*This position is variable hour.  Caseload can build to 20 hours per week

$20.00-$26.00/hour commensurate on education and experience

Mainstay Life Services, a $20M Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization, is recruiting for the position of a variable hour Behavioral Specialist.  We provide life-long care and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families across southwestern Pennsylvania.

The Variable Hour Behavioral Specialist will assist in the behavioral supports provided to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Mainstay’s existing programs as well as external programs.  The Behavioral Specialist will effectively identify behavioral goals and intervention techniques using functional behavior assessment tools and recommend behavioral change methods.  Experience designing individualized support plans and behavior interventions is required.  Direct experience writing individual support plans to address medical, health, safety, psychiatric, behavioral, social and vocational outcomes strongly preferred.  The Behavioral Specialist must have a positive and person-centered approach and embrace individualized care.  Additional responsibilities include conducting Functional Behavior Assessments, documentation of individual’s progress, observing individual’s response to behavioral support plans, and conducting staff trainings.  May require crisis management services.


  • A Master’s degree or above in Social Work, Psychology or Education from an accredited college or university preferred or Bachelor’s degree in similar disciplines,
  • Minimum 3 years employment experience working directly with persons with developmental disabilities, and
  • Behavior Specialist Licensure and/or Certification as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, National Certified Counselor, Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner or other similar Behavioral Health license preferred.
  • Knowledge of behavior principles, evaluation and assessment process. 

For consideration, please forward resume to SBrill@MainstayLifeServices.org with subject line “Behavioral Specialist.”  Please include most recent salary as well as salary expectation.

Mainstay Life Services, 200 Roessler Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/D/V/SO