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T.S.S. in Philadelphia, PA at Resources For Human Development, Inc.

Date Posted: 2/16/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Part-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    2/16/2019

Job Description

Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS)            

Job Summary: Provide therapeutic, behavioral support for clients experiencing marked decompensation or requiring outside placement without immediate and intensive intervention.  Some instances will also include providing immediate intervention for certain clients; such as upon discharge from hospitalization. TSS implement individualized, behavioral reinforcement and modification as indicated in the treatment plan devised by the Behavior Specialist Consultant (BSC) (in some cases in collaboration with MT if also assigned to the case), and treatment team.
  
Essential Duties and Functions
Duties and Activities:
 
Clinical Intervention
  • Provide one on one intensive, behaviorally based interventions as dictated by BSC (in some cases in collaboration with the MT if also assigned to the case), and as written in treatment plan. Adhere precisely to interventions in the treatment plan.
  • Adhere to clinical prescription authorized by funder (CBH) as it pertains to hours and date ranges.
  • Adhere precisely to scheduled working hours and communicate any changes to the BSC (in some instances in collaboration with the MT if also assigned to the case).
    • At times, contacting the Staffing Coordinator, Project Director (PD)/Program Supervisor will be necessary.
 
Documentation
  • Provide a written clinical progress note for each encounter with client, written in adherence to agency guidelines. 
  • Provide all progress notes to supervisor (BSC/MT) during each weekly supervision meeting for clinical review. 
  • Record all time on the correct billing sheets in its entirety and accurately. Obtain authorized signatures on billing sheets, following EVERY encounter with client. 
  • Follow all agency guidelines pertaining to timekeeping, documentation and record keeping.
 
Supervision
  • Attend weekly one hour group supervision provided by the Project Director (PD), if employed twenty hours per week or more. 
  • Attend weekly one half hour supervision provided by the Project Director (PD), if employed less than twenty hours per week.
  • Attend weekly one hour supervision provided by the BSC (in some instances in collaboration with the MT if also assigned to the case), if employed twenty hours per week or more. 
  • Attend weekly one half hour supervision provided by the BSC, if employed less than twenty hours per week.
  • Additional, individual supervision may be provided by the BSC/MT, Project Director/Program Supervisor as needed.
 Training
  • A new TSS worker must receive 15 hours of training prior to working with children and adolescents. 
  • An additional 24 hours of training is required within the first six months of working with children and adolescents. 
  • Another 20 hours of training is required each year after the first year of employment.
  • RHD Passive Restraint Policy - RHD has a "hands-off" policy. When a client is in crisis which may pose a harm to themselves and/or others, please refer to the crisis plan identified in the treatment plan.  
    
Qualifications
Education:        

BA/BS (Psychology, Social Work, Education, Criminal Justice, or a related
human service field)
                                                                                        (Or)
Persons with a Bachelor's Degree in any other field who have one year of paid work experience that involved direct contact with children and adolescents.
                                                                                             (Or)
Persons with an Associate's Degree, or sixty credits towards a degree, who have three years experience in paid work that involved direct contact with children and adolescents.
       (Or)
Licensed registered nurses who have one year experience in paid work that involved direct contact with children and adolescents.
                                                                                             (Or)
Licensed practical nurses who have three years in paid work that involved direct contact with children and adolescents.
Clearances:
 
1.         Child Abuse Clearance (updated every 3 years)
2.         Criminal Clearance (updated every 3 years)
3.         FBI Clearance (updated every 3 years)
 
Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.