PT Mobile Therapist in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 10/23/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Provide evidence-based, intensive therapeutic services to children and families in a setting in the form of assessments, individual, group, and family therapy utilizing CASSP principles. Therapy is provided in the home, school, and other community settings. Work with a multidisciplinary team to ensure ongoing communication of treatment effectiveness. This is a part-time, fee-for-service position.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop treatment plan and crisis plans with the child, family, and team that are developmentally appropriate and strengths based. Treatment plans should consist of case conceptualization, any assessments and data collected, family and child strengths, clinical needs, and a plan/criteria for discharge from services.
  • Treatment planning should involve the families, clients and other team members. Treatment goals need to be congruent with other interventions that may be implemented from the BC.
  • Develop and monitor therapeutic techniques for effectiveness
  • Attend interagency meetings to coordinate design of treatment plan and BHRS services recommendations.
  • Complete all required documentation in accordance with regulations and clinical best practices
  • Provide services in schools on a regular basis. This includes maintaining clinical sessions with the child and family as prescribed and provide therapeutic interventions to support treatment goals
  • Collaborate with all team members in the implementation of treatment interventions as needed.
  • In conjunction with the team, make clinically appropriate referrals and recommendations for effective discharge planning
  • Coordinate with team members periodically or as needed to support treatment process.
  • Complete all necessary documentation related to client treatment including progress notes, treatment plans, assessments etc.
  • Be able to implement various Evidence-Based practices, such as CBITS, Bounce Back, BRIDGE, etc. in home and school settings.
  • Ensures compliance with all PHMC’s policies and procedures, including confidentiality and acting as a mandated reporter in accordance with the law.
  • Maintain supervision requirements with supervisor as required.
  • Maintains training requirements, licensure or certification as applicable.
  • Attend and participate in meetings and training programs as required.

 Staff Leadership:

  • Fosters a strengths based, trauma-informed, and accountable relationship with families and the treatment team
  • Models PHMC’s core competencies holding staff accountable to do the same.

 Team Leadership:

  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Cooperates and communicates as a multi-discipline staff team member through formal meetings, informal consultations and committee participation. 
  • Models traits of a responsible team member, executing job responsibilities, open communication, good follow through; supports team members to do the same.
  • Demonstrates use and support of the trauma informed model in all aspects of employment, including interactions with clients/students, family members, other employees, community members, and stakeholders.
  • Responds promptly to the concerns and interests of the clients, parents, guardians, funding entities and other PHMC staff. 

 Partnerships and Collaborative Relationships:

  • Establishes and maintains relationships with provider organizations, regulatory and licensing representatives, and referral sources, establishing effective and productive working relationships while promoting PHMC.
  • Represents the organization before various stakeholder groups to maintain visibility.
  • Manages regulatory and accreditation contracts.
  • Serves on, participates in and attends various committee meetings.

  Contributing to the Team:

  • Participates in regular meetings with staff to ensure priorities are clear, coordination is good and communications are open. Develops additional methods for ongoing effective communication.
  • Cooperates and communicates as a multi-discipline staff team member through formal meetings, informal consultations and committee participation. 
  • Models traits of a responsible team member, executing job responsibilities, open communication, good follow through; supports team members to do the same.
  • Responds promptly to the concerns and interests of the clients, parents, guardians, funding entities and other PHMC staff. 

 Trauma Informed Behavior:

  • Demonstrates commitment to being trauma informed and maintaining a therapeutic environment and community that promotes safety and nonviolence as the basis for all we do with clients and staff.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and utilization of trauma informed practices, including emotional intelligence, effective communication, understanding of impact of trauma on development, strengths based and person-centered practice, resilience focus and commitment to growth and change. 

 Administrative Activities:

  • Ensures compliance with all PHMC’s policies and procedures, including confidentiality and reporting suspected abuse in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Implements all documentation requirements, reports are complete, thorough, timely, and follow prescribed format. Ensures staffs do the same.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills:

  • Ability to utilize collaborative, team oriented approach.
  • Knowledge and understanding of CASSP Principles.
  • Social/ecological theory and application.
  • Family systems theory and application.
  • Cognitive-behavioral theory and clinical application.
  • Understanding of child and family development.
  • Crisis intervention and management.
  • Knowledge of DSM-V
  • Basic knowledge/understanding of common psychotropic medications.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Strong computer skills in all Microsoft office applications.

Experience:

  • At least one (1) year verified post-Master’s experience providing mental health treatment including psychotherapy, counseling, and assessment with children and families.

Education Requirement:

Individuals who provide individual services through mobile therapy services shall meet one of the following:

  • Be licensed in this Commonwealth as a psychologist, professional counselor, marriage and family therapist or clinical social worker.
  • Be licensed in this Commonwealth as a social worker or a behavior specialist and have a graduate degree that required a clinical or mental health direct service practicum from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • Have a minimum of 1 year of full-time experience in providing mental health direct services to children, youth or young adults and a graduate degree with at least nine credits specific to clinical practice in psychology, social work or counseling from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • Completed a clinical or mental health direct service practicum and have a graduate degree with a least nine credits specific to clinical practice in psychology, social work, education, counseling or a related field from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Salary:

  • Commensurate with education and experience.