Registered Behavior Technician Program Administrator
Work type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois
Title: Registered Behavior Technician Program Administrator
Division Name: Academic Affairs
Department: Special Education
Campus Location: Normal, IL
The Autism Professional Learning and Universal Supports (A+) Project at Illinois State University assists the Illinois State Board of Education in addressing the significant behavioral needs of children and youth with Autism Spectrum (ASD) and related behavior and communication disorders. Through a comprehensive approach encompassing professional learning, technical assistance, coaching, and collaboration, A+ has worked closely with school teams to enhance their capacity to effectively support students with ASD. A+ partners with school entities to:
• Provide tiered- level of supports to address the specific needs of each school entity. This approach ensures that schools receive the appropriate level of support to improve services and outcomes for students with autism
• Promote proactive approaches while working with students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to reduce the use of time out and restraint in Illinois schools
• Build local capacity to increase program quality and enhance the fidelity of implementation of evidence-based practices for children and youth with ASD
• Increase the percentage of students (that qualify for services under the eligibility of autism) who are educated in the general education classroom
• Increase meaningful involvement of families in their children’s education
As the number of children and adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder continues to increase, so does the need for specially trained and credentialed professionals in the area of applied behavior analysis. To address this critical training gap and empower staff working with students with intensive behavioral needs, the A+ team will offer a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) training program. School staff will develop a deeper understanding of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and the tasks likely to be performed by RBTs within a classroom and school environment. This training provides staff with confidence in the implementation of evidenced-based strategies and practices that have been proven to be effective, quality interventions and behavior services, skill acquisition plans and behavior reduction plans to make a positive impact on students with the highest behavioral needs.
The Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is a nationally recognized paraprofessional certification in behavior analysis and is based on the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s (BACB) RBT 2nd Edition Task List and RBT Ethics Code 2.0 and it meets the BACB's requirements for a minimum of 40 hours of training. The program is offered independent of the BACB. The A+ team has established a dedicated position to oversee the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Training and Platform.
The RBT Training Program Administrator will collaborate with a team of professionals to update, refine, and align content to the RBT 2nd Edition Task List and RBT Ethics Code 2.0. This role will be responsible for managing all aspects of the 40-hour training, including user registration, overseeing completion requirements, maintaining comprehensive training records, and ensuring adherence to the quality standards set by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). The appointed individual will also provide ongoing support and personalized virtual coaching to participants enrolled in the RBT program, ensuring their continued growth and success.
The RBT Training Program Administrator plays a critical role in ensuring the successful training and development of professionals involved in applied behavior analysis and works to support the needs of educators to reduce reactive practices in schools such as time out and restraint.
We are looking for a person who is:
• Passionate about ABA and coaching behavior analytic and evidence-based practices to educators
• Committed to excellence in all work—working nonstandard hours when necessary, performing creative problem-solving, and communicating effectively and with diplomacy
• Willing to travel as needed
• Self-aware, with a learning growth mindset
• Aligned with organizational values including a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)
We are looking for a person who can:
• Work collaboratively with education staff, caregivers/parents, administrators, and students
• Deliver high quality professional learning to small and large groups, both in person and virtually
• Use technological equipment, software, and assistive devices (i.e., Microsoft Office, Zoom)
• Develop and maintain positive relationships with educators
• Communicate well with people at all levels of an organization (i.e., listening to understand, explaining ideas simply, having the ability to give and receive feedback)
• Keep current on research-based knowledge of ABA, ASD, and effective instructional strategies
This position is located at Illinois State University with remote work options.
Illinois State University is authorized to do business within the State of Illinois. All work under this appointment is required to be performed from within the State of Illinois. Illinois State University does not authorize out-of-state work.
This is a non-continuous, grant funded position. The initial appointment will end on June 30, 2024, the end of the current grant year. Appointment renewal for the following grant year will be based upon available grant funding and performance.
Salary Rate / Pay Rate
$6,250 - $7,100 / month combined with an excellent benefits package
1. Master’s degree in special education, psychology, behavior analysis, or a closely related field.
2. BCBA® (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) certification and in good standing with the BACB (Behavior Analyst Certification Board).
3. Minimum 7 years of classroom experience teaching students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) using behavior analytic principles.
4. Highly skilled in developing and delivering professional learning and providing high quality coaching to school teams targeting behavior analytic principles.
5. Extensive knowledge of autism spectrum disorder, advanced level training in Applied Behavior Analysis and evidence-based practices for learners with ASD.
6. Experience with a variety of assessment tools, including but not limited to VB-MAPP, EFL, Vineland, PEAK, ABLLS, AFLS.
7. Demonstrated compassion, empathy, and patience for learners with ASD and their families
8. Excellent interpersonal, presentation, teamwork, written, and oral communication skills
9. Effective observation, consultation, and data collection skills
10. Valid driver’s license and ability to travel (mostly day and some overnight).
11. Demonstrated experience working with a diverse staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at Illinois State University.
Typically 8-4:30. Some prolonged or irregular hours. Travel (Day travel, some overnight). Minimal weekend work.
Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Remain at a workstation for extended periods
2. Move about in various locations on and off campus as needed to complete day-to-day work
3. Effectively communicate on a daily basis
Proposed Starting Date
ASAP, November 1, 2023
Required Applicant Documents
Resume / C.V.
Reference List - (specifically, the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references)
Please Note: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"
Special Instructions for Applicants
Initial application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, email, or mail will not be accepted.
Please prepare in advance separate documents representing a cover letter, reference list (specifically, the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references), and resume/C.V. to attach to this application.
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Important Information for Applicants
This position is subject to a criminal background investigation and if applicable, an employment history review, based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation and/or an employment history review. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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