Job Title: Registered Behavioral Technician
Reports To: Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Job Functions: Participates in CREATE therapeutic programming within the therapeutic afterschool environment serving homeless children and families in our onsite housing programs. Registered Behavioral Technicians (RBT) will work with the elementary age groups. The RBT's goal on each team is to design, implement, and monitor behavioral plans for each child to assure a calm and nurturing environment. The Registered Behavioral Therapist will be trained in ABA techniques and will implement the client's individual behavior plan, monitor the behavior plan, and train staff and natural supports (such as family members and teachers) in the behavior plan under the supervision of a master's level ABA.
Education and Experience: A minimum of a high school diploma and one year of experience in the field. Direct experience working with children and parents required. RBT certification is required. Bi-lingual preferred.
Skill Requirements: Must be able to work effectively with children and parents, representing and communicating their status and progress to small groups and professionals within a network comprised of the Hillsborough County School District, Metropolitan Ministries service providers, and applicable and related medical social service providers in the surrounding community. Must be able to work within a multi-disciplinary team framework; strong interpersonal and supervisory skills; strong oral and written communications skills; dependability; demonstrates maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences in clients served; ability to handle job related matters in a professional, diplomatic, and confidential manner; willing to work with minimal supervision, yet be able to accept direction; well organized and detail-oriented. Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Access, Word and Excel required.
Requires heart for ministry and comfort working with poor and homeless families and individuals. Requires understanding of poverty, a high degree of maturity, strong inter-personal skills and the ability to work with low socio-economic and diverse populations facing crisis situations in a professional and diplomatic manner. Knowledge of community resources available to homeless population. Must demonstrate maturity and sensitivity to issues of faith, culture, and other sources of diversity. Ability to work as part of a team within a multi-disciplinary framework.
Physical Requirements: Hearing and speaking ability, which allows for effective oral communication; physical and emotional stamina to effectively handle job related issues and stress.
Other: Must pass applicable pre-employment screening and demonstrate legal authorization to work in the United States. Must be available to work during normal after school hours and for evening meetings as required. Must pass required background pre-employment screening. Must have a valid driver's license and be able to transport self and clients when necessary.