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POSITION:  Behavior Technician (Non-Exempt/Part-Time) *Multiple Positions

HSU JOB FAMILY CLASSIFICATION: Academic Technical (I or II)

DEPARTMENT:  College of Human Sciences and Educational Studies 

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Associate Professor of Educational Studies

FLSA STATUS:  Non-Exempt

EXEMPTION:  N/A

LOCATION:  Abilene

TARGET HIRE DATE: As Soon As Possible

HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT – Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Human Resources 325-670-1259 or careers@hsutx.edu 

SUMMARY/SCOPE:

The behavior technician will work directly with the Lead Behavior Tech and the assigned board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA) in providing skills instruction to learners with behavioral needs. The behavior technician will be responsible for the implementation of behavior reduction and skill acquisition programs designed by supervising BCBA.

HSU JOB FAMILY CLASSIFICATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

With ongoing supervision by the Lead Behavior Tech and the supervising BCBA, plans, organizes, and conducts behavioral programs in a clinical setting to facilitate development and rehabilitation of persons by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: These examples do not include all possible tasks & do not limit the assignment of related tasks.            

Implement treatment plans designed by BCBA

Effectively collect required data during sessions

Create and review session notes as required

Mentor and train new RBTs, students, BTs as directed by BCBA

Prepare and participate in events for community outreach 

Prepare program materials and organize data as BCBA requests

Maintain RBT certification

Attend and help to run/organize meetings and trainings 

Follows all ethical practice guidelines, and additional requirements as outlined from the BACB

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

There are no supervisor responsibilities, except for student workers.

COMPETENCIES: This is your opportunity to demonstrate how your education and/or experience in your current or previous job relates to each function of this position.

On a separate sheet of paper, write a paragraph for each competency listed below describing your background and qualifications in each area.

Interview decisions are partially based on this information.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.

Job Knowledge: Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.

Communications: Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Conflict Resolution: Encourages open communications; confronts difficult situations; maintains objectivity; keeps emotions under control; uses negotiation skills to resolve conflicts.

Planning/Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans. Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES (Language, Mathematical, Reasoning and Computer Skills):

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

COMPUTER SKILLS: Proficient with word, graphing tools, excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of google documents preferred. Proficient with Central Reach ABA software recommended, but not required.

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Payroll systems; Internet software; and Contact Management systems.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Interest in working with individuals with exceptionalities required. 

Required: High School Diploma; at least 60 hours of college credit, enrollment in at least 6 hours per semester of college credit and 2 years of exemplary employment record.

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, Speech and Hearing Services, or related field.

Certification as an ABA Therapist/Behavioral Technician may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree requirement.

Preferred: Coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis and interest in pursuing
certification in the field of ABA.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Prefer Registered Behavior Technician Certification

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to taste or smell. The employee must on occasion lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

Must be able to lift to 50 pounds. Must be able to lift and carry clients with adaptive equipment. Must be able to assume and maintain a variety of postures (kneeling, squatting, crawling, sitting, standing) for extended periods of time. Must be able to sit on the floor or stand for extended periods of time. Must be willing and able to restrain/hold/transport and utilize quick body movements as indicated in the Behavior Intervention Plan in the course of working with children with challenging behavior. Must have manual dexterity to perform specific computer and electronic device functions for data collection. Must be physically present at the assigned job location, which may include home, school, and community placements. Must be able to receive detailed information through oral communication.  Must have visual acuity to read and comprehend written communication through computer, electronic devices, and paper means.

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 the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

This is a part-time position, which will be scheduled for 10 – 29 hours per week.

Part-Time scheduled hours will typically be from 7:30 A.M. – 7:30 P.M., thus applicants must be available during these hours as schedule will vary depending on appointments.

All hours worked beyond 40 hours in a single work week will be compensated at time and a half, per FSLA guidelines.

Must have an maintain a valid Class C Driver’s License and maintain a clear driving record to be insurable under the university liability policy.

Must be able to drive to complete work assignments on and off campus, as needed.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary on the HSU website.

EEO / ADA Statement:

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization or would change the essential functions of the job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.

BACKGROUND SCREEN:

HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.