The Mentor Network

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The MENTOR Network is a national network of local providers offering quality, community-based services to children, adults, and seniors with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries, and to youth with emotional and behavioral challenges as well as their families. Serving 30,000 individuals in 36 states, we offer meaningful work, come join our team today!

 

 

 

Job Category:

Healthcare

Country:

United States

Postal Code:

19019

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS)

The Mentor Network - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Posted: 09/2/2018

Description
Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS)
Primary Location: PA-PAPhiladelphia-10601 Decatur Rd
Function:Behavioral/Mental Health Professional

Pennsylvania MENTOR

Work with behaviorally challenged Adolescents as a Therapeutic Staff Support. 


Description

SUMMARY

  
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provide 1:1 counseling and intervention, including behavior modification techniques and proactive strategies, to stabilize the child or adolescent as outlined in the service plan.
  • Provide therapeutic supervision of clients during treatment and educational activities.
  • Support the family and school personnel in their efforts to stabilize the child by providing information, guidance, modeling and counseling.
  • Work collaboratively with the manager and all team members to ensure the service plan is meeting the child’s needs and recommend other services as needed.
  • Assist in the management of aggressive clients as needed, using only de-escalation and behavior management techniques approved by the manager.
  • Develop and maintain a flexible schedule in order to provide behavioral interventions and a variety of settings, and explore all possible options to meet with the child prior to office time.
  • All changes in schedule must be reported to the manager in advance.
  • Work “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.
  • Accept additions to caseload as assigned
Maintains daily logs of behavioral progress and relay information to team members, supervisors, and other staff.
  • Ensure all documentation is completed legibly, professionally, and submitted in a timely manner
  • Participate 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
  • Including, but is not limited to, attending scheduled trainings, seminars, and self-education (reading, journal articles, and books, etc.)
  • Cooperate fully with on-site monitoring by supervisors to ensure quality services are provided to the children
  • Training and supervision as required by Managed Care Organization (MCO).
  • Perform other related duties and activities as required.
 

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


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.
  • Successful clearance of local and/or state background checks 
  • Successful clearance of 2-3 professional references
  • Travel within your case load as required
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
 
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.
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