Housing Advocate

ABOUT THE ROLE:  Provide direct administrative, social and programmatic services support for the individuals served within the Emergency Shelter. Administrative skilled services include, but are not limited to, compliance with all policies and procedures of the Emergency Shelter as well as reporting matrixes for compliance with funders (which directly impacts funding); operational directives to maintain a safe and healthy environment; facilitates building security; completes intakes and assessments and data entry into the HMIS system within 24 hours; accurately completes all required documentation; and other duties as assigned.  Programmatic and Social Services support include, but are not limited to, social services assessment of all new as well as current individuals served and utilizing such information to collaborate with Housing Coordinator/Advocate to complete and/or update individual goal plans; provide necessary support for access to items to maintain daily living while an individual served is engaged at Emergency Shelter; monitor and deploy de-escalation techniques to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all individuals served; assists individuals served with all necessary documentation for moving towards a housing first model of operations and support; and other duties as assigned.  Actively engage in a team-based model of service delivery, whereby the Housing Stabilization Coordinator will be proactive in seeking additional external and internal resources to meet the needs of the individual served.

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Master’s Degree. Human Services OR related fields and one year of related work experience, or Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field and three years’ related work experience.
  • Must have exceptional computer skills using MS Office suite of products.
  • Must be able to obtain ACT 33/34 and FBI clearances

SCHEDULE: (this is an exempt position) Monday- Friday, 37.5 hours a week, may vary according to program need and needs of persons served. May be required to work weekends, and holidays if it falls on a work day. Participate in the On-Call Rotation, as directed by supervisor

We offer a wonderful benefit package and a competitive salary. APPLY TODAY!

ABOUT BETHLEHEM HAVEN:  Our mission is to provide a continuum of care for homeless individuals that leads toward self-sufficiency. Our founding values of Hospitality, Compassion, Integrity and Empowerment are still at the heart of everything we do today even as we have expanded our offerings.

ABOUT PITTSBURGH MERCY:  We’re a community-based health and human services organization using person-centered care to treat our area’s most vulnerable populations. We work with families in settings that are safe and familiar to them, and view them as equal partners when planning, developing, and monitoring care.

Our mission is to be a compassionate, transforming presence within our communities. We reach out to offer help – and hope – to people who are experiencing:

  • Mental illness and substance abuse
  • Physical health needs
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Traumatic events or circumstances, including homelessness + abuse

Medical Respite Supervisor

ABOUT THE POSITION: The Medical Respite Supervisor to provide overall clinical and social support supervision as well as oversight of service delivery to Respite clients. This includes, but not limited to, day to day operational oversight of programmatic services; administrative services to support medical respite; supervision of staff; and represent program with internal and external stakeholders; and other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree in Human Services or related field with 3 years of experience which will include 1 year as supervisor or team lead; OR Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related filed and 4 years’ experience which will include 1 year as supervisor or team lead.
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Must be able to obtain ACT 33/34 and FBI clearances

SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and as business needs require. Will cover some weekend shifts and participate in on call schedules

We offer a competitive wage and our great benefits are effective day of hire.  Apply Today!

ABOUT BETHLEHEM HAVEN:  Our mission is to provide a continuum of care for homeless individuals that leads toward self-sufficiency. Our founding values of Hospitality, Compassion, Integrity and Empowerment are still at the heart of everything we do today even as we have expanded our offerings.

ABOUT PITTSBURGH MERCY:  We’re a community-based health and human services organization using person-centered care to treat our area’s most vulnerable populations. We work with families in settings that are safe and familiar to them, and view them as equal partners when planning, developing, and monitoring care.

Our mission is to be a compassionate, transforming presence within our communities. We reach out to offer help – and hope – to people who are experiencing:

  • Mental illness and substance abuse
  • Physical health needs
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Traumatic events or circumstances, including homelessness + abuse

Patient Care Specialist

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

Organization Description:

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

Position Summary:

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements and Qualifications:

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

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

To Apply:

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

Please review www.pppgh.org prior to applying.

Program Manager

Adagio Health, a nonprofit community health organization serving over 110,000 clients and patients per year in Pennsylvania, New York, and West Virginia, is growing again! Qualified candidates with an interest in managing a dynamic, impactful program with proven success are invited to apply.

Adagio Health is the manager of Tobacco Prevention and Control programs in Allegheny County. Known as the Regional Primary Contractor (RPC), Adagio Health is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to accomplish four primary objectives:

  • Prevention initiation of tobacco use among youth and young adults
  • Promote cessation efforts among adults and youth to address use of all tobacco products
  • Eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Identify and eliminate tobacco and all other tobacco products disparities

The Program Manager will be tasked to manage the project and staff in Allegheny County, which includes a team of five direct reports, to achieve project and grant deliverables. The Program Manager will provide oversight and management of several subcontractors and external partners to achieve outlined deliverables. The Program Manager manages project budgets, oversees new partnerships, manages funding relationships, and creates solutions to fill service gaps. The job will be focused on promoting positive outcomes and reporting out on progress. In addition, the Program Manager with co-supervise a regional coalition of partners with similar goals and objectives. The candidate should have sound fiscal, program management, and personnel management skills.

Ideal candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree, Masters preferred, 3-5 years related professional experience, strong background in program manager, experience in database and spreadsheet management. Must have strong leadership and communication skills, including presentation skills. All applicants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination upon hire.

Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Communities of color are disproportionately affected by nicotine and tobacco use. Adagio Health is committed to diversity and inclusion to ensure program staff represent the communities which we serve.

Since 1971, Adagio Health has been providing affordable, high-quality health and wellness services and support to women and their families. In addition to Tobacco Prevention and Control, Adagio Health’s services include family planning and reproductive healthcare, breast and cervical cancer early detection programs, prenatal care, and education on topics such as healthy relationships and substance abuse.

If you are interested in a job that will have an impact on community health, Adagio Health offers affordable healthcare and insurance coverage, a 403(b)-retirement plan with immediate vesting in Adagio’s contribution, and professional development reimbursement.  We strive to create a culture where every employee feels respected and included. We believe teams with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives create better outcomes. We want every employee, regardless of their role in the organization, to have a sense of pride and belonging and a shared commitment to excellence. We make employment decisions based on job related criteria, regardless of age, sex, race, gender identity or expression, color, national origin, sexual orientation, or any other non-work related criteria. EEO/M/F/D/V employer

Executive Director of Vintage

For thousands of people and families in our region, Familylinks is a strong connection to a life of health, hope and independence. Familylinks services help those who are struggling with mental health issues, developmental disabilities, addictions, behavioral problems, illnesses and other life challenges. For more information about Familylinks, please visit www.familylinks.org.

Position Overview:

The Executive Director of Vintage is responsible for the leadership and overall management and operations of senior services for Vintage and Familylinks. The Director develops and administers all program and operational activities of the organization. The Director works with the Familylinks Leadership Team and the Vintage Board of Directors to develop goals and strategies to advance the agency’s mission and strategic direction.

Essential Characteristics and Behaviors:

  • Serve as a member of the Leadership Team and provide strategic leadership and agency-wide functions by developing, interpreting and leading the implementation of policies and strategies.
  • Model organizational values through their behavior; including strong interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and professional posture.
  • Lead with drive and purpose to ensure the agency will meet strategic goals, endure challenges with a positive spirit, and respectfully demonstrate self-assurance at all levels of the organization.
  • Motivate an atmosphere of achievement through supportive interpersonal relationships, collaboration, facilitation, delegation, inclusion and involvement at all levels of the organization, and in the community.
  • Strong creativity, flexibility, and ability to organize and perform multiple tasks within the same timeframe.

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of Vintage and Familylinks’ programs.
  • Develop, implement, and assure compliance with agency policies, legal mandates, and regulatory/contract requirements.
  • Lead new program development, modification, or discontinuance of current programs.
  • Prepare and submit all internal and external administrative reports to funding sources and community organizations.
  • Maintain positive communications and professional relationships within the local community.
  • Develop and execute a marketing strategy for senior services.
  • Develop the operating and capital budgets working with the CFO and the Finance department.
  • Generate new funding sources and shared services to support growth and innovation of senior services.
  • Assure fiscal and program accountability in a manner that strengthens the agency’s financial base.
  • Assure prudent use of the agency’s assets including efficient management and appropriate supervision.
  • Work with the Development department to assist, design, and implement strategies to generate annual support of the operating budget.
  • Responsible for the supervision of a team including making recommendations for hiring, promotions, development, and discharges following agency policies.
  • Assure the effective utilization of volunteers, student interns, and workers-in-training.
  • Develop and implement annual Program Evaluation, Quality Improvement Plans, and program reports.
  • Communicate effectively with the Board and provides information for the Board to function properly.
  • Maintain accreditation and licensing of assigned services/programs.
  • Facilitate departmental and Vintage Board committee meetings.
  • Ensure program space is clean, neat, and meets regulatory standards.
  • Attend all trainings and supervision meetings.

Position Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in a Human Services or related field with 5+ years’ of management experience preferred.
  • Ability to create and manage operational budgets.
  • Experience in understanding the dynamics of growth and development of services/programs.
  • Ability to relate to older adults as well as represent the organization to a variety of external organizations, government representatives, and other stakeholders to promote senior services.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills including conducting presentations and/or media events.
  • Global thinker with demonstrated critical-thinking skills.
  • Strong computer skills including the ability to translate data and information.
  • Skilled with MS Word, Excel, Outlook and customized databases.
  • Support the organization’s mission along with sensitivity of cultural and workplace harmony.

Working Conditions:

  • Position is based in the Vintage location but travel to other locations will be necessary for business purposes.
  • The ability to work general office hours necessary to complete the requirements of the position.
  • Must have a valid PA drivers’ license and access to a vehicle as traveling to various locations.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to ten (10) pounds of files and small office tools.  Walking and standing may be necessary in carrying out duties.

Familylinks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider

Call Center Supervisor

Job Summary: The Call Center Supervisor is responsible for the operation of the Call Center as well as maintaining the security, confidentiality, and accuracy of the electronic call records. In addition, this position will be expected to supervise Call Center employees and must have a strong ability in coaching and guiding staff in customer service and communication skills. This position will be required to perform quality control and data analysis to recommend and implement improvement initiatives.

Job Duties:

  • Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, and supervises the operation of the call center.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures relating to the management of call center.
  • Coordinates the implementation and maintenance of automated phone system and other systems and acts as the liaison  with technology staff and other departments to resolve any issues.
  • Supervises, directs, trains and evaluates performance of call center staff.
  • Effective scheduling of staff and workflow to provide optimum coverage with available resources to meet department goals relating to production and quality, as well as call volumes that come into the call center.
  • Assists in answering inquiries and resolving complaints from the callers, as necessary.
  • Monitor real time and historical call data to ensure all staff performs with the highest phone etiquette and professional courtesy, as well as identify any areas of improvement.
  • Prepares monthly/annual reports.
  • IT – Required to learn and use iCarol software.

Education:

Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent, required. Associate degree or bachelor’s degree in health care management, public health, business administration, or related field. Prefer individual who has personal experience with mental health services.

Experience:

Supervisory experience of 2 years and knowledge of supervisory practices and principles, including work planning, scheduling, review and evaluation and employee training and discipline.

License/Certification:

Must possess a valid PA driver’s license and proof of insurance.

Skills/Competencies:

  • Knowledge of call center management practices
  • Ability to communicate and maintain an effective working relationship with staff.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, problem solving, verbal and written communication, and conflict resolution skills.

Cover letters, resumes, and questions may be submitted to: kganley@peer-support.org

Director of Behavioral Health

For thousands of people and families in our region, Familylinks is a strong connection to a life of health, hope and independence. Familylinks services help those who are struggling with mental health issues, developmental disabilities, addictions, behavioral problems, illnesses and other life challenges. For more information about Familylinks, please visit www.familylinks.org.

Position Overview:  The Behavioral Health Director is a member of the Leadership Team at Familylinks and is responsible for strategic leadership, development, oversight of Behavioral Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs programs.  The position is responsible for overseeing and developing programs through hiring, supervision, program evaluation and community engagement.  The Director must develop, plan, and implement strategies for program continuation and growth while being positive and supportive of Familylinks’ personnel and the mission of the organization.

Essential Characteristics and Behaviors:

  • Serve as a member of the Leadership Team and provide strategic leadership and agency-wide functions by developing, interpreting and leading the implementation of policies and strategies.
  • Must model organizational values through behavior; including strong interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence and professional posture.
  • Lead with drive and purpose to ensure that the agency will meet strategic goals, endure challenges with a positive spirit, and respectfully demonstrate self-assurance at all levels of the organization.
  • Motivate an atmosphere of achievement through supportive interpersonal relationships, collaboration, facilitation, delegation, inclusion and involvement at all levels of the organization, and in the community.
  • Strong creativity, flexibility, and ability to organize and perform multiple tasks within the same timeframe.

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Translate the agency’s business plan into Service goals that complement and enhance agency goals.
  • Develop contracts, monitor program performance and service utilization to ensure all goals are being met.
  • Oversee decisions and performance of services, senior program managers, and managers.
  • Project, develop, and monitor revenue and expense budget for fee for service and grant funded programs.
  • Work effectively with Finance staff to ensure efficient and accurate billing.
  • Establish the budget and monitor compliance.  Manage areas of responsibility in a way that assists with meeting budgeted targets and accomplishes fiscal objectives.
  • Develop, plan and implement strategies to manage program growth and ensure self-funding and sustainability of the program.
  • Regularly review and recommend changes in program services to meet client needs.
  • Oversee program evaluation and quality assurance functions for department including assessment of applicable legal and professional requirements and monitoring treatment plans for clients.
  • Ensure contract compliance for division (including provider, vendor, payment, volunteer, service, and personnel contracts).
  • Initiate, implement, and monitor program compliance with evidence-based practices including all required audits.
  • Work with other members of the management team to assure successful communication and coordination between all Familylinks programs and participate in strategic planning.
  • Formulate, recommend, and implement program proposals, policies, and procedures in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and licensure requirements.
  • Spokesperson and program liaison with the regulatory and licensing bodies, the community, clientele, and other applicable agencies/organization.
  • Active representation on pertinent local and state trade associations, provider meetings and workgroups.
  • Pursue new services, grant funding and/or licenses as appropriate to service and agency goals.
  • Ensure adequate psychiatric services staff to meet all regulatory requirements.
  • Supervise and consult with Psychiatrists and related medical professionals regarding the care and treatment of clients.
  • With input from managers, continually develops and implements plans to improve staff and service quality.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, supervision, evaluation, promotion, corrective action of employees within the division.
  • Develop and maintain positive external relationships with other agency professionals.
  • Attendance at all meetings, supervisions and trainings as required.
  • Create a culture of service excellence which promotes continuous improvement and satisfies the requirements of internal and external customers.
  • Assist team leads in the implementation of action plans to improve service performance and exceed customer expectations.

Position Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in a human services field with 5+ years of documented experience in leadership, management, clinical processes, case management, and crisis intervention.
  • Experience in understanding the dynamics of growth and development as it pertains to clients in therapeutic relationships.
  • 3+ years of progressively responsible non-profit program management experience and staff supervision, including expertise transforming clinical staff into a highly functional team.
  • Proven experience, understanding, and demonstrated ability to generate revenues for clinical services.
  • Experience and confidence identifying and implementing evidence-based practices.
  • Experience working in crisis settings with individuals and families.
  • Program development, evaluation, solid organizational skills, and public speaking are essential.
  • Commitment to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to apply best practices to the organization and staff.
  • Ensure clinical training for staff and interns is up to date.
  • Skilled with MS Word, Excel, Outlook and customized databases.
  • Strong computer skills including the ability to translate data and information.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills including ability to conduct presentations and/or media events.
  • Self-directed, flexible with strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Global thinker with demonstrated critical-thinking skills.
  • Support the organization’s mission along with sensitivity of cultural and workplace harmony.
  • Licensure is preferred.

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to work and travel to the various Familylinks offices and facilities.
  • The ability to work the hours necessary to complete the requirements of the position.
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license and access to a vehicle as traveling to various locations.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to ten (10) pounds of files and small office tools.

 

                                   Familylinks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider

Education & Employment Specialist/Instructor

Responsible to: Director of Behavioral Health & Drug and Alcohol Services

Job Summary:

The Education and Employment Specialist provides targeted employment and education support to participants with substance use disorders. The Employment and Education Specialist will be adept at understanding what it takes to support participant skills and resources to secure employment and retain employment along with a solid understanding of the employment process or alternative education systems. The Specialist will need to be able to influence, teach, and motivate participants. The Specialist performs both one on one support and group-based work. The Specialist works closely with the Case Manager to coordinate support to participants.

Job Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Primary Functions:

  • Teaches participants how to network and cold call to uncover job leads that are not posted.
  • Intakes and provides career guidance, performs intake services, including surveying skills, interests, and abilities, assists participants to explore vocational options.
  • Conducts group sessions on education, career Interests, Interviewing, Resumes, and Job Searches.
  • Assists with the creation of professional job search tools including resumes, cover letters, portfolios, etc.
  • Assists participants with substance abuse in identifying positions in their field of interest; assists in the development of resumes, cover letters, and applications; advises students on employability skills; works with students to gain relevant skills; helps students explore alternative employment options.
  • Coordinate career counseling, evaluation, skill training, job-readiness training, resume writing, interviewing techniques, job retention strategies, and other activities within the group and/or individual settings related to employment transition for participants.
  • Help participants identify barriers to employment as well as solutions to said barriers.
  • Conduct workshops related to career education, job-seeking skills, and other pre-employment-related classes, resumes, development, and interviewing skills.
  • Meet with participants regularly to provide goal-directed employment support, casework, and continuous motivation as well as document and track sessions creating case notes.
  • Coach participants on handling work-related issues and promote self-advocacy.
  • Assess educational status and interests of participants on an ongoing basis the Education and Employment Specialist will work with participants on their individualized employment or educational goals focusing on self-sufficiency and identify short-term steps towards reaching these goals.
  • Support participants with exploring careers of interest, identifying vocational programs, and enrolling and pursuing certifications.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues across the organization and within respective departments.
  • Complete initial and annual assessments with participants.
  • Establish and maintain external collaborations with individuals and businesses to develop employment opportunities for participants.
  • Assists participants in identifying positions in their field of interest; assists in the development of resumes, cover letters, and applications; advises students on employability skills; works with students to gain relevant skills; helps students explore alternative employment options.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Maintains contact with referral agencies and other service providers.
  • Maintains family records according to program standards and expectations. Ensures client records are complete are regarding regulatory requirements and that all documentations are present and clear.
  • Conducts follow-up with discharged participants at 30, 60, and 90-day intervals.
  • Schedules and facilitates meetings with participants, parents, and other service providers.
  • Maintains a minimum of 25 training hours per year.
  • Completes documentation including but not limited to Care and Services plans, needs assessments, and progress notes.
  • Attend weekly program meetings, quarterly agency staff meetings, and individual weekly supervisions.
  • Certified Recovery Specialist Certification must be required within 18 months of employment.
  • Participates in the agency committees as assigned.
  • Assist in 1 job fair on a quarterly job fair.
  • A passion and desire to work with, and advocate for, substance use disorder participants, many of whom may have multiple barriers to employment that need to be identified and solved.
  • Leadership skills in conflict intervention, negotiation, and decision-making. Strong communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to speak effectively and persuasively to participants, employers, and community groups. Strong networking skills. Experience with court-involved participants is helpful. Bilingual preferred.
  • Computer literate.

Working Conditions:

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

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

Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in the social services, education, counseling, or psychology as well as Two years of full-time social work, education or employment services field, or justice-related services is preferred but not required. One year of experience working in career development and job placement capacities. Excellent knowledge of education and employment resources for participants in Western PA. Willingness to work collaboratively, but with the capacity to work independently. Basic knowledge and understanding of issues facing participants with substance use disorder or justice-related services are necessary. Verbal and written communication skills and individual and group counseling are required. Individuals must have a valid PA driver’s license, proof of insurance, and reliable transportation.

D&A Clinician

RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Drug & Alcohol and Education

JOB SUMMARY:

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

JOB STATUS: Full-Time Non-Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

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

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

WORKING CONDITIONS:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

Human Resources Assistant

At the Jewish Association on Aging – a Pittsburgh based, progressive, not-for-profit health care organization -we look beyond experience and skills, we look for people who are kind and compassionate at heart. If you are a committed and caring person who wants to make a difference in the lives of seniors and their families, the JAA is the place for you.

The Jewish Association on Aging is hiring a FULL-TIME Human Resources Assistant.

We offer competitive starting rates, an excellent benefits package, free off-street parking, and more!

JOB SUMMARY:

The Human Resources Assistant coordinates, manages and actively participates in the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources Department. The HR Assistant acts as the office manager and has primary responsibility for personnel files. Also provides clerical and reception support for the department.

JOB DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Answers employment inquires.
  • Records Management.
  • Files employee folders in prescribed manner.
  • Records changes in status and/or changes in employee information (i.e. name, address, phone number, etc.). Removes records of terminated employees from active file.
  • Answers inquiries concerning the availability of employment opportunities. May do preliminary screening/interviewing of applicants. May assist in recruitment efforts for various departments, including references and job offers.
  • Prepares new hire employee files. Conducts criminal background screenings, EP Staff Checks, and Social Security verifications. Coordinates pre-employment screenings with Express Care and prospective employee.
  • Reviews file to assure compliance with regulations and send appropriate copies to departments.
    Explains and answers questions about company policies and requirements.
  • Assists in the Human Resource portion of the new hire orientation program.
    Schedules job applicant appointments and physicals/drug tests. May contact references listed by applicants to verify work history and qualifications. Supplies information concerning present and former employees.
  • Gets department mail and distributes. Acts as receptionist to the department, (i.e. addressing initial inquiries, preparing forms, etc.)
  • Performs related Human Resource clerical functions, as required.
  • Performs special Human Resource assignments, as required.
  • All other duties as assigned

REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING and EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma with experience in Human Resources.
  • Experience in interviewing and office procedures in preferred.

REQUIRED SKILLS and ABILITIES:

  • Good typing and computer skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge of office management procedures.
  • Ability to use/learn computer programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

EOE

COVID Vaccinations required. Exceptions only as required by law.