TSS Therapeutic Support Staff

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: Claire Myers – BHRS Coordinator

Behavior Specialist Consultant/Mobile Therapist

Contracted position
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 

Responsibilities include:

  • 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

 Clearances:

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 Claire Myers at clairel@centralmhmr.org

Recovery Coach – Case Management

Position Qualifications:

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.

 Other Requirements:

  • 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.

 Job Duties:

  • 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

 Clearances:

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 davew@centralmhmr.org