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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

Status:Part-Time

Shift:Day

Facility:Childrens Specialized Hosp

Department:Childrens Specialized Hosp

Location:

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!

Job Summary

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

Applied-Behavior-Analytic Services

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

High-school degree/GED

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

Certification

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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.

Physical Demands

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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

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