Behavior Technician - Lebanon IBHS - Days/Eves

Lebanon, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 57737

Job Description:

The Behavior Technician (BT) practices under close and ongoing supervision of a Behavior Consultant (BC). The BT is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of skill-acquisition and behavior-reduction plans within the treatment plan developed by the supervisor.

 

Duties and Responisbilities

  1. Establishes & maintains therapeutic relationship by pairing self as a reinforcing entity and building the value for the patient of social interaction with the BT.
  2. Prompts safe and socially acceptable replacement behaviors in order to build a repertoire of communication, social interaction, and problem-solving skills.
  3. Fades prompts appropriately to promote both successful and independent responding.
  4. 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).
  5. Provides access to reinforcers within the parameters most likely to increase future behavior (value, effort required, rate, magnitude, intensity, immediacy)
  6. Limits or removes access to reinforcers within limits of safety when patient engages in inappropriate or unsafe behaviors.
  7. Accurately collects behavior data including: A-B-C, count, frequency, duration, latency, inter-response time, event, and interval based recording.
  8. Follows the treatment plan goals and interventions utilizing sound judgment and seeks out appropriate consultation.
  9. Collaborates with family and treatment team members to provide treatment effectively and without disruption to the environment or other individuals in the environment.
  10. 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.
  11. Maintains awareness of client’s history, present status, diagnoses, and treatment plan.
  12. Maintains appropriate written documentation of direct one-on-one intervention with the patient and family.
  13. Provides complete, timely, clear, and legible documentation in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms.
  14. Maintains the billable expectation of the program.
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • 1 – 3 years dependent on education attained above.
    • 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.
    • Min Field Of Expertise: Behavioral health, human services
  • Minimum Education:
    • A bachelor’s degree in behavioral health or human services field, a bachelor’s 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, OR an Associate’s degree with at least three years of full-time paid work experience with children and/or adolescents.
  • Skills:
    • Excellent human relations and oral/written communication skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Visual ability to observe patient behavior and dynamics
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license in the current state of residence. Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management. Must qualify for WellSpan Philhaven driving privileges.
Michelle Dermes
Michelle Dermes
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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 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.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • 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

Diversity & Inclusion

Welcome. Respect. Value.

Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

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.

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 southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)