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Fred Finch Youth Center Behavior Technician Variable hours CARES Imperial  in Imperial, California

Behavior Technician Variable hours CARES Imperial


The Behavior Technician provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services within the home, school and/or clinic environment to children with autism and other developmental disabilities. The Behavior Technician is responsible for providing the specific ABA programs as written by the case supervisor. Behavior Technicians must have knowledge of ABA techniques and data collection; training will be provided.

Position Requirements


  • A willingness to learn.

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

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

  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal direction and supervision.

  • Prior experience using logical problem-solving techniques both independently and in collaboration with others to meet needs service delivery requirements.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • Associates Degree.One year of relevant work experience may be substituted for each year ofrequired education.

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

  • Basic level computer proficiency.

  • Basic level of proficiency in MS Word.


  • Bachelors’ Degree inrelated field (e.g. education, psychology, child development)

  • Successfully complete Registered Behavior Technician certification.


Req NumberSOC-19-00100

LocationCARES - Imperial

About the OrganizationBased 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

This position is currently accepting applications.