Registered Behavioral Tech - Autism Center Job

Children's Health - Psychology Careers

Job Number: 53379

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 5-30-2018

Description:

Position Summary:

Responsible for providing therapeutic clinical services in the mode of applied behavior analysis (ABA) in assigned clinical area and for participating in program development and implementation.

Job Profile:

  • Through experience, has developed technical knowledge and skills to perform a variety of routine activities
  • Understands how own duties relate to others in the team and has an awareness of how the team integrates with others
  • Manages own workload by applying an understanding of team priorities; may provide assistance to less experienced colleagues
  • Recognizes and solves typical problems that can occur in own work area; evaluates and selects predefined solutions from established operating procedures
  • Impacts the performance of own team through the quality of the services or information provided
  • Follows standardized procedures and practices and receives regular but moderate supervision and guidance
  • Communicates moderately complex technical information in straightforward situations

Job Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assess patient needs through clinical interviews, behavioral observations, chart/history review, and direct patient/family interaction; implement ABA treatment plans, including individual, group, and/or family behavior interventions; evaluate and document patient progress; update parent on progress of the day's therapy session.
  • Participate in duties pertinent to the ABA program, including involvement in multi-disciplinary intake and triage meetings, interaction with referral programs and collaborating agencies, and coordination of patient care; develop/utilize appropriate outcome measures to evaluate patient progress in targeted behavioral intervention areas
  • Ability to meet physical and non-physical demands as outlined in the job description is an essential function of the job

Patient Contact:

  • Direct - Indicates that the person in the position directly provides care, treatment or services to the patient. Ex: Nurses, Physical/Occupational Therapists, RCPs.

Experience:

  • Minimum 1-2 years of job related experience required

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  • Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.
  • Meet patient and patient family needs; take responsibility for a patient's safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; use appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
  • Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.
  • Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
  • Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  • Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.
  • Deal effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.
  • Effectively manage one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
  • Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  • Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.
  • Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.

Education:

  • Four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s level degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, social work, psychology, education, marriage and family therapy or counseling preferred

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers required
  • Registered Behavioral Technician within 90 days required
  • BCaBA - Board Certified Assisted Behavioral Analyst preferred
  • Initial Pediatric Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior (PPMAB) training must be completed within 60 days of hire and renewed annually, unless an exception is identified required

Physical Demands:

  • Light - Exerting up to 20 lbs. occasionally, 10 lbs. frequently, or negligible amounts constantly and may require walking or standing to a significant degree.

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