Work with kids. Change lives. $14.00+ per/hr Westland, MI.

Centria Autism Services - Westland, MI2.7


Every day Centria's ABA Behavior Technicians make a difference in the lives of children with Autism across Oregon. ABA based therapy is the only therapy model that shows a long-term impact for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We're looking for people who want to work with kids and change lives!

The Behavior Technician position is the perfect fit for a Teacher, Paraprofessional, Caregiver, Social Worker, or Healthcare Professional looking for an exciting career opportunity. This position is also a great fit for candidates with experience or interest in working with children with special needs or autism.

Current Behavioral Interventionists, ABA Therapists, ABA Technicians or students in Psychology, Education, Occupational Therapy, or Speech Pathology are encouraged to apply.

This position would also be a great fit for candidates with experience or interest in working with children, particularly children with special needs or autism.

Positions are available on a part-time and full-time basis. Full-time technicians may be eligible for benefits including medical, dental, vision and life.

Behavior Technicians, under the supervision of a clinician, use Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy to encourage positive behaviors and discourage negative behaviors, as well as to improve a variety of skills for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The child’s progress is then tracked and measured. ABA therapy is also used to increase language, communication skills, attention, focus, social skills, memory, and academics. ABA techniques focus on positive reinforcement; when a positive behavior is followed by something that is valued to the child, such as “a reward”, that behavior is more likely to occur in the future.

ABA Behavior Technician Responsibilities:

  • Behavioral Technician will work mostly in the home (with a potential of working in a nearby clinic center) with children on the Autism Spectrum to provide ABA therapy.
  • Responsible for recording and collecting data on an iPad on the progress and abilities of the child.
  • Behavior Technician will be supervised/trained weekly by a Behavior Consultant (BC) and must be ready to provide feedback to the BC on current progress and implement programs and recommendations given by the BC.

Application Requirements:

  • Minimum of High School Diploma.
  • Must be able to communicate expressively and receptively in order to follow through with individualized behavior plan, emergency procedures, and report on activities.
  • Must be a creative, hard-working, dependable individual with a passion and positive upbeat attitude for helping children and adolescents.
  • Must have proof of reliable transportation, driver’s license, and valid car insurance.
  • Need to be at least 18 years of age and able to pass a criminal and background check.

Pre-Hire Requirements:

If selected for this position you will need to complete our Pre-hire Behavioral Technician Onboarding Program. The requirements of this onboarding program include:

  • CPR Certification. Certification and/or classes must be done in a live or hybrid course (not online course).
  • First Aid Certification. Certification and/or classes must be done in a live, hybrid or online course.
  • Must submit negative Tuberculosis (TB) test results.
  • Must complete approximately 50 hours of pre-hire certification modules provided free of charge. This requires internet access and computer.

Day of Hire Requirement:

Must complete a paid in-person capstone training.

Post Hire Requirement:

Must attend recipient rights training within 30 days of hire and any additional county specific trainings as required.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands and characteristics of the work environment described here are

representative of those that will be encountered by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Employee must be able to lift 50 lbs. occasionally.
  • Required to perform activities that entail: fine motor skills, kneeling, sitting on floor level, standing, and running.

This job description is used as a guide only and not inclusive of responsibilities and job duties.

About Centria Healthcare:

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Novi, Michigan, Centria Healthcare is a leading provider of home-based catastrophic injury and rehabilitation care, private duty nursing, and supportive living services across the state of Michigan. Centria coordinates among multiple disciplines for its rehabilitation services including physical therapy and occupational therapy. Transcending beyond the role of traditional home healthcare providers, Centria has established itself as a market leader through its diverse expertise spanning from the rehabilitation of those who have experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury or Spinal Cord Injury to children dependent on technology. Centria has developed the most comprehensive programs to care for individuals involved in the most serious accidents with potentially long-term complications relating to those accidents.

Centria's flagship service is Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy (ABA), which assists children and young adults on the autism spectrum. Since 2014 Centria has grown this service division into the number two provider in the country, with services stretching across many states. This exciting program is helping children reach their goals and dreams through positive reinforcement and continual support.

All applicants receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity or expression, affectional or sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $14.00 to $24.00 /hour


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Westland, MI (Preferred)


  • Drvier's License (Preferred)