Behavioral Health Technician (BHT)

The Watson Institute’s Psychological Services program is hiring a Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) for the Intensive Behavioral Health Service (IBHS) program. This casual position has a flexible work schedule which may include weekend and evening hours.

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Employment Type: Temporary

Behavioral Health Technician Job Description:

  • Implement treatment plan objectives by working directly with children who have autism and related disorders in the IBHS program
  • Provide direct one-on-one therapeutic interventions under the supervision of a Behavior Consultant
  • Work with families to assist them in acquiring skills and enabling them to maximize their child’s progress and independence
  • Communicate regularly with families regarding their child’s progress and issues
  • Provide services in the child’s home and/or community-based settings
  • Supervise the child and maintain safety of the child while working in community-based settings
  • Assist children in developing social skills and facilitate development of peer interactions
  • Attend regular required supervision meetings, individual supervisory sessions, and required trainings
  • Assist in implementing behavior management plans to enable the child’s participation in community-based settings
  • Implement ABA intervention techniques
  • Maintain therapeutic records and data necessary to monitor progress
  • Complete daily progress notes
  • Turn in progress notes and paperwork into the office on time per department policy
  • Other duties as requested

BHT Job Requirements:

  • One of the following educational/experience qualifications is required:
    • Have a certification as a BCaBA
    • Have a certification as an RBT
    • Have a certification as an BCAT
    • Have a behavioral health certification or behavior analysis certification from an organization that is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies or the American National Standards Institute
    • Have a high school diploma or the equivalent of a high school diploma and have completed a 40-hour training covering the RBT Task List as evidenced by a certification that includes the name of the responsible trainer, who is certified as a BCBA or BCaBA
    • Have a minimum of 2 years of experience in the provision of behavioral health services
  • Ability to complete necessary training successfully
  • Ability to participate in physically demanding activities with the child throughout the course of the intervention
  • Current Acts 34, 114, and 151 clearances required
  • Availability to work a flexible work schedule, which may include evening and weekend hours
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