Requisition Number: PA032-THERA-H-06-2020-02
Job Title: Therapist
City: Philadelphia
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: N/A
Minimum Years of Experience: N/A
Salary Range: $20.19-$22.12/hour


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Description/Job Summary

The person for this position will provide overall therapeutic interventions, groups, and individual session weekly with consumers.  The therapist will hold of caseload of 6-8 clients ongoing, while supporting person centered, strength-based recovery options.  


  • Clinical Responsibilities:
    • Responsible for a case load of 6-8 clients weekly
    • Participate in and oversee all Clinical responsibilities as identified below; including but not limited to providing clinical coverage as scheduled and needed to ensure adequate coverage as per regulating bodies.
    • Complete necessary clinical documentation in accordance with all regulatory bodies
    • Complete State Mandates trainings within 1 year of hire and maintaining necessary annual training hours per regulatory bodies.
    • Escort clients to appointments when needed or assigned.
    • Engage in Community program Activities as needed.
  • Clinical Responsibilities (Therapy and Case Management):
    • One individual session as per week per assigned clients, or more if needed for oversight, improvement, or treatment modification.
    • Facilitate group therapy on scheduled days
    • Facilitate educational seminars and or specialty groups as assigned
    • Attend clinical case consultation, staff meetings, trainings and supervision as scheduled
    • Provide crisis intervention
    • Coordinate client discharge and aftercare planning
    • Support with client aftercare follow- up when needed
    • Evaluate client’s progress and complete clinical reviews with Funding sources CBH & BHSI
    • Review referrals and determine clinical appropriateness and approval for admission when needed.
    • Communicate and document with outside agencies to ensure comprehensive services and schedule interagency meetings as deemed unnecessary
  • Documentation Responsibilities:
    • Document in (EHR) Electronic Health Records according to regulatory bodies.
    • Complete client’s Bio psycho-social history within 15 days of client’s admission
    • Complete preliminary treatment plan within 24 hours, comprehensive treatment plan 30 days after and updated treatment plan every 30days thereafter
    • Document Clinical Case Consultation every 60& 90 day of treatment
    • Document groups, individual sessions, and any other significant contact within 24 hours of contact using the EHR system.
    • Complete discharge summary one week prior to discharge, or within 48rs of client’s discharge.
    • Document aftercare follow –up as requested by Director or  as needed
    • Review, approve and document pass requests, visitors, and phase checklists
    • Complete all necessary assessments, consents, ASAM and other documentation as required.
    • Document and ensure continuity of care and foster a supportive nurturing environment for individualized growth
    • Document in DAP format
    • Review and check charts monthly to ensure documentation is completed for auditing.
  • Additional Responsibilities:
    • Assist with On Call duties as assigned
    • Ability to be creative, work independently and contribute as a team member.
    • All shifts are awake shifts

Required Experience

2-4 years’ experience in D& A & Mental Health combined

Proficient in Electronic Health Record System (EHR).

    Required Education

    • Bachelor’s Degree required
    • Master’s Degree in Social Services preferred

    Required Qualifications

    • Must work a rotating shift on weekends  and holidays is required.
    • Driver license required
    • Excellent writing, organization skills, running therapeutic groups
    • Document in DAP format
    • Strong Computer skills, written and verbal communication a must
    • Ability to show compassion, and work as a team
    • Ability to apply learned skills (clinical applications)
    • Ability to utilize strength based approached language

    Program Summary

    New Start II provides services to chronically homeless adult males seeking D & A & Mental Health, and Withdrawal Management treatment to reintegrate into stable housing.

    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 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.