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Behavioral Technician - Child & Adolescent Neurodevelopment

Company: Cambridge Health Alliance
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

CHA recently achieved a milestone with our psychiatry expansion, admitting the first patients to our new Neuropsychiatry inpatient unit. This innovative service is for children 3-17 with a primary diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, and/or a related neurodevelopmental disorder who are experiencing serious behavioral and/or mental health challenges. Once fully staffed, the unit will have 24 beds, with younger and older children segmented for optimal care.Recognition of neurodevelopmental disorder diagnoses has increased in the past decade,and there are few facilities in MA able to provide the specialized care this population needs. Thus, our service will fill a vital gap in care - helping patients develop adaptive skills that will let them be successful in the community while providing support for families. It also minimizes the number of patients who would otherwise be admitted into the general psychiatric population.Job PurposeThe Behavioral Technician is a member of the multidisciplinary team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN) and a board certified behavioral analyst (BCBA). The role of a Behavior Technician includes the following responsibilities:Implementing patients' behavior support plansRecording behavioral data and other required documentationResponsible for providing services to one or more patients as assignedCompleting necessary documentation (e.g., patient's food/liquid intake)Assisting patients in completing ADLs (e.g., hygiene tasks, feeding, toileting)Participating in behavioral assessments under the guidance of a BCBASupporting individual patients during group activities as well as facilitating group activitiesPerforming safety checksParticipating in de-escalation and crisis intervention proceduresQualifications/Experience:High school diploma required; B.A, B.S., or M.A. preferred or equivalent years of human service experience.Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certificationPrior human services, behavioral or psychiatric experience required.Experience working with individuals who have Autism and/or Intellectual Disability is strongly preferred.RBT Certification (Registered Behavior Technician) preferred or attained within 4 months of employment; CHA will assist with training and expenses related to certification..The Registered Behavior Technician-- -(RBT-- -) is a paraprofessional certification in behavior analysis. RBTs assist in delivering behavior analysis services and practice under the direction and close supervision of an RBT SupervisorAll newly hired candidates must successfully complete a job specific physical agility test.KEYWORDS: Mental Health Counselor / Resident Counselor / Mental Health Supervisor / Behavioral / Therapist / Therapy / Psychiatry / ABA / AutismPI183284745SDL2017

Keywords: Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge , Behavioral Technician - Child & Adolescent Neurodevelopment, Professions , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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