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ABA Therapy Careers Portland OregonBehavior Technician

Fulltime Position

Behavior Technician Job Description


At Climb Behavioral Solutions, our behavior technicians are professionals who have completed a minimum of a 40-hour intensive training in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), have successfully passed a competency assessment administered by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and received a license through the Oregon Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board.  All behavior technicians are continually supervised by an agency BCBA on a weekly basis and engage in behavior analytic professional development activities.  Behavior technicians are responsible for the direct implementation of skill-acquisition and behavior-reduction plans developed by the BCBA.  The behavior technician may also collect data and conduct certain types of assessments (e.g., preference assessments) under the supervision of a BCBA. The behavior technician is not responsible for the designing of interventions, conducting in-depth assessments, or developing skill acquisition or behavior reduction plans. It is the responsibility of the designated BCBA supervisor of the behavior technician to determine which tasks a behavior technician may perform as a function of his or her training, experience, and competence. The designated BCBA supervisor is ultimately responsible for the work performed by the behavior technician.

Reports to: Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA; Casey Marin-Shover, MA, BCBA, LBA)

Supervision Over: None.

Position Type: Behavior Technician

Availability: Full time/Part time AM/Part time PM

Minimum Qualifications:

Education, Training, and Experience:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess a high school diploma and/or in process of receiving a Bachelor’s Degree or possess a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, special education, or related field; or Master’s degree. Additional certification as a special education teacher, school social worker, or school psychologist in the state of Oregon is preferred, but not required.
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in working with children, adolescents, and/or adults with special needs.

Knowledge of:

  • Appropriate behavioral intervention strategies
  • Learning theories and instructional methods
  • Ethics, laws, and regulations of acceptable behavior interventions
  • Developmental processes of children, adolescents, and adults
  • Interpersonal skills needed to manage crisis situations
  • Technology and data collection
  • Correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Bilingual applicants strongly encouraged to apply

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Assess situations and make proper judgments
  • Understand behavioral situations and react accordingly in an ethical manner
  • Objectively analyze crisis situations
  • Respond quickly to emergency situations
  • Communicate effectively and make recommendations to various agency staff and outside professionals, groups, or individuals
  • Perform general clerical duties including maintain accurate client records and preparing clear and concise reports
  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written form with a diverse group of clients, parents/caregivers, school personnel, and other agency staff
  • Use a computer and behavioral software to prepare documents and maintain client records
  • Work independently and make decisions within the framework of established guidelines
  • Follow guidance from senior level staff to enhance own professional development
  • Work with a diverse team of professionals in a respectful manner
  • Maintain a clean and organized work space

Other Requirements:

  • Successful completion of fingerprinting, criminal history background check, and drug testing
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.
  • Ability to get up and down from a floor seated position easily.

Job Duties:

  • Provide direct behavioral services to clients in individual and group sessions
  • Run skill acquisition programs with clients using Applied Behavior Analysis and Verbal Behavior Analysis
  • Complete weekly program writing and maintain client’s program book
  • Work with Board Certified Behavior Analysts and/or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts to implement individualized treatment plans
  • Collect data and graph data as instructed using technological programs, such as Microsoft Excel or behavioral software (e.g., ABPathfinder)
  • Maintain respect and confidentiality for all clients
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; and participating in professional societies
  • Maintain and protect the well-being of all clients during treatment sessions and when emergency crisis situations arise
  • Other job duties as assigned by the case supervisor or other administrator

Additional Job Requirements:

  • Attend and successfully complete the following prior to beginning job (Failure to successfully complete these trainings can jeopardize the ability to be employed at the agency):
    • New staff orientation
    • As needed: (Crisis Intervention Training) program course offered by the agency and renew certification annually
    • First Aid/CPR/AED training and renew certifications as needed
    • Use of data collection and portfolio apps, such as Central Reach
    • A 40-hour training by our agency on Applied Behavior Analysis that is based upon the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s Registered Behavioral Technician Task List,  successfully complete the requirements for the Oregon Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board

Salary/Hourly Rate: Commensurate with experience.

Climb Behavioral Solutions is committed to racial and cultural diversity, across all aspects of our organization. This commitment guides our decisions in who we service as well as how to best support the individual needs of our clients and their families. This commitment also informs all employment decisions. As an equal opportunity employer, we prohibit all forms of discrimination and make all employment decisions on the basis of merit. As we grow, we strive to ensure recruitment and hiring of diverse candidates across race, color, gender, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other status.

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