Merakey Behavior Specialist in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

MERAKEY is currently seeking a Behavioral Specialist to join our Merakey IDD division in our Chambersburg, PA location.


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, formerly NHS, provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee.


  • The stability that comes with working for a national leader providing education and human services to individuals with special needs

  • Highly competitive compensation plans

  • Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company

  • Flexible scheduling

  • Benefits for all employees including marketplace savings program (discounts on cell phone plans, shopping, travel and more); Wellness programs (including discounted gym memberships, mail order prescription plans); legal and financial services; 24-hour nurse hotline; life/disability coverage; and Employee Assistance Program

  • Benefits for qualifying employees including medical, dental & vision coverage; flexible spending account; 403B retirement plan with company contribution

  • Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and holiday pay for qualifying employees


The Behavior Specialist performs 1 on 1 behavioral observation and assessments, develops strategies based on assessments, writes personalized Behavior Support Plans and trains and mentors the support team as needed under the clinical supervision of a person with a Master's Degree in Human Services or a related field. Operational supervision is provided by the IDD Director. This Behavior Support Professional is responsible for efficient and appropriate development, facilitation, documentation and update of Behavior Support Plans, according to the person's Individual Support Plan.


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Requisition Number: 38571

Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!


  • Master's Degree in Human Services, Psychology, Social Work, Special Education or any related field OR a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services, Psychology, Social Work, Special Education or related field with five years of IDD experience.

  • BSL certification preferred

  • Must have a valid driver's license

  • Experience working with individuals with autism required

  • Ability to support individuals with behavioral challenges

  • Competency in writing supports plans

  • Effective verbal communication

  • Capacity to train and mentor others

  • Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision

  • Flexibility for scheduling and availability

  • FBA Experience preferred (Functional Behavioral Assessments)

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