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    Behavior Technician Responsibilities:
    • Structured one-on-one instruction with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities in clinic, home, school and/or community settings
    • Create a fun and supportive learning environment for children with special needs
    • Implement educational programs and behavior interventions as designed by a Behavior Analyst Supervisor
    • Promote the development of functional communication skills (i.e. speaking and using assistive communication devices
    • Provide instruction on social skills (i.e. social interactions, play behavior, and conversational skills)
    • Support independence with adaptive living skills (daily routines)
    • Collect clinical data and track progress
    • Participate in team meetings with a BCBA, parents and other team members
    • Full Time (35-40 hours/week) and Part Time (8-34 hours/week) positions available, M-F with at least 2 days/week between the hours of 3:00pm-5:30pm.
    • Competitive compensation
    • Opportunity to work with amazing children and their families
    • Comprehensive training & supervision by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst
    • Advancement opportunities
    • Paid Holidays and time off for full-time staff
    • No weekends!
    • Technology and access to our state-of-the art clinical portal, where you can attend training and access curriculum!
    Job Requirements:

    Required Qualifications:

      • High School Diploma
      • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Credential or Board Certified Autism Specialist (BCAT) (Don’t have this? We can provide you with the resources to obtain it!)
      • CPR and First Aid Certification (Don’t have this? We can provide you with the resources needed to obtain it!)
      • Experience working with children
      • Possess a reliable means of transportation, valid driver’s license, auto insurance and a willingness to travel
      • Ability to communicate effectively, utilizing both written and verbal skills
      • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism
      • Compassion and understanding
      • Legal authorization to work in the United States of America
      • Must pass a criminal background check
      • Must be able to pass a drug test

    Preferred Qualifications

      • Experience with Applied Behavior Analysis and/or managing children with challenging behaviors
      • Related college coursework (credits in Early Childhood Development, Education or Psychology)

    Physical Demands (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 frequently required to walk, run, sit, stand and drive. The employee is also required to use their hands and reach with their arms.
      • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
      • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.
      • The employee may be required to intervene in physically demanding behavioral interventions with potentially physically aggressive clients.

    Behavior Technician (RBT)

    Black Hills Behavior is a leading provider of center based, in-home, and in-school ABA therapy for clients with Autism or other developmental disabilities.  We are seeking candidates to join the team as an ABA Behavior Technician. We have opportunities for both entry-level (no previous experience) and experienced Registered Behavior Technicians. As a Registered Behavior Technician, you will gain experience working directly with a Board Certified Behavior Analysts to provide ABA therapy to clients ranging from 18 months 12 years of age.

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    How do I become a registered behavior technician or board certified autism technician?

    Both of these certifications have 3 requirements:

    • Completion of approximately 40 hours of on-line coursework.
    • Competency Assessment with a Behavior Analyst
    • Written Test (computer-based)

    If you are selected to received a contingent offer of employment after you interview with us, we will provide you with the on-line coursework and competency assessment at no cost.  You will only need to pay for your computer based test for certification.

    What does a typical day look like for a behavior technician?

    Our behavior techs work with children about 95% of time. Our sessions typically run from 8:00AM-11:30AM; 12:00PM-3:00PM; and 3:00PM-5:30PM. Most sessions are held in our clinic, but some may take place in a school, daycare, or out in the community. While working with children, the focus is on effective teaching and positively reinforcing skills and behaviors pertinent to the goals in that specific child’s plan. As you teach according to the plan, you’ll also be taking data on responses in order to communicate with the behavior analyst and parents regarding progress toward their goals.

    What are some traits of a successful behavior technician?
    • Positive attitude
    • Patience
    • Adaptability
    • Passion
    • Compassion
    • Professional
    What types of advancement opportunities are there?

    If you enjoy your work as a behavior technician and would like to pursue a career as a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) or Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), we are always looking to promote from within our awesome team. BCaBA’s are Bachelor degree level assistant analysts and BCBA’s are Master’s degree level analysts. You can find more information about the requirements for these credentials at or someone on our leadership team.

    How do I apply for this position?
    How does the interview/hiring process work?
    • Fill out our on-line application.
    • If you meet requirements, you will be called in for an interview.
    • If interview is successful, we will check references and employment history.
    • Upon successful reference check, you will be offered a contingent offer of employment.  Employment will be contingent upon:
      • RBT or BCAT certification
      • CPR certification
      • Successful background check and/or drug test
    • Once all contingencies are passed, you’ll begin your employment/training with Black Hills Behavior.


    Here are some common questions about our Behavior Technician position.