Requisition Number: PA024-BEHAV-H-01-2020-01
Job Title: Behavioral Health Worker
City: Philadelphia
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: N/A
Minimum Years of Experience: N/A
Salary Range: $13.00 - 14.50/hr

Behavioral Health Worker

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Description/Job Summary


Advocates for and advises people in recovery (PIR) in their home and in the community; while teaching and assisting with skills building in relationship to residential,educational, vocational, social, recreational, spiritual, and self-maintenance domains, by performing the following duties.


Responsibilities/Duties

  • Assists Individuals with maintaining households, such as changing bed linens, washing and ironing, laundry, and cleaning quarters.
  • Provides individuals with assistance while purchasing, preparing, and serving nutritious foods.
  • Provides assistance in following special or prescribed diets.
  • Provides assistance Dressing, bathing, and grooming self.
  • Supervises the self-administration of prescribed oral medications under written prescription of Physician.
  • Supports individuals with traveling outside of the home.
  • Assists individuals with finding and involving self in daily activities that provide meaning to his/her life
  • Explains fundamental recovery principles and renders bedside care to individuals who are ill.
  • Participates in evaluating needs of Program participants, and confers with family members, case managers, and others in Program participant’s support network to plan for continuing and additional services.
  • Performs variety of miscellaneous duties as requested, such as assisting program participants in obtaining household supplies and other needs.
  • Maintains records of services performed and of apparent condition of PIR.


 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.

Required Experience


  • At least one totwo years of experience working in a MH residential setting

Required Education

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED). 

Required Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily as well as possess the ability to input daily activities on to computerized documentation. The requirements listed below are representative ofthe knowledge, skill, and/or ability-required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • At least one to two years of experience working in a MH residential setting

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to read routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of participants or employees of organization.

  • All employees must possess and maintain a current driver’s license

Program Summary

COSTAR is a community living residential program for individuals with co-occurring mental health and/or intellectual disability challenges. COSTAR individuals are often older, require slight medical attention or special care and live in two to three-person sites with staff support nearby. Because individuals are often older, participants do not“transition” or “graduate” to a lower level of care or independent living.Staff, including Program Coordinators, work with individuals to strive to reach their recovery goals and integrate into the community. Staff utilize a strength-based, person-centered approach to encourage individuals to attend meaningful activities in the community at organizations that COSTAR has partnered with. For example, local community centers often host evidence-based groups like the Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model (TREM), trauma recovery groups, or Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) workshops at local recovery centers. COSTAR’s goal is to address the special needs of the individual, build daily living skills, connect to behavioral health resources and wrap natural and formal supports around them to aid inrecovery.

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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.