NHS Human Services, Inc. Therapeutic Staff Support in Kittanning, Pennsylvania

NHS is Growing!!!

With a rich tradition spanning almost 50 years, NHS is at the forefront of providing care and services to people with special needs. Today NHS, through its subsidiaries, is a leading provider of community-based, non-profit education and human services. More than 10,000 employees provide care to almost 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, and Michigan. NHS has developed a unique continuum of care providing services in the areas of mental health, addictive diseases, education, foster care and permanency, autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities and many more specialized programs.

General Responsibilities

  • Work one on one with the child or adolescent, targeting child specific antecedent, behavioral/teaching, consequent, reinforcement strategies as identified in the treatment plan

  • Responsible for the implementation of prescribed interventions to stabilize the child or adolescent as well as lending support for family efforts to stabilize the child or adolescent

  • Promote developmentally and/or age appropriate behavior

  • Model intervention techniques for members of the treatment team (i.e., the parent, grandparent, care givers, teachers, Personal Care Aide) for the transfer of skills which allows for successful discharge of services

  • Work with other members of the treatment team and other professionals working in the home or other community settings, this includes the family

  • Collects behavioral and program data during session, from each environment

  • Maintains progress notes for every billable contact

  • Other responsibilities as assigned

  • Bachelor's Degree in psychology, social work, counseling, sociology, education, or related field OR,

  • Bachelor's Degree in any other field or Licensed Register Nurse, with the equivalent of at least one (1) year of full-time paid work experience in a job that involves contact with children or adolescents in a therapeutic setting; OR,

  • Associate's Degree, or sixty (60) credits toward a Bachelor's Degree, or Licensed Practical Nurse with the equivalent of at least three year of full-time paid work experience in a job that involves contact with children or adolescents in a therapeutic setting

  • Experience working in a team environment

  • Ability to work with minimal direction and complete required assessments

  • Ability to follow prescribed treatment plans

  • Ability to complete a minimum of 20 training hours per year

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to connect with children, adolescents, families and community resources to provide therapeutic support to our clients

*This is a field position and requires a valid driver's license and a reliable vehicle.