Behavior Analyst - Philhaven IBHS - Days / Evenings

WellSpan Philhaven, Lancaster, PA | Clinical Care | Behavioral Health | FTE: 1 | Regular | Tracking Code: 108078

  • Full time (80 hours biweekly)
  • Weekdays, daytime hours and 2 evenings a week up to 8 PM
  • Location options: Lancaster County OR York County

*Sign On Bonus Options all paid in 3 weeks of start date: $7,500 sign on bonus and has a 3-year commitment OR $5,000 sign on bonus and has a 2-year commitment OR $2,500 sign on bonus and has a 1-year commitment. Eligible for new employees to WellSpan Health.

Are you licensed as an LSW, LBS, LPC, LCSW or LMFT and want to work in the community with children?

Here is an opportunity to join the region's largest non-profit behavioral health care organization which offers:

  • BCBA Career Ladder
  • Strong ABA Culture
  • Professional Development
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement

General Summary

Conduct descriptive and systematic behavioral assessments, including functional analyses, and provides behavior analytic interpretations of the results. Designs and supervises behavior analytic interventions. Is able to effectively develop and implement appropriate assessment and intervention methods for use in unfamiliar situations and for a range of cases. Teaches others to carry out ethical and effective behavior analytic interventions based on published research and designs and delivers instruction in behavior analysis. Supervise the work of Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA), and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) and others who do not carry a Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) certification that implement behavior analytic interventions if they are not certified.

  • Ensures that all behavior analytic programming conducted under their supervision by WellSpan Philhaven staff is provided in a safe and ethical manner and that the BA and WellSpan Philhaven staff will train, provide feedback, and/or report to designated authorities if the family or other non-WellSpan Philhaven professionals engage in unsafe or unethical behavioral programming.
  • Engages in functional assessment of problematic behaviors as well as assessments of skill deficits, motivating, and other environmental variables in order to increase use of safe and socially acceptable behaviors and decrease problematic behaviors.
  • Establishes & maintains therapeutic relationship by pairing self as a reinforcing entity and building the value for the patient of social interaction with the BA.
  • Accurately collects and analyzes behavior data to make decisions about treatment interventions.
  • Designs treatment plan goals and interventions that are based in research and are aligned with the dimensions of Applied Behavior Analysis outlined in (Baer, Wolf, and Risely 1968).
  • Seeks out appropriate consultation with other staff when encountering treatment programming that is unfamiliar.
  • Oversees and provides training and monitors fidelity of behavioral interventions for family members and other professional staff caring for the patient.
  • Provides direct in-situ, one-on-one, and group supervision for BT's and Assistant BC if non-certified and RBT's, BCaBA's and other BCBA's if board certified.
  • Directly designs and supervises behavior analytic plans and interventions for skill development and/or reduction of problematic behavior in which other WellSpan Philhaven staff have not received sufficient training and exposure to previously.
  • Collaborates with family and treatment team members to provide treatment effectively and without disruption to the environment or other individuals in the environment.
  • Educates all those involved about the role of ABA based interventions and the BA, and functions within boundaries of the BC role in providing treatment.
  • Understands and designs behavioral plans and programming within the regulatory scope of the service provided.
  • Maintains awareness of patient's history, present status, diagnoses, and treatment plan.
  • Maintains appropriate written documentation of direct and in direct service with the patient and family.
  • Provides complete, timely, clear, and legible documentation in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms.
  • Attends treatment team meetings, supervision meetings, trainings, performance evaluations, and other administrative meetings as assigned.
  • Maintains the billable expectation of the program.

Minimum Education:

  • Masters Degree Required

Work Experience:

  • 1 year of experience in providing Applied Behavior Analysis services and experience in developing/implementing behavioral analytic treatment plans and
  • Clinical or counseling psychology, special education or Applied Behavior Analysis

Required Licenses:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst Upon Hire Required and
  • Licensed Professional Counselor Upon Hire Required or
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Upon Hire Required or
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker Upon Hire Required or
  • Licensed Social Worker Upon Hire Required or
  • Licensed Behavioral Specialist Upon Hire Required

Driver's License Statement:

Must possess a valid driver's license in the current state of residence. Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and ability in the care and management of the unique needs of individuals with psychiatric and/or developmental disorders
  • Excellent human relations and oral/written communication skills
  • Analytical abilities
  • Visual ability to observe patient behavior and dynamics in order to prepare and review written documentation
  • Must be able to provide own transportation from one client to another
  • 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 psychiatric and/or developmental disorders
  • Ability to work under stress
Suzanne Wolf
Suzanne Wolf
Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant

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