Behavior Therapist Job Description

Behavior Therapist Job Description

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Behavior therapist provides assistance to schools in the development of Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA), comprehensive Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP), and Crisis Plans.

Behavior Therapist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Assists in the facilitation of the Asperser's Social Skills group in conjunction with clinical psychologist and other team members
Monitors the individual treatment/rehabilitative process and writes crisis/treatment/behavioral plans with differential goals and objectives
Designs a unique Master Treatment Plan for each patient based on diagnosis and issues identified in the assessments
Reviews and updates treatment plans every 30 days
Performs Mini mental status exam and psychosocial assessment on all new patients
Provides group and individual therapy and prepares timely documentation in compliance with Company, state and federal guidelines
Provides counseling services in individual, marital and family modalities to improve or maintain ability to function effectively in necessary family, vocational and community roles
Provides triage for outpatient clients to recommend appropriate treatment setting
Initiates and maintains current clinical records to document service and client response or non-compliance
Coordinates/recommends referrals to treatment Team for psychiatric and psychological assessment to ensure necessary service components

Behavior Therapist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Behavior Therapist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, BLS, BCBA, RBT

Education for Behavior Therapist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the behavior therapist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Collage Degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology, Behavioral Sciences, Health, Human Services, Human Development, Management, Special Education, Nursing

Skills for Behavior Therapist

Desired skills for behavior therapist include:

Behavioral principles and implements behavioral programming through mentorship with BCBA
Choice assessments
Functional behavior assessments
Functional analyses
Reinforcer assessments
Ability to perform them and train others to perform them
Common behavior assessments
Managing and developing evidence-based interventions for children who engage in severe challenging behaviors
Brief therapy and solution-focused counseling methods

Desired experience for behavior therapist includes:

Able to perform effectively in a fast paced, stressful environment
Valid Florida license as an LCSW, LMHC or LMFT
Current American Heart Association BLS card
Current Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) card
Completed a minimum of 12 semester hours (or equivalent) of college coursework and currently be enrolled in course of study leading to an associate's or bachelor's degree (psychology, education, social work, behavioral sciences, human development or related fields)
Minimum of one (1) year relevant experience preferred

Behavior Therapist Examples

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Behavior Therapist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a behavior therapist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for behavior therapist
  • Provides input for development of Counseling Center programs, policies, and procedures to ensure currency and appropriateness of same
  • Acts as inter and intra system liaison and resource person to provide continuity of care and educational assistance as required
  • Participates in peer utilization and/or review and assists in coordination of related quality assurance efforts to improve provision of service
  • Complete and document session per policies and procedures
  • Attend and participate for any in-service training
  • Playtime is learning time
  • Uses and develops the social work process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Provides counseling to enable patient/family members and/or significant others to utilize resources and strength to make necessary adjustments due to illness, its impact and changes to be anticipated
  • Identifies the need for and convenes family meetings to provide clarity to the patient’s status that result in informed decision-making
  • Provide therapeutic interventions to the identified client in order to enhance and foster the client’s optimal functioning and interactions in the home and community
Qualifications for behavior therapist
  • Master's degree in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields from an accredited college or university
  • At least two years of experience preferred
  • Requires licensure as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker or a
  • Licensed Psychologist, or a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or eligible for licensure
  • CPI within 3 months of employment
  • Masters Degree in Social Work or related Mental Health/Addictions related field to qualify for LCSW-C or LCPC or Masters Degree in Nursing with Clinical Specialty in Psychiatry
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Behavior Therapist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a behavior therapist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for behavior therapist
  • To work cooperatively with treatment team members and the family in the provision of services to meet the goals developed in the Treatment Plan
  • Participates in the Quality Improvement Program and other staff meetings and initiatives
  • Adheres to the St Joe's Medical Group policies and procedures
  • Supports the mission, philosophy, goals and objectives of SMML and the St Joe's Medical Group
  • Implements clinical practices in accordance with principles of evidence-based practices
  • Documents in electronic medical record ongoing communication with all individuals responsible for the continuum of care or regulatory issues
  • Develops and maintains positive, effective communication skills in all interactions
  • Analyzes and applies appropriate communication style for each situation
  • Participates in team meetings daily
  • Participates in the educational process of various co-workers, orientees and other departments as related to Social Work functions
Qualifications for behavior therapist
  • CA Licensed MFT or LCSW
  • 2 years working with psychiatric patients
  • Completed a minimum of 12 semester hours (or equivalent) of college coursework and currently be enrolled in course of study leading to an associate’s or bachelor’s degree (psychology, education, social work, behavior sciences, human development or related fields)
  • Outgoing, positive and fun team spirited individual
  • Personnel accountability and responsibility- Candidate will be able to create their own schedule, be independent and given the ability to cultivate the role how they see fit
  • Unparalled customer service levels- someone who truely goes above and beyond
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of behavior therapist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for behavior therapist
  • Assists in the planning and implementation of departmental based quality management and disaster response activities
  • Compliant with HIPPA standards
  • Accepts accountability and responsibility for own professional growth and development
  • Promotes an environment that allows for positive, effective areas of practice
  • Remains current on trends in own practice and in areas that involve the department and facility
  • Maintains current, active status in profession and meets continuing education standards set by the department and/or facility
  • Serves on committees, task forces and focus or work groups on a voluntary and/or appointed basis at the staff/department level
  • Conduct initial/ongoing assessments to meet the needs of the person served
  • Continue open communication between supervisors
  • Provide a tentative schedule to supervisor of appointments/home visits/observations for the week/month to continue open communication of work progress
Qualifications for behavior therapist
  • Ability ask questions
  • Ability to Multi-task and handle stress
  • Ability to communicate and train staff on diagnosis's, plan objectives and goals
  • Exposure to Mental Health and Development Disabilities a plus
  • Ability to enjoy a different setting, and a different schedule EVERDAY!
  • Work with the Clinical Services Coordinator to determine the appropriateness of the BLIS Clinic referrals based on presenting symptoms, existing resources, and other clinical factors that may influence the health outcome and treatment approach
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Behavior Therapist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a behavior therapist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for behavior therapist
  • Participate in Interdisciplinary Team Meetings other pertinent meetings/appointments to ensure all team members are continuing open communication of the individual’s progress
  • Complete monthly/quarterly progress notes attend monthly/quarterly/PRN (as needed) meetings to discuss individual’s progress
  • Conduct training/in-service training, annually, and as needed to ensure staff and other team members are competent on the implementation of the program plan and/or documentation sheets
  • Provide follow-up interviews/home visits/observations for continued support for the individual’s needs
  • Be flexible/adaptable to ever changing policies/procedures/status/issues related to the individual in order to support him/her
  • Have effective record keeping
  • Act as liaison with the public and mental health community for the purpose of supporting individual development goals
  • Assist in developing procedures for training materials to enhance programs for individuals and ensures program operations are in compliance with established guidelines
  • Continued education on behaviorally based interventions & techniques to stay competitive in the field
  • Follow-up visits and monthly/quarterly notes of individual’s progression
Qualifications for behavior therapist
  • Work to create new initiatives to grow the BLIS program
  • Conduct Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and develop individualized evidence-based behavior support plans
  • Develop and implement a variety of services offerings for children and parents (e.g., workshops) that focus on areas related to behavioral therapy and skills
  • Implement behavior support plans, transfer skills to relevant parties, and monitor ongoing progress
  • Communicate with parents and caregivers regarding child’s ongoing performance
  • Provide individual and group supervision for Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs), Board Certified assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBAs), and individuals working toward RBT, BCaBA, or Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification, as specified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)
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Behavior Therapist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a behavior therapist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for behavior therapist
  • May require travel to locations outside of a military base in a variety of physical environments
  • Due to the nature of working on military installations or related worksites, counselors may need to comply with various site specific requirements to work at designated locations
  • Training and educational skills
  • Strong organizational and communication skills are necessary
  • Knowledge and background in providing evidence-based treatment to young children with special needs, or willingness to develop expertise in this area
  • Ability to develop evidence-based skill acquisition programs and behavior reduction protocols
Qualifications for behavior therapist
  • Provide training on ABA techniques to caregivers, paraprofessionals, and professionals
  • Provide patient advocacy in the form of education, expanded explanation of current functioning, and/or therapist/teacher/parent/caregiver training
  • Provide ABA services in a school setting to clients Pre-K through High School
  • Work with the Communications Officer to develop content for brochures, webpage, and other BLIS Clinic media in collaboration
  • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Human Services or related field
  • Two (2) years of experience in developing Skill Acquisition Programs and Behavior Reduction Protocols, and working in the disability field and with state agencies consumers, and/or organizations

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