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CURRENT JOB OPENINGS IN PHILADELPHIA
Community Based Services
BHRS Mobile Therapist
The Mobile Therapist provides intensive therapeutic services to children and families in a setting in the form of assessments, individual, group, and family therapy utilizing CASSP principles. Services are provided in an environment other than a provider agency or office; Therapy is provided in the home, foster home, and other community settings. Mobile Therapist work with a multidisciplinary team to ensure ongoing communication of treatment effectiveness. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Maintain on-going communication and collaboration with all team members. Develop behavior/treatment plan and/or crisis plans with the child, family, and team that are developmentally appropriate and strengths based. Develop and monitor intervention techniques identified by team. Complete initial and on-going assessment of clients and families’ needs and strengths. Attend interagency meetings to coordinate design of treatment plan and wrap around services recommendations. Complete all required documentation in a thorough and accurate manner. Follow-up with frequent observations of client and school/family to ensure consistency according to developmental requirements. Review goals and make necessary changes in periodic team meetings. Collaborate with all team members in the implementation of treatment interventions as needed. Monitor treatment plan effectiveness and modify as necessary as well as monitor client and family progress. Requirements: A licensed mental health clinician including psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed professional counselors (LPC), and/or licensed clinical social workers (LCSW). If not licensed as defined above, must meet criteria of Master’s Degree from an accredited university in a clinical mental health discipline, such as Psychology, Counseling, Clinical Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing, and Marriage and Family Therapy. The degree must include clinical coursework in the foundations of behavioral health and provision of mental health services, i.e. individual, group and family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, crisis counseling, abnormal psychology, psychopathology, assessment, child development, personality theory, psychotherapy lab, clinical practicum, etc. Other courses may qualify as determined by review of transcript/syllabi. In order for a degree to count as a mental health degree, the degree must contain as least (12) credit hours in core behavioral health coursework as defined above. No more than three of these twelve credit hours can be derived from a supervised clinical mental health practicum experience (teaching/education/other non-clinical practicum experiences will not count). Courses such as statistics, program and policy development, and program administration, will not be counted as behavioral health courses because they do not include instruction in the direct provision of mental health services. If coursework is part of a medical degree, there must be clear evidence that the course was directly related to the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders rather than medical conditions. Appropriate medical degrees/training will include substantial training in mental health disorders; medical degrees that are behavioral health related usually include a residency in psychiatry. Mobile therapists must have formal training in the provision of psychotherapy. At least one year verified post Masters experience providing psychotherapy/counseling to children. Regular documented clinical supervision from a supervisor meeting the criteria for Clinical Supervisor. Any additional education, training, or supervision requirements stipulated by the Department of Public Welfare within Medical Assistance Bulletins. Valid Child Abuse (Act 33), Criminal History, FBI and medical clearances; all other clearances required by agency and/or contract. Participation in and completion of all CBH mandatory in-services (must be completed within three (3) months of hire and then annually from the date of the initial training). At least one (1) years verified post-Master’s experience providing mental health treatment including psychotherapy, counseling, and assessment with children and families.
Residential Treatment Facility
The Driver is responsible to provide reliable, safe transportation of clients, staff and families to and from homes, medical appointments, field trips or other authorized appointments. The Driver is expected to effectively partner with other drivers and the treatment team. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Maintaining daily records of mileage, vehicle maintenance needs; maintains vehicle cleanliness inside and out. Immediately reports accidents, any vehicle related problems including safety problems. Immediately reports to supervisor on duty or nursing staff any client behavioral problems or unusual or changed behaviors that occur during transportation. The ability to safely travel varied distances while concentrating, supporting and re-directing passengers as necessary. The employee may be involved in deescalating client behaviors using Wordsworth approved techniques. To provide safe and reliable transportation to clients, staff, and families to and from appointments, homes and field trips. The employee must transport passengers in accordance with PA Dept. of Transportation requirements and agency procedures. Requirements: High School or GED. Meet all regulatory agency requirements and comply with all Wordsworth policies regarding child abuse, criminal, medical, and other clearances. Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.
The Admissions Coordinator is responsible for successfully implementing the admissions process and securing client funding eligibility and authorizations necessary for billing. The Admissions Coordinator is expected to effectively partner with other admissions staff and departments to ensure all Admissions Department funding is in place for program participants and that all Admission Department standards & policies are followed at all times. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: learning all facets of the program in order to make appropriate admission decisions, while also keeping abreast of program changes. Assisting with the admission process by responding to referrals, hotline calls & inquiries regarding program in a timely & efficient manner as it relates to the admissions process. Answering questions regarding admissions process and levels of care, reviews and evaluates referral information obtaining additional information as appropriate and identifies and follows up on new opportunities for referral potential. Providing follow up information on new admissions to appropriate providers as necessary. Compiling required paperwork for admissions, obtains insurance authorizations for services as necessary including reauthorizations. Maintaining a smooth & seamless admissions process for all admits; inclusive of coordinating with family members, court personnel and referring stakeholder to ensure proper protocol is followed on all admits. Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree in Business Health Management, Psychology, Social Work, Human Services or related field. Must meet all regulatory agency requirements and comply with all Wordsworth policies regarding child abuse, criminal, medical, and other clearances. Must possess a valid driver’s license, at least 3 years’ experience working in behavioral healthcare systems with children and/or adolescents including admissions or related experience. Must have knowledge of managed care organizations referral process and authorization/ billing processes. RTF/APHP experience, and experience in CAASP setting preferred. Marketing experience desirable.
Clinical Case Manager
The Case Manager is responsible to deliver comprehensive case management services to assigned clients while effectively partnering with other staff contributing to a well-integrated and implemented treatment plan for clients served. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Delivers and oversees comprehensive case management services supporting a well-integrated, coordinated and implemented treatment plan for clients exercising discretion and independent judgment. This includes for example: coordination and initial implementation of individual treatment and or service plans, aftercare/discharge coordination, arranging appointments, service verification. Provides liaison activities between families, agency staff, external agencies, court system and the treatment team. Promote active involvement of family members and other stakeholders. Encourages active participation, treatment planning, and ongoing communication regarding plan implementation outcomes. Actively participates in ongoing clinical supervision to provide the best possible therapeutic services. Participates in treatment plan reviews, interagency meetings, utilization review meetings and any clinical meeting or other client related meetings. This includes for example: FSP, IEP, ITA, Court. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related field preferred. Meet all regulatory agency requirements and comply with all Wordsworth policies regarding child abuse, criminal, medical, and other clearances. Possess a valid driver’s license. At least one (1) to two (2) years prior experience working with children and/or adolescents in CAASP setting. Prior experience in case management and RTF preferred.
The Residential Counselor is responsible to provide direct treatment, supervision and care to program residents ensuring a safe, therapeutic environment that contributes to the healing of all clients. The Counselor is expected to effectively partner with all other staff creating a well-integrated program. This position has both full-time and part-time available on the 3-11pm shift only. Requirements: High School diploma/GED along with at least 12 college credits in Psychology, Social Work, or related field; associates degree preferred. Meet all regulatory agency requirements and comply with all Wordsworth policies regarding child abuse, criminal, medical, and other clearances. Must possess a valid driver’s license if transporting any clients/staff at any time. Two years’ experience with children/adolescents preferably in behavioral healthcare systems. RTF experience and experience in CAASP setting preferred.
Corporate Director of Operations
The Corporate Director of Operations is responsible to provide visionary and operational leadership of the operation functions including, maintaining the facilities in a safe, sanitary, orderly condition and in compliance with local, state and federal standards and contractual obligations; management of the Nutrition Program; leading the Safety initiative for all sites and all programs as well as other projects that may arise relative to Operations. The Director partners with the President & CEO to achieve the strategy and goals of Wordsworth and is a member of the organization wide Executive Management team. Requirements: A minimum of a BS; MBA/MPA preferred. 7 years prior related experience in all facets of operations. Meet all regulatory agency requirements and comply with all Wordsworth policies regarding child abuse, criminal, medical, and other clearances. Possess a valid driver’s license. Requisite skill set includes: Enterprise-wide perspective; strategic planning and implementation; ability to mobilize resources aligned to organization goals, strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
The Training Manager is responsible for the development, coordination, facilitation, evaluation and documentation of all new hires and ongoing trainings for all employees to ensure compliance, as regulated, necessary and in accordance with agency policy. Responsibilities include but are not limited to presenting new hire orientation and ongoing employee trainings; responsible to research and develop new training curriculums to ensure continued development of staff, regulatory compliance, and program effectiveness. Adapt curriculum as necessary in consultation with leadership; implement the agency wide Training Plan and Curriculum; ensure training curriculum meets all content areas as defined by all regulatory bodies, program or department expectation and applicable policies. Ensure the delivery of trainings at times that specifically meet the needs of specific programs, including weekend and evening trainings as necessary. Collaborate with program leadership to ensure compliance with all mandatory trainings; monitor employee attendance, and maintain training records. Ensure staff meets training requirements within prescribed timeframes; participate in program audits and agency surveys as needed, including TJC, CBH, and DHS and other audits. Collaborate on the development and implementation of policies and procedures relevant to staff development /employee education; recruit and utilize specialized instructors available for unique training opportunities. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in social work or related human services field; Master’s degree preferred. Experience in human services preferred. Meet all regulatory agency requirements and comply with all Wordsworth policies regarding child abuse, criminal, medical, and other clearances. Minimum 3 years related work experience required; Minimum 2 years’ experience as a facilitator/educator in a human services environment preferred.
Quality Outcomes Specialist
The Quality Outcomes Specialist contributes to the effective implementation of the Wordsworth quality plan through compliance identification and evaluation, staff training and providing overall support throughout the quality implementation process. Responsibilities include but are not limited to compliance identification and evaluation; conducting quality assurance/compliance training; attend department and staff meeting, participate in Quality Improvement Committee initiatives. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s degree in clinical health care, or business with emphasis on performance improvement or compliance preferred. Meet all regulatory agency requirements and comply with all Wordsworth policies regarding child abuse, criminal, medical, and other clearances. Minimum 2 years related work experience in healthcare or nonprofit social service organizations preferred. Minimum 2 years’ in performance improvement and or compliance-ethics experience with internal audit experiences.