Critical Incident Caseworker

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a related field

Work Experience

  • Two years in community child welfare services within the mental health realm required

Supervisory Requirements

  • None

Status

  • Full-time; Non-Exempt

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of professional standards governing child welfare critical services
  • Must possess the knowledge of kinship foster care programs and client/family services
  • Must have experience in crisis prevention and intervention services
  • Must possess the ability to work cooperatively with direct care staff
  • Must possess the ability to work cooperatively with Allegheny Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families
  • Must be able to intervene in emergency situations
  • Must have experience in developing training curriculum for staff and foster parent enrichment
  • Must have experience in working with families and staff of various backgrounds with a primary focus on families of African American heritage.
  • Must have provided services directly to children and families
  • Knowledge or experience in different types of therapy preferred (ex. Art or music therapy)
  • Ability to make clinical recommendations based off assessments utilized

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implement and facilitate critical case management and intervention plans for children and families
  • Develop critical case management plans and interventions for children struggling to adapt and adjust to the foster care system
  • Conduct critical case management service and consultation within various settings with the kinship triad to identify challenges that contribute to healing and overall well being of children and families
  • Complete assessment instruments that assist the kinship family to recognize strengths that promote individual well being, family preservation and enhance family functioning.
  • Observe and assess progress in service plans working with families to sustain that progress independent of critical case management services
    Refer the family to community based mental health services if specialized mental health services are necessary
    Act as a consultant in case reviews with ASCI case management staff facilitating Critical Case Conferences and quality review meetings
  • Provide case management services to Point of Contact cases with complex clinical needs.
  • Participate in all clinical departmental goals and tasks (example: mental health awareness campaign, mental health training development, etc).
  • Responsible for participating in an on-call rotation
  • The ability to make clinical recommendations based on assessments conducted on the client.
  • The ability to advocate on behalf the identified client that you are working with to ensure that their needs are being met
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Registered and insured vehicle
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Current Act 33, Police Clearances and FBI Clearances
  • City/County travel
  • Medical examination and TB screening

This position requires a flexible work schedule to include evenings and weekends.

Reports to Supervisor of CFS (In-home Clinical Services)

A Second Chance is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious; national origin or ancestry; sex; gender identity or expression; sexual orientation disability; marital status; familial status; age (40 or over); or use of a guide or support animal because of blindness, deafness or physical disability of any individual or independent contractor or because of the disability of an individual with whom the person is known to have an association; or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

Patient Care Specialist

Job Title: Patient Care Specialist
Status: Full-Time/Exempt/40 hours per week requiring flexibility/grant-funded
Compensation: $41,600 annual salary plus generous paid time off and benefits package

Organization Description:

Prevention Point Pittsburgh (PPP) is a non-profit organization that seeks to improve the health and safety of individuals who use drugs through the provision of public health services. By both practicing and advocating for harm reduction approaches to substance use, PPP aims to empower individuals and communities to respond to substance use with compassion and understanding.

Position Summary:

The Patient Care Specialist will primarily provide support, assistance, and follow-up for program participants who receive healthcare services from PPP through the mobile medical services project.  The mobile medical services project provides wound care, buprenorphine prescribing, pregnancy testing, referral to other levels of care, and dispensing of antibiotics and over the counter medications and supplements via a medical van at four weekly sites. Additional responsibilities of the Patient Care Specialist will include assisting with the logistical operations of the medical van and supporting the medical providers (contracted through Allegheny Health Network’s [AHN’s] Center for Inclusion Health) as appropriate.

The position is part of a five-year grant funded by SAMHSA, in partnership with AHN’s Center for Inclusion Health. Work activities will take place primarily in the field, including outdoor settings.

Responsibilities:

  • Be present to staff PPP medical van sites to engage with individuals who receive services from the medical van.
  • Regularly meet with program participants who receive services from medical providers at the medical van sites to assist with pre-appointment and post-appointment needs and maintain grant-required documentation.
  • Manage medication refills and pharmacy partnerships.
  • Check in patients according to established procedures, help assess their needs and update information for provider use. This may include help with scheduling appointments on the van, connecting and scheduling with other providers, planning for future appointments, medication management, etc.
  • Be available at medical van sites to support program participants as well as medical providers and other staff and provide support for the operation of services, including driving the van.
  • Assist with maintenance and upkeep of the medical van including registrations and inspections and all equipment and supplies.
  • Participate in regular discussions with medical providers and social workers regarding the provision and coordination of care for patients or potential patients.
  • Prospect and engage in strategic partnerships with individuals in other organizations in order to establish relationships that result in the ability to refer participants to other levels of care.
  • Manage program data, including Protected Health Information with all appropriate protections.
  • Receive and facilitate referrals to medical van services.
  • Be genuine, engaging, and trustworthy when interacting with program participants.
  • Exemplify professionalism when working with partner agencies and authorities.
  • Be accountable and responsive to program participants, partners, coworkers, and agency.
  • Function as a team member and share in other responsibilities as required, including but not limited to attending events, obtaining training, undertaking research, and other duties as assigned.
  • Attend and participate in regular staff meetings.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Commitment to harm reduction philosophy and organizational mission.
  • Understanding of and experience in clinical settings, patient-facing roles preferred. Working knowledge of AthenaNet preferred; some experience in any electronic medical record (EMR) system required.
  • Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS and/or CFRS) or willingness to be trained and certified in first year required.
  • Accuracy and efficiency in maintaining necessary records, managing time, and establishing and maintaining boundaries appropriate for a harm reduction setting.
  • Ability to ask for support from team and supervisor when needed.
  • Understanding of safer injection practices, overdose prevention, testing procedures, disease transmission, and general substance use topics.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; accuracy in documentation and data entry.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team building, leadership, and oral and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to work independently and creatively solve problems as they arise.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and in compliance with applicable laws.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, attend required engagements, receive feedback, and meet deadlines.
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, email, and other core applications.
  • Completion of all required trainings and certifications.
  • A valid and unrestricted PA driver’s license for the duration of employment, as well as ability to be insured under agency’s policy (disqualifications generally include DUI/DWI or other reckless driving convictions in the last five years or more than two at-fault accidents in the last three years).
  • Lifting 25 pounds, driving, sitting, standing, and climbing stairs are frequently necessary.
  • Experience in previous harm reduction settings is preferred but not required.

People with personal or family experience with substance use, criminal (in)justice involvement, homelessness, and/or sex work; people of color, women, and members of the LGBTQIA+ communities; and people living with HIV/AIDS and/or Hepatitis C are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants will not be asked personal details about citizenship, arrest or incarceration history, or drug use.

To Apply:

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to hire@pppgh.org. Please include in the subject line “Patient Care Specialist.” Application will close once an appropriate pool of candidates has been identified. Applications will not be accepted in-person or by mail. Inquiries regarding this posting or updates on the hiring process may be directed to the email above – please do not call or drop by the office or service locations.

Please review www.pppgh.org prior to applying.

Psychiatric Nurse (Diversion and Acute Stabilization) Casual

Join the TCV Team!  TCV Community Services is a dynamic organization that provides a continuum of services, care, and support that empowers individuals, families, and communities with behavioral, mental health, substance abuse and/or developmental issues to sustain their recovery and achieve the important possibilities in their lives.

In our Diversion and Acute Stabilization (DAS) Program, we provide short-term residential support for adults 18 years and older.  The program provides support to individuals with daily and living activities, medication/health/well-being needs, and coordination for community involvement.  The program offers a structured residential treatment setting where individuals can make significant improvements in stability while developing the foundation for ongoing recovery.

What to Expect

As a Psychiatric Registered Nurse you will provide care from a health and clinical standpoint for the individuals in our DAS and Partial programs.  The RN is a team member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team and provides psychiatric and general medical coordination with the psychiatrist/prescribers to address their physical and mental illness while in the program.  This person will also provide education and coaching to other staff to ensure the best clinical approaches are used to maximize each individual’s success.

Some responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Meets with prescribers and individual consumers for Mental Health medication check appointments
  • Provides medication monitoring and supportive therapy services, including administration of injectable medications per MD order
  • Works closely with psychiatrist and other members of the treatment team to provide necessary care, including individual/group interventions
  • Collaborates with Service Coordinators to refer consumers to other agency programs and outside resources
  • Maintains medication cabinet, ensures medication counts of controllable medications are being completed, provides medication training, and is responsible for all required documentation within agency and payer standards

Position

Two day a week/daylight hours

Position Requirements

  • Graduate from an approved nursing program and current PA RN license
  • Three years of nursing experience in a behavioral health setting
  • Child and FBI clearances required 

Why TCV Community Services?

  • Competitive wages ($30/hour)
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development
  • Opportunity to be part of an organization that transforms the lives of individuals in the community

You can apply to this position directly through this posting through Indeed or www.tcv.net

 

TCV Community Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

Clinician

Providing a safe and exceptional work environment remains a top priority for Resources for Human Development during these uncertain times. We are continuing to make every effort to create and maintain an environment that is safe by putting our employee’s and client’s health and safety first. RHD will continue to follow 100% of the recommended CDC guidelines to help prevent and stop the spread of COVID-19.

RHD IS OPEN AND HIRING DURING COVID PANDEMIC.  PLEASE FEEL FREE TO APPLY TODAY!

Resources for Human Development’s Mainstay Western PA program is open and hiring a Full-Time Clinician. The Clinician will design and direct the implementation of individualized behavioral treatment plans, goals, and methods of intervention made in conjunction with the family and other team members. Provides supervision to bachelor’s level support staff, consults with family members, and clinical team to implement on-going behavioral interventions.

Advantages of Working with RHD

  • Full Benefits Package (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Generous PTO Plan
  • Free Virtual Fitness Classes
  • Scholarship and Tuition Programs
  • Employee Assistant Program
  • Student loan forgiveness program
  • Discounts on Cell Phone service
  • Retirement Plan

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Acts as part of a multidisciplinary team designed to provide services from a holistic, trauma-informed, clinical, and values-based perspective.
  • Leads the team of multi-discipline professionals in the development and recertification of treatment plans, ISPs, goal setting, and overall treatment objectives for each client on caseload.
  • Responsible for organizing the input from therapists, case managers, funder assigned advocate, program specialists, behavior specialists, direct support staff, program management, medical assessments, psychological assessments, and any other input into a treatment plan with measurable goals, objectives, and outcomes.
  • Provides support to program management in assessing crisis intervention when needed from a trauma-informed perspective.
  • Conducts screening and assessments using validated screening tools to assess for depression, trauma, substance use, and risk/needs associated with criminal risk.
  • Completes all assessments and documentation as required by RHD and others to support current and ongoing services.
  • Participates in quality improvement and training activities for the purpose of compliance and program excellence.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Experience

Two years of experience required.

Required Education

Master’s Degree

Required Qualifications

Clinical Mental Health Licensure preferred but not required.

Program Summary

Mainstay Western PA (WEPA) is a supervised community-based residential program designed to provide a range of established and innovative rehabilitation strategies for adults with developmental disabilities. The program focuses on community and personal safety, accountability, competence, least restrictive alternative, normalization, due process, and control.

Outpatient Director – Milestone Centers

ORGANIZATION: Milestone Centers, Inc.
DEPARTMENT: Outpatient
POSITION: Outpatient  Director
STATUS: Full Time
SCHEDULE / HOURS: Monday – Friday; 37.5 hrs/week
LOCATION: Monroeville
SALARY / WAGES: $70,000-$80,000/year

Milestone Centers, a subsidiary of Partners For Quality Inc., is a nonprofit, community-based human services agency supporting individuals with behavioral health challenges and intellectual & developmental disabilities in communities throughout Western Pennsylvania. Our Agency oversees 20 residential settings, two outpatient offices, three adult training facilities, a prevocational enterprise program, a consumer drop-in center, habilitation services, and two Health Care Quality Units in Butler and Warren, which train professionals in 18 counties. Milestone Centers has earned certification from the Sanctuary Institute for providing trauma-informed care.

The Outpatient Director will be responsible for ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the outpatient treatment department, while maintaining high quality service within budgeted parameters. Duties include but not limited to:

  • Demonstrates and reflects a commitment to the mission and values of Milestone by serving others with respect, dignity, and compassion.
  • Utilizes Sanctuary Model’s shared values, the Seven Commitments, and tools to conduct daily tasks.
  • Manages daily operations of the outpatient unit, including productivity, case assignment, staff selection, training and evaluation, medical record monitoring and coverage.
  • Provides clinical supervision to multidisciplinary staff.
  • Conduct staff meeting and prepare written reports.
  • Maintain survey readiness and coordinate final survey preparations.
  • Monitor psychiatrist’s performance of duties and scheduling.
  • Conduct and monitor quality assurance activities.
  • Lead program development.
  • Keeps outpatient department in compliance with all behavioral health and substance use disorder service regulations.
  • Respond to client complaints.
  • Review and analyze reports related to unit operations and create action plans to address opportunities for improvement.
  • Interface with other departments to ensure effective workflows and efficient provision of services.
  • Provide direct service to a limited caseload of clients.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree in a human service field
  • Three years management experience
  • One of the following Pennsylvania licenses: LSW, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, PsyD.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination

SALARY / WAGES

$70,000-$80,000/year

CASH INCENTIVES

Employees have the opportunity to earn additional money through various incentive programs:

  • $1,000 Employee Referral (for successfully referring someone to employment)

BENEFITS

Full Time employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package:

Part Time employees who work an average amount of hours are eligible for certain benefits:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurances (United Healthcare)$1,200 cash payout option in lieu of Health
  • Insurance coverage
  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • 15 to 27 Paid Days Off / year
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance (AFLAC)
  • Optional 401(k) with Employer match

WORK PERKS!

  • Professional Licensure supervision
  • Credit towards C.E.U.s
  • Paid orientation and training (Medication Administration, CPR, First Aid, etc.)
  • Free parking (select locations)
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Company issued laptops and cell phones for work use
  • Employee Activities, Rewards and Recognition Programs
  • Cell Phone discount (Verizon)
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
  • Credit Union
  • Educational Leave
  • Legal Services (Legal Shield)

APPLY TO THIS POSITION

Interested applicants can choose to apply in any of the following ways:

  • Complete an employment application online
  • Email resumes: Careers@PFQ.org
  • Fax resumes: 412-824-8160
  • Rather call to schedule an interview? 412-446-0776!
  • Drop off resumes or apply in person: Partners For Quality, 250 Clever Road, McKees Rocks, PA 15136.

If you need any assistance or require an accommodation to apply please contact us at 412-446-0700.

Partners For Quality is committed to promoting a safe and healthy workplace for the people we support and for our employees. To protect everyone’s health and ensure the continuity of business operations, Partners For Quality will require all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or provide the required exemption.

Partners For Quality and its family of agencies are an equal opportunity employer

EOE

Master Level Therapist

Responsible to: Assistant Director of Behavioral Health

Job Summary:

Master Level Therapist: The Master Level Therapist position is a non-exempt position. This position is for a person in the social services, clinical or medical field. This position provides direct services and case management to clients and clients at the residential facilities, in their homes, or other locations. The individual position is responsible for notes for third-party billing. The individual provides group, individual, and client therapy to program clients. The individual develops, monitors, and reviews treatment plans, and maintains required clinical documentation for third-party billing. The individual assists clients in identifying their strengths and needs and participates in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the treatment plan. The individual is available for referral sources and clients during times of crisis. The individual is responsible for and will bill for hours maintained.

Job Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt (various positions with similar responsibilities)

Primary Functions:

  • Provides group, individual, and client therapy to program clients.
  • Develops, monitors, and reviews treatment plans based on clinical necessity agency policy and state regulations.
  • Conducts initial interviews, completes psychosocial histories, and develops discharge and aftercare plans with clients.
  • Plans and coordinates program services and activities provided to the client by team members and refers client members for additional services through community resources.
  • Responds to initial referral and subsequent crisis for assigned clients.
  • Responsible for planning, managing, and coordinating the treatment process for individual clients on the unit(s) they are assigned. Administers and interprets various assessments with clients as necessary. Responsible for the development of treatment plans as required.
  • Responsible for provision of individual and group psychotherapeutic services for clients, and individual therapy for the clients to whom they are assigned, in accordance with the treatment plan.
  • Serves as the agency’s primary liaison to outside individuals and agencies involved in, or necessary for, the treatment of clients to whom they are assigned.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains contact with referral agencies and other service providers.
  • Serves as a therapist to assigned clients. Maintains client records according to program standards and expectations. Ensures client records are complete are regarding regulatory requirements and that all documentations are present and clear.
  • On an as-needed basis, may be required to attend court hearings.
  • Conducts follow-up with discharged clients at 30, 60, and 90-day intervals.
  • Provides consultation to the coordinator, team, and individual staff of the assigned unit(s), concerning treatment needs and strategies regarding the clients and clients, and for the development and monitoring of a therapeutic environment.
  • Schedules and facilitates meetings with clients, parents, and other service providers.
  • Responsible for 25 training hours per year.
  • Attends and participates in supervision meetings weekly.

Working Conditions:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; sit, and walk; use hands; reach with hands and arms; the employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Proper diction and command of the English language are required. Individuals must be able to exercise independent thinking and good judgment under all circumstances. Reliable transportation is necessary for this position.

Qualifications: 

A Master Level Professional is necessary for this position. A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in social services as well as two years of experience in therapeutic work with clients or adolescents is preferred but not required. Basic knowledge and understanding of child development, trauma-informed care, client systems, and psychodynamic theory is necessary. Verbal and written communication skills and individual and group counseling are required. Individuals must have a valid PA driver’s license and reliable transportation.

D&A Clinician

RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Drug & Alcohol and Education

JOB SUMMARY:

The position requires an individual who possesses competencies that are essential to the effective practice of counseling for psychoactive substance use disorders and knowledge, skills, and attitudes. The individual needs to become fully proficient in understanding addiction, treatment, knowledge, application to practice, and professional readiness; full proficiency and understanding is required in practice dimensions—clinical evaluation, treatment planning, referral, service coordination, counseling, client, family, community education, documentation, and professional and ethical responsibilities, as well as additional resources.

JOB STATUS: Full-Time Non-Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

  • Assesses and follows up with the appropriate level of care for each of the clients.
  • Maintains a network of professionals within their field of expertise in order to provide adequate services to consumers and information to colleagues.
  • Devices and delivers presentations on the topics relating to substance abuse prevention, education, and
    treatment.
  • Utilizes effective recruiting techniques in to maintain a client base of 25 to 35 clients at all times.
  • Possesses extensive knowledge of Western Psychology and the DSM/GAF methods of diagnosis and assessment and performs diagnosis and assessments.
  • Possesses knowledge of the “psychology” of substance abuse education, prevention, addiction, and treatment, and delivers services accordingly.
  • Possesses knowledge of mental, psychological, and emotional health disorders and their effect on drug and alcohol treatment (Dual Diagnosis) and utilizes information for services delivered.
  • Possesses previous experience in facilitating and conducting groups and group therapy. Prior experience in conducting drug and alcohol assessments and individual substance abuse counselling and therapy. Performs all of the above in relation to services provided.
  • Possesses knowledge of clinical evaluation, treatment planning, referral, service coordination, counseling, client, family, and community education, documentation, and professional and ethical responsibilities. Utilizes and performs all of the above in relation to services provided. Demonstrates proficiency in documentation.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Troubleshoots in any component of treatment services.
  • Identifies and utilizes evidence-based treatment modules.
  • Provides individualized and group counseling.
  • Designs effective delivery methods and delivers curriculum in groups.
  • Maintains group census.
  • Coordinates outreach efforts.
  • Engages feeder systems for treatment.
  • Implements and conducts internal reviews of department practices.
  • Implements and conducts internal file reviews.
  • Completes department reports as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand: sit and walk; use hands; reach with hands and arms. The employee must be capable of lifting or pulling 150 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust and focus. Proper diction and command of the English language are required. The ability to drive a 15 passenger van is required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s Degree preferred; Bachelor Degree in social work, psychology, criminal justice, social science or other related fields, and a minimum of 2 years of experience working in the field of substance abuse addiction and recovery; CADC a plus. The individual must possess knowledge of the 12 Step Program for NA and AA.

All required clearances must be current including Act 33/34 Child Abuse Clearance, Pennsylvania Criminal History Clearance, and FBI Clearance.

Immediate Needs Coordinator

About the organization. WC&S is a comprehensive domestic violence program annually serving over 7,500 adult and child survivors of domestic violence & facilitating an intervention program to over 500 people who are abusive. We are advocates, grounded in fostering a community of safety, healing, and empowerment for anyone affected by domestic violence. Our Mission is to strengthen our ability to meet the individual and evolving needs of those affected by domestic violence by investing in the growth of our people, deepening community engagement, and amplifying the voices of all survivors. All staff learn about and support the organization’s mission, vision, and values of Safety, Uplifting Others, Compassion, Courage, Equity, Survivor-Centered Advocacy, and Stewardship.

About the role. As an Immediate Needs Coordinator for WC&S, your primary role is to connect survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) with crucial resources. You will connect with survivors over the phone and in person to assess and meet their safety, emotional, self-sufficiency, housing, and other needs. The successful candidate will possess strong assessment and case management skills, be a resourceful problem solver with attention to detail, be a practitioner of trauma-informed care, and demonstrate passion for working with survivors of intimate partner violence. This role is based out of the main WC&S facility; currently, it is performed primarily remotely.

This role provides you with the opportunity to showcase your skills in assessment, coordination, and customer service while contributing to the Mission of WC&S in a multitude of ways. If you have experience assessing, managing, and coordinating needs and are motivated to make a difference for survivors of intimate partner violence then we are eager to hear from you.

Here’s what you will do:

  • Connect with survivors of intimate partner violence referred from WC&S programs in a timely manner, assess their needs, and determine the most effective service plan.
  • Advocate for, support, and empower clients around their safety, emotional, self-efficiency, housing, and other needs.
  • Follow-up with clients to determine the effectiveness of services and additional needs.
  • Communicate and coordinate with other WC&S programs regarding client needs.
  • Administer the Immediate Need Fund, work on program-related projects, and attend program-related meetings as needed.
  • This full-time, non-exempt position requires being available Monday through Friday during business hours; some evening and weekend hours could be necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Here’s what we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related area required (commensurate experience will be considered); Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least two years of direct service experience in victim services or human service agency preferred.
  • Bilingual or multilingual proficiency preferred.
  • Strong command of general technology including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite is required; familiarity and understanding of information technology, including Salesforce, Tableau, and Teams strongly preferred.
  • A demonstration of the understanding of abusive family dynamics, including intimate partner violence, cycle of abuse, power and control dynamics, cultural diversity issues and child abuse and neglect.
  • Comfortable with autonomy and working with a team.
  • Ability to establish healthy boundaries, trust, respect, and rapport with a diverse population of clients and professionals.
  • Ability to understand and perform confidentiality and safety procedures.
  • Experience working in organizations with a successful track record in diversity and inclusion cultures preferred.
  • Act 33/34 and FBI Fingerprinting Clearances will be required.

About the benefits. WC&S offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, including: generous paid time off; health, vision, and dental insurance; short-term and long-term disability coverage; group life insurance; retirement plan; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; paid training and professional development opportunities; and is a Public Service (Student) Loan Forgiveness eligible employer.

WC&S is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring that both applicants and employees are treated without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity expression, national origin, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation/identity, citizenship status, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment to all.

TO APPLY:

To ensure consideration for an interview, please send a resume and cover letter via email with the subject line “Immediate Needs Coordinator” by December 6th to careers@wcspittsburgh.org.

Children’s Behavioral Support Advocate

About the organization. WC&S is a comprehensive domestic violence program annually serving over 7,500 adult and child survivors of domestic violence & facilitating an intervention program to over 500 people who are abusive. We are advocates, grounded in fostering a community of safety, healing, and empowerment for anyone affected by domestic violence. Our Mission is to strengthen our ability to meet the individual and evolving needs of those affected by domestic violence by investing in the growth of our people, deepening community engagement, and amplifying the voices of all survivors. All staff learn about and support the organization’s mission, vision, and values of Safety, Uplifting Others, Compassion, Courage, Equity, Survivor-Centered Advocacy, and Stewardship.

About the role. As a Children’s Behavioral Support Advocate, your primary responsibility is to provide direct service, advocacy, and childcare to child and teen victims of domestic violence and assist with identifying their counseling needs. You will have the ability to co-facilitate support groups for moms and kids, use your creativity to develop structured programming for children, administer assessments to mothers to identify the unique needs of their children, and be a resourceful problem solver with a welcoming, non-judgmental demeanor. Due to the sensitive nature of our work, it is important that you understand abusive family dynamics, including intimate partner violence (IPV), cycle of abuse, power and control dynamics, child abuse, neglect and trauma. The successful candidate is sensitive to trauma and cultural diversity issues and is passionate about ending domestic violence. This role will be based out of the WC&S Children’s Advocacy Program, which is housed in the main WC&S facility. There is also opportunity for some remote work.

This role provides you with the opportunity to showcase your active listening, communication, and assessment skills and the ability to contribute to the organization’s Mission in a variety of ways. If you are comfortable working with children, teens, and moms to help them thrive, practicing trauma-informed care, working in a team environment, and using your creativity, we are eager to hear from you. WC&S will offer you an environment that provides endless opportunities to advance your knowledge and skills.

Here’s what you will do:

  • Co-facilitate support groups for moms and children alongside the Children’s Counselor.
  • Design structured programs for children; create and provide information and referrals resources for mothers pertaining to the needs of children in collaboration with the Children’s Advocacy Program.
  • Administer assessments to mothers to identify individual needs of their children; identify needs of mothers for specific parenting issues; provide case management and advocacy to mothers and children.
  • Assist in training and coaching of WC&S staff regarding childhood trauma and development.
  • Provide ongoing childcare to clients; provide advocacy for school enrollment and attendance, as needed, in collaboration with the Children’s Program.
  • This position requires being available 40 hours per week and offers some flexibility. Typical schedule is Monday through Friday, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM with occasional weekend hours based on client need.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Here’s what we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, child development, or related field required.
  • 2+ years working with children and teens who have experienced trauma required.
  • Experience working with child mental health, including spectrum disorders, preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess for behavioral and emotional issues.
  • Ability to establish healthy boundaries, trust, respect and rapport with children, teens, and moms.
  • A demonstration of the understanding of abusive family dynamics, including intimate partner violence, cycle of abuse, power and control dynamics, trauma, cultural diversity issues and child abuse and neglect.
  • Strong command of general technology including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite is required; familiarity and understanding of information technology, including Salesforce, Tableau, and Teams strongly preferred.
  • Experience working in organizations with a successful track record in diversity and inclusion cultures preferred.
  • Act 33/34 and FBI Fingerprinting Clearances will be required.

About the benefits. WC&S offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, including: generous paid time off; health, vision, and dental insurance; short-term and long-term disability coverage; group life insurance; retirement plan; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; and is a Public Service (Student) Loan Forgiveness eligible employer.

WC&S is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring that both applicants and employees are treated without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity expression, national origin, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation/identity, citizenship status, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic.

TO APPLY:

To ensure consideration for an interview, please send a resume and cover letter via email with the subject line “Children’s Behavioral Support Advocate” by November 19th to careers@wcspittsburgh.org.

Moving Beyond Depression Clinician

The mission of Healthy Start is to improve maternal and child health and to reduce poor birth outcomes and infant mortality in Allegheny County.

Hello Baby is a voluntary program for parents of new babies designed to strengthen families, improve children’s outcomes, and maximize child and family well-being, safety and security. As part of the Hello Baby tiered support strategy, the Hello Baby Priority program focuses on engagement and support for families with highest need.

Overview:

Moving Beyond Depression™ is an evidence-based clinical model. The Moving Beyond Depression ™ Clinician for the Hello Baby Priority program conducts psychosocial assessments and provides In-Home Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (IH-CBT) to women in their homes. The purpose of the intervention is to facilitate recovery from maternal depression in women served by home visiting programs, thereby promoting the healthy development of infants and children. The Clinician works closely with the home visiting team/program and other community services to ensure continuity of participant care.

Skills and Competencies:

Training and experience delivering cognitive behavioral therapy

  • Training and experience in delivering psychotherapy to women with mood disorders. Training and experience in working with serious mental health conditions and complex clinical presentations.

Psychosocial knowledge

  • Psychosocial knowledge and clinical ability sufficient to provide services to women enrolled in home
    visiting programs.

Appreciation for diversity

  • Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others’ perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one’s approach to successfully integrated with others who are different from oneself.

Professional demeanor

  • Demonstrates a strong work ethic, sound judgment, diplomacy and tact. Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients in their home.

Communication

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

Independence, accountability and autonomy

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Flexibility

  • Being open to change and considerable variety in work environments. Effortlessly adjusting to new or
    changing situations and unexpected events. Willing to work flexible hours.

Qualifications of Position:

The Clinician must possess a Master’s Degree in social work, counseling or related mental health field. Must be passionate about community-based work and home visiting. At least three years’ experience working with maternal depression and/or cognitive behavioral therapy preferred.

Other:

  • Clearances are required
  • Must possess a valid unrestricted Pennsylvania Driver’s License and be able to conduct home visits for the purpose of field supervision
  • Must possess current and valid unrestricted automobile insurance and be listed as an insured driver

Supervisory Relationship:

This position works under the direction of the Hello Baby Priority Program Director, and receives clinical supervision from the Moving Beyond Depression™ Team Lead.

Compensation:

The starting salary range for this position is $40K-$45K, commensurate with skills and experience. We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.