Intake Specialist

Classification: Full Time/Non-Exempt

The Intake Specialist for Just Mediation Pittsburgh serves as the first point of contact for parties interested in eviction mediation. This position requires attention to detailed case management for mediation referrals and the ability to quickly process referrals for mediation. The Intake Specialist receives mediation referrals from Just Mediation Pittsburgh’s website and inputs case information into mediation databases. This position contacts parties individually by phone and email to assess readiness to mediate. The Intake Specialist aligns schedules of the mediation parties and prepares case documentation to be passed along to the Program Administrator for scheduling with Community Mediators. After a mediation has occurred, the Intake Specialist conducts follow-up calls with mediation parties one and three months after mediation to measure the sustainability of their mediation agreement. Additionally, the Intake Specialist maintains JMP’s website and social media accounts.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Mediation Intake

  • Receive referrals from landlord and tenant partners and determine if referred case is appropriate for mediation
  • Contact parties by phone and email to ensure willingness to participate in mediation
  • Explain the mediation process and prepare parties to be contacted by their mediator
  • Schedule mediation time and location based on availability of mediation parties
  • Conduct post-mediation calls one and three months after mediation
  • Create case tracking documentation for each mediation cases
  • Maintain accurate databases tracking case management information
  • Collect appropriate documentation for grant reporting cycles

Social Media and Website Maintenance

  • Develop JMP’s social media strategy and platform usage for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
  • Post social media content regularly to increase JMP’s virtual community presence and active involvement with JMP Community Mediators
  • Update the JMP Website to reflect upcoming events, new staff, referral forms, and effective user interfaces

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Over three years of experience in project management with demonstrated success in setting up supportive services for clients
  • Experience in conflict resolution, with mediation experience strongly preferred
  • Program coordination knowledge with a track record of streamlining services to meet staff and client needs with efficiency
  • Ability to meet quick deadlines and respond to new referrals promptly
  • Proven case management skills that have allowed for successful management of a high case load
  • Exemplary computer skills with proficiency in videoconferencing and database management
  • Operational understanding of systemic oppression and self-awareness to internalized oppression and implicit biases
  • Strategic eye for improving organizational systems and develop programming that is responsive to client needs
  • Flexibility and success in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail-orientation and determination to find solutions to logistical obstacles like scheduling and location conflicts
  • Willingness to learn, correct mistakes, and pass on new knowledge
  • Prior experience with housing services, eviction, and/or landlord-tenant concerns

SKILLS

  • Effective technology skills in Excel, Zoom, and Google platforms
  • Strong virtual, phone, and in-person communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and maintain organized databases
  • Organization of an efficient work calendar
  • Experience with major social media platforms and generating engaging content
  • Familiarity with Wix.com or other user-friendly website development platforms

REQUIREMENTS

This position requires flexible work hours, including some evenings, and transportation access to attend volunteer meetings around Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. This position primarily involves office or non-manual work, so employees are required to sit for prolonged periods of time. Employee must be able to lift up to 20 pounds, for example when setting up a mediation or mediator meeting.

Compensation for this position starts at $21 per hour ($43,680 annually) and offers generous paid time off and healthcare benefits. Applications will be received on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open until filled. The anticipated start date is mid-February 2021. Currently, this is a one-year grant funded position for which extension opportunities may be sought but are not guaranteed. This is an at-will employment position.

In consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will temporarily operate in a remote capacity. In-person activities and requirements will be at the discretion of Just Mediation Pittsburgh based upon the needs of the program, and will be reassessed in accordance with public health guidance.

ABOUT JUST MEDIATION PITTSBURGH

Just Mediation Pittsburgh is a subsidiary of the Mediation Council of Western Pennsylvania. As a fledgling nonprofit created in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, JMP is a community mediation center dedicated to providing free, accessible mediation for tenants and landlords facing the threat of eviction. JMP understands mediation to be a community tool for justice, where conflicting parties can seek common understanding to collaboratively resolve their disputes. JMP is committed to deep listening, self-determination for conflicting parties, and equity in the face of social injustice.

Just Mediation Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at JMP are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy (including partners), age, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, place of birth, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

APPLICATION

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references by email to info@justmediationpgh.org.

MH Service Coordinator

The primary function of the Service Coordination Unit is to provide the person with serious mental health issues with professional assessment, service planning, service coordination, referral, and re-evaluation services required for a safe and healthy community life which is manifested through stability in relationships, housing and employment. The development of enduring relationships with those served is critical, with persistent outreach, being the central contact point in the system, coordinating care and assisting the person in their recovery process. This is done in accordance with the Agency’s vision, mission and values, and emerging mental health Recovery Principles. The Service Coordinator provides professional coordination of mental health services according to the individual’s level of need. The incumbent works as a member of a treatment/service team, often taking the lead role, and using considerable discretion and independent judgment in order to promote individuals’ mental health recovery.

Qualifications:

Education and Training: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Psychology with a Specialization in Service Coordination  OR a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology(child development, counseling), Criminal Justice, Pastoral Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, Community Mental Health, Sociology, Education with a certificate in Special Education or Nursing with a Registered Nurse License.

To apply go to: www.tcv.net

EOE/Drug Free

Camp Director

POSITION: Camp Skymeadow Director

LOCATION: Camp Skymeadow, Avonmore in Armstrong County, PA;

Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls in kindergarten through twelfth grade, and our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.  At Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, we’re committed to providing every girl the chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.

If you have a passion for outdoor education, high adventure, and empowering girls and young women – and you have the experience to back it up, then we want you for our team!

As a Camp Director, you have the opportunity to create a high-quality camping experience that is girl-driven and girl-focused.  You will work as a leader in the camp community to create a culture of empowerment and enthusiasm for all campers.

As a member of the Outdoor Program Team, you will

  • Plan, develop, and implement camp and extended outdoor programs that are girl-driven and girl-focused;
  • Ensure the emotional and physical safety of campers, staff and guests;
  • Manage all aspects of camp to include program planning and delivery, budget management, resource allocation, risk management, and supervision of seasonal program and camp staff (20-25 staff members)
  • Ensure that camp and outdoor program offerings are based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and leadership program outcomes;
  • Develop and run virtual camps and programming;

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in education, recreation, or related field – or equivalent professional work experience;
  • Minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience;
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a Camp Director or related experience;
  • Camp Skymeadow offers a progressive horse program.  Experience working with and managing horses and horse staff preferred.
  • Experience in developing and facilitating outdoor education and program for youth;
  • Certifications a plus or a willingness to get certified: First Aid, CPR, AED, archery, canoeing, kayaking, lifeguarding, Wilderness First Aid
  • Must be organized, detail oriented, and customer focused;
  • Must possess a can-do mentality, be responsible, and be a lifelong learner;
  • Travel is required throughout western PA;
  • Evening and weekend work required on a regular basis;
  • Required to live at camp June thru August each year;

This is a full-time position; clearances are required; visit www.gswpa.org for more information about each camp.

TO APPLY:

Submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to recruiting@gswpa.org.

Therapist

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

Therapist Job Summary

Founded in 1990, POWER is the region’s leader of substance use treatment for women. We are a not-for-profit organization committed to providing quality gender-responsive, trauma-informed care to women with substance use and co-occurring disorders. POWER serves 1,400 individuals each year and is growing. Currently, we are recruiting for a Therapist to work in POWER’s outpatient program, POWER New Day.  The Therapist, who is a member of the Treatment Team, is responsible for working with women in treatment in a manner that is gender-responsive and trauma-informed, to help them develop an individualized treatment plan and achieve their goals and objectives, by learning the skills necessary to live free from the burden of addiction.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessments, which, together with screening, level of care assessment, and other initial diagnostic interviews and strategies; drive treatment planning.
  • Together with clients, help to identify needs and develop individualized, strength-based treatment plans that reflect client’s goals and objectives.  Review and update Treatment Plans as required.
  • Provide individual and group therapy.
  • Provide family education and counseling.
  • Provide drug and alcohol education and facilitate psycho-education groups and life skills development classes as needed.
  • Work with the consulting psychiatrist to ensure that clients’ behavioral health needs are being addressed and help to facilitate and integrate the psychiatrist’s recommendations.
  • As a member of the treatment team, using a strength-based and trauma-informed approach, works collaboratively with the clients and other treatment team members (internal and external) to help support clients in their treatment and recovery.
  • Is knowledgeable about and remains in compliance with internal and external policies, procedures, regulations, and standards; including, for example, all of POWER’s policies and procedures and Quality
  • Assurance Plan, DDAP requirements, State Licensing standards, County Monitoring requirements, and managed care regulations.
  • As needed, conduct screening and assessments, utilizing ASAM criteria, to determine the appropriate level of care.  Based on the assessments, refer clients to the appropriate treatment programs and agencies.
  • Complete paperwork requirements and maintain quality, up-to-date electronic clinical records.
  • Participate in all staff development and training as required.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field, and a minimum of two (2) years clinical experience in a drug and alcohol or mental health setting; or Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field, and a minimum of three (3) years experience in a drug and alcohol or mental health setting.  LCSW or LPC preferred for master-level candidates and CADC preferred for bachelor-level candidates. Clinicians who are not already licensed or certified by PCB must be willing to work towards licensure or certification within the first 1-2 years of employment.
  • Experience in a women-centered treatment environment or with gender-responsive care preferred.
  • Experience with trauma-informed services; motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapies, including DBT; and the use of motivational incentives, preferred.
  • Personal recovery experience not required, however, knowledge of recovery support systems and 12-Step programs preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and engagement skills.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Value for and ability to deliver excellent customer service.
  • Good computer skills; experience with an EMR system preferred.
  • Valid PA driver’s license.
  • Self-directed and flexible to meet the needs of clients 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.

Annual Salary

Master’s Level starting annual rate $ 44,000 and Bachelors level starting rate is $33,500

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

Case Manager

Position Summary

JFCS is the lead agency of a five-agency partnership called Immigrant Services & Connections (ISAC).  This position falls under the ISAC program.  This individual will be responsible for providing case management to high needs refugee and immigrant clients primarily referred by ISAC service coordinators.  Activities include intakes, individual assessments, creation and joint implementation of plan, with client participation, to achieve goals for vulnerable refugee/immigrant populations with language and cultural barriers.  Position requires linkages to social service, medical, and government agencies (etc.), as well as to interpretation assistance and English classes to promote long-term self-sufficiency.  Utilization of interpretation as appropriate.

About JFCS

JFCS is committed to assisting refugee and immigrant families so they are on the path to building economic and family self-sufficiency. JFCS is known as a local leader in providing innovative and effective social service solutions to problems facing families and individuals of all ages and walks of life.  Support ranges from counseling services, career services, guardianship services, immigration legal services, refugee and immigrant services, scholarship services and we run the Squirrel Hill Food Pantry.  We offer support without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, gender, sexual orientation, familial status, age, handicap or disability.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in social service, education or related field.  Proficiency in another language a plus.  Experience with case management, immigrant services, service coordination or other social services.  Alert to cross-cultural differences in dealing with vulnerable immigrant clients and to their unique needs.  Excellent team player with organizational and communication skills.  Comfort with inputting data into data management systems.  Ability to maintain valid PA driver’s license and insurance is a requirement.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify clients in partnership with ISAC staff.
  • Screen/meet with clients (using interpretation whenever necessary) to determine and assess gaps in service, English proficiency level, medical needs, social service and other needs, provide referrals, develop case management plans and track progress on a regular basis.  Assure proper documentation.
  • Develop individual plans, both short-term and long-term, to include, whenever possible, development of English proficiency as well as building competence in accessing services independently.
  • Case management to support connection to services and referrals with partner agencies, county human service providers, schools, healthcare and government entities, etc.
  • Work, at times, in ISAC neighborhood drop-in sites.
  • Work closely with navigators (bilingual community helpers) and interpreters.
  • Take part in staff development and training opportunities.
  • Collect and record program data both electronically and in paper files.
  • Participate in delivery of training to external service providers and outreach to client/immigrant communities.
  • Other duties as needed.

Application:

Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@jfcspgh.org with “Case Manager” in the subject line.

Family Coach

Culture:

Trying Together is a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit that supports the work of early childhood by providing advocacy, community resources, and professional growth opportunities for the needs and rights of children, their families, and the adults who interact with them. A fast-paced organization, \ Trying Together looks for dedicated and passionate staff who bring positivity to their work and a solution-oriented sensibility.

Purpose:

Family Interventionist are responsible for providing direct service to families from diverse backgrounds with young children ages 0 – 8 years (that includes prenatal and postpartum stages for unborn child’s development and the mother’s health, nutrition, and psychological state). These prevention services help families set personal goals and address the challenges that come up in their day-to-day life. This direct service will include home visits, goal planning (improving parenting skills and involvement in their children’s lives and reducing risk of behavioral and emotional barriers), developmental screenings, advocacy and referrals linking families to any needed services. The Family Interventionist will be trained and supervised in the application of the evidence-based model, the Family Check-Up.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct assessments and develop a collaborative relationship to support families with needs in the areas of child, parent, and family wellbeing
  • Conduct and complete minimum of two home visits per month carrying out evidenced-based curriculum model
  • Provide crisis intervention and/or referrals for families
  • Must have the ability to use feedback to improve performance in carrying out Family Check-Up intervention
  • Initiates 2 (two) child development screenings per year with parents and children using the appropriate developmental tools, (ASQ)
  • Actively participate in ongoing outreach/recruitment for the program
  • Actively participate in the development of special events and celebrations with/for families
  • Ability to maximize program offerings to families from across the Homewood Early Learning Hub and Family Center
  • Must maintain a high level of integrity
  • Must maintain confidentiality of ALL families
  • Responsible for approximately 20-25 families on a caseload
  • Transport families to programming, well baby visits, mental health sessions, etc. when possible
  • Communicate regularly and productively with colleagues within the Early Learning Hub and Family Center and across the organization
  • Actively participate in bi-weekly supervision and staff meetings
  • Must maintain files and complete all management information system paperwork accurately as required in a timely manner
  • Maintain the Early Learning Hub and Family Center site and ensure welcoming atmosphere
  • Relationship or knowledge of the Homewood-Brushton community is helpful.
  • Attend minimum of twenty (20) hours of job-related trainings annually

Qualifications:

  • MSW or Master’s degree in Counseling, Child Development, Early Childhood or related field or,
  • Background in family therapy involving at-risk children strongly preferred or five (5) years of related experience in early childhood prevention, human services/or social services working with children and families
  • Interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • High level of analytical skill
  • Experience with in-home visiting
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to collaborate with other Hub and  Family Center staff and community partners
  • Ability to work both independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to work nights and weekends.
  • Must have their own reliable vehicle (for transporting to/from home visits, etc.)

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Clean Act 33 Child Clearance
  • Clean Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Clean Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Certification in the Family Check-Up
  • Valid Driver’s License and proof of insurance

Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • Appreciative inquiry and strengths-based review process.

Interested Applicants:

Submit cover letter and resume with a minimum of three work-related references to jobs@tryingtogether.org.​ Phone calls will not be accepted. Posting will remain open until filled.

Family Development Specialist

Culture:

Trying Together is a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit that supports the work of early childhood by providing advocacy, community resources, and professional growth opportunities for the needs and rights of children, their families, and the adults who interact with them. A fast-paced organization, Trying Together looks for dedicated and passionate staff who bring positivity to their work and a solution-oriented sensibility.

Purpose:

Family Development Specialists (FDS) are responsible for providing direct service to families from diverse backgrounds with young children ages 0 – 5 years (that includes prenatal and postpartum stages for unborn child’s development and the mother’s health, nutrition, and psychological state). These prevention services help families set personal goals and address the challenges that come up in their day-to-day life. This direct service will include home visits, goal planning, developmental screenings, advocacy and referrals linking families to any needed services. Our family support center is located in the vibrant neighborhood of Homewood and has many resources to draw from.

This position will be part-time with the potential of becoming full-time in the future.

Responsibilities:

  • Coaches and supports families with a strengths-based approach
  • Strong ability to build positive rapport with both parents and children
  • Conduct and complete minimum of two home visits per month depending on evidenced-based curriculum model/or prevention model
  • Provide crisis intervention and/or referrals for families
  • Develop and/or assist in the child programming and parent-child interaction groups
  • Initiates 2 (two) child development screenings per year with parents and children using the appropriate developmental tools.
  • Actively participate in ongoing outreach/recruitment for the program
  • Actively participate in the development of and facilitate parent groups
  • Actively participate in the development of special events and celebrations with/for families
  • Ability to maximize program offerings to families from across the Homewood Early Learning Hub and Family Support
  • Must maintain a high level of integrity
  • Must maintain confidentiality of ALL families
  • Provides team approach model case management services including goal setting, networking and use of community resources, advocacy, referral and support
  • Develop mutual trust and cooperation with families to strengthen child and parenting development
  • Responsible for approximately 15 (fifteen) to 20 (twenty) families on their caseload
  • Transport families to programming, well baby visits, mental health sessions, etc. when possible
  • Communicate regularly and productively with colleagues within the
    Homewood-Brushton Family Support Center and across the organization
  • Actively participate in weekly staff meetings
  • Must maintain files and complete all management information system paperwork accurately as required in a timely manner
  • Maintain the family support center site and ensure welcoming atmosphere
  • Relationship or knowledge of the Homewood-Brushton community is helpful.
  • Attend minimum of twenty (20) hours of job-related trainings annually.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Child Development, Early Childhood or related field
    or,
  • High School diploma and five (5) years of related experience in early childhood prevention, human services/or social services working with children and families
  • Experience with/in home visiting.
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work both independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends.
  • Must have their own reliable vehicle (for transporting to/from home visits, etc.)

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Clean Act 33 Child Clearance
  • Clean Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Clean Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Valid Driver’s License and proof of insurance

Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • Appreciative inquiry and strengths-based review process.

Interested Applicants:

Submit cover letter and resume with a minimum of three work-related references to jobs@tryingtogether.org. Phone calls will not be accepted. Posting will remain open until filled.

Site Supervisor

Help Us Change Lives: Ward Home Seeks Site Supervisor

We are currently seeking a Site Supervisor for the Ward Home Supervised Independent Living Program, a community-based, residential program that serves foster youth ages 16 to 20 years old who have grown up in the foster care system. Ward Home foster youth live in apartment-style housing with 24-hour supervision, where they are taught vital life skills in our Life Skills Training Program.
The Site Supervisor’s primary responsibility is to oversee the administrative functions of the facility, as well as supervise staff and teens in the program. The Site Supervisor will also oversee the completion of reports, scheduling, training and finances of the site.

Essential responsibilities include supervision of site staff to ensure teen goals are met, documentation is completed in a timely manner, and ensuring that programming, educational goals, activities, tutoring, enrichment and volunteering are effectively implemented. You will also monitor medication logs and appointment scheduling for the site, manage and monitor the site bank account, and ensure state and county regulations are met.

This position requires flexible hours including evenings and Saturdays to accommodate the schedule of the young people served. The Site Supervisor provides site and caseload coverage, including representing clients in court and other official settings, conducting client intake interviews and client transportation as needed. Sound judgment, excellent organizational skills and the ability to relate to staff, clients and community professionals is essential.

The ideal candidate will have an Associate Degree in a social services-related field with proof of enrollment in a BA/BS program and 5 years of experience in a social service-related field, A Bachelor’s Degree and two years of supervisory experience is preferred. Knowledge of 3800 regulations and basic computer skills are required. A flexible schedule and valid PA driver’s license are mandatory. Must be willing to assist moving clients and capable of safely lifting up to 50 pounds. Must be 21 years of age or older and required to apply for Act 33/34 clearances (criminal and child abuse) as well as FBI clearance. Pre-employment drug screening and random employment drug testing required.

Auberle/Ward Home offers excellent training opportunities and a comprehensive benefits package. If you are highly motivated, passionate about human services and interested in making a difference, be sure to apply on the Auberle website, www.auberle.org. EOE

Director of Counseling & Psychological Services

The Director of Counseling & Psychological Services provides visionary, strategic and operational leadership to a merged health and counseling services department, consisting of Counseling & Psychological Services, Medical Services and Wellness Services. This role facilitates the planning, development, maintenance and evaluation of programs and services that address holistic health needs of all students and recognizes the importance of cultural diversity on health care behaviors and needs.

The Director is responsible for departmental compliance with applicable state and federal laws and mandates and creates relevant departmental policies and procedures. Relative to operations, the Director is responsible for the development and oversight of the departmental budget, recruitment and staffing, and creation of departmental reports, analysis and QA initiatives.

Reporting to the Dean of Studies, this position interfaces with senior staff and collaborates and liaisons with other internal and external partners including students, parents, faculty, administrators, as well as hospitals and off-campus practitioners. Among those directly supervised by the Director include three full time staff psychotherapists (PhD, PsyD, LCSW), as well as a part-time psychotherapist (PhD) and a part-time psychiatrist (MD). Additional responsibilities include student crisis management and participation in college committees, including the SLC Campus Assessment, Response and Evaluation (CARE) Team, and the SLC Threat Assessment Team.

Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Counseling / Clinical Psychology or Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work
  • NY State Licensure
  • Minimum 5 years clinical experience in college counseling services
  • Minimum 5 years supervisory/managerial experience

To apply, visit: https://apptrkr.com/2096840

Sarah Lawrence College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has as one of its goals the recruitment and retention of a racially and culturally diverse administration, staff and faculty. To that end, every job opening is seen as an opportunity to increase diversity and every effort will be made to expand the applicant pool in accordance with these goals. For information on Sarah Lawrence College, our curriculum, teaching methods, and philosophy of education, please see our web site at https://www.sarahlawrence.edu/

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.