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BEHAVIOR TECHNICIAN I (Bridgeport)

Company: AREA COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
Location: Hamden
Posted on: March 28, 2024

Job Description:

Job Details

Job Location
Behavior Services - Hamden, CT

Position Type
Full Time

Education Level
High School

Salary Range
$40,726.00 - $60,174.00 Salary/year

Travel Percentage
Up to 25%

Job Shift
Day

Description

ACES Clinical Services is seeking full-time behavior technicians or registered behavior technicians to join our team! This position is in Bridgeport, CT, serving students from preschool through age 21 who exhibit a range of cognitive, physical, behavioral, language, and/or medical challenges in public schools. ABA experience is required.

ACES offers many exceptional benefits, from comprehensive healthcare plans to retirement savings options; we've got you covered! Your peace of mind matters to us, so we offer competitive benefits beyond the basics! At ACES, we believe that work should be enjoyable, and we're committed to making it so. We can offer you a school-based schedule that allows for paid time off and sick pay. We have wellness programs, tuition reimbursement, professional learning opportunities, and so much more!

In addition, ACES fosters a culture of inclusivity and belonging. As a member of our team, you'll feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to bring your authentic self to work every day.

Make a difference in the lives of children and their families by joining our team! In addition to all of the perks, this role allows you to give back to your community and make meaningful changes. We can't wait to see your resume in our inbox!

Job Brief: Behavior technicians are responsible for assisting in maintaining safety within the school environment by responding to behavior events and working collaboratively with school personnel. Under the direction of Administrators and Behavior Analysts, technicians work to maintain trusting and positive relationships with students; offering support and positive programming. They maintain necessary documentation of behavior events and required data consistent with state reporting. The technician attends team meetings as designed for the assigned program. Behavior technicians may provide transportation support through available posted positions. At times, a technician may drive students for afterschool activities and trips and may be called upon to provide morning and afternoon transportation support for the program. The Behavior technician acts as a resource within the building to assist staff in understanding and improving behaviors. In addition, behavior technicians support teaching staff and students in the acquisition and mastery of the educational curriculum

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interacts in a positive and professional manner with students and colleagues
  • Completes the setup and monitoring of data management systems
  • Maintains clean and orderly environment
  • Participates in student centered meetings
  • Assists in the completion of student updates
  • Performs duties as assigned by supervisors
  • Supports the program's behavior management system
  • Assists with arrival and departure routines
  • Serves on crisis teams as assigned
  • Participates in assigned trainings and staff development opportunities
  • Provides safety assistance in compliance with ACES safety management trainings, local, state and federal regulations
  • Keeps Connecticut "V" endorsement current by completing requirements in a timely manner
  • Represents ACES in a positive manner through personal conduct, attendance and completion of assigned duties.
    Knowledge of:
    • ACES policies and procedures, inclusive of assigned program specific policies and procedures
    • Safety management procedures and related local, state and federal laws and regulations
    • When relevant for RBT certification, BCBA certification, or supervision thereof, understands and complies with all regulations and guidelines of BACB.
    • Application of individualized behavior management programs in operation
    • Reliability check processes and procedures for data fidelity
    • Procedural fidelity checks processes for on-going programs
    • Individual student's profiles, triggers, motivators and their responses
    • Appropriate prompts and cues to utilize with individuals during crisis situations

      Skills in:
      • Oral and written communication to explain, model and relate information to team on an on-going basis
      • Professional collegiality with peers, leadership and stakeholders
      • Organization of required data, plans and quarterly reports
      • Data collection and assessment
      • Using all relevant software systems to capture data and generate reports for supervisors, District, State and Federal reporting
      • Relating to students to foster positive relationships
      • Communication with families as directed

        Ability to:

        • Demonstrate a strong work ethic inclusive of excellent attendance
        • Record data in a timely and accurate manner
        • Review data regularly and notify supervisors of relevant information
        • Assess reinforcer effectiveness
        • Communicate student issues to relevant team members
        • Assist in the analysis of behavioral and instructional data
        • Demonstrate an understanding for all concepts presented through the ACES Professional Development and related trainings.
        • Fluently discuss and apply strategies based in ABA
        • Seek out relevant professional development opportunities
        • Assist with training and feedback regarding behavioral skills with staff
        • Provide training and feedback regarding instructional skills when paired with new staff

          PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In addition, technicians may need to respond quickly to crisis situations which may include running and need flexibility, balance and core strength to complete safety management holds and escorts as trained. It's important to have intact hearing to respond to assistance calls. This position will require some sitting, standing, walking or running.

          WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

          Qualifications

          High School graduate with two years of related experience
          Bachelor's Degree in a related field preferred
          Eligible for "V" endorsement for CT license (without restriction).
          Completes RBT certification from the BACB within six months of hire date
          Completes all components of ACES Safety Management Training within six months of hire

Keywords: AREA COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, Hamden , BEHAVIOR TECHNICIAN I (Bridgeport), Professions , Hamden, Connecticut

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