Direct Support Professional - Behavioral Technician (Whatcom County)

Cascade Connections

compensation: Two Pay Rates - $21.79-$24.52/hour and $26.25/hour when working Behavioral Technician Hours
employment type: employee's choice
job title: Direct Support Professional-Behavioral Technician

Cascade Connections is seeking compassionate and dedicated employees to join our team immediately. We strive to employ individuals who desire to make a difference in others’ lives by enhancing every aspect of the lives of adults with disabilities.

New higher wage!


We are currently offering a substantial hiring bonus to new employees. New hires receive a $250 bonus on their first paycheck, after successfully completing a two-day orientation. New staff receive an additional $750 after successfully completing a six-month probationary period.
Job Summary

Support individuals with “extreme” behavioral challenges to reach their full potential intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Assist clients with daily needs, as specified in individual care plans and Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). Provide support with daily life skills, community integration through outside activities, and assistance with medical care. Maintain professional conduct and adhere to agency and state policies and procedures at all times. Must be willing to work with all program participants.

Note: An “extreme” client is one who meets Cascade Connections’ established criteria, has behavioral challenges, and may become physically assaultive. As part of its commitment to transitioning adults with developmental disabilities out of state institutions, Washington State supplements an Enhanced Rate program for these clients. Because these clients have lived in institutions and exhibited significant challenges in the community, their Behavioral Technicians receive a higher wage when serving these clients. The agency accountant has established 2 rates of pay for staff: (1) Regular Rate of pay; (2) Enhanced Rate of pay for sites that serve extreme clients. Staff only receive the Enhanced Rate when providing direct service to identified “extreme” clients officially enrolled in the Enhanced Rate program. When not working with this client, staff receive the Regular Rate of pay for Direct Support Professionals. Hours and shifts at the Enhanced Rate site will vary depending upon the needs of the Enhanced Rate client or program.

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Effectively communicates and understands, reads, and writes in English
  • Willing and able to follow Cascade Connections’ drug-free workplace policy and submit to for-cause drug testing
  • Organized and efficient
  • Able to work independently and in a group
  • Able to perform the personal care and housekeeping tasks detailed in this document
  • Able to fulfill non-standard work hours (at least one evening and one weekend) as needed by the program
  • Able to work with a diverse set of clientele in various settings
  • Treats all clients with respect and is able to relate in a warm and caring manner
  • At least 6 months’ experience providing direct care to adults with developmental disabilities
  • RIGHT RESPONSE Advanced training and fluency in RIGHT RESPONSE Advanced skills (may be acquired in-house within one month of hire unless already obtained)
  • Additional suggested courses include: Navigating Challenging Behaviors, Advanced Positive Behavior Support, Incident Reporting, Mandatory Reporting, and Peer Coaching
  • Available for weekly team meetings to review and practice RIGHT RESPONSE Advanced skills and other communication regarding clients, at the discretion of the program supervisor
  • Able to consistently work with challenging clientele and to assess and manage challenging or crisis situations
  • Positive attitude while working with difficult populations in order to be a role model to their peers
  • Willing to take direction in developing behavior management and crisis resolution skills
  • Able to meet additional requirements (see the full job description - link below)
Join Our Team
  • Make a positive difference
  • Work close to home
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Paid training
  • Supportive team environment
  • Competitive employee and benefit packages
  • Opportunities for development
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Opportunities to work with diverse populations
  • Great experience for future career paths
  • Sick leave
  • 401k plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
In addition, full-time employees receive:
  • Vacation
  • Health insurance (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Life insurance
Part-time to full-time hours available. Overtime eligible.

Visit the "APPLY TODAY" link below and download the attachment to see the full job description and requirements.


Cascade Connections is an Equal Opportunity Employer and stands committed to Affirmative Action.
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