Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Qualified in a mental health profession, and possesses the clinical skills and experience to assess, plan, develop, coordinate and provide treatment, rehabilitation and support services to adults with BH and IDD diagnosis (Dually Diagnosed) under the clinical supervision of the Program Director and Psychiatrist.
- provides intensive therapeutic services in all types of settings, including community living arrangements, schools, communities, natural support residents, etc.
- In collaboration with other member of the treatment team, designs and directs the implementation of a comprehensive treatment plan which is individualized and person-centered
- Have experience supervising non-clinical staff.
- Provide individual and group therapy, choosing applicable modalities according to individual needs and treatment plan;
- Leads development and monitoring of the individual behavioral support interventions;
- Participates in the team meetings and additional consultation as needed;
- Collects and evaluates behavioral data;
- Observes the participant in various settings for developing a behavior support plan;
- Collaborates with the participant, their family, and their team for developing a behavior support plan that must include positive practices;
- Completes Functional Behavior Assessments
- Develops and maintains behavior support plans, which utilize positive strategies to support the participant, based on functional behavioral assessments and may not include restraint procedures (physical, chemical, or mechanical) as support strategies
- Conducts training related to the implementation of behavior support plans for the participant family members, and staff;
- Implements activities and strategies identified in the participant's behavior support plan;
- Monitors implementation of the behavior support plan, and revises as needed;
- Collaborates with the participant, their family, and their team in order to develop positive interventions to address specific presenting issues; and,
- Completes required paperwork related to data collection, progress reporting and development of planning material.
- Provides on-going training to the program staff; to properly address the needs of the population being served
MERAKEY IS PROUD TO OFFER THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS
- Work/Life Balance
- Competitive Compensation Plans
- Opportunities for professional growth and advancement
- Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Short/Long Term Disability Coverage
- Life Insurance
- 403B Retirement Plan (with company matching)
- Marketplace Savings Program
- Employee Assistance Program
- Wellness Programs
- 24-Hour Nurse Hotline
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Generous Paid Time Off (for qualifying positions)
- Stability that coincides with working for a national leader in education and human services
ABOUT MERAKEY'S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH DIVISION
Merakey offers a continuum of care in behavioral health (includes mental health and addictive diseases), integrating services in both community and site-based settings. These services provide a wide range of recovery focused treatment, services, and supports for children and adults.
Site/Clinic Based Services
- The Center for Hope
- Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
- Parents and Children Together (PACT)
- Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
- Psychiatric/Socialization Rehabilitation for Hope
- Residential Services for Children and Adults
Community Based Services
For more information on each individual service, please visit:
- Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT)
- Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS)
- Case Management / Recovery Coaching
- Community Health Liaison (CHL)
- Community and School Based Behavioral Health (CSBBH)
- Crisis Intervention
- Substance Use Disorder Services
- Dual Diagnosis Treatment Team (DDTT)
- Family Based Mental Health Services
- Therapeutic Family Care
- Foster Care Plus
- Peer Support
- Student Assistance Program (SAP)
- Supported Employment
- Supports for Permanency (SFP)
Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country.
We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.
We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential.
With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan, Texas, California, Virginia and Tennessee.
Merakey is an Equal Opportunity Employer!
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- Doctorate or master's degree in psychology, counseling, social work, or other closely related human services/counseling discipline, and also holds one of the following licenses or is working towards: LPC, LCSW, LICSW, BCBA or LBS.
- Able to demonstrate prior knowledge, experience and competency working with individuals who have an intellectual/developmental disability as well as a co-occurring serious mental health diagnosis or diagnoses.
- Has knowledge of and preferably certified in established behavior modification techniques (i.e. Applied Behavioral Analysis)
- Possesses or is able to obtain all necessary clearances and background checks to work with designated consumers
- Valid driver's license with a clean driving record
Merakey is currently seeking a MH/IDD Behavior Specialist to join our Adult Behavioral Mental Health Community Based Teams DDTT Program, 1730 Walton Road, in Montgomery County, PA.
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