Job Description A Behavior Technician is to work one on one with a child with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in the client’s home, in the company’s center location, and/or in a community setting. Behavior Technician’s implement applied behavior analysis based upon the treatment planning and feedback provided from the supervising BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst).
Behavior Technician’s record data on a child’s maladaptive behaviors and skill acquisition target goals. Technicians also implement behavior and treatment plans as instructed by the BCBA. ABA Technician’s work one on one with the child. The supervising BCBA will not always be present but is available to contact when needed. The BCBA will provide face to face supervision at least once weekly and may also meet with the technician when the child client is not present from time to time, as well.
The Behavior Technician completes relevant trainings as directed by the BCBA.
The purpose of the services of a Behavior Technician is to reduce maladaptive behaviors and to increase skill acquisition and learning in a child with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.
SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES
• Implement behavior treatment plans as instructed by the BCBA. • Take data on selected targets in an accurate and timely manner. • Maintain a professional and respectful relationship with parents and family members of the client. • Complete daily session notes and communication logs as needed. • Follow the BACB code of ethics for RBT (Registered Behavior Technicians). • Abide by all company policies and procedures. • Modify one’s own behavior based upon efforts to provide the highest quality services possible as well as in response to feedback from BCBA or other qualified personnel from the company. • Attend staff meetings and other necessary appointments as instructed by supervisor. • Maintain reliable transportation to and from work including to and from a client’s home (if this is the primary work location) as well as in between locations if it is necessary to work in multiple locations in a day. • Be flexible in availability to work irregular hours including evenings and weekends OR inform the relevant person in the company of your limits in availability. Provide timely notice for cancelling client sessions or taking time off work. • Attend 95% or more of client sessions per month (unless there is just cause for higher absence rates). • Be available to provide services in the client’s home, in a center location, or in the community as the BCBA deems necessary. • Provide documentation in a timely and quality manner. • Maintain confidentiality standards according to law and company policy. • Perform other related duties as assigned by BCBA or other relevant party of the company.
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS Minimum of a High School Diploma Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education or Counseling preferred. Preferred training in: Physical management techniques, CPR/First Aid/AED, Applied Behavior Analysis although not required
WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS No work experience necessary. However, experience working with children and families is strongly preferred. It is highly preferred that work experience has been in the area of developmental disabilities or other disorders, specifically autism spectrum disorders, and/or in the area of education and treatment of children.
LICENSING REQUIREMENTS No licensing requirements are mandatory for employment. However, if an employee has a credential, it is highly recommended to maintain licensure in one’s field. Additionally, the company provides Registered Behavior Technician training and, if the employee so chooses, this can lead to RBT certification. It is recommended to maintain RBT certification.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION • Valid Michigan’s driver’s license • Satisfactory driving record • Maintain a satisfactory background check • Comply with the drug-free workplace policy • No history or current convictions of child abuse or neglect and is able to pass any clearance related to this area • Have access to a means of communication with supervisor (ex: phone, email) • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds (approximately the size of a middle-aged client) when necessary • Ability to utilize physical management techniques when necessary • Ability to communicate effectively regarding any concerns, questions, or problems as well as in regards to positive experiences and observations. • Maintain a patient, professional, and positive attitude toward clients, family of clients, coworkers, and other staff.
About Hope Family Resources We provide applied behavior analysis treatment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.