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Behavior Technician - Center Based

Department: Clinical
Location: Lakewood, CO

Center Based Behavior Technician (work with kids!)
Firefly Autism began it's not for profit mission in 2003 to help change the lives of children on the Autism Spectrum, and now we are proud to aid in the dreams of a smart, diverse, driven and compassionate team of therapists. We balance our teams' hard work with up to three weeks a year of paid time off to rejuvenate, along with 11 paid federal holidays, and 15 days of personal/sick leave.

We value and invest in our employees skills and development, thus, we provide ongoing free training in areas such as: CPR/First Aid, PCM & RBT certification, coupled with an individual client case support system, including a BCBA, Senior Therapist, full-time nurse, Speech Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, and a School Psychologist.

Additional Benefits Include:

  • Supervision
  • Educational Reimbursement
  • EAP
  • Health & Wellness
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • FSA
  • 401K match
  • STD/LTD (company paid)

General Summary:

The center-based behavior technician will be responsible for assisting in client supervision and implementation of instructional and treatment programming

Essential Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelorís degree in human services/behavioral sciences or four years of experience working with children
  • Knowledge of behavioral principles and instructional strategies based on behavior analysis
  • Knowledge of typical child development (developmental milestones and social/emotional development)
  • Has excellent oral communication skills
  • Can handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Able to exercise independent judgment and support program philosophy
  • Able to take direction from supervisors
  • Able to work cooperatively within a team
  • Relates well to parents and students
  • Demonstrate dedication to and investment in student progress

Day to Day Activities:

  • Build rapport with each student, creating and maintaining motivation
  • Implements skill acquisition and behavior reduction programming with students
  • Actively participates in improving the quality of the program and Center
  • Makes materials for instructional and treatment programs
  • Records and graphs data for behavior reduction and skill acquisition programming
  • Assists in problem-solving for programming in which change is not in the desired direction
  • Attends and participates in weekly team meetings
  • Maintains designated student program books
  • Holds confidential all knowledge of clients and their families
  • Physically able to perform duties of the position, and other duties as assigned
  • Effectively implements crisis and physical intervention procedures
  • Assists and/or implements daily hygiene and toileting programs for students if appropriate
  • Other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned

Professional Development and Training Requirements:

  • Attends all staff training
  • Attends all school and program meetings
  • Actively participate in initial and follow-up training in applied behavior analysis methodology and physical management
  • Willingness to participate in research efforts
  • Engages in activities to further knowledge of autism and applied behavior analysis
  • Keeps CPR and First Aid certification current
  • Other professional development and training as assigned
  • School Age Instructors take part in a promotional matrix

Physical Requirements of the Job:

  • Able to sit and stand frequently and shift positions quickly
  • Able to do the following for extended periods of time:
  • Sit/kneel on the floor
  • Sit in a chair
  • Stand
  • Walk
  • Able to physically manage teenagers/young adults, including providing physical guidance, physical prompts, bending
  • Able to move quickly and keep up with running teenagers/young adults
  • Pass crisis management training and safely apply all physical management procedures on all school-aged children when necessary

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $37,000.00 per year

COVID-19 considerations:
Firefly has been fortunate enough to keep all staff employed without reduction in hours during Covid-19, and we are committed to following CDC guidelines.

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