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Family-Based Therapist

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Familylinks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider


The Family-Based Therapist and provides therapy to children, adolescents, and their families in the home and community settings.  The works includes utilization of various therapeutic methods and techniques as applicable to youth and/or families experiencing problems related to mental health and family crisis.  The Mental Health Professional provides individual and family crisis intervention.  This position has some flexible scheduling but requires evening and possible weekend hours.

Salary:  $33,000


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct mental health services for children and adolescents in their home and/or community setting who are on the verge of a crisis, in the midst of a crisis, or on the verge of an out-of-home placement
  • Implement and maintain the Family Based program’s philosophy, principles, and procedures in all facets of performance.
  • Provides individual and family therapy with children, adolescents, and families.
  • Provide assessment of strengths and therapeutic needs of child and family
  • Provide case management for the family to ensure all referrals and resources are put into place.
  • Determine the clinical need for special evaluations and services.
  • Complete timely and accurate documentation per assigned standards
  • Provide crisis intervention on an on-call rotation
  • Maintain productivity and utilization standards as determined by the Supervisor.
  • Attend all meetings, trainings and supervisions as assigned.
  • Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling required.(Other fields of study may be considered with coursework of at least 12 credits in human services and/or relevant mental health experience)
  • Must have a minimum of 2-years’ experience working in a Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP) working in family services and crisis intervention preferred.
  • Successfully participate with the three-year WPIC training program in Structural Family Therapy.  
  • Planning and time management as well as 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 maintain 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.
  • Ability to develop effective working relationship with professional team, parents, schools, CYF and JPO systems.
  • Communication along with professionalism
  • Support the organization’s mission along with sensitivity or cultural and workplace harmony.
  • Working Conditions:
  •   This position provides therapy in-home and in the community traveling to various locations throughout Allegheny County including clients’ homes, schools, high-risk neighborhoods etc.
  • Exposure to clients with mental illness, possible communicable diseases and having the potential for physically aggressive altercations is highly likely.
  • Attendance for staff meetings, supervisions and trainings are typically held at either the Shady Avenue or Banksville Road locations.

Familylinks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider

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