Certified Behavior Tech I - Inpatient Psych

  • Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Seattle, WA
  • Apr 02, 2024
Full time

Job Description


Provides behavior intervention and skill development curricula to individuals and families/caregivers of individuals with developmental, intellectual, emotional, and behavioral challenges in a behavior analytic program. Interventions and curricula may be provided in individual or small group settings under the supervision of a Qualified Healthcare Professional. (Includes, but is not limited to, Behavioral Analyst (I and/or II), Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor, and/or Clinical Director.) Collect data on programs and skills, provide oral and written updates on patient progress and assist in discharge planning activities. Work in collaboration with program leadership on special projects as appropriate. Critical features of this position are described under the headings below but are subject to change at the discretion of the clinical program team and department management. This job description reflects the designation of essential job functions but does not provide an all-inclusive list of duties that may be assigned.

Job Posting Addendum

We are hiring for a full-time or part-time Certified Behavior Technician to work in our Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit (PBMU)!


The Certified Behavior Technician position provides the opportunity to grow your career in a hospital setting that is on the cutting edge of behavioral health. Our CBT’s implement behavior plans and coach patients directly through a series of scheduled activities within the biobehavioral program. Job duties include working in skills groups focused on motor skills, sensory activities, art therapy, music therapy, and educational skills. We also have several BCBA’s and a psychologist who are heavily involved in patient care and support your work.


The PBMU is an inpatient crisis stabilization unit where we treat children ages 3-17 who are in psychiatric crisis. Our 41-bed unit is split into three programs: Child, Adolescent, and the Biobehavioral Inpatient Program.


These positions require working a mix of day/evening shifts as well as Saturdays/Sundays. A full-time employee works 1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods) & part-time employees work either 0.9 FTE (72 hours per bi-weekly pay periods) or 0.8 FTE (64 hours per bi-weekly pay periods). 


Required Education/Experience:

  • - Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, special education, psychology, communication disorders, or related field or equivalent education and/or experience.
  • - 1 year of experience providing direct treatment services to children and families/caregivers.

Required Credentials:

  • - WA State Certified Behavior Technician Credential (CBT).
  • - Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) and/or Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst (LABA) will be accepted in lieu of CBT.
  • - Safety Care Cert (internal training) required within 3 months of hire and annually thereafter.
  • - Nursing Assistant in WA state within 6 months of employment.
  • - Basic Life Support (BLS).
  • - Ukeru training required within 3 months of hire and annually thereafter.


  • - Preferred candidates will have bilingual skills.
  • - Preferred candidates will have experience working with caregivers and families.
  • - Preferred candidates will have experience working with diverse populations.
  • - Preferred candidates will have experience navigating multiple hospital systems.
  • - Preferred candidates will be credentialed as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) through the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB).
  • - Preferred candidates will have 1 year experience working with neurodiverse individuals.

Min to Max Hourly Salary

$27.61 - $41.42 /hr

Min to Max Annual Salary

$57,428.80 - $86,153.60 /yr

Salary Information

This compensation range was calculated based on full-time employment (2080 hours worked per calendar year). Offers are determined by multiple factors including equity, skills, experience, and expertise, and may vary within the range provided.

Disclaimer for Out of State Applicants

This compensation range is specific to Seattle, positions located outside of Seattle may be compensated differently depending on various factors.

Benefits Information

Seattle Children's offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 403(b), life insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more. Click here for more information.

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