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Mental Health Worker - Family Based - Behavioral Health - Intellectual Disabilities Team

Type: Full-Time (40 hours per week)

Job Summary

To promote the mission of PATH to help individuals achieve a more independent and fulfilling life by being an effective team member.  To work as a team member with a therapist on a specialty Behavioral Health/Intellectual Disability (youth and/or adult caregiver with an intellectual disability) team, to provide intensive family based services, utilizing the Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy (ESFT) model, delivered primarily in the family’s home to include:  assessments, service coordination and linkages, crisis intervention and prevention, educational and daily living skills, collaboration with all systems involved with the youth and family and assist the therapist in the delivery of individual, family and group therapy. 

Specific Duties 

  1. Provide initial and on-going comprehensive assessments of identified families and youth, to include the Vineland or other identified adaptive functioning assessments.
  2. Assist the therapist in the provision of individual, family, and group therapy with identified families utilizing ESFT blended with behavioral interventions that are developmentally and cognitively appropriate for identified youth and families.
  3. Work collaboratively with assigned therapist to provide comprehensive services and linkages
  4. In collaboration with team member compete a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) that incorporates the home, school and community.  Monitor and revise as indicated. 
  5. Provide 24/7 on-call coverage on a rotating basis
  6. Deliver services in a manner convenient to families which includes evening and weekend service provision
  7. Consult with psychiatrist on a regular basis and attend psychiatric appointments with the youth and family
  8. Collaborate on a regular basis with all systems involved with the youth and family
  9. Provide on-going role modeling to youth and families
  10. Provide crisis assessment, intervention and prevention
  11. Develop and implement socialization and daily living skills training and activities for the youth and family
  12. Provide case management services and linkages to all needed services for the youth and family
  13. Attend and participate in required ecosystemic family therapy trainings in addition to required state and local trainings, to include Motivational Interviewing and other identified trainings to work successfully with BH/ID youth and families.
  14. Demonstrate commitment to learning the Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy (ESFT) model, by bringing videotaped sessions to supervision, learning genograms, eco-maps, structural maps and assure that identified traumatic events are included on the family timeline.
  15. Present cases both to peers at PATH, Inc, and at training program, as requested
  16. Complete all documentation in a timely, comprehensive manner
  17. Contribute to any quality improvement/outcome measurement tracking and data gathering as assigned
  18. Meet productivity standards for your position


Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, marriage and family or psychology from an accredited college or university, 1 year experience in the CASSP system and experience in provision of behavioral interventions/training and/or experience working with individual’s with an intellectual disability preferred. Must have a valid Driver’s License and a personal vehicle


8220 Castor Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia


40 Hours per Week



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