Behavioral Specialist Consultant – Licensed

Full time, part time and temporary/casual positions throughout Allegheny County providing Behavioral Specialist Consultant (BSC) services to children with autism and related disorders who are receiving wraparound services.  Daytime, evening and weekend hours available.

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Employment Type: Full-time

Responsibilities:

  • Devise and implement behavior management plans, data collection grids/books to collect baseline and treatment data.
  • Create and implement autism-specific techniques such as Comic Strip Conversations and Social Stories.
  • Supervise staff providing direct interventions to children and families; provide group and/or individual supervision to staff to meet BHRS requirements; provide training for staff.
  • Monitor compliance of assigned TSS staff in meeting organizational and statutory requirements and expectations.  Provide regular feedback to assigned staff; instigate corrective action plan when warranted.
  • Work with families to assist them in acquiring skills, enabling the family to maximize their child’s progress and independence.
  • Communicate regularly with families regarding their child’s progress and issues.
  • Provide services in homes and community-based settings.
  • Provide child-centered, family focused consultation.
  • Maintain therapeutic records and data necessary to monitor progress.
  • Collaborate with other involved professionals and agencies to provide unified services and continuity of care to the child and family.
  • Participate in treatment plan meetings.
  • Write individualized therapeutic treatment plans, using behavioral terms and measurable objectives, complete data summary, treatment plan packets, prescriber collaboration forms.
  • Prepare progress note and update as needed.
  • Address BSC and TSS discrepancies in relation to monthly progress notes.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in mental health field.
  • Behavior specialist license or licensed social worker, licensed clinical social worker, licensed professional counselor, or licensed marriage and family therapist required.
  • At least one year’s experience working with children who have special needs.
  • Experience working with children who have autism and their families preferred.
  • Knowledge of a range of autism intervention techniques preferred.
  • Current PA clearances:  Acts 34, 114 and 151.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Availability to work a flexible schedule.
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