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Autism/ABA Services Positions

Behavior Technician

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

  1. Provide a high level of customer responsiveness and serves as a role model to encourage a commitment to customer services.
  2. 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.
  3. Must have ability to give clear instructions to individuals and groups ranging from toddler to adult.
  4. Must possess the skills necessary to provide direct patient care specific to each age group in accordance with program protocol.
  5. Must have ability to plan day-to-day activities and work independently.
  6. Must be able to put clients at ease and make them comfortable.
  7. Must possess strong interpersonal skills and demonstrate the ability to effectively work with other Hills & Dales employees and guests.
  8. 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.
  9. Ability to successfully pass and maintain MANDT certification &/or other agency approved behavior support certifications.
  10. Must be able to treat behavioral challenges and address interventions based on educational recommendations and priorities for learning.
  11. Maintains an excellent working relationship within the department, with Hills & Dales internal customers and with community partners.
  12. Must be able to interact with community partners as needed.
  13. Must demonstrate the ability to interact with others in a helpful and courteous manner.
  14. May be required to increase/decrease work schedule and/or vary hours depending on the needs of the department.
  15. Demonstrates and promotes customer satisfaction.
  16. Ability to maintain confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA & agency confidentiality procedures.
  17. 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.
  18. Thorough understanding of general safety requirements for industry.
  19. 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.
  20. Ability to independently handle crisis situations.
  21. Demonstration of acceptable levels of attendance, punctuality, and work ethic such that the job performance meets or exceeds expectations.
  22. 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:
    1. 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.
    2. Ability to physically respond to client elopements, block and redirect acts of aggression by clients.
    3. Ability to read, hear, & speak, along with the ability to smell.
    4. Ability to see to include field of vision, depth perception, clarity up close and far, along with being able to identify & distinguish colors.
    5. Ability to use computer systems to include, keyboarding & data entry.
    6. Ability to drive to different client sites and Hills & Dales sites.

EDUCATION, Experience, Licensure, certification and TRAINING required

  1. Free from a conviction or prior employment history of child or resident abuse or dependent adult abuse.
  2. Behavior Technician must have a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology or another Health related field.
  3. Become a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) within one year of hire by passing the certification exam offered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).
  4. A minimum of three months experience resulting in an established clinical background in the treatment of children with Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  5. Knowledgeable in area of school curriculum, especially Strategies for Teaching Based on Autism Research (STAR).
  6. Must have a general working knowledge of computers and department specific software.
  7. Experience with services and resources available within the community for families and children, strongly preferred.
  8. Valid driver’s license.

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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 humanresources@hillsdales.org.