Behavior Technician (BT) or Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
Position Location: Fairfield County, CT and New Haven County, CT
Weekly Hours: ~15-25 hours per week, with the opportunity to quickly expand to full-time
Ascend Autism (“Ascend”) is an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy company focused on providing in-home services for clients. Ascend Autism is elevating the outcomes of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Ascend is committed to the success of each child and the entire family.
Ascend is currently seeking ABA Behavior Techs to join our growing team of professionals. Behavior Techs provide ABA services for children with autism, under the supervision and guidance of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
Authorized to work in the United States
Fluent in English; additional opportunities for candidates with other language fluency
Provide 1:1 Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy in-home and community-based environments
Implement individualized treatment plans developed by BCBAs
Collect behavior and skill acquisition data during sessions to monitor progress
Provide regular verbal and written progress updates
Participate in team meetings and training workshops
Be goal-oriented and maintain professionalism in all aspects of your work
Arrive to cases on time and remain consistent with scheduled sessions
Follow the policies and procedures of Ascend Autism
What we offer:
Competitive pay and potential to progress into FT position with benefits
Flexible, part-time schedule
A rewarding experience helping children and families reach their full potential
Paid training that will help advance your career; defined career track within Ascend
Professional development, leadership opportunities, and scholarship/education assistance opportunities
Opportunity for supervision towards becoming a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA)
High school diploma (college graduate or some college experience preferred)
If college graduate, preferred areas of study: Psychology, Early Childhood Development, Special Education or related fields
Excellent communication skills
Experience working with children and/or adolescence
Experience working with children with developmental disabilities (preferred)
Specific experience working in Applied Behavior Analysis (preferred)
Current Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Certification (preferred) – see below for details
Valid driver’s license and car insurance with access to reliable transportation
Will you be a good fit? If these qualities describe you, you should apply today!
You enjoy caring for and helping children learn
You are creative, happy and energetic
You are nurturing and patient
You are organized
What is an RBT?
Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) are therapists that work one-on-one with children diagnosed with autism and directly implement an ABA treatment plan designed and guided by BCBAs. RBTs help the children acquire new skills and work toward the goals of improving communication, social interactions, problem-solving and adaptive living skills.
Becoming an RBT
Does the role of an RBT sound like something you want to take on, but you’re concerned you don’t have the right qualifications?
Ascend provides on-the-job training for our Behavior Techs to become licensed RBTs. The 40-hour course, RBT® Competency Assessment and RBT® exam can all be completed in six weeks or less. Ascend will cover the costs of the course!
Career Path: Successful Behavior Techs can learn and rapidly advance to more senior positions within the company – Behavior Tech I, Behavior Tech II, Advanced Behavior Tech and Registered Behavior Tech
Our most successful Behavior Therapists often are considering a career as, or work with, a Childcare, Babysitter, Nanny, Counselor, After-School Counselor, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Behavioral Therapist, ABA Therapist, Applied Behavior Analysis, ABA Therapist, Assistant, Behavior Therapist, Behavior Technician, Behavioral Health, Behavior Interventionist, Behavior Modification, Caregiver for Kids, Children, Youth and Teens, Camp Counselor, Child Development, Coach, Developmental Interventionist, Disability Technician, Education/Educator, Healthcare, Hospice, Marriage Family Therapist, Preschool Teacher, Social Work, Student, Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities, Medical Assistant, Medical Staffing, Mental Health Specialist, MFT, Pediatrics, Psychology, RBT, Social Services, Social Learning, Social Work, Sociology, Special Education, Teacher’s Assistant, Teacher’s Aide, Therapy, Therapist, Tutor, Youth Program Coordinator.
Apply today to hear more about this exciting opportunity!
To learn more, please visit www.ascendautism.com
Ascend is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, and any other protected status.