Behavior Therapist

  • Renee Oneil Center for Child Development & Research
  • Market Street, Nassau, The Bahamas
  • May 08, 2018
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