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Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS) Philadelphia and Surrounding Counties

Job Description

KMS, Inc. is a respected Human Services agency serving the Philadelphia area, including the surrounding counties.  KMS, Inc. is a leader in providing the highest quality of behavioral health services to programs for children, adolescents and their families. Our staff share our vision of improving the quality of life for children receiving school, community and home services.


We are looking for committed and caring people to work with at-risk children and adolescents. 

Your responsibilities include providing behavior modification techniques on a consistent and on-going basis.  Become part of a disciplinary team directed by a Behavior Specialist Consultant, Mobile Therapist,  and/or Psychologist implementing goals through  behavior interventions and treatment strategies. Training is available.


Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS) Positions are available within the school, community and home settings.  Seeking flexible staff to work part time (10 to 20 hours weekly) to regular hours (20 to 35 hours weekly).

Job Title: Therapeutic Support Staff


Summary: Under the supervision of the client agency, the Therapeutic Support Staff (TSS) is a member of the disciplinary team and carries out the interventions from the consumer treatment plan as directed by the Behavior Specialist Consultant (BSC), Mobile Therapist (MT) or Psychologist. The TSS works directly with the consumer and provides modeling and support to the consumer’s caretakers in order to prevent more restrictive services or out-of-home placement and to promote age-appropriate psycho-social growth. The TSS helps to improve the consumer’s behavior while teaching the caretakers to provide appropriate interventions to help assist in reducing maladaptive behaviors in order to prevent more restrictive services or out-of-home placement and to promote age-appropriate psycho-social growth.

These services, recommended by a psychologist/psychiatrist and approved by CBH, are designed to be short term with as little disruption as possible in the home and educational setting. The TSS/STS worker should work collaboratively with the family, the teachers and other school personnel to help then develop the skills and techniques needed to integrate the child into normalizing activities. The TSS/STS worker uses various interventions including:


• Positive behavioral reinforcement

• Emotional support

• Time-structuring activities

• Crisis intervention techniques

• Other strategies as prescribed in the child’s treatment plan

Job Requirements



  • Bachelor's Degree in Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Education, Criminal Justice or Human Services     OR
  • Bachelor's Degree in another field with one year full time paid experience working with children/adolescents   OR
  • Associates Degree or 60 college credits with 3 years full time paid experience working with children/adolescents


KMS, Inc. will assist you in obtaining all required clearances.   We also provide on-site training including CPR/FIRST AID.

TSS and Direct Support Staff are hired as an employee, not an independent contractor!  What that means for you is:

  • We share certain tax cost obligations and also take taxes out of your paycheck so you do not have to pay all your taxes at the end of the year;
  • You are covered under our Workman's Compensation in case you are injured on the job;
  • You are eligible to apply for Unemployment Compensation under certain conditions;
  • Paid trainings for employees of KMS. 

Keywords: BHRS, Wraparound, Clinical, T.S.S., TSS, Counseling, KMS, One on One, One to One, 1:1, Social Work, Behavioral Health, Therapeutic Support Staff, Children, Child, Psychology, Human Services, B.H.R.S., Behavioral Health Worker, BHW, Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services, teachers, school

Job Snapshot

Post Date 1/10/2015
Location William Penn Annex West, PA
Base Pay $13.00 - $16.00 /Hour
Employment Type Full-Time/Part-Time
Job Type Education, Nonprofit - Social Services, Health Care
Education Not Specified
Experience None
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Social Services, Not for Profit - Charitable, Education - Teaching - Administration
Required Travel Not Specified
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