Behavioral Health Specialist
Salary Range: $3,763.16 - $6,149.00
The BHS V provides behavior support services, including behavior assessments, and performs simple and complex data analysis, simple and complex behavioral interventions, and behavior analysis consultation under the review and supervision of a Board Certified, Licensed Behavior Analyst. Responsible for assisting in the development, implementation, and evaluation of behavior support plans (including comprehensive functional behavioral assessments), staff training, data collection and reporting, and program evaluation, commensurate with the level of training. Works under the review and supervision of a Board Certified, Licensed Behavior Analyst who reviews and signs that the assessments and therapeutic interventions of the BHS V meets generally acceptable professional standards. Serves as a member of the Unit and Interdisciplinary Teams. Provides technical assistance and ensures training and feedback to staff responsible for implementing behavior support plans. Uses appropriate supervisory/management staff for assistance as needed. Participates in quality assurance and quality enhancement activities related to behavioral health service provision. May be required to plan, assign, and supervise the work of others. Works with individuals who have complex needs and who may exhibit aggressive, self-injurious and/or other challenging behaviors. The work schedule varies situationally based upon service needs. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. The BHS V is hired and directly supervised by the Unit Director in consultation with the Director of Behavioral Health Services (Unit Model) or hired and directly supervised by the Director of Behavioral Health Services (Departmental Model). Professional supervision is provided by the Director of Behavioral Health Services or designee.
The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees, including competitive salaries, career advancement, health and dental insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Eligible to pursue board certification as a behavior analyst upon hire is preferred.
Initial Selection Criteria:
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, education, applied behavior analysis, or a related field; and
- At least six months experience in providing services to persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities.