TSS will work with children and their caregivers to provide emotional support across settings. This clinician will work closely with team members to help the child avoid/eliminate inappropriate, threatening behaviors by providing consequences or rewards. TSS will also work with the parent/caregiver in providing therapeutic structure and limits to the child. Daily data recording is required to track progress. Selected applicant will need to attend mandatory TSS training before working with clients.
Experience: 1-3 years in the mental health field
Hours/Schedule: Day and evening availability; may require some weekends
Additional Requirements: (Driver’s license, specific computer training, Medicare certification, etc. required?) Own form of transportation, Spanish-speaking a plus, FBI clearance, Child Abuse Clearance, PA Criminal Background Check
Contact: Dana Walker
Master’s Degree in Human Services filed required
Willingness to travel to various locations within Montgomery County
Basic computer knowledge and working knowledge of Microsoft Word
Experience working with children with diagnosis on Autism Spectrum needed
Behavioral Specialist License preferred
Spanish-speaking a plus
Completing treatment plans and BHRS packets
Conducting in-home and in-school visits
Assessing behavioral needs and formulating behavior management charts/plans
Working collaborating with families, schools, and office staff in order to ensure child’s success across settings
Attending and conducting interagency meetings
In accordance with state regulations, all prospective employees must provide a copy of their Federal Criminal History Record (DPW FBI Background Check), PA Criminal Background Check and PA Child Abuse Clearance prior to a job offer being extended. Please see the following links for instructions on how to apply for these clearances:
Federal Criminal History Record – https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_dpw.htm
PA Criminal Background Check – https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp
PA Child Abuse Clearance – http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/ucmprd/groups/webcontent/documents/form/s_001762.pdf
**Please note that the Child Abuse Clearance must be mailed and cannot be completed online**
NOTE: In accordance with new state regulations, current Central employees will have to reapply for any of the above clearances that are over 1 year old, if chosen for this position.
Resumes and inquiries to Dana Walker
A Recovery Coach will have one of the following:
- A Bachelor’s degree with major course work in sociology, social work, psychology, criminal justice, counseling.
- Be a registered nurse
- A high school diploma and 12 semester credit hours in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, counseling or other social sciences plus 2 years in direct contact with mental health consumers.
- Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
Position Overview: Provides flexible, community-based services that are designed to promote the empowerment, recovery, and community integration of adults who have serious mental health challenges by partnering with them to direct their own recovery and advocacy process, by coaching and supporting the acquisition and utilization of skills needed to facilitate the individual’s recovery, and in linking to available services and resources, including informal supports. The recovery coach will assure that services are individualized, strengths and needs based, culturally sensitive and responsive, and goal driven.
- Partnering with identified consumers to assist, encourage, and support their recovery through ongoing assessments, including recovery and prevention plans, strengths-assessments and other recovery tools
- Collaborating with treatment team, including therapists, program coordinators, psychiatrists, wellness recovery team, peer support, and other stakeholders providing the best possible team approach to recovery
- Linking to community and other resources and to support individuals in identifying and accessing formal and informal resources independently
- Assisting consumers in obtaining and maintaining housing
- Maintaining production rates to meet the program’s expectations
- Completing documentation and other paperwork in a timely and professional manner as well as to comply with Central’s standards and state licensing requirements
- Promoting the recovery philosophy in our daily activities
In accordance with state regulations, all prospective employees must provide a copy of their Federal Criminal History Record (DHS FBI Background Check), PA Criminal Background Check and PA Child Abuse Clearance prior to a job offer being extended.
NOTE: Effective 2/24/2014, current Central employees will not have to reapply for any of the above clearances that are over 1 year old, if chosen for this position.
If you are interested in this position or have further inquiries, please contact Dave Wilkinson at 610-277-4600 x172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NAMI PA Montgomery County, works to provide help, hope and healing for those affected by mental illness.
Montgomery County PA NAMI
Montgomery County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities has released a great guide to services available in the area. See the following Roadmaps To Recovery for lots of great resources.