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Behavior Support Specialist


Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States

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This is a part time position, working approximately 12 hours per week in Montgomery County. Hours can be combined with Systematic Skills Builder hours in the Pottstown and Palmyra, PA areas.  

The Behavior Support Specialist is responsible for providing direct and indirect behavioral intervention and consultation to consumers, family, and other stakeholders.  This position is responsible for guiding treatment by developing a treatment plan, monitoring progress on goals, intervening directly with a consumer, and developing programs, as appropriate.


Leads and directs individualized treatment
Provides treatment of the whole person
Consults with all members of the treatment team to ensure plan participation
Monitors individualized consumer-drive data to address consumer needs
Supervises response to emergency/crisis situations with team members and consumers 
Participates in required meetings, evaluations, supervision and trainings
Completes all required clinical documentation
Maintains assigned, planned schedule
Maintains a commitment to professional development
Adheres to professional and ethical interaction policies and procedures        


Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Education, or similar human services field

At least 1 year of experience in either a CASSP service system or employed by a licensed mental health services agency or subcontracted agency.  Or completed training in conducting and using a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA), and in positive behavioral support.  Training must be provided by the Bureau of Autism Services, or an accredited college or university.  For IDD cases, application must have at least 2 years of experience working with IDD consumers