Behavioral Health Therapist

Position: Therapist (Full-Time & Part-Time Needed)
Location: Pittsburgh, PA / Allegheny County
Reports To: Clinical Supervisor 

Summary: 

THE PROGRAM for Offenders, Inc. (TPFO) is a nonprofit organization that provides residential alternatives to incarceration, inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment, and a wide range of support services to male and female offenders in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  TPFO’s mission is to provide supportive services for offenders to give them a second chance and to give their children a first chance.  The organization’s goals are to provide services that facilitate the reintegration of offenders into society while reducing the number of offenders returning to criminal behavior; to increase community awareness about the plight of offenders; and to provide programs that strengthen families and deter intergenerational crime.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

include the following. Other duties may be assigned as necessary. 

  • Maintain a caseload of residential clients as set forth by the Clinical Supervisor.
  • Have current knowledge of Pennsylvania Department of Health, Department of Public Welfare and other applicable regulations
  • Maintain standards of compliance for Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Public Welfare licensure and American Correctional Association Accreditation
  • Have current knowledge of the criminal justice and human services systems
  • Complete initial client screening, intake and assessment to determine the need for drug and alcohol treatment
  • Work in conjunction with Case Managers, Corrections and Supportive Services staff
  • Plan and facilitate educational lectures and support groups
  • Keep and maintain detailed records on clients’ attendance and progress
  • Maintain appropriate, accurate, pertinent and confidential documentation for client file 
  • Ensure that clients follow proper rules, regulations and procedures in accordance with agency handbook 
  • Maintain and document a minimum of one weekly contact regarding client progress
  • Prepare monthly reports on client statistics
  • Attend and participate in all necessary meetings
  • Be available to work a flexible schedule as set forth by the Clinical Supervisor
  • Participate in a minimum of 40 annual clock hours as required by Pennsylvania Department of Health Licensure and American Correctional Association regulations
  • Promote the mission and goals of agency at all times

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Competency:                                                

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Ethics and Confidentiality – Comply with existing policy presented in employee handbook and its addendums.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; demonstrates flexibility in covering open shifts during staff shortages

Verbal/Written Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings; Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Electronic Communication – Must be fluent in a variety of computer technologies including Outlook, Word and Excel

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions: Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Service –Manages difficult or emotional client situations; Responds promptly to client needs; Solicits client feedback to improve services: Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

Teamwork - Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Put success of team above own interests; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; Adapts to changes in work environment; modifies or changes approach or method to best fit the situation.

Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and encourages confidence in others; Inspires and motivates others to do well; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others. Displays willingness to make decisions and includes appropriate people in decision-making process.

Diversity – Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment

Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; Asks for and offers help when needed

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred, in a related field approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (ie. Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, etc.). Experience providing behavioral health treatment and Pennsylvania licensed clinicians preferred.  

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Must be able to obtain current FBI, Act 33 & 34 Clearances

Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) approved certifications preferred.

TO APPLY: 

Please complete the online application and attach a current cover letter and resume.

Review of resumes/packets will continue until the position(s) are filled.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

THE PROGRAM is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to those principles. THE PROGRAM recruits, hires, trains, transfers, promotes, and compensates individuals and makes all personnel decisions without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age (over 40), religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and all other characteristics protected by law.