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Familylinks Inc. Outpatient Mental Health Therapist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Familylinks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider

Positions available in the East End area (15206) and it the South area (15216)

Annual Salary: $43,080

Full time and Casual positions available

Overview:

The Outpatient Mental Health Therapist provides outpatient therapy and related clinical services to a child, adolescent, and/or adult clients and their families in office and/or school settings. This position has flexible scheduling needs and can include working evening and weekend hours.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in all staff development, training and meetings as required.

  • Implements and maintains the Outpatient Mental Health program’s philosophy, principles, and procedures in all facets of performance.

  • Provide services and conduct self in a manner consistent with the professions Code of Ethics.

  • Prepare or assist in preparation and implementation of treatment/educational plans and goals that reflect unit standards and measurable outcomes.

  • Assess or provide therapy, counseling, intervention and/or education to clients in a professional manner.

  • Provide clinically appropriate treatment based on mental health assessment and treatment plans.

  • Complete timely and accurate documentation. Meet audited tested requirements.

  • Communicate, collaborate and meet with staff, families, external agencies and/or others as necessary to support services to clients and the mission of the agency. Inform, instruct and assist client concerning the access of appropriate community resources.

  • Complete the required number of sessions per pay period.

  • Assure continuous reimbursable sessions for assigned clients. Work with the billing department to monitor client compliance with payments and developing payment plan with clients as needed.

  • Track and complete managed care authorizations and extensions.

  • Fully participate in staff development opportunities offered to enhance professional growth, especially to maintain license, certification, or identified program performance skills.

  • Participate in planned supervision and case consultation conferences. Come prepared with an agenda and keep supervisor informed.

    Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Mental Health, Counseling, Social Work or Psychology with a minimum of two years experience.

  • Preferred is experience with clinical techniques in Child Development, Family Systems theory and Brief-Solution Focused Treatment or other comparable treatment modalities.

  • Pennsylvania licensure and insurance credentialed; LCSW, LPC or LMFT

  • Support the organization’s mission along with sensitivity of cultural and workplace harmony.

  • Planning and time management and strong organizational skills.

  • A valid driver’s license along with access to a vehicle.

  • Management of work processes along with strong computer skills for documentation purposes.

  • Ability to main confidential information within HIPAA guidelines and organizational policies.

  • Ability to be flexible especially with scheduling and site locations and to perform and prioritize multiple functions and tasks.

  • Communication along with professionalism.

    Working Conditions:

  • This position provides most services in clinics or schools which may require mobility up and down steps and work in non-air conditioned spaces for six to eight hours at a time.

  • The ability and flexibility with scheduling along with access to a vehicle or other reliable transportation to use for off-site services.

  • Must have flexibility with evening and weekend work.

  • Attendance for staff meetings, supervisions and trainings are typically held at either the Shady Avenue or Banksville Road locations.

  • Ability to lift and carry up to ten (10) pounds of files.

  • May do some pushing, pulling, standing and walking (1-3 hours)

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