Requisition Number: FAMPR-THERA-S-05-2021-02
Job Title: Child & Adult Outpatient BH Therapist
City: Philadelphia
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: D - Graduate Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 2
Salary Range: $60,000 -$62,000

Child & Adult Outpatient BH Therapist

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Description/Job Summary

Are you a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Psychologist,or Licensed Marriage and FamilyTherapist interested in a full-time, salaried Psychotherapist position working in a supportive and collegial Outpatient Behavioral Health department with other experienced licensed mental health professionals?

Do you believe that quality healthcare is a right, not a privilege,and all people are entitled to person-centered, accessible, comprehensive,quality and affordable health care?

Do you want to be part of a network that provides integrated and comprehensive services to the whole person, including primary care, behavioral health, dental, and wellness services including mind-body practices, nutrition and fitness, all under one roof?

Family Practice and Counseling Network (FPCN) provides a competitive salary with comprehensive benefits, including 22 paid vacation days that you can take starting in your first year of employment!  FPCN is also a NHSC student loan reimbursement approved site.

The Behavioral Health Outpatient Therapist provides services to both children and adults, and upholds the health center mission by assuring the delivery of high quality clinical services that result in better health outcomes, strong consumer satisfaction; and that help maintain the fiscal and operational capacity of the Behavioral Health Department.

Team members are expected uphold the health center mission by assuring that patients receive health care that is competent, caring, and meets with a high degree of satisfaction. In addition, staff must support FPCN's commitment to the creation of a trauma-informed system of care that continually recognizes and responds to the impact of traumatic stress on all those who have contact  with the organization, including children, adults, families, caregivers, and staff.


1.    Psychotherapy – Conduct an average of 23 individual and family therapy sessions each week, and groups as needed.
2.    Charting – Complete all charting as needed and required by contracted funding sources: including intakes, psychosocial assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, service logs, and discharge planning.
3.    Clinical and Administrative Supervision – Participate in regular supervision with designated Clinical and Administrative Supervisors.
4.    Participate in team meetings, case conferences, consultations, and interdisciplinary work groups as scheduled. 
5.    Crisis Intervention – Be immediately available to the Family Practice & Counseling staff during working hours in the event of a psychiatric emergency. Participate as a  member of the Family Practice & Counseling staff in the event of any other kind of emergency. Participate in regular rotation as On-Call clinician after hours.
6.    Coordination of Care – Coordinate care of clients with the psychiatrist and the Family Practice & Counseling medical staff. Refer clients to other levels of care or other services as needed.
7.    Continued Education – Maintain competencies in mental health and substance abuse as required by licensing and funding bodies. Maintain current PA license to practice.
8.    Member of Family Practice & Counseling’s Multi-disciplinary Team – attend and participate in case conferences and primary care / behavioral health integration meetings as  scheduled.

Required Experience

  • Minimum of two years’ experience as a therapist
  • Current license to practice in Pennsylvania as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or a Licensed Psychologist

Required Education

      • An earned master’s degree in social work, psychology or an applied mental health related field.

          Required Qualifications

          •    Experience and competency conducting assessments and psychotherapy with adults, children, adolescents, families, couples, and groups with behavioral health challenges that may include substance abuse
          •    Good clinical writing skills and the ability to maintain client charts and provide oral and written reports as needed.
          •    Maintains required training in mental health and/or other subspecialties that are a focus of clinical practice, e.g. children
          •    Able to utilize and follow all mental health requirements set forth by applicable state licensing bodies, and the credentialing requirements of insurance companies and other funding sources.
          •    Cooperates fully with FPCN’s compliance program
          •    Exhibit behaviors that align with RHD/FPCN’s organizational values, mission, and beliefs and avoid displaying behaviors that are in opposition to those values 
          •    Support FPCN's commitment to the creation of a trauma-informed system of care that continually recognizes and responds to the impact of traumatic stress on all those who have contact with the organization, including children, adults, families, caregivers, and staff
          •    Demonstrate cultural competence/proficiency in interactions with others by treating co-workers, colleagues and those receiving service with respect and fairness at all times 
          •    Ability to build and maintain positive and professional relationships based on respect, trust, and safety
          •    Ability to create a space for staff and those we serve to feel physically and emotionally safe
          •    Ability to support individuals on their paths to recovery and healing and resist re-traumatization of staff and patients
          •    Demonstrate exemplary problem-solving, communication, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills
          •    Ability to work effectively as a team member 
          •    Highly responsible and reliable as well as courteous 
          •    Unconditional ability to maintain patient confidentiality 
          •    Exemplary organizational skills and ability to prioritize 

          Program Summary

          Family Practice and Counseling Network, a program of Resources for Human Development, is a network of federally qualified community health centers that provides person-centered,integrated and comprehensive health services to individuals and families across their lifespan. The Network promotes resiliency and well-being among patients,staff and surrounding communities. The Network consists of four health centers in Philadelphia – Abbottsford-FallsFamily Practice & Counseling in the Northwest, the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University in the North,the Health Annex in the Southwest, and Annex West Philly housed in Action Wellness (formerly Action AIDS); and a convenient care clinic in Philadelphia –Fast Family Care. Today the Network serves more than 23,000 patients annually,is an NCQA certified Patient-Centered Medical Home, and recognized by HRSA as aNational Quality Leader for Behavioral Health.

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          Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.