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Residential Treatment Assistant I

Type: (Full-time)

Job Summary

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To promote the mission of PATH to help individuals achieve a more independent and fulfilling life by being an effective team member.  The RTA provides direct care including support, structure, assistance, skill training and therapeutic interventions, in groups and with individuals, in collaboration with RTF treatment team.

Specific Duties

  1. Provide supervision of residents at all times
  2. Maintain a supportive, therapeutic relationship with each resident
  3. Be aware of each resident’s service plan, history, medications, current needs and any special accommodations required by the resident
  4. Act as a role model at all times, maintaining appropriate boundaries and demonstrating effective communication skills
  5. Maintain clear and consistent expectations of each resident while maintaining a safe, supportive environment
  6. Implement, on a consistent basis, direct service interventions as defined in the individual’s service and psychiatric rehabilitation plans
  7. Oversee and actively assist in the completion of household chores ensuring the home is neat and clean at all times
  8. Maintain open and ongoing collaboration and communication with all team members including the therapist, psychiatrist, nurse and psych rehab specialist
  9. Maintain ongoing communication with each resident’s family/significant others utilizing diplomacy and tact and creating a welcoming environment
  10. Ensure any family concerns are shared immediately with a supervisor
  11. Participate in household shopping
  12. Coordinate, facilitate and engage in regular social activities both on and off campus with the residents
  13. Transport and accompany residents to appointments and activities, as assigned
  14. Provide program/shift coverage as assigned
  15. Upon successful completion of training, monitor residents taking their prescribed medications
  16. Provide crisis intervention in a calm therapeutic manner when indicated
  17. Upon successful completion of training and in accordance with PATH policies and procedures, implement approved manual restrictive procedures if absolutely necessary to prevent a resident from harming himself or others
  18. Follow the ‘When to Call a Supervisor’ protocol which includes immediately contacting a supervisor, or the on call supervisor, regarding any incidents, issues or concerns
  19. Participate in scheduled meetings to include:  stakeholder’s meetings, case conferences and community meetings
  20. As assigned, schedule necessary medical and dental appointments for residents
  21. Collaborate with schools or other programs residents attend
  22. Ensure all required documentation is completed in timely, comprehensive and legible manner and in accordance with PATH policies and procedures


High school diploma or equivalent or BA/BS degree in social services or related field. 1 – 2 years of direct experience working with youth, preferably with individuals who have co-occurring disorders.  Must be 21 years old or older with a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive agency vehicle.  Child abuse clearance, DPW COGENT, physical & TB test within 60 days of hire required.


Residential Treatment Program for Young Adults, Philadelphia




$26,478 with high school diploma
$33,634 with BA/BS degree in social services related field

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