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Behavioral Health Technician School Based Program

Blair Family Solutions
Altoona, PA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Salary: $18.00

Description of Services

BHT’s are intended to facilitate the development of social competencies and the overall emotional development of children, youth, and young adults ages 5-21.  The goal is to help the child achieve maximum overall functioning, while preventing the need for out of the home or alternative school placement. A BHT will demonstrate the ability to engage families in the treatment process through the use of reflective listening, collaboration, empathy and consideration of cultural, ethnic, and religious beliefs with the use of strength-based approaches and a positive attitude.

BHT’s will show initiative by using their own ideas and working in conjunction with the lead clinician in developing therapeutic activities to be used with child and family in treatment. The interventions provided by the BHT may be in the form of therapeutic, supportive and competency/skill building and vary in method/modalities. BHT’s build positive and collaborative relationships with the teachers and appropriate staff in the schools and programs where they are providing service. These services will take place within various settings, including in the home, community or school settings. Must be willing to work evenings and occasional weekends as needed. 

Education Requirements

Individuals who provide individual services through BHT services shall meet one of the following education requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, sociology, education, criminal justice, or a similar human service field, with no previous work experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a non-human service related field with the equivalent of at least one year of full-time paid work experience in a job that involved direct contact with children or adolescents.

Other Qualifications

  • All necessary child abuse clearances (PA Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse Clearance, and Federal Criminal History Clearance)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Auto insurance

Physical Requirements

Constantly Incurred (More than 75% of time on job) – ability to communicate orally and in writing, ability to hear conversation, ability to observe behavior, ability to analyze actions and behaviors, ability to sit, ability to stand

Frequently Incurred (Between 25% - 75% of time on job) – ability to walk, ability to drive (in order to make home visits), ability use legs/arms to climb, ability to balance, ability to run

Occasionally Incurred (Less than 25% of time on job) – ability to lift, ability to work in hot (between 90-100 degrees) and cold (below 55 degrees) temperatures, exposure to intermittent noise above 85DB, exposure to chemicals (cleaning), the ability to restrain once officially trained


Blair Family Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Blair Family Solutions


Altoona, PA
16602 USA



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