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 RISE is hiring Behavior Technicians

Pay $20/hour.  

County areas:  Clare, Isabella, Gladwin, Midland, Isabella, Roscommon, Kalkaska, Otsego, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmett, Antrim.

RISE is hiring a North Region Clinical Director 

*must be a Michigan licensed BCBA


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RISE Offers USDOL Behavior Heath Technician (BHT) Apprenticeship Program

Beginning February 2021, RISE is very excited to have created offer Michigan’s first ever USDOL Behavior Health Technician (BHT) Apprenticeship program. RISE has partnered with the Michigan Works! Region 7B and the Michigan Department of Labor (MDOL) to create this Apprenticeship program, and as such, this Apprentice is registered by the US Department of Labor (USDOL) as meeting national labor quality standards. The Apprenticeship will be offered annually to two individuals who prefer a Trade Experience pathway (versus a college degree pathway) to building a high-quality career. This is a full time, incrementally increasing salaried, year-long apprenticeship opportunity. This amazing program culminates in a US Department of Labor (USDOL) Journeyman certificate as a Behavior Health Technician. Additionally, this apprenticeship fully prepares the apprentice to confidently sit for the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) exam, to achieve that nationally recognized credential through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). Through this Apprenticeship, RISE agrees to provide the employee the BACB’s required ‘ongoing supervision’ to keep that credential active.

School Connections & C4S (Providing ABA inside schools)

Last week the RISE Center reached out to all Michigan ISDs to extend our "School Connections Program", which is our initiative to coordinate with Michigan ISDs to contract with RISE to provide ABA inside their schools, not necessarily limited to Autism.
Michigan began enforcing licensing for individuals practicing ABA in January of 2020, extending also inside schools.  In conjunction with these quality enhancing industry changes, Michigan also recently released the Caring for Students (C4S) program, so schools can now be reimbursed for providing ABA in the school under properly licensed individuals, much like they do for speech and occupational therapy.  C4S is not necessarily limited to children with Autism.  

What this means for  parents with children of any condition with a "medical necessity" for ABA,  is that they can now have their child's ABA delivered inside their school day, if their ISD chooses to offer ABA in their schools.  For ISDs and their schools not equipped with adequate licensed and certified staff, the RISE Center has extended offer to assist!

State Police Visit August 2018

Thank you to Michigan State Troopers Cabria Shirley and Joshua Stinson for visiting the RISE Center for Autism on August 15th and allowing the children to demo the trooper vehicle. I have to say that the law enforcement in our community is really outstanding in their efforts to understand the autistic population and to help these children see them as a positive resource in their lives. All levels of our local law enforcement have graciously extended themselves to the RISE Center for Autism and our great group of kiddo's.

Special consents, and a specific parent request to thank our Troopers with these happy photos, allow the children's photos above.