Are you looking for an entry level opportunity to cultivate and expand your clinical skills? The Behavior Technician position at the Autism Collaborative Center at Eastern Michigan University can jump start your career in health and human services. This position provides one-on-one early intervention treatment to individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our technicians receive training that help them develop the skills needed in future careers such as music therapy, special education, recreational therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and behavioral treatment as BCBAs. So come join a dedicated team of therapists and start your career today!
The Eastern Michigan University Autism Collaborative Center (ACC) is pleased to offer a center-based program that provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Applied Verbal Behavior (AVB) therapy for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, beginning at 18 months. The goal of ABA/AVB is to increase functional language and appropriate social skills while decreasing stereotyped and problem behaviors. The ABA/AVB curriculum is a balanced approach for teaching, including: Intensive Table Teaching (ITT), Natural Environment Teaching (NET), and manding (requesting). The curriculum generally covers academics, 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, occupational therapy, and music therapy. 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.
Behavior Technician Job Description:
The Behavior Technician is responsible for providing intensive applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy to clients with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Behavior Technicians will provide one-on-one interventions with each child, as well as support during group activities, related to the delivery of applied behavior analysis services. Activities include implementing ABA therapy, monitoring behavior analysis services, implementing behavior plans, and daily data collection and display. Therapy will be implemented in a center-based environment.
Behavior Technicians will primarily work with the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), while also interacting and consulting with a speech and language pathologist, occupational therapist, and music therapist (as designated by the child's treatment plan).
Behavior Technicians will be required to maintain the client's program book as well as monitor and evaluate the implementation of behavior intervention plans and work with the BCBA to address areas that need further training; skill acquisition, challenging behavior, recreational development.
Behavior Technicians will be required to maintain and protect the well-being of all clients as well as maintain client confidentiality, perHIPPAregulations and standards.
Behavior Technicians will assist in managing materials, supplies, and maintaining a clean and safe instructional environment.
- Be enthusiastic and enjoy working with children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Training for this position is available on site, as well as on-line. Opportunities for professional growth are also available and highly encouraged.
- Be currently pursuing a BA or MA degree, or already possess a BA degree, in psychology, special education, or other related field. EMU students encouraged to apply, especially those whose studies have an emphasis on Applied Behavior Analysis.
- Successfully complete the ABA Tutor Coursework from The College of Applied Human Services (stipend provided at the completion of the course).
- Have a negative TB test in the past 12 months
- Agree to and satisfactorily pass a criminal background check
- Provide a minimum of two (2) professional references.