Reports To: Behavior Services Supervisor

Status: Substitute
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt / Hourly

The Behavior Technician implements treatment plans and provides direct line therapy for children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorder.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
 Provide direct line therapy to clients following all of the guidelines set forth in the treatment plan.
 Work 1:1 or in small groups to work on individualized skill acquisition objectives.
 Manages 2-3 client cases which include: summarizing data, maintaining a program book and materials, participating in treatment planning sessions, and maintaining a good rapport with parents of clients through weekly parent contacts.
 Appropriately manages challenging behaviors among clients using training and behavior plan provided.

Job Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 Ability to work with children and teenagers of various developmental levels
 Ability to be trained in and comply with Applied Behavior Analysis intervention methods
 Following initial staff training (within 90 days), perform New Hire Competencies with 90% accuracy.
 Excellent organizational and communication skills
 Ability work collaboratively with parents and team members
 Professional presentation of self and company
 Cultural competence
 Valid Michigan Driver’s License, appropriate insurance, and use of own vehicle

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
 Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or other related field preferred.

Working Condition
 Hours will vary.
 Flexible Schedule and office space.
 Job requires willingness to work in families’ homes and in the office.
 Majority of time spent with client and can include toilet training, feeding, and teaching other daily living skills.

Physical Requirements
 Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds frequently and lift up to 50 pounds infrequently
 Must be able to react and move quickly to respond to impulsive movement of clients (children and teenagers with autism)
 Must be able to walk and stand approximately 75% of the work day
 Must be able to bend, kneel, squat, crawl, pivot, and sit on floor throughout the work day
 Must be able to run or quickly move short distances (up to100 feet) to catch or block clients (children and teenagers with autism)
 Must be able to use physical management techniques, including single or two person restraints, to help manage behavior of clients (children and teenagers with autism)

This description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of a person so classified. The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies and perform other duties as assigned for the good of the consumers, the program, the department and the agency.

Skills and Experiences

 Ability to work with children and teenagers of various developmental levels
 Ability to be trained in and comply with Applied Behavior Analysis intervention methods
 Following initial staff training (within 90 days), perform New Hire Competencies with 90% accuracy.
 Excellent organizational and communication skills
 Ability work collaboratively with parents and team members
 Professional presentation of self and company
 Cultural competence
 Valid Michigan Driver’s License, appropriate insurance, and use of own vehicle

Contact: Rhia Jeffs |Program Coordinator Rhiannon_Jeffs@JudsonCenter.Org