New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning not-for-profit agency in Midtown Manhattan, with a satellite Bronx office, dedicated to serving children and families with medical complexity, chronic health conditions, significant disabilities and behavioral challenges. To assist in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a Behavior Technician (ABA Therapist) to join its Peter Haje Center for Autism.
The Behavior Technician will report to the Associate Director of The Peter Haje Center for Autism and work out of the new state of the art Comprehensive Healthcare Center (CHC) located at New Alternatives for Children, Inc. NAC’s on-site CHC includes Article 31 and Article 28 clinics and delivers a range of integrated interdisciplinary medical and mental health services. The hallmark of the agency is assuring quality professional and strength-based services to children and families involved in the child welfare system.
Title of Position: Behavior Technician (ABA Therapist)
Position Type: Per-Diem (Center-based: after school hours/weekends/holidays)
Pay Range: Based on Experience
Location: 37 West 26th Street 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010
Department/Program: The Peter Haje Center for Autism at New Alternatives for Children is one of many programs within NAC’s Mental Health Clinic, as part of the Comprehensive Healthcare Clinic. NAC’s Mental Health Clinic provides a full range of psychiatric and psychological services, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy. NAC provides ABA therapy as part of its Family Centered Treatment approach. Parents and caregivers are critical contributors to treatment, and valued members of each ABA treatment team.
Description of Responsibilities:
•Deliver ABA therapy to clients who have autism, including but not limited to the use of, Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT), Natural Environment Teaching (NET), Reinforcement Systems, Extinction Procedures, Verbal Behavior, Task Analysis, Behavior Reduction, Adaptive Daily Living Skills Training, Vocational Skills Training and Social Skills Training
•Understand and explain basic ABA principles
•Collect and graph ABA program and behavioral data per session
•Take daily descriptive log notes of each session
•Maintain client records and program data
•Communicate professionally with caregivers and relevant NAC staff
•Communicate consistently with Supervising BCBA/LBA
•Must be available for afternoon/evening hours on a consistent basis
Required Education and Experience:
•Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Social Work or related field.
•Requires a minimum of 6 months experience implementing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy.
•Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) preferred.
For information on New Alternatives for Children, Inc., including more information on employee benefits and our agency culture, visit our website at www.nackidscan.org
New Alternatives for Children, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity, entity and inclusion.