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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Trainer-Bloomington

Bloomington, IN ABA Trainer

Description

The primary responsibility of the ABA Trainer is to provide effective training to new ABA therapists and RBTs in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Half (50%) of the ABA Trainer’s week will consist of providing 1:1 therapy with patients. The other half (50%) of the week the Trainer will ensure new hires are effectively trained in a timely manner, leading to RBT credentialing. The Trainer will also ensure ongoing training and support for all RBTs through observation, identification, and retraining of skills deficits. The Trainer will work cohesively and collaboratively with the Clinical Leadership team to provide support for all RBTs within the clinic.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ensures ABA therapists completes new hire training, including RBT training requirements, in a timely manner.
  • Tracks new hire training performance of staff members, provides specific feedback to trainees, and reports to the Clinic Manager and BCBA, providing regular updates, metrics, results and escalated items to appropriate managers.
  • Follows up with Clinic Manager and BCBA on trainee status within the first 15, 30, 60 and 90 days of hire.
  • Documents observations of performance in the clinic during training and provides input to ABA Clinical Leadership Team and Human Resources for developing and updating New Hire and career development training content, materials, job aids, and procedures.
  • Provides ongoing training to RBTs to continually improve the skill set of all RBTs within the clinic.
  • Provides coaching, modeling, and demonstration of specific strategies and/or activities as observed and/or tasked by the Clinical Leadership team to identified ABA Therapists and RBTs.
  • Models skills through ongoing trainings, regularly articulating the connection between the demonstration and specific BACB content.
  • Provides recommendations for staff development needs to BCBA and Clinic Manager to review and discuss with employees based on observations, competency tools, and Hopebridge’s guidelines.
  • First point of contact for physical management assistance needed to support RBTs and patients.
  • Ensures accuracy and timely filing of incident reports.
  • Stays current in research and training regarding implementation of ABA principles.
  • Illustrates Hopebridge’s belief in the delivery of high quality therapeutic services through both the articulation and the demonstration of operational aspects of training.
  • Develops positive working relationships with all employees and departments, maintaining collaborative professional relationships at Hopebridge.
  • Models exemplary employee performance through own performance, professionalism, and appropriate communication outlined within Hopebridge’s employee handbook
  • Attends staff meetings, trainings, and other meetings as requested
  • Attains and achieves position competencies in relation to role responsibilities.
  • Conduct 1:1 therapy 50% of time or as needed within the clinic.
  • Demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently.
  • Able to consistently demonstrate good judgment and decision-making skills
  • Able to appropriately interpret and implement policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Maintain a negative Tuberculosis screening according to the CDC
  • Obtain or possess current CPR/First Aid certification and maintain re-certification every 2 years
  • Successful completion and maintenance of Safety Care Training
  • Completes additional job duties as assigned by Manager, or requested by BCBAs

Competencies

  • Attention to Detail - the ability to see and pay attention to details; the ability to recognize the component parts of a procedure or object, and to verify the correctness or error in an individual part or procedure
  • Attitude Toward Others - maintaining a positive, open, and objective attitude toward others
  • Emotional Control - the ability to maintain a rational and objective demeanor when faced with stressful or emotional situations; a measure of self-composure in a difficult situation and the ability to act objectively, rather than impulsively or emotionally
  • Enjoyment of the Job - the feeling that one's job is both fulfilling and rewarding and that it has a positive and useful benefit.
  • Flexibility - the ability to readily modify, respond to, and integrate change with minimal personal resistance
  • Handling Stress - the ability to balance and defuse inner tensions and stresses; the ability to appropriately separate yourself from stressful situations and maintain your own sense of inner peace
  • Developing Others - Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods

• RBT credential required
• Demonstrated behavior analytic skills
• Demonstrated ability to train others in behavior analytic skills. Prior training, presenting and facilitation experience which includes presenting to large groups preferred.
• Two or more years of related professional experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders (“ASD”) and/or other related developmental disabilities
• Minimum 6 months employment with Hopebridge in good standing (in applicable centers)
• Knowledgeable of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) methodologies and curriculum found to benefit children diagnosed with ASD, including but not limited to Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP), Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT), prompting and prompt fading strategies, error correction procedures, differential reinforcement, and Pivotal Response Training (PRT).
• Knowledgeable about training techniques, delivering trainings, and training development
• Ability to exercise confidentiality and discretion pertaining to the work environment and maintain all HIPAA requirements
• Knowledgeable of computer systems and software used at Hopebridge, including but not limited to Office 365, HB Charts, Rethink, and Catalyst
• Ability to work in an exciting, fast paced high energy environment while effectively multi-tasking
• Personable and able to work comfortably with individuals at all levels within the organization
• Committed to the values of the organization while demonstrating good judgment, flexibility, patience and discretion when dealing with confidential and sensitive matters


Preferred Education & Experience
• College coursework in the field of behavior analysis, psychology, education, early childhood, or related field is preferred
• Ability to work in an exciting, fast paced high energy environment while effectively multi-tasking
• Personable and able to work comfortably with individuals at all levels within the organization

Physical Demands

This is a position that requires frequent sitting or standing, repetitive wrist motions, grasping, speaking, listening, close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. It also may require occasional lifting, carrying, walking, climbing, kneeling, bending/stooping, twisting, pulling/pushing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching above the shoulder. Employees in this position must be physically able to efficiently perform the essential functions of the position. Frequent speaking and listening (25-75%) to staff and others in the workplace. Visual and auditory ability to work with staff and others in the workplace continuously. Must be able to communicate effectively within the workplace, read and write using the primary language within the workplace.


Work Environment
• Multidisciplinary center that uses collaborative approach
• Inside office workplace where patients meet with therapists
• Comfortable environment for children and parents


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Disclaimer

The above statements reflect general functions of this job and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements inherent in this job. The immediate supervisor may elaborate on or add to the above list if the duties come within the employee’s realm of responsibility. Hopebridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, arrest record or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.