Mental Health Worker/Mental Health Professional in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 6/30/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Part-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/30/2020

Job Description

The Mental Health Worker (MHW) and Mental Health Professional (MHP) are responsible for direct therapy with children enrolled in the Center’s daily Specialized Autism Services Program (SAS). Hours are Monday through Thursday 4:15pm-7:30pm; may be split as Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Hours on Saturday are 9:30am-3:30pm.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and lead intervention strategies with clients
  • Demonstrate initiative and responsibility for pursuing therapeutic resources for clients in accordance with the Center for Autism’s mission statement
  • Completes daily billing information
  • Completes daily data collection
  • Maintains physical environment to ensure clinical interventions and client safety
  • Complete daily sheet for client
  • Complete incident/injury reports
  • Participate in team meetings
  • Share responsibility for maintaining team meeting documentation
  • Maintain effectiveness in response to various situational demands
  • Prepare sensory and visual support activities
  • Set-up and clean-up including cooking, sensory and art materials
  • Complete assessment tools (MHP)
  • Provide coverage for Team Coordinator in their absence (MHP)
  • Supervise interns/volunteers and summer staff (MHP)
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisors

Skills:

  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Employee must have the physical ability to lift children, play on the floor and run with/after children.
  • Be able to comfortably perform a series of flexibility exercises.
  • Must be able to move (repeatedly) from a standing to kneeling position and back.
  • Have the ability to bear weight on each knee.
  • Must be able to lift and carry approximately 1/3rd of their body weight.

Experience:

  • Minimum of one to two years of direct care/autism

Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree from an accredited program in an area of human services, which includes but may not be limited to the following: psychology, counseling, criminal justice, and/or marriage and family therapy, and, a minimum of one (1) year direct care experience or one year supervised practice in lieu of the experience requirement.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree from an accredited program in any area plus two years of direct experience.

Salary:

  • Commensurate with education and experience.

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

  • This position is classified as salaried non-exempt in accordance to FLSA standards.