ABA Behavior Technician

  • Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States
  • College of Health and Human Serv
  • College of Health & Human Services
  • Staff Part Time
  • Opening on: Nov 9 2022
  • Closing on: Jan 3 2023

Title: ABA Behavior Technician

Employee Classification: EC

Division: Academic and Student Affairs

Department: College of Health and Human Serv

Campus Location: Main Campus

General Summary

The Eastern Michigan University Autism Collaborative Center (ACC) is pleased to offer a center-based program that provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder for ages 2-8 years old.  The goal of this therapy is to increase functional language and appropriate social skills while decreasing undesired behaviors in a teaching environment to improve the quality of life for our clients.  The ABA curriculum is a balanced approach for teaching, utilizing Discrete Table Teaching (DTT) and Natural Environment Teaching (NET). The curriculum generally covers developing language, social, self-help, motor, and play skills.

The ACC is unique and innovative; we employ a multi-disciplinary approach for all treatment planning. The ABA program utilizes well trained behavior technicians that are directly supervised by an experienced Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).  These services include speech and language therapy and occupational therapy. The ACC believes in intensive staff training and maintaining facility accommodations that are designed for children.  Children can look forward to a fun, engaging and social learning environment, and parents have the peace of mind knowing that ACC's therapists are working together to achieve the best possible outcome for your child.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The Behavior Technician is responsible for providing intensive applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy to clients. Behavior Technicians will provide one-on-one programming with each child, as well as support during group activities, related to the delivery of applied behavior analysis services in a center based environment. Behavior Technicians work under a behavior analyst who develops and supervises the child’s individual programs. The behavior technician works individually with a child to teach new skills. Skills include but are not limited to: daily living skills, communication training, behavior management, pre academic skills, toileting, and social play. 

Behavior Technicians will be required to collect data via electronic means, implement structured programming and behavior plans, maintain and protect the well-being of all clients as well as maintain client confidentiality, per HIPAA regulations and standards. Behavior Technicians will assist in managing materials, supplies, and maintaining a clean and safe instructional environment. It is a behavior technician's responsibility to actively participate in improving the quality of the program and center, attend all staff meetings, and maintain CPR and First Aid certifications. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must:

Be enthusiastic, flexible, reliable, and have a passion for children.

Have previous experience working with children in a professional setting

Willing to work as a teammate in a collaborative environment 

Available and looking to work between 15-35 hours per week (Please see block scheduling below).

Complete the online and hands-on training. Significant training for both the online and in person is provided on site. Opportunities for professional growth are also available.

Must test negative for TB (to be completed upon hire unless previously completed in the past 12 months)

Agree to and satisfactorily pass a criminal background check

Provide a minimum of three (3) professional references

Preferred Qualifications:

Technicians are scheduled for block shifts: 

Monday - Thursday: full days 8:30am-4:30pm (7.5 hrs) OR half days 8:30am-12:30pm/12:30pm-4:30pm (4.0 hrs)

Fridays: 8:30am-1:00pm (4.0 hrs) *As needed*

You must be able to commit to the whole block of a particular shift to be considered for that block.

Special Instructions:

 

Appointment Percentage:

47.5%

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