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Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) - York County, PA

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Status: Part Time Hourly                                                                  FLSA classification: Non-Exempt


Company Information: Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) is one of the largest non-profit Youth and Family Support agencies, in 29 states plus DC, working with high-risk youth and their families in the United States. Currently, YAP employs more than 2,000 dedicated workers and serves approximately 20,000 youth and families per year.  Our mission is to engage human service systems so that they rely less on institutional care and invest more in supporting families and neighborhoods. We currently work with child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, disability, primary health care, and education systems to develop and offer community-based alternatives for the highest risk children, young people, young adults and families, and adults. Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is committed to creating safe environments and providing services that are individualized, culturally competent and trauma informed to build brighter futures for all. 


Summary of the Position: Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) is a non-traditional way of providing intense individualized mental health interventions and support services in a variety of community based settings to children/adolescents with psychiatric diagnoses and their families. These settings include, but are not limited to home, school, community settings (camp, daycare, etc.). The BHT is supervised by a Qualified Mental Health Professional, participates as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team and implements specific treatment goals. Their goal is to implement sound clinical interventions and supportive services to enable children/adolescents to maintain and function to the best of their ability in the least restrictive setting. 


Qualifications/Requirements: Must meet one of the following: 


- High School Diploma or Equivalent and ability to completed 40+ hours of training   OR 

- Minimum of 2 years of experience of provision of behavioral health services OR 

- Behavioral Health Certification or Behavior Analysis Certification from accredited organization OR 

- Certification as a Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT)


Reimbursement based on education and experience 


Bi-Lingual is a plus but not required.


Position requires reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and auto insurance with minimum bodily injury liability coverage of $100,000 per person and $300,000 per accident.


Benefits Available: Voluntary Dental, Voluntary Vision, UNUM, and 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan.


Contact Information:  Please submit a cover letter, resume, two (2) professional references and one (1) personal references to ATTN: Natasha Kara at  


Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is a Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.


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Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Ready to Apply?

Submit these items to the contact email listed in the job description:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • two (2) professional references
  • one (1) personal reference