Registered Behavior Technician

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Position type: Part-Time 12-Month
Department: 051800 - T.K. Martin Ctr for Tech & Disab
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Support Staff
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Position Function:

The Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) reports to the Director of the T.K. Martin Center and their licensed supervisor. They will provide clinical skills instruction and behavior reduction protocols based upon the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to children with Autism, related developmental disorders, and behavioral disorders (e.g., impulse regulation issues, social navigation issues) in a school-based setting. The Registered Behavioral Technician will directly implement behavioral protocols, conduct behavioral skills training, collect data on programs, model program implementation for parents and school staff, and assist the Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) with clinical assessments as needed.

Essential components of this position are listed below but subject to change at the discretion of the Director. This job description describes essential job functions but does not provide an exhaustive list of duties that may be assigned.

The T.K. Martin Center anticipates filling up to two (2) positions from this job posting.

Salary Grade:  09

Please see Staff Compensation Structure for salary ranges.  

Department Profile:

The T.K. Martin Center provides comprehensive, multi-disciplinary evaluations to remove limitations through the application of assistive technology, allowing individuals to participate in educational, vocational and leisure activities to the fullest degree they choose. The comprehensive nature of the services offered ensures that the correct solutions are achieved efficiently and effectively, with needs being met in a one-stop shop.

The Center staff provide services and outreach for individuals with disabilities of all ages including assistive technology, art, early intervention, psychological, behavioral, and dyslexia services.

The T.K. Martin Center anticipates filling this role in a part-time (50%; 20 hours/week; benefits-eligible) capacity with the possibility of increasing hours up to full-time (100%; 40 hours/week) in the future.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Provide direct student care in 1:1 and group settings utilizing a combination of intensive teaching, behavior skills training, and natural environment training arrangements.
2. Follow the prescribed behavioral skill acquisition and behavior reduction protocols.
3. Collect, record, and summarize data on observable student behavior or educational goals.
4. Model procedures for parents and school staff as part of training in line with client’s individualized treatment and behavior protocols.
5. Effectively communicate with parents and school personnel regarding client progress as instructed by the Licensed Behavior Analyst.
6. Utilize safe & appropriate handing procedures when working with students, including a clean, safe, and organized work and therapy environment.
7. Maintain client confidentiality.
8. Collaborate with treatment team including client, parents, outside professionals and co-workers.
9. Maintain and acquire technical knowledge by attending required trainings/professional development including maintaining certification as a registered behavior technician.
10. Maintain a cooperative relationship with clients, co-workers, university students, and parents.
11. Attend staff meetings, report problems of child or supervisor concerns to the director promptly.
12. Performs any related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

- High School Diploma
- Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certification through BACB
- Work/volunteer experience in early childhood, special education, or children with disabilities
- Able to lift 45 pounds and move from standing to seated, and seated to running promptly

Preferred Qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree in psychology, applied behavior analysis, education, or a closely related field.
- 6+ months experience working as a RBT in a clinical setting

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

- Ability to accept constructive feedback and develop knowledge and skill sets accordingly.
- Effective time management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks at one time.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with clients, co-workers, supervisors, and community members.
- Ability to adhere to organizational policies and procedures and abide by code of Ethics as indicated by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.
- Commitment to maintain client confidentiality and adhere to HIPAA/FERPA laws.
- Commitment to ongoing training and development as it relates to clinical skills, professional development, ethics, and technology, and training in order to perform job responsibilities to required standard.
- Ability to interpret and implement clinical protocols and written instructions.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

- Must be 18 years of age.
- Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and carry clients with adaptive equipment.
- Must be able to assume and maintain a variety of postures (kneeling, squatting, crawling, sitting, standing) for extended periods of time.
- Must be able to sit on the floor or stand for extended periods of time.
- Must be willing and able to hold/transport and utilize quick body movements as indicated in the Behavior Intervention Plan in the course of working with children with challenging behavior.
- Must have manual dexterity to perform specific computer and electronic device functions for data collection.
- Must be able to receive detailed information through oral communication.
- Must have visual acuity to read and comprehend written communication through computer, electronic devices, and paper means.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

Applicants must apply online and attach a resume, cover letter, and the complete contact information for three professional references.

Restricted Clause:

Position is contingent upon continued availability of funding.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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