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POWER's mission is to help women reclaim their lives from addiction and related emotional health issues and improve the well-being of future generations. We are an agency committed to providing quality gender-responsive, trauma-informed treatment and recovery supportive services to women with substance use and co-occurring disorders.

The Therapist, who is a member of the Treatment Team, is responsible for working with women in treatment in a manner that is gender-responsive and trauma-informed, to help them develop an individualized treatment plan and achieve their goals and objectives, by learning the skills necessary to live free from the burden of addiction.

Starting annual salary for this role as a Bachelors level Therapist is $33,500/year
Starting annual salary for this role as a Masters level Therapist is $45,000/year
(All wages are listed as a starting rate, offers will be based off of relevant experience, education and skills)

907 West Street Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Conduct comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessments and level of care assessments as needed, which, together with screening and other initial diagnostic interviews and strategies; drive treatment planning.

Together with clients, help to identify needs and develop individualized, strength-based treatment plans that reflect client’s goals and objectives. Review and update Treatment Plans as required.

Provide individual and group therapy.

Provide family education and counseling.

Provide education on substance use and mental health disorders and facilitate psycho-education groups and life skills development classes as needed.

Work with the consulting psychiatrist(s) to ensure that clients’ behavioral health needs are being addressed and help to facilitate and integrate the psychiatrist’s recommendations.

As a member of the treatment team, using a strength-based and trauma-informed approach, works collaboratively with the clients and other treatment team members (internal and external) to help support clients in their treatment and recovery.

Is knowledgeable about and remains in compliance with internal and external policies, procedures, regulations, and standards; including, for example, all of POWER’s policies and procedures and Quality Assurance Plan, DDAP requirements, State Licensing standards, County Monitoring requirements, and managed care regulations.

As needed, conduct screening and level of care assessments, utilizing ASAM criteria, to determine the appropriate level of care. Based on the assessments, refer clients to the appropriate treatment programs and agencies.

Complete all paperwork requirements and maintain quality, up-to-date electronic clinical records.

Participate in all staff development and training as required.



Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field, and a minimum of two (2) years clinical experience in a substance use disorder or mental health treatment setting, LPC or LCSW preferred; or Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field, and a minimum of three (3) years experience in a treatment setting. CADC highly preferred for bachelor-level candidates. Clinicians who are not already licensed or certified by PCB must be willing to work towards licensure or certification within the first 1-2 years of employment.

Experience in a women-centered treatment environment or with gender-responsive care preferred.

Experience with trauma-informed services; motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapies, including DBT; and the use of motivational incentives, preferred.

Personal recovery experience not required, however, knowledge of recovery support systems and 12-Step programs preferred.

Strong interpersonal and engagement skills.

Strong organizational and time-management skills.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Value for and ability to deliver excellent customer service.

Good computer skills; experience with an EMR system preferred.

Valid PA driver’s license or reliable way to travel between treatment sites as needed.

Self-directed and flexible to meet the needs of clients and management, and ability to manage multiple tasks.

Understand and support a trauma-informed system of care.

Model and support clients and staff in health and wellness activities and with using healthy coping skills.

Support organization’s mission with a sensitivity of cultural diversity and workplace harmony.

Ability to secure FBI, Act 33 and 34 clearances.

Contact Info

Interested individuals can apply at https://power-recovery.com/careers/