The Behavior Technician is responsible for administering and implementing all applied behavior analysis (ABA) programs and services within the Hills & Dales Autism Services for clients with autism and autism spectrum disorders. The role requires collaborative working relationships with children, family/visitors, co-workers, physicians and their office staff, social services, dietary/nutrition, school system employees, vendors/volunteers, outside agencies, students and all necessary departments in the performance of operations & responsibilities.
knowledge, skills and abilities
- Provide a high level of customer responsiveness and serves as a role model to encourage a commitment to customer services.
- Must have good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to relate to people across all levels and diverse backgrounds; ability to handle interactions with discretion, tact and courtesy.
- Must have ability to give clear instructions to individuals and groups ranging from toddler to adult.
- Must possess the skills necessary to provide direct patient care specific to each age group in accordance with program protocol.
- Must have ability to plan day-to-day activities and work independently.
- Must be able to put clients at ease and make them comfortable.
- Must possess strong interpersonal skills and demonstrate the ability to effectively work with other Hills & Dales employees and guests.
- Must be able to function as a Behavior Technician in all commonly practiced aspects of patient assessment and intervention appropriate for the assigned age group.
- Ability to successfully pass and maintain MANDT certification &/or other agency approved behavior support certifications.
- Must be able to treat behavioral challenges and address interventions based on educational recommendations and priorities for learning.
- Maintains an excellent working relationship within the department, with Hills & Dales internal customers and with community partners.
- Must be able to interact with community partners as needed.
- Must demonstrate the ability to interact with others in a helpful and courteous manner.
- May be required to increase/decrease work schedule and/or vary hours depending on the needs of the department.
- Demonstrates and promotes customer satisfaction.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA & agency confidentiality procedures.
- Ability to use computer systems to include keyboarding and data entry; learn and understand applications such as but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, the internet, on-line training software, program specific applications, for agency purposes.
- Thorough understanding of general safety requirements for industry.
- Ability to implement and monitor the client care practices such that performance indicators meet federal and state regulations, the quality & CARF standards established by the Organization.
- Ability to independently handle crisis situations.
- Demonstration of acceptable levels of attendance, punctuality, and work ethic such that the job performance meets or exceeds expectations.
- In all cases of physical requirements, appropriate reasonable accommodations will be considered whenever possible to allow position incumbent to accomplish essential functions in an alternative manner:
- Ability to lift 50 pounds is required. Ability to maintain balance. Position requires frequent to constant stooping, walking, kneeling, bending, crouching, grasping & reaching; occasionally may need to run, lift, carry & climb as well as pushing, pulling & sitting; with some standing & crawling.
- Ability to physically respond to client elopements, block and redirect acts of aggression by clients.
- Ability to read, hear, & speak, along with the ability to smell.
- Ability to see to include field of vision, depth perception, clarity up close and far, along with being able to identify & distinguish colors.
- Ability to use computer systems to include, keyboarding & data entry.
- Ability to drive to different client sites and Hills & Dales sites.
EDUCATION, Experience, Licensure, certification and TRAINING required
- Free from a conviction or prior employment history of child or resident abuse or dependent adult abuse.
- Behavior Technician must have a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology or another Health related field.
- Become a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) within one year of hire by passing the certification exam offered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).
- A minimum of three months experience resulting in an established clinical background in the treatment of children with Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Knowledgeable in area of school curriculum, especially Strategies for Teaching Based on Autism Research (STAR).
- Must have a general working knowledge of computers and department specific software.
- Experience with services and resources available within the community for families and children, strongly preferred.
- Valid driver’s license.
All positions at Hills & Dales require the ability to pass an extensive background check including checks of the Dependent Adult and Child abuse registries, Sex Offender registry and a criminal history check.
Full-time positions receive benefits including health, dental, life and disability insurance, paid vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and 401(k). Part-time positions receive paid vacation, sick time and paid holidays.
Hills & Dales is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Fill out an online application or send resume and cover letter to email@example.com.