How You Can Start a Career in ABA Therapy
The Westside Team is unique in that we are a small operation that cares for each individual therapist as much as we care for each individual child. We are small enough to care, but big enough to meet your needs. Working for Westside is not just a job, it's an opportunity that offers a place to learn, grow, share your experience, lead, and mold your passion for working with children into a career that you can be proud of. Here, supervisors and technicians work together as valued members of the team.
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ABA Behavior Interventionists/Technicians:
We are looking for qualified ABA Therapists to provide ABA therapy for children with Autism and their families in a clinic setting. You will work in our center under the supervision of a BCBA to implement programs to address areas of need for the child, such as building social, communication, play, or self-help skills.
The Registered Behavior Analysis Interventionist (RBAI) is a paraprofessional who practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a BCBA. The RBAI is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of behavior-analytic services. The RBAI helps support the implementation of assessment, assessment plans as written by the BCBA.
Requirements & Responsibilities
- Demonstrate a commitment to the mission and motivation to combine the team’s energy and expertise to achieve a common objective.
- Understand the dynamics of effective teamwork in order to attain higher levels of performance.
- Demonstrate ability to work as part of a tight-knit and competent group of people.
- Demonstrate a willingness to accept responsibility and accountability.
- Be capable of engaging in team objectives.
- Demonstrate ability to balance the needs of the organization and the needs of the client.
- Practice goal-directed thinking and action in situations for which no routine solutions exist.
- Demonstrate the ability to scrutinize and breakdown facts and thoughts into strengths and weaknesses.
- Practice effective meaningful two-way communication by speaking clearly, paying attention, seeking to understand others, listening attentively, clarifying information, and attending to nonverbal cues and respond appropriately.
- Demonstrate an interest in personal learning and development; seek feedback from multiple sources about how to improve and develop; modify behavior based on feedback or self-analysis of past mistakes.
- Anticipate changes in work demands and participate in assignments or training that address these changing demands; treat unexpected circumstances as opportunities to learn.
- Ability to work independently.
- Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this position, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Employee may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
- Under the supervision of the Behavior Analyst, implement behavior support plans, treatment plans and verbal behavior programs.
- Work hands-on with the child receiving treatment, following approved and designed direct service interventions.
- Assist the Behavior Analyst in conducting Functional Behavior Assessments.
- Effectively manage caseload, prepare and submit all required documentation in a timely manner.
- Ensure that all treatment methodologies are implemented specifically as written and directed by the Behavior Analyst.
- Collaborate with families in the execution of behavior support strategies and assist in providing training and oversight of the support plan to families, as requested.
- Demonstrate ability to work as part of a clinical team.
- Conduct all duties of the job with professionalism and integrity.
- Ability to work with children who may become physically aggressive.
- Manage and provide training for basic life skills including supporting basic hygiene and nutrition needs.
- Duties may be performed in a clinic, home, school, and community setting; sometimes in the presence of the parent and/or primary caregiver.
- Ability to work independently.
- HS diploma or equivalent
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred
- Must be able to pass a Criminal History Background Check (CHBC)
- At least one year of experience working with children preferred
- Experience with special needs children preferred
- RBAI or Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) in good standing preferred
- Experience working in early childhood education preferred
- Present a professional image in accordance with company appearance standards.
- Some noise and occasion disruptions.
- Compliance with company safety practices and procedures.
- Ability to walk, run, sit, or stand for extended periods of time in addition to the ability to bend, kneel, crouch, or sit on furniture or the floor
- Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.