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Behavior Support Technician- ITP Education

at Baker Victory Services

Posted: 7/13/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 726054bc-bbb1-4c22-b21f-b1a1e9982e29
Keywords: teaching

Job Description

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Job Summary: The Intensive Treatment Program (ITP) will include working with adolescents, typically 12 – 18 years old that are diagnosed on the Autism spectrum with mental health concerns and developmental or intellectual disabilities. The Behavior Technician- ITP working in a residential setting is responsible for the delivery of evidence-based methods to support individuals with Autism and/or Intellectual Disability and mental health involvement. The methods include Applied Behavior Analysis approaches; classroom observation; observation in residential setting; data collection; supporting staff to implement individual behavior protocols and behavior intervention plans; and treatment integrity monitoring. In addition, regular assistance with personal hygiene tasks is required. Each individual also may be assigned to one or more special projects including administrative and organization tasks associated with these assignments.

Essential Job Duties:

The Behavior Technician must be able to successfully perform all essential functions of the position as follows:

  1. Performs patient searches and patient belongings searches. Understands the contraband list
  2. Takes an active role in participating in and supporting a therapeutic and safe milieu
  3. Develops a working knowledge of therapeutic interventions and interactions
  4. Observes behaviors and communicates to the supervisor, medical, and others as appropriate
  5. Works cooperatively with the treatment team in the collection of pertinent data to assist in the development of the individualized treatment plan
  6. Implements the behavioral plan developed specifically for the individual
  7. Provides ongoing feedback to regarding the individual’s response to the behavior plan
  8. Responsible for the administration and teaching of ADLs as required
  9. Responsible for assistance with personal hygiene tasks, as required
  10. Basic knowledge of sensory equipment use and how to provide successful sensory integration to individuals as indicated by their sensory menu and needs assessment
  11. Understands and utilizes the hand over hand prompts as indicated by the treatment plan
  12. Knowledge of normal growth and development and the impact of the developmental disabilities on the individual and his/her family
  13. Has basic knowledge of alternative communication techniques including AAC devices and basic sign language
  14. Knowledge of and ability to implement individual schedules (sensory schedules, milieu programming, toileting…etc) that are indicated in the behavioral plan
  15. Utilizes and updates the visual schedule for all activities
  16. Uses token and other earning systems throughout the shift following the individualized behavior plan
  17. Maintains compliance with supervision status of individuals (Visual Observation While Awake, 1:1) and freedom of movement (In-house, On Grounds) as indicated by physician order and/or Program Director directive
  18. Attends and participates in community meetings, groups and milieu programming
  19. Understands and implements strength based interventions
  20. Attends staff meetings at a minimum of one time per month
  21. Performs all scheduled cleaning tasks and environmental rounds
  22. Understands how to relay information to peers regarding up to date information and provide feedback to the treatment team
  23. Any other duty as assigned by your supervisor.

 

Requirements

Education:

  • Minimum Degree Required: High School Diploma Preferred: Associate’s Degree or Higher in Human Services, Special Education or School Psychology

Experience:

  • Minimum Experience Required: 1-2 years in the development/implementation of behavior support plans with individuals who have developmental disabilities and/or mental health concerns using Applied Behavior Analysis methodology. *Must demonstrate basic knowledge and competencies in Applied Behavioral Analysis

Required License/Registration/ Certification:

  • NYS Driver’s License
  • Baker Victory Services will train otherwise qualified individuals. Preference will be given to those with the following credentials: o Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) OR o Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) Training: • Continuing education as per NYS Office of Profession guidelines
  • All required agency trainings (including Applied Behavior Analysis, SCIP-R) • All trainings required by programs in which you service individuals