The Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) provides services to Hope support recipients in need of intensive supports. This position performs services as assigned in multiple environments with varying support recipients who experience challenging behaviors and co-occurring diagnosis, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, mental health diagnosis, and who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities. The BHT implements Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) programs under the supervision of a Licensed Behavior Analyst and therapeutic interventions and techniques under the direction of a Mental Health Clinician. These supports occur either one-on-one or in group settings as outlined in treatment plans, and may take place in the home, community or center-based settings. The BHT provides all necessary supports and treatment to ensure support recipients feel safe and valued as they work on value driven outcomes, such as social independence and community inclusion. The Behavioral Health Technician maintains loyalty to the organization, its beliefs, values, mission, vision, and expectations and to the recipients of services.
Essential Job Duties
1. High School Diploma or GED required. Associate’s degree in Psychology, Human Services, Health or Social Science, Special Education or other related field preferred.
- Two years of experience working with individuals who experience challenging behaviors or in the mental health or special education field required;
- One year of experience working with individuals who experience autism;
- Two years of college (minimum 48 credits) in related field.
3. Must be a Registered Behavior Technician through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), the Behavior Intervention Certification Council, or by a similar organization approved by the Department of Health and Social Services for providing Autism services.