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TSS Worker

Description

Provide direct mental health services for children and adolescents (under 21 years of age) in their home and/or community setting who are on the verge of an acute crisis or in the midst of a chronic cycle of major crises which places the patient at-risk of psychiatric hospitalization, out-of-home placement, and/or a more restrictive educational setting.

The ideal candidate for this position will have prior experience with ABA and/or Autism experience, however it is not a requirement. This is a Monday through Friday daylight position. 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Collaborate with other members of the multidisciplinary treatment team and other professionals working in the home or in other community settings and participate in inter-agency service planning meetings, when possible.
  • Provide direct mental health services for children and adolescents (under 21 years of age) in their home and/or community setting who are on the verge of an acute crisis or in the midst of a chronic cycle of major crises which places the patient at-risk of psychiatric hospitalization, out-of-home placement, and/or a more restrictive educational setting.
  • Inform supervisor and treatment team promptly of any unexpected or unusual change in client functioning, i.e., behavior, family stressors, living situation, etc.
  • Assist parents in the implementation of behavioral programs designed by behavioral specialist and/or primary clinician.
  • Provide crisis intervention, immediate behavioral reinforcements, emotional support, time-structured activities, time-out procedures, passive restraint (when necessary), and additional psychosocial rehabilitation activities as prescribed in the treatment plan.
  • Attend periodic staff development training via W.P.I.C.
  • Support family's efforts to stabilize the child or adolescent and promote age-appropriate behavior by working with the family.
  • Follow the individualized treatment plan established for the child or adolescent.
  • Provide 1:1 interventions to a child or adolescent at home, school, day care, YMCA, emergency room, other community-based program, or community setting when the behavior without this intervention would require a more restrictive treatment or educational setting.
  • Attend all mandatory treatment team meetings.
  • Assist teachers in the implementation of behavioral programs designed by behavioral specialist and/or primary clinician.
  • Provide for confidentiality and demonstrate courteous, cooperative, respectful behavior towards children, adolescents and their families.
  • Maintain precise records of all patient contacts and meetings, and report this information accurately and efficiently to supervisors and treatment team.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in psychology, social work, counseling, sociology, education, criminal justice, or similar human service field required WITH one year of experience in a Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP) preferred;
    • OR Bachelors Degree in any other field, WITH at least one year of full-time paid work experience in a job that involved direct contact with children or adolescents;
  • OR Masters Degree in applied behavior analysis, education, psychology, counseling, social work, or related field.
    • If Masters is in an unrelated field, Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Autism Specialization, Early Intervention (EI), Child Development, Developmental or Behavioral Psychology is required;
  • OR Licensed registered nurses, WITH at least one year of full-time paid work experience in a job that involved direct contact with children or adolescents;
  • OR Associate's Degree, or sixty credits toward a Bachelor's Degree, WITH at least three years of full-time paid work experience in a job that involved direct contact with children or adolescents;
  • OR Licensed practical nurses, with at least three years of full-time paid work experience in a job that involved direct contact with children or adolescents


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CCM training is required within 30 days of hire and annually thereafter
 

  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Driver's License
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct