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Outpatient Social Skills Group Therapy Aide – Sharpsburg

The Watson Institute is hiring a casual outpatient social skills group therapy aide at the Sharpsburg location, located 6 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA. Openings are available for the session on Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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Location: Sharpsburg, PA

200 Linden Avenue, Sharpsburg, PA 15215

Group Therapy Aide Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist a Mental Health Therapist in providing group therapy to children/adolescents who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Supervise children/adolescents during group therapy lessons/activities under the direction of a Mental Health Therapist
  • Assist in the implementation of behavior management techniques
  • Assist children/adolescents in developing social skills and facilitate development of peer interactions
  • Relate to group participants using effective interpersonal skills; contribute to the smooth operation of group activities/lessons
  • Cooperation and collaboration with a Mental Health Therapist supervisor
  • Communicate with staff and families in a positive and professional manner

Therapy Aide Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Some college credits towards a degree in a related field (e.g. Education, Special Education, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling) preferred
  • Complete necessary training successfully
  • Current PA Acts 34, 114 and 151 clearances
  • Available to work weekday evenings