This recruitment may be used to fill 2 openings.
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives
on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees
offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and
dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits,
professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an
environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic
pursuits and natural beauty.
The UW Autism Center (UWAC) is devoted to supporting families
affected by autism spectrum disorders through exceptional clinical
services, innovative scientific research and high-quality training.
UWAC is part of the Center on Human Development and Disability at
the University of Washington and incorporates faculty and staff
from the UW School of Medicine, College of Arts & Sciences, and
College of Education.
The UWAC currently has an outstanding opportunity for a
Full-Time, Behavior Technician (Research Study Coordinator 1). This
individual will work amongst a team of professionals, including
licensed psychologists, speech-language pathologists, board
certified behavior analysts, medical professionals, faculty,
graduate students, and pre- and post-doctoral fellows. This
position will provide clinical services to individuals with autism
spectrum disorders, providing/Implementing direct interventions to
children with ASD using principles of applied behavior
The position will support the Autism Center-wide policies and
procedures and workload standards. The position has additional
complexities involving the ability to handle complex and sensitive
situations regarding clinic patients.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- To provide direct intervention to children with ASD in their
homes as well as in clinic, community, and school settings.
- To accurately record client intervention data and manage
- To develop individualized materials used in therapy.
- Work 1:1 with children age 12 months through adulthood.
- Implement intervention protocols developed by BCBA to increase
skills/reduce problem behaviors.
- Provide responsible, positive, sensitive intervention and care
- Apply ABA principles in therapy; tailor procedures to fit
- Work under close supervision of master's level clinical
- Travel to children's homes daily (within 30 miles of UW or your
- Create and produce picture cards, books, etc. as needed for the
- Create and produce motivation charts, token boards, PECS icons,
visual schedules, play materials, etc.
ORGANIZING THERAPY SPACE
- Maintain home and clinic therapy spaces in an organized, clean,
and child-proof manner.
MANAGING RECORDS AND DATA COLLECTION
- Organize and maintain computer and paper records of therapy
including collecting and accurately recording data in each therapy
session, graphing data and completing treatment notes.
- Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic
- AND two years of experience as a Research Study Assistant OR
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum
qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a
- Excellent organizational skills, excellent written and verbal
communication skills, personal flexibility, the ability to interact
with parents, children, and professionals, and experience working
with toddler/preschool/elementary-aged children.
- Ability and willingness to interact with children in a
spontaneous and creative way.
- This position involves physical care which may require moving
children between the ages of 12-48 months.
- Bachelor's degree in related field (psychology, education,
- Training and experience in: early intensive behavioral
intervention (ABA) for children with autism, early intervention for
toddlers, developmental psychology, behavior analysis, special
education, or related fields.
- Experience working directly with children and families with
Autism Spectrum Disorders.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life
programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this
position, please visit our website, click here.
The application process for UW positions may include completion
of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information
that will be used in the evaluation process. These may include Work
Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you
need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select
"Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be
completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you
will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs"
page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My
Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your
application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered
for this position until all required assessments have been
Applicants considered for this position will be required to
disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or
current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their
current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required
under Washington state law.
Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the
University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives
and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and
maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive,
equitable and welcoming.