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If you’re an applied behavior analysis (ABA) major in college or have a child with autism, you might have come across the term “RBT.” Some may be unfamiliar with this term, so let’s answer the basic questions:

  • What’s RBT an acronym for? 

    RBT stands for Registered Behavior Technician.
  • What is an RBT?

    RBTs are members of a clinical team who help children with autism. They work directly with children to implement autism treatment plans, which practice skills and work towards a child’s individual goals.

How to Become an RBT 

Training: Becoming an RBT requires specific training and certification. A comprehensive RBT training program covers topics such as:

  • The principles of behavior

  • Data collection

  • Ethical considerations

  • Practical skills for working with kids

  • ABA techniques and strategies 

After applying for an RBT role at Helping Hands Family, you are paid for your  RBT training in Philadelphia or any of our other clinic locations. Our training includes:

  • 2-week long educational program

  • Clinical observation opportunity

  • RBT exam cost reimbursement 

RBT Exam: After completing your RBT training, you need to take and pass a certification exam. The RBT exam is typically a computer-based test with 75 multiple choice questions. 

What Does An RBT Do? 

RBTs implement treatment and behavior intervention plans. Every day as an RBT is different. Some RBTs work in clinics delivering one-on-one therapy sessions personalized for each child. Other RBTs may work in schools, providing support to students in classroom settings. Some responsibilities include:

  • Implementing Treatment and Behavior Plans: RBTs work directly with clients to help improve their communication, socialization, and focus. They use reward-based reinforcement to teach new skills and promote positive behavior.

  • Data Collection & Analysis: RBTs play a vital role in data collection and analysis. They track progress, observe behavior trends, and adjust treatment plans based on a BCBA’s recommendation for each child’s evolving needs.
  • Advocating For Children with Autism: RBTs work closely with parents, teachers, and other caregivers to ensure continuity of care and advocate for every child. They provide training and support to families, empowering them to reinforce positive behaviors and promote skill development outside of sessions.

A Rewarding Career at Helping Hand’s Family!

Our RBTs at Helping Hands Family make a profound impact on the lives of children and their families. Their dedication, compassion, and expertise are essential components of our ABA therapy! If you’re looking for a rewarding career, check out our RBT jobs in NJ and other clinic locations!