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Behavior Therapist

Woods Langhorne Full-Time
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Provides comprehensive behavior analysis services to individuals at Woods Services.  Behavior therapists provide high quality services in the areas of behavior assessment, using effective behavioral techniques resulting in significant change and generalization in all settings.   


  • Provide behavior analyst services for individuals on caseload
  • Conduct functional behavioral assessments and write reports summarizing results in accordance with state requirements
  • Develop positive behavior support plans utilizing evidence-based interventions
  • Train staff on behavior support plans and function-based interventions and monitor fidelity
  • Provide ongoing monitoring of data and make programming adjustments as needed
  • Provide direct skills/behavior therapy with individuals on caseload as required by funding agencies and program expectations
  • Complete weekly clinical progress notes using DAP format, monthly clinical summaries, and other paperwork in a timely manner and in compliance with funding agencies and licensing requirements
  • Assist with completion of Biopsychosocial or Psychiatric evaluations as needed
  • Conduct weekly/ bi-weekly parent training/family therapy sessions and complete required paperwork
  • Participate in medication reviews either bi-weekly or monthly, with the program’s psychiatrist and other team members, providing objective data/behavioral graphs to assist in medication management
  • Participates in all treatment team meetings and present progress, goals, and interventions to the team members
  • Consults with all team members regarding individual’s needs, status, and progress and provide expertise to staff in understanding behavioral strengths and needs
  • Consult with funding agencies and community providers as needed as well as with case management to ensure the needs of the family and individual are being met while in program as well as at discharge
  • Facilitates, monitors, and documents therapeutic leave for individuals on caseload
  • Supports reunification goals through generalization of skills and behavioral control into the home environment prior to discharge
  • Maintains effective communication and working relationships with Woods Services administration and co-workers
  • Performs other duties relevant to program operations as defined by the Clinical Director or Director of Behavior Analysis


  • Master’s degree in psychology or related human services field with requisite coursework in applied behavior analysis. 
  • BCBA eligibility preferred.  
  • Background in the development and implementation of behavioral interventions and various modalities of psychological treatment in accordance with highest standards of practice.  
  • Expertise/training in the use of psychological assessment tools such as Functional Behavior Assessment. 
  • Knowledge of psychopathology and normal human development and experience providing evaluation and treatment to individuals with developmental disabilities and/or co-morbid mental health disorders. 
  • Ability to work within an interdisciplinary team framework and manage various levels of family functioning. 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills necessary. 
  • Strong clinical leadership skills and ability to work with parents/staff/individuals with varying cognitive abilities and skill levels.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds, pursue individuals on foot, and physically restrain (with appropriate training), bend squat, and reach.
  • Prior to employment, personnel requirements include professional references, criminal clearances, and child abuse clearances.

Additional information:

Flexible schedule, some evenings and weekends required to meet your caseload's needs.  High level of documentation and direct care/collaboration/consultation.


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Woods is a leading advocacy and service organization for people with exceptional challenges, disabilities and complex needs.

We were founded a century ago by visionary Mollie Woods with two simple goals – to advance the quality of life and standard of care for individuals with disabilities. She gained international recognition for her groundbreaking work in helping children with exceptional needs experience the joy of achievement and lead fulfilling lives.

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