Behavior Technician - CADD ABA Adult Services - Day/Eve
- Lancaster, PA
- WellSpan Philhaven
- CADD ABA-A
- Full Time - Day/Evening
- Behavioral Health
- Req #: 67721
The Behavior Technician practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Behavior Consultant (BC). The BT is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of skill-acquisition and behavior-reduction plans within the treatment plan developed by the supervisor. The Behavior Technician has the opportunity to be promoted to Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) through paid training and supervision.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Establish & maintain a therapeutic relationship with the client by pairing yourself as a reinforcing entity to the client.
- Prompts safe and socially acceptable replacement behaviors in order to build a repertoire of communication, social interaction, and problem solving skills.
- Fades prompts appropriately to promote both successful and independent responding.
- 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).
- Provides access to reinforcers within the parameters most likely to increase future behavior (value, effort required, rate, magnitude, intensity, immediacy)
- Limits or removes access to reinforcers within limits of safety when patient engages in inappropriate or unsafe behaviors.
- Accurately collects behavior data including: A-B-C, count, frequency, duration, latency, inter-response time, event, and interval based recording.
- Follows the treatment plan goals and interventions utilizing sound judgment and seeks out appropriate consultation.
- Collaborates with family and treatment team members to provide treatment effectively and without disruption to the environment or other individuals in the environment.
- Educates all those involved about the role of ABA based interventions and the BT, and functions within boundaries of the BT role in providing treatment.
- Maintains awareness of client’s history, present status, diagnoses, and treatment plan.
- Maintains appropriate written documentation of direct one-on-one intervention with the patient and family.
- Provides complete, timely, clear, and legible documentation in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms.
- Maintains the billable expectation of the program.
- Plans appropriate aftercare in collaboration with patient, parents/guardians, community agencies, and the BH/DS supports coordinator. Facilitates interagency meetings.
- Serves on-call duty for caseload 50% of the time (every other week).
- Minimum Experience:
- Knowledge of and ability in the care and handling of adults 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
- Excellent human relations and oral/written communication skill
- 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.