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

Promotor@ de Salud Program Coordinator


The Lead Promotor/a participates in and oversees the Promotor@s de Salud program under the Department of Family Services. This position is responsible for being aware of the health and general needs of the community. The Promotor/a ensures families in their neighborhoods are connected to resources, services, and the overall community. The Promotor/a is responsible for raising awareness of the predetermined resource/health information identified by the LCC each month (i.e, substance abuse, violence prevention, pregnancy/family planning, etc.) and bringing resources to the community on topics they raise are important to them. This position receives and helps coordinate ongoing training by MHP-Salud, local community partners, The Promotor/a identifies community needs and participates in the development of new education programs; conducts home visits to families in the community. The position will also conduct small groups in their neighborhoods and bring resources into the community. Promotor/a must work collaboratively with the Wraparound team to ensure families are being supported. This position requires oversight of the rest of the Promotor/a team including supervision, professional development needs, and coordination.

The position would have a base schedule of 9am-5pm, however flexibility to provide services and support in the evenings to families and staff will be essential.


  • Provides peer education and support to the families within designated areas.
  • Actively participates in, and successfully completes, training provided by MHP-Salud, University of Pittsburgh and other agencies.
  • Provides peer resource and health education through home visits to assess client needs and concerns as they relate to their family, their community, and their health.
  • Plans and leads group sessions and discussions on assigned topics.
  • Plans and organizes health fairs and other public events for local neighborhoods.
  • Makes referrals to health and social service agencies in the area, and follows up with individuals to ensure they receive needed services.
  • Reduces stigma and other barriers to initiating or continuing to receive support by providing good information to both community members and providers.
  • Develops relationships with local health care and social service providers to facilitate information sharing and service provision.
  • Represents organization in meetings with community partners.
  • Attends conferences as directed and/or required.
  • Assists in completing other program goals and requirements, such as answering phone calls and greeting visitors to the office.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Provide weekly individual supervision for 30-60 minutes for each member of the Promotor/a team.
  • Identify professional development opportunities and needs for direct reports.
  • Meet with the Director for supervision weekly to discuss programming and staffing needs.
  • Convene regular meetings with the Promotor/a team as needed to discuss relevant topics.
  • Engage in outreach activities to create and maintain relationships/partnerships with local and national organizations.


  • Knowledge of and/or part of Latino community served.
  • One – two (1-2) years’ experience working directly with the Latino Community
  • MINIMUM one (1) year experience in a supervisory or management role with direct reports.
  • Act 33/34 and FBI Clearances and valid PA driver’s license with clean driving record, required
  • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and insurance required.
  • Complete Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse Mandated in Pennsylvania
  • Knowledge of or experience with case management strongly preferred
  • Experience in community work (especially Promotor(a) programs), education, health care, or related field preferred


  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with key internal and external clients and community members
  • A passion for customer service and experience motivating and supporting others
  • Must be bilingual in Spanish and English and culturally sensitive to the needs of the Latino community
  • Ability to perform duties per established policies and procedures with skill and a focus on detail
  • Acts in a professional and appropriate manner at all times
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and plan work activities effectively
  • Ability to deliver results and establish a reliable track record
  • Communicate effectively in both written and verbal form
  • Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and insurance required.


Hours per Week: 40 Hours Per Week

Salary: $40,000-$45,000



Reports to: Director of Family Services

Title(s) of direct reports (if applicable): Part- and Full-time Promotor@s de Salud, Food & Nutrition Specialist

WORKING CONDITIONS: Works in a normal office setting with no exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

  1. Travels throughout Allegheny County coordinating with the site family services program and education staff;
  2. Frequently required to work at a fast pace;
  3. Requires considerable concentration and creativity

Note: This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be necessary for this role. Personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Board Member

Seeking Applications for the Board of Directors 

The mission of Mainstay Life Services is to provide high-quality support services, ensuring that people with developmental disabilities lead fulfilling lives and realize their vision of a desirable future. We work to ensure that people with developmental disabilities will live within a community that sustains them and benefits from their participation. Our vision is that Mainstay Life Services will be regarded as the region’s provider of choice for individuals and families seeking services, and as the region’s employer of choice for qualified and committed professionals.

We seek applications for BOARD MEMBERS to serve our mission.  In particular, we seek members with strong financial acumen and deep understanding of financial accounting and reporting.

Statement of Individual Board Member’s Roles and Responsibilities

As boards of directors have basic collective responsibilities, board members are also entrusted with individual responsibilities as a part of board membership. The obligations of board service are considerable—they extend well beyond the basic expectations of attending meetings, participating in fund-raising initiatives, and making monetary contributions.

An interesting paradox, however, is quickly apparent as part of the ambiguity that shrouds board service. On the one hand, board members as individuals have no special privileges, prerogatives, or authority; they must meet in formal session to make corporate decisions. On the other hand, individual board members are expected to meet higher standards of personal conduct on behalf of their organization than those usually expected of other volunteers.

A clear statement of individual board member responsibilities has been adapted to the Mainstay Life Services’ needs and circumstances and serves at least two purposes: it can help with the process of recruiting new board members by clarifying expectations before candidates accept nomination and it can provide criteria by which the committee responsible for identifying and recruiting prospective nominees can review the performance of incumbents who are eligible for reelection or reappointment.

Prospective and incumbent board members should commit themselves to:

General Expectations 

  • Understand the Mainstay Life Services’ mission and communicate it at every opportunity. Serve as an ambassador for Mainstay to the community. Know the purposes, goals, policies, programs, services, strengths, and needs of Mainstay Life Services.
  • Perform duties of board membership responsibly and conform to the level of competence expected from board members as outlined in the duties of care, loyalty, and obedience as they apply to nonprofit board members.
  • Suggest possible nominees to the board who are clearly women and men of achievement and distinction and who can make significant contributions to the work of the board and the organization’s progress.
  • Serve in leadership positions and undertake special assignments willingly and enthusiastically.
  • Avoid prejudiced judgments on the basis of information received from individuals and urge those with grievances to follow established policies and procedures through their supervisors. (All matters of potential significance should be called to the attention of the executive and the board’s elected leader as appropriate.)
  • Follow trends in the organization’s field of interest.
  • Bring good will and a sense of humor to the board’s deliberations.
  • Board members will serve a three-year term with no more than two (2) terms in succession.

Role: It is the responsibility for the Board of Directors to fulfill the following roles:

  • Determine the Organization’s Mission and Purpose;
  • Select and Support the Executive, and Review His or Her Performance;
  • Approve and Monitor the Organization’s Programs and Services;
  • Raise Money; Ensure Effective Fiscal Management;
  • Engage in Strategic Planning;
  • Carefully Select and Orient New Board Members;
  • Understand the Relationship Between Board and Staff.

Within these roles, it is important to emphasize that members are expected to aid in fundraising, both making a personal contribution in keeping with their ability, and by participating in and supporting fundraising events. Directors are expected to recommend new members of the Board, to be selected as needed.

Interested people should send a cover letter of interest with a resume to the CEO, Kim Sonafelt: KSonafelt@MainStayLifeServices.org

Administrative Coordinator for St. Margaret Foundation

St. Margaret Foundation at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital in Pittsburgh is looking for an Administrative Coordinator. The two priority traits we seek are “drive” and “kindness.” We need a self-starter who is resourceful, considerate and flexibility. This is a small office with three people and a very pleasant atmosphere where we care about each other. Each person has their own office and a lot of creative freedom with accountability. The work is very diverse. No two days are the same. We have a development plan, project management board and a calendar by week/month. A good candidate would be able to flow with an ever-changing environment. This position is responsible for entering all donations, creating acknowledgment letters, coordinating and distributing all board meeting materials and grant proposals, taking meeting minutes, support with special events, visiting patients when appropriate, and all office administrative tasks. Parking is on site. May be able to take off every other Friday off by working 9-hour days Mon-Thurs and 8 hours on the opposite Friday.

Responsibilities include:

  • Enters donations into donor software and generates acknowledgment letters.
  • Records board and committee meeting minutes, gets approval from the president and committee chairs and distributes meeting materials to the board.
  • Schedules rooms and food for meeting and distributes minutes, committee reports and agendas a week prior to all meetings.
  • Coordinates the collection and distribution of all grant proposals and grant reports.
  • General office ordering.
  • Represents the Foundation by greeting and going above and beyond for our constituents.
  • Coordinates paperwork and files for the independent bookkeeper when necessary.
  • Drives the weekly deposit to the bank.
  • Analyzes complex information requests and determines complex trends
  • Provides input to presentations and other department/supervisor work (i.e., supervisor provides general thought and will draft more material based on initial ideas)
  • Reviews administrative procedures and operating practices and makes recommendations to increase efficiency.
  • Visit patients as a representative of the Foundation

Salary Range: $34,611 to $56,513

Apply here >>> https://careers.upmc.com/jobs/5812289-administrative-coordinator

Case Manager – LTSR

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

Duties and Responsibilities: 

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

Working Conditions: 

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


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

Please visit our website to apply: https://gjr.org/jobs/ 

Questions can be directed to Rachel Fortwangler at rfortwangler@gjr.org.

Certified Peer Specialist – LTSR

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

Duties and Responsibilities: 

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

Working Conditions:

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


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

Please visit our website to apply: https://gjr.org/jobs/ 

Questions can be directed to Rachel Fortwangler at rfortwangler@gjr.org.

Mental Health Technician – LTSR

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

Duties and Responsibilities: 

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

Working Conditions: 

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


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

Please visit our website to apply: https://gjr.org/jobs/ 

Questions can be directed to Rachel Fortwangler at rfortwangler@gjr.org.

Mental Health Professional – LTSR

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

Duties and Responsibilities: 

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

Working Conditions: 

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


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

Please visit our website to apply: https://gjr.org/jobs/ 

Questions can be directed to Rachel Fortwangler at rfortwangler@gjr.org.

Medical Compliance Officer

Weiblinger’s Residential Care (WRC) is in search of a Medical Compliance Officer (MCO).  The role of the MCO is to provide oversight over the entire corporate compliance program.  Functions as an objective body that reviews evaluates and ensures that all employees, board of directors follow all agency and regulatory policies that are in put in place by the organization and/or regulatory body that WRC is bound by.  This position will collaborate with all levels of the organization to ensure WRC meets/exceeds the requirements expected by the board of directors and regulatory bodies to which we report.

The MCO must possess the ability to work independently, prioritize work, should be detail oriented, organized and efficient. The MCO must have exceptional communication and follow up skills. This position requires an RN license with a bachelor’s degree in social science.  Bachelor’s degree can be substituted with 7-10 years of medical experience. Valid driver’s license required and Act 33/34 clearances. EOE. To apply, send letter of interest,  resume and salary requirements to hr@wrcare.com or fax 412-221-9322.

Cancer Screening Patient Navigator

POSITION: Cancer Screening Patient Navigator Full Time

REPORTS TO: Senior Director, Cancer Screening and Chronic Disease


  • Assist with the development and implementation of systematic and statewide patient navigation efforts
  • Respond to inquiries from community members and healthcare providers about department’s services and refer to the program’s healthcare providers as appropriate
  • Facilitates client appointments as needed/requested for consults and diagnostic services within established service standards of program
  • Assists patients in understanding their diagnostic options, available resources and medical coverage
  • Assists providers in contacting patients who are lost to follow up, identifying their barriers to care, and provide assistance when able to limit/remove barriers.
  • Assist the providers/patients in navigating Emergency Medical Assistance through the identification of contacts in each County Assistance Office and sharing that information to patients/providers as requested
  • Documents all patient interactions, collects, summarizes and documents all data from all patient navigation tasks
  • Work with providers and patients to reconcile any service or billing issues with support from the Finance Department
  • Conducts outreach efforts to establish and maintain positive working relationships with key customers (physicians, office staff, nurses, social services, radiology, etc.)
  • Assist with preparation of reports and materials
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Provide support and technical assistance to Cancer Screening Program Manager related to program’s web-based data management system, billing, and patient eligibility determinations, as requested
  • Provide patient navigation services for breast and cervical cancer screening services throughout Pennsylvania
  • Support for patient data review including: forms for errors, incomplete billing information, and compliance concerns; assist healthcare partners in addressing issues, as requested


  • Experience in case management, care planning, customer services, and medical care enrollment processes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized, with strong attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; able to create, interpret, and manipulate databases and spreadsheets
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and external stakeholders


  • Bachelors degree in public health, social work, public administration, or other related field preferred
  • Community engagement/outreach experience required, preferably in a healthcare/public health environment
  • Prefer a minimum of two years of experience working in healthcare, health promotions, or a public health environment

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.