Behavior Therapist (FT / PT)

Behavioral Dimensions, Inc.
Published
July 20, 2021
Location
Duluth, MN
Job Type
 

Description

Behavioral Dimensions provides in-home services to families throughout the greater Twin Cities metro area and far-reaching suburbs, Todd and Stearns counties, Cambridge, and Duluth.

Working at Behavioral Dimensions is an opportunity to be part of a team of highly-trained professionals who are committed to providing quality services for children with autism. Promotion opportunities are available to staff who demonstrate a high level of competency and commitment, and who produce superb outcomes with children. Behavioral Dimensions offers competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package.

Behavior Therapist :
Behavior Therapists are responsible for providing intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) to young children with autism in their homes using the precise scientific application of behavior analysis. Thorough training is provided.

During your training: You will learn how to apply behavior analysis techniques to teach language skills to children with autism, and will be taught how to implement a very prescribed curriculum using carefully designed teaching techniques. You will receive support from supervisors on an on-going basis to improve your own professional skills, and any unusual learning or behavioral difficulties will be addressed rapidly by the clinical team.

Necessary Qualifications :
Because most of our services are funded by the State of Minnesota, the State requires that our services be provided by individuals who meet the Mental Health Practitioner (MHP) qualifications, which are set forth by the State. Therefore, in order to qualify for a Behavior Therapist position, eligible candidates must be MHP-qualified.

Mental Health Practitioner (MHP) qualifications :
To qualify as a MHP, a person must meet at least one of the criteria listed below.

Has completed at least 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours in behavioral sciences or related fields and has at least 2,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of services to adults or children with:
• Mental illness, substance use disorder, or emotional disturbance or
• Traumatic brain injury or developmental disabilities and completes training on mental illness, recovery from mental illness, mental health de-escalation techniques, co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse, and psychotropic medications and side effects
Is fluent in the non-English language of the ethnic group to which at least 50 percent of the practitioner's clients belong, completes 40 hours of training in the delivery of services to adults with mental illness or children with emotional disturbance, and receives clinical supervision from a mental health professional at least once a week until the requirement of 2,000 hours of supervised experience is met
Is working in a day treatment program ; or has completed a practicum or internship that requires direct interaction with adults or children served, and is focused on behavioral sciences or related fields.
Has at least 4,000 hours of supervised work experience in the delivery of services to adults or children with any of the following:
• Mental illness, substance use disorder, or emotional disturbance, or
• Traumatic brain injury or developmental disabilities and completes training on mental illness, recovery from mental illness, mental health de-escalation techniques, co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse, and psychotropic medications and side effects
Has at least 2,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of services to adults or children with any of the following:
• Mental illness, emotional disturbance, or substance use disorder, and receives clinical supervision as required by applicable statutes and rules from a mental health professional at least once a week until the requirement of 4,000 hours of supervised experience is met, or
• Traumatic brain injury or developmental disabilities; completes training on mental illness, recovery from mental illness, mental health de-escalation techniques, co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse, and psychotropic medications and side effects; and receives clinical supervision as required by applicable statutes and rules at least once a week from a mental health professional until the requirement of 4,000 hours of supervised experience is met.
Has a graduate student internship or a bachelor's or master's degree and is a graduate student in behavioral sciences or related fields and is formally assigned by an accredited college or university to an agency or facility for clinical training.
Has a bachelor's or master's degree with any of the following:
• Holds a master's or other graduate degree in behavioral sciences or related fields
• Holds a bachelor's degree in behavioral sciences or related fields and completes a practicum or internship that (1) requires direct interaction with adults or children served, and (2) is focused on behavioral sciences or related fields.
• A practitioner is qualified as a vendor of medical care if the practitioner meets the definition of vendor of medical care in section 256B.02, subdivision 7, paragraphs (b) and (c), and is serving a federally recognized tribe.
In addition to the above criteria:
A mental health practitioner for a child member must have training working with children.
A mental health practitioner for an adult member must have training working with adults.
If you are in a location that we aren't currently hiring for, you may still submit an application, and if you meet our screening criteria, we will keep your application on file for future openings.

Behavior Therapist Wage & Benefit Info :

Qualifications In Development Qualified** Mental Health Practitioner (MHP) $15/hr $15.75/hr **Employees are considered qualified when they demonstrate specific competencies at an acceptable level as assessed by their supervisors. Employees must be qualified in order to be eligible for the benefits as outlined below.
Benefits Full time (40 hrs/wk) Half time (20-29 hrs) Less than half time (6-19 hrs) Health x Dental x Disability x PTO accrual x x 401k x x x
How to Apply:
Step One: Send us your resume by clicking the "Apply" button
Step Two: An employment application must be completed in order to be eligible for consideration. You can access the employment application at:
https://behavioraldimensions.com/. You will go to the bottom of the page and click on Behavior Therapist to fill out an application. Once the application is received if we are interested in setting up an interview we will email you at the email address that you provide.

Behavioral Dimensions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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