Registered Behavior Therapist (RBT) and ABA Therapist Positions
Does this sound like a career that is meant for you? As an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapist or Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) with FAC you will serve as a critical member of the FAC family. You’ll collaborate with others in your center along with leading experts in the behavior industry to form best practices and to innovate with the latest data-based findings. It is an opportunity to provide one-on-one ABA therapy to children and be responsible for implementing skill-acquisition and behavior-reduction plans, all while taking careful notes to track progress and truly utilize the data to journey forward with that individual child, wherever the journey may take you. At FAC, we say Start here. Go anywhere, because each journey is unique and we are with our kids every step of the way.
Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) provide support and direction for the children you work with as well as supporting you! We work with the best of the best and you will have limitless opportunities for growth and expansion within FAC, access to research, continuing education, peer mentors, and so much more.
Start Your Career as an RBT or ABA Therapist
How many jobs can truly say that every day they are changing the lives of the children they encounter? At FAC, you’ll use the skills you’ve acquired through extensive training to make a positive impact, teach daily living skills, and truly better the lives of all the children and families at FAC.
FAC is the place where collaboration brings progress!
The University of Florida Behavior Analysis Research Clinic (BARC) with Timothy Vollmer, PhD BCBA-D, BARC Clinical & Research Director, Kerri Peters, PhD., BCBA-D, Intensive Feeding specialist Vivian Ibanez, PhD., BCBA-D and FAC have established a collaboration that allows UF to provide clinical and research expertise as well as professional training and high-quality peer review for FAC staff to ensure on-going best practices happen at all FAC locations.
FAC provides treatment based on the basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, and has a specific focus on early intensive behavioral intervention, verbal behavior (language) training, and social skills training. We specialize in Early Intervention and offer focused treatment, comprehensive treatment, discrete trial instruction and natural environment teaching in individualized plans for each child. Focused treatment services are short-term services designed to focus on improving specific skill areas (e.g., social skills, self-care, and daily living skills) and reducing maladaptive behaviors. Children typically receive less than 25 hours of services per week.
Comprehensive treatment services are long-term services designed to teach children new skills (e.g., communication, self-help skills, and daily living skills) and minimize or eliminate maladaptive behaviors. Communication is one of the most important skills for children to acquire. Comprehensive services will strongly emphasize programs to increase functional language and appropriate social skills and children typically receive 25 or more hours of services per week.
All sessions are customized to each child’s individual needs.
Discrete trial instruction is a highly structured method of teaching that is individualized and broken down into small learning units to enhance a child’s learning. Natural environment teaching is the teaching of skills in the natural environment. Skills are taught by following the child’s lead, capturing a moment when the child is motivated, and teaching a new skill. For example, a child is playing with different colored shapes and the teacher teaches the child to identify the color of the shape he/she is holding.
ABA therapy at FAC is completely individualized. There are no cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all, plans because each program is written to meet the individual needs of each child. A BCBA will design and oversee the program that involves the child’s skills, needs, deficits, interests, as well as family preferences. These are all used to determine treatment goals for the individual in different skill areas – everything from daily living skills to communication and language. Goals are adjusted as the child progresses and the BCBA will meet regularly with the family for parent training that will help them apply what is being done successfully in the center to the home environment. We take this journey with our FAC families and recognize their importance at all times.
What is an RBT?
Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) are therapists that work one-on-one with our exceptional children to directly implement an ABA treatment plan designed and guided by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA). They help them acquire new skills and work toward the goals of building communication, social interactions, problem-solving and adaptive living skills. Each day will be different and there are no cookie-cutter plans at FAC, so there are always new challenges to face and new ideas to incorporate.
Becoming an RBT
Does the role of an RBT sound like something you want to take on, but you’re concerned you don’t have the right qualifications? If you have a passion for working with kids, a lot of patience and a related degree or experience, we’re looking for you to start with us as an ABA therapist! A background in psychology, pediatric healthcare, education or social work is especially applicable and provides similar skills and knowledge you’ll use here in the centers.
We provide complimentary on-the-job training for our ABA therapists to become licensed RBTs. This includes education around the building blocks of of behavior analysis and its strategies for intervention, along with data collection procedures and analysis. The 40-hour course, RBT® Competency Assessment and RBT® exam – which FAC pays for! – can all be completed in a matter of five weeks or less.
Don’t hold back and wonder, “what if?” Take the next step towards your career change and apply to better the lives of these amazing kids.
What I love about FAC is that in addition to being client and family-oriented, we are staff oriented; Your mentors not only focus on the success of the clients but also on the success of their staff members. From the moment I walked in the doors at FAC, every day has been a learning experience. I have never worked at a place where every staff member was so ambitious and encouraged to progress, help is always available, and growth is consistently achievable. As an employee at FAC, the work that we do is incredibly rewarding and not a day goes by that I am not excited to come in to work!
Olivia McNally, RBT
- 98% of employees (based on a 2018 employee engagement survey) recommend FAC as a great place to work and would recommend it to their friends and family.
- We have an employee suggestion program that provides financial compensation for any ideas successfully implemented within FAC.
- FAC is proud to offer free supervision, a mentor program for BCBA candidates, a three-tiered BCBA scholarship program that pays up to $15k in up-front tuition costs, in addition to our comprehensive benefits package with employer-paid short-term and long-term disability, health insurance plans, dental, vision, and a 401k plan with a 5% match.
- Comprehensive health, dental, and vision benefits
- Generous Paid Time Off
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Monday – Friday Work schedule
- Opportunity for free supervision towards Board Certification
We have continued to expand our footprint across the state of Florida and our mission is to continue bringing services to children with autism in their own communities. Our unwavering commitment to our clients has earned us the reputation of the leading provider of center-based ABA therapy services in the state of Florida. We are passionate about the work we do and truly value that families are entrusting us with their child and counting on us to meet their needs for growth and progression. FAC is truly dedicated to making sure that each child, employee, and family member reaches their maximum potential.