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Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) - Philadelphia

Company: Progressions
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: June 12, 2024

Job Description:

Job Details


Job Location
MCHS Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA

Remote Type

Position Type
Part Time

Education Level
High School

Salary Range
$16.00 - $19.00 Hourly

Travel Percentage
Up to 50%

Job Shift

Job Category
Health Care


Malvern Community Health Services (MCHS), seeks to support children; adults and their families, role models, caregivers, friends and members of their spiritual community of choice, to have access to individualized, strength-based, trauma informed quality behavioral health supports and services that foster choices so that they may enjoy meaningful relationships and a life worth living in our communities.

MCHS is currently accepting applications for BHT (Behavioral Health Technicians). As a BHT, you will work with children/adolescents, one-on-one, and also provide support for the family/caregivers/schools primarily in the Philadelphia School District area.

Position Summary: Behavioral Health Technicians (BHT) provides specialized behavioral services directed by a detailed treatment plan and under the direction of a BC, who is responsible for the treatment plan.

Summary of Essential Position Functions:

  • Provide one-on-one behavioral interventions to client
  • Assist parent/caregiver and/or teacher with implementation of behavior plan
  • Monitor client's behaviors emphasized in the treatment plan; intervene and redirect challenging behaviors
  • Collaborate with team members and must work in context of transferring skills to others
  • Attend monthly treatment team meetings with client, family and treatment team
  • Provide services within authorized amount of hours & Complete all paperwork within policy time frames
  • Attend staff meetings & mandatory trainings as necessary and comply with all IBHS policies
  • Attend trainings (must have twenty (20) hours per year if an experienced BHT; non experienced need thirty-nine (39) hours of training within the first six (6) months of hire)
  • BHT with less than six months of previous BHT experience must receive six hours of on-site assessment & assistance by a qualified supervisor. BHT with more than six months of previous BHT experience must receive three hours of assessment/assistance by a qualified supervisor.
  • Ability to develop therapeutic rapport with treatment team, clients and families
  • Attend weekly supervision with master's level mental health professional
  • Travel to and from client sites to perform services (100% travel required)
  • Perform other duties as assigned Qualifications

    • This position requires individuals that are client focused; team oriented; great interpersonal and communication skills; dependable; problem solving skills; organizational skills; focused on compliance and performance quality. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions Education and/or Experience:
      • High School Diploma or the equivalent to a High School Diploma, And
        • have completed a 40 hour Training covering RBT, which can be acquired at no cost, Or
        • A minimum of two years experience in the provision of Behavioral Health Services.
        • A Bachelor's Degree in a human service field (Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Education or similar human services) And,
          • have completed a 40 hour Training covering RBT, which can be acquired at no cost, Or
          • A minimum of two years experience in the provision of Behavioral Health Services
            *Malvern Community Health Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

            This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.*

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