Behavior Technician Job Description

Behavior Technician Job Description

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Behavior technician provides direct ABA therapy developed and supervised by a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related disorders.

Behavior Technician Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

To provide direct intervention to children with ASD in their homes
To provide direct intervention to children with ASD in their homes in clinic, community, and school settings
Help design and execute day-to-day experiments for quantitative behavioral assays
Perform computer automated analysis and quality control on large data sets
Maintain accurate lab notes and databases of experimental results
Customize assay designs to expand upon current protocols according to developing scientific needs and possibilities
Optimize experimental logistics and workflows
Establish data analysis paradigms for new assays (in collaboration with scientists and computing specialists)
Perform preparative work for behavioral experiments, such as fly crosses and fly sorting
Communicate efficiently with the manager, team members, researchers, and other support groups at Janelia

Behavior Technician Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Behavior Technician

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Education for Behavior Technician

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Employers hiring for the behavior technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Psychology, Education, Social Work, Human Development, Behavioral Sciences, Human Resources, Computer, English, Communication, Special Education

Skills for Behavior Technician

Desired skills for behavior technician include:

Normal/abnormal growth and development throughout the age continuum
Behavioral principles and implements behavioral programming through mentorship with BCBA
Ability to observe
Day Support
Independent living
Vocational and social skills
Instruct individuals with a variety of mental disorders/individual disabilities in basic self help
Developmental disabilities in basic self help
Instruct individuals with a variety of mental disorders/severe behaviors/intellectual
Behavior reduction

Desired experience for behavior technician includes:

Strong computer skills and a solid foundation in programming (familiarity with Matlab) in order to use and develop custom software for data analysis
Precision and speed performing complex motor tasks (sometimes while looking through a microscope)
Ability to concentrate in a fast paced and dynamic environment
Ability to review scientific literature and contribute actively to scientific discussions
Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate efficiently with colleagues and customers
Attitude and capacity to be a good team player

Behavior Technician Examples

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Behavior Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a behavior technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for behavior technician
  • Identifies triggers that appear to escalate student
  • Observes and records data on targeted positive behaviors and negative behaviors
  • Empowers students to be responsible for their behavior and academic success
  • Documents student escalations as required
  • Collaborates with team members and behavior intervention specialist to develop and implement positive behavior reinforcement systems, including positive reinforcement charts, daily schedules, routines and interventions
  • Trains staff on systems and positive reinforcement strategies related to the scope of the position
  • Works with academic content where appropriate with students under the direction of the special education teacher
  • Implements student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP), Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA), Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) and Aversive Intervention Plan (AIP) as required for maximizing student success in his/her learning environment
  • Provides written intervention summary upon assignment completion
  • Prepares individual paraeducator training binder including student’s positive behavior reinforcement systems, positive reinforcement charts, daily schedules, and routines
Qualifications for behavior technician
  • High level of organizational skills and meticulous data recording and organizing are essential
  • Some bench experience as an undergraduate
  • Experience in histology
  • Experience handling rodents
  • Completed at least 2 years of college and currently in a 4-year program with anticipated graduation date (Bachelor's degree preferred)
  • Must be working toward certification in Behavior Analysis
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Behavior Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a behavior technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for behavior technician
  • Provides follow-up after interventions, including determining the efficacy of intervention recommendations and consistency of implementation
  • Utilizes approved Right Response escorts and/or holds
  • Attends professional development trainings as needed
  • Attends student team meetings when requested
  • Cares for child with toileting, dressing, grooming, feeding, and all other self care programs and needs
  • Provides direct support to adults with autism with limited direct supervision in a variety of settings and contexts (e.g., community, vocational, recreational, transportation, center-based)
  • Forges/maintains appropriate relationships with community partners (i.e., supervisors & coworkers in vocational settings, university students/staff/faculty, participant family members)
  • Provides information and/or feedback to undergraduate/graduate student fieldworkers/interns/volunteers/etc
  • Work with the team in measuring, assessing, and evaluating patients’ progress
  • Work directly with clients and trainees (graduate practicum students
Qualifications for behavior technician
  • BA/BS degree in a related science (Biochemistry, Psychology, or another Neuroscience-related field) and knowledge of, or experience with, the basic techniques or methods required by the position
  • Associates (AA) Degree or higher, two years of college or pass a formal state or local academic assessment that meets specific criteria
  • Ability to work with children in an empathetic and confident manner
  • Ability to work effectively in a team, set shared goals and execute them with a degree of independence
  • Completed at least 2 years of college and currently in a 4 year program with anticipated graduation date
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in animal or life sciences or related discipline
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Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of behavior technician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for behavior technician
  • Work across multiple settings (home, school, clinic) for parent training
  • Forges and maintains appropriate relationships with community partners, supervisors and coworkers in vocational settings
  • Implements intervention protocols established by the school district to assist the person served in achieving the goals established by their education or care system
  • Teaches independent functioning and pro-social behavior by modeling appropriate social and professional behavior
  • Implements community integration activities under the direction of the IEP Case Manager and BMAC Case Coordinator to assist the person receiving services with a variety of needs during activities
  • Maintains timely communication with the teaching team, IEP Case Manager and the BMAC Case Coordinator
  • Observes, documents and reports changes in the condition of the person served to the teacher and other education or service team members, as appropriate
  • Maintains the highest standard of professional conduct in relation to information that is confidential in nature
  • Maintains and submits documentation in the format and timelines required by the Company, school district, local, state and federal regulations
  • Attends, participates in internal staff development programs
Qualifications for behavior technician
  • 1-3 years experience in animal research and/or husbandry
  • Ability to develop and maintain business relationships with teachers, parents, and school administrators
  • Excellent computer skills to create and locate teaching materials, create lesson plans
  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education, or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with diverse students and families
  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) preferred
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Behavior Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a behavior technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for behavior technician
  • Parent training
  • Acts as an advocate for students by providing one on one/group therapeutic processing sessions, assessment of student’s needs, individual behavior planning, personal goal setting, weekly follow-ups with students and other school based supports as needed
  • Observes, documents and maintains data regarding student behavior, attendance, and academic progress
  • Establishes rapport and working relationships with students, staff, parents, and other community agencies in an effort to promote the best possible outcome for the student in the shortest possible time frame
  • Serves as a liaison between the student, parents, CMS non-traditional program/school, regular CMS schools, community agencies and other educational programs
  • Implements behavior management programs, enabling students to acquire social and interpersonal behaviors that will enhance their academic success
  • Assists with the day-to-day discipline, discuss student concerns with appropriate school staff and community agencies, assist with coordinating activities for parents and respond to requests for assistance and information
  • Provides close supervision to students who have committed CMS code of conduct violations or law violations and have been assigned to an alternative setting
  • Provides immediate practical assistance to students in an effort to increase necessary social, behavioral, and academic skills needed to be successful in the home school setting
  • Implements social skills/character education curriculum
Qualifications for behavior technician
  • Experience supporting individuals with developmental disabilities in an ABA setting strongly preferred
  • Must be comfortable withchallenging/aggressive behaviors
  • Able to work in a variety ofhome environments and school settings
  • Willing to start out part-time
  • Completed a minimum of 12 semester hours (or equivalent) of school coursework and currently be enrolled in course of study leading to an associate's or bachelor's (psychology, education, social work, behavioral sciences, human development or related fields)
  • Experience with teaching or in the education field is preferred
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Behavior Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of behavior technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for behavior technician
  • Assists in the identification of students who demonstrate a need for participation in programs provided by community-based human services agencies
  • Responds to crisis and routine calls for assistance from staff and/or students
  • Addresses the needs of EC students appropriately and in accordance with Individual Education Plans (IEP’s)
  • Attends and/or participates in all staff meetings, team meetings, and pertinent in-service sessions
  • Answers general questions about the RCAAS mission and raises awareness about issues facing adults with ASD when approached by various members of the community
  • Utilizing the ABA skills and tools obtained through Maxim's Behavioral Training and Certification Program
  • Providing direct one-to-one ABA therapy/care in home, school, and community environments
  • Implementing behavioral intervention plans created by a BCBA
  • Collecting and documenting data on individual goals and progression
  • Ability to work well in collaborative settings
Qualifications for behavior technician
  • 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
  • This position involves physical care which may require moving children between the ages of 12-48 months
  • RBT certification is preferred but training and certification is available through the training program
  • Experience working with children with autism is preferred, but not required
  • Undergraduate degree in related field is preferred, but not required
  • Must be able to bend/stoop, squat/crouch, climb, kneel and twist

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