University of Utah Health Behavior Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah


As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position involves direct implementation of skill acquisition and behavior reduction plans with individuals diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Under close supervision, the behavior technician will provide direct care and implement the treatment goals and objectives mutually developed by the BCBA, family, and clinical team across the home and community based setting. This position provides an excellent entry to the field for people who are interested in psychology, behavior analysis, special education, or other careers in the behavioral sciences.


  • Model effective behavior support and positive interactions with client and family.

  • Complete intensive orientation and training.

  • Implement treatment protocols.

  • Collect behavioral data.

  • Collaborate with other clinical team members and give guidance regarding behavior support components while considering possible medical, psychological, psychiatric, or environmental causes.

  • Participate in interdisciplinary rounds and evaluations as a member of the interdisciplinary team.

  • Meets documentation requirements of state and insurance payers.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to be caring, positive, energetic, flexible, and motivated to learn.

  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism including dress, timeliness, and communication.

  • Ability to work in context of a team environment and accept feedback.




  • Associates degree or equivalent.

  • Two years of applicable experience.

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • Computer knowledge and skills

  • Knowledge of positive behavior supports and applied behavior analysis principles and support techniques.

  • Familiarity with mental health diagnoses and biopsychosocial treatment modalities.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing care in a psychiatric setting. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Lifting, Listening, Pulling and/or Pushing, Speaking, Standing

Requisition Number 29319

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Location Name UNI HOME Program

Patient Care? Yes

City Salt Lake City

State UT


Category Behavioral Health

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.