Jan 27, 2020

Therapeutic Staff Support

  • Merakey
  • 265 E Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125, USA
Administration Education Health Care Installation - Maint - Repair Nonprofit - Social Services Nurse Other Professional Services

Job Description

Merakey is currently seeking a Therapeutic Support Staff to join our Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services division in Philadelphia County.


Therapeutic Support Staff (TSS) workers are responsible for providing one-on-one mental health services to at-risk children and adolescents.


These children generally have an emotional or mental disturbance and may have spent time in an out-of-home treatment facility. TSS workers provide services in schools, in the child's home or in the community.

 Responsibilities include:

  • Help the child/adolescent eliminate inappropriate behavior(s)
  • Give one-on-one support to children or adolescents with special learning needs
  • Follow the treatment plan
  • Help the child/adolescent eliminate inappropriate behavior(s)
  • Provide emotional support to the child
  • Assist those responsible for the child in fostering greater independence and socially responsible behavior
  • Encourage social integration and participation in group activities
  • Document/Record data and chart progress of the child/adolescent
  • Work under the clinical supervision of one or more Master's level therapists (BSC/MT)



  • Work/Life Balance
  • Competitive Compensation Plans
  • Opportunities for professional growth and advancement
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short/Long Term Disability Coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • 403B Retirement Plan (with company matching)
  • Marketplace Savings Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Programs
  • 24-Hour Nurse Hotline
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Generous Paid Time Off (for qualifying positions)
  • Stability that coincides with working for a national leader in education and human services



Merakey offers a continuum of care in behavioral health (includes mental health and addictive diseases), integrating services in both community and site-based settings. These services provide a wide range of recovery focused treatment, services, and supports for children and adults.

Site/Clinic Based Services

  • The Center for Hope
  • Outpatient
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Parents and Children Together (PACT)
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
  • Psychiatric/Socialization Rehabilitation for Hope
  • Residential Services for Children and Adults

Community Based Services

  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT)
  • Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS)
  • Case Management / Recovery Coaching
  • Community Health Liaison (CHL)
  • Community and School Based Behavioral Health (CSBBH)
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Substance Use Disorder Services
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment Team (DDTT)
  • Family Based Mental Health Services
  • Therapeutic Family Care
  • Foster Care Plus
  • Peer Support
  • Student Assistance Program (SAP)
  • Supported Employment
  • Supports for Permanency (SFP)

For more information on each individual service, please visit: https://www.merakey.org/services-behavioral-health.html



Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country.

We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.

We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential.

With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan, Texas, California, and Tennessee.


Merakey is an Equal Opportunity Employer!


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In addition to completing your application, please feel free to email your resume directly to our recruiter at montara.tyler@merakey.org.

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