Hope Community Resources, Inc.

  • Anchorage: Behavioral Health Technician

    Job ID
    2018-2517
    Job Locations
    US-AK-Anchorage
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Compensation Min
    USD $16.83/Hr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $19.78/Hr.
  • Salary/Compensation

    Pay Grade 6

    Overview

    Job Summary:

     

    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.

    Responsibilities

    Job Duties:

     

    Essential Job Duties

    • 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. Teaches prescribed skill acquisition programs and strategies.
    •  Uses applied behavior analysis interventions to teach support recipients skills; including communication, social interaction, problem-solving, daily living etc. Provides interventions that encourage socially acceptable replacement behaviors. Helps facilitate interactions between support recipients and others.
    •  Introduces and implements behavior protocols; provides behavioral intervention in home, community, and school settings. Teaches recipient’s guardians and caregivers to use planned treatment protocols to intervene with the recipient to reinforce, change and to maintain treatment progress.
    •  Tracks and documents support recipient’s behaviors, skills, progress, and interventions and generates graphical data and reports for review and treatment decisions.
    •  Collaborates with the support recipient’s team to assist in the development and implementation of treatment plans and monitor and evaluate their effectiveness.
    •  Coordinates transportation for support recipients, which may include transporting in a personal vehicle, arranging public transportation, and/or through the use of vehicles assigned to the Agency.
    •  Completes accurate, timely, and thorough documentation, including but not limited to, service notes, goal tracking, incident reports, and timecards, to be in compliance with Agency standards and Federal and State regulations
    •  Works a variety of hours and locations and with a number of different support recipients, both children and adults.
    •  Monitors support recipients’ health and reports health concerns to appropriate supervisor and/or parent/guardian. Assists with following medical orders and medication administration and documentation, as specified by support recipient’s medical professional(s). Accompanies and participates in appointments as requested.

    Qualifications

    Education:

     

    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.

     

    Experience:

     

    2.

    - Two years of experience working with individuals who experience challenging behaviors or in the mental health or special education field required;

    or

    - One year of experience working with individuals who experience autism;

    or

    - Two years of college (minimum 48 credits) in related field.

     

    AND

     

    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.

     

    Additional Requirements:

     

    •  Possesses a valid Alaska driver's license and has at least three years of driving experience (may include permit time). Obtains a driving record at time of employment, annually thereafter, and as requested by management. 
    • Ability to safely operate Agency vehicles when needed. Possesses reliable transportation and vehicle insurance when transporting support recipients or conducting Agency business. 
    • Meets State and Agency requirements for passing a criminal background check upon hire and as required thereafter. 
    • Lifts 35 pounds from a squat and kneel position on the floor.

     

     

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