Advocates

Registered Behavior Technician

US-MA-Framingham | US-MA
Job ID
2017-3777
Type
Regular Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
40

Overview

Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement.  We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions of our staff. 

 

The Registered Behavior Technician (BT) provides direct one-to-one behavioral interventions to teach communication, social and daily living skills and reduce problematic behaviors in various home and community settings.  This role is responsible for the implementation of Behavior Plans and Behavior Guidelines modeling interactions and educating Direct Support Professionals on behavior interventions, and utilizes techniques developed out of the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

 

Are you ready to make a difference?

Responsibilities

  • Implement philosophy of service delivery for Residential Developmental Services programs.
  • Model interventions and educate staff working with individuals in Developmental Services Residential Supports on individualized and clinically appropriate behavior interventions.
  • Prompt safe and socially acceptable replacement behaviors in order to build a repertoire of communication, social interaction and problem-solving skills.
  • Fade prompts appropriately to promote both successful and independent interactions.
  • Increase 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).
  • Follow Individualized Service Plan goals and interventions utilizing sound judgment and seek out appropriate consultation
  • Collaborate with residential and other team members to provide treatment effectively and without disruption to the environment or other individuals in the environment
  • Educate all those involved about the role of ABA based interventions and the BT, and functions within boundaries of the BT role in providing treatment
  • Participate in reassessments as directed by the Clinical Director.
  • Participate in clinical meetings.
  • Collect, analyze, and report on data related to clinical services to support the development and changes to individualized plans. 

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent degree and one year of experience. Must also hold a current Registered Behavioral Technician certification.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills and concise documentation.
  • Must hold a valid driver's license, have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport clients.
  • Ability to travel throughout Greater Boston and Worcester counties.
  • Strongly prefer a candidate that will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.

 

Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.

 

Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening.  We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.

 

Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve.  We put the individual first.

Schedule

Afternoon/Evenings, including one weekend day per week

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