MH Outpatient Therapist

The primary purpose of this position is to function as a team member providing mental health assessments, treatment and support to adults in an outpatient setting.  Treatment may include a combination of individual, group and/or family therapy interventions.

TCV Benefits:

  • Medical Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vision Coverage
  • Paid-Time-Off
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • And More!

Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling.  Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW OR LPC preferred, Act 33/34 and FBI clearances.

EOE/Drug Free

Children’s Behavioral Support Advocate

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 assisting 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, and child abuse and neglect. 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 Program.

WC&S is a comprehensive domestic violence program serving over 8,000 adult and child survivors of domestic violence annually & facilitating intervention groups to over 500 men who batter. All staff learn about and support the organization’s mission, guiding principles, and values, as well as the tenets of Women’s Center Business System (WCBS), and are sensitive to cultural and workplace harmony and infusing principles of Sanctuary (a model for providing trauma-informed care) into their daily interactions with clients and co-workers. 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, and create and provide information and referrals resources for mothers pertaining to the needs of children in collaboration with the Children’s Program
  • Provide ongoing childcare to clients
  • Administer assessments to mothers to identify individual needs of their children, and 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 advocacy for school enrollment and attendance, as needed, in collaboration with the Children’s Program
  • This position requires being available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12pm-8pm and Friday 9am-5pm; 40 hours per week
  • 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.
  • Adept in utilizing general technology including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Windows, Outlook, and online software platforms.
  • Act 33/34 Clearances and FBI Clearances will be required.

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:

This position will remain open until we find the best candidate for the position. To ensure consideration for an interview, please send a resume and cover letter to the Director of Administration at careers@wcspittsburgh.org by end of business on Friday October 23, 2020.

Case Manager – Long Term Structured Residence Program

Summary of the Position: The Case Manager is responsible for supporting admissions, aftercare referrals and service coordination for the LTSR consumer. The Case Manager supports referrals and service planning in conjunction with placing counties. This position also serves as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate all admissions and discharges to the forensic LTSR.
  •  Assists with pre-placement interviews for admissions
  •  Serve as the liaison between the forensic LTSR and the associated courts, county and mental health system.
  • Complete disposition service planning for all consumers in the program.
  • Assist in and coordinate aftercare services in the community in collaboration with providers.
  • Participate in the interdisciplinary team. Attend meetings, conferences, and trainings as required.

Working Conditions: 

  • Lifting Requirement – Able to loft 20 pounds
  • Physical Requirement – Ability to walk, lift, climb, and bend at waist
  • Work Location; This position works in both an office and unit/LTSR Program.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services related field.
  • 2 years’ experience working as a human services case manager
  • Experience with all Microsoft applications

Mental Health Technician – Long Term Structured Residence Program

Summary of the position: The Mental Health Technician is the primary direct-care worker in the LTSR. This position is designed to provide the daily structure, safety and security for forensic consumers. The care, supervision and the implementation of programming for the forensic consumer is the primary focus of the job.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure that each consumer is secure and safe at all times, both awake and asleep, through direct monitoring.
  • Promote a consistent and supportive environment for consumers.
  • Support nurses and therapists with implementation of treatment plan, as well, as certified Peer Specialist in implementation of CompKit.
  • Teach and model appropriate social behaviors by utilizing and teaching life skills.
  • Engage with each consumer individually and in group sin order to increase their level of functioning.
  • Support pro-social behaviors.
  • Report facility concerns to the Program Director and conduct monthly fire and other emergency management drills.
  • Attend and participate in interdisciplinary meetings.
  • Complete required documentation in a timely manner.
  • Record daily activities and major events of each shift.
  • Log into internet and check emails daily.
  • Set up and serve meals as per menu on a daily basis
  • Ensure all food service materials are prepared for return to Central Kitchen
  • Ensure that cleanliness and order is maintained in kitchen
  • Assess kitchen for overstocked items and report to Warehouse and Central Kitchen
  • Be aware of consumers’ food allergies and sensitivities

Working Conditions: 

  • Lifting Requirements – Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Physical Requirements – Must be able to walk, bend, stoop, and jump
  • Work Location – The position is required to work at the LTSR, both inside and outside

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 12 semester hours of college training in a mental health field or Associates Degree or equivalent in Human Services field and 2 years direct care experience with   at least 12 semester hours of college training in a mental health field or High School Diploma with at least six months of trainings in mental health or a related field
  • Basic knowledge of all Microsoft applications

Certified Peer Specialist – Long Term Structured Residence

Summary of the position: The Certified Peer Specialist is responsible for providing support, referrals and resources for the LTSR consumer. Responsible for the engagement of the consumer in various activities including self-care, self-management and regulation, and the promotion of physical and mental wellbeing, assists in facilitating psychoeducational groups. Is currently in recovery from a mental illness. This position researches appropriate community resources and aftercare services in various counties.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  •  Develop a supportive and encouraging mentoring relationship with consumers.
  • Promote physical activity and exercise in order to promote the wellbeing of the consumers
  • Serve in a peer capacity and support consumer learning through experience/storytelling and education.
  • Explore interests and activities that motivate and focus the client.
  • Research, locate and share community resources with the consumer.
  • Refer consumer to community resources and provide support and follow-up as needed.
  • Recommend support networks and assist consumer in making connections.
  • Participate on the interdisciplinary team.
  • Participate in group therapy exercises and promote a psychiatric rehabilitative curriculum.
  • Deliver a competency restoration curriculum or CompKit.
  • Assists in the development of the consumers’ wellness recovery plan.
  • Support consumers as they transition into the community
  • Assist in coordinating aftercare services.
  • Advocate as needed to provide a stable transition.
  • Complete all required documentation in a timely manner.
  • Attend meetings, trainings and other recommended activities to support LTSR program.

Working Conditions:

  • Lifting Requirements – Able to lift 20 pounds
  • Physical Requirements – Ability to walk, lift, climb, and bend at waist
  • Work Location – This position works in both an office and unit/LTSR Program

Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must have achieved recovery status related to a mental health diagnosis.
  • Experience with all Microsoft applications and the internet
  • Certification as a CPS with Forensic Specialization preferred. Must receive credentialing through Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB)

Mental Health Professional – Long Term Structured Residence Program

Summary of the Position: The Mental Health Professional (MHP) is responsible for providing individual and group counseling to consumers of the LTSR program and participation on the Interdisciplinary Treatment Team. They develop and maintain the therapeutic milieu.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop therapeutic, supportive, and encouraging relationships, as well as, interventions that assist the consumer in focusing on the immediate topic/objective.
  • Provide appropriate therapy modules to meet each individual’s needs, with the goal to build necessary and transferrable in order to manage their mental health symptoms.
  • Provide individual, family and group therapy as required, and work in conjunction with consumer to develop a wellness recovery plan.
  • Support and educate the consumer in order to assist them in identifying triggers and early warning signs of relapse.
  • Focus on Competency Restoration Pennsylvania CompKit
  • Complete required therapy sessions, document sessions and interventions, and obtain necessary consumer signatures in a timely manner in the Electronic Health Record (EHR).
  • Serve as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Work collaboratively and consult with the psychiatrist regarding consumer’ response to treatment to support appropriate psychiatric care and medication management.
  • Assist in the coordination and follow-up of aftercare services and referrals.
  • Attend meetings, conferences, and trainings as required, Including the Interdisciplinary treatment team.

Working Conditions:

  • Lifting Requirement – Able to lift 20 pounds
  • Physical Requirements – Ability to walk, lift, climb, and bend at the waist
  • Work Location – This position works in both an office and unit/LTSR Program

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in a generally recognized clinical discipline and registered licensing certification board in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth.
    • Licensure: LCSW, LSW, LMFT, or LPC
  • One year of mental health clinical experience
  • Must have experience with all Microsoft applications.

Clinical Supervisor

The primary purpose of this position is to function as the clinical supervisor for the team of therapists in providing clinical services to adults with moderate to severe mental health disorders. Ensures best practices for clinical service based on principles of recovery and resilience for all consumers. Supervises the Partial Hospitalization Program and works closely with the Diversion Acute Stabilization program.  Works Monday through Friday daylight with some flexibility.  Free Parking. 

Master’s Degree in clinical social work or counseling required.  Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

A minimum of three years clinical experience with this population required.  Previous Management experience preferred.

EOE/Drug Free   

CYF (Children, Youth, and Families) IPV (Intimate Partner Violence) Specialist

As a WC&S CYF (Children, Youth, and Families) IPV Specialist, you would provide consultation, coaching, and training to Office of Children Youth and Family Services (OCYF) Caseworkers. This role will provide outreach and services to families experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV), while serving the adult and child survivors along with working with the parties utilizing offending behaviors. The role is co-located between the WC&S office and the assigned CYF offices.

WC&S is a comprehensive domestic violence program serving over 8,000 adult and child survivors of domestic violence annually & facilitating intervention groups to over 500 men who batter. All staff learn about and support the organization’s mission, guiding principles, and values, as well as the tenets of Women’s Center Business System (WCBS), and are sensitive to cultural and workplace harmony and infusing principles of Sanctuary (a model for providing trauma-informed care) into their daily interactions with clients and co-workers. This role provides you with the opportunity to showcase your skills, work across a variety of agencies, and the ability to contribute to the organization’s mission in a variety of ways. If you are motivated and comfortable working with the family unit, including adults utilizing offending behaviors, we’re eager to hear from you. WC&S will offer you with an environment that provides endless opportunities to advance your knowledge and skills.

Here’s what you will do:

  • Provide consultations to OCYF caseworkers and staff regarding families experiencing IPV.
  • Collaborate with CYF caseworkers to actively engage the father or father figure with the services involving the child.
  • Build rapport and work collaboratively with OCYF caseworkers and agency staff.
  • Provide training to OCYF new and veteran caseworkers on the intersection of IPV and child welfare.
  • Attend Conferencing and Teaming meetings with OCYF staff and their families experiencing IPV.
  • Provide professional, culturally competent crisis intervention to survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) and their children as well as parties utilizing offending behavior.
  • Provide ongoing systems advocacy to the survivors of family violence within the Child Welfare System in Allegheny County.
  • Access community-based resources in Allegheny County to effectively coordinate with WC&S services and families involved with OCYF.
  • Be a subject matter expert to WC&S staff regarding CYF-related issues for survivors receiving services at WC&S.
  • This position requires being available for regular on-call hours (including overnights, weekends, and holidays). 40 Hours per week; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm with a weekly on- call rotation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Here’s what we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work/social sciences or related field (Master’s Degree preferred)
  • 1-3 years in direct service in a human service agency, preferably working with IPV victims, perpetrators, or children
  • A demonstration of the understanding of abusive family dynamics, including intimate partner violence, cycle of abuse, power and control dynamic, cultural diversity issues and child abuse and neglect
  • Experience and proficiency with training professionals
  • Bi-lingual or multi-lingual proficiency (particularly American Sign Language and/or Spanish) preferred
  • Ability to effectively navigate Allegheny County in a timely fashion. A vehicle is not required, though preferential in the course of this position’s duties
  • Ability to understand confidentiality and safety procedures
  • Proficient understanding of Microsoft Office (Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel).
  • Act 33/34 and FBI Clearances required
  • Ability to establish healthy boundaries, trust, respect and rapport with clients and other professionals

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:

This position will remain open until we find the best candidate for the position. To ensure consideration for an interview, please send a resume and cover letter to the Director of Administration at careers@wcspittsburgh.org by end of business on Wednesday September 30, 2020.

Long-Term Structured Residence Program Director

George Junior Republic in Pennsylvania is seeking a full-time Long Term Structured Residence Program Director. The Program Director provides oversight to all aspects of the LTSR. This includes budget development and management, staff supervision and management, oversight of therapeutic milieu, oversight of all staff training requirements, review of admission materials and aftercare referrals and ongoing communication and collaboration with various referring counties.

Reporting Structure: This position reports to the Vice President of Compliance and Treatment Service.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Duties and Responsibilities Description of Duty Administration Supervise all LTSR staff members.
  • Develop and lead LTSR professionals with clinical supervision.
  • Hire qualified personnel to staff the LTSR
  • Complete annual performance evaluations of program staff
  • Oversee all program components and activities
  • Coordinate staff training needs with Staff Development
  • Oversee LTSR regulatory requirements including staffing ratios
  • Provide oversight of departmental budget and manage expenses including overtime.
  • Compliance Provide supervision and oversight to the LTSR meeting all required guidelines as established
  • by regulatory bodies, managed care organizations, and county agencies.
  • Complete qualitative and quantitative records audits to make certain service delivery meets program
  • descriptions.
  • Review pre-placement admission materials.
  • Work collaboratively with Liaison to make certain referral information is complete.
  • Work with the Liaison to conduct pre-placement interviews for admissions
  • Oversee and supervise the interdisciplinary team.
  • Participate in court hearings as requested.
  • Prepare reports as required and requested
  • Participates in the Interdisciplinary Treatment Team Use of an Electronic Health Record (EHR)
  • Maintain team meeting documentation
  • Provide documentation to Human Resources to support personnel actions taken
  • Assist in and coordinate aftercare services in the community in collaboration with providers
  • Attend meetings, conferences and trainings as required.
  • Educate GJR employees and other audiences on the program, as needed Coordinate LTSR services with other departments on campus

This position requires you to manage staff member.

Working Conditions 

  • Must be able to lift 20 lbs
  • Must be able to walk, lift, climb and bend at the waist.
  • This position works in both an office and unit/LTSR program.

Requirements 

  • Master’s Degree in a generally recognized discipline.
  • Must be licensed or certified by the Pennsylvania Certification Board such as an LPC, LCSW, LSW, LMFT
  • Must have at least five years of experience working with adults with Mental Illness, psychiatric setting with
  • administrative experience
  • Must have experience with all Microsoft applications
  • Other Certification at a CPS with Forensic Specialization preferred.
  • Completes CPS Supervisor training and certification.
  • Must receive credentialing through the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB)

For more information about George Junior Republic, visit us on our website www.gjr.org.

Clinical Supervisor,  APH (LCSW/LPC)

The primary purpose of this position is to function as the clinical supervisor for the team of therapists in providing clinical services to adults with moderate to severe mental health disorders. Ensures best practices for clinical service based on principles of recovery and resilience for all consumers. Supervises the Partial Hospitalization Program and works closely with the Diversion Acute Stabilization program.  Works Monday through Friday daylight with some flexibility.  Free Parking!

TCV Benefits:

* Medical Coverage
* Dental Coverage
* Vision Coverage
* Paid-Time-Off
* 9 Paid Holidays
And MORE!!!

To apply go to www.tcv.net!!!

EOE/Drug Free