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Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS) Philadelphia and Surrounding Counties

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Become a part of a team where you work alongside people just  like you that are coming together to make a real difference in the lives of the children who need it most! 

Leave every day knowing that what you did that day really mattered!

KMS, Inc. is a respected, 5 star rated, Human Services agency serving the Philadelphia area, including the surrounding counties.  KMS, Inc. is a leader in providing the highest quality of services to programs for adults, children, adolescents and their families. Our staff share our vision of improving the quality of life for those they serve.  We will train you on what is necessary to become the professional your client needs.


We are looking for committed and caring people to work with at-risk children and adolescents as Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS).   
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. 


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 40 hours weekly).

Job Title: Therapeutic Support Staff (TSS)


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 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 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 pre-hire training including CPR/FIRST AID for free!

    TSS are hired as an employee, none of that independent contracting you see everywhere else!  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. 

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    Job Snapshot

    Post Date 5/12/2015
    Location Philadelphia, 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
    Job ID TSS
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