Behavior Consultant Job – Psychological Services

The Watson Institute’s Psychological Services department is hiring a full-time Behavior Consultant for Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) to work a flexible schedule which may include weekend and evening hours.

Job Benefits

At the Watson Institute, we invest in our employees personally and professionally. Check out a few of the employee benefits you’ll receive as a Watson employee:

  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurances as well as life and long-term disability and access to voluntary benefits. 
  • 403b Retirement Plan with Watson matching employee contributions after 1 year of employment. 
  • Access to Tuition Reimbursement to pursue further education and advanced degrees.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program access for employees who meet the forgiveness program requirements.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and flexible spending accounts.

Learn more about what it’s like to work at the Watson Institute!

Employment Type: Full-time

Behavior Consultant Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop IBHS assessments with clients, families, and school staff
  • Develop functional behavior assessments (FBA) on clients
  • Develop individual treatment plans with measurable goals and objectives as well as specific interventions to address needs from results of FBA
  • Develop data collection protocol
  • Trend and analyze data
  • Supervise BHT staff in behavior management procedures
  • Consult with families, school personnel, and other community members about interventions for challenging behaviors of clients
  • Provide clinical documentation of each session with client
  • Develop materials to address clients’ needs
  • Other duties as assigned

BC Job Requirements:

  • One of the following educational/experience qualifications is required:
    • Be licensed in this Commonwealth as a Behavior Specialist
    • Have a certification as a BCBA or other graduate-level certification in behavior analysis that is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies or the American National Standards Institute
    • Have a graduate degree in ABA from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or have an equivalent degree from a foreign college or university that has been evaluated by the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. or the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. The Department will accept a general equivalency report from the listed evaluator agencies to verify a foreign degree or its equivalency
    • Have a minimum of 1 year of full-time experience in providing mental health direct services to children, youth or young adults, and a graduate degree in psychology, social work, education, or counseling
    • Completed a clinical or mental health direct service practicum and have a graduate degree in psychology, social work, education, counseling, or a related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge of behavior principles, evidenced by experience and education
  • Experience working with children with autism and behavior problems, at least three years’ experience preferred
  • Experience writing, implementing, and evaluating positive behavior support plans
  • Most tasks require oral communication, visual and hearing perception, and the ability to get around the classrooms, cafeteria, gym, campus, etc.
  • Experience collaborating with teams
  • The ability to keep up with running children and/or to lift, position, or assist with lifting students is essential to perform this task
  • The essential functions of this job described herein require the ability to exert moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of bending, stooping, squatting, reaching, kneeling, crouching and brisk walking, which may involve lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling objects and material of moderate weight (40 pounds)
  • Ability to physically restrain students for their safety and the safety of others
  • Current PA Acts 34, 114, and 151 clearances required
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