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Access Services is looking for a Behavior Specialist to work with our intellectual disability and autism programs! They will work with both programs and individual teams to complete assessments, develop and update behavior support plans and crisis intervention plans. The Part of their role will be to train direct support staff and caregivers to ensure that behavior supports are provided to participants using positive practices and the least restrictive interventions. The behavior specialist will work with our different types of IDA programs across several locations, making this a very mobile job requiring the ability to travel between our Fort Washington and Bethlehem offices.

Youd enjoy being a Behavior Specialist with Access Services if you:

  • Desire the potential for career growth within the organization.
  • Want to work with people who truly care about the people we serve and that strive to make a difference every day
  • Align with our values: person centered, passion for service, innovation, collaboration, and authenticity
  • Are engaging
  • Are organized

Essential Functions

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments of behavior for participants identifying antecedents, potential functions of behavior, possible environmental factors and analyze assessment. findings to design behavioral support plans.
  • Collaborate with participants, their family and service team to develop behavior support plans that include positive practices and least restrictive interventions.
  • Develop individualized, comprehensive behavioral support plans consistent with the outcomes identified in the participants service plans.
  • Implement activities and strategies identified in the participants behavior support plan including providing direct behavioral support, education and coaching to help ensure interventions are implemented with clinical integrity.
  • Travel between our Fort Washington and Bethlehem offices to attend on-site meetings and work on-site at our several program locations.


Education: Bachelors degree in social work, psychology, or related field required.

Experience: Two (2) years of experience working with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and/or autism diagnosis. Experience as a behavior specialist is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Understanding of the elements of a variety of approaches and techniques including: Everyday Lives, Charting the Life Course, Applied Behavior Analysis methods, Person-centered Planning, principles of Trauma-Informed Approaches and Positive Behavioral Support. Knowledge of principles and methods of habilitation, behavior management, safety techniques and programming planning principles. Prior training in, and ability to use, evidence-based procedures and techniques e.g., modeling, prompting, and fading, shaping, chaining, Premack principle, conditioned reinforcement, and differential reinforcement. Ability to develop and adjust behavior support plans addressed to meet the needs of the individuals served. Knowledge of basic concepts in family therapy and group work. Knowledge of pertinent community resources and facilities. Demonstrated excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills.

Proficiency in, or ability to learn and use, workplace applications, platforms and technologies including Outlook (Safety, Mimecast/Duo Security), SharePoint, MITC, Relias, VISTA, Canon Print, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, Smartphone/iPad, , Evolv and/or Clarity, Ring Central, HCSIS, Workable, and Upkeep. Ability to appropriately and successfully use the enkompas service desk ticketing system. Ability to navigate network drives and basic hardware use and troubleshooting.

  • This position requires the ability to travel during the course of a normal workday to successfully carry out the expectations of this position including attending offsite meetings, providing services in the community, and providing service oversight and supervision. Therefore, employee will need to drive their personal vehicle and/or an agency owned vehicle to meet these expectations. Employee is expected to drive in a safe manner at all times, meet eligibility criteria outlined in our Motor Vehicle Policy, be available and willing to drive during work schedule, and successfully pass the agencys substance abuse screening at any time during employment. There may be limited exceptions, which should be identified and worked through with supervisor.


Schedule and Compensation:

Starts at $23/hour with increases based on education and experience. This is a 40 hour/week hourly position and takes place during normal business hours Monday-Friday.

Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Mileage reimbursement and paid travel time between worksites
  • Discounts on various services, gyms & retail shopping; Referral bonuses,.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 20 days of PTO; 9 paid holidays
  • 401K with company match, 100% company paid life/disability insurance
  • Health/Vision/Dental insurance; Health Savings Account with company contribution
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Student Loan Assistance

At Access Services, we encourage and support career development and there are opportunities for you to learn and grow within our organization. We look forward to hearing from you!

Access Services is an equal opportunity employer.

Essential Working Conditions/Physical Demands: Work in program sites and the community routinely providing direct care and/or support with individual(s). Stand, sit or run by self, or to provide proper care and supervision with an individual. Able to move and stay with an individual to keep them safe, both in home environment and community, both at near and far distances, even when an individual may struggle to meet identified expectations. Able to assist an individual who has fallen, regardless of weight or size. Walk, climb stairs by self, or to provide direct care and/or support. Work in a standard office environment. Utilize desktop computer equipment on a daily basis. Able to lift or move items associated with sedentary work and light work (exert up to 20 lbs.) Travel to offsite locations and regional office locations if necessary.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required and do not restrict managements rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

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