Behavioral Health Advocate

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Employment

US$45.8-48.5k (annually)

Counseling/Social Work

Full time

Nov 2

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania is a nonprofit organization that funds job training, education, and other community programs by selling donated clothing and household items in Goodwill stores and online. We offer life-changing work on a mission-minded team. We are 1,000 working as one and each of us is essential to helping our community thrive. For three years running, Goodwill has been named to Forbes’ list of America’s “Most Inspiring Companies”.

We offer a wide range of career opportunities ranging from entry-level to management in retail, human services, and administrative fields. Learn more about working at Goodwill. You can help. We can show you how.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Behavioral Health Advocate will provide counseling and advocacy services regarding all aspects of a participant’s life, including addressing the needs of their family. Areas of focus will include mental, social, physical, and behavioral health. The counselor will maintain some flexibility in hours, which may include occasional evenings or weekends.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assess Behavioral Health needs of clients and their families – using a comprehensive family assessment tool completed by clients at intake.
  • Help clients stabilize urgent needs and find appropriate providers for long-term services.
  • Provide short-term counseling/support services to interested clients.
  • Develop therapeutic goals with clients. Track progress and adjust goals as appropriate.
  • Provide intensive case management services to EARN and Work Ready participants. Act as the primary Case Manager when caseloads indicate a need for this. Otherwise, relevant case management will occur as needed with clients receiving counseling services.
  • Conduct small group sessions focusing on needs of participants.

Travel Required: Yes, local travel as needed.

Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00am - 4:00pm)

External Hiring Range: $45,760.00 up to $48,505.60/year

Financial Incentives:  After 90 days – financial assistance available for licensing fees, including Supervised Clinical Experience for candidates working towards clinical licensure.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree required
  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Occupational Therapy (OT), or related certification required.

REQUIRED CLEARANCES, LICENSES, AND CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Candidates are expected to provide current valid clearances (Child Abuse Clearance, FBI Fingerprints Clearance, and PATCH) upon hire.  
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

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