CORA Services
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • $16.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical benefits with two options of coverage (coverage begins on the 1st of the month following date of hire), with generous company contribution Company-paid Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Long-term Disability coverage Voluntary programs including Dental, Vision, Short-term Disability, and Life Insurance 403 (b) Pension Plan with generous company contribution after one year of service Generous paid time off package Warm, welcoming, and supportive environment


Behavioral Health Technician

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Interested in working for a non-profit organization rooted in a tradition of care and compassion? Join our team! CORA is a fast-paced, growing organization with over 500 team members and growing with a lucrative benefits package to offer. Our team has been helping children and families experiencing emotional, academic, and social challenges which impede their development and productivity throughout Philadelphia for the past 50 years and we have continued to put our community first.

CORA Services is a non-profit agency whose mission is to assist youth, children, and families experiencing emotional, academic, and social challenges which impede their development and productivity. CORA provides this assistance throughout the greater Philadelphia area. "Children are the Heart of the Matter"


CORA is currently seeking Full Time and Part Time Behavioral Health Technicians (BHT) for the 2021 2022 school year. Using skills learned through company paid training, the BHT provides direct one-on-one behavioral interventions to teach communication, social, and daily living skills and reduce problematic behaviors primarily in a school setting. BHTs will utilize interventions developed out of the science of Applied Behavior Analysis. CORA BHT's will provide behavioral support to students in schools within the School District of Philadelphia.

Are you a person who enjoys working with children and is looking for a new opportunity to grow with a successful company that is focused on quality of service, each client's potential, ethics and teamwork? Are you wanting to work in an environment where you feel valued and can achieve work/life balance, as well as, growth in your career? Do you want to make a difference in a child's life? If so, CORA Services might be the right fit for you!

Reasons to work for CORA:

  • Salary: Starting at $16.00/hour (based on experience and credentials)
  • $500 sign on bonus *($250 when hired, $250 after 4 months)

Behavioral Health Technician Benefits:

  • Medical benefits with two options of coverage (coverage begins on the 1st of the month following date of hire), with generous company contribution
  • Company-paid Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Long-term Disability coverage
  • Voluntary programs including Dental, Vision, Short-term Disability, and Life Insurance
  • 403 (b) Pension Plan with generous company contribution after one year of service
  • Generous paid time off package
  • Warm, welcoming, and supportive environment!

Working as a Behavioral Health Technician with CORA, you will:

  • Foster a therapeutic relationship with clients, supporting their therapeutic needs and goals on the treatment plan in home, school and the community.
  • Use therapeutic techniques and interventions best matched to the individual to help them achieve goals in the treatment plan.
  • Collect data on behaviors as directed by the team to provide input and feedback that contributes to the development of the treatment plan.
  • Provide crisis management and support to clients, including prevention, de-escalation and processing of strategies to support improved client functioning.
  • Coach the teacher, parent, and child on how to effectively implement strategies and interventions that promote attainment of treatment goals and help the client achieve success.
  • Provide feedback to other team members regarding outcome measurement related to interventions and responses.
  • Adhere to CASSP principles of being child-centered, family-focused, community based, multi-system, culturally competent and least restrictive/least intrusive and incorporate these principles through treatment.
  • Participates in regular meetings with staff to ensure priorities are clear, coordination is good and communication is effective. Develop additional methods for ongoing effective communication.
  • Demonstrates commitment to being trauma informed and maintaining a therapeutic environment and community that promotes safety and nonviolence as the basis for all we do with clients and staff.

Qualified Behavioral Health Technician Candidates Should Possess the following:

  • At least 1 year professional experience providing behavioral health services.
  • The following credentials:
    • Bachelor's degree in one (1) of the following disciplines: Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Education, Criminal Justice, or other Human Service field.

Or

  • High school diploma or equivalent, and completion of a 40-hour training covering the RBT Task List as evidenced by a certification that includes the name of the responsible trainer, who is certified as a BCBA or BCABA. On the job training will be provided.
  • Understanding of behavior modification theory and implementation of interventions.
  • Understanding of group model of counseling in a school setting.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate with a broad variety of people, including youth, school staff, family members, other team members and management.
  • Ability to quickly form trusting relationships with child/adolescent population based on understanding of developmental process and emotional needs.
  • Ability to form effective working relationships with diverse clients, school staff, family members and stakeholders.
  • Maintain appropriate professional boundaries and confidentiality.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, problem solve, and follow-through on areas of responsibility.
  • Strong attention to detail, especially with regard to recording/collecting data, in order to report behavioral outcomes and intervention results to Behavior Consultant (BC), Mobile Therapist (MT), and Psychologist
  • Knowledge, application, and adherence to CASSP principles.

Does this sound like the perfect fit for you? Come join our WINNING team, apply here and connect with us today.

CORA Services has been named 2021 TOP WORKPLACE in the Philadelphia Region and received the 2021 TOP WORKPLACE WOMEN-LED CULTURE EXCELLENCE AWARD, which signifies our commitment to developing and sustaining a culture that supports, promotes, and values its employees. We provide our employees with solid benefits, a positive atmosphere, meaningful work, and a culture of strong leadership, which in turn drives growth and innovation.


Please note: All new hires are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID -19 prior to starting work with CORA Services.

CORA Services Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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