Behavior Consultant - CADD Adult Services Center for Autism Developmental Disabilities - Day/Evening

Lancaster, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 74213

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Full time (80 hours biweekly)

Weekdays, daytime hours and 2-3 evenings per week

 

Program Description:

Located in Lancaster County, the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) is a regional center of excellence that serves patients and families in Central Pennsylvania. We have a multidisciplinary team (from the fields of psychiatry, nursing, psychology, applied behavior analysis, social work, and counseling) with recognized expertise in the treatment of the social, emotional, and behavioral issues affecting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Intellectual Disability (ID). We offer center-based services, which include diagnostic evaluations, short-term consultation and ongoing treatment. In addition, we provide community-based services, which include ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) behavioral treatment in the home, school, and community for children and adults.

 

CADD provides a highly rewarding professional environment:

  1. Strong office support to enable staff to focus on patient care
  2. Emphasis on professional development through ongoing training and supervision
  3. Strong collegial atmosphere, opportunity to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team
  4. Reasonable productivity expectations with generous bonus incentive

 

General Summary:

Conducts descriptive and systematic behavioral assessments and provides behavior analytic interpretations of the results with supervision from a BCBA. 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 once they have demonstrated competency with the procedures involved under the direct supervision of a BCBA. Designs and delivers instruction under the supervision of a BCBA. Supervise the work of Behavior Technicians (BT) that are non-certified.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • 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 BC 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 BC.
  • 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 BC’s or BCBA’s 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.
  • 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 BC, 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.
 

Qualifications

Note: Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.

Minimum Education:

  • Master’s Degree

Minimum Experience Preferred:

  • 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.

Min Field Of Expertise

  • Clinical or counseling psychology, special education, Applied Behavior Analysis, or another related field

Preferred Certification:

  • BCaBA certification OR Master’s in ABA or related field such as Psychology or Education with a specialty in ABA

Skills:

 

  • Other 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 developmental disorders such as Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders; ability to work under stress

Other

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

 

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. 

 

~ Click here to see what it's like to work at Philhaven ~

 

Join the CADD team who is committed to:

  • Transforming the way Behavioral Health is delivered in the United States
  • Finding a Better Way
  • Working Together As One
  • Working collaboratively with families and children to create positive change in their lives
  • Cultivating Agility while Navigating Uncertain Times
  • Building a Team committed to Clinical Excellence and Ongoing Growth

 

Incentives include:

  1. Sign-On Bonus 
  2. Tuition Reimbursement
  3. Free Supervision Hours Towards Licensure & Professional Growth
  4. Relocation Package and Affordable Cost of Living Opportunities
  5. Comprehensive Benefit Package
  6. A Safe and Inclusive Work Environment to Make Every Person Feel Welcomed, Respected an Valued


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