RWJBarnabas Health Behavior Technician - Registered - Part Time - Somerset, NJ in Somerset, New Jersey
Behavior Technician - Registered - Part Time - Somerset, NJReq #:45521
Category:Behavioral and Mental Health
Facility:Childrens Specialized Hosp
Department:Childrens Specialized Hosp
Intensive Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program, 888 Easton Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873
Children s Specialized Hospital, a proud member of the RWJBH Healthcare System, is the nation s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges. In partnership with RUCARES, we are launching two exciting programs and are recruiting Registered Behavior Technicians for our state of the art site on Easton Avenue in New Brunswick. The Severe Behavior Program will provide intensive services to children and adolescents who display serious and destructive behaviors. The Intensive Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program serves infants, children, and adolescents with moderate to severe feeding problems by developing individualized plans that meet the needs of each patient and family. Our mission is to be the preeminent provider of specialized healthcare services for infants, children and young adults. Come join our team of exceptional employees!
Registered behavior technicians (RBTs) provide applied-behavior-analytic services for patients diagnosed with developmental disabilities, pediatric feeding disorders, or other behavioral diagnoses under the direction of a professional behavior analyst (e.g., board certified behavior analyst, licensed psychologist). RBTs assist with patient assessments and program implementation. RBTs assist with organizing and maintaining data-collection and statistical-analysis systems, research activities, and staff training.
Essential Job Functions
Conduct sessions with patients using standard procedures under the direction of a professional behavior analyst
Provide suggestions of possible procedures and methods to a professional behavior analyst
Assist professional behavior analyst in implementing intake, assessment, treatment, and discharge procedures
Prepare initial drafts of session materials, session descriptions, and progress notes
Enter assessment and treatment data into spreadsheets and graph those data
Report the behavior and environment in observable and measurable terms to a professional behavior analyst and provide goal updates
Perform initial analysis of findings and present recommendations to a professional behavior analyst
Assist in the creation of data-collection protocols and systems
Assist with the development of skill-acquisition programs (e.g., increasing acceptance and consumption of healthy food and liquid, developmental feeding skills such as self-feeding or chewing, social and communication skills, curriculum-based developmental, social skills)
Assist with the development of behavior-reduction programs (e.g., extinction protocols to reduce inappropriate mealtime behavior, non-contingent reinforcement to reduce crying, functional communication training)
Assist in the training of caregivers (e.g., parents, school personnel)
Auxiliary Program Support
Assist in organization, cleanliness, and maintenance of department location, materials, and equipment
Assist clinical faculty and professional behavior analysts with various research activities
Formal Education and Job-Related Experience
Preference given to individuals with experience working with patients or individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities, pediatric feeding disorders, or other behavioral diagnoses in an educational, instructional, or therapeutic setting
American Heart Association BLS required
Must complete RBT Competency Assessment of the BACB prior to or within 1 month of start date.
Must pass RBT exam within 3 months of start date.
Must be able to move, lift, and carry patients and objects. Moving, lifting, or transferring of patients may involve independently lifting of up to fifty (50) pounds, as well as assisting with weights of more than one-hundred (100) pounds. Requires use of abdominal and lower back muscles to provide support over time without fatigue. This position requires frequent movement, use of limbs, and good manual dexterity, coordination, and stamina. This position may also require extended periods of standing or sitting
Working Environment - Additional Comments
RBTs may work with patients who vomit, or who engage in other forms of challenging behavior, such as aggression, self-injury, elopement, expulsion (spitting out food or liquid during treatment), or property destruction.
RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer