Certified Behavior Technician

ABOUT RYTHER:
Helping children, youth, young adults, and their families find their path to healing and hope is at the core of our work. We can only achieve this by striving for excellence and providing an array of services that are needed and wanted by the community we serve. We are continuing to expand our service array and locations where we provide services, with therapists in more schools and social service agencies. As we expand our services to serve more than 800 children, youth, and young adults each month – regardless of payer, gender identity, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, or place of origin – we do so with the intention that we would want our own families to use these services should they need them. The staff at Ryther are committed to creating and maintaining a culture that is informed and reflective of trauma recovery and racial equity and social justice principles.

ABOUT THE ROLE:

Ryther’s ABA Program provides 1:1 behavior therapy for children and adolescents with Autism. The Behavior Technician will implement a behavior program developed by a Board certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and track data on the behavior program. They will communicate on progress with clients’ parents and with other team members.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

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

  • Actively participate 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 clients, as needed, to acquire appropriate 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.

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).

  • Experience working with high-needs children and adolescents preferred. At least one year of experience working with children or adolescents with autism and/or developmental delays.

  • Registered Behavior Technician Credential (preferred). Ability to complete training to become a Registered Behavior Technician required. Upon completion of training, the employee will also have paperwork submitted to become a Certified Behavior Technician.

  • Valid Washington state driver's license.

  • Ability to maintain awareness of culturally relevant issues while interacting 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.