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Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS) Openings in Blair County, PA w/ FBR!

Job Description

  • As directed by the treatment plan, provide specific interventions to assist the child in developing age-appropriate daily living skills and social and cultural interaction skills with his or her peer group, family, and other social groups or settings.
  • As directed by the treatment plan, provide support to parents and other responsible adults in their efforts to provide direct supervision of the child.
  • As directed by the treatment plan, provide assistance to the parent or other responsible adult in providing therapeutic structure and limits for the child.
  • As directed by the treatment plan, provide assistance in implementing a behavioral intervention plan for the child.
  • As directed by the treatment plan, provide assistance in implementing alternative activities to redirect challenging behaviors.
  • As directed by the treatment plan, provide assistance in providing individualized, supervised recreational and cultural opportunities.
  • At all times offer honest, respectful, and caring relationships to the child and family.
  • The TSS worker will maintain an assigned planned schedule by the Administrative Supervisor that guides the use of authorized time with the child.
  • The TSS worker will always remember that the goal of mental health services is to offer new alternatives to the child and family on a time limited basis, with the goal of promoting family problem solving skills and self
  • sufficiency rather than inappropriate dependency on the worker and/or services.
  • The TSS will collaborate with other members of the treatment team and other professionals working in the home or other community settings and will be present and participate in any meetings, supervision and trainings as required.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of software programs and applications.
  • All other reasonable and necessary program specific activities at the discretion and direction of the Program supervisors.



Physical Requirements:


Employee must be able to read, write and speak fluent English Employee must be able to gain access to all AGENCY facilities with reasonable accommodation if required. Employee must be able to gain access to client''s place of treatment whether it is the client''s home, school or community. Employee must be able to interact with clients as specifically noted in their individual treatment plans. While performing specific interventions, employee may be required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, crawl, run and if applicable, sit on floor and rise to standing positions. Must be able to lift up to fifty (50) pounds. Must be able to use physical prompting, if authorized or in an emergency, to prevent injury to the client or another as a result of the clients behavior. 


Mental Requirements:


Must be able to react quickly to prevent client injury or injury to another due to client''s behavior. Must be able to deliver and perform interventions noted in the individual client treatment plans. Must remain focused while intervening with clients and must be capable of detecting warning signs and intervene accordingly to prevent any unusual incidents. Must use awareness of cultural values and biases to work effectively with people of diverse cultural backgrounds. Must be able to perform services in an unbiased manner and be accepting of differences of parent/guardian rearing, home conditions, and appearances unless they directly affect the outcome of goals established for the individual''s treatment plan.

Job Requirements

Responsible for providing one-to-one treatment interventions to children and adolescents in the home, school, or community when, without the service, the behaviors may require a more restrictive setting. It should be noted that this position may require moderate lifting. EOERequired ExperienceBachelor’s Degree in psychology, social work, counseling, sociology, education, criminal justice, or similar human service field.orPerson with a Bachelor’s Degree in any other field, Licensed Registered Nurses, and person's with an Associate's Degree with the equivalent of at least one year of full-time paid work experience in a job that involved direct contact with children or adolescents such as a TSS Aide.orPerson's with sixty credits toward a Bachelor’s Degree and with the equivalent of at least three years of full-time paid experience working with children under 21 years of age.orLicensed Practical Nurses, with the equivalent of at least three years of full-time paid work experience in a job that involved direct contact with children or adolescents

Job Snapshot

Post Date 8/29/2014
Location Altoona, PA
Employment Type Part-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education 2 Year Degree
Experience At least 1 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Other Great Industries
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 23-837
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