Therapeutic Support Staff

Behavior Health Department

The Juvenile Justice Center of Philadelphia (JJC) is a non-profit, multi-service organization dedicated to the safety and welfare of vulnerable children, youth and families in greater Philadelphia area. We provide an array of intervention, prevention, and community based services to children, youth, and families who are in need of supportive services. JJC has a Therapeutic Support Staff (TSS) opening in our Coulter Street office.

Job Summary

The TSS is an integral team member of the Behavior Health department. A TSS provides individualized therapeutic support to a child (or group of children) served in our BHRS program. A TSS is an integral member of a child’s treatment team and works collaboratively with other team members to implement intensive, behaviorally based treatment strategies and interventions. Children served range in age from 4-21.

The TSS utilizes a strength based approach to empower children with emotional and behavioral needs to thrive. Specifically, our programs serve children with the following diagnosis (which is including but not limited to): Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, and severe emotional disturbance. Services provided support integration or reintegration into least restrictive school, home, and community based settings.

TSS delivers services within the child’s educational, community, and/or home environment and implements the child’s individual resiliency plan created by Behavior Specialist, and delivers evidence based strategies and interventions designed to address challenging behaviors. Assignments may be subject to change based on staffing need and/or a child’s clinical progress.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in one (1) of the following disciplines: Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Education, Criminal Justice, or other Human Service field. If one of the above degrees is held, no work experience is required.

OR

Bachelor’s degree in another related field with one year verified full-time paid working experience with direct care to children and/or adolescents.

OR

Associate’s degree or 60 Credits toward a bachelor’s degree or a Licensed Practical Nurse with three (3) years verified full-time paid work experience working in direct contact with children/adolescents is required

Participation in at least 20 hours of documented in service training hours per year.

Valid Act 34, Act 151 and Act 114 clearances

Valid driver’s license with access to an automobile, preferred or ability to utilize public transportation.

JJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, embracing diversity and inclusion in all of its services

The position is Fee-For-Service and cases are allocated on an as needed basis. Cases are not guaranteed and the position is a contracted position. Organization benefits do not apply.

How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirement to hrdepartment@juvenilejustice.org