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Behavior Technician (full time, center-based)

Little Leaves Behavioral Services
Little Leaves Behavioral Services provides high quality programs designed to nurture the growth and development of young children with social, behavioral, and/or language challenges. Little Leaves provides a range of in-home, at-school, and center-based ABA services for children with developmental delays, especially Autism Spectrum Disorders in Northern VA, the DC metro area, and the Baltimore metro area.
Little Buds Program
The Little Buds Program is a center-based ABA program for young children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder run in a preschool-like setting. The Little Buds Program runs Monday through Friday from 8:30 am 5 pm. During the day, children have the opportunity to participate in individual therapy time, small group activities with peers, and activities of daily living. While many clients are at Little Buds for the full day, an individualized schedule is developed for each child based on his/her therapeutic needs.
Behavior Technician Role
Behavior Technicians are critical members of a childs therapy team. They deliver the majority of a childs individualized therapy hours based on the plans and protocols developed by the Supervising Behavior Analysts, and collect data on a childs progress.
Reports to: Center Director
Responsibilities
Provide 1:1 ABA therapy with client(s) with autism spectrum disorders in the Little Buds Program
Shadow client(s) 1:1 to facilitate learning in groups
Work as part of a team to ensure that clients receive the highest quality therapy
Follow specific protocol for each client and implement individualized ABA programs consistently
Collect data throughout each session in a timely and efficient manner
Create program materials for individual clients as needed
Report client progress to supervisor
Attend periodic team meetings
Participate in introductory and ongoing training programs that provide instruction in ABA
Be energetic, creative, and imaginative when working with children who have developmental delays
Keep therapy appointments as per schedule. Be punctual and responsible
May provide some therapy sessions at home or in community based settings
Desired Qualifications
We are seeking a professional with a commitment and enthusiasm to helping children and families.
The ideal candidate would be drug-free, reliable, efficient, and have a strong work ethic.
Bachelors or Associates (or the equivalent credit hours) in Psychology, Special Education, Social Work, or related field, required
Commitment to earning a Registered Behavior Technician credential within 90 days of hire including a willingness to sit for RBT exam (training and supervision provided by Little Leaves)
Experience working with children with special needs, e.g., autism or developmental delays (at least 1 year experience preferred)
Ability to follow instructional guidance and to follow ABA programs
Ability to interact well with children, families and colleagues
Ability to work collaboratively as a therapy team member
Ability to work well independently and seek assistance when needed
Possess strong attention to detail for data collection
Organized, flexible and willing to take constructive feedback and apply it to improve the quality of programming and ones own professional development
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Able to maintain client confidentiality
Record of success in previous positions as evidenced by excellent references
Technologically adept and enthusiastic
Compensation
Competitive hourly pay rate, commensurate with experience
Full-time position with a minimum of 30 hours/week
Eligible for benefits, including health, dental, vision, retirement, paid time off, life and disability insurance
Positive work environment with extensive training and supervision
Our Company
We are a professional organization with a powerful social objective: to become a national leader in programs for children with autism and unique learning needs. Little Leaves is part of Capital Education Group, whose founding team includes highly successful and award-winning national leaders in education, social entrepreneurship and business. The company is located in Washington, DC, a national center of autism research, advocacy and service, which creates a unique array of professional opportunities. For more information, please the


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