Behavioral Health: Behavior Specialist / Mobile Therapist

Job Opening

Behavior Specialist / Mobile Therapist

Fee for Service contract positions.   Day and evening hours available.

Description of Duties:

The role expectations of a Behavior Specialist are as follows:

  • Ongoing design and supervision of implementation of behavior management/treatment plan for children receiving BHRS services.
  • Attendance at Clinical Planning meetings and any other mandatory meetings, observation of clinical behavior to be targeted for treatment, consultant as required.
  • Meets with Therapeutic Staff Support on weekly basis to provide clinical supervision.  This involves reviewing progress notes, treatment plan and providing feedback and suggestions on effective treatment interventions.
  • Behavioral Specialist Consultant, as lead clinician, is responsible for coordinating and facilitating inter-agency team meetings, completing the treatment plan, discussing progress of treatment with the evaluator prior to the evaluation.
  • Behavioral Specialist Consultant, as lead clinician, is responsible for referring the client to other services, Case Management, Outpatient Therapy. Etc.
  • If Behavioral Specialist Consultant is leaving the case that he or she is assigned to, BSC must give Central and family minimum of 2 weeks’ notice.
  • Progress notes/Documentation placed in chart on weekly basis.
  • Encounter Forms will be handed in on a weekly basis.
  • Responsible to check in on weekly basis with BHRS Coordinator to give case updates, discuss any high-risk clients.
  • Provides behavior modification techniques to Therapeutic Staff Support/Mobile Therapist to use with clients.
  • Behavioral Specialist Consultant should only provide services to client if adult/parent is present in home.  BSC should teach parents, caregivers, and school staff new skills to use in order to effectively handle client’s behavior.

The role expectations of a Mobile Therapist are as follows:

  • Assess strengths and needs of child and family.
  • Include child as participant of treatment.
  • Include child and family in treatment plan process.
  • Provide individual and/or family therapy, utilizing the strengths-based approach in home or other community setting.
  • Consult and collaborate with other professionals involved with case.
  • Collaborate with child, family, and other professionals to develop daily routines during times of crises and transition.
  • Work with Therapeutic Support Staff and/or Behavior Specialist.
  • Complete all documentation required.
  • Attend any pertinent meetings as required. 
  • Attends all treatment team meetings for clients.
  • If leaving a case, Mobile Therapist is expected to give Central, BHRS Coordinator at least 2 weeks’ notice.
  • Encounter forms will be handed in on a weekly basis.
  • If lead clinician on case, Mobile Therapist is responsible for providing TSS with clinical supervision on weekly basis.  This involves reviewing progress notes, treatment plan and providing feedback and suggestions on effective treatment interventions.
  • If lead clinician on case, Mobile Therapist is responsible for coordinating and facilitating inter-agency team meetings, completing the treatment plan, discussing progress of treatment with the evaluator prior to the evaluation.
  • If lead clinician on case, Mobile Therapist responsible for referring the client to other services (i.e. Case Management, Outpatient Therapy).
  • If lead clinician on case, Mobile Therapist is responsible to check in on weekly basis with BHRS Coordinator to discuss any high-risk clients.
  • Meets with client for authorized number of hours per week.

Requirements:

Master’s degree and experience with children and/or adolescents required.  Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.  Willingness to travel to locations within Montgomery County.

Candidate must have a basic knowledge of computer and of Microsoft Word.

In accordance with state regulations, all prospective employees/contractors must make available for photocopy an original of their Federal Criminal History (FBI Background Check), PA Criminal Background Check and PA Child Abuse Clearance prior to a job offer being extended.

To apply, email Jodie Davis, Director of Children’s Services, at [email protected] or call 610-270-0625 x309.

Central Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Care Provider

Behavioral Health: Mental Health Professional – Family Based Services

Mental Health Professional – Family Based Services

Description

Clinical staff to provide family and individual therapy to children and families in their homes.  Also will provide intensive case management services. The children, who have a variety of behavioral and emotional issues, range in age from 3 to 21 years.  3 years of training included with position. Competitive salary, excellent benefits, supportive work environment.  Full time position, working hours are Tuesday through Friday 9 AM to 7 PM.

Requirements Master’s degree, driver’s license and clinical experience with children and families is required. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

Clearances:

In accordance with state regulations, all prospective employees must make available for photocopy the original of their Federal Criminal History Record (DHS FBI Background Check), PA Criminal Background Check and PA Child Abuse Clearance prior to a job offer being extended. 

 

** Current Central employees will not have to provide current clearances as the clearances that are on file are renewable every 5 years.

To apply, email Claire Myers, Program Manager, at [email protected] or call 610-270-0625 x301.

Central Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Care Provider

Behavioral Health: Program Supervisor, TIP (Transition to Independence Process)

Program Supervisor, TIP (Transition to Independence Process)

The following minimum requirements shall be met by Program Supervisor of TIP:

  1.  A master’s degree in social work, psychology, rehabilitation, activity therapies, counseling or education and 3 years mental health direct care experience
  2. Experience working with Transitional age youth

Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record

Job Duties:

  • Facilitate flexible schedule for TIP staff which will include evening and weekend hours.
  • Oversight of TIP Program staff
  • Responsible for staff compliance with State, County, and agency policies and regulations
  • Oversight of eligibility of referrals made for TIP Program staff.
  • Coordinate county wide coverage of TIP cases
  • Work closely with the Director of the Case Management/Recovery Coach department and other Central Administration involved with TIP

Job Activities will include the following:

  • Monitor all of TIP referrals (Ages 16-26)
  • Monitoring staff charts, notes, and production
  • Complete regular performance evaluations of staff
  • Provide weekly supervision to staff
  • Hold regular staff meetings
  • Attend weekly department supervisor’s meeting and monthly full staff meeting
  • Attend required trainings
  • Ability to communicate well with families and school districts.
  • Primary point person with Montgomery County Behavioral Health department as it relates to TIP Program needs
  • Coordinate TIP’s on-call responsibilities
  • Represent Central’s TIP Program at external events as needed
  • Have the ability and knowledge to work collaboratively with County Office staff, Magellan Behavioral Health staff, Agency personnel and various outside organizations and school districts.

Clearances:

In accordance with state regulations, all prospective employees must provide a copy of their Federal Criminal History Record (DPW FBI Background Check), PA Criminal Background Check and PA Child Abuse Clearance prior to a job offer being extended.

*Current Central employees will not have to provide current clearances as the clearances that are on file are renewable every 5 years.

Send Resumes to:

Dave Wilkinson

Case Management/Recovery Support Team Director

1100 Powell Street

Norristown, PA  19401

Email:  [email protected]

Phone: 610-277-4600 x172

Fax:  610-275-0216

Behavioral Health: Case Management/ Recovery Coach: Norristown and Abington

Are you looking to make a difference with a rewarding career in Behavioral Health – Case Management/ Recovery Coaching Services?

Look no further than Central Behavioral Health we are seeking applicants for Case Management/Recovery Coaching positions.  

Position Qualifications:

A Recovery Coach will have one of the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with major course work in sociology, social work, psychology, criminal justice, counseling.
  • Be a registered nurse
  • A high school diploma and 12 semester credit hours in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, counseling or other social sciences plus 2 years in direct contact with mental health consumers.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.

Position Overview: Provides flexible, community-based services that are designed to promote the empowerment, recovery, and community integration of adults who have serious mental health challenges by partnering with them to direct their own recovery and advocacy process, by coaching and supporting the acquisition and utilization of skills needed to facilitate the individual’s recovery, and in linking to available services and resources, including informal supports. The recovery coach will assure that services are individualized, strengths and needs based, culturally sensitive and responsive, and goal driven.

Job Duties:

  • Partnering with identified consumers to assist, encourage, and support their recovery through ongoing assessments, including recovery and prevention plans, strengths-assessments and other recovery tools
  • Collaborating with treatment team, including therapists, program coordinators, psychiatrists, wellness recovery team, peer support, and other stakeholders providing the best possible team approach to recovery
  • Linking to community and other resources and to support individuals in identifying and accessing formal and informal resources independently
  • Assisting consumers in obtaining and maintaining housing
  • Maintaining production rates to meet the program’s expectations
  • Completing documentation and other paperwork in a timely and professional manner as well as to comply with Central’s standards and state licensing requirements
  • Promoting the recovery philosophy in our daily activities

Clearances:

In accordance with state regulations, all prospective new employees/contractors must make available for photocopy the original of their Federal Criminal History Record (DHS FBI Background Check), PA Criminal Background Check and PA Child Abuse Clearance prior to a job offer being extended.

If you are interested in this position or have further inquiries, please contact Dave Wilkinson at 610-277-4600 x 172 or email [email protected]

Behavioral Health Navigator-Abington Office

Behavioral Health Navigator-Abington

The Behavioral Health Professional (who holds a minimum of a Master’s degree) will work directly with individuals who experience serious mental illness in the role of a “Behavioral Health Navigator.” The Behavioral Health Navigator will work in collaboration with a Clinical Nurse Navigator as part of a “Navigator Team.”

The Navigator Team (shared caseload) provides clinical services, congruent with the Recovery Model, that facilitate integration of Behavioral Health and Physical Health services.

This position is full time, salaried with benefits working 37.5 hours per week at the Abington location.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree is required
  • Experience mental health preferred as the individual will be utilizing their entire body of knowledge in providing integrated care. 
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Demonstrated experience working in collaborative care models.
  • Experience with health and wellness/preventive care programs.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to serve persons of diverse backgrounds.
  • Basic understanding of MS Word and comfort with typing are required
  • Willingness to complete various certificate and competency courses after employment (for example, Primary Care Behavioral Health, Co-occurring Competency Training, Webinars, etc.).

Description of Duties

  • Conduct initial assessments and enrollment into the program including a detailed history and provide education about the program and the goals and expectations of treatment.
  • Conduct, collect, and/or analyze bio psychosocial assessments of consumers, including completion of formal assessment tools and outcome measures.
  • Active participation in all outcome measurements and other QI activities within the program.
  • Serve as a consultant to consumers, family, behavioral health, primary care, and other medical offices in the community.
  • Coordinate and facilitate communication between the consumer, primary care physician and psychiatrist. Provide recommendations for changes in the treatment plan.
  • Conduct a variety of wellness and preventive care programs such as smoking cessation, nutrition, etc.
  • Monitor consumers closely (in person or by phone) for changes in severity of symptoms and medication side effects. Educate consumers about medications and their side effects, as needed; encourage treatment adherence. Screen for other medical conditions as clinically indicated.
  • Skilled in Motivational Interviewing and SBIRT.
  • Foster cooperative relationships among the diverse professional disciplines within the program and community to facilitate overall professional growth and the application of new knowledge.
  • Complete service docs thoroughly in the DAP format.
  • Support all aspects of consumer driven recovery efforts.
  • Attend all necessary trainings and weekly/monthly meetings.
  • Participate in treatment team meetings and assist in developing integrated care plans.

In accordance with state regulations, all prospective employees must provide a copy of their Federal Criminal History Record (DHS FBI Background Check), PA Criminal Background Check and PA Child Abuse Clearance prior to a job offer being extended

Contact Eileen Curley at 610-279-9270 Ext. 223 or email [email protected] or contact Madelyn Pontari at 610-277-4600 Ext. 250 or email [email protected].

* Central Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Care Provider

Behavioral Health: Administrative Case Manager

Administrative Case Manager-Full Time Position: Norristown Location

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in sociology, social work, psychology, criminal justice, counseling or a related field. A high school diploma and 12 semester credit hours in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, counseling or other social sciences plus 2 years in direct contact with mental health consumers.  Valid driver’s license required.  Bilingual skills (Spanish/English) are a plus.

 Job Activities:

  • In a flexible and creative manner, respond to the needs of consumers and potential consumers both in an office setting (approximately 70% of the time) and in the community (approximately 30%)
  • Assess needs, and provide information and referral for behavioral health and other human services (including health insurance applications) to consumers and their families.
  • Arrange for the provision of emergency services including food, shelter, hospitalization, transportation and other basic needs.
  • Provide on-site and community-based support for new consumers awaiting assignment to agency programs including recovery coaching, and follow up for consumers discharged from these services.
  • Advocate for consumers and collaborate with other community agencies, such as DPA, social security, Mental Health Association of SE PA., other MH/MR agencies etc. in meeting the needs of the consumers.
  • Serve as the agency’s primary liaison and follow-up coordinator throughout the behavioral health commitment process
  • Assist psychiatrists, therapists, and recovery coaches in arranging for hospitalizations.
  • Assist psychiatrists in completing care plans as needed.
  • Complete Crisis Prevention and other trainings as assigned by supervisor.
  • Complete all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

In accordance with state regulations, all prospective employees must provide a copy of their Federal Criminal History Record (DHS FBI Background Check), PA Criminal Background Check and PA Child Abuse Clearance prior to a job offer being extended. 

If you are interested in this position or have further inquiries, please contact Eileen Curley at the Outpatient Services 610-279-9270 or email [email protected]

*Central Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Care Provider

Behavioral Health: Psychiatrist

  • No On-Call; No weekend hours
  • Comprehensive benefits

Full-time or Part-time Psychiatrist, in a staff or contractor position, to work with adults, children, and families in a non-profit, multi-service outpatient community mental health setting with an interdisciplinary team approach.  

Requirements:

  •  M.D. or D.O. degree from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy in the U.S. or will have a valid M.D. from a foreign school of medicine and have passed the ECFG exam.;
  • Completed an internship (or PGY1 training) from an accredited graduate medical education program recognized by the AMA (LCME) or AOA;
  • Have a valid and current PA medical license;
  • Provide a listing, upon request, of the location, inclusive dates and reasons for termination of any and all health care settings where clinical privileges have been granted;
  • Have a valid and current DEA certificate number;
  • Currently enrolled in good standing, in the PA  Medical Assistance Program

Responsibilities:

  • Medication management, evaluation, consultation, with a strong commitment to Recovery and Resiliency values
  • Comply with all regulatory requirements
  • Work within the EHR system to update and maintain compliance of consumer records

*Central Behavioral Health has been approved to be a loan repayment practice site for practitioners and licensed clinicians who make a commitment to practice in federally designated HPSAs during open application periods 

Clearances:

In accordance with state regulations, all prospective employees must provide a copy of their Federal Criminal History Record (DPW FBI Background Check), PA Criminal Background Check and PA Child Abuse Clearance prior to a job offer being extended.

**Central Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Care Provider

All inquiries please contact Katie Walsh at [email protected]

Behavioral Health: Outpatient Therapist – (Spanish-Speaking)

Outpatient Therapist – (Spanish-Speaking)

Fee for service therapist position.  Flexible hours.  Master’s level bilingual therapist to work with children and adolescents providing treatment for emotional and behavioral problems and drug and alcohol issues.

Master’s degree required, license a plus.

Clearances:

In accordance with state regulations, all prospective employees must make available for photocopy, the original of their Federal Criminal History Record (DHS FBI Background Check), PA Criminal Background Check and PA Child Abuse Clearance prior to a job offer being extended. 

If you are interested in this position or have further inquiries, please contact Eileen Curley, at 610-279-9270 or email [email protected]

Central Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Care Provider

Behavioral Health: Outpatient Therapist

Fee for service Outpatient Therapist

Fee for service therapist position.  Flexible hours.  Master’s level therapist to work with children and adolescents providing treatment for emotional and behavioral problems and drug and alcohol issues.

Master’s degree required, license a plus.

Clearances:

In accordance with state regulations, all prospective employees must make available for photocopy, the original of their Federal Criminal History Record (DHS FBI Background Check), PA Criminal Background Check and PA Child Abuse Clearance prior to a job offer being extended. 

If you are interested in this position or have further inquiries, please contact Eileen Curley, at 610-279-9270 or email [email protected]

Central Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Care Provider

Behavioral Health: Certified Peer Specialist-Career Center

Certified Peer Specialist-Career Center for our Norristown and Abington offices.
Central Behavioral Health has created a multifaceted Peer Support Team (PST) which provides recovery oriented services for adults 18 years and older with serious mental health or Co-occurring challenges. Currently, we have a full time Career Center CPS position available on the team for an energetic person with lived experience to provide support and assistance to individuals pursuing educational or vocational goals.

This is a Full-time, salaried position with benefits.  Hours 8:30-4:30 M-F

Brief Description of Duties:

  • Model partnership in Recovery with all Central consumers, staff and all persons with whom contact is made, as a Central employee.
  • Model the understanding that the Peer Specialist is an equal member of the “team” that partners with program participants, staff and others in the process of recovery. 
  • Engage individuals to help them understand and access the supports available to them as part of a community based program. 
  • Help individuals identify their goals, and steps to meet their goals while imparting hope through the sharing of your personal recovery experience.
  • Responsible for completing required documentation.
  • Assist individuals with career/educational search and develop strategies to maintain health and wellness.


 Requirements:

  • High School diploma/GED – Associates or Bachelors preferred
  • Current State Board Certified Peer Specialist certification is required. 
  • Driver’s license with clean record is required.
  • Strong computer skills
  • Participate in required career center training

**Central Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Care Provider

Contact Toni Ryan at 610) 277-4600 x162 or [email protected]