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Behavior Technician

This role is also known as the "Associate Family Teacher." Learn about the role in this video on (copy and paste into your browser):
Use an evidence-based model called the Teaching Family Model to provide treatment to youth who are away from their homes and families for various reasons. No longer rely on your gut or your own intuition to know how to help, and no longer just babysit youth to make sure they eat, stay put, and don’t hurt themselves in a residential treatment setting; instead, teach youth the skills they need to change their lives and thrive in their natural homes, families, and communities and do so in a family-style home. Research reports the best place for children and youth to learn is in the home environment in a family setting with adults they trust. If you want to be one of those trusted adults, come heal and elevate lives through proven family solutions at Utah Youth Village/Alpine Academy. Be the embodiment of the saying from our founder, Lila Bjorklund, “Help one child, help generations to come.” See the following link to learn more about Alpine Academy and our available positions:
The core job duties: As an Associate Family Teacher, you will…
  • Work on a team of behavioral specialists including 2-3 other Associates and 1-2 Family Teachers to help run a family-style home for up to 10 youth (including building relationships of trust, participating in family activities, helping children with homework, making appointments and helping children get to school and other appointments, making meals with the family, and all other activities which occur in a natural home setting).
  • Proactively help youth learn social, academic, independent living, and self-help skills by following a treatment plan and looking for opportunities to teach and practice.
  • Offer support to Family Teachers and actively engage in the culture of the home by completing delegated assignments, being present, offering relief, and having open communication about the youth and happenings of the home
Who are the Youth?
The youth we serve are ages 11-18 who have generally been referred by their parents. They experience a range of behavioral, emotional, and mental health challenges from eating disorders to Oppositional Defiance Disorder. In general, youth have experienced multiple types of treatment or help in the past, but have been referred to Alpine Academy due to a need for increased level of care or as a step down from a higher level. Youth range in their motivation level, but in general, thrive and allow their individual personalities and talents to show as they are given opportunities to develop self-worth, relationships with positive adults, leadership development, self-determination, and to explore their identity and interests in a safe, fun, and supportive setting.
Our two beautiful rural campuses sit at the base of the mountain in the Tooele Valley. It is a 30 minute drive west of Salt Lake City along the gorgeous scenic route of I-80 along the shore of the Great Salt Lake. Alpine Academy includes two campuses including the Mountain View Campus and Lake View Campus which are located approximately 2 miles from one another along the same road. Among other amenities, each campus is home to several homes in which the youth reside with their Family Teachers, a school, therapeutic center, and recreation facility.
**Mileage reimbursement is offered (up to 40 miles) one way for each shift worked for those who live over 20 miles away.
  • No major driving citation in the last 5 years
  • Must be 21 or older due to UT state licensing for residential treatment centers
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Extremely professional
  • Dependable
  • Organized and proactive
  • Can commit for at least 1 year
  • Must be able to connect to youth and form genuine, healthy relationships
  • Must be able to maintain appropriate boundaries and be a professional role model
  • Willingness to leave substances, narcotics, and paraphernalia (including vapes) at home-- they are not allowed on campus
  • Can share your personal hobbies, passions, and interests with youth to create a fun and active learning environment
  • Willingness to learn and ability to use our treatment model effectively
  • Can receive and apply feedback well
  • Preferred experience or education in the field of social work, psychology, behavioral studies, etc.
  • Preferred: Bachelor's degree (pay differential for those with a related bachelor's degree)
Alpine Academy provided the following inclusive hiring information:
We are an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.
Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $18.00 per hour

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance