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Therapist Children's Mobile Intervention Services

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.  Responsible for provision of brief, up to 6 weeks, clinical assessment, interventions and crisis management for children and their families in Northeast Philadelphia.  The CMIS program operates 7 days/ week, 365 days/year between the hours of 8:00am – 9:00pm.  Services include assessment, crisis intervention, parent education, brief resolution focused treatment and linkages to behavioral health and community services.  Services may be provided with a bachelor’s level case manager as a team member.

Specific Duties
 

  1. Upon referral assignment, contact the family to schedule an initial visit offering same day/next day availability.
  2. Engage the youth and family upon the first visit to develop an understanding of the events that led to the crisis, educate the family on the role and time limited nature of CMIS and begin treatment and crisis planning.
  3. During one of the initial 2 sessions with each family develop a treatment plan, implementation of interventions, including conflict resolution and crisis management.
  4. Collaborate with the psychiatrist on any medication and/or evaluation needs
  5. Provide therapeutic interventions for the youth and family, in the home, community and school, utilizing intensive crisis de-escalation techniques and parenting education that will focus on parenting education; conflict resolution skills and improvement of communication skills.
  6. Provide in home sessions as often as needed but at minimum 2 -3 times per week.
  7. Promote family sustainability and assure services are family driven
  8. Utilize approved evidence based tools and practices
  9. Collaborate with the case manager on resources and linkages needed and assure the linkages are in place and the family well connected.
  10. Participate in training and on going discussion regarding the norms and values of the variety of ethnic and cultural groups in Northeast Philadelphia.
  11. Obtain language/ translation services as needed to work effectively with youth and families.
  12. Provide direct crisis support and intervention with assigned families and during times of surges in mobile crisis (CMCT) calls
  13. Review and assure compliance with all documentation requirements.
  14. Assure any follow up appointments are scheduled at a time and place convenient for families, which includes the provision of evening and weekend appointments in the home and community.
  15. Complete all required documentation including assessments, annual reviews, progress notes and discharge summaries in a comprehensive, timely and legible manner and in accordance with PATH policies and procedures.
  16. Contribute to any quality improvement/outcome measurement tracking and data gathering as assigned.
  17. Additional responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications

Master’s degree in social work, counseling, marriage and family or psychology from an accredited college or university with two years post-Master’s experience working with families.  Driver’s license & use of personal vehicle required.  Excellent interpersonal skills

Location

8220 Castor Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia

Schedule

40 Hours per Week

Salary

$47,653.00 - $48,610.00

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