Advocates

Behavioral Technician - Autism Services

Job Locations US-MA-Ashland
Job ID
2018-4025
Type
Regular Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
40

Overview

Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room or advancement.  We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions of our staff. 

 

The Behavioral Technician has responsibility for direct support and supervision of assigned individuals and for the implementation of all pertinent service plans and behavioral plans.  The Behavioral Technician will work as a team member to foster an environment of staff and consumer empowerment.

 

Are you ready to make a difference?

Responsibilities

  • Assist individuals to identify and develop appropriate life or daily goals and plans by collaboratively developing and implementing comprehensive behavioral assessments and Individual Services Plans (ISPs).
  • Provide ongoing support, through personal care, guidance and role modeling for individuals.
  • Collaborate with staff members to provide developmental skills teaching including; support in self-care, receptive and expressive communication, social skill development, self-direction, job readiness skills,  activities of daily living, hygiene, grooming and first aid.
  • Initiate a proactive approach towards focusing on individual advocacy, empowerment, and community integration.
  • Communicate both written and verbally with individuals, families, funding sources, consultants, the community at large, program and administrative team.
  • Participate in planning and implementation of daily activity schedule and daily routines.
  • Provide mentoring, supervision and feedback to Skills Instructors.

Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in related field with at least two years’ experience working with individuals on the Autism spectrum or related developmental disorders.
  • Formal ABA training or commitment to Autism-specific training certificate.
  • Ability to interpret and follow behavior plans for individuals on the Autism spectrum.
  • Must hold a valid driver's license, have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport clients.
  • Strongly prefer a candidate that will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.

 

Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.

 

Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening.  We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.

 

Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve.  We put the individual first.

 

 

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