U.S. Medical Staffing is seeking dedicated and talented Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) to provide therapeutic support to children in their home, school & other community settings. BHTs implement clinical interventions from a behavioral treatment plan to assist children in making positive and sustainable changes.
The qualified BHT will be responsible for providing individualized, one-to-one ABA support to children/adolescents with behavioral disorders across all settings (school, home and community). The BHT- Behavioral Health Technician who is providing ABA services will implement individualized behavioral interventions based on the treatment plan goals created by an ABA Behavior Consultant (BC-ABA).
Completed 40 hour Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certification training curriculum prior to hire or within 6 months of start date.
Knowledgeable of theory and implementation of behavior modification interventions.
· Knowledge of crisis management techniques.
· Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with a broad variety of people, including other team
members and management.
· Ability to quickly form trusting relationships with child/adolescent population based on strong knowledge of developmental process and emotional needs.
· Ability to form effective working relationships with diverse clients, school staff, family members and stakeholders.
· Ability to work effectively with a team-oriented environment.
· Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries and confidentiality.
· Demonstrates initiative, problem solving, and follow-through.
· Ability to independently assess and record data in order to report behavioral outcomes and intervention results to treatment team.
· Knowledge, application, and adherence to CASSP principles.
· Ability to effectively and independently communicate treatment objectives and interventions to youth, family, school staff and other treatment team members.
· Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, social work, counseling, sociology, education, criminal justice, or similar human service field OR Bachelor’s degree in any field with at least one year of experience in a job that involved direct contract with children/adolescents OR associates degree, or 60 credits toward a bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years of full-time paid work experience in direct care work with children or adolescents OR have a high school diploma or the equivalent of a high school diploma will at least 2 years of experience providing ABA services and have completed a 40-hour training covering the RBT Task List as evidenced by a certification that includes the name of the responsible trainer, who is certified as a BCBA or BCABA.
Must be able to provide Degree and official transcripts.
Current State Required Clearances (Criminal Background, Child Abuse and DPW FBI Fingerprinting), Current Physical and PPD screening &Current CPR and First Aid Certification ae a MUST to start all cases!
Valid driver’s license with access to an automobile, preferred or ability to utilize public transportation.
· Fosters a positive therapeutic relationship with the child.
· Follows the treatment plan goals and interventions utilizing the ABA program designed by the BC-ABA and seeks out consultation when needed.
· Prompts safe and socially acceptable replacement behaviors in order to build a repertoire of communication, social interaction, and problem-solving skills and fades prompts appropriately to promote independent use of the replacement behaviors.
· Increases the frequency or duration of safe and appropriate replacement behaviors by providing access to reinforcement.
· Accurately collects behavior data including: A-B-C, count, frequency, duration, latency, inter-response time, event, and interval-based recording.
· Provides input and feedback that contributes to the development of the treatment plan.
· Provides crisis management and support to clients, including prevention, de-escalation and processing of strategies to support improved client functioning.
· Adheres to CASSP principles of being child-centered, family-focused, community based, multi-system, culturally competent and least restrictive/least intrusive and incorporated these principles through treatment.
· Attends supervision and training as directed and following service contract. If the staff is assigned 20+ hours, they are responsible for 1 hour of supervision per week; below 20 hours, they are responsible for ½ hour supervision per week.
Trauma Informed Behavior:
· Demonstrates commitment to being trauma informed and maintaining a therapeutic environment and community that promotes safety and nonviolence as the basis for all we do with clients and staff.
· Demonstrates knowledge and utilization of trauma informed practices, including emotional intelligence, effective communication, understanding of impact of trauma on development, strengths based and person-centered practice, resilience focus and commitment to growth and change.
· Ensures compliance with all providers policies and procedures, including confidentiality and acting as a mandated reporter in accordance with the law, policies, and procedures.
· Implements all documentation requirements, reports are complete, thorough, timely, and follow prescribed format. Ensures staffs do the same.
· Other duties as assigned.
Behavior Driven Development
Therapeutic Behavior Management