ABA Therapist Job Description

ABA Therapist Job Description

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ABA therapist provides behavioral services to children with autism or other behavioral disorders as outlined in the behavioral change plan.

ABA Therapist Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective ABA therapist job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included ABA therapist job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Demonstrates knowledge of behavioral principles and implements behavioral programming through mentorship with BCBA
Writing behavior support plans
Conducting functional assessments
Implement all strategies to prevent and provide consequences to the occurrence of maladaptive behavior in addition to facilitating the acquisition of replacement skills
Model/demonstrate behavior analytic teaching strategies
Review Policies & Procedures manual on a yearly basis and adheres to the policies and procedures set forth any updates
Complete and maintain all Corporate & Clinical Services required trainings and maintain compliance with state/local/federal regulations
Implement treatment for patients for whom ABA is medically necessary
Maintain ongoing documentation in which goals, progress toward functional goals, and medical necessity are clearly stated
Complete all required documentation (pre-certifications, physicians reports, daily notes, charge tickets, ) legibly or electronically, appropriately and in a timely fashion in order to meet facility, physician and payor deadlines

ABA Therapist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for ABA Therapist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, BLS, RBT

Education for ABA Therapist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the ABA therapist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Psychology, Education, Special Education, Child Development, Speech Pathology, Social Work, Supervision, Human Development, Behavioral Sciences, Applied Behavior Analysis

Skills for ABA Therapist

Desired skills for ABA therapist include:

Behavioral principles and implements behavioral programming through mentorship with BCBA

Desired experience for ABA therapist includes:

Successful completion of those educational requirements as mandated for Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certificates
Strong leadership skills to effectively direct and supervise the activities of assistants and aides in delivering quality care to patients
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field (ABA Psychology, Child Development, Special Education, Speech Pathology)
Minimum of a high school diploma, Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred (ABA, Psychology, Child Development, Special Education etc)
Completion of the 40-hours of RBT training
Pass the RBT exam

ABA Therapist Examples

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ABA Therapist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an ABA therapist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for ABA therapist
  • Attend and/or participate in facility meetings as directed by Center Manager (may include utilization review, infection control, disaster preparedness)
  • Utilize time efficiently and effectively to meet productivity requirements of the facility
  • Participate in clinical in-services
  • Maintain current awareness of general changes in the healthcare field and specific issues impacting the practice of ABA
  • Subject to limitations imposed by state/local/federal law
  • Teach clients to acquire language, social, pre-academic, fine motor and self-help skills based on a treatment plan under the supervision of a BCBA
  • Assist in creating new client projects and materials
  • Data collection and making data-based decisions.​​​
  • Receive and implement feedback in a professional manner.​
  • Work with clients, families, and communities to implement client treatment plan
Qualifications for ABA therapist
  • Must be comfortable working with children, especially with autism
  • Bachelors preferred, but students in healthcare fields/social services/psychology/education encouraged to apply
  • Computer skills for effective reporting including documentation, billing
  • Must be capable of easily lifting fifty (50) pounds dead weight alone
  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (ABA, Psychology, Child Development, Special Education)
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ABA Therapist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an ABA therapist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for ABA therapist
  • Complete all required documentation legibly or electronically, appropriately and in a timely fashion in order to meet facility, physician and payer deadlines
  • Maintain open and respectful communication with co-workers, physicians, patients, family members, and third party payers at all times
  • Participate in and present clinical in-services
  • Monitors programs frequently and collaborate with BCBA to adjust targets based on progress through data analysis
  • Communicates proactively with parents and staff regarding child’s program
  • Ensures clear understanding of current behavior plans
  • Provide ABA treatment to children with autism in home, community, and school settings
  • Work with families and provide parent education
  • Collect behavioral data on treatment goals
  • Organize and summarize behavioral data
Qualifications for ABA therapist
  • At least 6 months experience working directly with children
  • Able to work independently but also within a team environment
  • At least six (6) months experience working directly with children
  • Completion of the 40-hours of RBT training (may begin after hire date)
  • Pass the RBT exam within 3 months of hire date
  • Physical Requirements • Ability to lift patients using appropriate biomechanical techniques frequently throughout the course of a work day/shift
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ABA Therapist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of ABA therapist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for ABA therapist
  • Mileage reimbursement driving in between clients
  • Three years working with individuals with developmental delays or behavioral challenges
  • Familiarity with Applied Behavior Analysis and with interventions to address maladaptive behaviors
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from an American Physical Therapy Association approved program
  • Current, unrestricted state license as a Physical Therapist in the state of practice
  • Continuing Education as required by state
Qualifications for ABA therapist
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification training can be provided once hired
  • Experience working with children with autism preferred
  • High school diploma required, experience working with children with autism preferred
  • Flexible hours/scheduling
  • Generous Referral Bonuses
  • 40+ hours of paid behavioral training

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