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ABA Therapist/Behavior Technician(RBT) Child Care Experience a Plus

Stride Autism Centers
4.5 out of 5
Des Moines, IA 50310
From $18 an hour - Full-time


Des Moines, IA 50310

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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance

Full job description

We are seeking ABA Therapists / Behavior Technicians for our centers around Des Moines, Iowa (Clive, Johnston & Urbandale)! You will work as a valued member of our team to provide individualized services in a 1:1 teaching format to children with autism. Stride provides training that covers everything necessary to start a career in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Stride also provides ongoing professional development to advance your career in the field of ABA. Therapists will work closely with our Lead BCBA to drive great outcomes for our young learners. They will have the opportunity to grow into more senior clinical roles as they gain experience.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the best possible support to children with autism and their families by attracting, developing and retaining world-class clinicians and therapists. Stride has an unwavering commitment to meaningful outcomes. Please visit to learn more about us!


  • Work 1:1 with children with autism under the direct supervision of a BCBA
  • Follow treatment plans developed by BCBAs that help increase the child's communication, self-help, social and play skills
  • Relay info on client progress to BCBAs to keep them informed
  • Assist BCBAs with assessments
  • Accurately record client progress using Stride's data collection system
  • Write and submit clinical notes summarizing client sessions
  • Toilet training and diaper changing as required
  • Voices issues/concerns to leadership as appropriate
  • Build positive relationships with families while maintaining professional boundaries
  • Abides by Stride's policies and procedures
  • Coordinate as needed with parents, teachers and other professionals on the child's team
  • Support team members and assist in non-clinical activities as needed
  • Positively contribute to the Stride culture
  • Maintain client confidentiality, ethics and professionalism at all times
  • Caring, compassionate and empathetic demeanor
  • Exudes a positive and constructive energy/attitude
  • Possess a strong work ethic
  • Communicates effectively with clients, parents, BCBAs and others
  • Passion to learn and grow individually and looks for improvement opportunities for Stride


  • Bachelor's degree or an active RBT Certification (Stride will assist you in obtaining this certification if hired)
  • Available Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
  • Reliable transportation to our center
  • Must be able to pass a clinical background check
  • Ability to move freely, quickly and frequently from sitting to standing and to lift up to 25 lbs
  • Working knowledge of computer usage
  • Successfully complete Stride's onboarding and training


  • Competitive wages
  • 100% reimbursement for your Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) course, application and exam for RBT certification
  • Mentorship from our lead clinical staff
  • Fieldwork supervision provided for future BCBAs -Over 20% of RBTs at Stride receive supervision
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • PTO-19 days!
  • Predictable 8am-4pm Mon-Fri schedule
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • Up to $10,000 of tuition towards a degree in behavior analysis

Stride's Program

Stride’s center-based ABA program for preschool learners (ages 2-6) utilizes both structured and natural teaching strategies. Our full-day programs allow for predictable and manageable scheduling that results in superior client outcomes and enhanced quality of life for therapists. Our clinical team provides training and supervision that prepares you, the therapist, to positively impact the lives of the children we serve and their families.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $18.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Medical specialties:

  • Pediatrics


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • No nights
  • No weekends

Application Question(s):

  • Were you referred to apply at Stride by a current Stride employee? If so, please list their name here.
  • Where did you hear about Stride?
  • If hired, are you willing to complete the self paced, online RBT training course prior to starting in person? Stride will cover the cost of the course and the exam fees.


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Applied behavior analysis: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Childcare: 1 year (Preferred)


  • RBT Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: One location