ABA Therapy Assistant in Bellingham, WA at ResCare

Date Posted: 10/17/2018

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Job Description


Title: ABA Therapy Assistant

Job Category: Direct Care/Operations

Line of Business: HomeCare Services

About ResCare

Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a ABA Therapy Assistant.

About this Line of Business

Rehab Without Walls (RWW) NeuroSolutions started more than 30 years ago.  RWW originally designed a program helping brain injury, spinal cord injury, and stroke patients using real-life activities in their own environment. Today, RWW is still removing walls, breaking barriers and rebuilding lives. But RWW is also connecting the neuro-rehab continuum, providing expertise in the right place at the right time with outpatient and residential services in addition to groundbreaking home and community rehab.

RWW services start with the understanding of a patient’s health, lifestyle and goals. RWW then assembles a team of neuro-trained therapists who work across therapy disciplines to create a truly personalized program that blends scientifically backed rehab protocols with the patient’s real-life activities. It’s a combination that delivers better results during the recovery journey and into the future.

As a(n) ABA Therapy Assistant you will: 

  • Implements treatment plan objectives which include reducing client target behaviors, shaping functional communication skills, teaching adaptive living skills, enhancing learning readiness and functional play skills, and responding to challenging behaviors.
  • Teaches independent functioning and pro-social behavior to clients through means of evidence based teaching strategies.  
  • Observes and assists with activities of daily living, including eating, toileting, and daily hygiene.
  • Collects and graphs data on client target behaviors and target skills as deemed necessary by the BCBA. Inputs collected data into the client’s daily progress note.
  • Attends weekly professional development and clinical review meetings on an individual and group basis unless otherwise excused by supervisor. 
  • Maintains and submits documentation in the format and timelines required by the Company, facility, local, state and federal regulations.
  • Coordinates with the BCBA to review client’s progress when considering modification to technique when barriers and challenges occur that prohibit implementation of plan and as otherwise clinically indicated. 
  • Accepts feedback appropriately and complies with the program or clinical supervisor’s directions. 
  • Maintains appropriate professional demeanor. 
  • Serves as a Mandated Reporter of suspicion of neglect or abuse.  Notifies the appropriate State Protective Service (Child or Adult) as appropriate.
  • Maintains the highest standard of professional conduct in relation to information that is confidential in nature.  Shares information only when the recipient’s right to access is clearly established and the sharing of such information is clearly in the best interest of the person served.
  • Adheres to and participates in Company’s mandatory HIPAA privacy program/practices and Business Ethics and Compliance programs/practices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of High School Diploma or GED 
  • Demonstrates effective and professional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Candidates demonstrating reasonable understanding of the unique needs of cognitively impaired individuals are preferred.

Additional Information


ResCare offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, disability, life, and tuition reimbursement. All employees age 21 and older are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan.

ResCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ResCare does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.

, Bellingham, WA 98226 USA