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Behavioral Health Technician

Company: Elwyn
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: The Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) provides one-on-one interventions including but not limited to crisis intervention, intensive behavior management support, emotional support, time-structured activities, and psychological rehabilitative activities to children/adolescents who manifest a wide range of disabilities and functioning levels at homes, schools, day care, and/or community by implementing applied behavior analytic interventions and support. The provision of these services allows the child to remain in the least restrictive treatment or education setting.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESCarries out specific interventions that are identified in the behavioral treatment plan developed by the Behavioral Consultant (BC), the Interagency Team and the Elwyn treatment teamTeaches the child positive social skills in order to avoid or decrease socially inappropriate, threatening and/or dangerous behavior by implementing the behavioral interventions (e.g. role play, modeling, positive reinforcement) that have been developed by the BCModels and explains the appropriate intervention to the child, family and/or teacher by working collaboratively with them modeling the behaviors based on the interventions that have been developed by the BCSupports caregivers in providing immediate rewards or consequences for behavior identified in the individual behavioral treatment planImplements behavioral supports as identified in the treatment plan to support the child in their participation in activities such as summer camp, community events and school-based eventsRecords behavioral data and documents progress toward child's treatment plan goals into Elwyn electronic health records systemWrites daily progress notes consistent with treatment goal adjectives to be placed in child's case filesCompletes and submit weekly encounter forms to ensure appropriate billingComplies with the Behavioral Analyst Certification Board (BACB) Registered Behavior Tech (RBT) Ethics Code by seeking out the appropriate number of supervision hours per month to maintain compliance with their certificationRenews the RBT certification annually, including passing the RBT Competency Assessment, and completing a renewal applicationPerforms cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and crisis intervention using agency-trained protocolsPerforms other duties as assignedEDUCATION/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:Must possess one of the following certifications at the time of hire or must obtain it within six (6) months of hire date:Board-certified assistant behavior analyst certification (BCaBA) orBoard-certified autism technician (BCAT) certification orBehavior analysis certification from an organization that is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies or the American National Standards Institute orHigh school diploma or the equivalent of a high school diploma and have received their registered behavioral tech (RBT) designation orMinimum of two (2) years of experience providing Applied behavior analysis (ABA) services and a minimum of 40 hours of training related to ABA approved by the Department of Human Services (DHS) or provided by a continuing education provider approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Minimum of two (2) years' experience in the provision of behavioral health servicesAbility to keep pace with active childrenDemonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a teamAbility to work in a fast-paced environment and manage and prioritize multiple, often competing, prioritiesDemonstrated strong attention to detailDemonstrated strong time management and organizational skillsDemonstrated excellent judgment with the ability to independently solve problems and make decisions with little or no need for direct supervisionDemonstrated ability to anticipate future needed changes or identify problem areas and take effective actionsMust be able to perform CPR and crisis intervention using agency-trained protocolsMust possess excellent customer interaction, collaboration, presentation, and written and verbal communication skillsDemonstrated basic experience with Microsoft Office Word and OutlookAbility and means to commute between community-based sites, as needed; if driving a vehicle, must have current, valid driver's license in state of residence, three (3) years driving experience in the United States, and acceptable driving recordPHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE: See Physical Demands Checklist below which represents the general physical demands and environment conditions to which the employee holding this position must meet, in addition to the duties and responsibilities listed above, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Elwyn will engage otherwise qualified candidates for this position whose disabilities may require reasonable accommodations to enable an individual to perform the essential functions.Elwyn reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as needed. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of duties and responsibilities of the job nor does it constitute a written or implied contract.Elwyn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and identity, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, genetic information, disability status, military or veteran status, marital or family status, political activities or affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, and federal law.Compensation: N/A

Keywords: Elwyn, Philadelphia , Behavioral Health Technician, Healthcare , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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