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Behavior Technician Trainer - Imperial 


Behavior Technician Trainers (BTTs) are responsible for overlapping with Behavior Technicians (BTs) for hands-on training purposes with client present. The BTT is expected to perform monthly checklists with the BTs for quality assurance and for providing ongoing training and feedback to Behavior Technicians. They may also model implementation of behavioral strategies for parents or caregivers when overlapping with new staff. BTTs are responsible for subbing when the need arises. BTTs are expected to attend monthly supervision meetings with Lead Supervisor(s).

Position Requirements


Education: Associates Degree. One year of relevant work experience may be substituted for each year of required education.

Certification: Registered Behavior Technician certification with the BCBA

Experience: Prior experience using logical problem-solving techniques both independently and in collaboration with others to meet service delivery requirement.


a. Basic level of computer proficiency.

b. Basic level of proficiency in MS Word.

c. Excellent verbal communication and organizational skills, with attention to detail and follow-through.

d. Analytic skills with a proven commitment to accuracy and timeliness.


a. Knowledge of the autism spectrum and characteristic of individuals with autism.

b. Knowledge of learning theory and behavioral principles and techniques.

c. Knowledge of DTT, PRT, and PECS.

d. Clear understanding of the distinction between therapeutic and social relationships and demonstrated ability to maintain appropriate relationships/boundaries.


a. Demonstrated ability to interpret procedure manuals effectively to others (e.g. staff, family members and community providers).

b. Demonstrated ability to be resourceful and take the initiative where appropriate.

c. Demonstrated ability to work with minimal direction and supervision.

d. Demonstrated ability to create written documentation that is legible, clear, and concise.

e. Demonstrated ability to manage time and maintain schedule when demands are constantly changing.

f. Ability to use basic office equipment such as phone, fax, and photocopier

g. Ability to create written documentation that is legible, clear, and concise.

h. Ability to maintain positive morale and unit cohesion as evidenced by maintaining a cooperative and flexible attitude toward coworkers, showing adaptability to change, exhibiting effective communication and interpersonal skills, and taking initiative to solve problems.

i. Ability to set priorities and reacts appropriately to emergency situations.


a. Willingness to learn.

b. Clean driving record and a current CA Driver’s License or ability to obtain CA driver’s license within 10 days after hired.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Req Number SOC-19-00050  
Location CARES - Imperial  
About the Organization Based in Oakland, California, Fred Finch Youth Center works with young people facing multiple challenges, including homelessness, economic disadvantage, mental health and cognitive disabilities, and histories of significant trauma and loss. Many have experienced abuse; live at or below the poverty line; are growing up in foster care, and are seeking to make their way in the world as independent, strong young adults. Despite their circumstances, these young people possess numerous strengths including tenacity, kindness, and the ability to strive for a brighter future. Committed to the notion that no one is without hope, no matter how desperate their circumstances may appear, Fred Finch staff helps each person we serve find and build upon their strengths so they may reach their potential and lead meaningful, fulfilling lives.

Founded in 1891 as an orphanage, today's Fred Finch Youth Center operates 24 programs in California including mental health, housing, education, and independent living services, providing a pathway to healing and self-sufficiency. Our 127-year history and strong track record have made Fred Finch Youth Center a recognized leader in the treatment of children and families.

FFYC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer who does not discriminate and follows all regulations under the Act as well as all the regulations under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Fred Finch Youth Center partners with contracted providers to provide mental health services to residents of the following counties:

* Alameda County * Contra Costa County * Fresno County * Los Angeles County * Merced County * Napa County * Orange County *Placer County * Sacramento County * San Diego County * San Mateo County * Santa Clara County


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