THERAPEUTIC STAFF SUPPORT (TSS) Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Sociology, Education, Criminal Justice, or similar human service field, with no previous work experience; or
A Bachelor's Degree in any other field, with the equivalent of at least one year of full-time paid work experience in a job that involved direct contact with children and/or adolescents; or
An Associate's Degree or sixty credits toward a Bachelor's Degree, with the equivalent of at least three years of full-time paid work experience in a job that involved direct contact with children and/or adolescents
Act 33 & 34 & FBI Fingerprint Clearances
Strong Communication and Documentation Skills
MOBILE THERAPIST (MT)
An MT is a licensed mental health professional or an individual with a graduate levelmental health degree (i.e., may include a degree in the field of education, juvenile justice, pastoral counseling, or human services). All MTs must have participated in a clinical practicum in the mental health field; orhave at least 12 graduate credits in counseling; or at least 2 years paid experience providing clinical supervised treatment to children with mental illness or serious emotional disturbance.
MTs with a clinical practicum or at least 12 graduate credits in counseling must haveat least one year experience; in a CASSP system (i.e., employed by or under contract to CYS/F, JuvenileJustice, Mental Health, Special Education, or D & A) working with children; or employed by a licensed mental health services agency or subcontracted agency.
All MT's must have Act 33/34 and FBI fingerprint clearances prior to the provision of services andannually thereafter.
A BSC must be a licensed psychologist; a mental health professional with a certification in ABA or other national certification associated with behavior management recognized by DPW; or have a master’s degree that includes at least 12 graduate level credit hours in course work related to behavioral management theory, interventions, protocols, or techniques.
All BSC’s must have at least one-year post-graduate direct experience providing clinically supervised treatment to children.
All BSC’s must have at least one year post-graduate experience practicing behavioral interventions, protocols, or techniques (this may be concurrent with the above described post-graduate clinically supervised treatment).
All BSC’s must have Act 33/34 and FBI fingerprint clearances prior to the provision of services and annually thereafter.
MASTER'S LEVEL FAMILY BASED THERAPIST Qualifications: Posess a Graduate degree in Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work, Nusring, Education, Rehabilitation or any Graduate degree in the field of human services plus two years experience in a CASSP system program or
Be a licensed RN with five years experience including two years experience in a CASSP system program plus have certification by the Department of Public Welfare, Office of Mental Health (OMH) as a mental health family based worker or
Posess a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Nursing, Rehabiliation, Education, Pre-Med, Theology, or Anthropology plus certification by OMH as a mental health family based worker
Bachelor's Level Family Based Therapist Qualifications: Must have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Nursing, Rehabilitation, Pre-Med, Theology, or Anthropology plus one year of experience in as CASSP system program or
Have 12 college level semester hours in humanities or social services plus one year of experience in a CASSP system program and be enrolled for certification by OMH as a mental health family based worker or
Be a licensed RN plus have one year of experience in a CASSP system program and be enrolled for certification by OMH as a mental health family based worker.
Websites for Clearances & FBI Fingerprinting:
The following can be obtained online:
FBI Fingerprint - www.pa.cogentid.com
PA Criminal Record Check - www.epatch.state.pa.us
PA Child Abuse History Clearance - www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS