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This is a RE-POSTING. Candidates who recently applied do not need to re-apply and are still in consideration.
This is a TEMPORARY, PART-TIME position. It begins Upon Hire and is expected to run through February of 2018.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
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 currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary, Part-Time Behavior Technician. 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.
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 school age. - Implement intervention protocols developed by 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.
Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND two years of appropriate experience.
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.
Completion of 40 hours of Registered Behavior Technician training and eligible to complete the RBT Competency Assessment under the supervision of a BCBA.
Bachelor'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, early intervention for toddlers, developmental psychology, behavior analysis, special education, or related fields.
Experience working directly with children and families with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Valid Washington driver's license, access to transportation and ability to travel to client homes in a timely manner (reliable transportation is essential).
This position is subject to criminal background investigation, 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:
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.