Drug & Alcohol Therapist

Sojourner House is now accepting resumes for a contracted THERAPIST – 20 to 25 hours a week… responsible for the primary treatment to women in a “women with children’s” residential program. Provides diagnostic assessments, develops treatment plans, conducts individual and group sessions, and makes and tracks referrals to appropriate health/behavioral health providers. Responsible for providing exceptional clinical care and adhering quality assurance standards, licensing, credentialing and regulatory compliance, and achieving program and client outcome goals as applicable to women experiencing problems related to substance abuse, life skills and parenting.

Position Qualifications: 

  • A Master’s Degree from an accredited college in Psychology, Counseling, Chemical Dependency, Social Work, Nursing (with a clinical specialty in administration or human services) with a minimum of two years experience in related services.
  • Full certifications as an addictions counselor, such as ASAM, and/or LSW preferred.
  • Current/valid Driver’s License and ability to drive a 12 passenger van as needed to escort residents within the East End and surrounding communities.
  • Understanding of dynamics of substance abuse, maternal addiction, and recovery methods.
  • Advanced interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills to establish and maintain good will and good working relationships with staff, clients, family members, other service providers, volunteers, board members, and community representatives.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to provide case management, diagnostic assessments, develop treatment plans, make and track referrals for health/behavioral health services; and conduct individual, family, and group counseling sessions.
  • Knowledge of community resources, e.g., DPW, food banks, & family education/recreation.
  • Cultural sensitivity and the ability to maintain a professional level of confidentiality within HIPAA.
  • Ability to be flexible especially with scheduling. Some required non-traditional hours. Open availability a must.
  • Position is situated in a community-based residential facility treating addicted women and their children.
  • Possible engagement with high-risk clients with substance abuse, mental illness and communicable diseases.
  • Must adhere to Sojourner House’s universal precautions and safety procedures including COVID-19 Safety Guidelines (i.e. wearing the appropriate PPE).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Implements and maintains the agency’s mission, vision, and values in all facets of performance.
  • Utilizes the DDAP ASAM diagnostic criteria to determine the appropriate level of care.
  • Provides primary therapeutic interventions with clients as required by licensing, credentialing and regulatory standards and in-house quality standards.
  • Conducts assessments, develops treatment plans, and updates progress in meeting past and current treatment goals.
  • Provides individual sessions as required by treatment plan and level of client need.
  • Facilitates therapy, education or support group as assigned.
  • Conforms to clinical protocols when conducting individual and group interventions.
  • Provides clinical case management supporting including linkages to behavioral and medical services.
  • Ensures that clients have appropriate insurance.
  • Conducts utilization review in a timely manner so that insurance coverage remains uninterrupted.
  • Encourages and monitors client’s 12 step involvement.
  • Monitors client’s CYF or Family Court involvement.
  • Makes and tracks timely referral for Mental Health services or behavioral health provider or to other services as identified in the treatment plan.
  • Establishes positive working relationships with community supports and resources.
  • Responsible for meeting quality assurance standards, licensing, credentialing and regulatory compliance, and achieving program and client outcome goals.
  • Provides flexible program services to meet Sojourner House 24 hours/7 days a week requirement.

Special Criteria: 

  • Because of program treatment philosophy, persons identified with – or who have been diagnosed with – an alcohol or other drug dependence must be abstinent for at least two years prior to employment and remain abstinent throughout employment.  All candidates must be willing to adhere to the Substance Abuse/Drug Free Workplace policy including pre-employment screening.
  • Ability to acquire Act 33/34 & FBI clearances (employer reimbursed – after contingent job offer.)
  • Must obtain annual TB (PPD) testing (employer reimbursed – after hire.)
  • Must attend and participate in all required training (after hire.)

Working Conditions:

  • Work the hours necessary to complete the work- must be flexible with work schedule.
  • Work is completed within the in-patient treatment settings.
  • Work with clients who have complex needs, including but not limited to: substance use; mental health; communicable diseases; verbal and physical aggression.
  • Ability to lift and carry light boxes of files and supplies (less than 10 pounds) and ability to lift and carry a 35 pound child on occasion.
  • Ability to access clients within or outside the residential facility to meet therapy/intervention services standards, including ability to drive and ability to climb up to five (5) flights of stairs when required.

Sojourner House is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider

Monitor

SUMMARY

The Night Monitor is responsible for monitoring, observation, supervision, and detailed, descriptive notation of resident events and activities during the off-hours, night, and evening operation of the residential treatment facility.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

% of Time Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 25% Maintain a safe environment for all residents retained in care, staying awake the entire shift.
  • 25% Monitor the location and behavior of all residents retained in care, staying awake the entire shift.
  • 10% Offer Person-centered communication with residents to ensure smooth operation of house structure.
  • 10% Answer resident questions, observe medication intake, and prepare the following days paperwork.
  • 10% Answer phones, schedule assessments, and practice effective, trauma informed, intervention skills
  • 10% Demonstrate ethical and responsible interaction with residents, offering appropriate, and support/guidance.
  • 10% Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

100% Total Duties Equal 100%

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implements and maintains the program’s philosophy, principles, and procedures in all facets of performance.
  • Oversees the orientation of new residents by peers; Oversees that new residents receive a room assignment, that delousing has occurred, and that clothes are properly stored.
  • Oversees nightly meetings conducted by the residents and intervenes if warranted.
  • Supervises the administration of evening medications by observing each residents’ signing of the medication sheet that they have taken or declined their medication, and initialing that they have visibly witnessed this action.
  • Makes regular and routine rounds throughout the entirety of the facility, including resident’s rooms, ensuring that the house has been secured for bedtime, documenting all irregularities that occur during their shift.
  • Encourages residents to cooperate with the treatment program, giving them reassurance and support as needed.
  • Relays daily written or verbal instructions to Residential Counselors on the succeeding shift.
  • Documents any unusual occurrences during the night in the communication log book.
  • Monitors that the laundry is retrieved and safely stored.
  • Receives the house checks and daily resident attendance signature sheet and files in the appropriate place.
  • Checks to ensure that the escorts for resident appointments have been assigned; provides the correct forms to accompany the appointment.
  • Conducts urine screening on all residents as warranted. (Men screen men, women screen women).
  • Reports suspicion of substance use to the Clinical Director and/or the CEO.
  • Notifies the Clinical Director and/or the CEO of any believed or real emergencies or unusual incidents in/at the facility. Completes and submits the appropriate documentation within 24 hours of any incident.
  • Implements the County/State protocol for notification of the legal authorities or emergency response team when indicated to ensure the safety and well-being of all residents.

COMPETENCIES/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Efficient and effective written/oral communication skills.
  • Decision making.
  • Independent thinking and sound judgement.
  • Problem solving/analysis.
  • Acceptance, diversity and inclusion.
  • Time management.
  • Stress management/composure.

On the job:

  • Ability to work well with diverse populations
  • Staying awake and aware of surroundings for a 12-hour evening shift.
  • Commitment to providing individualized, person-centered, harm reduction based, trauma informed observation and monitoring of adult male/female residents in a busy, in-patient, long-term drug and alcohol treatment center.
  • Commitment to implementing County/State protocol at all times.
  • Ability to secure urine collection, as directed by supervisory staff, from the member of the same sex for the detection of substance abuse (Males collect on males, females collect on females)

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

High School Diploma or General Education (GED) equivalent required. Associate’s Degree in social science field, and/or two years’ experience in drug and alcohol treatment, mental health, or the social service field desired. Verbal and written communication skills are required. Individual must have a valid PA driver’s license and reliable transportation. Lived recovery experience highly encouraged. CPR/AED/First Aid training and certification encouraged.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: From $10.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • On call
  • Overtime
  • Weekends

COVID-19 Considerations:

All employees are required to wear a mask, and all clients are strongly encouraged to do so. All non-essential visitors to the facility or trips outside the facility are prohibited until further notice.

Ability to Commute/Relocate:

Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (Required)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)
  • License/Certification:
  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Shift Availability:

  • Overnight Shift (Required)
  • Night Shift (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented — quality and precision-focused
  • Innovative — innovative and risk-taking
  • Outcome-oriented — results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Stable — traditional, stable, strong processes
  • People-oriented — supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented — cooperative and collaborative

Benefit Conditions:

Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

No

Counselor

Provides clinical direct services, case management, individual and group therapy, and family focused therapy to residents with a Substance Use Disorder, in accordance with State and County regulations, following the individualized treatment plans of male and female adults at the residential treatment facility. This service is designed to meet the specific needs of the identified client as they relate to their diagnosis. Therapy includes cognitive behavioral and psychoeducational activities/interventions designed to assist the client in the reduction of symptomatology, and the effects of trauma. Services are provided with client-centered and family-centered approaches and are delivered through intensive, goal specific interventions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (% of Time)

  • 40%: Conduct individual and group therapy sessions; maintain timely and appropriate clinical documentation.
  • 15%: Complete and monitor treatment plans, monthly progress reports, and continued stay authorizations.
  • 10%: Monitor morning meetings, and resident operations, intervening and conducting psychoeducation as needed.
  • 10%: Answer calls, process referrals, conduct assessments and intakes, and collect/input data (e.g., PA WITS).
  • 5%: Facilitate service coordination and transition from Alpha House to aftercare along the continuum.
  • 5%: Maintain relationships with community partners and other outside resources and referrals (e.g. Drug Court).
  • 5%: Attend weekly staff meetings. Maintain required State, DDAP, licensing and agency training.
  • 5%: Observe resident medication intake, assist with appointment scheduling, and appropriate transportation.
  • 5%: Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Total Duties Equal 100%

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implements and maintains the program’s philosophy, principles, and procedures in all facets of performance.
  • Conducts screening assessments to determine the need for a drug and alcohol assessment and for emergent care services in the specific areas of detoxification, prenatal care, and psychiatric care; make referrals to appropriate health and human services agencies as needed based on the outcome of the screening interview.
  • Conducts confidential, quality assessments that are person-centered and trauma-informed, utilizing ASAM criteria to determine the appropriate level of care.
  • Uses a strengths-based approach to work collaboratively with residents and internal and external treatment team members to help support residents in their treatment and recovery.
  • Provides clinical consultation to referral resources, mentors, family members, and others to help support residents in their recovery.
  • Works closely with residents to engage them in the decision-making process and help them understand the benefits of assessment and accessing the appropriate level of care as indicated.
  • Conducts initial admission interviews, completes psychosocial histories, and develops aftercare plans with residents.
  • Provides resident psycho-education groups, adapting material to meet individual needs, and structuring therapeutic activities in the program.
  • Assists residents in identifying strengths and needs, is responsible for clinical notes, development, implementation, monitoring, and reviewing treatment plans and ASAMs in a timely manner, and maintain documentation for third party billing.
  • Maintains the data in the PA WITS system according to state and county regulations.
  • Develops, monitors, and reviews treatment plans based on clinical necessity, agency policy, and state regulations.
  • Plans and coordinates program services and activities provided by Alpha House staff and refers residents for additional services through community resources as needed and appropriate.
  • Maintains contact with referral agencies and other service providers.
  • Ensures resident records are complete and in alignment with all Federal, State, County, and
  • Insurance regulatory requirements, and that all documentations are present and clear.
  • Serves as agency representative for residents at court hearings (when indicated and appropriate).
  • Provides consultation to peers and supervisor(s) concerning resident and agency needs, and strategies for the development and monitoring of the therapeutic community.
  • Conducts urine screening on all residents as warranted. (Men screen men, women screen women).
  • Schedules and facilitates meetings with residents, legal authorities, and other service providers.
  • Attends and participates in weekly staff meetings with supervisor and administrator.
  • Provides weekend residential coverage as may be necessary to maintain adequate coverage.
  • Participates in non-traditional treatment activities, such as accompanying residents to activities, demonstrating positive leisure learning experiences.
  • Performs other related work as assigned.

COMPETENCIES/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Decision making.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Active listening skills.
  • Independent thinking and sound judgment.
  • Problem solving/analysis.
  • Acceptance, diversity and inclusion.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Leadership.
  • Project management.
  • Time management.
  • Stress management/composure.

On the job:

  • Ability to work well with diverse populations.
  • Exposure/knowledge of evidenced-based clinical theories and approaches.
  • Experience with individual and group counseling, especially in a Drug and Alcohol treatment setting.
  • Experience with varied counseling techniques and modalities (e.g. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt, and Psychodynamic).
  • Willingness to practice and engage with individuals in a person-centered, harm reduction based, and trauma informed way.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, or the social service field from an accredited college or university, and certification, or eligibility for certification, as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Social Worker (LSW). Two years’ work or practicum experience in the treatment of substance use disorders, mental health, and/or other clinical therapeutic work required. CPR/AED/First Aid training and certification encouraged. Must be able to pass a background check.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; sit; 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.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The physical environment requires the employee to work primarily inside, occasionally outside, and sometimes in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions. May be requested to work overtime and weekends for coverage and special program events. Reliable transportation is necessary for this position.

HOURS OF WORK AND TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Alpha House, Inc. operates 24/7, 365 days a year, with primary clinical hours from 9am – 9pm, daily. Scheduled days may be Weekdays, Weekends, and Holidays. Shift schedules can include, but are not limited to, 9am – 5pm, 1pm – 9pm, 9am – 3pm, 3pm – 9pm, and 9am – 9pm. Transportation of residents, and travel to training, advocacy, resource fairs, fundraisers, and other agency events may be required. A valid driver’s license is required.

NOTE: The essential responsibilities of this position are described under the headings above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Also, this document in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.

Employment at Alpha House, Inc. and within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is employment At-Will. An At-Will employment relationship can be terminated at any time, with or without cause or notice by either the employer or the employee. As an at-will employee, it is not guaranteed, in any manner, that you will be employed with Alpha House, Inc. for any set period. This at-will employment relationship exists regardless of any statements by office personnel to the contrary. Nothing in this job description may be construed as creating a promise of future benefits or a binding contract between Alpha House, Inc. and any of its employees.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $28,000.00 – $35,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Medical Specialty: Addiction Medicine

Schedule: Varies

  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • On call
  • Weekends

Education: Master’s (Required)

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Preferred)
  • CPR Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented — quality and precision-focused
  • Innovative — innovative and risk-taking
  • Outcome-oriented — results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Stable — traditional, stable, strong processes
  • People-oriented — supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented — cooperative and collaborative

Benefit Conditions: Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely: No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Clinical Supervisor Mental Health Partial Hospitalization Program

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

Therapist

Therapists positions are designed to provide assessment, short- term or group counseling services and/or referrals to adult and/or child victims of sexual assault, sex trafficking, and their family or caregivers, as well as maintaining required agency/client documentation and reports.

This position is required to fulfill all the above-mentioned responsibilities at PAAR or at PAAR designated locations. This position may be required to maintain a professional working relationship with the staff of all satellite facilities.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education: Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or related field from an accredited university

Required experience: Minimum four years’ experience providing assessment, individual and group counseling. Experience working with victims of trauma and sexual assault preferred

Required license or certification: Professional license or license obtained within 12 months of employment

Requirements:

  • Completion of training in evidenced based, trauma specific psychotherapeutic modalities
  • Grounded in clinical practice as demonstrated by capacity to articulate theoretical and ethical orientation, practice guidelines, breadth, and depth of past work with clients, familiarity and comfort with different treatment modalities
  • Completion of state mandated (40) hour victim service training
  • Awareness of issues embedded in therapeutic work which involves client/counselor relationship
  • Knowledgeable about sexual assault issues; including effects, impacts, and possible interventions
  • Knowledgeable about Telehealth and comfortable performing counseling virtually an over the telephone.

Skills:

  • Provide assessment and individual/group counseling and case management for adult and/or child sexual assault victims, sex trafficking victims, their families and significant others (crisis, short term, group, or alternative modalities)
  • Deliver trauma specific psychotherapy in the form of Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) with children and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy with adults as needed.
    Additionally, employ other psychotherapeutic modalities models as determined by assessments and client needs including – art therapy, play therapy and family systems therapy.
  • Work closely with Case Manager and Advocate on needs of sex trafficking victims
    Implement assessments and outcome evaluations
    Case Management
    Liaise with community providers and systems who are required support services for victims

DEI Imperative

PAAR seeks to recruit candidates for employment that represent our diverse community in race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and ability. Inclusive and equitable in our recruitment and retention practices, we are dedicated to uplifting diverse opinions and backgrounds in order to grow and evolve as a welcoming workplace for all. Pittsburgh Action Against Rape is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply e-mail your cover letter and resume to Lisa Kadlecik at lisak@paar.net.

MH Outpatient Therapist FT/PT

The primary purpose of this position is to function as a team member providing mental health assessments, treatment and support to adults and children in an outpatient office setting.  The normal work week is 22-30 hours (60 to 80% of FT employment).  This position will require daytime and some evening hours to meet program and consumer needs.

DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Effectively engages and retains consumers and efficiently manages caseload.
  • Accurately assesses consumer needs; makes appropriate referrals as needed.
  • Provides appropriate and necessary therapeutic individual, family and group services from a collaborative, strengths focused, respectful, outcomes informed perspective. Services are provided in the office setting.
  • Adequately and efficiently documents service via electronic clinical record in accordance with performance standards and applicable policies, procedures and regulations; promptly corrects alerts.
  • Completes required paperwork in accordance with requisite timelines to ensure authorizations, payments, and conformance with regulatory requirements, contractual obligations and policies and procedures.
  • Participates in clinical and team supervision.
  • Maintains productivity expectations.
  • Arranges and participates (as needed) in psychiatric evaluations and medication checks. Consults with psychiatrist.
  • Attends and completes all agency and program mandatory meetings/trainings.
  • Performs duties in a professional manner, in accordance with the Agency’s Mission, Vision, and Values
  • Comfort level and/or experience delivering telehealth services and attending web based meetings

TCV Benefits:

  • Medical Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vision Coverage
  • Paid-Time-Off
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Free Parking

REQUIRED MINIMUM TRAINING:

Master’s Degree in Social/Human Science field. Clinical Licensure (LPC or LCSW).  FBI and Child fingerprints required.

Additional Training Experience:

Prior experience working in social services preferred. Prior experience working with adults who have D&A, Forensic and /or Mental Health issues preferred.

To apply go to www.tcv.net!

 

EOE/Drug Free

Behavioral Support Specialist

Professional opportunity providing full-time schedule with daylight hours and an excellent comprehensive benefits package including Child Education Benefits (100% discount for the oldest child and 50% discount for siblings or biological and/or adopted grandchildren).

Heritage Community Initiatives is honored to celebrate our fourth decade of serving families in forty communities within Eastern Allegheny County through our Transportation, Education, and Nutrition programs. Each year, Heritage provides highly accredited academically-based early learning and out-of-school time programming for over 300 at-risk children. Heritage Community Transportation, a fixed-route transit service in operation for 20 years, has provided more than 1.5 million rides for residents in largely transit-isolated communities. Heritage is the only human services nonprofit in the Commonwealth designated as a provider of public transportation. More than 100,000 meals are served each year by our Nutrition Services, which offers solutions in meal planning, ordering, preparation, and delivery while creating healthy options for youth and senior populations.

Position Summary

Heritage Community Initiatives, located in Braddock, is seeking an experienced, compassionate, flexible, creative and reliable Behavioral Support Specialist for the Heritage 4 Kids Early Learning Center and HOST (Heritage Out of School Time) programs.  Each program is rated STAR 4 by Pennsylvania Keystone STARS, and is affiliated with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Pennsylvania Child Care Association (PACCA) and the National After-School Association (NAA). Heritage Education program hours are Monday – Friday from 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM.

This unique full-time position, with a robust benefits package, will largely focus on serving as support for all Heritage Education program classrooms. This professional may also fill-in when necessary for a Teacher when needed, must be passionate about the early education field, and must follow all DHS, STARS, NAEYC, and Head Start regulations, guidelines, and procedures.

Main Responsibilities

  • Spend at least 25 hours each week working in the classroom coaching, modeling, observing, and providing individual support to students.
  • Institute techniques that aid in the safety and de-escalation of children in extreme duress.
  • Meet with individual teaching teams to discuss classroom concerns and observation.
  • Provide professional development training to staff on social and emotional support in classrooms.
  • Conduct bi-monthly observation of all classrooms.
  • Coordinate all support service referrals between families and outside agencies.
  • Ensure implementation of all Individual Education Plans (IEP) and behavior plans.
  • Conduct ongoing evaluations of behavior plans after implementation to assess if the plan needs to be updated
  • Demonstrate knowledge of behavior support techniques and skills to aid in the development of individualized behavior plans.
  • Ensure behavior plans are implemented with fidelity by staff to maximize effectiveness.
  • Provide direct care to assigned students.
  • Demonstrate expertise in child/adolescent psychopathology, crisis intervention, de-escalation techniques, and behavioral therapy.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality at all times.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Child Development, Applied Behavior Analysis, Early Intervention, Education, Special Education, Instruction in Learning, Social Work, Early Childhood, or a related field – Masters preferred.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in early childhood or clinical setting.
  • Knowledge of behavior principles, evaluation, and assessment proves, as well as an application of the current version of the DSM preferred.
  • Outstanding customer service skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task and manage multiple situations effectively.
  • Demonstrate computer literacy.
  • CPR, First Aid, and Fire Safety or willingness to obtain.
  • Current FBI, Child Abuse, National Sex Offender, and State Criminal Background clearances or be able to attain all clearances within 30 days of hire.
  • Current health assessment and TB test.
  • Ability to frequently lift or move weight as in lifting, carrying or holding children 20+ lbs.

Applicants are asked to send a cover letter and a copy of their resume to humanresources@heritageserves.org and please visit our website for additional information about Heritage Community Initiatives – www.heritageserves.org.

Clinical Supervisor

POWER’s Mission: Helping women reclaim their lives from addiction and related emotional health issues, and improving the well-being of future generations.

Clinical Supervisor Position Summary

The Clinical Supervisor provides clinical and administrative supervision to Therapists, Resource Coordinator, program interns for the Detox & Rehab Program. The Clinical Supervisor also carries a caseload and provides direct care to clients including individual, family, and group therapy.

Clinical Supervisor Responsibilities

  • Function autonomously and utilize appropriate judgment in the analysis and problem solving of day-to-day, as well as crisis, situations.
  • Assist with hiring and training new staff.
  • Meet regularly with and provide clinical supervision to clinical team.
  • Evaluate clinical staff and work in collaboration with Program Manager to complete Performance Reviews.
  • Facilitate Treatment Team meetings and Case Consultations.
  • Facilitate completion of Annual Training Surveys/Individual Training Plans, assess clinical training needs of clinical staff and review results with Program Manager and Clinical Director.
  • Assist Manager with ensuring continuous quality improvement and monitor compliance with Department of Drug and Alcohol Program Licensure and all other State, County and regulatory and funding requirements.
  • Recommend updates to Program Manual and other policies and procedures.
  • Provide clinical supervision to therapists across the agency requiring licensed supervision for their licensure as needed.

Client Care Responsibilities 

  • Conduct screening interviews, ASAM assessments and bio-psychosocial assessments.  Based on ASAM level of care assessments, obtain authorizations for treatment and assign new clients to Therapists.
  • Identify treatment needs, develop individualized treatment plans with clients and review treatment plans as required.
  • Provide individual and group therapy, and family and couples counseling as needed.
  • Provide psycho-education and other life skills classes.
  • Make referrals for psychiatric and other clinical treatment services as needed, and act as liaison between provider and POWER.
  • Conduct follow-up surveys.
  • Complete all paperwork requirements.
  • Participate in 24-hour on-call rotation.
  • Participate in staff development and training as required.

Requirements

  • LCSW or LPC licensure.
  • Five years’ experience in substance use disorder treatment programs, with a minimum of three (3) years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Value and exhibit excellent customer service.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, especially Word, Excel and Outlook, as well as the ability to utilize an electronic medical record.
  • Able to be on-call as needed to meet needs of clients and staff.
  • Self-directed and flexible to meet the needs of administration and management, and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Understand and support a trauma informed system of care.
  • Model and support clients and staff in health and wellness activities and with using healthy coping skills.
  • Support organization’s mission with a sensitivity of cultural diversity and workplace harmony.
  • Ability to secure Act 33 and 34 clearances.

Starting annual rate $48,000

As a service provider and employer, POWER values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and racial/ethnic and cultural diversity. Accordingly, POWER does not in engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, gender, age, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic code, or other factor protected by law.

If you meet the qualifications and are willing to embrace POWER’s mission, vision, and values, submit your resume and cover letter to: efrohnhofer@power-recovery.com

For more information about POWER, visit www.power-recovery.com

All wages are listed as a starting rate, offers will be based off of relevant experience, education and skills.

As a service provider and employer, POWER values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and racial/ethnic and cultural diversity. Accordingly, POWER does not in engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, gender, age, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic code, or other factor protected by law.

Supervisor of Clinical Services

Center for Victims (CV) provides victim services to help individuals, families, and communities heal from trauma.  CV encourages individuals to apply who display initiative, a positive attitude and the willingness to thrive in a team centered, professional environment.

CV is seeking an enthusiastic and detail-oriented team player to join our team as a Supervisor of Clinical Services.  The Supervisor of Clinical Services serves as part of the established clinical leadership team, ensuring day to day operations and clinical team support functions are provided.

The successful candidate will perform a variety of tasks that will include: providing clinical supervision to identified Center for Victims’ therapists to ensure quality service delivery to clients and assist therapists in meeting the required amount of supervision to obtain PA state licensure in Professional Counseling and/or Clinical Social Work; seek appropriate advances in clinical trauma modalities, develop trainings for clinical staff, and ensure staff access to knowledge of advancements in treatment; assisting with the referral and intake process, incorporating a trauma-informed, client-centered philosophy of treatment and seamless transition from referral to receipt of direct therapy services;  assist in the development, assessment, and monitoring of clinical protocols and policies.

This position requires: PA State licensure as a Professional counselor (LPC) or Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Master’s degree in Counseling or a related field, MS Office proficiency, strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks while effectively meeting deadlines in a fast paced and evolving organization.  Candidates must demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, problem solving skills, and the ability to interface professionally with internal and external groups.  Additional requirements include: a readily available personal means of transportation, strong commitment to support the organization’s mission and the ability to work in a diverse atmosphere with sensitivity of cultural diversity and workplace harmony, ability to consistently work a 40-hour work week with the flexibility to accommodate various hours, including evenings and weekends, that may be necessary to complete the work assigned

This position is a full time position that offers a strong package of health and wellness benefits, retirement, and other agency benefits as applicable. All CV employees must have the ability to secure Act 33 and 34 clearances (Child Abuse & Criminal History) and FBI Clearances.

If interested, please mail your resume and cover letter to: Human Resources Dept., Center for Victims, 3433 E. Carson St., Ste. 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 or send via email to: employment@centerforvictims.org.

CV is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation or other factor protected by law.  CV complies with the Affirmative Action requirements and the Americans with Disabilities Act regarding reasonable accommodation for qualified employees with a disability.

Clinical and Outreach Staff

Program Area: Healing Partnership
Date: 12/5/20
Reports To: Clinical Director
Type: Full Time
Salary Range: $50,000-$62,000 hourly DOE

POSITION SUMMARY: The Pittsburgh Resiliency Center, 10.27 Healing Partnership, is the central coordinating agency for the region’s response to the deadly synagogue shooting that took place on October 27, 2018 and is funded in part by the Office for Victims of Crime. Housed at the Jewish Community Center, its mission is to foster a sense of community well-being by providing opportunities for reflection, support, and connection for individuals and their loved ones impacted by the attack and others who experience hate-induced trauma. Responsible for carrying out programming that is evidence-based wellness and trauma education, while also providing clinical services as a bridge for long term services. Ensures effective communication and coordination between clinical partnerships with other mental health organizations serving those affected by October 27, 2018.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensures availability for brief interventions, client intakes, crisis intervention, and other short term clinical responsibilities based on demonstrated community need.
  • Connects direct and indirect victims and families with appropriate community resources.
  • Provides effective brief interventions with people who come in seeking support.
  • Maintains a limited caseload of ongoing clients based on need.
  • Inputs accurate and complete data for all client contacts into the agency’s database.
  • Provides all required documentation in a timely manner, which may include client follow up, outcome evaluation, client contact sheets, and evaluations.
  • Implements evidence-based programming for communities affected by mass casualty events.
  • Adheres to agency policies, procedures and professional code of ethics.
  • Effective team member, will effectively welcome people to the space and work collaboratively with all other team members to work towards the mission of the 10.27 Healing Partnership
  • Maintains a victim-centered approach in all interactions with the public.
  • Understands the impact of traumatic events on individuals and community.
  • Possess knowledge of community resources and counseling/social work practices with high-risk populations.
  • Ability to motivate others towards achieving goals.
  • Ability to work independently with a strong sense of focus.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality involving both clients and co-workers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in various settings with culturally diverse families and communities in a culturally sensitive and appropriate manner.
  • Engages in strong communication, administration and organizational skills.
  • Possesses excellent communication skills both written and oral.  Possesses outstanding organizational and planning skills.
  • Actively supports and participates in continuous intra-departmental and agency-wide quality improvement processes. “Everyone, Every Day, Closer to Better.”
  • Ensures adherence to agency core values of respect, kindness, character and community within both staff culture and program development.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays, as required.
  • Ability to perform other related duties, as needed and/or required. (These responsibilities are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.)

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Full and part time personnel

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Supervision from Resiliency Center Clinical Director

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands, to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms; climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. Frequently he/she is required to sit. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds. The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Employee is required to have the capacity to travel to various locations within the community.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in social work or psychology, with at least three years’ experience working in a community based setting, or an equivalent combination. Experience working with people in trauma and knowledge of best practices around trauma work. LCSW or LPC Preferred.

CERTIFICATIONS: Act 33/34 Clearance FBI Clearance Mandated Reporter Training First Aid/CPR Certification

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to hr@jccpgh.org.