Lead Clinician/Behavior Specialist
Special People In Northeast Inc - Philadelphia, PA

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Lead Clinician/Behavior Specialist

The mission of the Licensed Professional Counselor/Lead Clinician/Behavior Specialist within the Behavioral and Developmental Services Department is to support all current and potential individuals receiving clinical services in the recovery process so that each may live an inclusive life of their choice while leading, supporting, and investing in employees to individually support people to achieve their desired outcomes .

Principal Accountabilities:
  • Development and implementation of behavior and treatment plans for patients seen within the licensed out-patient psychiatric clinic, with a special focus on children/youth with ASD and their families.
  • Conducts meetings with individuals to provide therapeutic counsel and other therapeutic means to support an individual’s growth and independence.
  • Develops programs and/or activities to increase each individual’s coping skills and support an individual’s growth and independence.
  • Provides direct consultation in program development and interventions utilizing the best practices in psychology, positive approaches, and human learning.
  • Schedules and conducts home and community visits to evaluate status and effectiveness of the interventions.
  • Facilitation of interagency meetings as necessary and addressing individual, academic, and/or community concerns regarding behavioral issues.
  • Participation in crisis management, including rotating on-call activities.
  • Development and Implementation of training for staff, as requested, within the Behavioral and Developmental Services Unit, in conjunction with the Professional Development Department.
The Ideal Candidate will possess:
  • Ability to utilize a variety of leading practice approaches in assessment and intervention in developmental disabilities, autism spectrum and mental health concerns.
  • Knowledge of mental health diagnoses and their behavioral concomitants
  • Knowledge of evidence-based therapy modalities.
  • Develops clear and stretching expectations for self and others and demonstrates positive leadership and mentoring approaches.
  • Able to respond to emergency situations along with developing strategies that would mitigate emergencies.
  • Ability to multitask, creatively problem-solve, flexible, detail/project oriented, passionate about being a change agent in supporting people to live their lives to their fullest potential in an inclusive community.
  • Strong organizational and strategic planning skills, able to develop data-based decision making models and execute decisions based therein, effectively utilizing available resources.
  • Communicates shared values and understanding of the agency’s mission; builds rapport and collaborative partnerships to achieve outcomes.
Requirements include:
  • · Master’s Degree in Psychology or related field required.
  • · Must be Licensed as a Behavior Specialist in PA or Licensed Eligible
  • · Prior experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • · Ability to work independently as well as with the management and staff team.
  • · Valid driver’s license, own vehicle and car insurance.
  • · Excellent oral & written communication skills.
  • · Proficient in MS Office and/or other Windows based programs.

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