If you would like a career applying applied behavior analysis in homes, schools, and community settings that offers flexibility and opportunities for growth
ABS currently seeks independent contractors with the appropriate training in the following professional roles:
- Behavior Assistants
- Behavior Analysts
- Licensed Mental Health Counselors
- RBT- Registered Behavior Technicians
ABS is dedicated to supporting team members through:
- Rapid reimbursement for services provided to clients
- Administrative support (e.g., credentialing)
- Ongoing professional development for its contractors including supervision
Behavior analysis services are provided to assist individuals to learn new behaviors that are directly related to existing challenging behaviors or functionally equivalent replacement behaviors for identified challenging behaviors. Services may also be provided to increase existing behavior, to reduce existing behavior, and to help the individual emit behavior under precise environmental conditions. The term “behavior analysis services” includes the terms “behavior programming” and “behavioral programs.” Behavior analysis includes the design, implementation and evaluation of systematic environmental modifications for the purposes of producing socially significant improvements in behavior. It includes identification of functional relationships between behavior and environment. It uses direct observation and measurement of behavior and environment. Contextual factors, establishing operations, antecedent stimuli, positive reinforcement and other consequences are used based on identified functional relationships between behavior and environment, in order to produce practical behavior change.
The Registered Behavior TechnicianTM (RBT®) is a paraprofessional who practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a BCBA, BCaBA, or FL-CBA. The RBT is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of behavior-analytic services. The RBT does not design intervention or assessment plans. It is the responsibility of the RBT supervisor to determine which tasks an RBT may perform as a function of his or her training, experience, and competence. The BACB certificant supervising the RBT is responsible for the work performed by the RBT on the cases they are overseeing
Behavior assistant services are direct activities related to the delivery of behavior analysis services and are designated in and required by a behavior analysis service plan. Activities include monitoring of behavior analysis services, the implementation of behavioral procedures for acquisition of replacement skills and reduction of problematic behaviors, data collection and display (e.g., graphics) as authorized by a recipient’s behavior analysis service plan and assist the behavior analyst in training of caregivers and/or staff.