Adult Services Behavior Technician

Duties and Responsibilities


• Sets up materials and learning environments for adult learner(s) success

• Assists in creating, organizing, and maintaining adult learner’s materials


• Ensures that each adult learner is actively engaged and making progress towards their individualized program goals and objectives

• Conducts sessions independently or in collaboration with other adult services staff

• Runs skill acquisition programs accurately and efficiently

• Uses evidence-based instructional technologies during program implementation

• Takes advantage of natural teaching opportunities

• Implements behavior support plans (BSP) accurately

• Implements additional instructional protocols accurately (e.g., meal preparation, toileting, etc.)

Community-Based Instruction 

• Safely transports adult learners to community settings as requested/required

• Ensures that programs are implemented accurately and efficiently while in public

• Takes advantage of natural teaching opportunities in public

• Interacts appropriately and respectfully with other community members

• Assists adult learners in managing valuables including money and personal belongings

• Leaves and arrives on time for community-based programs

• Notifies supervisor when support programs are needed


• Documents adult learner progress with daily progress notes

• Participates in Case Review, Peer Review, and all staff meetings as requested

• Coordinates and collaborates with other members of each adult learners’ multi-disciplinary treatment team

• Communicates with supervisor about problem programs and behavior (i.e., troubleshooting programs) through email and interpersonal communication

• Reports supply needs and inventory status to supervisor in a timely manner (e.g., reinforcer supplies, program supplies, van maintenance/gasoline, etc.)

Data Collection and Analysis 

• Collects data accurately

• Maintains accurate graphs in digital format 

• Updates all program information in data program in a timely manner (e.g., within 1 business day)

• Takes initiative to problem solve student programming

• Communicates any remarkable trends in behavior that might need programming or intervention to Program Manager


• Arrives on time for work

• Shows flexibility to change

• Has a positive attitude towards adult learners and adult services staff

• Adheres to safety protocols

• Makes prudent use of sick/personal time

• Assists with special projects and assignments as requested

• Takes on additional responsibilities when work is complete

• Assists in keeping common spaces clean and organized

• Accepts feedback and constructive criticism

• Adheres to the mission, vision, and values of VIA

Emerging Responsibilities:

ADS Behavior Technicians may assume the following responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor as part of their professional development:

• Analyze and summarize adult performance data and assist with adult program selection, quarterly/annual reports and revisions

• Design and prepare future adult services course offerings

• Assist with learner assessments



• High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree preferred in Psychology, Education, Social Work, Behavioral Science, Human Development or related field

• Experience in the application of applied behavior analysis (ABA) in the education of adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities is preferred

• Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) training completed within 90 days from start date in position

• Valid Driver’s License required