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The UW Autism Center (UWAC) is a nonprofit organization devoted to supporting families affected by autism spectrum disorders through exceptional clinical services, innovative scientific research and high-quality training. UWAC is part of the Center on Human Development and Disability at the University of Washington and incorporates faculty and staff from the UW School of Medicine, College of Arts & Sciences, and College of Education.
The UWAC currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Part-Time, Hourly Behavior Technician.
This individual will work amongst a team of professionals, including licensed psychologists, speech-language pathologists, board certified behavior analysts, medical professionals, faculty, graduate students, and pre- and post-doctoral fellows. This position will provide clinical services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders, providing/Implementing direct interventions to children with ASD using principles of applied behavior analysis.
The position will support the Autism Center-wide policies and procedures and workload standards. The position has additional complexities involving the ability to handle complex and sensitive situations regarding clinic patients.
General Job Duties/Description
- To provide direct intervention to children with ASD in their homes as well as in clinic, community, and school settings. - To accurately record client intervention data and manage records. - To develop individualized materials used in therapy.
Specific Tasks Description.
PROVIDE INTERVENTION - Work 1:1 with children age 12 months through adulthood. - Implement intervention protocols developed by BCBA to increase skills/reduce problem behaviors. - Provide responsible, positive, sensitive intervention and care during therapy. - Apply ABA principles in therapy; tailor procedures to fit individual interests/needs. - Work under close supervision of masters level clinical staff. - Travel to children’s homes daily (within 30 miles of UW or your home).
DEVELOP MATERIALS - Create and produce picture cards, books, etc. as needed for the therapy program. - Create and produce motivation charts, token boards, PECS icons, visual schedules, play materials, etc.
ORGANIZING THERAPY SPACE - Maintain home and clinic therapy spaces in an organized, clean, and child-proof manner.
MANAGING RECORDS AND DATA COLLECTION - Organize and maintain computer and paper records of therapy including collecting and accurately recording data in each therapy session, graphing data and completing treatment notes.
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