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.
WHAT MERAKEY HAS TO OFFER
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
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.
Apply Online: www.merakey.org/careers
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)
EOE Protected Veterans/Disability