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ABA Therapist-Full Time

Company: RCG Behavioral Health Network
Location: Richmond
Posted on: October 17, 2020

Job Description:

The ABA therapist's main job duty is to utilize and apply Applied Behavioral Analysis principles to
clients with autism and related diagnoses in the home, community, and school settings. ABA
therapy involves both psychological and educational techniques based on the needs of each
client. The ABA therapist seeks to motivate the client through positive reinforcement of socially
acceptable behavior and teaching replacement strategies for challenging behavior. ABA therapy
has shown to increase socialization, play, and language/communication skills while minimizing or
eliminating challenging behavior.

This position requires the potential to intervene and decrease physically challenging
behaviors such as aggression toward others and injury toward self. The ideal candidate
will do so while upholding client dignity as well as communicating respectfully to and
about the client.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Provides direct ABA Therapy under the license of a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA or LABA) to assigned clients
  • Manages a caseload of client families, providing services on an intensive basis
  • Responsible for implementing family training that integrates ABA strategies to be implemented in the home and/or the natural environment under the guidance of a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA or LABA)
  • Prepares weekly and quarterly written service summaries, incorporating input from clients,involved service providers, and wraparound team members, by clearly identifying problem areas and needs, strategies, and service objectives
  • Documents case activities for both clinical and billing purposes
  • Collaborates and coordinates with other case involved service providers and professionals,such as Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, and Physical Therapists
  • Attends and participates in regular supervision with licensed behavior analyst(s) to increase the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions (at least on a weekly basis)
  • Provides training and feedback to incoming ABA therapists and/or Behavior Technicians under the supervision of the training supervisor
  • Available between the hours of 8 am-7:30 pm Monday-Friday (Full-Time) and some Saturdays
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid Virginia State driver's license


    *Center-based therapist will help with transporting clients via RCG Vehicle. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    Education and Experience
    Bachelor's Degree from an accredited school in the areas of social work, psychology, counseling,
    sociology, or a related field; with at least one year of experience working with children and/or
    individuals with autism. Must remain under the supervision of a training supervisor and mentor for
    at least 90 days contingent on the completion of a competency-based training package. RBT
    Certification preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Ability to accept constructive feedback and develop knowledge and skillsets accordingly.
    • Effective time management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks at one time.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with clients, co-workers,supervisors, and community members.
    • Ability to adhere to organizational policies and procedures and abide by the code of ethics as indicated by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.
    • Commitment to maintain client confidentiality and adhere to HIPAA laws.
    • Commitment to ongoing training and development as it relates to clinical skills, professional development, ethics, and technology, and training in order to perform job responsibilities to the required standard.
    • Ability to interpret and implement clinical protocols.
    • Ability to motivate, guide, and train incoming team members as assigned by the RCG Training Team


      Additional Physical Requirements:

      • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
      • Ability to participate in and follow prescribed crisis management techniques
      • Ability to quickly change direction to stay with clients.
      • Ability to independently go from a seated to standing position.
      • Ability to kneel for extended periods of time
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Keywords: RCG Behavioral Health Network, Richmond , ABA Therapist-Full Time, Healthcare , Richmond, Virginia

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