2018 Pacific Northwest Behavior, LLC

Behavior Technician (Part-Time)

Position Summary

The behavior technician is a critical member of an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment team. This individual is responsible for delivering one-on-one ABA therapy with treatment fidelity and ethics. The behavior technician works under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties include, but certainly are not limited to the following:

  • Arrive to all scheduled sessions on-time, providing at least 12 hour cancellation notice to their clients and supervisors if able.

  • Arrive to each session prepared for each individual’s session

  • Keep accurate data on all goals in treatment, using that data to create graphs illustrating progress

  • Generate objective daily session notes

  • Establishes & maintains therapeutic relationship by pairing self as a reinforcing entity and building the value for the client of social interaction with the BT

  • Prompts safe and socially acceptable replacement behaviors in order to build a repertoire of communication, social interaction, and problem solving skills

  • Fades prompts appropriately to promote both successful and independent responding

  • Increases the frequency or duration of safe and appropriate replacement behaviors by providing access to reinforcers (desired items/actions, attention, or removal of demands/aversive situations)

  • Accurately collects behavior data including: A-B-C, count, frequency, duration, latency, inter-response time, event, and interval based recording

  • Follows the treatment plan goals and interventions utilizing sound judgment and seeks out appropriate consultation

  • Collaborates with family and treatment team members to provide treatment effectively and without disruption to the environment or other individuals in the environment

  • Educate parents on reinforcement and early intervention information

  • Educates all those involved about the role of ABA based interventions and the BT, and functions within boundaries of the BT role in providing treatment

  • Reassessment as appropriate

 

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

In order to excel in this position, a behavior technicians must:

  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Be a culture champion!

  • Be detail oriented, especially when it comes to data collection and writing notes

  • Demonstrate effective organization skills

  • Have a history of taking the appropriate initiative with their work

  • Have a High School Diploma (college degree preferred)

  • Have a CBT or RBT credential (preferred) or,

  • Have, or be able to obtain and maintain, a Certified Behavior Technician (CBT) and/or Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credential

    • Complete a 40 hour training course

    • Complete a competency assessment

    • Pass a background check

    • Complete a RBT exam

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle

 

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. The use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of force greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

 

Note

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.