Should I Become an RBT ?
Descover an Exciting New Career
Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) help children with autism by implementing behavior plans specifically developed for each child. The RBT role offers both immediate job security and future growth potential!
- Role: Provide one-on-one care to children for teaching communication, practicing daily living skills, and encouraging positive behaviors through play-based therapy.
- Pay Range: $18 to $22 an hour.
- Job Responsibilities: Through play-based therapy tactics, an RBT drives a car plan, observes a child’s response, and takes notes on a child’s goal progression.
Requirements, Experience, and Training
HHF Offers Paid RBT Training
The training program includes 4 weeks of training, shadowing, supervision, and the required 40-hour online training course. We pay you to learn!
RBT Exam Cost Reimbursed
After training, you take the standard required RBT exam. After you pass the exam, HHF reimburses you for the exam cost!
Other RBT Requirements
The Benefits of Being an RBT
An RBT role is a stepping stone to various careers in the psychology, education, and behavior therapy fields. Many RBTs become Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), which offers greater career opportunities and earning potential. At Helping Hands Family, our RBTs have also moved into intake, training, finance, and quality assurance roles.
High Demand & Job Security
1 in 36 children are diagnosed with autism, which makes the demand for RBTs consistently high. Intensive therapies like Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) involve 1-on-1 sessions that may last over 5 hours, so RBTs enjoy job security with this demand.
The average salary for a new Registered Behavior Technician is $44,000 per year. This is above the average entry level salary of $30,000. While the average salary can vary depending on location and experience, the initial compensation is above average with opportunity to increase through career growth.
Working as an RBT can be personally fulfilling. In each session, you see a child’s daily progress and growth. Helping kids achieve their goals and develop new skills makes a positive and lasting impact on their lives and the lives of their families!
Working as an RBT allows you to develop valuable skills such as behavior management, data collection, communication, and collaboration, which are transferable to other professions , resume enhancers, and important to your professional development.
Fun Work Environment
Imagine your workday being centered around playing with children! For RBTs at Helping Hands Family, that is a reality. ABA Therapy is a play-based approach to treating autism, so many of the sessions involve games, play-time, and activities that help children develop social, cognitive, and motor skills.
Quotes from the Helping Hands Family RBTs
“I love working at HHF because every day is a new adventure! I have a supportive, amazing environment that I work in every day. I get to celebrate every success with my entire team.”
RBT, Lehigh Valley
“There is so much potential for growth here at HHF. Since starting, every person has wanted to see me succeed in my field and grow in my position. … There are also opportunities for furthering your education with HHF, which can help you become a BCBA and more!”
RBT, Toms River
“My favorite part is knowing that I’m making a difference in the kids’ lives. I love hearing the feedback from their parents about how the child is starting to communicate at home or establishing enough social skills to make a new friend. It’s exciting and rewarding to be in this field!”
Why Choose HHF
At Helping Hands Family, we provide a healthy work environment and put our employees in the best situations to serve the children in our clinics. Below are reasons to choose HHF for your career growth!
- HHF is “Great Place to Work-Certified” with 94% of our employees being made to feel welcome.
- HHF pays RBTs to obtain their certifications. Our RBT education offers thorough training, invaluable observation, and clinical mentoring. This program has generated 95% average pass rate on the RBT Exam!
- HHF offers upward mobility through education and promotions. Registered Behavior Technicians have been promoted to roles across the company, including BCBAs, Care Coordinators, and Billing Specialists.
- The company growth in the last year is unprecedented with a 110% increase in employee count!
RBT Opportunities in Multiple Locations
We have expanded our footprint to five states: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut, and New York. We have multiple locations in each state. Some locations offer clinic-based, in-home, and in-community services, while other locations only offer in-home and in-community options. We will be opening a clinic in all locations eventually!
MAKE AN IMPACT BY BECOMING AN RBT!
RBTs receive paid training and support throughout the education process!