The job is a paraprofessional position that works one-on-one with clients diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Most clients are between the ages of 2 and 15 and have delays in one or more areas (communication, self-help skills, and social skills). The RBT is a position responsible for delivering direct instruction, implementing behavior plans developed by the BCBA or BCaBA, collecting data and maintaining a professional relationship with parents and the community.
The RBT is a nationally recognized certification granted by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). The RBT practices under close and ongoing supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and/or a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA).
No experience is required. Company will assist applicant with required training and provide on the job training. Company will pay expenses of becoming an RBT (online course, RBT test, etc. ) if a position is offered and accepted.
Applicants must be able to:
- Work with children who are seated on the floor and/or in small chairs
- Move frequently throughout the therapeutic setting to gather materials, anticipate and respond to the movement of a patient, and/or provide instruction in a variety of settings, such as school, playground, clinic, or community locations. This includes positioning oneself to participate and respond to behaviors of clients as well as block or prevent aggression from clients (e.g., kneeling, crouching, blocking doorways, teaching play skills, climbing, jumping, etc.)
- Be able to utilize continuous visual tracking in order to monitor the movement of patients, as well as the items and circumstances in the surrounding environment
- Frequently teach patients to use vocal speech. Must be able to articulate sound and model speaking clearly, as well as listen to and shape vocal communication of patients
- Work in both indoor and outdoor settings as they relate to the patient’s natural environment, which may include being outdoors in a variety of weather conditions (e.g., community skills, recess in a school setting, etc.)
- Be able to lift up to 30 lbs. while assisting patients
- Be able to pass required training components including: completion of online learning modules and quizzes, participation in hands on role play sessions with trainer, completion of field training with patients, passing a comprehensive written exam and passing a field evaluation prior to working independently with patients.
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent
- Must have reliable transportation that is insured and have a valid Mississippi Driver’s License
- Must be able to provide and pass a criminal background check
- Experience/interest in working with children
- Availability of 40 hours per week for full-time consideration
- Familiarity with iPads