Registered Behavior Technician

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7254718 (Ref:ccf20553662)

Posted: June 12, 2024

Job Description

Join the Cleveland Clinic team, where you will work alongside passionate caregivers and provide patient-first healthcare. Cleveland Clinic is recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation. At Cleveland Clinic, you will work alongside passionate and dedicated caregivers, receive endless support and appreciation, and build a rewarding career with one of the most respected healthcare organizations in the world. 


Behavior Technicians focus on delivering exceptional and compassionate care to our patients and their families. You will work under supervision of the Behavior Analyst to provide care to multiple patients with autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities. Your primary duties will include but are not limited to: 

  • Gathering and implementing approved treatment plans using applied behavior analysis. 

  • Applying reinforcement procedures effectively. 

  • Documenting and assisting with conducting functional behavior assessments. 

  • Communicating with parents regarding progress, troubleshooting, strategies for at home, and more.  

  • Participating in required supervision with Outpatient Behavior Analyst. 


The ideal caregiver is someone who: 

  • Is dedicated to providing empathetic and compassionate patient-centered care.  

  • Is flexible and enjoys working with young children.  

  • Has effective communication skills and is open to feedback. 

  • Currently has an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Child Life, Child Development, Psychology, Social Work, Education, or another closely related field  


We provide a supportive environment and value our team members. We offer many opportunities for growth and advancement, as well as excellent benefits. 


At Cleveland Clinic, we know what matters most. That's why we treat our caregivers as if they are our own family, and we are always creating ways to be there for you. Here, you'll find that we offer: resources to learn and grow, a fulfilling career for everyone, and comprehensive benefits that invest in your health, your physical and mental well-being and your future. When you join Cleveland Clinic, you'll be part of a supportive caregiver family that will be united in shared values and purpose to fulfill our promise of being the best place to receive care and the best place to work in healthcare. 


  • Acquire baseline data and implement approved treatment plan using applied behavior analysis neutrally and consistently; fluently implement discrete trial teaching procedures across a variety of patients and functioning levels; follow the prompting hierarchy; apply reinforcement procedures effectively, utilize SDs that are clear, concise and consistent; utilize prompt fading, shaping, and chaining procedures.
  • Assist Outpatient Behavior Analyst in conducting functional behavior assessments to include conducting a record review and Functional Assessment Interview, define behavior and choose appropriate method of data collection, summarize environment, setting events, and medical information.
  • Communicate effectively with parents regarding progress, troubleshoot, generalization strategies for home, and other elements of parent training as designated by Outpatient Behavior Analyst.
  • Participate in required supervision with Outpatient Behavior Analyst.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Associate’s degree required; can be offset by 6 month’s ABA experience.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.


  • Must complete 40-hour coursework for Registered Behavior Technician Certification (RBT) prior to start date. 
  • RBT competency assessment and exam must be complete within 30 days of hire.
  • A BCBA or BCaBA certification may substitute for the requirement of obtaining or having an active RBT Certification

Complexity of Work:

  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate actions in volatile situations.
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work and build rapport with parents of diverse backgrounds.
  • Computer efficiency is a must.

Work Experience:

  • 6 months of experience working with children with autism utilizing applied behavior analysis preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires full range of body motion, including handling and lifting students, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.
  • Physically able to manage patients of varying weight and sizes.
  • Requires normal or corrected vision and hearing.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Salaries [which may be] shown on independent job search websites reflect various market averages and do not represent information obtained directly from The Cleveland Clinic. Because we value each individual candidate, we invite and encourage each candidate to discuss salary/hourly specifics during the application and hiring process.

By embracing and understanding the diversity EVERY ONE brings, Cleveland Clinic has created an inclusive culture that promotes innovation, growth, and new ideas. This has enhanced our ability to attract the best global talent to provide the best patient experience possible. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.

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Job posting number:#7254718 (Ref:ccf20553662)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
United States
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