Full Time & Part Time opportunities available.
Join a growing team of professionals committed to excellence and integrity in the evaluation and treatment of the whole person through a caring, team approach to intervention.
Position Location: Lancaster County or Dauphin County, PA opportunities available
The Behavioral Consultant (BC) is a lead clinician in the provision of Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS), including initiating entry of the child or adolescent into services, and introduction of involved staff to the family. The BC is responsible for collaboration and development of the treatment plan with the team, child/adolescent and child or adolescent’s family. This includes developing the goals, objectives, methods, persons responsible, target dates and identifying progress. Interventions provided will involve specific efforts to stabilize the child or adolescent, work with the family to guide and support their efforts in stabilizing the child or adolescent and promoting of appropriate behavior, as well as collaboration with other involved professionals and agencies in order to provide unified services and continuity of care to the child and family. The BC will gather information on the antecedents, behaviors, and consequences in written format to identify treatment goals, determine the type of behavioral intervention needed, and design behavior modification plans that are strength-based and non-aversive and respect the social-cultural background of the client and family.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Development of treatment plan, involving integration from various sources, with regular data-driven updates to the treatment plan occurring, at a minimum, every four months.
- Direction of child or adolescent’s treatment program, including consultation/intervention utilizing behavioral management techniques; Regular meetings and consultation with child/adolescent and family and other treatment team members; Organizing and conducting Interagency Service Planning Team (ISPT) meetings, and collection of necessary materials to construct authorization request packet for (re)authorization of services. Determination of ongoing family support services needs, natural supports, and professional support needs.
- Conferring/Collaborating with other assigned treatment staff (e.g. Mobile Therapist, Behavioral Technician) in order to maintain continuity of treatment direction with identified treatment plan goals.
- Tracking of client progress through organization, review, and charting of data collected by treatment team members about frequency, intensity, and duration of targeted behaviors and positive replacement behaviors.
- Determination, in conjunction with child and family and other involved professionals, of the clinical need for special evaluation and services, such as medication assessment by a psychiatrist, psychological testing, or other services.
- Collaboration with child and family and other involved professionals to develop daily routines during times of crisis and transition and a 24-hour crisis plan. Collaboration with other involved professionals and agencies to provide unified services and continuity of care to child and family.
- Must possess or have ability to obtain Act 33, Act 34 and FBI clearances
- Be licensed in this Commonwealth as a behavior specialist or;
- Have a certification as a BCBA or other accredited graduate level certification in behavior analysis or;
- Have a degree in ABA or;
- Have a minimum of 1 year of FT experience in providing mental health direct services to children, youth or young adults and a graduate degree in psychology, social work, counseling or education from an accredited college or university or;
- Completed a clinical or mental health direct service practicum and have a graduate degree in psychology, social work, counseling or education from an accredited college or university
- Professional Licensure (LBS, LPC, LSW, LCSW, LMFT) or licensed eligible