Behavioral Specialist

Location: Bethlehem, PA
Company: Valley Youth House
Industry: Healthcare
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 6 days ago
Behavioral Specialist Consultant

Valley Youth House empowers and strengthens the lives of children, youth and families through inclusive programming that builds resilience and fosters growth and independence.

We are currently looking for a qualified applicant to fill the following position: FT - Behavioral Consultant - ABA($17.00/hr (non billable) $38.00/hr (billable)

Job Description: Under the President and CEO and Senior Vice President's authority, the Administrative Director's supervision, and the Clinical Director's supervision, the Behavior Analyst/Behavior Consultant-ABA/Behavior Consultant/Assistant Behavior Consultant- ABA is responsible for the contact with and treatment services to youth and families; contact with community agency personnel; administrative documentation of services provided and obtaining supervision according to IBHS guidelines.

Essential Functions:

To provide 90% of prescribed services to clients including behavioral observation as assigned by the Administrative Director.
To provide weekly clinical supervision to any necessary IBHS staff members in individual as well as group formats as indicated by the program requirements.
To complete child/adolescent and parent intake interviews and their subsequent documentation according to established program time frames and protocol.
To complete treatment plans, medication updates, Family Action Plans, and assessments for each youth assigned according to program protocol.
To complete 16 hours of annual training per state regulations.
To provide case documentation (progress notes, activity logs) and timesheets in a timely manner in accordance with program policies.
To obtain supervision for one hour twice a month according to state regulations.
Key Functions:

To provide ongoing communication between various team members, including the IBHS staff as well as the Administrative Director and Case Manager.
To represent the program in interagency team, psychological evaluations, and other meetings as deemed necessary.
To represent the program services provided to an individual/family in court if subpoenaed.
To provide crisis response plans to families for use in times of need. To answer crisis calls during regular business hours.
To follow the policies, procedures, and rules stated in the agency Personnel Policies, Employee Handbook, Computer Security Manual, the Code of Business Ethics and Program Procedure manual.
To immediately report to the Administrative Director 1.) Any situation in which a child, family member or another person is at risk of imminent harm and/or 2.) A death occurs in an open case or a case open at the agency within the last 90 days.
To immediately report to the supervisor any situation in which a client is threatening to sue Valley Youth House.
To research, gather, and design trainings as specified by his/her supervisor and to Lead these trainings for other BHRS staff when asked by supervisor.
Other Duties:

To complete other related tasks as appropriate or assigned.
Support agency values and goals.


A Behavior Analyst/Behavior Consultant- ABA/Behavior Consultant/Assistant Behavior Consultant- ABA for IBHS shall be a mature person with sound judgment and represent an appropriate role model to youth and families. He or she must be an individual who has never been convicted of any child abuse offenses. The agency shall not discriminate against staff or individuals receiving services on the basis of race, color, creed, disability, religious affiliation, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, or economic status, and must observe all applicable State and Federal statutes and regulations. They must have an acceptable driving record, a valid driver's license, and a reliable mode of transportation. The candidate must also be able to test negative on a drug screen.

Behavior Consultant- ABA requirements (either A or B):

A) Licensed in Pennsylvania as a psychologist, professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, clinical social worker, social worker, behavior specialist, or certified registered nurse practitioner and must also have either a (1) BCaBA certification or other under-graduate level certification in behavior analysis, (2) minimum of one year full time experience providing ABA and a minimum of 12 credits in ABA from a college or university, (3) or a minimum of one year full time experience providing ABA under the supervision of a BCBA or other graduate level who has a certification in behavior analysis and a minimum of 40 hours of training related to ABA as approved by the BACB.

B) Licensed in Pennsylvania as a psychologist and have a minimum of one year full time experience providing ABA and a minimum of 40 hours of training related to ABA as approved by the BACB.

Behavior Consultant requirements: (must meet one of the following):

(1) Be licensed in Pennsylvania as a Behavior Specialist, (2) Have a BCBA or other graduate level certification in behavior analysis, (3) Have a graduate degree in ABA, (4) Have a minimum of one year full time experience in providing mental health direct services to children, youth, or young adults and a graduate degree in psychology, social work, education, or counseling, (5) Completed a clinical or mental health direct service practicum and have a graduate degree in psychology, social work, education, or counseling.

This agency is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Valley Youth House provides all applicants for employment and all employees with equal opportunity for employment and promotion without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by state or federal law. This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment as well as the use of all VYH facilities, participation in VYH sponsored activities and all employment actions such as hiring, job assignments, promotions, compensation, benefits and termination of employment.

Web Reference : AJF/177388907-21
Posted Date : Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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