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Behavioral Technician job description

A Behavioral Technician is a health professional who is responsible for the well-being of patients in a medical facility. They are responsible for assisting the client with day-to-day activities, monitoring their progress and communicating any issues or concerns that come up. 

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January 10, 2022

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Eftychia Karavelaki

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Use this Behavioral Technician job description to advertise your vacancies and find qualified candidates. Feel free to modify responsibilities and requirements based on your needs.

Behavioral Technician responsibilities include:

  • Providing direct care to clients in a one-on-one or group therapy setting 
  • Collecting and recording data on patient behavior
  • Collaborating, communicating and assisting with the training of clients, parents and staff

Job brief

We’re looking for a dedicated and compassionate Behavioral Technician to join our medical team. Behavioral Technicians are responsible for assisting Behavior Analysts with treatment plans designed specifically toward strengthening or reducing patient behaviors that may be impairing their daily life activities.

A Behavioral Technician’s responsibilities include helping patients who struggle with a variety of behavioral problems. These include psychiatric disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance abuse. They collaborate closely with Doctors to carry out treatment plans for individual patients and assist with day-to-day tasks to ensure patient health and well-being.

Ultimately, you serve as a first line of defense for patients as they regain control of their life.


  • Collect and record data on patient behavior
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed
  • Implement skill acquisition and behavior reduction treatments as directed by the supervisor
  • Provide a safe and supportive environment for patients and their family
  • Carry out clinical assessments and other administrative duties
  • Attends meetings with patients and provide support as needed

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as a Behavioral Technician or similar role
  • Additional certification may be required based on facility needs
  • Must be physically fit and able to lift and carry patients when needed
  • Good written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong interpersonal skills to connect with patients
  • Certificate, bachelor’s, or associate’s degree in behavioral health or related field

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