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Registered Behavior Technician (Health Care Tech III) - Wheat Ridge Regional Center

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Registered Behavior Technician (Health Care Tech III) - Wheat Ridge Regional Center   

JOB TITLE:

Registered Behavior Technician (Health Care Tech III) - Wheat Ridge Regional Center

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Dallas Colorado United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Department Information




This position is open to current Colorado residents only.

Please note: This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

This recruitment is to fill
a 4/10 schedule, Sunday-Wednesday or Wednesday-Saturday.

Most State of Colorado employees are eligible for a great benefit package! Please see the Supplemental Information section below for details!

Wheat Ridge Regional Center

Mission:
Our mission is to offer people with disabilities the necessary supports in order to promote the personal values of individual growth, participation, contribution and capability.

Organizational Focus:

We provide services to individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities living in Colorado.
Admissions are for individuals with complex behavior and medical needs who may pose a risk to themselves or the community.
We provide emergency treatment stabilization for people and provide support to the community service delivery system.



Overall function of the work unit:
This work unit exists to provide quality health care, personal hygiene maintenance and an active learning atmosphere in a safe and healthy environment for developmentally disabled and mentally ill individuals.
This work unit provides 24-hour treatment services that are in compliance with State and Federal regulations.

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CDHSCareers

Description of Job

Summary of the position:
The Behavior Technician position is a paraprofessional position that assists in the delivery of behavior analytic services for Residents served at the Regional Centers.
The Behavior Technician implements programs directly with Residents and trains data collection systems and behavioral interventions to Direct Support Professionals at Wheat Ridge Regional Center.
This position promotes active treatment through implementation of skill acquisition programs for the Residents served.
The Behavior Technician recommends changes needed to benefit the resident and responds to a variety of situations including medical and behavioral emergencies.


Primary Job Duties
Data Collection:
  • Engages in data collection through an Electronic Health Record or physical data collection based on guidance from the supervising Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
  • Data collection for interfering or maladaptive behaviors to aid in the completion of functional behavior assessments (FBA) and skill acquisition targets, including but not limited to daily living skills, tolerance, and coping strategies.
  • Identifies deficits within the residential environment to increase data collection accuracy.
  • Determine if the data collection system is working to adequately reflect the Individual using Interobserver Agreement interventions.
  • Recommends action plans for improvement to support services within the program standards.
Program Implementation and Crisis Management:
  • Implements preference assessments and skill acquisition programs to promote learning opportunities through the usage of behavior analytic concepts for Residents served.
  • Facilitates the delivery of highly preferred items that may function as reinforcement for desirable behaviors.
  • Implements behavior reduction programs, including antecedent and consequent intervention strategies, outlined by supervising BCBA.
  • Document outcome of treatments and program implementation timely and accurately.
  • Physically lift, transport, and/or position residents by using approved lifting techniques (i.
    e.
    two-person lift or pivot transfer).
  • Employ approved crisis management curriculum, Safety Care, in order to keep Individuals and Staff safe.
  • Decides when and how to intervene during instances of interfering behavior while referencing the Behavior Intervention Plan of the Individual.
  • Determine the appropriate method of delivering reinforcement to the Resident served while accounting for restrictions, resources, and needs of others.
  • Difficulty implementing skill acquisition programs due to interfering behavior occurring from residents.
    This professional will use behavior analytic techniques including pairing, behavioral momentum, and antecedent intervention to increase compliance to treatment.
  • Challenges with staff implementation and treatment fidelity of skill acquisition and behavior reduction programs.
    This professional will use behavior analytic techniques such as behavioral skills training to increase staff buy-in of programs.
Training:
  • Provides onsite training and monitoring of direct care staff to ensure that all aspects of the individuals vocational/work life are being served and to ensure timely and accurate implementation of program plans as identified in the Individuals behavior plan.
  • Identifies training needs and initiates requests for training from professional staff as needed (i.
    e.
    , notifies supervisor and/ or responsible discipline).
  • Identifies and reports to direct supervisor any problems that arise in the area of staff compliance in running clinical behavioral programs.
  • Provides active treatment to all residents to meet their needs with a training approach, allowing the most independence possible as it relates to behavior programs.
  • Provide assistance as needed to ensure residents needs are met in all areas of daily living as it relates to behavioral needs/programming to include but not limited to eating, hygiene, dressing, bathing, toileting, and clothing care.
  • Determines the need to report training deficits to supervising BCBA.
  • Challenges with direct support professionals following the outlined behavior intervention plans and acquisition programs may arise.
    This professional utilizes clinical skills to tactfully provide feedback to the direct support professional prior to contacting supervising BCBA.
  • Challenges with direct support professionals engaging in appropriate data collection.
    These professional uses clinical skills to tactfully provide feedback to the direct support professional prior to contacting supervising BCBA.
Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications

  • A high school diploma or GED
AND
  • Two (2) years of experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position.

AND

  • Current and valid Registered Behavioral Technician certification.
Substitutions
  • College course work appropriate to the assignment (Human Services, Rehabilitation, Therapy or Medical, etc) may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.
  • There is no substitution for the required license.
Conditions of Employment
  • State of Colorado Resident
  • Valid unrestricted US Driver License
  • Must complete reference check
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process as this position is deemed to have direct contact with vulnerable persons.
    Felony convictions, conviction of crimes of moral turpitude, or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position.
    Should your background check reveal any charges or convictions, it is your responsibility to provide the CDHS Background Unit with an official disposition of any charges.
  • Must pass drug screen
  • Influenza and other vaccines as required by the State of CO
  • A Tuberculosis Test (TB) will be required upon hire
  • Must be available to work any shift, any day and/or any area, to meet agency needs, including weekends and holidays
  • Must demonstrate ability to lift 50 lbs, bend, squat, etc, and perform physical interventions proficiently (pre-employment and continuously throughout employment)
  • Must be available to work any shift, any day and/or any area, to meet agency needs
  • Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application and provide an explanation why the prior termination or resignation should not disqualify the applicant from the current position.
    Absent extraordinary circumstances, prior disciplinary termination or resignation in lieu of termination will disqualify the applicant from future State employment with CDHS.
  • Must travel to remote work sites and must utilize a state vehicle, if available.
    If not, must utilize personal vehicle and submit for mileage reimbursement.
    Position is required to use a state vehicle to transport residents.
Appeal Rights:
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.
An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative.
This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (dpa_state.
personnelboard@state.
co.
us), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.
866.
5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the departments action.
For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to spb.
colorado.
gov; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.
colorado.
gov under Rules.

Supplemental Information

How to Apply
The Assessment Process

For additional recruiting questions, please
contact heather.
siegal@state.
co.
us

About Us:
If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS).
Our professionals strive to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence, and well-being of the people of Colorado.
In addition to a great location and rewarding and meaningful work, we offer:
  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan www.
    copera.
    org plus 401(k) and 457 plans
  • Medical and dental health plans
  • Employer supplemented Health Savings Account
  • Paid life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability coverage
  • 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave
  • BenefitHub state employee discount program
  • Employee Wellness program
  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more

  • Remote work arrangements for eligible positions
  • Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
    For more
information, go to https://www.
colorado.
gov/pacific/dhr/student-loan-forgiveness-programs.

Our Values:

We believe in a people-first approach: To serve the people of Colorado, we develop a culture and work environment that creates an energized, inspired, and healthy team capable of giving their best to Coloradans.

Balance creates quality of life: We want our team to be resilient through a supportive workplace that values flexibility, health and wellness, and employee engagement.

We hold ourselves accountable: We take responsibility through our actions, programs, and results for the state of health and human services in Colorado.

Transparency matters: We are open and honest with employees, our partners, the Coloradans we serve, and the public.

We are ethical: We abide by what is best for those we serve by doing what is right, not what is easy.

Collaboration helps us rise together: We work together with all partners, employees, and clients to achieve the best outcomes for Coloradans.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services.
Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.


ADAA Accommodations:
CDHS is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals.
As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship.
If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Nancy Schmelzer, at cdhs_ada@state.
co.
us or call 1-800-929-0791.

~THE STATE OF COLORADO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER~


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Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

29.48 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707371293-e1ed7a6ea97a5b6199cc5beb2b8f9de9

LOCATION:

Colorado United States

CITY:

Dallas

Job Origin:

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Department Information




This position is open to current Colorado residents only.

Please note: This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

This recruitment is to fill
a 4/10 schedule, Sunday-Wednesday or Wednesday-Saturday.

Most State of Colorado employees are eligible for a great benefit package! Please see the Supplemental Information section below for details!

Wheat Ridge Regional Center

Mission:
Our mission is to offer people with disabilities the necessary supports in order to promote the personal values of individual growth, participation, contribution and capability.

Organizational Focus:

We provide services to individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities living in Colorado. Admissions are for individuals with complex behavior and medical needs who may pose a risk to themselves or the community. We provide emergency treatment stabilization for people and provide support to the community service delivery system.


Overall function of the work unit:
This work unit exists to provide quality health care, personal hygiene maintenance and an active learning atmosphere in a safe and healthy environment for developmentally disabled and mentally ill individuals. This work unit provides 24-hour treatment services that are in compliance with State and Federal regulations.

Opt in below to receive text message updates on CDHS recruiting events!
CDHSCareers

Description of Job

Summary of the position:
The Behavior Technician position is a paraprofessional position that assists in the delivery of behavior analytic services for Residents served at the Regional Centers. The Behavior Technician implements programs directly with Residents and trains data collection systems and behavioral interventions to Direct Support Professionals at Wheat Ridge Regional Center. This position promotes active treatment through implementation of skill acquisition programs for the Residents served. The Behavior Technician recommends changes needed to benefit the resident and responds to a variety of situations including medical and behavioral emergencies.

Primary Job Duties
Data Collection:
  • Engages in data collection through an Electronic Health Record or physical data collection based on guidance from the supervising Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
  • Data collection for interfering or maladaptive behaviors to aid in the completion of functional behavior assessments (FBA) and skill acquisition targets, including but not limited to daily living skills, tolerance, and coping strategies.
  • Identifies deficits within the residential environment to increase data collection accuracy.
  • Determine if the data collection system is working to adequately reflect the Individual using Interobserver Agreement interventions.
  • Recommends action plans for improvement to support services within the program standards.
Program Implementation and Crisis Management:
  • Implements preference assessments and skill acquisition programs to promote learning opportunities through the usage of behavior analytic concepts for Residents served.
  • Facilitates the delivery of highly preferred items that may function as reinforcement for desirable behaviors.
  • Implements behavior reduction programs, including antecedent and consequent intervention strategies, outlined by supervising BCBA.
  • Document outcome of treatments and program implementation timely and accurately.
  • Physically lift, transport, and/or position residents by using approved lifting techniques (i.e. two-person lift or pivot transfer).
  • Employ approved crisis management curriculum, Safety Care, in order to keep Individuals and Staff safe.
  • Decides when and how to intervene during instances of interfering behavior while referencing the Behavior Intervention Plan of the Individual.
  • Determine the appropriate method of delivering reinforcement to the Resident served while accounting for restrictions, resources, and needs of others.
  • Difficulty implementing skill acquisition programs due to interfering behavior occurring from residents. This professional will use behavior analytic techniques including pairing, behavioral momentum, and antecedent intervention to increase compliance to treatment.
  • Challenges with staff implementation and treatment fidelity of skill acquisition and behavior reduction programs. This professional will use behavior analytic techniques such as behavioral skills training to increase staff buy-in of programs.
Training:
  • Provides onsite training and monitoring of direct care staff to ensure that all aspects of the individuals vocational/work life are being served and to ensure timely and accurate implementation of program plans as identified in the Individuals behavior plan.
  • Identifies training needs and initiates requests for training from professional staff as needed (i.e., notifies supervisor and/ or responsible discipline).
  • Identifies and reports to direct supervisor any problems that arise in the area of staff compliance in running clinical behavioral programs.
  • Provides active treatment to all residents to meet their needs with a training approach, allowing the most independence possible as it relates to behavior programs.
  • Provide assistance as needed to ensure residents needs are met in all areas of daily living as it relates to behavioral needs/programming to include but not limited to eating, hygiene, dressing, bathing, toileting, and clothing care.
  • Determines the need to report training deficits to supervising BCBA.
  • Challenges with direct support professionals following the outlined behavior intervention plans and acquisition programs may arise. This professional utilizes clinical skills to tactfully provide feedback to the direct support professional prior to contacting supervising BCBA.
  • Challenges with direct support professionals engaging in appropriate data collection. These professional uses clinical skills to tactfully provide feedback to the direct support professional prior to contacting supervising BCBA.
Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications

  • A high school diploma or GED
AND
  • Two (2) years of experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position.

AND

  • Current and valid Registered Behavioral Technician certification.
Substitutions
  • College course work appropriate to the assignment (Human Services, Rehabilitation, Therapy or Medical, etc) may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.
  • There is no substitution for the required license.
Conditions of Employment
  • State of Colorado Resident
  • Valid unrestricted US Driver License
  • Must complete reference check
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process as this position is deemed to have direct contact with vulnerable persons. Felony convictions, conviction of crimes of moral turpitude, or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position. Should your background check reveal any charges or convictions, it is your responsibility to provide the CDHS Background Unit with an official disposition of any charges.
  • Must pass drug screen
  • Influenza and other vaccines as required by the State of CO
  • A Tuberculosis Test (TB) will be required upon hire
  • Must be available to work any shift, any day and/or any area, to meet agency needs, including weekends and holidays
  • Must demonstrate ability to lift 50 lbs, bend, squat, etc, and perform physical interventions proficiently (pre-employment and continuously throughout employment)
  • Must be available to work any shift, any day and/or any area, to meet agency needs
  • Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application and provide an explanation why the prior termination or resignation should not disqualify the applicant from the current position. Absent extraordinary circumstances, prior disciplinary termination or resignation in lieu of termination will disqualify the applicant from future State employment with CDHS.
  • Must travel to remote work sites and must utilize a state vehicle, if available. If not, must utilize personal vehicle and submit for mileage reimbursement. Position is required to use a state vehicle to transport residents.
Appeal Rights:
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.
An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (dpa_state.personnelboard@state.co.us), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the departments action.
For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to spb.colorado.gov; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.colorado.gov under Rules.

Supplemental Information

How to Apply
The Assessment Process

For additional recruiting questions, please
contact heather.siegal@state.co.us

About Us:
If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS). Our professionals strive to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence, and well-being of the people of Colorado. In addition to a great location and rewarding and meaningful work, we offer:
  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan www.copera.org plus 401(k) and 457 plans
  • Medical and dental health plans
  • Employer supplemented Health Savings Account
  • Paid life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability coverage
  • 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave
  • BenefitHub state employee discount program
  • Employee Wellness program
  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more

  • Remote work arrangements for eligible positions
  • Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more
information, go to https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/student-loan-forgiveness-programs.

Our Values:

We believe in a people-first approach: To serve the people of Colorado, we develop a culture and work environment that creates an energized, inspired, and healthy team capable of giving their best to Coloradans.

Balance creates quality of life: We want our team to be resilient through a supportive workplace that values flexibility, health and wellness, and employee engagement.

We hold ourselves accountable: We take responsibility through our actions, programs, and results for the state of health and human services in Colorado.

Transparency matters: We are open and honest with employees, our partners, the Coloradans we serve, and the public.

We are ethical: We abide by what is best for those we serve by doing what is right, not what is easy.

Collaboration helps us rise together: We work together with all partners, employees, and clients to achieve the best outcomes for Coloradans.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.


ADAA Accommodations:
CDHS is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Nancy Schmelzer, at cdhs_ada@state.co.us or call 1-800-929-0791.

~THE STATE OF COLORADO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER~


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