The Behavior Technician (QBHP Technician) provides behavior management services through the local school district and assists with the identification of students who are in need of services. The Behavior Technician will establish a supportive client relationship with the goal of empowering clients and their support network to actively participate in mental health treatment. The Behavior Technician will provide clinical interventions to reinforce, practice, and model therapeutic techniques and treatments as directed by the Mental Health Professional (MHP). The Behavior Technician is not responsible for supervision of other staff. Travel is required.
- Coordinates services and communicates outcomes with school faculty and staff, Families, Inc.
- school-based staff, and other agencies.
- Makes necessary referrals and serves as liaison with school staff.
- Conducts individual or group activities such as classroom work/observation, psychoeducational teaching, training, and coaching designed to assist students in meeting behavioral goals.
- Attends Families, Inc. trainings on and researches behavior management techniques.
- Attends school activities such as summer program, parent-teacher meetings and staff development trainings, maintaining relationships with and sharing appropriate information with school staff.
- Upon faculty request, assists in classrooms by providing interventions to students exhibiting behavior problems, whether individually or in a group setting.
- Completes the necessary training to become certified as a Qualified Behavioral Health Provider (QBHP).
- Provides timely documentation to support services rendered and provides written reports as required by other agencies such as DCFS, legal system, etc.
- Maintain a 62.5% productivity rate for each hour of direct services as a Qualified Behavioral Health Provider allowed under the school contract.
- Builds support network around client by working with authorized collateral sources such as parents, teachers, other community agencies as appropriate.
- Schedules QBHP Supervision and Observations as outlined by company policy.
- Documents all QBHP Supervision and Observation in Credible to be reviewed and signed by MHP.
- Review Caseload Compliance QBHP report at a frequency that will ensure clients are up to date on all compliance issues and are tiered appropriately for QBHP services.
- Testifies in court as required.
- Other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or GED required. A bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology or a related field is preferred; an associate degree is acceptable.
At least one year of work experience in a human services field is preferred.
Required: The Behavior Technician shall meet the definition of a Qualified Behavioral Health Provider as defined in the standards for Arkansas Medicaid Providers in the State of Arkansas
The Behavior Technician must be able to: 1) Identify problems, collect data, establish facts, then communicate these findings to the MHP. 2) Read, analyze, interpret, and follow treatment plans. 3) Document client sessions succinctly and accurately. 4) Must have excellent spelling and grammar skills. 5) Must have excellent computer skills.
The successful Behavior Technician will effectively: 1) Maintain client confidentiality in accordance with Families, Inc. quality assurance guidelines, policies, and procedures, 2) Communicate, work, and interact effectively with clients, their support structure, school faculty and administration, and staff. 3) Must have strong organizational skills enabling the establishment of an efficient daily/weekly/monthly work schedule based on the client’s treatment plan, session frequency requirements, client’s severity, and availability.