The Program Assistant works with graduate/doctoral level professionals and highly experienced staff in a team atmosphere to facilitate programs, provide direct supervision, and support participants. The Program Assistant will utilize evidence-based practices for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (“ASD”) and intellectual disabilities to assist participants and carry out the goals of the program. The Program Assistant will participate in a variety of physical activities including but not limited to fitness, walking, swimming, golf, tennis, and soccer. The Program Assistant supports programs that take place at The Els Center of Excellence and in community-based settings. This job requires flexibility in schedule (with a need for support in the evenings and weekends)
The Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) provides 1:1 and group behavioral intervention services to adults diagnosed with ASD and other developmental disorders. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment is individualized to meet the unique needs of each client. Behavioral programs may be used to reduce maladaptive behaviors and promote skill acquisition. Areas of focus include communication, daily living skills, social skills, personal hygiene, and vocational skills. The RBT works as part of the Adult Services Day Program Team and in collaboration with the transdisciplinary team composed of occupational therapists, speech pathologists, music therapists, educators, and parents. A Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA/BCBA-D) designs or guides the programs implemented by the RBT with input from all members of the adult client’s team when applicable. The RBT is responsible for providing services in accordance with the BACB Guidelines for Responsible Conduct. Training and supervision on behavior analytic principles and procedures are provided via didactic and on-the-job training. The RBT is required to have an RBT certification and a minimum of one year of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum. Behavior analytic services may be provided at The Els Center of Excellence® or in community-based settings.