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. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years.The UW Autism Center (UWAC) is a nonprofit organization 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 Tacoma clinic currently has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Behavior Technician. This individual will work amongst a team of professionals, including licensed psychologists, speech-language pathologists, early intervention providers, 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 (ABA). 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. GENERAL JOB DUTIES/DESCRIPTION To provide direct intervention to children with ASD in their homes as well as in clinic, community, and school settings To develop individualized materials used in therapy To assist families in organizing therapy space and materials in their home To accurately manage client's records and data collection Specific Tasks Description PROVIDE INTERVENTION Work 1:1 with children age 12 months through high school and possibly adults Implement intervention protocols developed by Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to increase skills/reduce problem behaviors Provide responsible, positive, sensitive supervision and care, including physical care, during therapy Apply ABA principles in therapy; tailor procedures to fit individual interests/needs Work under close supervision of doctoral and masters level clinical staff Travel to children's homes daily (within 30 miles of UW or your home) Attend weekly meetings with other clinical staff 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 REQUIREMENTS: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.ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: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/high school-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 Completion of 40 hours of Registered Behavior Technician training and eligible to complete the RBT Competency Assessment under the supervision of a BCBA.DESIRED:Department of Health Certified Behavior TechnicianBachelor's degree in related field (psychology, education, human/child development) opportunities for advanced training and supervision toward attaining board certification as a behavior analyst.Training and experience in: early intensive behavioral intervention (ABA) for children with autism, earlyintervention for toddlers, developmental psychology, behavior analysis, special education, or related fields. Experience working directly with children and families with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Valid Washington driver's license, access to transportation and ability to travel to client homes in a timely manner (reliable transportation is essential).CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:This position is subject to annual TB testing and proof of auto insurance. *Employees will receive 40 hours of training according to the BACB Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Task List and an additional 20 hours of training pertaining to other clinical competencies. After training is complete, employees will be expected to pass a competency assessment and must be willing to sit for the RBT exam and complete requirements to becoming a Registered Behavior Technician. More information on RBT requirements can be found at the BACB website: http://bacb.com/rbt-requirements/Employees must commit to work between 30-40 hours per week.Afternoon and evening availability (between 2 and 7PM) required.Willingness to travel within 30 mile radius of home/UW. 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 assessments 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.
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