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Registered Behavior Technician - BASES

  2020-05-27     Butte County Office of Education     1859 Bird Street     20.84 to 30.79 hour  
Description:

JOB TITLE: Registered Behavior Technician

WORK YEAR: Full time: 6 hours per day/11 months/207 days annually (Prorated upon hire)

START DATE: August 2020

SALARY: Salary Schedule 5, Range 19, $20.84 to $30.79 per hour, placement

dependent on experience

BENEFITS: Generous benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision for employee and dependents. Vacation and sick leave accrued. This position qualifies for CalPERS retirement.

AREA OF BASES Learning Center

ASSIGNMENT: Oroville, CA

TO APPLY: Visit: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1301204

DEADLINE: This position is open until filled; to receive full consideration, please apply by Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 4:00 PM

DEFINITION:

Under general supervision of the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of behavior-based skill-acquisition and implementation of behavior plans developed by the supervisor. The RBT works under the supervision of the BCBA and in collaboration with the classroom teacher and staff. The RBT will also collect data and conduct assessment under their certification and in conjunction with the BCBA.

Registered Behavior Technicians are highly trained support staff assigned to assist classroom instructional staff with those students who have severe challenging behaviors. They assist staff in the design and implementation of both classroom-wide and individual positive behavior support systems to decrease inappropriate, undesirable behaviors which impede student access to curriculum and increase appropriate, desirable behaviors that will improve student academic success.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:

Receives supervision from the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: [May include, but is not limited to the following.]

  1. Assist Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with direct observation of students
  2. Gather and collect initial and on-going behavior data, follow provided protocols, and document collected data pursuant to guidelines and parameters provided
  3. Assist in modifying classroom curriculum for students requiring modifications
  4. May assist in planning and implementing field trips for the purpose of reinforcing classroom objectives
  5. Participate in assessing students in a variety of areas, including behavior, academic and social progress
  6. Enter and update student information in applicable computer programs
  1. Implement, model and assess a variety of common behavior strategies, including but not limited to:
  • Social skills instruction
  • Visual schedules
  • Individually targeted skills instruction
  • Differential reinforcement
  • Token economy
  • Prompting hierarchies and behavior shaping
  • Antecedents
  1. Engage in student skills acquisition activities and behavior change strategies as indicated by collected data
  2. Implement behavior intervention plans and strategies
  3. Participate in IEP meetings as appropriate
  4. Maintain appropriate documentation, records and reports
  5. Assist other staff and students with specific skill acquisition
  6. Monitor student’s behavior throughout school day in various settings, including the community, which may include interacting with parents, community agencies, educators, and service providers
  7. Attend a variety of in-service training sessions and other related meetings.
  8. Assist teacher by helping with classroom instruction and working with children during instructional activities
  9. Assist students with toileting, feeding, grooming, and promoting independence.
  10. Perform ongoing physical activities, including transferring and lifting students using proper lifting techniques and/or equipment
  11. Under supervision of a qualified school nurse, may provide specialized healthcare procedures as described in Education Code
  12. Perform other duties as assigned by the BCBA or supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge of:

  1. Basic concepts of child growth and development and developmental behavior characteristics, particularly pertaining to pupils with special learning and behavioral needs
  2. Behavior management strategies and techniques relating to pupils experiencing behavioral difficulties
  3. Positive behavioral interventions and applied behavior analysis
  4. General characteristics of mental health related disorders including but not limited to, childhood trauma and emotional disturbance
  5. Varied and current behavior intervention strategies
  6. Appropriate English usage, punctuation, spelling and grammar
  7. Data record keeping systems with or without use of technology
  8. Cultural and physical differences and needs of children in assigned program
  9. Routine record storage, retrieval, and management procedures

Ability to:

  1. Demonstrate the capabilities of taking specific direction, carrying out those directions, and providing feedback to supervisors on the success and outcomes of following those directions
  2. Understand and work with challenging students with high behavior support needs
  3. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, students’ parents, colleagues and supervisors
  4. Understand and a willingness to work with challenging students with high behavior support needs
  5. Be accepting of professional, objective performance feedback with an ability to reflect and modify actions as needed to better support students
  6. Assist students with toileting, feeding, grooming, and promoting independence
  7. Perform ongoing physical activities, including transferring and lifting students using proper lifting techniques and/or equipment
  8. Perform basic computer skills using software such as Microsoft Word and Excel and to operate electronic educational devices

Education and Experience:

  1. Registered Behavior Technician Certification, or willingness to obtain and maintain registration as Behavior Technician within the 3.5 months of hire into the position***
  2. Experience with specialized populations with behavior needs
  3. Experience working in intense individualized programs addressing specific instructional and behavioral goals
  4. Experience working in settings with limited daily supervision
  5. Must successfully complete CPI trainings within 3 months of hire and maintain annual recertification
  6. Possess a valid California Driver’s License
  7. Possess and maintain current certification of CPR/First Aid training
  8. Must possess 48 semester units from an accredited college or university; or 2) Associate’s degree or higher; or 3) CBEST (Plus passage of CODESP Instructional Component); or 4) Passage of a Butte County Office of Education approved comprehensive Local Assessment Test; or 5) Passage of another district approved Local Assessment Test
  9. Preferred Experience: Two years experience working in an educational environment, Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) clinic and/or home program setting supporting student development that includes:
    1. Experience coaching and modeling behavior strategies
    2. Experience with positive behavior supports and skill intervention implementation
    3. Experience collecting data related to behavior goals

***To obtain certification as a Registered Behavior Technician, the applicant must be 18 years of age, possess a minimum of a high school diploma or national equivalent, complete 40 hours of training, complete a criminal background check, pass the RBT Competency Assessment, and past the RBT exam. Renewal of certification requires annual passage of RBT Competency Assessment, completion of a renewal, ongoing supervision and compliance with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s (BCBA) ethics requirements relevant to RBTs. Additional information regarding the requirements and expectations of RBT certification can be found at: https://www.bacb.com/rbt/.

In addition, BCOE establishes the following expectations:

Timeline and Cost:

Timeline:

Cost:

Initial Requirements: Completed upon hire.

Coursework: 40 hours of training to be completed within the first 8 weeks of hire into the position

Competency Assessment: 2 weeks

Exam: 4 weeks (dependent upon pass/fail & individual

Coursework: Paid by BCOE

Application Fee (BACB): Paid by Employee

Exam Fee: Paid by Employee

Annual Registration Renewal (BACB): Paid by Employee

Total Expected Duration: 14 weeks/ 3.5 months

BACB Fee schedule: https://www.bacb.com/rbt/rbt-application/

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Occasional (less than 25%)

Ability to bend and twist, stoop, and kneel

Ability to lift 40 pounds

Ability to carry 25 pounds

Ability to stand for extended periods of time

Often (25 – 50%)

Sufficient mobility to move about a classroom

Very Frequent (76%)

Ability to stand and move around a classroom

Ability to work at a desk, conference table, or in meetings of various configurations

Ability to see for purposes of reading printed matter and observing students and staff

Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels

Ability to communicate so others will be able to clearly understand

Ability to operate office equipment

Ability to reach in all directions

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

NOTE: This list of essential functions and physical requirements is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary in accordance with the requirements of the job.

OTHER:

  1. To comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new employees must provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States.
  2. FINGERPRINTING FOR CONDUCTING A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION IS REQUIRED and completed upon offer of employment.

TO APPLY: Visit: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1301204

Online applications only; no paper copies will be accepted. All online applications must be accompanied by the following attachments;

Incomplete applications will not be accepted

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation required, current letters preferred
  • Two years (48 completed units) college level course work in recreation, psychology, health, or other related fields; or Associate’s degree or higher; or passage of a Butte County Office of Education approved comprehensive Local Assessment Test (CODESP); or passage of another district approved NCLB Local Assessment Test.

A valid California Driver’s license, valid CPR certificate and valid First Aid certificate will be required upon offer of employment

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Handicapped IX Employer

Deaf individuals may use the toll-free California Relay Service (CRS). If you have a TTY: (530) 532-5650. If you do not have a

TTY: 1-800-735-2922. Upon CRS connection, ask for 530-532-5785 for more information about this recruitment.

Employment Requirement

Employment Requirement Registered Behavior Technician Certification, or willingness to obtain and maintain registration as Behavior Technician within the 3.5 months of hire into the position. To obtain certification as a Registered Behavior Technician, the applicant must be 18 years of age, possess a minimum of a high school diploma or national equivalent, complete 40 hours of training, complete a criminal background check, pass the RBT Competency Assessment, and past the RBT exam. Renewal of certification requires annual passage of RBT Competency Assessment, completion of a renewal, ongoing supervision and compliance with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s (BCBA) ethics requirements relevant to RBTs. Additional information regarding the requirements and expectations of RBT certification can be found at: https://www.bacb.com/rbt/.


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