Therapist (IBHS)

Valley Youth House empowers and strengthens the lives of children, youth and families through inclusive programming that builds resilience and fosters growth and independence.

We are currently looking for a qualified applicant to fill the following position: PT - Therapist - ($20/hr.  (Billable) or $13/hr. (non-billable)

Job Description: Under the President and CEO and Senior Vice President's authority and the Clinical Director and the Administrative Director's supervision, the IBHS Mobile Therapist is responsible for the contact with and treatment services to youth and families; contact with community agency personnel; administrative documentation of services provided and the supervision of Behavioral Health Technicians as appropriate.

Essential Functions:
  1. To provide a minimum of 90% of assigned prescribed hours to children and youth.
  2. To ensure that 80% of the total hours worked is billable time.
  3. To successfully engage and maintain youth and families through the treatment process by using counseling techniques and modalities.
  4. To complete child/adolescent and parent intake interviews and their subsequent documentation according to established program time frames and protocol.
  5. To complete clinical assessments and of the youth in the home, school or community setting as appropriate based upon the prescribed number of hours weekly.
  6. To complete necessary documentation of service provision (activity logs, progress notes, etc.) according to established timeframes and protocol.
  7. To meet a minimum of one hour two times per month in individual face to face supervision according to state guidelines.
Key Functions:
  1. To provide ongoing communication between various IBHS team members.
  2. To represent the program in interagency team, psychological evaluations, and other meetings as deemed necessary.
  3. To complete treatment plans for each youth assigned according to program protocol.
  4. To represent the program services provided to an individual/family in court if subpoenaed.
  5. To follow the policies, procedures, and rules stated in the agency Personnel Policies, Employee Handbook, Computer Security Manual, the Code of Business Ethics and Program Procedure manual.
  6. To immediately report to the Administrative Director 1.) Any situation in which a child, family member or another person is at risk of imminent harm and /or 2.) a death occurs in an open case or a case open at the agency within the last 90 days.
  7. To immediately report to the Administrative Director any situation in which a client is threatening to sue Valley Youth House.
  8. To complete medication updates, intakes, and Family Action Plans according to program protocol.
Other Duties:
  1.  To complete other related tasks as appropriate or assigned.
  2.  Support agency values and goals.

A Mobile Therapist shall be a mature person with sound judgment and represent an appropriate role model to youth and families. He or she must be an individual who has never been convicted of any child abuse offenses. They must have an acceptable driving record, a valid driver's license, and a reliable mode of transportation.  The candidate must also be able to test negative on a drug screen.  The agency shall not discriminate against staff or individuals receiving services on the basis of race, color, creed, disability, religious affiliation, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, or economic status, and must observe all applicable State and Federal statutes and regulations. 
An individual who providers mobile therapy services through IBHS must meet one of the following: (1) be licensed as a psychologist, professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, or clinical social worker, (2) be licensed in Pennsylvania as a social worker or a behavior specialist and have a graduate degree that required a mental health or clinical practicum, (3) have a minimum of one year of full time experience in providing mental health services to children, youth, or young adults and a graduate degree with at least nine credits specific to clinical practice in psychology, social work, or counseling, (4) Completed a clinical or mental health direct service practicum and have a graduate degree with at least nine credits specific to clinical practice in psychology, social work, education, counseling.

This agency is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.   Valley Youth House provides all applicants for employment and all employees with equal opportunity for employment and promotion without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by state or federal law.  This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment as well as the use of all VYH facilities, participation in VYH sponsored activities and all employment actions such as hiring, job assignments, promotions, compensation, benefits and termination of employment.