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Behavior Therapist in Louisville, KY at ResCare

Date Posted: 12/4/2018

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Job Description


Title: Behavior Therapist

Job Category: Therapy

Line of Business: Residential Services

About ResCare

Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Behavior Therapist.

About this Line of Business

We cover thousands of homes across the country, with a comprehensive range of programs and services, including host home and foster care. ResCare partners with people in the community who open their homes to individuals with disabilities and assists families by providing adoption and foster care services. With almost four decades of experience in the IDD services field, our aim is to be the provider-of-choice in the development of unique and proprietary service offerings and technologies - working toward innovative care models and leading health outcomes with states and payers.

As a(n) Behavior Therapist you will: 

  • Conducts assessments: diagnostic, mental health status review, suicidal assessments, and evaluates level of danger/risk
  • Interprets and summarized clinical assessments and findings with recommended treatment/rehabilitative activities and goals
  • Participates in the development of individual treatment/rehabilitative plan, especially in regards to therapeutic services
  • Monitors the individual treatment/rehabilitative process and writes crisis/treatment/behavioral plans with differential goals and objectives
  • Provides staff and client consultation when on-call
  • Achieves client specific and programs outcomes
  • Facilitates and monitors the civil commitment process
  • Monitors and records medication administration activities
  • Documents essential activities related to licensure, welfare, and safety
  • Increases knowledge and skills based on client and program needs
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Master's degree in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields from an accredited college or university
  • At least two years of experience preferred
  • Requires licensure as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker or a
  • Licensed Psychologist, or a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or eligible for licensure

Additional Information


ResCare offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, disability, life, and tuition reimbursement. All employees age 21 and older are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan.

ResCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ResCare does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.