Requisition Number: PA094-BEHSC-H-04-2021-02
Job Title: Behavior Consultant
City: Philadelphia
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: D - Graduate Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 1
Salary Range: $28.00 to $32.00/ hour

Behavior Consultant

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Description/Job Summary

Behavior consultation services consist of clinical direction of services to a child/youth or young adult.


  • Design and direct the implementation of individualized, group and ABA services
  • Facilitate required evidence-based therapies and interventions as a part of the implementation of IBHS
  • Facilitate group therapy in the school and community
  • Develop initial individualized treatment plans (ITP) within 30 days of initiation of services; review and update ITP within 6-months of initial plan
  • Conduct face-face assessment within 15 days of the initiation of services; review and update assessment every 12 months thereafter or as clinically indicated
  • Analyze behavioral data in order to monitor treatment outcomes and assess the participant’s progress at least every 90 days
  • Provide consultation for parents, teachers, and other members of the treatment team
  • Complete discharge summaries in accordance to IBHS regulations
  • Conduct weekly site visits in the home; school and community
  • Participate in team meetings with all relevant team members.
  • Provide clinical and administrative supervision to Behavior Health Technician services according to IBHS regulations
  • Utilize RHD’s Electronic Health Record, myAvatar, to complete and manage individual documentation including progress notes for every IBHS encounter
  • Maintain all participant documentation to be sent to funding agency for approval.
  • Attend weekly individual and group supervision as directed
  • Collaborate with School District and community partners in the implementation of IBHS
  • Participate in all mandatory and ongoing trainings requirements as indicated by the Division and in compliance with IBHS and CBH regulations.

Working conditions

Special working conditions could cover a range of working outside of conventional 9am-5pm hours to include occasional on-call circumstances of evening and weekend work, working outdoors, working with challenging program participants, and so forth.

Physical requirements

Examples of physical requirements include standing or sitting for extended periods, occasional lifting of light objects (up to 20 pounds), do repetitive tasks with few breaks, requirements to bend, stoop, reach and so forth. The use of arm and/or leg control requires force greater than sedentary, but worker still sits majority of time.

Required Experience

Must meet one (1) of the following:

  1. Licensed as a Behavior Specialist;
  2. Certified as a BCBA or another graduate level certification in behavior analysis;
  3. Have an ABA graduate degree from an approved college or university recognized by the United States Department of Education;
  4. Have a graduate degree in psychology, social work, education, counseling or a related fieldand at least 1 year full-time experience in providing mental health direct services to children, youth, or young adults; or
  5. Have a graduate degree in psychology, social work, education, counselingor related fieldand completed a clinical or mental health direct service practicum.

BC-ASD education requirements:

  • Licensed as a psychologist, professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, clinical social worker, social worker, behavior specialist, certified registered nurse practitioner or professional with a scope of practice that includes overseeing the provisions of ABA services.

Required Education

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Required Qualifications

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Program Summary

The RHD Intensive Behavioral Health Services Team (IBHS), a program of Resources for Human Development, Inc. support children, youth and young adults with mental, emotional, and behavioral health needs.  These services are offered in their homes, schools and communities. 
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Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.