Oct 09, 2018

Behavior Therapist

  • Renee Oneil Center for Child Development & Research
  • Market Street, Nassau, The Bahamas
Full Time Education / Training

Job Description

Position Summary

An ABA Therapist assists children with autism and other special needs to meet their goals, using a variety of proven ABA methods. These methods are used to teach children social, communication, cognitive, and self- care skills, while reducing problem behaviours. This position requires an energetic, passionate, and self- motivated individual who will be required to work at the clinic, client’s homes, and classrooms. The individual will report to the senior behaviour therapist.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide direct client care in one on one and group settings utilizing a combination of intensive teaching and natural environment training arrangements.
  • Follow the prescribed behavioural skill acquisition and behaviour reduction protocols.
  • Collect, record, and summarize data on observable client behaviour.
  • Execute ABA therapy programs in accordance to the client’s needs
  • Implement behaviour management techniques in conjunction with plan given by lead behaviourist.
  • Reinforce all concepts taught and ensure that patients understand the need for plan execution
  • Assist lead behaviourist with skill acquisition, behaviour reduction assessments and developing core ABA programs
  • Provide families with support, guidance and education
  • Collect and analyze pertinent data for each client
  • Maintain client confidentiality at all times
  • Ensure that all client data is filed properly
  • Write progress reports and report any unusual findings
  • Utilize safe & appropriate handling procedures when working with clients
  • Make preparations for assessments and ensure that assessments are carried out in a fair manner
  • Ensure the safety and comfort of each client at all time

 Knowledge/Skills/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
  • Must maintain a professional appearance with regard to clothing, grooming, hair, and make-up.
  • Willing to learn and implement new skills

Education:

At least two years of undergraduate studies

Willingness to prepare for and sit the Registered Behavior Technician exam.

Experience:

The candidate must have experience working with young children. Preference will be given to an applicant who has experience with children with autism or other developmental delays

Please apply online below with cover letter and resume attached.

Note: Any documents sent via email or dropped off at the office will not be considered.