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Behavior Support Specialist
Req Code:2016:2607-004
County:Philadelphia County, PA
FT/PT:Part Time
Location:2607-CBH/DHS: 502-504 S. 42nd Street
Job Description/Essential Functions:

Horizon House, Inc. is a nationally recognized provider of services to adults with support needs due to developmental disabilities, behavioral health issues, and substance abuse. Horizon House is Pennsylvania’s oldest psychiatric rehabilitation agency. Since 1952, we have been dedicated to helping people with mental illness, drug and alcohol addictions, developmental/intellectual disabilities, and homelessness to stabilize their lives and to help them live as independently as possible in the community. With over 100 locations throughout South and North Eastern Pennsylvania and the state of Delaware, Horizon House provides services to a diverse population focusing on individual strength and choice. Currently, we are seeking a full time Behavior Support Specialist to work in our Behavioral Health Services Division.

· To coordinate, write, implement and monitor the comprehensive service plan for adolescents. Provide systematic and individualized case management and program planning incorporating psycho-educational rehabilitation approaches in compliance with the Agency's overall purpose and the individual program goals and objectives.
· To provide on-going evaluation to monitor the necessary level of services required to promote an individual's growth and skill development.
· To develop positive support strategies, plans, and data analysis for people with challenging behaviors.
· To provide and identify counseling and training to staff in areas related to the individual’s plans.
· May conduct group and individual therapy.
· To ensure compliance with all funding regulations and Agency policy and procedures in the identified
area of responsibility.

Job Qualifications:

· M.A. Degree in Human Services/Social Sciences/Healthcare or a related field and at least 1 year of experience in the MR field required; 2 years preferred ; 3 years in the MH field and behavior analysis and modification experience.
· Very good communication skills; prior experience in writing programming goals and behavioral plans.
· Previous clinical experience conducting group and/or individual therapy sessions required .
· Strong analytical and program development skills.
· Ability to work independently.
· Ability to respond to crisis situations.
· Detail oriented and strong organizational skills.
· Experience writing functional analyses and interpret data.
· Ability to use word processing systems; touch typing at 45 wpm.
· Frequent talking and listening.
· Requires the ability to lift, carry, fold, kneel, reach, stack, stoop and bend which may include direct intervention with clients.
· Must be available for local and cross-county travel.
· Possess manual dexterity and fine motor skills.
· May require crisis intervention to intervene in emergency situations.
· May be required to attend training to become a certified agency investigator. May conduct investigations and participate in the agency rotation of on-call investigators. This requires carrying a beeper and responding to investigation hotline calls during on-call beeper coverage.
· May be required to attend training to become a personal outcomes interviewer for the division.

Horizon House offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including: medical & dental, (9) nine paid holidays, generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement, retirement savings plan, voluntary tax sheltered annuity, transit benefit program, opportunities for advancement and more.

To be considered an applicant, please you can apply at www.hhinc.org and click on the careers tab.

 Horizon House, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer • M/F/Veteran/ Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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