Requisition Number: FAMPR-OUTPATHE-04-2022-02
Job Title: Adult/Child Outpatient Therapist
City: Philadelphia
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: D - Graduate Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 2
Salary Range: $62,000-$86,000 per year, dependent on experience

Adult/Child Outpatient Therapist

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Description/Job Summary

Are you a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Psychologist,or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 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?

Family Practice and Counseling Network (FPCN) provides a competitive salary with comprehensive benefits, including 22 paid vacation days that you can actually take starting in your first year of employment!  FPCN is also a NHSC student loan reimbursement approved site where you can receive FULL student loan forgiveness.  We also provide funds annually toward continuing education.  Clinical and administrative supervision is provided. 

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?

Creative Arts Therapists are encouraged to apply!

The Adult/Child Outpatient Psychotherapist upholds the health center mission to deliver high quality clinical services which address the whole person and result in better health outcomes.  This role ensures access to recovery-oriented Behavioral Health services and resources that the value dignity and worth of the person.  This position also commits to strong consumer satisfaction and maintaining 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.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Psychotherapy – Conduct an average of 23 individual and family therapy sessions each week, and groups as needed.
  • 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.
  • Clinical and Administrative Supervision – Participate in regular supervision with designated Clinical and Administrative Supervisors.
  • Participate in team meetings, case conferences, consultations, and interdisciplinary work groups as scheduled.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Continued Education – Maintain competencies in mental health and substance abuse as required by licensing and funding bodies. Maintain current PA license to practice.
  • 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 of post-master's degree experience as a therapist  
  • Creative Arts Therapists are encouraged to apply


Required Education

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

Required Qualifications

  • Current license to practice in Pennsylvania as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Psychologist
  • Experience and competency conducting assessments and psychotherapy with adults, children, adolescents, families, couples, and groups with behavioral health challenges that may include substance use.
  • Experience with mental health crisis assessment and intervention.
  • Treats all Individuals with full dignity and respect with full professionalism.
  • Unconditional ability to maintain confidentiality of individuals/families receiving services.
  • Committed to FPCN mission, vision, and values; models anti-racist, trauma-informed, and recovery-oriented approach, that dignifies the communities served.
  • Exemplary organizational skills, proactive and able to prioritize, highly responsible and responsive to all stakeholders, including colleagues, supervisors, and individuals/ families served.
  • Effective and concise oral and written communication skills and ability to meet deadlines for clinical documentation.
  • 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.
  • 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 by supporting health and recovery for 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.
  • Demonstrate exemplary problem-solving, communication, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as a team member

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-Falls Family 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); as well as the SBHC Collaborative, a  partnership between Education Plus Health (EPH) and FPCN at CB School in Roxborough. Today the Network serves more than 20,000 patients annually and is an NCQA certified Patient-Centered Medical Home, and recognized by HRSA as a National Quality Leader for Behavioral Health.

The Network’s mission is to provide 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. Network services are targeted to the surrounding communities and the advisory committee that guides services primarily consists of people from the communities served.

RHD employees and programs in the City of Philadelphia are required to follow the COVID vaccine mandate. The City of Philadelphia has issued an Emergency Regulation Governing the Control and Prevention of COVID-19 Mandating Vaccines for Healthcare Workers and In Higher Education, Healthcare, and Related Settings (“Vaccine Mandate Regulation”), which mandates vaccine for healthcare workers and in higher education, healthcare, and related settings. This mandate became Effective on August 16, 2021 and requires Healthcare Workers and certain workers at Healthcare Institutions to be fully vaccinated by October 22, 2021. Fully vaccinated means it has been two weeks since the final dose of vaccine. Thus, we now require vaccination prior to start for all new hires.

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.