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This opportunity is a variable hour position.
Behavior Interventionist (RBT)
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Under supervision of the Program Supervisor and/or Clinical Manager, implements in-home/community-based intervention for children diagnosed on the autism spectrum.
Travels to home and other community settings, as required, to deliver services.
Responsible for meeting established minimum productivity requirements, while providing efficient and effective service in all areas of performance.
Completes necessary documentation within required timeframe, including behavioral data collection and graphing, treatment notes, and other company-related documents and current ABA treatment plans for each client.
Remains current regarding new research, current trends and developments in ABA and related fields.
Attends staff meetings, trainings, and other meetings as requested.
Responsible to complete additional job duties as assigned by Supervisors/Management.
Attaining and achieving position competencies in relation to role responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS:Minimum Education, Experience & Training Equivalent to:
High School diploma or equivalent required; relevant experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Sensitivity to working with an ethnically, linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse population.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally, hearing and in writing.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion pertaining to the work environment.
Ability to appropriately interpret and implement policies, procedures, and regulations of ESBA; training provided.
Ability to consistently demonstrate good judgment and decision-making skills.
Knowledgeable and skilled in computer/word processing software and excel.
Ability to travel to multiple work sites; reliable transportation needed (proof of CA valid driver's license, current auto insurance identification card, and acceptable driving record per NIAC standards is required).
Bachelor's degree in child development, special education, early childhood special education, pediatric therapy, social work or related field.
Recent experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and/or related developmental disabilities in a direct care capacity preferred.
Knowledge of evidence-based methodologies found to benefit children with ASD preferred, including Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and Discrete Trial Instruction (DTI).
Previous experience providing education, coaching and support to families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and/or related developmental disabilities a plus.
Competence with basic technology and software, including Microsoft Outlook and web-based time-keeping systems.
American Sign Language or bi-lingual ability.
Frequent bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, twisting in order to observe, assess, and interact with clients.
Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time, stand for up to 6-8 hours a day.
Frequent speaking and listening (50%) to clients, staff, and other professionals in meetings and on the phone.
Frequent driving (to and from office and client homes)
Occasional sitting and maintaining close visual attention to write reports and work at the computer.
Occasional lifting, carrying, and loading/unloading toys and materials up to and including 25lbs to 50lbs used in home visits.
Ability to physically implement behavior management strategies including responding to physically aggressive behavior.
Visual and auditory ability to work with clients, staff and others in the workplace continuously.
Ability to utilize computer, cell phone (iPhone), fax machine, telephone and copy machine.
Frequent proofreading and checking documents for accuracy.
Must be able to communicate effectively within the workplace, read and write using the primary language within the workplace.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Ability to obtain and maintain criminal record clearance through the Department of Justice. The People & Performance department must analyze DOJ/FBI live scan reports in accordance with applicable federal, State and local laws as well as fitness for position.
Must have a valid California Driver’s License with Insurance, and maintain a clean driving record.
Must pass health screenings, obtain vaccinations and clear TB testing based on company policies.
Ability to obtain and maintain CPR certificate.
Ability to obtain and maintain clearance through the Office of Inspector General.
Ability to obtain RBT Certification within 90 days of hire and maintain active certification status.
Ability to obtain and maintain a National Provider Identifier (NPI).
Easterseals Bay Area (ESBA) is a leading provider of programs and services for individuals and their families affected by autism, developmental disabilities, and special needs. We are mission-driven and proud of our team members who work each day to ensure those affected by disabilities can live, learn, work, and play to their full potential.Our focus on clinical excellence includes a comprehensive clinical standards program that meets the rising demand for individualized and accessible behavioral health services. Our team – from client-facing practitioners to business and support staff – works together to take on autism and disabilities with an approach that benefits clients, their families, and the entire staff.
You would be a great fit at ESBA if you are interested in being part of an organization that has a consistent track record of high-quality clinical standards, rapid expansion, and a dynamic employment environment with exceptional opportunity for personal growth. We are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International. This three-year accreditation certifies that ESBA meets internationally recognized standards for high-quality services and is the highest level recognition that CARF awards. The CARF surveyors noted that “the organization demonstrates a strong commitment to the clients [which is] clearly visible in the staff members’ conscientious attention to detail and collaborative efforts.”
Founded in 1927 in Northern California, Easterseals Bay Area is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and an affiliate of the Chicago-based Easterseals national organization, which was established in 1919 and works in communities across America. ESBA has nine offices located in the Bay Area.
Easterseals Bay Area is an equal opportunity employer.