Children s Specialized Hospital, a proud member of the RWJBH Healthcare System, is the nation s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges. In partnership with RUCARES, we are launching two exciting programs and are recruiting Registered Behavior Technicians for our state of the art site on Easton Avenue in New Brunswick. The Severe Behavior Program will provide intensive services to children and adolescents who display serious and destructive behaviors. The Intensive Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program serves infants, children, and adolescents with moderate to severe feeding problems by developing individualized plans that meet the needs of each patient and family. Our mission is to be the preeminent provider of specialized healthcare services for infants, children and young adults. Come join our team of exceptional employees!
Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) conduct initial and ongoing training for Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) providing applied-behavior-analytic services for patients diagnosed with developmental disabilities, pediatric feeding disorders, or other behavioral diagnoses. BCBAs provide direct supervision of the development and implementation of assessment and treatment protocols. BCBAs support daily administration needs including managing staff and patient schedules, conducting human-resources tasks, and assisting with patient assessments and treatments. BCBAs implement and monitor ongoing research activities in accordance with the needs identified by the clinical faculty.Essential Job Functions
Clinical Supervision and Applied-Behavior-Analytic Services
Coordinate and direct patient intake and discharge activities (e.g., conduct initial consent/paperwork with caregivers)
Coordinate and direct assessment and treatment procedures and assist with implementation as needed
Review and edit initial drafts of session materials, session descriptions, and progress notes
Review assessment and treatment data to perform analysis of findings
Monitor and ensure the fidelity of assessment and treatment procedures
Develop and refine skill-acquisition programs (e.g., increasing acceptance and consumption of healthy foods and liquids, developmental feeding skills such as self-feeding or chewing, social and communication skills, curriculum-based developmental)
Develop and refine behavior-reduction programs (e.g., extinction protocols to reduce inappropriate mealtime behavior, noncontingent reinforcement to reduce crying, functional communication training)
Direct or conduct the training of caregivers (e.g., parents, school personnel)
Interview, hire, train, and supervise RBTs
Conduct annual evaluations of RBTs and pre-doctoral interns in collaboration with clinical faculty
Coordinate and supervise organization and maintenance of treatment materials and equipment
Coordinate and supervise creation of data-collection protocols and systems
Assist in development of and oversee implementation of clinic policies and procedures
Develop and supervise activities related to staff training and development, program evaluation, and performance improvement
Provide tours of the facility
Participate in and supervise interdisciplinary activities such as administrative meetings, planning meetings, peer-review meetings, intake planning, and discharge planning
Coordinate and supervise research activities including: creating IRB protocols, consent forms, and session protocols; collecting and compiling research-related data; reviewing published studies; assessing interobserver agreement and analyzing data; writing manuscripts and/or book chapters; coordinating research meetings; tracking research
Coordinate and supervise the development of presentations for local, national, and international conferences. This includes identifying relevant research projects, editing, and submitting abstracts for presentations, writing and editing talks and posters, and coordinating the printing of postersFormal Education and Job-Related Experience *
- Master's degree within 3 months of start date.
- Preference given to individuals with experience supervising work with children with feeding disorders or autism and related disorders in an educational, instructional, or therapeutic setting.
- Certified (within 6 months of start date) as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
- American Heart Association BLS required.
Must be able to move, lift, and carry patients and objects. Moving, lifting, or transferring of patients may involve independently lifting of up to fifty (50) pounds, as well as assisting with weights of more than one-hundred (100) pounds. Requires use of abdominal and lower back muscles to provide support over time without fatigue. This position requires frequent movement, use of limbs, and good manual dexterity, coordination, and stamina. This position may also require extended periods of standing or sitting.Working Environment - Additional Comments *
BCBAs may work with patients who vomit, or who engage in other forms of challenging behavior, such as aggression, self-injury, elopement, expulsion (spitting out foods or liquids during treatment), or property destruction.Job Provides Direction To *
Registered Behavior Technicians
Pre-Doc Intern I
Pre-Doc Intern II
RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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