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CFA Outpatient Therapist (FFS) at Public Health Management Corporation

CFA Outpatient Therapist (FFS)

Public Health Management Corporation Philadelphia, PA Full-Time
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The Outpatient/Intake Therapist is responsible for gathering information on clients in order to determine a provisional diagnosis and recommend an appropriate level of care pertaining to the client’s treatment needs.  The intake therapist is responsible for writing a comprehensive report following the intake interview that will be incorporated into the individual’s evaluation. In addition, individual, family and group therapy services may be provided in accordance with the mission and philosophy of the Center.   Reports to Outpatient Manager.


  • Meets with the client and family to gather history, current concerns, medical information, other service provider information, previous evaluations, school information, etc.
  • Reviews all information gathered, including previous evaluations, IEP’s and treatment plans to complete the intake process
  • Meets with applicant and responsible guardian (if client is a minor) to conduct and complete a Level of Care Assessment, if necessary.
  • Completes and submits all billing information for Level of Care Assessments, intake sessions and therapy sessions.
  • Provides individual, family and group therapy sessions for clients engaged in outpatient therapy
  • Performs other job-related duties in area of responsibility as assigned.



  • Express oral information clearly and concisely
  • Express written information clearly, concisely and legibly
  • Use effective listening skills: pay attention, give thoughtful consideration and demonstrate regard for the feelings and needs of others
  • Take responsibility for clarity of information conveyed and received
  • Communicate using tact, discretion and diplomacy at all times
  • Convey relevant information in a timely way


  • Regular and timely attendance at work
  • Effective time management: prioritize and organize activities and tasks so that work is completed in a timely manner
  • Timely attendance at meetings
  • Consistent, independent completion of assignments
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of research & treatments relevant to the ASD client population
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of pertinent community resources for the ASD client population
  • Demonstrate understanding of role, boundaries of role and how role fits into the organization
  • Take ownership and responsibility for role
  • Follow established policies and procedures
  • Accurately represent the Center’s philosophy and values
  • Maintain the Center’s standards of quality
  • Take responsibility for own learning and professional development
  • Contribute to the positive development of new services and programs
  • Actively participate with supervisor in performance management process


  • Demonstrate awareness of responsibility towards common goal
  • Demonstrate a clear willingness to help in all work situations
  • Provide coverage, as necessary, for all services in absence of another Outpatient Therapist
  • Adapt to changing demands
  • Present suggestions in a constructive and objective manner
  • Recognize and value the contributions of others: demonstrate regard for multiple perspectives
  • Work to create group cohesion

Problem Solving

  • Assess problems with accuracy
  • Based on assessment, make decisions best suited to meeting the needs of the situation
  • Discern between immediately pressing situations and longer-term ones
  • Mitigate problem situations by using a constructive, professional approach
  • When necessary and suited to context, gather additional information and consult other resources
  • Consider other perspectives and multiple options
  • Generate alternative approaches to problem
  • Implement solution(s) effectively
  • Demonstrate awareness of consequences and/or implications of judgments.


  • Deal with others in a fair, honest and straightforward manner
  • Honor commitments
  • Demonstrate trustworthiness
  • Take responsibility for failures and share credit for successes
  • Demonstrate high ethical standards

Caring and Empathy

  • Demonstrate interest/concern on behalf of another person
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the feelings, thoughts and experiences of others
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance and unique qualities of others without regard to gender, race, or other defining characteristics

Cultural Competency

  • Demonstrate respect for, understanding of and knowledge of the differences among people as it relates to values, lifestyles, norms, beliefs and opportunities
  • Demonstrate an awareness of one's own culture and how it impacts his/her perspective and interactions with others


  • Take responsibility neatness of personal space
  • Report safety hazards


  • A minimum of two (2) years direct care experience with the Autism population currently being served (i.e.: children, adolescents and/or adults).
  • Spanish speaking preferred
  • Participation in and completion of all mandatory in-services.
  • Participation in at least ten (10) hours of documented additional in-services.
  • Act 33 & 34 clearance

Physical Requirements

  • Employee must have the physical ability to lift Clients and supplies.
  • Employee must have the physical ability to play on the floor and run with/after Clients.
  • Employee must have access to personal transportation.
  • Employee must have ability to access all areas of the service area of the Center for Autism.

Education Requirement:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited program in an area of human services, which includes but may not be limited to the following: social work, psychology, counseling, and/or marriage and family therapy
  • Licensed mental health clinician, including licensed professional counselors (LPC), licensed social workers (LSW), licensed clinical social workers (LCSW), and licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT)
    • Clinical license in the state of PA preferred
    • individuals in pursuit of licensure may be considered


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Philadelphia, PA

Job Type

Health Care


2 years

Date Posted

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