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Behavioral Therapist I - US-FL-Tampa

Military Spouse Corporate Career Network Tampa, FL
  • Posted: October 21, 2019
  • Full-Time

Auto req ID: 258567BR
Job Code: Clinic Medical
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Behavior Technicians implement center, school, community and home-based treatment programs for patients and their families using applied behavior analysis (ABA).  Behavior Technician Trainees will be enrolled in the  Behavior Technician Training Program which is an Applied Behavior Analysis training program designed to prepare individuals to successfully conduct therapy sessions with patients.  Behavior Technician Trainees must complete all coursework and pass all required exams in order to be eligible to move into the Behavior Technician I position.  Behavior Technician Trainees report to the behavior analysts.  This is an hourly, non-exempt, part-time or full-time position.

The behavior therapist will be trained to work with children, teens, and adults with exceptional needs and their families/caregivers.  Acquire valuable career skills, such as:
Adhere to  policies and procedures
Represent professionally and ethically to internal and external stakeholders
Complete the  Training Program successfully by completing all coursework and passing all examinations
Maintain accurate and timely records
Report to behavior analyst on patient progress and implement feedback during each therapy session
Participate in regular meetings including monthly staff training
Maintain HIPAA compliance at all times, across all settings
Minimize cancellations
Maintain billable requirements

Behavior Technicians Must: 
Be able to work with patients who are seated on the floor, in small chairs, or other homes, school, community and clinic environments
Move frequently throughout the therapeutic setting to gather materials, anticipate and respond to the movement of a patient, and/or provide instruction in a variety of settings, such as school, playground, clinic, or community locations
Constantly position oneself to participate and respond to the movements and behaviors of patients, including but not limited to bending to assist a patient, kneeling/crouching to teach a play skill, hurrying to block an open doorway, or reaching to prevent a patient from entering a traffic-congested street
Be able to utilize continuous visual tracking in order to monitor the movement of patients, as well as the items and circumstances in the surrounding environment
Occasionally move to evade aggressive behaviors and/or physically block attempts to aggress towards others. Responding to behaviors may occasionally require bearing the weight of a patient who is leaning, pushing, etc.
Frequently teach patients to use vocal speech. Must be able to articulate sound and model speaking clearly, as well as listen to and shape vocal communication of patients 
Occasionally use modeling to teach gross motor skills, such as climbing or jumping, and fine motor skills such as clapping or opening a container
Work in both indoor and outdoor settings as they relate to the patient's natural environment, which may include being outdoors in a variety of weather conditions (e.g., community skills, recess in a school setting, etc.)
Be able to lift up to 30 lbs. while assisting patients
Be able to utilize assigned iPad for iMessage communication, email correspondence, viewing online eLearning modules, use of the SKILLS Logbook application during each therapy session, and any other iPad applications that may be needed for a patient's program
SKILLS Logbook application includes: reviewing written instructions and supervisor updates for each patient's program, reviewing and interpreting previous data, reading and responding to correspondence notes, and collecting trial by trial and narrative data while working with each patient
Be able to pass Initial Therapist Training including completion of online eLearning modules and quizzes, participation in hands-on role-play sessions with a trainer, completion of field training with patients, passing a comprehensive written exam and passing a field evaluation prior to working independently with patients

Position Title: Behavioral Therapist I - US-FL-Tampa
Job_Category: Health/Medical other
Minimum Education Required: Certifications/Security Clearances/Other (Enter Below)
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City*: Tampa
Additional Qualifications/Responsibilities: Qualifications


  • Experience/interest in working with individuals with disabilities
  • Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent
  • Availability of 10 - 30 hours per week for part-time consideration
  • Availability of 30 - 40 hours per week for full-time consideration
  • Reliable means of transportation with proof of auto insurance for some locations
  • Familiarity with iPads
  • No past criminal history
  • Must pass tuberculosis test


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