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Therapist in Philadelphia, PA at Resources For Human Development, Inc.

Date Posted: 11/17/2018

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Position Summary

New Start II provides services to chronically homeless adult males seeking D&A & Mental Health treatment to reintegrate into stable housing. The person for this position will provide overall therapeutic interventions, groups, and individual session weekly with consumers.  The therapist will hold of caseload of 6-8 clients ongoing, while supporting person centered, strength-based recovery options.    
Essential Duties and Functions
I.  Clinical Responsibilities:
  1. Responsible for a case load of 6-8 clients weekly
  2. Participate in and oversee all Clinical responsibilities as identified below; including but not limited to providing clinical coverage as scheduled and needed to ensure adequate coverage as per regulating bodies.
  3. Complete necessary clinical documentation in accordance with all regulatory bodies
  4. Complete State Mandates trainings within 1 year of hire and maintaining necessary annual training hours per regulatory bodies
II.   Clinical Responsibilities: Therapy and Case Management
  1. One individual session as per week per assigned clients, or more if needed for oversight, improvement, or treatment modification.
  2. Facilitate group therapy on scheduled days
  3. Facilitate educational seminars and or specialty groups as assigned
  4. Attend clinical case consultation, staff meetings, trainings and supervision as scheduled
  5. Provide crisis intervention
  6. Assist in client aftercare planning and follow- up
  7. Evaluate client's progress and report funders/referral sources as requested
  8. Communicate and document with outside agencies to ensure comprehensive services and schedule interagency meetings as deemed unnecessary
III. Documentation Responsibilities:
  1. Complete client's Bio psycho-social history within 14 days of client's admission
  2. Complete preliminary treatment plan within 24 hours, comprehensive treatment plan 30 days after and updated treatment plan every 30days thereafter
  3. Document Clinical Case Consultation every 60& 90 day of treatment
  4. Document groups, individual sessions, and any other significant contact within 24 hours of contact.
  5. Complete discharge summary within 72hrs of client's discharge
  6. Document aftercare follow -up as requested by Director
  7. Review, approve and document pass requests, visitors, and phase checklists
  8. Complete all necessary assessments, consents, PCPC/ASAM and other required documentation
  9. Document and ensure continuity of care and foster a supportive nurturing environment for individualized growth
  10. Document in DAP format
Additional Responsibilities:
  1. On Call duties as assigned
  2. Ability to be creative, work independently and contribute as a team member.
  1. Excellent computer skills, fast learner
  2. Excellent communication and organization skills required
  3. Ability to be creative, work independently and contribute as a team member.
  4. Proficient in Electronic Health Record System (EHR).
  5. Ability to multi-task
Master's Degree in Social Services or bachelor's Degree, Inpatient Experience preferred, and Experience in D/A residential treatment preferred.
Qualifications include:
  • Master's Degree in Social Services with 2 years' experience.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Service with 3 years' experience
  • 2 Years' experience in D& A & Mental Health combined
  • Excellent writing, organization skills, running therapeutic groups
  • Document in DAP format
  • Computer skills, written and verbal communication must be strong
  • Ability to show compassion, and work as a team
  •  Ability to apply learned skills (clinical applications)
  • Ability to utilize strength based approached language
Working conditions
Hazard and Atmospheric Conditions
  • Exposure to Fumes
XExposure to Dust
  • Exposure to Extreme Heat
  • Exposure to Extreme Cold
  • Wet and/or Humid
X Exposure to Loud Noise X Exposure to Confined Places
  • Mists or Gases
  • Exposure to Mechanical Hazards
  • Exposure to Chemical Hazards
  • Exposure to Electrical Hazards
  • Radiant Energy Hazard
  • Exposure to Heights
  • Exposure to Burn Hazard

Physical requirements
Lifting Requirements
  • Sedentary: exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to left, carry, push, pull or move objects (including self). Most work involves sitting majority of the time.
  • Light: exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. The use of arm and/or leg control requires force greater than sedentary, but worker still sits majority of time.
    X Medium: exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.
  • Heavy: exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Very Heavy: exerting over 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or move 50 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Physical Requirements X Stand or Sit (stationary position) X Walk X Use hands or fingers to handle or feel (operate, activate, prepare, inspect, position) X Climb (stairs/ladders) X Talk/Hear (communicate, converse, convey, express/exchange information) X See (detect, identify, recognize, inspect, assess) X Pushing or Pulling X Repetitive Motion X Reaching (high or low) X Kneel, Stoop, Crouch or Crawl (position self, move) Additional Requirements:
Reporting Relationships
Director & Assistance Director -Tajuana Evans, MA, MS & Eric Harrington, BS, MBA

Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.