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Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS)

Job ID 170009N8
Description
Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS)
Primary Location: PA-PABroomall-450 Parkway
Function:Behavioral/Mental Health Professional
Organization:Hastings

Pennsylvania MENTOR
Description


SUMMARY

 

The Therapeutic Staff Support is responsible to provide therapeutic services, including intervention and supervision of behaviorally challenged and emotionally disturbed children/adolescents within a therapeutic milieu.

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provides 1:1 and intervention including behavior modification techniques and proactive strategies to stabilize the child or adolescent as outlined in the service plan.
  • Provides therapeutic supervision of clients during treatment and educational activities.
  • Supports the family and school personnel in their efforts to stabilize the child by providing information, guidance, modeling and counseling.
  • Works collaboratively with the manager and all team members to ensure the service plan is meeting the child’s needs and recommends other services as needed.
  • Assists in the management of aggressive clients as needed, using only de-escalation and behavior management techniques approved by the manager.
  • Develops and maintains a flexible schedule in order to provide behavioral interventions and a variety of settings, and explores all possible options to meet with the child prior to office time. 
  • All changes in schedule must be reported to the manager in advance.
  • Works “hands-on”, traditional as well as non-traditional hours in a variety of settings (i.e., home, school, day care, community, etc.) in order to meet the needs of the child.
  • Accepts additions to caseload as assigned.
  • Maintains daily logs of behavioral progress and relays information to team members, supervisors, and other staff.
  • Ensures all documentation is completed legibly, professionally, and submitted in a timely manner.
  • Participates in pre-service and in-service training on an on-going basis to further increase skills and knowledge base in the field of Behavioral Therapy.
  • Includes, but is not limited to, attending scheduled trainings, seminars, and self-education (reading, journal articles, and books, etc.)
  • Cooperates fully with on-site monitoring by supervisors to ensure quality services are provided to the children.
  • Trainings and supervision as required by Managed Care Organization (MCO).
  • Performs other related duties and activities as required.


Qualifications:

Requirements

  • Four-year college degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education, Criminal Justice or a related human services field. OR

  • Four-year college degree in any other field with one-year minimum experience paid work that involved direct contact with children or adolescents. OR
  • Associate’s degree or 60 credits towards a Bachelor’s degree with the equivalent of at least three years full time paid work in a job involving direct contact with children or adolescents. OR
  • Licensed registered nurse with one-year experience in paid work that involved direct contact with children or adolescents. OR
  • Licensed practical nurse with 3 years’ experience in paid work that involved direct contact with children and adolescents.

  • Willingness to travel.
What we offer you:
  • Part-time, or per diem positions available with a variety of schedules
  • A rewarding work environment with a chance to make a difference in the lives of youth and families on a daily basis
  • Family-oriented environment, casual dress, employee events
  • Paid training
  • Career development, and advancement opportunities throughout the nation-wide Network
  • A dynamic work environment where no day is ever the same

EOE/AAE

Pennsylvania MENTOR is a partner of The MENTOR Network, a national network of local human services providers offering quality, community-based services. With ~30,000 employees serving ~30,000 people in 35 states, you'll have career opportunities from coast to coast. When you join The MENTOR Network, you’ll make a difference every day and help to provide quality of life enhancing services to individuals across the country.

Come join our team of dedicated and caring professionals.  Apply Today!

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