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Behavior Technician

JumpStart Autism Center Rio Rancho, NM
  • Expired: 19 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

JumpStart Autism Center
Behavior Technician
Job Description

Key Position Objectives
The Behavior Technician provides high-quality treatment services based upon the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities, implementing behaviorally-based clinical protocols with fidelity, charting data and making data-based decisions within treatment sessions.

Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • High school diploma (required)
  • Adult/child CPR certification (hands-on training, required)
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in the field of behavior analysis, psychology, or education (preferred)

Experience, Training & Other Skills

  • Prior experience working with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (preferred)

Competencies & Other Skills

  • Professional, dependable and punctual
  • Strong interpersonal skills, as well as oral and written communication skills
  • Flexible with the ability to multi-task and self-monitor one’s own work in a dynamic, fast- paced, ever-changing work environment
  • Ability to accept constructive feedback and develop knowledge and skill sets accordingly

Role, Responsibilities, & Duties

  • Provide high-quality ABA treatment services to clients within a one-to-one and/or small group setting in the center, home and/or community, meeting a minimum service delivery ratio of 80% billable hours to total hours per week (e.g. 32 of 40 hours per week)
  • Implement behavioral skill acquisition and behavior reduction protocols as prescribed, while recording, charting, analyzing and summarizing data under the direction of the learner’s Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
  • Effectively communicate with parents, caregivers, providers, and other stakeholders regarding programming and progress as directed by the BCBA
  • Complete thorough, detailed session notes documenting learner progress, barriers, and interventions as per funding source and organizational requirements
  • Accurately document all service delivery and non-service delivery activities, durations, and times using the appropriate platform on the same day of service
  • Assist in maintenance and cleaning of learner materials during pre- and post-session duties
  • Maintain a clean, safe and organized work and treatment environment at all times
  • Utilize safe and appropriate crisis intervention and prevention strategies with all learners
  • Adhere to organizational policies and procedures and abide by the code of ethics as indicated by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and American Psychological Association
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to all state and federal laws
  • Attend, complete and maintain all assigned training and required certifications, including but not limited to the Registered Behavior Technician credential, SafetyCare specialist certification, and CPR
  • Maintain professional appearance, boundaries and ethical standards of care across all interactions with staff, learners, families, other professionals and funding sources

Other Position Notes
If not certified as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), Behavior Technicians are expected to pass the BACB’s RBT exam no later than four (4) months from date of hire. Training for this position consists of two (2) phases, throughout which trainees are expected to meet objectively defined competency and performance criteria. During Phase One of Behavior Technician training, trainees are not expected to meet the productivity expectation listed above but is expected to meet established behavioral and knowledge competencies. Whereas, in Phase Two of Behavior Technician training, trainees are expected to meet a minimum productivity of 50% service delivery (i.e., working directly with clients) to non-service hours (i.e., completing job responsibilities that do occur while working directly with clients). Upon completion of Phase Two of Behavior Technician training competencies, trainees are expected to meet the productivity requirement at listed for the Behavior Technician position, which is 80% service delivery to non-direct service delivery hours.

This position has basic requirements including:

  • Must have reliable transportation and be willing and able to travel between different sites within a thirty-mile radius of an assigned home base center
  • Must have and present a valid driver’s license and insurance in good standing

This position has basic and physical requirements including:

  • Must be able to walk, run, bend down, stand, sit, and assume a variety of postures

(kneeling, squatting, crawling, etc.) for extended periods of time and in a variety of locations (indoor, outdoor, on the floor, etc.)

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, in both indoor and outdoor conditions
  • Must be able to move from sitting to standing quickly
  • Must be willing and able to hold/transport and utilize quick body movements as indicated in the learner’s treatment plan
  • Must have manual dexterity to perform specific computer and electronic device functions for data collection
  • Must be physically present at the assigned job location, which may include the center, home, school and community placements
  • Must be able to receive detailed information through oral communication
  • Must be able to maintain a distraction free and safe environment to ensure the learner is able to acquire skills being taught
  • Must have visual acuity to read and comprehend written communication through computer, electronic device and paper means

This position may require occasional work hours beyond a typical work day, such as early morning hours before 8:00am and late evening hours after 6:30pm, and some weekend hours as needed for learners’ clinical programming and training.

Disclaimer: The above is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current role, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities will vary depending on classification.

JumpStart Autism Center

Why Work Here?

A dynamic and growing organization, flexible scheduling opportunities, ongoing employee training, and employee wellness programs.

JumpStart Autism Center (JAC) is a nationally recognized behavioral health provider that specializes in early childhood evaluation, diagnosis, and therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and specializes in behavioral treatments for individuals with ASD. JAC is the only behavioral health provider in New Mexico to have earned the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence designation by the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE), a national industry quality assurance organization that takes into account clinical quality, staff qualifications and satisfaction, and client satisfaction. Our company is dedicated to raising the community standard of behavioral health services that children with autism receive. To achieve this goal, we are an active member of The Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP), which advocates for the delivery of evidence-based behavioral services to the clients we serve to ensure we improve our clients’ quality of life while maximizing the their progress. JumpStart Autism Center is committed to supporting the autism community and those that serve the community. We pride ourselves on not only supporting autism awareness efforts, but also volunteerism for organizations that our team is passionate about. JAC’s community support has included volunteer hours at Joy Junction, food drives to benefit Storehouse New Mexico, a clothing drive for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico and Joy Junction, and continuous support for the New Mexico Autism Society and Autism Speaks. Members of our staff are board members of professional organizations and frequently advocate at the state level to bring about change for the benefits of all the citizens of New Mexico. We are locally owned, and we are committed to seeing our community grow and prosper.


1817 Wellspring Ave, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Rio Rancho, NM