NHS Human Services, through its subsidiaries is one of
the nations’ leading non-profit providers of
community-based human services. With nationally
recognized programs in multiple states, NHS offers a
full range of integrated services to children and adults
in the areas of mental health, addictive diseases,
autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities,
juvenile justice, treatment foster care, education and
other specialized services.
The Behavioral Specialist Consultant, in collaboration
with other members of the treatment team, designs and
directs the implementation of a behavior modification
intervention plan which is individualized to each child
or adolescent and to family needs. The Behavioral
Specialist Consultant identifies behavioral goals and
intervention techniques, and recommends non-aversive
behavioral change methods.
The Behavioral Specialist Consultant typically serves as
consultant to, and as requested by the Mobile Therapist
within the treatment team. While maintaining some direct
contact with child and family, the Behavior Specialist
Consultant primarily provides assessment, program design
and monitoring rather then direct therapy. The
Behavioral Specialist Consultant is expected to
participate in Inter-Agency Service Planning Team (ISPT)
meetings. When questions or conflict around behavioral
paradigms arise in other systems, such as school, (e.g.,
a review of a behavior paradigm to help the child remain
in school), the Behavioral Specialist Consultant may
participate as a consultant in a special child-centered,
family focused meetings along with the therapist.
1. Develops and collects data operationally, define
targeted behaviors and develops observable and
2. Develops individualized behavior management
treatment plans (and addendum's when necessary) and
monitors the implementation of the plan.
3. Maintains progress notes for every contact and
submits payroll within the most current pay period.
4. Completes concurrent reviews as required.
5. Provides clinical consultation to the Therapeutic
Staff Support and ensures appropriate implementation
of the treatment plan.
6. Meets with the child, family, local Case Manager,
teachers and other treatment team members as
7. Oversees termination of services in collaboration
with treatment team and provides a closing summary.
8. Attends training as required by NHS Human Services.
9. May perform other related duties as required or
This is a summary of basic job responsibilities and is
not to be considered all-inclusive.
NHS Human Services is an EOE.
Qualified candidates will possess a Master’s Degree in a
clinical mental health field such as: Psychology,
Counseling, Social Work experience with Autism Spectrum
Disorder diagnosis AND knowledge of ABA theory &
practices is valued.
Experience w/ BHRS is valued.
Candidates must also have a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s
License along with Act 33 & Act 34 clearances.
Qualified candidates should have strong Communication
and Documentations skills.
Req. Code : NA
% of Travel Required : 0-10%
Shift/Hours : Not Specified
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