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Behavior Therapist

Franklin Center
1001 Boone Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55427
$20 - $24 an hour - Full-time


1001 Boone Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55427

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account

Full job description

The Behavior Therapist (BT) will provide skills training based upon the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to children with Autism and related developmental disabilities in the home, community, and school settings. The BT will address specific skills based upon the individual treatment plan (ITP) that is created. The BT will collect data on treatment goals, assist with parent training and in the classroom with skills training as well as assist the Director of Therapy Services with clinical assessments as needed. When the BT is not providing IBI Services they may fill their time as on special projects or helping out in the school.

Essential Job Functions

  • Learn, understand and integrate our Franklin Therapy's philosophy and behavior management style.
  • Provide direct instruction in 1:1 and group settings utilizing a combination of intensive teaching and natural environment training arrangements using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • Create and address ITP objectives using procedures approved by the Director of Clinical Services.
  • Utilize positive reinforcement and antecedent modification to increase appropriate behaviors over time.
  • Manage disruptive behaviors that occur. Through the implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) and consultation with our Director of Clinical Services.
  • Facilitate interactions with peers, teachers and families.
  • Keep the children motivated to learn through preference assessments.
  • Toilet training may be required.
  • Accurately collect, record, and summarize data on observable client behavior.
  • Assist with parent and caregiver training in line with client’s individualized treatment.
  • Effectively communicate with parents and caregivers regarding client progress as instructed by the Director of Clinical Services.
  • Maintain client confidentiality.
  • Assist with skill acquisition and behavior reduction assessments.
  • Assist in preparing client materials as instructed.
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and organized work and therapy environment.
  • Collaborate with treatment team including client, parents and caregivers, outside professionals, and co-workers.
  • Maintain and acquire technical knowledge by attending required trainings.
  • Working in-home, in school, and out in the community with clients.

Minimum Requirements, Credentials, and Experience

  • Baccalaureate degree or equivalent experience preferred, not required
  • Flexible traits that will thrive in a new learning environment.
  • 1 Year of Experience as a Behavior Therapist.
  • Demonstrated interest or expertise in working with students with autism spectrum disorder and/or related learning differences.
  • Demonstrated experience in the instruction of students with varied learning styles and levels of mastery.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with families.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member.
  • Successfully pass a criminal background check.
  • Preferred: Experience working with children ages 0-16 providing in a classroom or 1:1. setting; experience implementing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis; Educational, Speech, or Allied Health Services experience.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.00 - $24.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • No nights
  • No weekends

Work setting:

  • Clinic
  • School


  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Work Location: In person