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Behavioral Therapist

Cortica Irvine, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Cortica is looking for Behavioral Interventionists who are interested in becoming RBTs to join our growing team in Irvine and South Orange County, CA!

We are a rapidly growing healthcare company pioneering a unique, multispecialty approach to the treatment of pediatric neurodevelopmental differences. We serve a variety of patient populations including individuals with autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays, sensory processing disorder, articulation challenges, ADHD, anxiety, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, learning disorders, and more. Our care model, driven by insights and technologies from emerging neuroscience, brings together clinicians from a range of disciplines to design and deliver comprehensive care to children. Because the heart of Cortica's mission is direct patient care, the skill and compassion of our staff are crucial to achieving extraordinary experiences and outcomes for the families we serve.

We believe a great culture attracts great people. We also believe that great culture and great people working together can change the world. Our hopes and dreams are bold and ambitious. Our mission is to design and deliver life-changing care – one child, one family, one community at a time. Ultimately, we envision a world that cultivates the full potential of every child. At Cortica, every team member in every role is instrumental in bringing our mission and vision to life.

Behavior Interventionists are an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team at Cortica that work directly with children to build a variety of skills in areas such as communication, self-regulation, and social skills.

At Cortica we provide a specialized, hands-on training program that will fully prepare you to work with patients diagnosed with autism. Following your training, you will be equipped to implement positive behavior interventions and meet the requirements to take the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) exam. Ongoing support will be provided by our team of knowledgeable supervisors, to ensure you are able to enhance your clinical skills and continue growing professionally.  

Our goal is to create and maintain a professional atmosphere and culture of learning for each individual with whom we work. To help achieve this you will work with families as part of a multidisciplinary team of professionals to establish an environment supportive of treatment and education across all settings of care.

  • Provide a direct implementation of behavior-analytic services to children with autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental differences.
  • Implement positive behavior implementations as developed and analyzed with the BCBA.
  • Implement strategies with children including antecedent and consequence (reinforcement) strategies, based on developed treatment plans and strategies with their BCBA.
  • Work in the home, community, clinic or other designated settings with children and their families providing direct behavior-analytic care as determined in the child’s assessment and treatment plan.
  • Identify the essential components of a written behavior reduction plan and describe common functions of behavior.
  • Fulfill all documentation requirements including the use of data collection of strategies and goals and the completion of session notes during the session.
  • Assist with individualized assessment procedures through preference assessments and data collection.
  • Work with families and supervisors to establish an environment supportive of treatment and education across all settings of care.
  • Assist with the training of stakeholders (e.g., family, caregivers, other professionals) as discussed and monitored with the supervisor.
  • Follow the Cortica crisis and emergency procedures, including de-escalation strategies, first aid strategies, and mandated reporting.
  • Participate in any meetings with clients, as requested by the direct supervisor.
  • Meet with the supervisor through face to face supervision and group meetings and respond appropriately to feedback and performance accordingly.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with all service providers and professionals associated with the case and keep them apprised of the client’s progress and any concerning issues that may arise.
  • Maintain the client file in accordance with insurance company guidelines, assuring that all necessary paperwork is completed in a timely manner (i.e. treatment plan, progress notes, data sheets, monthly reports, discharge summary).
  • Complete a weekly timesheet or input time in the case management system and turn in all clinical documents/contact logs to the supervisor at the end of the week.
  • Follow all BACB, HIPAA, and Human Rights regulations regarding the confidentiality and ethical practice as it relates to clients of Cortica.

  • Must have experience working with children and/or children diagnosed with Autism.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field preferred.
  • 2 years’ experience in ABA preferred.
  • Must have a valid California driver's license and reliable transportation.
  • Must be available to work days, late afternoons, and evenings.
  • Weekend availability strongly preferred.
  • The ability to play with children of a variety of ages and be both engaging and fun.
  • The ability to “think on your feet” and be flexible.
  • The ability to have compassion and patience to support children who may be engaging in challenging behaviors.

Cortica is an equal opportunity employer. Cortica celebrates diversity and fosters an inclusive environment, seeking ideas and opinions from everyone on the team. We safeguard equal rights and respect for all individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran status or other applicable, legally protected characteristics. All Cortica employment decisions including but not limited to hiring are made based on an individual’s qualifications and ability to successfully execute the job responsibilities.

About Cortica

Cortica is a leading provider of advanced neurological therapies for children with autism and other developmental differences. We offer in-home, in-clinic, and telehealth services that empower families to achieve long-lasting, transformative results.



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