DHHS is dedicated to a therapeutic, rehabilitative, and holistic approach to their care, and is in need of Behavioral Technicians to help drive those efforts forward. This position will, under general supervision, provide continuous intensive behavioral modification, trauma-focused interventions, residential care, custody, and supervision of the youth at the 24 hour state facility located in Lincoln, NE. We have full time, and on-call (temporary ) positions available.
FULL TIME: 40 hours a week, great benefits, $18.091/hour plus shift differential
ON-CALL: Flexible Scheduling, not eligible for benefits, $18.091/hour plus shift differential
"DHHS State of Nebraska values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability marital status, or genetics."
Schedule: 2nd (2 pm to 10 pm) and 3rd (10 pm to 6 am) shift after training
Examples of Work
• Direct care for youth with high acuity using trauma-focused interventions.
• De-escalation of verbal and physical aggression with inclusion of behavioral modification strategies.
• Continuous and intensive interventions to encourage skill building of life and communication skills.
• Direct implementation of continuous and intensive treatment plans and therapeutic activities using positive reinforcement strategies.
• Monitor and document daily behavior and progress of residents.
• Partner with medical providers, including the Board Certified Behavior Analyst, to ensure constant follow through of specific programming, behavioral modification strategies, and treatment plan.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 21 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent education. Related coursework/training experience in: behavioral sciences, counseling and guidance, rehabilitation/treatment services, education, nursing/patient care, delinquency prevention, criminal justice, or related area.
Completion of: 40 hours of Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) training; Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) competency assessment and exam administered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board must be completed within 120 days of hire. RBT renewal competency assessment and application is required on an annual basis. A valid driver's license and ability to become an authorized vehicle driver for the State of Nebraska is also required.
PREFERRED: Bachelors degree
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: Knowledge of: principles and practices of group and family systems theory; behavioral prevention and intervention techniques; adolescent growth and development; individual counseling theory and practice; adolescent sexuality; recreational theory and practice; first aid; basic sanitation and personal hygiene; basic counseling and crisis intervention techniques; behavioral prevention and intervention techniques.
Skill in: organizing and prioritizing one's own work; communicating to relay information to staff, management, industry professionals and family members/guardians; communicating with youth in a way that reinforces feelings of self-worth; listening to and understanding information received; providing learning experiences to enhance insight and growth of youth; being aware of others' actions and reactions; persuading others to change their minds or behaviors; bringing others together to reconcile differences.
Ability to: Ability to: learn and apply facility policies, rules and regulations; learn and understand social and legal issues in child welfare; learn and apply security measures; intervene in crisis situations while maintaining the safety of youth and staff; perform housekeeping and maintenance duties in accordance with health standards; develop and maintain purposeful relationships with youth; plan, organize and participate in a variety of recreational or vocational activities; observe, assess and document adolescent behavior; work in a team setting to implement residential programs and develop and implement individual growth plans; lift, push, pull or bend to assist youth in meeting their needs and maintaining safety.