hours for persons served or contracted through LWPMO. Tasks include implementing behavior plans as written, helping teach new independent living skills, and functional replacement behaviors, provide support for DSPs and individuals served. Some spreadsheet knowledge is a plus and daily log notes are required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Other duties may be assigned.
· The Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) will work with persons served (typically over the age of 18) who exhibit a wide range of behavior issues, including physical and verbal aggression, property destruction, elopement, and more.
· The RBT will be expected to respond to the individual in a manner consistent with the Behavior Support Plan developed by the staff Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
· Knowledge of or willingness to learn principles of applied behavior is necessary.
· Must have the ability to remain calm, patient, and supportive in stressful situations.
· Possess excellent interpersonal skills and a teachable attitude.
· Participate in individual and group training on behavior strategies.
· Supervision for BCBA/BAaBA certification available under the BCBA on staff. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your repertoire to include working with adults with behavior challenges.
· Preference is given to candidates with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or bachelor’s degree in progress.
· A Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT) is a Paraprofessional that is under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
· Primary responsibility is the direct implementation of the treatment plan that is developed by their supervisor. Some of the primary duties of an RBT are
§ Preparation for data collection (data sheets, supplies, etc.)
§ Data collection
§ Ongoing maintenance of data
§ Implementation of plans designed by the BCBA
§ Modeling appropriate responses
§ Development and management of clients’ schedule
§ Management of staff responses to crises.
· RBT is part of a tiered treatment support model that represents best practices in applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment.
· BCBA is responsible for the oversight of the service delivery and the catalyst for the design of the behavioral programming that the RBT implements.
· BCBA designs and oversees the program and is responsible for all clinical direction in a case, the RBT is responsible for the implementation of the plan with consistent observation by the BCBA as they do so
· RBTs serve as the primary mechanism for achieving improvements in behavioral, social, and verbal domains and are a common practice in ABA treatment. Some of these areas may include:
§ Daily modeling and delivery of reinforcement as outlined by the contingencies in the behavioral incentive plan.
§ Data collection related to the use of functional replacement behaviors in the residence and the decreases in aggression that occur as a result.
§ Feedback and modeling regarding appropriate interaction styles as detailed in the PEARLS interaction model in the behavior support plan.
§ Taking fidelity data on staff’s accurate implementation of the behavioral strategies as outlined in the behavior support plan.
§ Maintain completion and coach staff in the completion of the daily behavioral incentive plan.
§ Ongoing observation and communication with the BCBA overseeing the case regarding progress at the day program and/or residence.
§ Identification of existing and novel setting events and antecedents that occasion inappropriate behavior.
§ Identification of possible functional relationships related to problem behavior and increased use of alternative communication strategies to interact with peers and staff.
§ Presenting periodic preference assessments that help to identify fluctuations in preferences over time.
§ Implementing behavioral skills training with client and staff related to the strategies in her plan for communication, addressing impulsivity, and engaging in safe crisis management with support from BCBA.
§ Provide specified aspects of behavior analysis services. (see task list)
§ Work with the designated Service Manager.
§ Complete additional paperwork as required by the BCBA (i.e., incident reports, parent contact reports, etc.).
§ Complete all documentation promptly.
§ By Individual Support Plan, assist the service recipient in the:
§ Completing self-care routines, as needed (may include, but is not limited to bathing; dressing; nail care; hair care; oral hygiene; toileting; changing undergarments) and teaching skills that could promote a higher level of independence.
§ Completing self-help tasks, as needed (may include, but is not limited to laundry; meal preparation; sweeping; vacuuming; mopping; dusting; dishwashing; taking out the trash; money management) and teach skills that could promote a higher level of independence.
§ Maintaining the best possible health by following prescribed plans of care (may include, but is not limited to nutrition plans; health care plans; exercise regimes) and by promoting healthy choices; and,
§ Accessing the community (may include, but is not limited to shopping; participating in leisure activities; attending health-related appointments) by providing support and transportation (using a company and/or personal vehicle or public transportation)
§ Administer prescription, over the counter, if needed due to behavioral concerns.
§ As required, attend health-related appointments with the service recipient and communicate effectively on his / her behalf.
§ Ensure personal vehicle is safe and in good working order.
§ Work assigned schedule by LIVING WITH PURPOSE Policy and Procedures
· Team Participation
§ Work collaboratively with all Living with Purpose personnel, promoting effective communication, conflict resolution, and interpersonal interactions appropriate to the workplace.
§ Work in partnership with families, Circle of Support members, and community resources, promoting effective communication and collaboration in support of service recipients.
§ Perform all job functions in a manner that exemplifies the mission and philosophy of service delivery and complies with all LIVING WITH PURPOSE Policy and Procedures
§ Attending Team Meetings and training, as required.
§ Complete other functions, as requested by the director of behavior services.
RATE OF PAY:
Starting 21.00 /hour
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of bachelor’s degree or bachelor’s degree in progress preferred; ability to read, write and comprehend English; good verbal communication skills; ability to work as part of a team; valid driver’s license; current automobile liability insurance; safe and reliable transportation and willingness to use personal vehicle to transport service recipient, as needed and/or required.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write reports and correspondence.
Ability to apply basic concepts of mathematics and computations.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists and to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Competency required in the areas of communication, excellent verbal and written skills. Use of computer skills including Microsoft word and excel.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must have a current certificate as a Registered Behavior Technician through the Behavior analysis governing body, BACB.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Good analytical skills, sense of personal responsibility for work performance and a professional attitude. Ability to work without constant supervision and adhere to policies and procedures.
Physical requirements include: ability to sit, stand, squat, bend, pivot, and walk; lift objects weighing over 25 pounds; use normal range of motion of all body parts; tolerate exposure to “normal” scents and chemicals (e.g., laundry detergent, bleach, cleaning supplies, etc.); go into medical settings where exposure to germs may be increased; have the physical stamina and agility to break service recipient’s fall, bear his / her weight, and /or assist service recipient to an upright position; and be physically, mentally, and emotionally fit to perform the following actions:
- rapidly pursue service recipient if he/she tries to leave premises.
- use Crisis Prevention “blocking” techniques to protect self from thrown objects and physical aggression.
- use Crisis Prevention “holding” techniques to restrain service recipient, if necessary, to protect service recipient, employee, or others from injury; and,
- endure prolonged periods and varying intensity of target behaviors.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimum.
RISK CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:
II- (Job classification level in which employees have minimal risk to blood borne pathogens).