Direct Support Professional – Behavioral Technician


New higher wage! $21.25-$23.00/hour and $24.25/hour (two pay rates)


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.

Applicants must complete our online application and submit a resume to be considered

Date Posted
Health Care


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 medical care. Behave professionally and abide by 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.


At least 18 years of age
High school diploma or equivalent
Effectively communicates and understands, reads, and writes in English
Willing to submit to for-cause drug testing
Organized, efficient, responsible, and willing to teach
Able to perform the personal care and housekeeping chores detailed in this document
Able to work with diverse client populations in varied settings
Treats all clients with respect and relates in a warm, 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. Additional suggested courses include: Navigating Challenging Behaviors, Advanced Positive Behavior Support, Incident Reporting, Mandatory Reporting, and Peer Coaching
Available for weekly team meetings to practice RIGHT RESPONSE Advanced skills
Able to consistently work with challenging customers and to assess and manage challenging/crisis situations
Positive attitude while working with difficult populations in order to be a role model to their peers
Able to work independently and in a group
Willing to take direction in developing behavior management and crisis resolution skills
Able to meet additional requirements listed in the full job description.


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


Paid Time Off
401k plan
Employee Assistance Program

In addition, full-time employees receive:
Health insurance (medical, dental, vision)
Life Insurance

Part-time and full-time hours available. Overtime eligible.

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

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