Requisition Number: PA032-THERA-H-06-2021-03
Job Title: Therapist
City: Philadelphia
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: C - 4 Year Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 3
Salary Range: $20.19-$2212 per hour


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Description/Job Summary

New Start II provides Substance Use, Mental Health and Withdrawal Management treatment to individuals suffering from chronic homelessness. This position provides overall therapeutic interventions, groups and individual sessions weekly with consumers. The Therapist will hold of caseload of 6-8 clients ongoing, while supporting person-centered, strength-based recovery options.  


  • Maintain for a caseload of 6-8 clients.
  • Complete necessary clinical documentation in accordance with all regulatory bodies

  • Complete state mandated trainings within 1 year of hire and maintaining necessary annualt raining hours per regulatory bodies

  • Hold one individual session per week for each assigned client, or more if needed foroversight, improvement, or treatment modification

  • Facilitate group therapy on scheduled days

  • Coordinate client discharge and aftercare planning

  • Evaluate client’s progress and complete clinical reviews with funding sources CBH & BHSI

  • Document in (EHR) Electronic Health Records according to regulatory bodies

  • Complete preliminary treatment plan within 24 hours, comprehensive treatment plan 30 days after and updated treatment plan every 30 days thereafter

  • Document groups, individual sessions, and all other significant contacts within 24 hoursof contact.

  • Complete discharge summary one week prior to discharge, or within 48 hours of client’s discharge.

Required Experience

  • Prior experience in Drug and Alcohol, Mental Health and/or Withdrawal Management

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree with 3 year's of related experinece
  • Master's Degree with 1 year of related experience preferred

Required Qualifications

  • Excellent writing, organization skills, running therapeutic groups
  • Document in DAP format
  • Strong computer skills,
  • Excellent communication and organization skills are required

  • Ability to be creative, work independently and contribute as a team member

  • Proficient in Electronic Health Record System (EHR)

  • Excellent time-management skills

  • Proficient at meeting deadlines

  • Must be able to work a rotating shift on weekends

Program Summary

New Start II is a short-term and long-term residential treatment facility that provides intensive drug & alcohol treatment, mental health, and withdrawal management support services to men. We service the chronically homeless population. The program also provides psychosocial support needed for the participant served to move towardsindependent living. 

The program has a philosophy thatreflects the RHD Values of providing each person treatment in a safe,respectful and holistic environment.  The goals andobjectives include a person-centered approach to treatment. The programsupports each individual to maintain sobriety, mental health stability, andengagement in a process to secure stable housing.

New Start II provides a variety of services,during the individuals 6-9 month treatment stay that includes individual and group counseling,psychoeducational groups, psychopharmacology treatment by a consulting psychiatrist, and case management services related the individualized needs ofthe participant i.e. housing, medical, and ongoing supports.

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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.