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Behavior Specialist Consultant

Silver Springs - Martin Luther School Philadelphia Contractor
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Silver Springs - Martin Luther School (SS/MLS), located on a picturesque 36-acre campus in Plymouth Meeting, promotes safety and nonviolence while cultivating a caring environment supported by the agency's core values and the Sanctuary Model ® of care.  SS/MLS strives to create and maintain a quality “therapeutic teaching community' that promotes recovery from trauma for the children and families that we serve.

SS/MLS is currently seeking a Behavior Specialist Consultant (BSC) within the BHRS program.  BHRS is a community based mental health program which provides behavioral and emotional support to children and their families in their homes, schools and other community settings, primarily in Philadelphia and surrounding counties.

The BSC will be responsible for assisting in the design and implementation of treatment plans and other intervention plans and directing the quality of the treatment activities of the Mobile Therapists and Therapeutic Staff Support, all of which is individualized to each child or adolescent and to family needs in collaboration with other members of the treatment team.

This position is a part-time (minimum 10 hours per week) fee-for-service Independent Contractor position.
Applicants must have the following:

  1. Master’s Degree from an accredited university in Psychology, Counseling, Clinical Social Worker, Psychiatric Nursing or Marriage and Family Therapy.  Degree must include clinical coursework in the foundations of behavioral health and the provision of mental health services (e.g., individual, group and family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, crisis counseling, abnormal psychology, psychopathology, assessment, child development, personality theory, psychotherapy lab, clinical practicum)

  2. Two (2) years verified post-Master’s experience providing mental health treatment to children, and at least one (1) year experience using behavior analysis/modification techniques.

  3. Minimum of 8 hours of prior training in behavior analysis/modification.

  4. ABA certification preferred.

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Mental Health
Child Development
Psychotherapy
Family Therapy
Abnormal Psychology
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
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Silver Springs – Martin Luther School was founded in 1859 in Philadelphia as an orphanage. Located today in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, Silver Springs promotes trauma recovery and family reunification in a nurturing and healing environment with a quality educational program.

Through trauma-informed approaches children are helped to heal and manage the overwhelming feelings and memories of the bad, sad and scary things that have happened to them. The children’s program offers comprehensive services including residential treatment for children ages 6-14, special education for grades K through 8, and community based services.

Silver Springs provides a continuum of care that begins when a child enters care and continues well after a child leaves our programs. Family involvement is essential and encouraged whenever possible. Silver Springs – Martin Luther School fosters hope and faith in each child for a brighter future.

In the words of one staff member, “My biggest reward is watching our children leave us with positive feelings and open hearts.”

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