Tracking Code: 203291

Behavior Technician - Lebanon IBHS - Day/Eve

Location: WellSpan Philhaven, Lebanon, PA
Schedule: Part Time

Full-time, Days/Eves

Day/Evening, flexible schedules between 7am-7pm, 40 hours/week. Two evenings requested per week.

General Summary

Practices under close and ongoing supervision of a Behavior Consultant (BC). Primarily responsible for the direct implementation of skill-acquisition and behavior-reduction plans within the treatment plan developed by the supervisor.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Establishes & maintains therapeutic relationship by pairing self as a reinforcing entity and building the value for the patient of social interaction with the BT.
  • Prompts safe and socially acceptable replacement behaviors in order to build a repertoire of communication, social interaction, and problem-solving skills.
  • Fades prompts appropriately to promote both successful and independent responding.
  • Increases the frequency or duration of safe and appropriate replacement behaviors by providing access to reinforcers (desired items/actions, attention, or removal of demands/aversive situations).
  • Provides access to reinforcers within the parameters most likely to increase future behavior (value, effort required, rate, magnitude, intensity, immediacy)
  • Limits or removes access to reinforcers within limits of safety when patient engages in inappropriate or unsafe behaviors.
  • Accurately collects behavior data including: A-B-C, count, frequency, duration, latency, inter-response time, event, and interval based recording.
  • Follows the treatment plan goals and interventions utilizing sound judgment and seeks out appropriate consultation.
  • 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 BT, and functions within boundaries of the BT role in providing treatment.
  • Maintains awareness of client's history, present status, diagnoses, and treatment plan.
  • Maintains appropriate written documentation of direct one-on-one intervention with the patient and family.
  • Provides complete, timely, clear, and legible documentation in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms.
  • Maintains the billable expectation of the program.

Common Expectations:

  • Demonstrates understanding and respect of patient's environment and culture.
  • Demonstrates abilities to be flexible and pro-active in problem solving.
  • Demonstrates ability to recognize potential customer relations problems and notify appropriate supervisor.
  • Displays caring, non-judgmental attitude toward each patient and family served.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of normal growth and development of children and adolescents.
  • Is able to identify key anatomical and physiological changes and can identify psychosocial needs.
  • Communicates using age-appropriate vocabulary and speaks to patients with appropriate proximity.
  • Is able to identify techniques for enhancing communication and is able to address learning needs.
  • Develops and maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis through interaction with other ABA based professionals as well as ongoing professional development opportunities within WellSpan Philhaven and maintains certification by meeting training and supervision standards as established by program.
  • Provides coverage across the Child & Adolescent service line.

Required for All Jobs:

  • Performs other related duties as identified.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a compliance program to support WellSpan's values and standards for professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization and the performance expectations of the job, the department, and the compliance program.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a privacy program to safeguard the patient information and the business and operational information of the organization. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization to safeguard patient and business/operational information.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Physical Demands:

  • Standing - Frequently
  • Walking - Frequently
  • Sitting - Occasionally
  • Carrying/Lifting - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Kneeling/Crouching - Occasionally
  • Reaching - Occasionally
  • Talking - Frequently
  • Hearing - Frequently
  • Repetitive Motions - Occasionally
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Occasionally

Working Environment:

  • Occupational Hazards - Occasionally
  • Bloodborne Pathogen - Exposure

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelors Degree In behavioral health or human services field. Required or
  • Bachelors Degree In a non-behavioral health or human services field with at least one year of full-time paid work experience with children and/or adolescents. Required or
  • Associates Degree With at least three years of full-time paid work experience with children and/or adolescents. Required

Work Experience:

  • 1 year Dependent on education attained above. Required and
  • Behavioral health and human services. 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 handling of children and adolescents is required, including consideration of the special needs and behaviors of this group.
  • Excellent human relations and oral/written communication skills, and analytical skills.
  • Visual ability to observe patient behavior and dynamics.

You’re unique and you belong here.

At WellSpan Health, we are committed to treating all applicants fairly and equitably, regardless of their job classification. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please reach out to us via email at employment@wellspan.org. We will evaluate requests for accommodation on a case-by-case basis. Please note that we will only respond to inquiries related to reasonable accommodation from this email address. Rest assured, all requests for assistance or accommodation are handled confidentially, allowing applicants to share their needs openly and honestly with us.

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Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts
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WellSpan Health recognizes and honors the diversity of our team members, patients and neighbors, and we embrace all the human characteristics that make us similar and unique. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected and valued by creating a safe and inclusive environment to which we all feel a sense of belonging. We are equally committed to ensuring all team members have the opportunity to excel and are positioned for success through equitable policies, practices and resources.

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Quality of Life

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in South Central Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance of Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)

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