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Behavioral Consultant (Bilingual)

  • NET Centers
  • 01/19/23
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • 19124
  • 38 / Hourly
  • Contractor
Title: IBHS Behavior Consultant (Bilingual English/Spanish)
Division: Mental Health
Reports to: IBHS Clinical Supervisor
Employment Status: Independent Contractor

Masters level mental health professional, provides mental health services to children/adolescents with serious mental health disturbances in the home, school, or community, in order to sustain placement in the natural environment and avert the need for referral to a higher level of care or to a more restrictive setting. Collaborates with other IBHS team members (i.e. BHT, other clinical and administrative staff), as well as other adults including parents and teachers in the childs community context. Formulates individualized treatment plans, including a variety of individualized behavioral interventions, to address the areas of need identified in clients IBHS Assessment. Provides consultation to BHT and other involved adults in the planning, design, and implementation of the treatment plan.

An IBHS Behavior Consultant will meet one of the following:
(1) Licensed in PA as a behavior specialist
(2) 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
(3) Have a graduate degree in ABA from a college or university Accredited by an agency recognized by the United Stated Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
(4) Have a minimum of 1 year 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 from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
(5) Completed a clinical or mental health direct service practicum and have a graduate degree in psychology, social work, education, counseling or a related field from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
Licensed preferred; if not licensed, must be licensed eligible and in process

Must demonstrate genuine empathy and concern for individuals as indicated in our corporate vision, mission, and values statements.
Must be able to demonstrate sensitivity in all oral and written communications in regards to persons served within the agency.
Adhere to applicable city, county, state, and federal laws and regulations, internal and CARF standards.
Must have current State clearances for Child Abuse, Criminal Records check, and contagious diseases.
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Advanced oral and written communication skills in order to effectively problem-solve
Must be a team player, patient, flexible, and have the ability to multi-task
Demonstrated ability to complete multiple tasks in a timely and accurate fashion in a fast-paced environment
Experience in an administrative/clerical capacity required
Experience in a mental health setting preferred
Ability to communicate verbally in English and Spanish, read written or typed information, communicate legibly in writing, speak English and Spanish clearly, and hear voice in conversational tone.

ESSENTIAL POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: (and other duties as assigned)
Attend all mandatory on- and off-site orientation and training as required by NET policy and contracts; including required EBT trainings for modalities utilized in regionalized IBHS program
Utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as the preferred modality for individual sessions with clients
Utilize Bounce Back or CBITS (Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools) as the preferred modality for Group Services performed in schools
Attend interagency service planning meetings as required
Assist team in identifying targeted mental health symptoms and expressing them in terms of objective, observable, quantifiable behavioral indicators (including frequency, intensity, duration).
Develop fully individualized treatment plans building on specific client strengths, environmental resources, and capabilities, while minimizing barriers and vulnerabilities identified during assessment process.
Guide treatment team in selecting and implementing a variety of non-aversive intervention techniques designed to foster progress toward goals; focus treatment plans on building functional and pro-social skills.
Update individualized treatment plan when necessary to make adjustments, changes or additions within an authorization period.
Monitor implementation of behavior plan by Behavioral Health Technicians (BHTs); monitor and provide feedback to BHT, teachers, and parents to ensure appropriate implementation of treatment plans.
Complete Progress Monitoring Forms and other summaries to document clients progress toward treatment objectives.
Meet productivity billing requirements as applicable
Other IBHS related duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to ascend and descend flights of stairs and to negotiate curbs.
Able to speak English and Spanish clearly and hear voice in conversational tones.
Must be free of contagious diseases/infections.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Within the confines of the offices of the Division and Agency. Travel to other Agency sites as well as to outside meetings, conferences, or workshops may be required on an as needed basis.
CASELOAD EXPECTATION: Independent Contractors will be expected to carry a minimum caseload of 6 clients

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