University of Utah Health Care

  • Behavior Technician

    Requisition Number
    29319
    Reg/Temp
    Regular
    Employment Type
    Full-Time
    Shift
    Day
    Work Schedule
    Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Location Name
    UNI HOME Program
    Patient Care?
    Yes
    City
    Salt Lake City
    State
    UT
    Department
    UNI PRO 93A DIAG CLINIC
    Category
    Behavioral Health
  • Overview

    As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

    This position involves direct implementation of skill acquisition and behavior reduction plans with individuals diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Under close supervision, the behavior technician will provide direct care and implement the treatment goals and objectives mutually developed by the BCBA, family, and clinical team across the home and community based setting. This position provides an excellent entry to the field for people who are interested in psychology, behavior analysis, special education, or other careers in the behavioral sciences.

    Responsibilities

    • Model effective behavior support and positive interactions with client and family.
    • Complete intensive orientation and training.
    • Implement treatment protocols.
    • Collect behavioral data.
    • Collaborate with other clinical team members and give guidance regarding behavior support components while considering possible medical, psychological, psychiatric, or environmental causes.
    • Participate in interdisciplinary rounds and evaluations as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
    • Meets documentation requirements of state and insurance payers.

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

    • Ability to be caring, positive, energetic, flexible, and motivated to learn.
    • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism including dress, timeliness, and communication.
    • Ability to work in context of a team environment and accept feedback.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

    Required

    • Associates degree or equivalent.
    • Two years of applicable experience.

    Qualifications (Preferred)

    Preferred

    • Computer knowledge and skills
    • Knowledge of positive behavior supports and applied behavior analysis principles and support techniques.
    • Familiarity with mental health diagnoses and biopsychosocial treatment modalities.

    Working Conditions and Physical Demands

    Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

    • Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.
    • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing care in a psychiatric setting. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases.

    Physical Requirements

    Carrying, Lifting, Listening, Pulling and/or Pushing, Speaking, Standing

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