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ABA Lead Behavior Technician

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Lead Behavior Technician is responsible for providing Behavior Technicians with the knowledge, skills and training that is necessary to provide a positive and supportive environment. The Lead Behavior Technician will work closely with the BCBA to conduct assessments and assist in program development. The Lead Behavior Technician will assist in staff and family training and support.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Responsible for implementing behavioral plans for each individual client under direction of a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA).

  • Actively participates in staff training programs designed to increase overall skills.

  • Use evidence-based practices designated by the supervising BCBA to support programming.

  • Responsible for keeping accurate documentation and data collection notes in a detailed, consistent, and timely manner.

  • Demonstrates flexibility in working with clients, consultants, staff, and families to implement client's treatment plans.

  • Assists learners, as needed, to acquire academic and/or appropriate life skills. This may include toilet training eating, and other self-help skills.

  • Demonstrate a high degree of skill in communication and positive interaction with all Ryther employees, prospective employees, external agencies/companies, and the community at large.

  • Assists in creating instructional materials.

  • Maintain case records in accordance with licensing, accreditation, and agency requirements.

  • Maintain all necessary credentials per agency and licensing requirements.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

 

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LEAD SPECIFIC AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Models and oversees implementation of behavior management and teaching strategies as outlined in Individualized Treatment Plans (ITP).

  • Models and maintains accurate and consistent data collection procedures.

  • Facilitate day-to-day operations of the team by ensuring that all necessary paperwork, materials, scheduling, and documentation are up to date.

  • Assists with staff and caregiver trainings and support.

  • Assists with in-take process, assessments, and the development of Individualized Treatment Plans (ITP).

  • Assists in the development and implementation of general classroom group activities.

ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Commitment to the Vision, Values and Mission of the agency.

  • Acceptance of a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, cultural, and spiritual practices.

  • At least 21 years of age

  • Accredited Bachelor’s Degree in behavioral sciences (preferred).

  • At least two years of experience working with children or adolescents with autism and/or developmental delays.

  • Certified Behavior Technician (CBT) Credential, or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA), preferred.

  • Valid Washington state driver's license.

  • Ability to maintain awareness of culturally relevant issues while interaction with clients, families, co-workers, and community members.

  • Ability to work within a strengths-based model

  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain customer and employee confidentiality.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Flexibility and ability to work a varied schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays if necessary. Includes availability to answer crisis phone calls from clients.

  • Computer word processing skills.

  • Ability to perform a range of physical motions including but not limited to:

    • lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.​

    • standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time;

    • kneeling, squatting, and stooping; and

    • Running for brief periods of time.

 

PAY:  $27 an hour

BENEFITS

Full and part-time employees at Ryther enjoy a variety of competitive benefits including: 

  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Coverage (We pay your medical deductible!)

  • Multiple Retirement Plan Options (403b tax deferred)

  • Generous Paid Leave Program (3 weeks paid vacation, 10 accrued sick days, 5 personal days, and paid holidays)

  • Life Insurance Coverage

  • Professional development funds

  • Ryther is a recognized and accredited non-profit (501c3) which qualifies for the federal public student loan forgiveness program

SUPERVISOR: ABA Program Manager/Lead Behavior Analyst Therapist

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