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TSS Worker

Description

The TSS Worker will 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. Will work within the EIBI, a Pennsylvania IBHS-ABA Program that serves young children from birth to 6 with Autism Spectrum Disorders all throughout Allegheny County (clinicians drive between assignments). 

The hire for this will ideally have ASD and ABA experience, but it is not required to qualify. This regular full-time position. The schedule for this position will be Monday through Friday, during daylight hours. Weekends and evenings are not required

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


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  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • 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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