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Position Type:

Contractor

Date Posted:

03/01/2023

Description

Connecting the Pieces is seeking a Behavior Health Technician (BHT) to provide one-to-one behavioral interventions and modeling to children and adolescents during traditional school hours as well as after school, evenings, and weekends. The BHT provides services in the client’s school, home, and/or other community settings and works a flexible schedule.

The BHT will provide services in Chester, Delaware, and Allegheny Counties. Provider must be willing to commute to these counties.

Responsibilities

  • Provide one-on-one interventions including but not limited to crisis intervention, behavior management support, emotional support, and time-structured activities, at homes, schools, day care, and/or community by implementing interventions and support.
  • Carries out specific interventions that are identified in the behavioral treatment plan developed by the Behavioral Consultant (BC).
  • Teaches the child positive social skills in order to avoid or decrease socially inappropriate, threatening and/or dangerous behavior by implementing the behavioral interventions (ex: role play, modeling, positive reinforcement) that have been developed by the BC.
  • Models 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 BC.
  • Supports caregivers in providing immediate rewards or consequences for behavior identified in the individual behavioral treatment plan.
  • Implements behavioral support as identified in the treatment plan to support the child in their participation in activities.
  • Records behavioral data and documents progress toward a child’s treatment plan goals.

Qualifications

40-hour training covering the RBT Task List provided by CTP and no cost to candidate if not already completed 

  • High school diploma.
  • 1 to 2 years’ experience working with children who have special needs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to build a rapport with client and team members.
  • Well-organized and reliable.
  • PA State and FBI clearances.
  • Personal transportation preferred.

The BHT is an ideal entry-level position for recent college graduations (psychology, sociology, and human development) to gain experience in the mental/behavioral health field.

Job Benefits

  • Flexibility in schedule creation -select cases that fit your schedule availability.
  • Ability to negotiate an hourly rate with the Human Resources Department.
  • Freedom to decide how much time you want to work each week – work as many cases/hours or as few as you would like (based on case availability).

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