Mental Health Techs (Behavior Technicians) provides instruction to assigned individuals in residential setting to promote intellectual, emotional and social growth. Behavior Techs assist in implementing individualized programs that are appropriate to the individuals served specifically individuals with autism, intellectual/developmental disabilities and acquired brain injury.
Behavior Techs support individuals that are intensely physically challenging. The position requires that staff be aware that individuals who are served may exhibit aggressive and/or self-injurious behavior. Must remain constantly alert and ready to respond to the individual's needs according to effective behavior analytic interventions.
Seeking Full-time and Part-time staff
3pm - 11pm or 11pm - 9am (weekend availability a must)
Education/Training: High School Diploma is required. Successful completion of a 40-hour training program in Applied Behavior Analysis and the responsibilities of a behavior technician.
Certifications/Licensure: A valid US driver's license and a minimum age of twenty-one (21) years old. Must be capable of attaining approved Melmark driver status.
Successful completion of employer provided certification in ABA training, CPR, First Aid, Medication Administration and Crisis Intervention within first 30 days of employment.
Skill(s): Working knowledge of Windows Operating Systems and Microsoft Office. Possess strong teaching skills with emphasis on individuals who are emotionally, behaviorally, physically and/or developmentally challenged. Ability to implement function based interventions for the reduction of challenging behaviors. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills are assets.
Experience: Prefer at least one (1) year experience with specialized populations.