BEHAVIOR TECHNICIAN (TEMPORARY)
|Req #: ||139915 |
|Department: ||FADE AUTISM CENTER |
|Job Location: || UW Tacoma |
|Posting Date: ||01/05/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Closes On 03/03/2017 |
|Salary: ||$16.18 - $21.50/Hour |
|Union Position: ||Yes |
| || This classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit Union Information |
|Shift: ||1st Shift (Days) |
|Notes: || This is a RE-POSTING. Candidates who recently applied do not need to re-apply and are still in consideration. |
This is a TEMPORARY, PART-TIME position. It begins Upon Hire and is expected to run through January of 2018.
| The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. |
The UW Autism Center (UWAC) is a nonprofit organization devoted to supporting families affected by autism spectrum disorders through exceptional clinical services, innovative scientific research and high-quality training. UWAC is part of the Center on Human Development and Disability at the University of Washington and incorporates faculty and staff from the UW School of Medicine, College of Arts & Sciences, and College of Education.
The UWAC Tacoma clinic currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary, Part-Time Behavior Technician. This individual will work amongst a team of professionals, including licensed psychologists, speech-language pathologists, early intervention providers, medical professionals, faculty, graduate students, and pre- and post-doctoral fellows. This position will provide clinical services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders, providing/implementing direct interventions to children with ASD using principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
The position will support the Autism Center-wide policies and procedures and workload standards. The position has additional complexities involving the ability to handle complex and sensitive situations regarding clinic patients.
General Job Duties/Description
- To provide direct intervention to children with ASD in their homes as well as
in clinic, community, and school settings.
- To develop individualized materials used in therapy .
- To assist families in organizing therapy space and materials in their home.
- To accurately manage client's records and data collection.
Specific Tasks Description
- Work 1:1 with children age 12 months through high school and possibly adults.
- Implement intervention protocols developed by Board Certified Behavior Analyst
(BCBA) to increase skills/reduce problem behaviors.
- Provide responsible, positive, sensitive supervision and care, including
physical care and during therapy.
- Apply ABA principles in therapy; tailor procedures to fit individual
- Work under close supervision of doctoral and masters level clinical staff.
- Travel to children's homes daily (within 30 miles of UW or your home).
- Attend weekly meetings with other clinical staff.
- Create and produce picture cards, books, etc. as needed for the therapy
- Create and produce motivation charts, token boards, PECS icons, visual
schedules, play materials, etc.
ORGANIZING THERAPY SPACE
- Maintain home and clinic therapy spaces in an organized, clean, and child
MANAGING RECORDS AND DATA COLLECTION
- Organize and maintain computer and paper records of therapy including
collecting and accurately recording data in each therapy session.
| Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND two years of appropriate experience. |
Excellent organizational skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, personal flexibility, the ability to interact with parents, children, and professionals, and experience working with toddler/preschool/elementary/high school aged children.
Ability and willingness to interact with children in a spontaneous and creative way.
This position involves physical care which may require moving children between the ages of 12-48 months.
| Bachelor's degree in related field (psychology, education, human/child development) opportunities for advanced training and supervision toward attaining board certification as a behavior analyst. |
Training and experience in: early intensive behavioral intervention (ABA) for children with autism, early intervention for toddlers, developmental psychology, behavior analysis, special education, or related fields.
Experience working directly with children and families with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
|CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:|
| Valid Washington driver's license, access to transportation and ability to travel to client homes in a timely manner (reliable transportation is essential). |
This position is subject to criminal background investigation, annual TB testing and proof of auto insurance.
*Employees will receive 40 hours of training according to the BACB Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Task List and an additional 20 hours of training pertaining to other clinical competencies. After training is complete, employees will be expected to pass a competency assessment and sit for the RBT exam.
More information on RBT requirements can be found at the BACB website: http://bacb.com/rbt-requirements/
Employees must commit to work between 10 and 20 hours per week.
Afternoon and evening availability (between 2 and 7PM) required.
Willingness to travel within 30 mile radius of home/UW.
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A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.