VISTA Careers: CCRES

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Make a difference in the life of a child or adult with behavioral health challenges!

CCRES is currently hiring qualified staff to work in schools, homes, and the community.

CCRES specializes in providing over 1,500 professional, dedicated staff members to meet the needs of children and adults challenged by autism, behavioral health issues, mental illness, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and physical disabilities. It works in collaboration with school districts, intermediate units, and the behavioral health system.

There are numerous advantages to a CCRES career, including paid training by subject matter experts; high hourly wages; 403(b) plan with employer match; and the gratifying opportunity to help individuals with special needs.

CCRES is hiring qualified staff for the following positions:

Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

The Personal Care Assistant (PCA) is a field employee position, working all student days during the school calendar year. The starting rate for this role is a generous $20 per hour.

PCAs provide one-to-one assistance to children/adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders in the school setting, based on the medical needs of the client. Prompt intervention is also a key skill, to address issues of behavior management, conflict resolution, and anger management.

Success in this career also hinges on peer interaction skills based on IEP goals or school-supplied behavioral treatment plans provided by school officials or a Behavior Specialist Consultant. 

Learn more about the Personal Care Assistant position.

Eligibility Specialist – Downingtown

The Eligibility Specialist coordinates and manages a caseload of working families to help them with eligibility for subsidized childcare. In addition, these professionals connect qualified families to local county service providers and manage positive relationships in the community.

The role requires occasional travel to early learning resource centers in Phoenixville, Coatesvill, and West Grove.

The reporting schedule for this position is 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday. It comes with paid time off an 11 paid annual holidays.

Learn more about the Eligibility Specialist position.

Mobile Therapist

The Mobile Therapist (MT) is an independent contractor and a member of the interdisciplinary clinical team for Intensive Behavioral Health Services.

There is an urgent need for mobile therapists in Marcus Hook, Upper Darby and Wallingford.  

The mobile therapist will:

  • Provide individual and family psychotherapy in the home environment.
  • Provide insight into family dynamics and provide assistance in the development of adaptive skills in order for the client to take a more positive role in the family.
  • Provide clinical progress notes and develop psychotherapy plan.
  • Work after-school/early evening hours, usually with 1 – 2 hours per week for each client’s family, and ability to build a caseload of multiple clients.

Candidates for this position must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Pennsylvania licensed psychologist, professional counselor, marriage and family therapist or clinical social worker.
  • Pennsylvania licensed social worker or behavior specialist and have a graduate degree that required a clinical or mental health direct service practicum.
  • Have a minimum of 1 year of full-time experience in providing mental health direct services to children, youth or young adults and a graduate degree with at least 9 credits specific to clinical practice in psychology, social work or counseling from an accredited college/university.
  • Completed a clinical or mental health direct service practicum and have a graduate degree from an accredited university with at least 9 credits specific to clinical practice in clinical psychology, social work, education, counseling, or related field.
  • Experience working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder is preferred.

Clearances are required for this position.

Learn more about the Mobile Therapist position.

Find out more about other qualified staff opportunities with CCRES.

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