The BHT/RBT provides a combination of Applied Behavioral Analysis interventions under the direction of a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst and needed mental health interventions under the direction of Licensed Professional Counselor. The BHT/RBT received direction to implement those interventions for the singular purpose of assisting individuals with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder or a diagnosable mental illness/emotional disturbance in making progress toward reaching treatment goals
Behavioral Health Technician - Registered Behavior Technician (BHT/RBT)
Looking to fill 1 full time + 2 part time positions!
This position is a hybrid position working for the Hope Behavioral Health Clinic. This position will be working as both a Registered Behavior Technician, with individuals that experience Autism, under the direction of a Board Certified and Licensed Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Additionally, a BHT/RBT will be working with individuals that experience Mental Health Disorders under the direction of a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
The BHT/RBT provides services to Hope treatment recipients in need of therapeutic supports. This position performs services as assigned in multiple environments with varying treatment recipients who experience challenging behaviors and co-occurring diagnosis, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Mental Health Disorders. These support recipients may also experience intellectual and developmental disabilities. . These supports occur either one-on-one or in group settings as outlined in their individualized treatment plans, and may take place in the home, community, school, or center-based settings. The BHT/RBT provides all necessary supports and treatment to ensure support recipients feel safe and valued as they work on value driven outcomes, such as social independence and community inclusion. The BHT/RBT maintains loyalty to the organization, its beliefs, values, mission, vision, and expectations and to the recipients of services.
The successful candidate will receive extensive training in both Mental Health and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). If not already credentialed as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), Hope Community Resources will provide all the required training to be able to sit for the RBT certification offered through the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB). This is an internationally recognized credential to be a direct support professional who provides ABA services under the supervision of a credentialed BCBA.
The Hope Behavioral Health Clinic utilizes a Positive Behavior Support philosophy, and other evidence informed treatments, overseen by a group of highly experienced Licensed Professional Counselors and Behavior Analysts under the clinical direction of a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. We strive to help our consumers make meaningful and significant gains in their lives through a carefully guided journey using clinically validated techniques and delivering it in a manner that makes learning fun.
Successful candidates who work more than 30 hours per week will also be eligible for a complete benefits package that includes paid time off, sick time, 2% retirement match, holiday pay, and health insurance.
The hours are approximately Mon - Fri between the hours of 9:30 - 6:30, but will be discussed in more detail during the interview process.
Who We Are
We are a non-profit organization providing community supports to hundreds of individuals and families who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury and mental health challenges. We provide services through regional offices located in Anchorage, the Mat-Su Valley, Dillingham, Kodiak, Seward, Barrow, and the Kenai Peninsula. We also serve the outlying areas and numerous rural communities within each region.
Who We Serve
The people who choose our supports range in age from infancy to the elderly, are of diverse ethnic background, and experience a range of disabilities. Each person is individual and unique in the supports they need and request.
Why Choose Hope?
Our mission of support is based on an individualized approach, believing that each person has unique needs and must be the chief architect of their own service delivery plan. By listening to the dreams of the individuals and families who choose our supports, we are able to provide unique opportunities, create new living environments, and expand programs that fully encompass the needs of families. As a result, our community supports are as diversified and as personalized as the dreams of each person.
1. Implements Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) programs under the supervision of a Licensed Behavior Analyst and therapeutic interventions and techniques under the direction of a Mental Health Clinician. Teaches prescribed skill acquisition programs and strategies.
2. Uses applied behavior analysis interventions to teach support recipients skills; including communication, social interaction, problem-solving, daily living etc. Provides interventions that encourage socially acceptable replacement behaviors. Helps facilitate interactions between support recipients and others.
3. Introduces and implements behavior protocols; provides behavioral intervention in home, community, and school settings. Teaches recipient’s guardians and caregivers to use planned treatment protocols to intervene with the recipient to reinforce, change and to maintain treatment progress.
4. Tracks and documents support recipient’s behaviors, skills, progress, and interventions and generates graphical data and reports for review and treatment decisions.
5. Collaborates with the support recipient’s team to assist in the development and implementation of treatment plans and monitor and evaluate their effectiveness.
6. Coordinates transportation for support recipients, which may include transporting in a personal vehicle, arranging public transportation, and/or through the use of vehicles assigned to the Agency.
7. Completes accurate, timely, and thorough documentation, including but not limited to, service notes, goal tracking, incident reports, and timecards, to be in compliance with Agency standards and Federal and State regulations
8. Works a variety of hours and locations and with a number of different support recipients, both children and adults.
9. Monitors support recipients’ health and reports health concerns to appropriate supervisor and/or parent/guardian. Assists with following medical orders and medication administration and documentation, as specified by support recipient’s medical professional(s). Accompanies and participates in appointments as requested.
Education and Experience:
1. High School Diploma or GED required. Associate’s degree in Psychology, Human Services, Health or Social Science, Special Education, or related field preferred.
2. Experience required:
a. Two years of experience working with individuals who experience challenging behaviors or in the mental health or special education field required; or
b. One year of experience working with individuals who experience autism; or
c. Two years of college (minimum 48 credits) in related field.