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Behavior Technician

Company: The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc.
Location: Tulare
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Job Description:

ORGANIZATIONThe Center for Autism and Related Disorders, LLC (CARD) is the world's largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. CARD strives to meet the growing need for services by continuously opening new offices throughout the country to provide top-quality ABA therapy across all populations.CARD was founded in 1990 by leading autism expert and clinical psychologist Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D. CARD treats individuals with ASD using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), which is empirically proven to be the most effective method for treating individuals with ASD and recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Surgeon General. With locations throughout US and internationally, CARD's mission is to provide access to top-quality treatment all over the world. Through its network of trained technicians, behavior analysts, and researchers, CARD develops and implements quality, comprehensive, and individualized treatment programs that lead to success. 160 North L Street Tulare, California 93274POSITION OVERVIEW: Behavior Technician Trainees implement Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment programs with CARD patients and families under the direction of a Clinical Supervisor. Treatment plans are designed to address skill acquisition as well as challenging behavior reduction, and may occur in a variety of settings including the CARD center, patient's home, school, community, or via telehealth. Behavior Technicians report to the CARD Operations Manager. This position has no direct reports.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Provide direct treatment to patients under the direction of the Clinical Supervisor in a 1:1 or group environmentProvide treatment that exceeds CARD's clinical quality standardsCollect and record data on patient progress with high fidelityReview and implement Clinical Supervisor feedback during each treatment sessionCommunicate effectively and compassionately with patients, families and colleaguesProvide a safe and supportive environment for patients, families and colleaguesSeek personal growth and training opportunities to ensure clinical excellenceMaintain accurate and timely recordsMaintain compliance with HIPAA requirements at all timesRepresent CARD professionally and ethically to internal and external stakeholders Adhere to CARD policies and procedures Other duties as assignedEDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:High School Diploma or equivalentMust pass initial CARD Behavior Technician Training program, including passing a comprehensive written exam and field evaluationExperience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) preferredKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Empathetic and compassionate individual with the ability to maintain strict confidentialityAbility to work collaboratively with team members while maintaining a positive and solution focused attitudeAbility to work independently while providing direct treatment to patientsAn effective communicator in both verbal and written formatsDemonstrate excellent time management skills and the ability to work in a fast paced, changing environmentDesire to continuously learn and develop skillsets Willingness to work in a variety of locations (center, patient home, etc.)Willingness to work with a variety of patientsReliable means of transportation with proof of auto insurance for some locationsAbility to commit to at least six months of employment without major changes in schedule or locationEnglish proficiency, both verbal and written, is requiredMust pass tuberculosis testWORK ENVIRONMENT:Treatment may occur in a variety of settings including the patient's home, the CARD center, the patient's school, the community, or via telehealth. Behavior Technicians work in environments that are both indoors and outdoors and may move between different locations throughout the course of the work day.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Be able to work with patients who are seated on the floor, in small chairs, or other home, school, community and clinic environmentsMove frequently throughout the therapeutic setting to gather materials, anticipate and respond to the movement of a patient, and/or provide instruction in a variety of settings, such as school, playground, clinic, or community locationsConstantly position oneself to participate and respond to the movements and behaviors of patients, including but not limited to bending to assist a patient, kneeling/crouching to teach a play skill, hurrying to block an open doorway, or reaching to prevent a patient from entering a traffic congested streetBe able to utilize continuous visual tracking in order to monitor the movement of patients, as well as the items and circumstances in the surrounding environmentOccasionally move to evade aggressive behaviors and/or physically block attempts to aggress towards others. Responding to behaviors may occasionally require bearing weight of a patient who is leaning, pushing, etc.Frequently teach patients to use vocal speech. Must be able to articulate sound and model speaking clearly, as well as listen to and shape vocal communication of patients Occasionally use modeling to teach gross motor skills, such as climbing or jumping, and fine motor skills such as clapping or opening a containerWork in both indoor and outdoor settings as they relate to the patient's natural environment, which may include being outdoors in a variety of weather conditions (e.g., community skills, recess in a school setting, etc.)Be able to lift up to 30 lbs. while assisting patients Notice At Collection for California ApplicantsThe Center for Autism and Related Disorders (the "Company") is providing you with this Notice At Collection For California Applicants ("Notice") to inform you about:the categories of Personal Information that the Company collects about applicants who reside in California; andthe purposes for which the Company uses that Personal Information.For purposes of this Notice, "Personal Information" means information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a natural person that the Company collects about its applicants, who reside in California, in their capacity as applicants for positions with the Company.Assistance For Disabled ApplicantsAlternative formats of this Notice are available to individuals with a disability. Please contact careers@centerforautism.com for assistance.Identifiers And Professional Or Employment-Related InformationPersonal Information Collected: The Company collects identifiers and professional or employment-related information, including the following:Identifiers: real name, nickname or alias, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, signature, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, driver's license number or state identification card number, and passport number.Professional or Employment-Related Information: evaluations, membership in 0professional organizations, professional certifications, and employment history.Purposes of Use:Recruiting:To evaluate applicants' qualifications for employment with the CompanyTo communicate with applicantsFor diversity and inclusion purposesTo create a talent pool for future job openingsFor recordkeeping purposesTo demonstrate applicants' agreement to, or acceptance of, documents presented to them, e.g., pre-employment arbitration agreement, acknowledgement of employment application, offer letterTo evaluate and improve the recruiting processMonitoring, Security, And Compliance:To monitor use of Company information systems and other electronic resourcesTo conduct internal auditsTo conduct internal investigationsTo protect the safety and security of the Company's facilitiesTo report suspected criminal conduct to law enforcement and cooperate in investigationsPersonal Information Categories From Cal. Civ. Code -1798.80(e)The Company collects categories of Personal Information listed in Cal. Civ. Code -1798.80(e) (other than those already listed in "Identifiers," above) as follows for the purposes listed below:Photograph and physical description: for security and internal identification purposes.Medical information: (a) for occupational health and safety compliance and record-keeping; (b) to conduct fitness-for-duty examinations; and (c) to respond to an applicant's medical emergency.Characteristics Of Protected Classifications Under California or Federal LawThe Company collects information about race, national origin, disability, sex, and veteran status as necessary to comply with legal obligations, including the reporting requirements of the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Act, and California's Fair Employment and Housing Act.The Company also collects the following characteristics (in addition to those listed above) for its diversity and inclusion programs: (a) religion (includes dress and grooming practices and encompasses all aspects of religious belief, observance and practice); (b) sex (includes gender, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions; also, sexual orientation); (c) disability; (d) gender identity; (e) gender expression; (f) marital status; (g) age,(h) familial status.The Company also uses this Personal Information for purposes including: disability, familial status, marital status, and pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions as necessary to comply with the Family Medical Leave Act and California law; military and veteran status as necessary to comply with leave requirements under applicable law; age incidentally to the use of birth date for birthday celebrations and identity verification; religion and pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions as necessary for accommodations under applicable law; national origin as necessary to comply with immigration laws; and marital status and familial status as necessary to provide benefits and for tax purposes.The Company collects this category of Personal Information on a purely voluntary basis and uses the information only in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.Biometric InformationPersonal Information Collected: The Company collects biometric information, including the following: fingerprints. Purposes of Use: to conduct criminal history background checks.Education InformationPersonal Information Collected: The Company collects education information, including the following: academic transcripts, educational discipline records, and academic counseling records.Purposes of Use: to evaluate applicants' qualifications for employment with the Company and to conduct a pre-employment background check.Purposes Potentially Applicable To Any Of The Categories Of Personal Information Listed AboveThe Company also may use applicants' Personal Information to facilitate administrative functions and information technology operations and for legal reasons and corporate transactions. These functions include, but are not limited to the following:to manage and operate information technology and communications systems, risk management and insurance functions, budgeting, financial management and reporting, strategic planning;to manage litigation involving the Company, and other legal disputes and inquiries and to meet legal and regulatory requirements;in connection with a corporate transaction, sale, or assignment of assets, merger, divestiture, or other changes of control or financial status of the Company or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates; andto manage licenses, permits and authorizations applicable to the Company's business operations.

Keywords: The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc., Tulare , Behavior Technician, Professions , Tulare, California

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