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FQHC Trauma Therapist (FT) job in Philadelphia at Public Health Management Corporation

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FQHC Trauma Therapist (FT) at Public Health Management Corporation

FQHC Trauma Therapist (FT)

Public Health Management Corporation Philadelphia, PA Full Time
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PHMC is proud to be a leader in public health. PHMC requires that all employees have received the first Covid-19 vaccination dose by the first day of employment. We will offer the Covid-19 vaccination at no cost, via our Health Centers.

The Joseph J. Peter’s Institute is a leading provider of trauma treatment services in the Philadelphia region, serving children, adolescents and adult survivors of trauma as well as perpetrators of sexual abuse. JJPI seeks individuals to serve as trauma-focused therapists in PHMC’s federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). Employee will assess individuals presenting to the FQHCs with trauma and substance-use related concerns and provide assessment, individual therapy, and group therapy as needed to individuals meeting the criteria for treatment using evidence-based and evidence-informed practices. Employees will additionally be responsible for training and providing consultation for medical professionals within the FQHCs. This is a five-year, grant funded project.


  • Maintain the highest quality clinical services to clients
  • Conduct evaluations of participants screening positive for a history of trauma and current or recent substance abuse concerns.
    • Interview clients and other parties involved in a client’s care.
    • Administer psychometric measures and interpret results. 
  • Provide consultation, individual, and group therapy with participants who meet criteria for treatment using evidence-based practices including Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET), and other trauma-focused therapies (e.g., EMDR, Prolonged Exposure).
  • Participate in training medical and support staff at the FQHCs regarding the effects of trauma and on the nature of trauma treatment.
  • Participate in case management activities that support the participants’ path towards healing and recovery as needed.
  • Attend clinical meetings and scheduled supervision as required.
  • Maintain clinical records in accordance with agency, managed care, and licensing requirements.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with other agencies.
  • Maintain a caseload of clients and split caseload across three FQHC clinics.
  • Make initial contact with all clients within one business day of assignment.
  • Complete an initial treatment plan within the first two visits of client contact.
  • Complete updated treatment plans every 15th session or 90 days.
  • Complete clinical progress notes within 48 hours of session with client.
  • Complete case management progress notes within 48 hours of activity.
  • Follow up appropriately with clients who have missed a session and continue appropriate outreach to re-engage clients.
  • Complete discharge summaries within 7 days of termination date.
  • Complete and submit utilization reports (case management and clinical hours) at the end of each week.
  • Maintain compliance with guidelines and requirements of various funders.
  • Work effectively with other staff and contribute to the development of a team approach to treatment.
  • Understand and communicate with other programs within JJPI and PHMC and work to foster a collaborative team approach across all programs.
  • Promote the agency in interactions with other agencies and professionals.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to collaborate closely with individuals from different professional backgrounds
  • Extremely organized
  • Ability to work independently when necessary
  • Ability to meet all timelines and high level of detail regarding completing documentation
  • Willing to learn and implement evidence-based practices
  • Ability to communicate in writing and orally
  • Good analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Spanish fluency a plus


  • Required two to three years clinical experience with populations served.
  • Independent practice license as LPC, LCSW, LMFT or licensed psychologist in PA required.
  • Experience with EBPs preferred, especially anxiety or trauma treatment EBPs.  However, once hired, will be trained if necessary

Education Requirement:

  • Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree from an accredited program in a field related to clinical social work, counseling, or psychology


  • Commensurate with education and experience
  • Grade 21

Recommended Skills

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Lcsw)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist (Lmft)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (Lpc)
  • Case Management
  • Clinical Social Work
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Philadelphia, PA

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