Position Summary: Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS) provides specialized behavioral services directed by a detailed treatment plan and under the direction of a BSC, who is responsible for the treatment plan.
Summary of Essential Position Functions (Goal Based):
- Provide one-on-one behavioral interventions to client
- Assist parent/caregiver and/or teacher with implementation of behavior plan
- Monitor client’s behaviors emphasized in the treatment plan; intervene and redirect challenging behaviors
- Collaborate with team members and must work in context of transferring skills to others
- Attend monthly treatment team meetings with client, family and treatment team
- Provide services within authorized amount of hours & Complete all paperwork within policy time frames
- Attend staff meetings & mandatory trainings as necessary and comply with all BHRS policies
- Attend trainings (must have twenty (20) hours per year if an experienced TSS; non experienced need thirty-nine (39) hours of training within the first six (6) months of hire)
- TSS with less than six months of previous TSS experience must receive six hours of on-site assessment & assistance by a qualified supervisor. TSS with more than six months of previous TSS experience must receive three hours of assessment/assistance by a qualified supervisor.
- Ability to develop therapeutic rapport with treatment team, clients and families
- Attend weekly supervision with Masters level mental health professional
- Travel to and from client sites to perform services (100% travel required)
- Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications: This position requires individuals that are client focused; team oriented; great interpersonal and communication skills; dependable; problem solving skills; organizational skills; focused on compliance and performance quality. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- A Bachelor’s Degree in a human service field (Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Education or similar human services) with no previous work experience, or
- A Bachelor’s Degree in any other field with the equivalent of at least one (1) year full-time paid work experience in a job that involved direct contact with children or adolescents, or
- Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) with the equivalent of at least one (1) year full-time paid work experience in a job that involved direct contact with children or adolescents, or
- Licensed as a Practical Nurse (LPN) with the equivalent of at least three (3) years full-time paid work experience in a job that involved direct contact with children or adolescents, or
- An Associate’s Degree or sixty (60) college credits with the equivalent of at least three (3) years paid full-time experience in a job that involved direct contact with children or adolescents
- Clearances for Child Abuse, FBI and State Criminal, as well as CPR/First Aid Certification
Full-time work with children/adolescents means: MH, MR, early intervention, children & youth, juvenile justice system, education, drug and alcohol, daycare or health systems.
- Must be able to intervene and control agitated clients through non-physical interventions. Hazards include risk of exposure to disease and risk of physical injury associated with clients who have the potential to act out or lose control
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