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Behavior Therapist

Company: Minnesota Autism Center
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY:Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and young adults?The Minnesota Autism Center (MAC), a non-profit organization, is currently seeking qualified Behavioral Therapist/Mental Health Practitioners to provide direct 1:1 therapy and group therapy to children and adults affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).PCA (Personal Care Assistant)- DSP (Direct Support Professional)- Paraprofessional- CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)- Home Health Aide- Welcome to apply Position also known as: Behavioral Technician, Behavioral Therapist, Behavior Therapist, ABA Therapist, Applied Behavior Analysis Therapist. Full time opportunities available. 8:15 am to 4:45 pm Monday through Friday. No nights or weekends required! Part time opportunities available: Monday-Friday, 8:15AM-12:00PM or 1:00PM-4:45PMGROWTH & OPPORTUNITIES:Behavioral Therapist/ Mental Health Practitioner/Direct Support Professional will be trained on the job. No experience required.Tuition Reimbursement eligibility after 1 year of service for applicable programs.We are flexible in pay for Applied Behavior Analysis experience.Developmental training can lead to multiple promotion tracks.BENEFITS:MAC offers competitive benefits for all full-time Employees working 30 or more hours each week.Excellent PTO benefitsPaid HolidaysAffordable medical, dental, and vision with employer contribution401 (k) with generous employer matchEmployer paid life and disability insuranceStudent loan repayment programRETENTION BONUS: Ongoing Retention Bonus! (received twice annually)MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Desire & passion for providing mental health servicesAbility to work in a group setting or 1:1 with client(s)Ability to maintain a level of professionalism with clients and their familiesReliable transportationAbility to pass a DHS Background checkMust possess a high school diploma or equivalentMust be at least 18 years of agePREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Previous experience with ASD and ABA TherapyHolds a bachelor's degree in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields from an accredited college or university and has at least 2,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of mental health services to clients with mental illness. (Example: Bachelor's in Behavioral Science + 1 year of full-time experience)Has at least 4,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of mental health services to clients with mental illness. (Example: 2 years of full-time experience)Is a graduate student in one of the mental health professional disciplines and is formally assigned by an accredited college or university to an agency or facility for clinical training.Holds a masters or other graduate degree in one of the mental health professional disciplines from an accredited college or university.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: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.Frequent kneeling along with bending and stooping (when toileting)Ability to respond quickly-get up from floor/run/walk fast (for elopements)Physically engaged for 7+ hours (fast paced/on the go)Strength required to implement physical holds when safety of the client or staff is at riskShuffling your feet (related to safety care)Standing/be on your feet for several consecutive hours many daysAbility to lift 50 poundsABOUT OUR COMPANY:Founded in 1996 by parents who sought the very best treatment available to deliver opportunities to children and adolescents living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Minnesota Autism Center (MAC) provides therapeutic services for children ages 18 months to 21 years who have ASD.MAC's services are center-based and in-home, and include speech and occupational therapy, assessment and diagnosis services, and individual and family therapy. At any given time, MAC serves approximately 370-400 clients throughout Minnesota at 22 centers located in Eagan, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Fridley, Vadnais Heights, Minnetonka, Woodbury, Duluth, Superior, Virginia, Mankato, Rochester, Red Wing, New Ulm, Medford, Hutchinson and Cambridge.MAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in terms or conditions of employment on the basis of sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), race, traits associated with race (including hair texture and style), color, national origin, religion, creed, age once having reached the age of majority, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military status, veteran status, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, status with respect to public assistance, or any other characteristics that are protected by federal, state or local laws.EducationRequiredHigh School or betterby Jobble

Keywords: Minnesota Autism Center, St. Paul , Behavior Therapist, Healthcare , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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