Start your rewarding career helping children with autism acquire the skills to reach their full potential. Since 2015 hiring growth for behavior technicians has grown 32% an average year over year. This is also one of the only jobs with growth potential that does not require a 4-year degree, providing an opportunity for professionals from all backgrounds to join the field of Applied Behavior Analysis.
At the California Autism Center our mission is to improve the lives of our clients and build the careers of our team. In line with our mission, we provide all the necessary training for our behavior technicians to become Registered Behavior Technicians. The Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is a paraprofessional certification in behavior analysis. RBTs assist in delivering behavior analysis services and practice under the direction and close supervision of an RBT Supervisor – Case Assistant and/or Case Manager.
California Autism Center is a center-based program with most services provided at one of our treatment centers. Research supports participation in center-based treatment which demonstrates significantly higher rates of learning for children as opposed to treatment at home. Center-based services also reduce drive time for employees and offer more support in a structure environment. Our treatment centers provide an environment that support the therapist-child relationship, fostering a meaningful connection.
Behavior Technician Levels and Career Progression
California Autism Center prides itself on compensation transparency and offers a level system based on competency. Included in the job description is the criteria for each behavior technician level. All technicians have the opportunity to grow and develop to their fullest potential.
Core responsibilities of a Behavior Technician include:
- Follow the prescribed behavioral skill acquisition and behavior reduction protocols
- Collect, record, and summarize data on observable client behavior
- Assist with parent and caregiver training in line with the client’s individualized treatment plan and behavior reduction protocols
- Ensure documentation is completed on time and following established procedures
- Effectively communicate with parents and caregivers regarding client progress as instructed by supervising clinician
- Utilize safe and appropriate handling procedures when working with clients and appropriately report all critical incidents and safety concerns
- Maintain a clean, safe, and organized work and therapy environment
- Assist supervising clinician with preparation of client materials, behavior reduction assessments, and skills acquisition