Have you ever considered becoming a Registered Behavior Technician? So many of us after COVID have been contemplating jumpstarting a new career. Today, we would love to shine a spotlight on one of the most crucial pieces to our well-oiled Cultivate machine – the Registered Behavioral Technician. If you love helping children grow into the best version of themselves while having the patience and consistency to walk along side them while they strive to reach their goals, pursuing a career in ABA Therapy as a Registered Behavioral Technician might be the perfect career path for you!
What is ABA Therapy?
Applied Behavior Analysis is essentially the science of learning and behavior. It is the only type of therapy recognized as medically necessary for people with Autism. ABA Therapy at Cultivate focuses on play-based, positive reinforcement of productive and helpful behavior in real-life scenarios. For example, asking for something you want, appropriately responding to a question, playing acceptably with peers, all while decreasing unproductive behaviors.
What is a Registered Behavior Technician?
An RBT is a Registered Behavioral Technician as recognized and certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). RBT’s work under the direct supervision of a BCBA, BCaBA, or FL-CBA, which are all undergraduate and graduate level Behavior Analysts. RBT’s at Cultivate collaborate with experts within the field of ABA Therapy to implement and execute goal-oriented treatment plans, individualized for each child participating in our program. They play a crucial role in the development of social skills, critical thinking, problem solving, boundary setting, communication, nutrition, self-care, hygiene, and so much more!
What qualifications does an RBT need to have?
Becoming an RBT can be done by completing the following:
- Obtain a High School Diploma
- Complete a 40-hour training program
- Complete a competency assessment
- Complete the RBT Certification Application
- Pass the RBT Exam
Through Cultivate, you will receive training, supervision by a BCBA, and a supportive community throughout the process of obtaining your certification. For a comprehensive overview of the requirements to become a Registered Behavior Technician given by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, please visit https://www.bacb.com/rbt/
What does a day in the life of a Registered Behavior Technician look like?
Life as an RBT is a rewarding and ever changing career that is far from dull and boring. One thing for certain: this job is incredibly rewarding. This blog by RBT Maren Clark describes what a day in the life of an RBT looks like.
Interested in joining our team? Visit our careers page to check out our open positions around the country.