Behavioral Health Technician

Valley Youth House empowers and strengthens the lives of children, youth and families through inclusive programming that builds resilience and fosters growth and independence.

We are currently looking for a qualified applicant to fill the following position: PT - Behavioral Health Technician - ABA- ($15hr - non billable & $20hr billable).

Job Description: Under the President and CEO, and the Senior Vice President's authority, and the Intensive Behavioral Health Services' Clinical Director's Supervision and the Administrative Director's management, the Behavioral Health Technician- ABA and the Behavioral Health Technician provides one to one behavioral treatment and emotional support for children and adolescents under the age of 21 in their homes, schools, or other community settings as medically determined by the child/adolescents needs and goals.  Behavioral Health Technician- ABA have the ability to utilize ABA in their treatment interventions.

Essential Functions:
  1. To spend 90% or more of documented time in billable contact with clients as they are assigned by Valley Youth House.
  2. All Behavioral Health Technician-ABA need to complete the 40 hour online BACB approved course sequence for Registered Behavior Technicians, Second Edition, complete the In-person competency training with the Clinical Director, and obtain certification as an RBT by passing the RBT exam through the BACB. 
  3. To successfully engage and maintain youth and families through the treatment process.
  4. To service clients in their homes, schools and other community settings.
  5. To provide therapeutic interventions utilizing behavior modification as outlined in the treatment plan.
  6. To have 80% of their total hours be billable time.
  7. To attend supervision and training to maintain BHT and BHT-ABA requirements.
  8. To perform administrative responsibilities including progress notes, activity logs, and timesheets and to submit them within the required timeframe.

Key Functions:
  1. To work in conjunction with the treatment team, staying within the role and function of the BHT and BHT-ABA service.
  2. To provide ethical service consistent with CASSP principles.
  3. To keep the IBHS Clinical Director and the IBHS Administrative Director informed of any unusual or high risk situations.
  4. To follow the policies, procedures and rules in the agency personnel policies, employee handbook, and program manual.
  5. To immediately report to the supervisor 1) any situation in which a child, family member, or another person is at risk of imminent harm and/or, 2) a death occurs in any open case or a case open at the agency within the last 90 days.
  6. To immediately report to the supervisor any situation in which a client is threatening to sue Valley Youth     House.

Other Duties:
  1. To complete other related tasks as appropriate or assigned.
  2. Knowledge, commitment, and support of agency values and goals.

Qualifications: The Behavioral Health Technician and the Behavioral Health Technician-ABA shall be a mature person with sound judgment and represent an appropriate role model to youth and families.  They must be an individual who has never been convicted of any child abuse offences and must have Act 33-34 clearances.  They must possess the educational and/or experiential qualifications as set forth by the Department of Public Welfare, Office of Medical Assistance.  The agency shall not discriminate against staff or individuals receiving services on the basis of race, color, creed, disability, religious affiliation, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, or economic status, and must observe all applicable State and Federal statutes and regulations.  They must have an acceptable driving record, a valid driver's license, and a reliable mode of transportation.  The candidate must also be able to test negative on a drug screen. 

By January 2021, individuals who provide BHT or BHT-ABA services shall meet one of the following: (1) Have a certification as a BCaBA (2) Have a certification as an RBT (3) Have a certification as a BCAT (4) Have a behavior health certification or behavior analysis certification from an accredited agency (5) Have a high school diploma or equivalent and have completed a 40 hour training covering the RBT Task List as evidenced by a certification that includes the name of the responsible trainer who is certified as a BCBA or BCaBA. (6) Have a minimum of 2 years of experience in the provision of behavioral health services.

This agency is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Valley Youth House provides all applicants for employment and all employees with equal opportunity for employment and promotion without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by state or federal law.  This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment as well as the use of all VYH facilities, participation in VYH sponsored activities and all employment actions such as hiring, job assignments, promotions, compensation, benefits and termination of employment.