POSITION AVAILABLE:  Behavior Therapist (multiple positions available)
 
POSITION LOCATION: Southwest West Central Service Cooperative (SWWC) with placement at The READY Clinic – Pipestone, MN.
 
POSITION SUMMARY:  Practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and is responsible for the direct implementation of skill-acquisition and behavior reduction plans developed by the BCBA.  The behavior therapist provides assistance to children and families in providing an appropriate, safe learning environment to clients enrolled in early intervention programs.
 
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:  Interacts with clients according to their Individual Treatment (ITP) and/or Behavior Intervention Plan; observes and intervenes to redirect inappropriate behavior; implements and monitors skill acquisition plans, behavior intervention and reduction plans; implements skill acquisition teaching procedures such as discrete trial teaching, naturalistic teaching procedures, and task analyzed chaining procedures; implements contingencies of reinforcement, discrimination training, stimulus control transfer procedures, stimulus fading procedures, prompt and prompt fading procedures, generalization and maintenance procedures; implements interventions based on modification of antecedents; implements data collection procedures; provides training for parents and families; develops objective, data-based progress/session notes; assists with individualized assessment procedures including functional assessment; implements approved de-escalation and crisis/emergency procedures according to protocol; assists individual clients as needed with skill development in dressing, eating, toileting, and other daily living skills.
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age and high school diploma or GED is required;
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Child Development or a related field preferred;
  • Relevant experience working with the ASD population also preferred, but not required.

 
CONTRACT/SALARY:  Full-time position to begin immediately.  Salary dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.  Excellent benefits.
 
APPLICATION MATERIALS:  Complete online application at www.swwc.org/application and include cover letter, application form, copies of licenses (if applicable), college transcripts, resume, and two letters of reference. 

QUESTIONS ABOUT APPLICATION/REQUEST COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION/REQUEST AN ACCOMMODATION: Contact Human Resources at 507-537-2285 or hr@swwc.org.

QUESTIONS ABOUT POSITION:  Contact Amber Bruns at 507-337-2946 or amber.bruns@swwc.org
 
DUE DATE FOR APPLICATIONSPosition will remain open until filled.
 
WHAT IS THE SWWC?:  The Southwest West Central Service Cooperative is a regional service agency committed to advancing the work of our members (schools, cities, counties, and other governmental agencies).  With a focus on leadership, partnership, innovation and services, we are committed to building relationships with our members to ensure our work is about supporting and enhancing their work.  Authorized by MN Statute as a regional resource for our members; we are a public agency that provides a comprehensive range of educational and administrative programs and services to our members.
 
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  It is the policy of the Southwest West Central Service Cooperative (SWWC) to provide equal employment opportunity for all, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation or age.
 
DIVERSITY STATEMENT:   SWWC’s mission is to support and enhance the work of our members by providing programs and services to meet their needs.  To support and enhance all of our members, we need to embrace and celebrate all of our members.  SWWC works to identify unique frameworks within the various communities we serve and actively responds by adjusting our practices to meet the ever changing needs.  We strive to recruit diverse and inclusive teams that will have a positive impact on our programs and services and help us better serve our members, customers and employees.