Therapeutic Staff Support
Job Description Position Name: Therapeutic Staff Support Description: Join the team at TW Ponessa & Associates Counseling Services, Inc. to provide mental health services to children and adolescents in the home, school and community settings. The Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS) employee gives one-on-one support to emotionally disturbed children or adolescents. The main goals of the TSS are to follow the treatment plan, help the child/adolescent eliminate inappropriate behavior(s), provide emotional support to the child, and assist those responsible for the child in fostering greater independence and socially responsible behavior. The TSS will encourage social integration and participation in group activities. He or she will use rewards and consequences to achieve goals and will record data and chart progress of the child/adolescent. TSS services are supportive, time-limited, one-to-one planned behavioral health interventions directed by a detailed treatment plan. TSS services are to be used for children/adolescents who have been diagnosed with serious emotional disturbance, for whom it is determined that use of professional services alone (eg, outpatient psychotherapy, MT, or family based rehabilitation services) is insufficient to meet established needs. TSS services are to be used when these other resources and services are documented within the psychological or psychiatric evaluation as insufficient or inadequate to meet the needs of the child/adolescent and family, or as a step down from a more restrictive setting to reinforce the effect of treatment and help establish the family/community support the child/adolescent needs. The child/adolescent presents social, emotional or behavioral issues that result in impairment that substantially interferes with or limits the child/adolescent's role or functioning in family, school, or community activities. The services may be provided in a variety of settings, including a group home, and non-secure juvenile justice placement. Enjoy a flexible schedule and receive ongoing training throughout the year! Full and Part time positions available. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Bachelor's Degree in Human Services field or Bachelor's Degree in other field and 1 year full-time paid child/adolescent experience or Associate Degree plus 3 years of full-time paid child/adolescent experience or 60 college credits with 3 years full-time paid child/adolescent experience or RN with 1 year full-time paid child/adolescent experience or LPN with 3 year's full-time paid child/adolescent experience. Work Experience: Prior experience must be full-time, paid working experience with children/adolescents, if degree is not in the Human Services field. Clearances: (Prospective employee must have the following clearances before servicing clients.) 1. PA State Child Abuse Clearance (Upon hire, before working with clients, and every year thereafter) 2. Pennsylvania State Criminal Background Check (Upon hire, before working with clients, and every year thereafter) 3. FBI Clearance Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short term disability, Paid Time Off, and Paid Holidays, for full-time employees after the first 90 days of employment. Potential Benefits for New Employees: Potential Sign On Bonus and/or 2 FREE Months of Healthcare (For Employee Only). Ask us about our new guaranteed pay for Full-Time TSS's throughout the 12-month calendar year! Company Description Since 1991, TW Ponessa & Associates Counseling Services, Inc. has set the bar in the field by being recognized and respected as a premier mental health agency. We are dedicated to providing guidance for the safety, well-being, and permanency for children, adults, families. We provide effective treatment services to children, adolescents, and adults throughout South Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania. The practice has developed programs and services to include; Mental Health Outpatient Services, School-Based Outpatient Services, Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services, Drug and Alcohol Outpatient Services, Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Management, and a Children's Acute Partial Hospital Program. TW Ponessa & Associates is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to provide services in Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, York, Cumberland, Perry and Chester Counties. Additionally, TW Ponessa & Associates holds contracts and agreements with county case management agencies, school districts, other community-based providers and managed care organizations. The staff of TW Ponessa & Associates have demonstrated their commitment to their clients and have enabled TW Ponessa & Associates to become one of the most comprehensive and dedicated providers of mental health services. Join our team as we continue to "Help people back into the Swing of Life!"