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Bilingual (Spanish) Mental Health Professional in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 11/18/2018

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Job Description

  • Develop and implement systemically based interventions utilizing structural family therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, behavior modification, psycho-education and other researched-based approaches.
  • Provide family and individual treatment to the families on case load in accordance with family based regulations, agency policy and good practice standards.
  • Work collaboratively with teammate (Mental Heath Worker) as well as other systems impacting the family (i.e. Family Court, Child Welfare, Educational Systems, other Mental/Behavioral Health Providers, etc.).
  • Provide services in the client’s home/environment during “non-traditional hours”, according to the needs and schedules of the families on their caseload, which includes evenings and weekends if necessary.
  • Conduct initial and ongoing assessment of the client and family, including review of referral information.
  • Identify and engage key participants while identifying systemic strengths and needs.
  • Complete functional analyses of targeted behaviors/problems within the ecological context.
  • Engage primary caregiver and other key participants in active, change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement and attainment of identified goals.
  • Develop and implement initial and ongoing treatment plans with focus on utilizing strengths and reviewing outcomes regularly using an analytic process.
  • Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment interventions and case development in accordance with reporting and documentation regulations and agency policies.
  • Collaborate with all relevant systems and key participants within each system to ensure their “buy-in” and cooperation throughout treatment.
  • Provide direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with program principles and practices.
  • Participate in all supervision, training, and consultation activities as directed.
  • Provide crisis interventions and stabilization 24/7 to the clients/families on their caseload.
  • Complete all program paperwork to agency standards and submit according to determined time frames.
  • Achieve level of productivity (service hours) within established range set by the program director.
  • Adhere to professional code of ethics and follow existing federal and state guidelines and laws pertaining to mandated reporting procedures.
  • Facilitate the use of Family Support Service Funds within program guidelines.
  • Must attend all mandatory trainings.
  • In-Office hours required to attend weekly group and individual supervision, as well as other meetings or appointments, as scheduled.
  • Ensure compliance with all Wordsworth’s policies and procedures including confidentiality and reporting suspected child abuse.
  • Participate in training/supervision programs as part of agency professional development initiative.
  • Family Based Mental Health Services adheres to a “Whatever It Takes” philosophy.
  • MHP’s will be expected to step outside of their primary role when they are needed to do so for the sake of advancing client progress and/or maintaining program integrity.
  • Transporting clients to and from appointments, meetings, tasks of daily living, etc.
  • Providing direct case management services in collaboration with, or in the absence of the MHW.

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.
  • Demonstrates use and support of the Sanctuary 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 Wordsworth staff.

Trauma informed behavior

  • Demonstrates commitment to being trauma informed and maintaining a therapeutic community that promotes safety and nonviolence as the basis for all we do with clients/students and staff.
  • Adheres to the Seven Sanctuary Commitments in all aspects of employment; Nonviolence, Emotional Intelligence, Social Learning, Open Communication, Social Responsibility, Democracy, Growth and Change
  • Utilizes the Sanctuary “toolkit,” including Community Meetings, Safety Plans, Red Flag Meetings, Psycho education, Team Meetings, and the S.E.L.F. framework, which addresses: Safety, Emotion Management, Loss, Future.

 Administrative activities

  • Ensures compliance with all Wordsworth’s policies and procedures, including confidentiality and reporting suspected abuse in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Follows all documentation requirements, reports are complete, thorough, timely and follow prescribed format.
  • Prepares and delivers reports to outside agencies as appropriate; ensures reports are maintained in an accessible manner.


  • 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-IV TR.
  • Basic knowledge/understanding of common psychotropic medications.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Strong computer skills in all Microsoft office applications.


  • Routine social service office environment for children and adolescents and community based settings throughout Philadelphia. Employee may be involved in de-escalating client behaviors using Wordsworth approved techniques. Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens.
  • Ability to independently utilize routine office equipment.
  • Ability to independently travel outside of agency. Approximately 80-90% of time is spent in the community. Staff is required to be in the office for weekly group and individual supervision, as well as other meetings or appointments as scheduled.
  • The physical demands and work environment described is representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Two years experience providing individual and family therapy in community settings; experience developing and implementing interventions across multiple systems/settings (i.e. family, peer, school, community, other providers, DHS, Juvenile Probation, etc.) required


  • Graduate degree in psychology, counseling, family therapy, social work, nursing, theology with an emphasis in pastoral counseling, or rehabilitation counseling with a minimum of 12 graduate credit hours in therapy and/or counseling, and two (2) years experience in child and adolescent mental health services. OR
  • Graduate degree in any other field of human services approved by the Office of Mental Health as being appropriate for professional certification in mental health services and including 12 credit hours of education in therapy and/or counseling, and three years of experience in child and adolescent mental health services. OR
  • If no graduate degree, must have achieved certification in the departmentally sponsored Family Based Mental Health Services training program, and have at least four years experience in Family Based Mental Health Services.
  • Criminal background check, child abuse, FBI and medical clearances, as well as any other clearances required by contract or Wordsworth.
  • PA license in good standing as Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist or Professional Counselor preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license required with access to reliable vehicle with current registration and evidence of current automotive insurance coverage .


  • Commensurate with education and experience.