PT Behavior Consultant in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 7/19/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Lead the IBHS treatment team by providing behavior consultation to children, families, and schools across environments (i.e. home, school, community). Services provided include designing and directing the implementation of an individualized behavior plan to meet the child/adolescent and family needs. During treatment, the Behavior Consultant is responsible for assessing and identifying interventions to address behavioral needs and is responsible for managing the treatment team to implement the interventions with efficacy. This is a part-time, fee-for-service position.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide a comprehensive initial assessment with a thorough FBA to establish baseline. Additional on-going assessments using standardized tools will be used to identify the child and family’s presenting strengths and needs to help inform the treatment planning.
  • Develop a comprehensive, strength-based behavior/treatment plan with-in 30 days of admission and a corresponding crisis/de-escalation plan in a timely manner based on the behavioral needs identified
  • Develop and monitor intervention techniques as a part of treatment planning and assess the effectiveness of these interventions through collaboration with the therapeutic team
  • Attend interagency meetings to coordinate design of treatment/behavior plan and services recommendations.
  • Complete all required documentation in a thorough and accurate manner.
  • Follow-up with frequent observations of client and school/family to ensure consistency according to developmental requirements.
  • Supervise the Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) staff weekly/bi-weekly, through monitoring, modeling, and training.
  • Collaborate with parents/guardians and treatment team identifying discharge planning and discharge planning goals for child(ren) and families beginning at admissions and throughout Treatment plan reviews.
  • Provide feedback and coaching to parent/guardian as well as school personnel to ensure that behavior plan is understood and implemented properly. Assist with/encourage on-going communication and collaboration with all team members, including client.
  • Complete all necessary documentation related to client case including progress notes, assessments, treatment/behavior plans, case reviews, crisis plans and progress notes
  • Ensure compliance with PHMC policies and procedures including confidentiality and mandated reporting
  • Provide clinical information to the evaluating psychologist/psychiatrist as required or requested
  • Keep current with individualized training plan, licensure or any applicable certifications.
  • Adjust schedule to accommodate other team members by being available on evenings and some weekends if appropriate.

Staff Leadership:

  • Fosters a strengths based, trauma-informed, accountable, committed and motivated environment.
  • Establishes and holds direct reports responsible to create a climate that attracts, retains and motivates high performance.
  • Ensures the caliber of diverse staff with skills appropriate to meet the needs of those served.
  • Provides and holds staff responsible to complete staff performance evaluations as expected, provides constructive supervision for all direct reports including ongoing performance feedback. 
  • Models PHMC’s core competencies holding staff accountable to do the same.
  • Mentors and develops direct reports to ensure a core team focused on meeting the priorities of the program.

Team Leadership:

  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Cooperates and communicates as a multi-discipline staff team member through formal meetings, informal consultations and committee participation. 
  • Models traits of a responsible team member, executing job responsibilities, open communication, good follow through; supports team members to do the same.
  • Demonstrates use and support of the trauma informed model in all aspects of employment, including interactions with clients/students, family members, other employees, community members, and stakeholders.
  • Responds promptly to the concerns and interests of the clients, parents, guardians, funding entities and other PHMC staff. 

Partnerships and Collaborative Relationships:

  • Establishes and maintains relationships with provider organizations, regulatory and licensing representatives, and referral sources, establishing effective and productive working relationships while promoting PHMC.
  • Represents the organization before various stakeholder groups to maintain visibility.
  • Manages regulatory and accreditation contracts.
  • Serves on, participates in and attends various committee meetings.

  Contributing to the Team:

  • Participates in regular meetings with staff to ensure priorities are clear, coordination is good and communication is effective. Develops additional methods for ongoing effective communication.
  • Cooperates and communicates as a multi-discipline staff team member through formal meetings, informal consultations and committee participation. 
  • Models traits of a responsible team member, executing job responsibilities, open communication, good follow through; supports team members to do the same.
  • Responds promptly to the concerns and interests of the clients, parents, guardians, funding entities and other PHMC staff. 

Trauma Informed Behavior: 

  • Demonstrates commitment to being trauma informed and maintaining a therapeutic environment and community that promotes safety and nonviolence as the basis for all we do with clients and staff.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and utilization of trauma informed practices, including emotional intelligence, effective communication, understanding of impact of trauma on development, strengths based and person-centered practice, resilience focus and commitment to growth and change.

Administrative Activities:

  • Ensures compliance with all PHMC’s policies and procedures, including confidentiality and acting as a mandated reporter in accordance with the law, policies, and procedures.
  • Implements all documentation requirements, reports are complete, thorough, timely, and follow prescribed format. Ensures staffs do the same.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills:

  • Behavior modification theory and application.
  • Ability to utilize collaborative, team oriented approach.
  • Knowledge and understanding of CASSP Principles.
  • Social/ecological theory and application.
  • Understanding of child and family development.
  • Understanding of Trauma Informed Care.
  • Crisis intervention and management.
  • Knowledge of DSM-V.
  • Basic knowledge/understanding of common psychotropic medications.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.

Experience:

  • At least two years verified post-Master’s experience providing mental health treatment including psychotherapy, counseling, and assessment with children and families; 1 year of which must include experiencing providing behavior analysis/modification techniques.

Education Requirement: Individuals who provide individual services through behavior consultation services must meet one of the following:

  • Be licensed in this Commonwealth as a behavior specialist.
  • 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.
  • Have a graduate degree in ABA from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • Have a minimum of 1 year of 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
  • 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.
  • Individuals who provide behavior consultation services to children diagnosed with ASD for the treatment of ASD shall be licensed in this Commonwealth as a psychologist, professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, clinical social worker, social worker, behavior specialist, certified registered nurse practitioner or a professional with a scope of practice that includes overseeing the provision of ABA services.

Salary:

  • Commensurate with education and experience.