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Behavior Technician

Company: The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc.
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

ORGANIZATIONThe Center for Autism and Related Disorders, LLC (CARD) is the world's largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. CARD strives to meet the growing need for services by continuously opening new offices throughout the country to provide top-quality ABA therapy across all populations.CARD was founded in 1990 by leading autism expert and clinical psychologist Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D. CARD treats individuals with ASD using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), which is empirically proven to be the most effective method for treating individuals with ASD and recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Surgeon General. With locations throughout US and internationally, CARD's mission is to provide access to top-quality treatment all over the world. Through its network of trained technicians, behavior analysts, and researchers, CARD develops and implements quality, comprehensive, and individualized treatment programs that lead to success. 648 Independence Parkway, Suite 300 Chesapeake, Virginia 23320POSITION OVERVIEW: Behavior Technician Trainees implement Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment programs with CARD patients and families under the direction of a Clinical Supervisor. Treatment plans are designed to address skill acquisition as well as challenging behavior reduction, and may occur in a variety of settings including the CARD center, patient's home, school, community, or via telehealth. Behavior Technicians report to the CARD Operations Manager. This position has no direct reports.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Provide direct treatment to patients under the direction of the Clinical Supervisor in a 1:1 or group environmentProvide treatment that exceeds CARD's clinical quality standardsCollect and record data on patient progress with high fidelityReview and implement Clinical Supervisor feedback during each treatment sessionCommunicate effectively and compassionately with patients, families and colleaguesProvide a safe and supportive environment for patients, families and colleaguesSeek personal growth and training opportunities to ensure clinical excellenceMaintain accurate and timely recordsMaintain compliance with HIPAA requirements at all timesRepresent CARD professionally and ethically to internal and external stakeholders Adhere to CARD policies and procedures Other duties as assignedEDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:High School Diploma or equivalentMust pass initial CARD Behavior Technician Training program, including passing a comprehensive written exam and field evaluationExperience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) preferredKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Empathetic and compassionate individual with the ability to maintain strict confidentialityAbility to work collaboratively with team members while maintaining a positive and solution focused attitudeAbility to work independently while providing direct treatment to patientsAn effective communicator in both verbal and written formatsDemonstrate excellent time management skills and the ability to work in a fast paced, changing environmentDesire to continuously learn and develop skillsets Willingness to work in a variety of locations (center, patient home, etc.)Willingness to work with a variety of patientsReliable means of transportation with proof of auto insurance for some locationsAbility to commit to at least six months of employment without major changes in schedule or locationEnglish proficiency, both verbal and written, is requiredMust pass tuberculosis testWORK ENVIRONMENT:Treatment may occur in a variety of settings including the patient's home, the CARD center, the patient's school, the community, or via telehealth. Behavior Technicians work in environments that are both indoors and outdoors and may move between different locations throughout the course of the work day.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Be able to work with patients who are seated on the floor, in small chairs, or other home, school, community and clinic environmentsMove 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 locationsConstantly 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 streetBe able to utilize continuous visual tracking in order to monitor the movement of patients, as well as the items and circumstances in the surrounding environmentOccasionally move to evade aggressive behaviors and/or physically block attempts to aggress towards others. Responding to behaviors may occasionally require bearing 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 containerWork 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

Keywords: The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc., Chesapeake , Behavior Technician, Professions , Chesapeake, Virginia

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