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Company: Elwyn
Location: Allentown, PA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


STARTING RATE $16.50 Primarily After school, Evening, and some Weekend Hours

ARCH of Lehigh Valley is an inviting, user-friendly center that provides comprehensive services to individuals and families touched by autism. Our professional staff are trained in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). We promote and support the success of each individual in a therapeutic learning environment. In addition to meeting ADA standards, our state-of-the-art facility incorporates specially designed lighting and sensory features. Our resources are designed to help each person achieve their full potential. Our "one-stop shopping" model integrates clinical and non-clinical approaches and training to the individuals who have a diagnosis on the autism spectrum or to fam ily members touched by this diagnosis. The Mission of the ARCH of Lehigh Valley is to provide a safe, therapeutic and educational environment for people with autism -- regardless of age or ability -- and their families. The mission is accomplished by offering a range of clinical and community supports, resources and educational materials and training. These services will take place in an inviting and user-friendly service center, through a network of providers who are trained in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Do you enjoy making an impact on other people's lives? In the Behavional Health Technican or BHT position you will play a key part of fulfilling our mission to make a real difference in the lives of our clients. We invite you to bring your exceptional skills and experiences to the Elwyn Lehigh Valley in this extremely rewarding role. In the role of Behavioral Health Technician -PRN you will:

POSITION SUMMARY: The Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) provides one-on-one interventions including but not limited to crisis intervention, intensive behavior management support, emotional support, time-structured activities, and psychological rehabilitative activities to children/adolescents who manifest a wide range of disabilities and functioning levels at homes, schools, day care, and/or community by implementing applied behavior analytic interventions and support. The provision of these services allows the child to remain in the least restrictive treatment or education setting.


  • Carries out specific interventions that are identified in the behavioral treatment plan developed by the Behavioral Consultant (BC), the Interagency Team and the Elwyn treatment team
    • Teaches the child positive social skills in order to avoid or decrease socially inappropriate, threatening and/or dangerous behavior by implementing the behavioral interventions (e.g. role play, modeling, positive reinforcement) that have been developed by the BC
    • Models and explains the appropriate intervention to the child, family and/or teacher by working collaboratively with them modeling the behaviors based on the interventions that have been developed by the BC
    • Supports caregivers in providing immediate rewards or consequences for behavior identified in the individual behavioral treatment plan
    • Implements behavioral supports as identified in the treatment plan to support the child in their participation in activities such as summer camp, community events and school-based events
  • Records behavioral data and documents progress toward child's treatment plan goals into Elwyn electronic health records system
  • Writes daily progress notes consistent with treatment goal adjectives to be placed in child's case files
  • Completes and submit weekly encounter forms to ensure appropriate billing
  • Complies with the Behavioral Analyst Certification Board (BACB) Registered Behavior Tech (RBT) Ethics Code by seeking out the appropriate number of supervision hours per month to maintain compliance with their certification
  • Renews the RBT certification annually, including passing the RBT Competency Assessment, and completing a renewal application
  • Performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and crisis intervention using agency-trained protocols
  • Performs other duties as assigned IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Clinical Supervisor/Behavioral Analyst (BA) EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:Must possess one of the following certifications at the time of hire or must obtain it within six (6) months of hire date:
  • CONTACTS: Elwyn staff, school personnel, parents/family, managed care organizations (MCO) and funding agencies, child welfare and other state and federal agencies (as it relates to audits), physicians/medical personnel, community members, specialists/consultants
  • Board-certified assistant behavior analyst certification (BCaBA) or
  • Board-certified autism technician (BCAT) certification or
  • Behavior analysis certification from an organization that is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies or the American National Standards Institute or
  • High school diploma or the equivalent of a high school diploma and have received their registered behavioral tech (RBT) designation or
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience providing Applied behavior analysis (ABA) services and a minimum of 40 hours of training related to ABA approved by the Department of Human Services (DHS) or provided by a continuing education provider approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)
  • Ability to keep pace with active children
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage and prioritize multiple, often competing, priorities
  • Demonstrated strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated strong time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated excellent judgment with the ability to independently solve problems and make decisions with little or no need for direct supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate future needed changes or identify problem areas and take effective actions
  • Must be able to perform CPR and crisis intervention using agency-trained protocols
  • Must possess excellent customer interaction, collaboration, presentation, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated basic experience with Microsoft Office Word and Outlook
  • Ability and means to commute between community-based sites, as needed; if driving your own vehicle, you
  • Elwyn reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as needed. This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive statement of duties and responsibilities of the job nor does it constitute a written or implied contract.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE: See Physical Demands Checklist below which represents the general physical demands and environment conditions to which the employee holding this position must meet, in addition to the duties and responsibilities listed above, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Elwyn will engage otherwise qualified candidates for this position whose disabilities may require reasonable accommodations to enable an individual to perform the essential functions.
  • must have current, valid driver's license in state of residence, three (3) years driving experience in the United States, and acceptable driving record
Elwyn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • "We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law." #mon, #ca #zr1

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