Mar 25, 2020

Behavioral Health Worker - Huntingdon County - Southern Huntingdon School District

  • Merakey
  • 10517 Raystown Rd, Huntingdon, PA 16652, USA
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Job Description

Merakey is looking for a Behavioral Health Worker for our Huntingdon County, PA Team.


  • Bachelor's degree in psychology social work, or related discipline and two years of experience with children and adolescents in a clinical setting.
  • Preference to have training and experience with family systems as well as experience working with children and their families in a clinical setting.
  • Must hold a valid Pennsylvania driver's license and have use of an automobile for work purpose.
  • This position will work in Huntingdon County at Southern Huntingdon School District


  • Implements a behavior modification intervention plan developed by the family school and MHP.
  • Intervenes as needed when the child exhibits problem behaviors.
  • Interventions may include removing the child from the area, talking with the child about behaviors, accessing support of parents' procedures and implementing plan procedures indicated with the child, using the appropriate intervention technique.
  • Implements plan in specialty areas such as behavior, recreation and art/leisure plans developed for each child.
  • Maintains records noting progress and problem areas.
  • Reports to MHP on a daily basis.
  • Attends training as required.
  • Provides treatment services to families including skills training and education designed to enable families to become actively involved in treatment.
  • Maintains regular communication with families, schools, physicians and other service providers involved with the children and family.
  • Works flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, in order to meet the needs of children and family's caseload.


  • Work/Life Balance
  • Competitive Compensation Plans
  • Opportunities for professional growth and advancement
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short/Long Term Disability Coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • 403B Retirement Plan (with company matching)
  • Marketplace Savings Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Programs
  • 24-Hour Nurse Hotline
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Generous Paid Time Off (for qualifying positions)
  • Stability that coincides with working for a national leader in education and human services


Merakey offers a continuum of care in behavioral health (includes mental health and addictive diseases), integrating services in both community and site-based settings. These services provide a wide range of recovery focused treatment, services, and supports for children and adults.

Site/Clinic Based Services

  • The Center for Hope
  • Outpatient
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Parents and Children Together (PACT)
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
  • Psychiatric/Socialization Rehabilitation for Hope
  • Residential Services for Children and Adults

Community Based Services

  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT)
  • Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS)
  • Case Management / Recovery Coaching
  • Community Health Liaison (CHL)
  • Community and School Based Behavioral Health (CSBBH)
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Substance Use Disorder Services
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment Team (DDTT)
  • Family Based Mental Health Services
  • Therapeutic Family Care
  • Foster Care Plus
  • Peer Support
  • Student Assistance Program (SAP)
  • Supported Employment
  • Supports for Permanency (SFP)

For more information on each individual service, please visit:


Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country.

We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.

We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential.

With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, Virginia, Michigan, Texas, California, and Tennessee.

Merakey is an Equal Opportunity Employer!


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