Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
The Behavior Technician (BT) works as part of the day treatment team at the Cole Academy providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to children with the diagnosis of autism. Goals for clients will be determined by the supervising Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Behavior Technicians will be responsible for implementing techniques for clients to meet these goals.
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Hourly
The following defines the primary job responsibilities of the Behavior Technician.
· Energetic individual who enjoys working with children with special needs.
· Implement individualized ABA programs such as acquisition plans and behavior support plans with a high level of energy and enthusiasm through the treatment day (up to 7 hours). These plans will be implemented during one-on-one training with some small group training.
· Willing to work with children up to 9 years old who display aggressive, non-compliant, and/or self injurious behavior and willing to implement behavior support plans targeting behavior reduction.
· Teach skills for acquisition plans such as self-help skills, toileting training, communication skills, and social skills.
· Assist with necessary assessments such as preference assessments and functional analyses as directed and supervised by the BCBA.
· Collect and summarize data as specified by the individualized treatment plan.
· Ability to accept feedback while receiving daily coaching, clinical supervision, and employment supervision from a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) through in person observation and via the camera monitoring system.
· Maintains a safe and clean environment for the children.
· Adheres to ethical guidelines and HIPAA.
· Courteous to families and other professionals.
· Ability to communicate clearly and professionally.
· Demonstrates excellent attendance.
· Applicants must have a high school diploma with some college courses completed; bachelor’s degree preferred.
· At least 6 months experience working with children; experience working with children with disabilities and/or autism is preferred.
· Must enjoy working with children and a desire to help children with special needs.
· Must be a quick learner and have reliable transportation.
· Mobility to work with young clients including: kneeling, stooping, pushing, straight pulling, pulling hand over hand, repeated bending, reaching above shoulder, walking and standing for extended periods of time, sitting in small chairs, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, grasping small items with both hands, and carrying and lifting up to 45 lbs.
· Abilities to safely monitor the children including: running, quick reflexes, depth perception, ability to see and hear, and ability to maintain a high level of energy.
· Must be able to follow written procedures and verbal directives.
Additional Requirements for Employment
· Will need CPR Certification
The work environment and characteristics are described below:
· Exposure to high decibel of noise from children screaming, crying, and/or yelling.
· Exposure to infectious diseases, blood, and bodily fluids.
· Exposure to clients who may engage in aggressive behavior including but not limited to: biting, hitting, kicking, pushing, and punching.