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Registered Behavioral Technician

Company: Metropolitan Ministries
Location: Seffner
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

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About Us:

  • If you're looking for an opportunity to transform the lives of poor and homeless men, women, and children in your community, we may have a job for you.
  • Since 1972, Metropolitan Ministries has been providing life-changing solutions for those who are homeless and at risk of becoming homeless in Tampa Bay.
  • We are a grassroots, donor- and volunteer-fueled community nonprofit. At Metropolitan Ministries, we serve families in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Manatee, and Hernando counties with compassion, practical help, and a willingness to make a huge difference. What we offer:
    • Salary: $20/hr.
    • Schedule: M-F 9:30a.m.-6:00p.m.
    • 11 days of PTO and 10 paid holidays annually.
    • Group health, vision, and dental coverage at affordable rates, along with family coverage if you choose to purchase it.
    • Preventative care is 100% covered (free) on all plans.
    • PTO for full-time and part-time employees.
    • Optional 401K plan with employer match after 12 months.
    • $15,000 in employee Life Insurance paid for by Metropolitan Ministries.
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Optional supplemental group insurance plans at affordable rates:
    • Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, etc.
    • Tuition reimbursement program
    • Training and career development
    • YMCA membership discount Job Functions:Participates in CREATE therapeutic programming within the therapeutic afterschool environment serving homeless children and families in our onsite housing programs. Registered Behavioral Technicians (RBT) will work with the elementary age groups. The RBT's goal on each team is to design, implement, and monitor behavioral plans for each child to assure a calm and nurturing environment. The Registered Behavioral Therapist will be trained in ABA techniques and will implement the client's individual behavior plan, monitor the behavior plan, and train staff and natural supports (such as family members and teachers) in the behavior plan under the supervision of a master's level ABA.
      Essential Responsibilities:
      • Examines the function of behavior, offering caregivers and staff tools that promote pro-social skill development & positive interactions.
      • Utilizes Trauma-Informed Behavior Support (TIBS) as an intervention which utilizes Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques and tools with trauma-informed care principles to help explain the etiology of behavior, decreasing reactivity of the staff or caregiver and helping to create an environment of empathy and attunement.
      • Utilizes TIBS to promote positive relationships and pro-social skill building in a group residential setting for children.
      • Provides parents with information about how to implement their child's behavior plan at home and works with children under the supervision of the Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
      • Implements the behavior plan, including the training sessions, overall procedures, informal procedures or protocols, and the crisis intervention plan, if any.
      • Is responsible for modeling acquisition and replacement skills, under the direction of the BCBA.
      • Will be responsible for directing the recreational and leisure skills of the person with whom they are working as needed. Will provide direction and encouragement to the individual he is serving in staying active, implementing skill development, social skills, and other available training opportunities.
      • Responsible for monitoring and modeling approved crisis techniques under the direction and supervision of the BCBA.
      • Responsible for providing feedback and modeling of appropriate techniques, regarding the behavioral plan and approved procedures, policies, and protocols regarding behavioral treatment to the individuals served.
      • Observes staff/natural supports implementing technique/skill/procedure.
      • Provides feedback to staff/natural supports regarding the behavior of the staff, providing positive feedback and then identifying areas of improvement.
      • Shows staff/natural supports how to implement the technique/skill/procedure appropriately.
      • Gives staff/natural supports a second opportunity to implement the technique/skill/procedure appropriately.
      • Provides positive feedback to the staff/natural supports.
      • Will step in as Group Leader as needed.
      • Other duties as assigned.Documentation:
      • Required to complete all information on the behavioral data sheets, training data sheets, support data sheets, and all relevant data collection.
      • Will monitor the supports for the client (such as family members and teachers) in proper documentation.
      • Will document services provided on their daily service logs. These notes are a description of the services provided, focused primarily on the implementation of the behavioral plan, and integration and monitoring of the other supports.
        Education and Experience:A minimum of a high school diploma and one year of experience in the field. Direct experience working with children and parents required. RBT certification required. Bi-lingual preferred.
        Skill Requirements:Must be able to work effectively with children and parents, representing and communicating their status and progress to small groups and professionals within a network comprised of the Hillsborough County School District, Metropolitan Ministries service providers, and applicable and related medical social service providers in the surrounding community. Must be able to work within a multi-disciplinary team framework; strong interpersonal and supervisory skills; strong oral and written communications skills; dependability; demonstrates maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences in clients served; ability to handle job related matters in a professional, diplomatic, and confidential manner; willing to work with minimal supervision, yet be able to accept direction; well organized and detail oriented. Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Access, Word and Excel required.Requires heart for ministry and comfort working with poor and homeless families and individuals. Requires understanding of poverty, a high degree of maturity, strong inter-personal skills, and the ability to work with low socio-economic and diverse populations facing crisis situations in a professional and diplomatic manner. Knowledge of community resources available to homeless population. Must demonstrate maturity and sensitivity to issues of faith, culture, and other sources of diversity. Ability to work as part of a team within a multi-disciplinary framework.
        Physical Requirements:Hearing and speaking ability, which allows for effective oral communication; physical and emotional stamina to effectively handle job related issues and stress.
        Other:Must pass applicable pre-employment screening and demonstrate legal authorization to work in the United States. Must be available to work during normal after school hours and for evening meetings as required. Must pass required background pre-employment screening. Must have a valid driver's license and be able to transport self and clients when necessary.
        All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
        We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that includes partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that enables us to better meet our mission and values while serving customers throughout our local communities. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
        Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with all federal state and local ordinances.
        Metropolitan Ministries is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at 813-209-1083 or via email at

Keywords: Metropolitan Ministries, Brandon , Registered Behavioral Technician, Professions , Seffner, Florida

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