Behavior Specialist, Pittsburgh Area
Primary Location: PA-PAMonroeville-2526 Monroeville Blvd
Function:Behavioral/Mental Health Professional
Every person needs the support of others, but we look for very special people to support individuals. As a Behavior Specialist with Pennsylvania MENTOR you will be one of those special people.
For Pennsylvania MENTOR and The MENTOR Network, a Behavior Specialist is critical to our success and exemplifies the wonderful mission driven work we do here every day.
Pennsylvania MENTOR is seeking a Behavior Specialist to implement the treatment plan for behaviorally challenged and emotionally disturbed individuals by providing individual and/or group support and intervention. This individual may complete assessments and evaluations, develop a plan and teach based on the assessment. The Behavior Specialist may also assist with the intake process.
To that end, the Behavior Specialist role is a fantastic role to continue your career path in Social and Human Services with a myriad of career options to move up and across the organization.
Completes structured assessment interviews with parents/care providers. Conducts observation of the individual in appropriate settings such as home, school, or community.
Reviews social history information, completes functional assessments, and targets appropriate behavior base line information for each referred client.
Writes and submits summary of assessment and recommended behavior support plan components to interdisciplinary team (IDT) or program manager as applicable.
Ensures behavior support plans and support services provided are in compliance with Individual Plans, quality standards, and regulatory requirements.
Encourages continuous, age appropriate, active treatment and learning opportunities for individuals served.
Advocates for the human rights and civil rights of individuals receiving services from the agency by attending and presenting behavior support plan information to human rights and other review committees.
Supports and trains staff in implementing behavior intervention plans and conducts classes and orientations as assigned by the program director. Attends staff meetings and interdisciplinary team meetings, as applicable.
- Bachelor's Degree in human services field
- Documented training in behavior modification techniques required
- Minimum of two years experience in behavioral management role required
- Other education and experience plus licensure as required by state
Founded in 1980, The MENTOR Network is a national network of local human services providers offering an array of quality, community-based services in more than 30 states to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses, and to youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges as well as their families.