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BEHAVIOR TECHNICIAN [2 openings; open to current UW employees only]

Company: University of Washington
Location: Seattle
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

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 analysis.

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 records.
  • To develop individualized materials used in therapy.

PROVIDE INTERVENTION

  • 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 during therapy.
  • Apply ABA principles in therapy; tailor procedures to fit individual interests/needs.
  • Work under close supervision of master's level clinical staff.
  • Travel to children's homes daily (within 30 miles of UW or your home).

DEVELOP MATERIALS

  • Create and produce picture cards, books, etc. as needed for the therapy program.
  • 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.

Requirements include:

  • Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area
  • AND two years of experience as a Research Study Assistant OR Equivalent education/experience.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Desired:

  • 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, human/child development).
  • 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.

Application Process:

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 completed.

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.

Keywords: University of Washington, Seattle , BEHAVIOR TECHNICIAN [2 openings; open to current UW employees only], Other , Seattle, Washington

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