Resources For Human Development, Inc.
Requisition Number: NEWST-THERA-H-09-2018-01
Job Title: Therapist
City: Philadelphia
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: C - 4 Year Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 2
Salary Range: $40,000-$42,000/year

Therapist

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Description/Job Summary

New Start I is a Level 2B residential treatment program that provides new and innovative ways to service men in the Journey of Hope Program with co-occurring mental health and substance use challenges that meet the requirements by the city for chronic homelessness. New Start I program has provided residential treatment for over twenty years to this population, and provides innovative and effective re-entry services to people post-adjudication. The components of the program include; Individualized Treatment Planning; Delivery of Evidence Based Treatment Models; Person- Centered Individual Treatment Sessions; One to One Activities with a Peer Specialist; Job / School Readiness with a Recovery Coach; and Drug and Alcohol Support Groups onsite.

I.  Clinical Responsibilities:
     1.   Facilitate individual sessions with assigned persons in recovery (PIRs).
     2.   Facilitate group therapy as assigned.
     3.   Instruct educational seminars as assigned.
     4.   Attend Team Support Meetings, Recovery Plan Update meetings, and clinical supervision as scheduled.
     5.   Provide crisis intervention.
     6.   Assist in PIR aftercare planning and follow-up.
     7.   Facilitate Specialty groups as assigned.
     8.   Facilitate the therapeutic process.
     9.   Evaluate PIR’s progress and report to funders/referral sources as requested through utilization reviews.
    10.  Prepare case presentation for assigned clients at Team Support Meetings, Recovery Plan Update meetings, and  
           peer supervisions.
    11.  Determine internal and external resources needed to meet the individualized needs identified in the assessment process and coordinate community support activities.
    12.  To take all necessary actions in assuring the implementation of comprehensive service plan (recovery plan)
           including serving as an advocate for the person in recovery to enable him/her to receive needed services;
           identification of program needs, service gaps, and recommending strategies.
 
II.  Documentation Responsibilities:
      1.  Complete psycho-social history within 20 days of PIR's admittance.
      2.  Complete initial recovery plan at intake, a master recovery plan within 30 days of PIR’s admittance; update
           recovery plan at least every thirty days thereafter.
      3.  Document and submit group notes, educational seminars, individual sessions, and any other significant contact with person in recovery daily.
      4.  Document Team Support Meetings (Case Consultations) at least every 90 days.
      5.  Complete discharge summary within 5 days of PIR’s discharge.
      6.  Document aftercare follow-up within 7 days of discharge and again within 30 days of discharge.
      7.  Conduct screening and assessment interviews to determine PIR’s appropriate level of care and treatment needs
           at intake as well as periodically throughout treatment to ensure positive, evidence based outcomes.
      8.  Complete monthly PCPC summary sheets on assigned caseload.
      9.  Facilitate initial intake process as assigned.
      10.  Document all outreach efforts.
      11.  Incorporate language reflective of evidenced based practice, techniques and interventions in all documentation.
  
III.  Other Responsibilities:
        1.  Attend staff meetings as scheduled
        2.  Attend Community Meetings and Closing Sessions
        3.  Maintain annual training plans in compliance with applicable local, state, and agency requirements.
        4.  Provide escort support for PIRs on appointments as deemed therapeutically appropriate
        5.  Meet regularly with clinical supervisor to review caseload assignments, overall provision of clinical services
             and implementation of those services.
        6.  Responsible for on-call duties, holiday and weekend coverage as assigned             
        7.  As assigned by the Director(s) to insure continuity of care and foster a supportive nurturing environment for growth.

Requirements:
MA in Human Services or related field:  Bachelor in Human Service or related field plus 1yr . Experience in D&A preferred. PCPC certified preferred.

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.

 
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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.