In Home Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (IH-CBT) Team Lead

Website HealthyStartPgh Healthy Start, Inc.

Healthy Community. Healthy Family. Healthy Baby. Healthy Start.

The mission of Healthy Start is to improve maternal and child health and to reduce poor birth outcomes and infant mortality in Allegheny County.

Healthy Start seeks to hire a licensed clinician who is passionate about maternal and child health to serve as Team Lead, overseeing the clinician who implements an evidence-based identification and treatment program for mothers who are diagnosed with depression in the home visiting setting, and providing direct intervention to a small caseload.

The Team Lead serves in a supervisory role and must have an independent license in a mental health profession; training in cognitive behavioral therapy and mastery in theory and techniques; five or more years of experience in delivering psychotherapy to adults with mood disorders; training and experience in working with serious mental health conditions; advanced clinical skills in treating depression; and strong skills in clinical and diagnostic assessment.

This position will maintain a small caseload, at 8-12 families, conducting psychosocial assessment and In‐Home Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (IH‐CBT) to women in their homes, using an evidence-based model to facilitate recovery from maternal depression in women served by Healthy Start, thereby promoting the healthy development of infants and children.

The Team Lead will be required to attend training in February (all expenses paid by Healthy Start).

Skills & Competencies

  • Strong skills in psychological assessment, diagnostic assessment, and measure interpretation.
  • High level of empathy, mastery of cognitive behavioral therapy theory and techniques.
  • Experience working with depressed adults.
  • Experience working with severe psychopathology.
  • Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others’ perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one’s approach to successfully integrated with others who are different from oneself.
  • Demonstrates an independent work initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy and tact.
  • Experience supervising master level therapist.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Willing to work flexible hours.

Additional Qualifications

  • Training in the evidence-based model (must be available to attend training in Ohio February 4-5, 2019).
  • Oversee IH-CBT clinician weekly and be available for crises. Individual or group format is acceptable.
  • Discuss cases, problem solve challenging clinical issues, promote continued mastery of CBT techniques, and ensure fidelity to IH-CBT model.
  • Prior experience working with families in the home.
  • Valid driver’s license.

This is a part-time/contract position at approximately 20 hours per week. Rate of pay is negotiable and commensurate with experience.

Please apply by submitting resume and cover letter to Nicole Singletary at by December 21, 2018.

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