BCBA Behavior Consultant III- ABA Services- Dauphin & Lebanon Counties- Full-time D/E

Harrisburg, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 42461

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WellSpan Health is a top-rated, integrated health system with a focus on a high-quality patient care.  As a part of WellSpan Health, WellSpan Philhaven, is a non-profit behavioral healthcare organization offering a continuum of compassionate, caring services for children, adolescents, adults and older adults in south central Pennsylvania.  We are seeking a full-time, BCBA for our Dauphin Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Program. This is an opportunity to join the region’s largest non-profit behavioral health care organization.



Highlights about employment as a BCBA with WellSpan Philhaven:


  • Bi-monthly group supervision with multiple BCBA’s and opportunities to discuss research articles and case presentations
  • Ongoing individual supervision for BCBA’s
  • Data labs with collaborative analysis of behavior data and treatment decision-making with a BCBA
  • On-site supervision and support by a BCBA available for all cases
  • Use of Behavioral Skills Training model to develop staff competencies
  • Internal social media site with information and shared discussions on behavior analysis
  • WellSpan Philhaven providers utilize an inpatient and outpatient EMR system to allow for a more streamlined approach to patient care. WellSpan Philhaven will switch to EPIC at some point in 2018





  • Bonus potential and reimbursement for mileage
  • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • Generous paid time off + 6 paid holidays
  • Retirement savings plan with employer automatic contribution and employer match
  • Paid relocation




For confidential consideration, please contact:


Suzanne Wolf, Sr. HR Recruiter


WellSpan Philhaven


Phone 717-675-2803





General Summary:


The Behavioral Specialist Consultant (BCBA) provides behavioral consultation to the family, the treatment team, and school.  They will design and direct the implementation of an individualized behavioral modification plan by identifying goals and intervention techniques specific to the needs of children and adolescents with a developmental disorder such as mental retardation or the autism spectrum disorders.  They will provide a liaison role between the BHRS team, school and community providers.



Duties and Responsibilities:


1 Conducts individual or group therapy sessions. Assesses patients' progress and modifies or extends treatment program accordingly.
2 Provides therapeutic intervention with patient and family including individual, marital, parental, family and group therapies.
3 Interviews patients and family members to obtain information about home environment, family relationships, health history, and patient's personality traits.
4 Documents current, accurate observations of care to the patient in appropriate records.
5 Coordinates care of assigned patients.
6 Assists in the implementation of education and training experience for interns and other designated students.
7 Prepares and maintains written documentation as required by the profession and the department.

Department Description:

The Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Service (BHRS) is a medically prescribed and individualized mental health service delivered in the home, school and community. These services are supportive, time-limited, one-to-one planned behavioral health interventions. They involve both student and family, as directed by a treatment plan. We serve children with a mental health diagnosis who are between the ages of 3 and 21.

Required Skills
  • Analytical skills are necessary for the collection and assessment of psychosocial data, interpretation of these data and the ongoing review of treatment efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ability to observe patient behavior and dynamics in order to prepare and review written documentation as required.
  • Knowledge of and ability in the care and management of the unique needs of children and adolescents with developmental disorders.
  • Must demonstrate a strong professional interest in being a part of a multidisciplinary team that specializes in the assessment and treatment of the social, emotional and behavioral needs of children and adolescents with developmental disorders such as mental retardation and the autism spectrum disorders.
  • Must be able to provide own transportation from one client to another.
Required Experience
  • A master’s degree in psychology, social work, education or Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • Certification as a BCBA.
  • At least one year of experience in providing Applied Behavior Analysis services and experience in developing/ implementing behavioral analytic treatment plans.
  • Knowledge of and ability in the care and management of the unique needs of individuals with developmental disorders. 
  • Interpersonal verbal and listening skills are required to communicate effectively with patients and families and with other interagency team members.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and qualify for WellSpan Philhaven driving privileges.

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Central Pennsylvania offers an idyllic blend of small cities and towns-including Lancaster, York, Gettysburg and Lebanon-surrounded by welcoming suburban neighborhoods and pristine rolling countryside. Our communities are conveniently situated within a short drive of major cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., as well as Pennsylvania's scenic Pocono Mountains to the north. Here you'll find affordable home prices and living costs. Plus, there's an outstanding selection of schools, nearby colleges and universities.

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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