Behavior Specialist, Dual Diagnosis Treatment Team (MH/IDD)

Merakey - DuBois, PA3.1

Merakey is currently seeking a full-time Behavior Specialist to join our Dual Diagnosis Treatment Team (DDTT) serving North Central Pennsylvania. This is a community based position. Office is located in Dubois.

Licensed preferred, Master's level (or higher) clinician with IDD and MH experience
Non-licensed clinician must have increased direct supervision by a licensed professional and must be actively working toward licensure.
One year of experience providing clinical supervision to non-clinical staff is required.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of dually diagnosed individuals, recovery principles and recovery driven service system.
Have knowledge and, preferably be certified, in one of the established behavior modification techniques; such as Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) or Functional Behavioral Analysis (FBA).
Valid PA Driver's License and appropriate state and federal clearances.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.

As a member of the DDTT Program, the Behavioral Specialist is 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, youth, & adolescents with BH and IDD diagnosis (Dually Diagnosed) under the clinical supervision of the Program Director and Psychiatrist. The Behavior Specialist provides intensive therapeutic services in all types of settings, including community living arrangements, schools, communities, natural support residents, etc. The Behavioral Specialist, in collaboration with other member of the treatment team, designs and directs the implementation of a behavior modification intervention plan which is individualized to each child or adolescent and to family needs. The Behavioral Specialist identifies behavioral goals and intervention techniques, and recommends non-aversive behavioral change methods. The BS will utilize a strengths-based person-centered approach. The Behavior Specialist will include the child/adolescent as a participant in their own treatment and inclusion of parents or other caretakers as members of the treatment team and as partners in treatment. Have experience supervising non-clinical staff.

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

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
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)
For more information on each individual service, please visit:


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, and Tennessee.


Requisition # 45456