Behavioral Health: Behavior Specialist / Mobile Therapist – BHRS

Job Opening

Behavior Specialist / Mobile Therapist – BHRS

Fee for Service contract positions.   Day and evening hours available.

Description of Duties:

The role expectations of a Behavior Specialist are as follows:

  • Ongoing design and supervision of implementation of behavior management/treatment plan for children receiving BHRS services.
  • Attendance at Clinical Planning meetings and any other mandatory meetings, observation of clinical behavior to be targeted for treatment, consultant as required.
  • Meets with Therapeutic Staff Support on weekly basis to provide clinical supervision.  This involves reviewing progress notes, treatment plan and providing feedback and suggestions on effective treatment interventions.
  • Behavioral Specialist Consultant, as lead clinician, is responsible for coordinating and facilitating inter-agency team meetings, completing the treatment plan, discussing progress of treatment with the evaluator prior to the evaluation.
  • Behavioral Specialist Consultant, as lead clinician, is responsible for referring the client to other services, Case Management, Outpatient Therapy. Etc.
  • If Behavioral Specialist Consultant is leaving the case that he or she is assigned to, BSC must give Central and family minimum of 2 weeks’ notice.
  • Progress notes/Documentation placed in chart on weekly basis.
  • Encounter Forms will be handed in on a weekly basis.
  • Responsible to check in on weekly basis with BHRS Coordinator to give case updates, discuss any high-risk clients.
  • Provides behavior modification techniques to Therapeutic Staff Support/Mobile Therapist to use with clients.
  • Behavioral Specialist Consultant should only provide services to client if adult/parent is present in home.  BSC should teach parents, caregivers, and school staff new skills to use in order to effectively handle client’s behavior.

The role expectations of a Mobile Therapist are as follows:

  • Assess strengths and needs of child and family.
  • Include child as participant of treatment.
  • Include child and family in treatment plan process.
  • Provide individual and/or family therapy, utilizing the strengths-based approach in home or other community setting.
  • Consult and collaborate with other professionals involved with case.
  • Collaborate with child, family, and other professionals to develop daily routines during times of crises and transition.
  • Work with Therapeutic Support Staff and/or Behavior Specialist.
  • Complete all documentation required.
  • Attend any pertinent meetings as required. 
  • Attends all treatment team meetings for clients.
  • If leaving a case, Mobile Therapist is expected to give Central, BHRS Coordinator at least 2 weeks’ notice.
  • Encounter forms will be handed in on a weekly basis.
  • If lead clinician on case, Mobile Therapist is responsible for providing TSS with clinical supervision on weekly basis.  This involves reviewing progress notes, treatment plan and providing feedback and suggestions on effective treatment interventions.
  • If lead clinician on case, Mobile Therapist is responsible for coordinating and facilitating inter-agency team meetings, completing the treatment plan, discussing progress of treatment with the evaluator prior to the evaluation.
  • If lead clinician on case, Mobile Therapist responsible for referring the client to other services (i.e. Case Management, Outpatient Therapy).
  • If lead clinician on case, Mobile Therapist is responsible to check in on weekly basis with BHRS Coordinator to discuss any high-risk clients.
  • Meets with client for authorized number of hours per week.

Requirements:

Master’s degree and experience with children and/or adolescents required.  Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.  Willingness to travel to locations within Montgomery County.

Candidate must have a basic knowledge of computer and of Microsoft Word.

In accordance with state regulations, all prospective employees/contractors must make available for photocopy an original of their Federal Criminal History (FBI Background Check), PA Criminal Background Check and PA Child Abuse Clearance prior to a job offer being extended.

To apply, email Jodie Davis, Director of Children’s Services, at [email protected] or call 610-270-0625 x309.

Central Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Care Provider