Behavior Technician - Philhaven - CADD ABA Children's Services - FT Days

Lancaster, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 53183

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General Summary:

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 Responsibilities:

   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.

Required Skills

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.


Must have valid driver’s license and qualify for Wellspan driving privileges.  Must obtain PA drivers’ license in accordance with PA laws if license upon hire is out-of-state.

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

Lancaster City was the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster County includes a vibrant downtown business district, desirable suburban neighborhoods and sprawling agricultural farms. Life in Lancaster County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, an independent professional baseball team, fine dining and more. When visiting Lancaster, one can't help but recognizing the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch — farm-to-table and beyond.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within an easy commute to major cities and has ready access to public transportation. Residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services. (Patient population: 535,000)

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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