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Behavior Specialist

Do you have what it takes to put your heart and soul into everything that you do? Merakey is expanding...

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Do you have what it takes to put your heart and soul into everything that you do? Merakey is expanding its services in Ohio, and you could be part of a growing integrated care movement.

Merakey is seeking a Full-Time Dual Diagnosis (Mental Health and Developmental Disability) Licensed Behavior Specialist based out of Marion, Ohio serving counties across North Central Ohio. The Dual Diagnosis Treatment Team (DDTT) program offers support to children and adults who have both a serious mental illness and a developmental disability. Participants receive counseling, physical healthcare, support finding housing, assistance during crises, and help dealing with other issues in their daily lives.

The Licensed Behavior Specialist will be responsible for:

* collaborating with other members of the treatment team, assessing, designing, and directing the implementation of a recovery-oriented treatment and support plan that uses a person-centered approach for children and adults with a developmental disability and mental health diagnosis.

* providing intensive therapeutic services in all types of settings, including but not limited to community living arrangements, schools, community settings, natural support residences, and more.

* leading development and monitoring of behavioral support interventions and/or collaborating with external behavior support professionals.

* providing individual and group treatment and support, choosing applicable modalities according to each individual’s/family’s needs and treatment plan.

* collecting, evaluating, and presenting behavioral data through a functional behavioral assessment process.

* conducting trainings related to the implementation of person-centered plans.


Merakey offers:

* flexible schedules

* excellent paid time off (vacation, sick, personal, holidays)

* medical, dental, and vision insurance plans

* telemedicine

* competitive compensation

* retirement planning

* tuition reimbursement

* eligibility for student loan forgiveness

* employee savings program including discounts on cell phones, computers, travel, and more

* career advancement and professional development

* strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and active Employee Resource Groups

* work/life balance


Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health, and education non-profit provider with a fifty-year history. We offer a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country. Our belief that every individual has the right to achieve growth, dignity, and fulfillment guides all of our decisions. At Merakey, we care about each other and are committed to providing the very best care to those we serve.

For more information about Merakey services, please visit:

Requisition number: 67616

Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer! We deeply value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ethnic background, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or disability status. Moreover, we are committed to creating teams that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

Job Requirements


* Bachelor’s Degree in social work or Master’s Degree in psychology, counseling, applied behavior analysis or another health and human service-related field

* Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Social Worker (LSW), or Professional Counselor (LPC) license

* At least one year experience in the behavioApply here:

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