Family Based Mental Health Worker

Job Overview:

A Family Based Mental Health Worker collaborates within a two-person team, delivering in-home therapy and support services to children and adolescents facing emotional and behavioral challenges. The team engages with both the child and their family, aiming to foster a stable home environment, enhance caregivers’ skills, and promote emotional and behavioral well-being in the child.

About us

Central is a dedicated nonprofit organization committed to providing mental health services to the community for 75 years. Our mission is to empower individuals to overcome behavioral health challenges and lead fulfilling lives. We operate outpatient programs and community based programs for all ages focused on delivering accessible and compassionate care to diverse populations.


  • Full-time, 37.5 hours/week with flexible scheduling to support families’ needs.


  • Health Care (Medical, Dental, and Vision)
  • No Cost Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Plan
  • Ancillary Benefit Options
  • Paid Time off (accrued starting at 27 days- vacation & sick time), 7 standard holidays plus up to 2 floating holidays- initial based on hire date- additional days added through years of service
  • Expanded Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Travel Assistance Services
  • Employee Discount Programs
  • Recognized employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
  • Professional Development
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Referral Bonus

** Eligibility Requirements may apply


  • Collaborate in two-person clinical teams to provide high-quality family therapy and resource coordination.
  • Employ creative approaches to engage young individuals and their families, addressing complex family-system issues.
  • Manage a caseload of 6-8 children and their family members.
  • Participate in career development certification trainings.
  • Engage in weekly supervision sessions.
  • Conduct three weekly sessions with clients and their families, offering individual and family therapy, with additional sibling and couples/parent treatment if required.
  • Facilitate referrals for necessary supportive services.
  • Maintain client files, ensuring timely completion of case notes and treatment plans, adhering to licensing and quality standards consistently.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Nursing, Rehabilitation, Pre-Med, Theology, or Anthropology.
  • Possess at least 1 year of experience in a Child and Adolescent Service System Program. (Relevant internship experience may be considered.)
  • Have a valid Driver’s License with a good driving record.
  • Looking for a proactive, self-motivated candidate who excels in both team collaboration and independent work.


In accordance with state regulations, all prospective new employees/contractors must provide originals for photocopy of their Federal Criminal History Record (DHS FBI Background Check), PA Criminal Background Check, and PA Child Abuse Clearance before commencing the offered position.


Central Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Care Provider