CARD

  • Entry Level Behavior Technician

    Job Locations US-TX-Cedar Park
    ID
    2019-5047
    Category
    Behavior Technician
    Position Type
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    About CARD

    The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, LLC (CARD) is among the world’s largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. CARD strives to meet the growing need for services by continuously opening new offices throughout the country to provide top-quality ABA therapy across all populations.

    CARD was founded in 1990 by leading autism expert and clinical psychologist Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D. CARD treats individuals with ASD using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), which is empirically proven to be the most effective method for treating individuals with ASD and recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Surgeon General. With locations throughout US and internationally, CARD’s mission is to provide access to top-quality treatment all over the world. Through its network of trained technicians, behavior analysts, and researchers, CARD develops and implements quality, comprehensive, and individualized treatment programs that lead to success.

    Description

    Behavior Technicians implement center, school, community and home based treatment programs for CARD patients and their families using applied behavior analysis (ABA).  CARD Behavior Technician Trainees will be enrolled in the CARD Behavior Technician Training Program which is an Applied Behavior Analysis training program designed to prepare individuals to successfully conduct therapy sessions with CARD patients.  Behavior Technician Trainees must complete all coursework and pass all required exams in order to be eligible to move into the Behavior Technician I position.  Behavior Technician Trainees report to the CARD behavior analysts.  This is an hourly, non-exempt, part-time or full-time position.

    Responsibilities

    • The CARD behavior therapist will be trained to work with children, teens, and adults with exceptional needs and their families/caregivers.  Acquire valuable career skills, such as:
    • Adhere to CARD policies and procedures
    • Represent CARD professionally and ethically to internal and external stakeholders
    • Complete the CARD Training Program successfully by completing all coursework and passing all examinations
    • Maintain accurate and timely records
    • Report to behavior analyst on patient progress and implement feedback during each therapy session
    • Participate in regular meetings including monthly staff training
    • Maintain HIPAA compliance at all times, across all settings
    • Minimize cancellations
    • Maintain billable requirements

     

    • CARD Behavior Technicians Must: 
    • Be able to work with patients who are seated on the floor, in small chairs, or other home, school, community and clinic environments
    • Move frequently throughout the therapeutic setting to gather materials, anticipate and respond to the movement of a patient, and/or provide instruction in a variety of settings, such as school, playground, clinic, or community locations
    • Constantly position oneself to participate and respond to the movements and behaviors of patients, including but not limited to bending to assist a patient, kneeling/crouching to teach a play skill, hurrying to block an open doorway, or reaching to prevent a patient from entering a traffic congested street
    • Be able to utilize continuous visual tracking in order to monitor the movement of patients, as well as the items and circumstances in the surrounding environment
    • Occasionally move to evade aggressive behaviors and/or physically block attempts to aggress towards others. Responding to behaviors may occasionally require bearing weight of a patient who is leaning, pushing, etc.
    • Frequently teach patients to use vocal speech. Must be able to articulate sound and model speaking clearly, as well as listen to and shape vocal communication of patients 
    • Occasionally use modeling to teach gross motor skills, such as climbing or jumping, and fine motor skills such as clapping or opening a container
    • Work in both indoor and outdoor settings as they relate to the patient’s natural environment, which may include being outdoors in a variety of weather conditions (e.g., community skills, recess in a school setting, etc.)
    • Be able to lift up to 30 lbs. while assisting patients
    • Be able to utilize assigned iPad for iMessage communication, email correspondence, viewing online eLearning modules, use of the SKILLS Logbook application during each therapy session, and any other iPad applications that may be needed for a patient’s program
    • SKILLS Logbook application includes: reviewing written instructions and supervisor updates for each patient’s program, reviewing and interpreting previous data, reading and responding to correspondence notes, and collecting trial by trial and narrative data while working with each patient
    • Be able to pass Initial Therapist Training including: completion of online eLearning modules and quizzes, participation in hands on role play sessions with trainer, completion of field training with patients, passing a comprehensive written exam and passing a field evaluation prior to working independently with patients

     

    Qualifications

    EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

    • Experience/interest in working with individuals with disabilities
    • Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent
    • Availability of 10 – 30 hours per week for part-time consideration
    • Availability of 30 – 40 hours per week for full-time consideration
    • Reliable means of transportation with proof of auto insurance for some locations
    • Familiarity with iPads
    • No past criminal history
    • Must pass tuberculosis test

     

    COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

    • Paid travel time and mileage reimbursement at IRS standards
    • Hourly rate commensurate with experience and geographic region
    • Opportunities for career advancement
    • Annual performance reviews with potential for wage increases
    • Comprehensive paid training program
    • For qualifying employees, benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending program, 401K, earned sick pay, educational assistance program, and corporate discount programs.
    • Opportunities to participate in research
    • Technician rewards program
    • Assistance in obtaining certification as a Board Certified Autism Technician (BCAT)
    • (training, optional study groups, and test administration provided)

    • Career-specific development assistance, including  Board Certified  Behavior  Analyst (BCBA)    and Board Certified  Assistant Behavior  Analyst  (BCaBA) preparation programs 

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