Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunity: Case Manager/Group Faciliator - The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania (Bucks County)
Post date: 10/5/16
Deadline: 1/5/07
Qualifications:

Appropriate combination of the following: Bachelor’s degree; at least one (1) year experience working in either the criminal justice or treatment system. Good organizational and people skills. Understanding of addiction.

Responsibilities:

1. Screen offenders for appropriateness in TASC participa¬tion assessing risk.
2. Implement client initial assessment.
3. Effect appropriate placement in treatment.
4. Set up and manage communication loop between TASC, treatment and the appropriate criminal justice liaison.
5. Monitor client's participation and arrange for random testing.
6. Facilitate weekly Cognitive Skills sessions as part of the monitoring process. When Cognitive Skills attendance is not possible by any client, arrange weekly, individual counseling sessions.
7. Monitor TASC/SCI group.
8. Facilitate appropriate combination of programming including: Cognitive Skills group, Relapse Prevention, monitoring and documenting participation of each client. When appropriate meet with client on individual basis to problem solve and provide feedback.
9. Input and upkeep daily all client records according to established procedures.
10. Establish and maintain a liaison between TASC and SCI. Monitor and access the SCI referral system on an ongoing basis and implement changes to assure optimum participation.
11. Establish and maintain liaison with case management services and Department of Public Welfare to ensure uninterrupted treatment funding.
12. Work with Criminal Justice Programs Manager to ensure coordination of services, and communication of activities.
13. Work within other criminal justice programs as needed.
14. Other duties as assigned by Executive Director.

To Apply

Resumes/applications can be forwarded to: jobs@councilsepa.org

Employment Opportunity: Certified Peer Specialist - COMHAR (Walnutport-Blue Mountain, PA)

Reports to: Director LTSR
• Act as a role model to persons in recovery to inspire hope, share life experiences and lessons learned as a person in recovery
• Engage individuals who may be at-risk and provide stage-appropriate recovery education and supports, e.g., usage of the leveling system and evidence based practice
• Assist in the orientation process for persons who are new to receiving mental health and/or co-occurring disorders services
• Assist in development and implementation of educational and support groups, activities deemed beneficial by the program community, e.g., warm line, calendar of events, etc.
• Introduce and link individuals to community resources and peer supports outside of the facility to promote community integration, e.g., public transportation training, computer educational/G.E.D. classes, vocational services, (OVR, job training), health and wellness, banking, and financial entitlements, etc.
• Actively participate in team meetings and promote a recovery perspective as a key component of all discussions

*Both Full Time and Part Time openings available*

Post date: 11/15/18
Deadline: 2/15/19
Qualifications:

• HS/GED + Certified Peer Specialist Certification, Experience working with people who have co-occurring challenges, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse
• 1 year experience of MH direct service

To Apply

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace. COMHAR, Inc. is a not-for-profit community based health and human service organization founded in 1975. We do not discriminate in services or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, past or present receipt of disability-related services or supports, marital status, veteran status, or any other class of persons protected by federal, state or local law.
Apply at: www.Comhar.org

Employment Opportunity: Certified Recovery Specialist - The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania (Montgomery County, PA)

The Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) will work in partnership with other behavioral health professionals in Montgomery County to engage individuals who may benefit from recovery support services. The CRS will serve as a role model, mentor, advocate and motivator to recovering individuals in order to help prevent relapse and promote long-term recovery. The Recovery Specialist must demonstrate an ability to share personal recovery experiences and to develop authentic peer-to-peer relationships and have an understanding of and respect for each individual’s unique path to recovery.

Post date: 10/19/18
Deadline: 1/19/19
Qualifications:

• Must be a Certified Recovery Specialist with at least one year of experience working in behavioral health field.
• Recovery Specialist must be in record with at least 2 years sustained, current recovery history.
• Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and a FBI Criminal History Background Check required.
• Position is based out of The Council’s Montgomery County office with the expectation that the CRS will meet with eligible individuals at locations in the community as needed. CRS must be able to work independently and collaborate with healthcare systems representatives.

Responsibilities:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
• Provide peer-based recovery support, coaching and encouragement to individuals contemplating or actively seeking help with substance use recovery.
• Engage in relationship building and active listening with individuals to establish rapport, as evidenced by empathetic and active listening, communicating in a non-judgmental way, recognizing addictive behavior.
• Conduct self in an ethical manner by adhering to the PCB codes of ethics, standards of practice, and Council policy and procedures.

DAILY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provide recovery education to service recipients for every phase of the recovery journey from pre-recovery engagement, recovery initiation, recovery stabilization, and sustained recovery maintenance.
2. Identify emergency or crisis situations and facilitate access to appropriate resources, negotiating and connecting individuals with resources and navigating the systems.
3. Assist in the development and enhancement of an individual’s comprehensive individualized recovery plan, recognizing many pathways to recovery, accessing and advocating for recovery and community resources. The goal should be to transition from professionally assisted recovery initiation to personally directed, community supported recovery maintenance.
4. Collaborate with institutions to provide effective recovery support services to identified individuals.
5. Actively identify and support linkages to community resources (communities of recovery, educational, vocational, social, cultural, spiritual resources, mutual self- help groups, professional services, etc.) that support the recovering person’s goals and interests. This will involve a collaborative effort including the recovering person, agency staff and other relevant stakeholders.
6. Assist the individual to identify and prioritize strengths and needs, using various techniques that engage individuals to self-disclose.
7. Maintain project logs, reports and accurate records in appropriate files and database(s), adhering to program standards.
8. Maintain confidentiality regarding information received during the facilitation of recovery support services – maintain current understanding of federal, state and local confidentiality rules and regulations.
9. Engage in continuing professional development relative to recovery support services, applying practical and professional knowledge and experience. Maintain CRS credential.
10. Other duties as directed by Executive Director and/or Management Staff.

To Apply

Resumes/applications can be forwarded to : jobs@councilsepa.org

Employment Opportunity: Certified Recovery Specialist - Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems (Exton, PA)

Position specifics: PRN Nights & Weekends, on call.

Location: Exton, PA
Program: COPE, Community Outreach & Prevention Education
Certified Recovery Specialists (CRS) are drug and alcohol peers in recovery who have been trained to help others move into and through the recovery process. As a CRS, an individual accepts and agrees that his/her experience as a person in recovery from a substance use condition will be known by their colleagues, persons served, and others with whom he/she may share that they have achieved this credential. A person with lived experience must attest that he/she has personal, lived recovery experience in a continuous manner for a minimum of 18 months to be eligible for the CRS credential.
Role Description: In this role the Recovery Specialist I will respond to calls from hospital emergency departments and engage with clients who have experienced an opiate/heroin overdose. Recovery Specialists will engage clients and establish a rapport, assist in the development of a recovery plan, and facilitate access to the appropriate resources including a warm hand-off directly to treatment when applicable. In addition, the CRS will educate the individual, family, and community about the disease of addition and the recovery process. They will be able to engage with families to support their loved ones through the recovery process. Help each consumer reach a maximum level of self-sufficiency through individualized interventions as well as the support of an overall therapeutic milieu. Interventions are based on service plans developed collaboratively with individual consumers.

Post date: 10/19/18
Deadline: 1/19/19
Qualifications:

Minimum Education Required: High School Diploma or GED certificate.
Minimum Experience Required: Current or former recipient of drug and alcohol services (any setting) and a willingness to acknowledge this experience to consumers and others as appropriate. Must be in recovery for minimally 18 months (DOCUMENTED PROOF REQUIRED).
Preferred: Experience with Dual Diagnosis such as Mental Health and Drug Abuse. Additional education in drug and alcohol counseling, psychology, social work, and health fields/nursing are preferred.
Certifications: Recovery Specialist Certification or CRS Certification must be obtained within 90 days of hire.
Required Clearances: Pennsylvania Child Abuse clearance (if working in adolescent residential program), Criminal clearance, and Fingerprint based federal criminal history; Valid Driver’s License and Verification that employee is not on any Medicaid/Medicare Exclusion list.

To Apply

*Interested persons should complete an online application.
*Resume REQUIRED.
Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the U.S.
Review of applications will commence on October 23, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
For a complete job description and to apply please visit: https://re22.ultipro.com/chi1001holc/JobBoard/listjobs.aspx?Page=List
Holcomb offers a generous benefit package to all employees who work a minimum of 30 hours per week. Some benefits are available to employees working between 25-29 hours per week.
Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer!
Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems is accredited by the Joint Commission and provides a comprehensive range of services and supports for people with mental health, substance abuse, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and co-occurring disorders throughout southern and central Pennsylvania, central New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland.

Employment Opportunity: Certified Recovery Specialist - Penn Foundation (Sellersville, PA)

Penn Foundation is seeking full and part-time Certified Recovery Specialists (CRS) to work within a medical hospital setting. The CRS will work in partnership with other behavioral health professionals from Penn Foundation to engage with individuals who may benefit from substance use disorder screening, brief intervention, and referral services. The CRS will have experience in behavioral health services and is willing to use and share his/her personal and practical experience to the individuals served, family members, and other key individuals involved in care team.
Hours: Full-time (evening hours may be required) and Part-time (20 hours per week)

Post date: 11/6/18
Deadline: 2/6/19
Qualifications:

• Must be a Certified Recovery Specialist (or eligible to earn the CRS certification within 6 months of hire) with at least one year of experience working in behavioral health and/or medical field.
• A Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check, a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and a FBI Criminal History Background Check required.

Responsibilities:

• Engage in brief relationship building and active listening with clients receiving treatment in medical inpatient setting.
• Provide substance use screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment and/or other applicable community resources and services.
• Provide supportive (peer-based) coaching and encouragement to clients contemplating or actively seeking help with substance use treatment and recovery.
• Assist in after-care planning for individuals discharging from medical setting and help ensure that behavioral health needs are included in care plan.
• Engage in team-based care within the medical setting and serve as a direct care navigator and liaison to Penn Foundation's community-based and site-based programs (in addition to general community programs and resources).

To Apply

Equal Opportunity Employer
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
If you are interested in applying for the position or want to learn more about our other openings please visit our website at https://www.pennfoundation.org/jobs/employment-opportunities/

Employment Opportunity: Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner - Berks Counseling Center (Reading, PA )

Berks Counseling Center is a recovery-oriented behavioral health, physical health, and supportive services organization providing a holistic approach to a culturally and economically diverse population for the purpose of achieving a healthy and productive lifestyle.

Post date: 10/2/18
Deadline: 1/2/19
Qualifications:

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner licensure in the state of Pennsylvania required. DEA Certification required. At least one (1) year experience working with behavioral health populations. Experience in working with low income, diverse populations including persons impacted upon by mental illness and/or addictions preferred. Experienced with the care and management of chronic health conditions preferred. Bi-lingual: English/Spanish preferred.
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made.

Responsibilities:

Assists with all aspects of patient care, including diagnosis, treatments and consultations. Must work collaboratively with the medical staff to ensure that comprehensive psychiatric and medical treatment goals for each client are addressed.

To Apply

Please send completed application (found at www.berkscc.org), resume and cover letter to hr@berkscc.org or fax to 610-985-0840, attention HR.

Berks Counseling Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Employment Opportunity: Clinical Director - Colonial Park Intensive Outpatient Program, LlC (Harrisburg, PA)

Full-time, licensed clinical director of Colonial Park IOP Counseling. The director is in charge of individual assessments, group sessions, conducting an appropriate program for each client, and more. Colonial Park IOP is an outpatient center that has been around for just over a year. Our focus is DUI, Drug, and Alcohol abuse counseling. We provide services to all individuals with commercial insurances. Colonial Park IOP is located in Harrisburg, and provides the best service in all of South Central Pennsylvania.

Post date: 11/21/18
Deadline: 1/31/19
Qualifications:

Applicants must currently be a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and/or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

To Apply

To apply, please submit a resume to: info@colonialparkiop.com attn:
John Laus

Employment Opportunity: Clinical Director - Behavioral Wellness and Recovery of Pennsylvania (West Chester)

Behavioral Wellness and Recovery of Pennsylvania is looking for a Clinical Director. We are a premier provider of treatment and educational programs for adults who are struggling with chemical dependency and dual diagnosis disorders.
Our facility provides clinically sound, evidence-based treatment options at our centrally located facility in downtown West Chester, Pennsylvania. Our treatment team has a proven track record in helping clients to reclaim and enrich their lives.

Post date: 11/28/18
Deadline: 1/28/19
Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

• Master's degree in psychology, social work, or related field is required
• Must have licensure either as a Licensed Professional Counselor (or, "licensed clinical professional counselors" or "licensed mental health counselors"), (LPC, LAC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW, or LSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
• Must have a PA CCS (Certified Clinical Supervisor)
• Experience previously working in residential, in-patient and/or PHP LOC
• 3-5 years in a clinical management role, leadership and managing processes which includes two years of working directly with the chemically dependent. Individual shall also complete a Department approved core curriculum training which includes a component on clinical supervision skills.
• Has working knowledge and experience in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and 12 Step Approaches to treatment and care
• Proven track record of excellent operations performance

Qualifications:

• Must be client focused; team oriented; great interpersonal skills; flexible to sudden changes in workload, emergency or staffing; dependable; problem solving skills; focused on compliance and performance quality.
• Microsoft Office Proficient. Knowledge of addiction and basic management principles.
• Must be able to work in collaboration with other health professionals and leaders from other disciplines in a professional and productive manner.
• Strong oral and written communication skills

Travel:

• Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be required.

Responsibilities:

• Participates in the planning and evaluation of clinical programs and services, including plans to increase the array, superiority, and extent of services at BWR. Trouble-shoot clinically-related problems and roll out clinical initiatives that will improve clinical quality to programs in the field, in conjunction with administration and other departments.
• Provides direct patient care, engages in both individual and group supervision with counselors. Provides orientation of new and existing counseling staff to include counseling techniques, group dynamics, family therapy, medical record documentation and treatment plan assessments.
• Delivers lectures and staff workshops and facilitates task groups. Substitutes for counselors, by assuming responsibility for caseloads as directed by the CEO and/or Compliance Official.
• Ensures department and program licensing and accreditation standards are consistently met and assumes responsibility when they are not.
• Creates liaison with community resources as part of a network for continuum of care and provides community education and outreach programs, and coordinates with BWR’s admission, outreach, and marketing departments.
• Monitors clinical quality assurance processes to ensure that all accrediting standards are met, and risk management processes are being followed; and, develops and implements additional recommendations based on the collected data for performance improvement.
• Provides and designates staff to provide on-call 24-hour clinical services.
• Develops a strong professional and productive relationship with the CEO, Compliance Officer, and designees.

To Apply

Davina Moore
Office Manager
Behavioral Wellness and Recovery
1301 Wrights Ln East, Ste 103
West Chester, PA 19380
(484) 787-2501 (Office)
(484) 631-0587 (Fax)

Employment Opportunity: Drug and Alcohol Analyst - Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs (Harrisburg, PA )

Work Hours: 8:00-4:30 p.m.
FREE PARKING

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN COMMONWEALTH-WIDE. THIS IS AN ENTRY LEVEL POSITION. This Union covered position is subject to the promotion provisions of a collective bargaining agreement.

Prior to a final job offer, the selected candidate for this vacancy may be required to provide an official transcript in order to verify education.

Are you passionate about public health? Do you want to help drive efforts to promote healthy youth development and build healthy communities? Then the Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs is the place for you.

This is professional work managing public health programs related to alcohol, tobacco, other drugs (ATOD) and problem gambling prevention. The employee provides guidance, direction, and technical support to Pennsylvania State Agencies, Single County Authorities (SCAs), contracted providers and other stakeholder groups, in the planning, developing, and implementing of prevention programs and initiatives to advance the field of prevention of substance use/misuse/abuse, problem gambling and related issues. This includes understanding prevention science, collecting, organizing, analyzing, and reporting information/data, and making recommendations for policies/standards to enhance the delivery of prevention services.

Post date: 12/4/18
Deadline: 12/28/18
Qualifications:

Eligibility - all candidates:

1. Meet the minimum experience and training required for the job:

Two years of professional experience in social service or human development programs including one year of program planning, developing, and monitoring experience of the same; and a bachelor's degree;

or

Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

2. Be a resident of Pennsylvania.

3. Be eligible for selection in accordance with Civil Service rules.

Eligibility - Competitive Promotion Without Examination Only:

Class Restrictions

1. Have held regular civil service status in one of the following classifications:

Public Health Nutritionist, County Caseworker 2, Public Health Educator 1, Drug & Alcohol Treatment Specialist 1, Drug and Alcohol Case Management Specialist, Drug and Alcohol Prevention Specialist, Social Worker 1, Income Maintenance Caseworker, Drug & Alcohol Treatment Specialist, County Social Worker 1, Forensic Social Worker 1, Residential Program Director 1, Senior Center Services Director 2, Youth Development Activities Specialist

Consideration may be given to Commonwealth employees that currently hold or previously held regular civil service status in a pay scale group 6 job title or local government employees that hold or previously held regular civil service status in a job title for which there is a logical occupational, functional or career development relationship to the posted position, or if there is a clear linkage between the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the previously or currently held job title with those needed for the posted position. (Management Directive 580.19)

Selection Criteria

2. Minimum experience and training required for the job.

3. Meritorious service; defined as (a) the absence of any discipline above the level of written reprimand during the 12 months preceding the closing date of the posting, and (b) the last due overall regular or probationary performance evaluation was higher than unsatisfactory or fails to meet standards.

4. Seniority, defined as a minimum of one year(s) in the next lower class(es) by the posting closing date.

Responsibilities:

Provides guidance and oversees the delivery of ATOD and problem gambling prevention activities and services of the SCAs to help ensure compliance with state and federal requirements.

Provides technical assistance to SCAs and contracted prevention providers on policies, program standards, reporting, and data requirements related to ATOD and problem gambling prevention services.

Provides technical assistance to SCAs in the implementation of the Strategic Prevention Framework planning process to include needs assessment, capacity building, planning, implementation, evaluation, sustainability and cultural competence.

Reviews and approves SCA prevention needs/resource assessments and plans.

Assists in the management of grants or projects related to prevention by:
- Serving as the subject matter expert on grant/project
- Organizing and leading meetings of grant/project partners
- Preparing grant/project plans and reports
- Participating in the development of scope of work for grant/project contractors
- Reviewing reports or other deliverables submitted by grant/project contractors
- Identifying problems or challenges with grant/project and opportunities for improvement
- Conducting programmatic review of budgets, invoices and expenditure reports as applicable

Analyzes issues and information to identify patterns, trends, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

Utilizes the Department's prevention data system to analyze data to assist in the preparation of outcomes reporting, monitoring SCA compliance, and overall evaluation of ATOD and gambling prevention programming across the Commonwealth.

Monitors the accuracy and timeliness of data entered into the prevention data system to ensure data integrity.

Organizes, analyzes, and interprets data received from SCAs and contracted prevention providers, as collected through the prevention data system and other reports or sources.
Participates in statewide or county-level workgroups, meetings, or committees, as assigned.

Researches new and existing prevention issues, programs and strategies.

Provides initial review of SCA media that requires Department approval.

Provides input into development and enhancement of prevention data collection systems used by the Department.

Assists in the development of processes, guidance, tools and trainings related to SCA needs assessment, planning and evaluation.

Analyzes data to determine ATOD and gambling trends and their impact at the state and local level.

Responds to written, email, and telephone inquiries from SCAs and others related to ATOD prevention; prepares correspondence related to ATOD prevention issues.

Reviews available research and participates in relevant trainings, webinars and conferences in order to stay current on ATOD and problem gambling prevention.

Organizes and facilitates peer sharing conference calls among assigned SCAs as a form of technical assistance and information sharing.

Assists in the preparation of draft documents to be included in DDAP's Annual Report, State Plan, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant, and other reports or applications.

Assists in the writing of policy bulletins, information bulletins, prevention requirements in the SCA's grant agreement, and evaluation criteria.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:
1. Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
2. Communicate complex ideas
3. Evaluate and analyze information/data
4. Establish and maintain effective working relationships
5. Utilize Microsoft Office Suite software and other computer systems/software
6. Utilize standard office equipment
7. In/Out-of State travel, including overnight
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY:
Recruitment Method(s):

Applicants must meet one (or more) of the following methods(s) to be considered for this vacancy:

Civil Service Lists (Fill by examination in accordance with collective bargaining.)
Promotion Without Examination
Transfer
Reassignment
Voluntary Demotion
Reinstatement

To Apply

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.employment.pa.gov/

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
613 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Employment Opportunity: Drug and Alcohol Program Analyst - DDAP (Harrisburg, PA )

Work Hours: 8:00-4:30 p.m.
FREE PARKING

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN COMMONWEALTH-WIDE. THIS IS AN ENTRY LEVEL POSITION. This Union covered position is subject to the promotion provisions of a collective bargaining agreement.

Are you interested in working on various initiatives affecting public health and combating the opioid epidemic in PA? Then Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs is the place for you!

This position, in the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, Bureau of Treatment,Prevention & Intervention, supports the organization's mission of preventing, controlling and reducing addictions through data analysis, reporting, and communications with stakeholders on various drug, alcohol, problem gambling and related support service programs.

Post date: 12/6/18
Deadline: 1/3/19
Qualifications:

Recruitment Method(s):

Applicants must meet one (or more) of the following methods(s) to be considered for this vacancy:

Civil Service Lists (Fill by examination in accordance with collective bargaining.)
Promotion Without Examination
Transfer
Reassignment
Voluntary Demotion
Reinstatement
Eligibility - all candidates:

1. Meet the minimum experience and training required for the job:

Two years of professional experience in social service or human development programs including one year of program planning, developing, and monitoring experience of the same; and a bachelor's degree;

or

Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

2. Be a resident of Pennsylvania.

3. Be eligible for selection in accordance with Civil Service rules.

Eligibility - Competitive Promotion Without Examination Only:

Class Restrictions

1. Have held regular civil service status in one of the following classifications:

Public Health Nutritionist, County Caseworker 2, Public Health Educator 1, Drug & Alcohol Treatment Specialist 1, Drug and Alcohol Case Management Specialist, Drug and Alcohol Prevention Specialist, Social Worker 1, Income Maintenance Caseworker, Drug & Alcohol Treatment Specialist, County Social Worker 1, Forensic Social Worker 1, Residential Program Director 1, Senior Center Services Director 2, Youth Development Activities Specialist

Consideration may be given to Commonwealth employees that currently hold or previously held regular civil service status in a pay scale group 6 job title or local government employees that hold or previously held regular civil service status in a job title for which there is a logical occupational, functional or career development relationship to the posted position, or if there is a clear linkage between the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the previously or currently held job title with those needed for the posted position. (Management Directive 580.19)

Selection Criteria

2. Minimum experience and training required for the job.

3. Meritorious service; defined as (a) the absence of any discipline above the level of written reprimand during the 12 months preceding the closing date of the posting, and (b) the last due overall regular or probationary performance evaluation was higher than unsatisfactory or fails to meet standards.

4. Seniority, defined as a minimum of one year(s) in the next lower class(es) by the posting closing date.

Responsibilities:

Project Officer for the Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Grant. Responsible for overall oversight of the grant to include monitoring program activities, developing reports, conducting meetings, ensuring grant requirements are being met, conducting site visits, etc. The Project Officer will work closely with various stakeholders both internally and externally.

Provide support for DDAP's portion of the implementation of the statewide county Medical Assistance project. Develop protocols, policies, and metrics for identifying inmates serving time for non-violent drug and alcohol related crimes, tracking ability to get Medical Assistance turned on immediately upon release, and measuring effectiveness based on a variety of demographics.

Assist the project manager of the competitive Funding Initiative Announcements to address statewide substance use epidemics. Participate in the development of tools for assessing the applicants' ability to address this crisis by improving intervention strategies, increasing the implementation of best practices, and increasing utilization of Medicaid and private insurance funding to achieve better outcomes. Monitor grants once awarded, to include use of program evaluation tools and metrics.

Foster collaborative relationships in addressing treatment options for epidemic situations. Conduct outreach to law enforcement, hospital emergency departments, educational institutions, local government, other state agencies, and varied stakeholders to provide education and ensure consistent and coordinated approaches to treatment.

Serve as project officer for LGBT treatment related issues. Foster collaborative relationships among federal, state, and local agencies in addressing treatment options for LGBT individuals. Participate on related task forces, work groups, and committees relative to the LGBT population.

Develop collaborative efforts among federal, state, and local agencies to address issues of military veterans dealing with drug and/or alcohol addiction and co-occurring post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Prepare grant proposals to secure federal dollars for addressing homelessness for individuals with substance use disorders, to include veterans who may have co-occurring post-traumatic stress disorder.

Research evidence based practices for medication assisted treatment (MAT). Serve as project officer for MAT concerns including reviewing and approving or denying applications for Buprenorphine services, oversight of the Buprenorphine Access Workgroup, Methadone related issues, and providing technical assistance and consultation.

Reviews provider plans, analyzes goals and objectives, and makes recommendations for the disbursement of State and Federal funds in relation to provider contract requirements and monitoring of SCAs.

Collects, analyzes and interprets data received from SCAs and other contracted providers for state and federal reporting and public health program planning and monitoring.

Provides written reports for inclusion in the Department's Annual Report, State Plan, and SAPT Block Grant.

Monitor and evaluate SCAs through review and approval of Treatment Needs Assessments, Treatment Plans, and Treatment Plan Updates; provide technical assistance to SCAs on the completion of the Treatment Needs Assessments, Treatment Plans and Treatment Plan Updates; make recommendations on the Needs Assessment, Plan and Plan Update processes.

For problem gambling and substance use disorders, perform the following duties:

• Collect, organize, analyze, and report on data for planning, developing, and implementing treatment projects.

• Monitor and evaluate contracted provider performance through the review of reports and on-site visits.

• Provide technical assistance to contracted providers on program policies, standards, and reporting requirements.

• Write contract language and work statements for various deliverable services in the development of policies/standards associated with treatment.

• Assist in developing grants, monitoring requirements, and ensuring compliance with federal and state Request for Proposals.

• Draft reports, policies, procedures, and guidelines.

• Conduct research on new treatment issues and strategies.

• Respond to written, email, and telephone inquiries related to treatment access and availability.

Represent the department on various committees and workgroups as assigned.

Perform related duties as required.

Essential Functions:
1. In/out-of-state travel, including overnight, to areas not served by public transportation.
2. Operate standard office equipment and software.
3. Chair or participate in meetings.
4. Public speaking.
5. Effective verbal communications with internal and external persons.
6. Communicate effectively in writing.
7. Evaluate information/data and provide analysis.
8. Establish effective working relationships.
9. Research, collect, and organize information/materials.
10. Assist in the development of program policy, procedures, and guidelines.

To Apply

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.employment.pa.gov/

Employment Opportunity: Drug and Alcohol Program Analyst - DDAP (Harrisburg, PA )

Work Hours: 8:00-4:30 p.m.
FREE PARKING

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN COMMONWEALTH-WIDE. THIS IS AN ENTRY LEVEL POSITION. This Union covered position is subject to the promotion provisions of a collective bargaining agreement.

Do you enjoy being on the cutting-edge of program development and innovation? Are you interested in a fast-paced, challenging position that interfaces with both the macro-level of policy development and micro-level of program implementation? Then the Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs is the place for you!

This is professional work in planning, developing, and monitoring innovations in the drug and alcohol and gambling services systems. It includes work in all aspects of the continuum of care including treatment, intervention, prevention, and recovery support services in the addictions field. Work involves exploring and engaging resources (human, financial, etc.) from within and outside of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and working across departmental lines to launch new initiatives; researching opportunities for grants to transform substance abuse and problem gambling systems and programs; implementing new initiatives designed to provide comprehensive and collaborative public and private partnerships to address substance abuse and problem gambling; developing programs to address cultural competency and specific demographic populations in prevention, treatment and recovery initiatives.

Analyze current systems and processes, identify weakness and gaps, and recommend areas for improvement with the goal of carrying out the agency's mission.

Combine an existing knowledge of the addiction field with current trends surrounding addiction and substance use abuse treatment and prevention to ensure Pennsylvania remains in step with progress being made nationally.

Collaborate and communicate effectively with a wide range of business partners and stakeholders for the purpose of successfully implementing DDAP initiatives.

Post date: 12/6/18
Deadline: 12/26/18
Qualifications:

Applicants must meet one (or more) of the following methods(s) to be considered for this vacancy:

Civil Service Lists (Fill by examination in accordance with collective bargaining.)
Promotion Without Examination
Transfer
Reassignment
Voluntary Demotion
Reinstatement
Eligibility - all candidates:

1. Meet the minimum experience and training required for the job:

Two years of professional experience in social service or human development programs including one year of program planning, developing, and monitoring experience of the same; and a bachelor's degree;

or

Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

2. Be a resident of Pennsylvania.

3. Be eligible for selection in accordance with Civil Service rules.

Eligibility - Competitive Promotion Without Examination Only:

Class Restrictions

1. Have held regular civil service status in one of the following classifications:

Public Health Nutritionist, County Caseworker 2, Public Health Educator 1, Drug & Alcohol Treatment Specialist 1, Drug and Alcohol Case Management Specialist, Drug and Alcohol Prevention Specialist, Social Worker 1, Income Maintenance Caseworker, Drug & Alcohol Treatment Specialist, County Social Worker 1, Forensic Social Worker 1, Residential Program Director 1, Senior Center Services Director 2, Youth Development Activities Specialist

Consideration may be given to Commonwealth employees that currently hold or previously held regular civil service status in a pay scale group 6 job title or local government employees that hold or previously held regular civil service status in a job title for which there is a logical occupational, functional or career development relationship to the posted position, or if there is a clear linkage between the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the previously or currently held job title with those needed for the posted position. (Management Directive 580.19)

Selection Criteria

2. Minimum experience and training required for the job.

3. Meritorious service; defined as (a) the absence of any discipline above the level of written reprimand during the 12 months preceding the closing date of the posting, and (b) the last due overall regular or probationary performance evaluation was higher than unsatisfactory or fails to meet standards.

4. Seniority, defined as a minimum of one year(s) in the next lower class(es) by the posting closing date.

Responsibilities:

In accordance with Act 50 of 2010 (the statute that created DDAP), works across all State agencies to implement policy statements and clarifications of transformative prevention, intervention and treatment initiatives.

Conducts research on addiction trends and services, engages in analysis and makes recommendations for potential system transformation initiatives.

Develops processes, methodologies and strategic plans to cultivate start-up programs and transform them into institutional programs by building a strong foundation, establishing meaning performance and evaluation metrics, defining resources, determining aggressive yet reachable outcomes, and fostering collaborative relationships and partnerships necessary for implementation.

Writes and presents summaries on information related to potential or newly initiated programs and processes.

Participates in the implementation of initiatives designed to provide access to quality, affordable health care as it relates to the continuum of care in substance use disorder/gambling services.

Provides technical assistance to others, inside and outside of DDAP regarding newly established or modified programs for which the unit has been engaged in implementing.

Assists with transitioning new initiatives that are being institutionalized elsewhere in the department or system.

Leads and/or serves on assigned workgroups and committees related to system transformation initiatives and collaborations.

Analyzes proposed legislation related to system transformation initiatives for substance abuse and problem gambling.

Essential Functions:
1. Research, collect, organize and review materials.
2. Analyze processes and make recommendations
3. Establish and maintain effective internal working relationships.
4. Forge and maintain strategic partnerships.
5. Represent the vision and mission of department leadership.
6. Effectively and professionally communicate verbally, to include public speaking.
7. Effectively and professionally communicate in writing, to include the ability to create documents that may be for publication.
8. Organize, schedule, and provide oversight to workgroups.
9. Operate standard office equipment and use standard computer software.
10. Travel to locations not accessible by public transportation, some overnight.

To Apply

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.employment.pa.gov/

Employment Opportunity: Family Services Advocate/Lead Case Manager – Children of Incarcerated Parents - Compass Mark (Lancaster, PA)

The Family Services Advocate works from the Compass Mark main office and the Lancaster County Prison. This position gathers referrals that identify the children of the incarcerated within Lancaster County and provide case management support services to both the children and their caregivers. The Family Services Advocate will organize and facilitate special visitation within Lancaster County Prison. Advocacy for this special population of children may include speaking engagements, public education materials creation, and other related work pertaining to the cause of children with incarcerated parents. This position may supervise up to two additional case managers.

Post date: 11/1/18
Deadline: 2/1/19
Qualifications:

Education & Skills: Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Criminal Justice or other field, and minimum of two years of experience providing case management services. Previous experience working with high risk populations required, or any combination of education training and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. Exceptional organizational skills and communication skills, with a clear knowledge of mental health, substance abuse and the criminal justice system. Experience in the delivery of services to clients though case management, helpline operation, or crisis response. Must have a working knowledge of software programs including MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, & PowerPoint).

Qualities: High attention to detail with strong analyzation skills. Able to complete job tasks with limited supervision. Strong organizational skills and capacity to manage multiple projects; Must be flexible and capable of working in fast-moving yet at times ambiguous community context, while maintaining focus on clear solutions; Ability to work in a multicultural and diverse environment utilizing collaborative and team-oriented approaches; Commitment to high professional ethical standards.

Language & Reasoning: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret information. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, including being able to create written reports and respond to questions. Ability to solve practical problems and interpret a variety of instructions in written and oral form.

Travel: Employee must have willingness to travel and access to reliable transportation. The employee must also possess a valid driver’s license and required vehicle insurance.

Work Environment and Physical Demands: The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to move about the office to access files and equipment, and operate a telephone, mouse, and keyboard. The employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Other abilities required by this job include the ability to adjust focus, concentrate for extended periods of time, and talk and hear. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

*Equal Opportunity Employer*

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, handicap, or sexual preference.

Responsibilities:

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Family Services Advocate (FSA) receives and/or responds to referrals of identified children of the incarcerated from community, schools, and Lancaster County Prison. The FSA assesses the level of need for children and their caregiver/s after the time of intake, and provides support resources and referrals for those identified needs. The FSA offers resources to obtain Legal Guardianship documentation to caregivers as deemed appropriate and maintains accurate and regular documentation of all other services provided and regularly update these records as the case progresses. The FSA identifies, organizes and meets all parameters for requests of special visitation between parents and children within the Lancaster County Prison special family visits as possible and appropriate.

In addition, the FSA works closely to advocate for child conscious policy and procedures within the prison system as well as regularly reviewing trends, resources, and needs in addition to identifying programmatic adjustments, needs and solutions. The FSA will identify and participate with community collaborations, coalitions and events that further the cause of children with incarcerated parents. The FSA will provide Compass Mark Prevention Specialists with identified FSA clients that would benefit from information and referral services as appropriate and necessary as well as data for outcomes reporting. This employee may supervise up to two additional Case Managers.

The FSA provides monthly reporting to the Director of Operations regarding all program activities and any Supervisee activities. They ensure timely and accurate input of all case management services, surveys and records into the Empower system and answer all telephone inquiries regarding services for children with incarcerated parents. The Family Services Advocate supports the mission of Compass Mark in the community and adheres to the agency’s core values.

To Apply

To apply: Email a cover letter and resumé to Desiree Weber, dweber@compassmark.org, or mail to: Compass Mark, Desiree Weber, 630 Janet Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601. No phone calls, please.

Employment Opportunity: Family Therapist - Caron Treatment Center (Wernersville, PA)

Provide advanced clinical and educational services in coordination with the multi-disciplinary team consistent with Caron’s standards of care. In the absence of the program director, assume leadership of the family services team to ensure coordination of staff, education programming and continuity of patient care and support to families.

Post date: 10/19/18
Deadline: 1/19/19
Qualifications:

Physical Requirements:

1. Must be able to work extended hours, travel as needed.

2. Must be able to deliver presentations that may be both multiple times and for lengthy time periods to audiences in large and small group settings.

3. Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.

4. Ability to accompany patients throughout the campus.

Qualifications:

1. Master’s Degree in counseling, behavioral sciences, or related human services field is required.

2. 2 years clinical experience working with families impacted by addiction is required. Minimum 3 years of experience in the field is preferred.

3. Experience with public speaking is required.

4. LSW, LCSW, LPC or LMFT is preferred. A CADC or CAADC is required or eligible for CAADC within 1 year.

5. Knowledgeable in adolescent or adult developmental issues for their respective fields.

6. If recovering two years of uninterrupted sobriety preferred.

7. Must comply with ACT 33 of Pennsylvania law to work with teens, young adults and adult male populations.

Responsibilities:

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Consultation - Demonstrate an ability to collaborate with a multi-disciplinary treatment team and initiate case consultations. This includes being an active member of the team; collaborating with internal and external referrals to ensure enhanced quality and continuity of care. Demonstrate the ability to work with key referents and stakeholders in a collaborative style.
2. Case management – Coordinate all services for patient/family care. This includes the integration of family in treatment, communication with referral sources when needed, consultation and detailed communication with the treatment team. Able to recognize elements of patient/family crisis, implement a course of action utilizing Caron resources, treat the patient and support the family.
3. Evaluation – Identify family dynamics that impact patient’s treatment and future recovery. Evaluate signs and symptoms of substance use disorders and other coexisting conditions and identify strengths, weaknesses and problem areas in the family system.
4. Clinical work - Provide individual, group and family therapy sessions, by selecting the counseling theories, applying techniques to assist the patient, group or family in accordance with cultural, gender, lifestyle and age differences. Must be able to interact with patient, groups, and families in a therapeutic manner.
5. Professional speaking - Facilitate group psycho-education through the use of lectures, sculpture and other modalities. Deliver clear, understandable lectures to the patient community, Family Education Program and outside presentations representing Caron.
6. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

To Apply

Please visit our website at: www.caron.org/careers for more information and to apply for the position.

EOE M/F/D/V

Employment Opportunity: Lead Registered Nurse – Opioid Treatment Program - Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (Harrisburg, PA )

The Lead Nurse is responsible for overseeing all nursing staff in the Opiate Treatment Program. Delivers care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementing and evaluation; and effectively interacts with patients, significant others and other health team members while maintaining standards of professional nursing. Leadership skills should consist of having the ability to train new individuals within their area of supervision for all required functions, work progress and operations. Should be able to carry out all duties connected to evaluation, competencies, patient experience, and institutional quality.

Post date: 11/26/18
Deadline: 3/26/19
Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing is required. Must have a current RN license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Three (3) years of RN experience is required; RN experience in the field of addictions preferred. Direct experience working with Methadone is desired, but not necessary. Able to verbalize understanding of the nursing process: assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation. Has knowledge and understanding of physical and emotional disease processes, clinical nursing skills, and administration of medications. Basic computer skills required.

To Apply
Employment Opportunity: Licensed Behavioral Health Counselor - Berks Counseling Center (Reading, PA)

Berks Counseling Center is a recovery-oriented behavioral health, physical health, and supportive services organization providing a holistic approach to a culturally and economically diverse population for the purpose of achieving a healthy and productive lifestyle.

Post date: 11/26/17
Deadline: 2/26/19
Qualifications:

LPC or LCSW with counseling experience in mental health and/or drug and alcohol required. Experience working with adolescents preferred.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the following: 1) Receipt of results of a satisfactory drug and alcohol screening test. 2) Receipt of the originals of the following background checks: PA State Police Criminal History, PA State Child Abuse, and DPW FBI Criminal History. These clearances must be valid within the 12 months prior to employment. A conviction is not a bar to employment, however a review will be conducted to make a determination of employment should a conviction be present. 3) Receipt of original documentation and verification of relevant degrees, diplomas, certificates, or licensure. 4) Confirmation that you are not on the OIG Federal Healthcare Program Exclusion from Participation list. Should you appear on this list, Berks Counseling Center is prohibited from employing you.

Responsibilities:

Part time and full time positions available for counselors licensed with LPC or LCSW. The person in this position will be responsible for providing integrated treatment supporting the needs of both behavioral and physical health care to clients admitted to Berks Counseling Center. This would include treatment modalities and supporting documentation.

To Apply

Please send completed application (found at www.berkscc.org), resume and cover letter to hr@berkscc.org or fax to 610-985-0840, attention HR.

Berks Counseling Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Employment Opportunity: Licensed Behavioral Health Counselor - Berks COunseling Center (Reading, PA )

Berks Counseling Center is a recovery-oriented behavioral health, physical health, and supportive services organization providing a holistic approach to a culturally and economically diverse population for the purpose of achieving a healthy and productive lifestyle.

Post date: 10/2/18
Deadline: 1/2/91
Qualifications:

LPC or LCSW with counseling experience in mental health and/or drug and alcohol required. Experience working with adolescents preferred.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the following: 1) Receipt of results of a satisfactory drug and alcohol screening test. 2) Receipt of the originals of the following background checks: PA State Police Criminal History, PA State Child Abuse, and DPW FBI Criminal History. These clearances must be valid within the 12 months prior to employment. A conviction is not a bar to employment, however a review will be conducted to make a determination of employment should a conviction be present. 3) Receipt of original documentation and verification of relevant degrees, diplomas, certificates, or licensure. 4) Confirmation that you are not on the OIG Federal Healthcare Program Exclusion from Participation list. Should you appear on this list, Berks Counseling Center is prohibited from employing you.

Responsibilities:

Part time and full time positions available for counselors licensed with LPC or LCSW. The person in this position will be responsible for providing integrated treatment supporting the needs of both behavioral and physical health care to clients admitted to Berks Counseling Center. This would include treatment modalities and supporting documentation.

To Apply

Please send completed application (found at www.berkscc.org), resume and cover letter to hr@berkscc.org or fax to 610-985-0840, attention HR.

Berks Counseling Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Employment Opportunity: Licensed Drug & Alcohol Treatment Specialist - The Diocese of Scranton (Scranton)

• Full time position for outpatient substance abuse counselor.
• Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
• Required to work one evening per week until 8pm.

Post date: 10/28/18
Deadline: 1/28/19
Qualifications:

• Master's Degree from an accredited college with a major in Chemical Dependency, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Nursing (with a clinical specialty in the human services) or other related field.
• Must be a currently Licensed Professional in PA, including LCSW or LPC, able to participate in insurance networks.
• All candidates must pass FBI, PA Criminal Background and Child Abuse Clearances.
• The Diocese of Scranton requires that all employees complete an initial VIRTUS Training Program, designed to empower organizations and people to better control risk and improve the lives of all those who interact with the Church.
• Employees will also be required to monitor the VIRTUS website and complete any internet updates as they become assigned.
• Employees must also complete all other training programs, outservices, inservices, conferences, seminars, conventions, etc., as assigned by the Training Coordinator.

Responsibilities:

• Conducting screenings for determination of emergency medical needs
• Conducting substance abuse evaluations to determine the presence or absence of a substance abuse problem, and determination of level of care
• Providing direct clinical and/or supportive chemical dependency services to individual clients, members of their families, and/or significant others, to aid them in achieving a more satisfactory adjustment to their specific problems or situations.
• Designing treatment plans by utilizing knowledge of alcohol and drug dependency, counseling, and treatment methods, tailoring approach to individual needs.
• Working in close cooperation with other social service agencies, hospitals, clinics, courts, and community resources in planning to meet the needs of clients, and assists them in utilizing their resources.
• Preparing dictation and record keeping as required by specific agency programs, on a timely basis as directed by the supervisor.
• Adhering to established regulations, policies and procedures of the overall agency and their specific component.
• Attending seminars, conferences and training to enhance skills and performance as directed by the supervisor.
• Performing in an advisory capacity to other professional staff in specialized areas through participation in conferences and meetings for purpose of diagnosis and plan of treatment.
• Other duties, as assigned.

To Apply

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at cssreasonableaccommodation@dioceseofscranton.org and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement.

Please apply at:
http://cssdioceseofscranton.balancetrak.com/2018060

Employment Opportunity: Mental Health Aide - Abraxas Yout hand Family Services (Marienville, PA )

The position qualify for $1000.00 Sign-On Bonus.

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, criminal or juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.

Post date: 10/2/18
Deadline: 1/2/19
Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements:
• The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:
o High School Diploma or GED.
• Other Qualifications:
o At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
o Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
o Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
o Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
o Valid registered vehicle insurance.
• Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
• Ability to work overtime as required.
• Ability to handle physical and mental stress associated with working extended hours.
• Ability to work up to sixteen (16) hours within a rolling 24 hour period.

Responsibilities:

The primary function of the Mental Health Aide is to supervise clients with chronic or acute mental disorders during the sleeping hours in a manner that ensures their safety and security.

Essential Functions:
• Conducts random /unpredictable head counts/bed checks (minimum of once every twelve minutes) to ensure client location.
• Conducts outside building security checks.
• Complete security calls to Night Supervisor.
• Observes client behavior and intervenes appropriately.
• Ensures compliance with policies and procedure for the program/facility i.e. curfew, lights out, fire/safety, cleanliness, control, and supply inventory.
• Provides for physical safety and security of clients while under staff member supervision..
• Maintains confidentiality of information related to client information.
• Assists with the mentoring and training of new level staff members.
• Reports significant client changes in behavior, attitude, or physical condition to higher-level staff members.
• Observes activities and responds accordingly including emergency situations such as evacuation, CPR, or first aid.
• Assists with suppressing and controlling problems that occur within the program/facility.
• Adheres to departmental policies and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance with current departmental practices and meet guidelines as outlined by outside referral and licensing agencies.
• Ensures compliance with federal, state, local licensing, and reporting requirements.
• Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
• Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.
Non-Essential Functions:
• None

To Apply

Please apply at www.jobsatabraxasyfs.com

Employment Opportunity: Mental Health Therapist - Abraxas Youth and Family Services (Marienville, PA )

This position is eligible for a $1,000.00 sign-on bonus.

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.

Post date: 10/2/18
Deadline: 1/2/19
Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements:
• The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:
o Master’s degree from an accredited university in a clinical mental health discipline and a minimum of one year verified experience in the mental health field.
• Participation and completion of mandatory in-services.
• Participation in at least ten hours of documented additional in-service per year.
• Other Qualifications:
o At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
o Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
o Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
o Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
o Valid registered vehicle insurance.
• Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

Responsibilities:

The primary function of the Mental Health Professional is to provide medically necessary mental health treatment services to children and adolescents experiencing social, emotional, behavioral, and psychiatric problems. The position provides direct client supervision to those clients with chronic or acute mental disorders who require active treatment.

Essential Functions:
• Evaluates behavioral and emotional clients’ issues.
• Interacts meaningfully with clients.
• Provides individual, family, and group counseling under the direction of a clinical supervisor as required and in accordance with client’s individualized treatment plan.
• Conducts psycho-educational assessments under the direction of a clinical supervisor.
• Makes observations and documents client treatment interventions, behavior, and progress.
• Provides direct client supervision and interacts therapeutically.
• Interacts with educational team as needed to ensure appropriate educational placement.
• Interprets treatment objectives for other treatment staff members and assists with providing integrated services.
• Participates in treatment team conferences regarding client behavior, diagnosis, and progress; participates in treatment planning conferences and aftercare planning for assigned clients.
• Develops and updates clients’ individualized treatment plans.
• Participates in data collection, monitoring, and evaluation activities for the program/facility performance improvement program.
• Develops and maintains a current list of resources, such as self-help/support groups to ensure comprehensive services to the clients and their families.
• Adheres to departmental policies and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance with current departmental practices and meet guidelines as outlined by outside referral and licensing agencies.
• Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local licensing requirements and reporting procedures.
• Identifies and pursues in-service and continuing educational needs, suggests general training needs for the program/facility, and submits requests/suggestions for training to appropriate staff members.
• Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
• Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.
Non-Essential Functions:
• None

To Apply
Employment Opportunity: Mental Health Worker - Abraxas Youth and Family Services (Marienville, PA )

The position qualify for $1000.00 Sign-On Bonus.

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, criminal or juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services

Summary:

Post date: 10/2/18
Deadline: 1/2/19
Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements:
• The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:
o Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program required; degree in an area of human services preferred.
• Other Qualifications:
o At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
o Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
o Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
o Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
o Valid registered vehicle insurance.
• Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
• Ability to work overtime as required.
• Ability to handle physical and mental stress associated with working extended hours.
• Ability to work up to sixteen (16) hours within a rolling 24 hour period.

Responsibilities:

The primary function of the Mental Health Worker is to provide medically necessary mental health treatment services to children and adolescents experiencing social, emotional, behavioral, and psychiatric problems. The position provides direct client supervision to those clients with chronic or acute mental disorders who require active treatment.

Essential Functions:
• Conducts scheduled head counts to provide effective people security.
• Interacts meaningfully with clients; observes behavior and intervenes appropriately.
• Ensures compliance with policies and procedure for the program/facility i.e. curfew, lights out, fire/safety, cleanliness, control, and supply inventory.
• Assigns, supervises, and directs clients during programmatic activities.
• Provides for physical safety, security, and care of clients while under staff member supervision.
• Assists/participates with the development and implementation of clients’ individualized treatment plan.
• Provides leadership and serves as a role model to clients in the performance of therapeutic activities
• Assists with the mentoring and training of new staff members.
• Reports significant client changes in behavior, attitude, or physical condition to higher-level staff members.
• Processes intakes and performs non-invasive searches of clients entering and/or returning to program/facility.
• Assists with suppressing and controlling problems that occur within the program/facility.
• Evaluates client’s behavioral and emotional issues.
• Facilitates groups as required and in accordance with the client’s individualized treatment plan.
• Makes observations and documents client treatment interventions, behavior, and progress.
• Provides direct supervision of clients and interacts therapeutically.
• Interacts with educational team as appropriate.
• Participates in data collection and monitoring and evaluation activities for the program/facility performance improvement program.
• Develops and maintains a current list of resources, including self-help/support groups to ensure comprehensive services to the clients and their families.
• Adheres to departmental policies and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance with current departmental practices and meet guidelines as outlined by outside referral and licensing agencies.
• Ensures compliance with federal, state, local licensing, and reporting requirements.
• Identifies and pursues in-service and continuing educational needs, suggests general training needs for the program and submits requests/suggestions for training to appropriate supervisory and administrative staff members.
• Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
• Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.
Non-Essential Functions:
• None

To Apply

Please apply at www.jobsatabraxas.com

Employment Opportunity: Part-time Resident Manager - Halfway House (Farmington, PA)

Drug and Alcohol Halfway House in Farmington, PA seeking qualified candidates for open Part-time Resident Manager.

Post date: 10/14/16
Deadline: 1/14/07
Qualifications:

Candidates must possess the following:
o Valid Driver's license
o Clean driving record
o Satisfactory criminal record check
o Satisfactory ChildLine clearance
o Two satisfactory written references
o Applicant must be flexible, motivated and display a good work ethic.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Monitoring clients, monitoring medications, light cleaning as well as transporting and accompanying clients to appointments and meetings.

To Apply

Work hours: Must be willing to work nights and weekends.

For consideration, please forward resume and cover letter to:
podell1156@gmail.com

Employment Opportunity: Peer Support Counselor - Salvation Army (Philadelphia, PA )

Position: Peer Support Counselor
Location: Philadelphia Pioneer Corps, 1920 East Allegheny Street
Availability of Position: Immediate
Schedule: Full-Time; 30 hours per week, 7.5/day Tues through Friday, some flexibility to meet program needs
Reporting Relationship: Pioneer Corps Officers
Salary Grade: $ 13.75 per hour 73 Non-Exempt

The Salvation Army is hiring and offers truly excellent benefit package to eligible employees including:
· Generous paid time off every year that includes: holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time and sick time.
· Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
· Comprehensive health care coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays and deductibles
· Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including Short Term Disability, AFLAC and Voluntary Term Life
· Flexible Spending Accounts
· Remitted Tuition Program
· Eligibility for the Federal Government’s Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program
· Most importantly – a job with a good purpose!

Description of Position:

The Peer Support Counselor (PSC) is charged with pursuing the goals of The Salvation Army’s Opioid Prevention and Treatment Program to prevent opioid overdose deaths. This program, funded by the Independence Blue Cross Foundation for one year, is housed at the Pioneer Corps. The PSC will focus on the goals of prevention through the provision of intensive case management services to participants and their families, and treatment by assisting participants to access detoxification and treatment programs. The PSC is responsible for recruitment of participants, goal planning, service/treatment linkage, monitoring and follow-up. The PSC will facilitate SELF groups for participants and their families with the goal of developing community champions to sustain support groups in the Kensington community.

Post date: 9/20/18
Deadline: 12/20/18
Qualifications:

Requirements:
· Must have current CPS certification
· Must have high school diploma or GED
· Must possess two years of peer counseling experience
· Understanding of trauma-informed practice a must
· As a Mandated Reporter, must provide proof of having completed training on recognizing and reporting child abuse meeting the training standards of PA Act 153 of 2014 within 30 days of employment with recurrent training required every three years thereafter.
· Meets the Child Protection Clearances required by PA Act 153 to include PA Child Abuse History
Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record Check.
· Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army.

To Apply

Contact: Please email your resume along with a cover letter including salary requirements to: Susan_Brotherton@use.salvationarmy.org or you may apply for this position by submitting your resume and cover letter online.
Current Salvation Army Employees can apply online at http://internal-usesalvationarmy.icims.com. Prospective employees can apply online at http://careers.salvationarmy.org.

Employment Opportunity: PRCC Senior Peer Services Coordinator - The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

SENIOR PEER SERVICES COORDINATOR is responsible for daily oversight and operations of the Philadelphia Recovery Community Center through recovery support services, education, information and programming. Council staff will work in partnership with the community, law enforcement and professionals to engage identified individuals who would benefit from recovery support services.

Post date: 10/19/18
Deadline: 11/19/19
Qualifications:

• Degree in human service related field or demonstrated relevant experience with drug/alcohol recovery. Licensing and/or credentialing in the addiction field preferred.
• Senior Peer Coordinator must be in recovery with at least 2 years sustained, current recovery history.
• Experience with community engagement and outreach, program development and implementation.
• Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check, The Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and a FBI Criminal History Background Check required.
• Current valid Pennsylvania driver’s license, insurance and vehicle

Responsibilities:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
• Planning, implementation and oversight of the Philadelphia Recovery Community Center (PRCC).
• Effective supervision and management of the daily operations of the PRCC services and programs.
• Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations throughout the City of Philadelphia; utilize those relationships to strategically implement project.
• Conduct self in an ethical manner by adhering to the PCACB code of ethics, standards of practice, and Council policy and procedures.
• Maintain valid driver’s license and safe driving record.

DAILY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Planning, implementation and delivery of PRCC projects, services and programs - including direct services, marketing and communications efforts.
2. Responsible for contract with City of Philadelphia; budget, deliverables and policies and procedures.
3. Management of PRCC staff and programs.
4. Develop strong collaborative relationships with Council management staff, partners and City stakeholders.
5. Support staff as they work to assess, identify, engage and help individuals transition and follow through with treatment and support services. Facilitate service recipients’ opportunities to access treatment and services in order to support long term recovery.
6. Establish and maintain relationships with behavioral health systems and targeted organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically implement project; maintain a good understanding of surrounding resources.
7. Meet or exceed projects’ goals and deliverables, positively impacting members of the recovery community and their families.
8. Management and oversight of Project budgets; work within budget to develop marketing plan and distribute materials throughout service area.
9. Joint oversight of recovery support programs to ensure that Council staff are providing a collaborative and coordinated approach to services and programs, incorporating recovery principles and values.
10. Evaluate performance of programming to ensure project objectives are met. Adjust as needed.
11. Data collection for project; maintain required records and reporting requirements. Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual report to the Agency and its Board of Directors.
12. Other duties as directed by Executive Director.

To Apply

Resumes/applications can be forwarded to : jobs@councilsepa.org

Employment Opportunity: Recovery Support Services Manager - The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania (Bucks County, PA)

The Manager is responsible for oversight and implementation of the SAMHSA CARA grant, Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center, Bucks CRS & Warm Handoff projects through recovery support, health care and wellness education, information, initial screenings and programming. Council staff will work in partnership with healthcare professionals to engage identified individuals (opioid overdose survivors and those at risk for overdose) who would benefit from recovery support services.

Post date: 10/19/18
Deadline: 1/19/19
Qualifications:

• Degree in human service related field or demonstrated relevant experience with drug/alcohol recovery. Licensing and/or credentialing in the addiction field preferred.
• Experience with community engagement and outreach, program development and implementation.
• Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check, The Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and a FBI Criminal History Background Check required.
• Current valid Pennsylvania driver’s license, insurance and vehicle

Responsibilities:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
• Planning, implementation and oversight of the Bucks County Warm Handoff Project and Bucks County CRS program.
• Oversight of the SAMHSA CARA grant.
• Effective supervision and management of the daily operations of Bucks County recovery support services and programs.
• Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations throughout Bucks County; utilize those relationships to strategically implement project.
• Conduct self in an ethical manner by adhering to the PCB code of ethics, standards of practice, and Council policy and procedures.
• Maintain valid driver’s license and safe driving record.

DAILY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Planning, implementation and delivery of the Health Management Integration Project and Warm Handoff projects for Bucks County, to include direct services, marketing and communications efforts.
2. Planning and implementation of the Enriching Recovery Project including Recovery Support Services (RSS) related to employment, health/wellness, and telephonic recovery support; education of employers and healthcare providers on issues of addiction and recovery; and working with stakeholders across the state to expand RSS infrastructure.
3. Management of Bucks County Volunteer Coordinator and Bucks County RSS programs.
4. Develop strong collaborative relationships with partners and County stakeholders.
5. Support staff as they work to assess, identify, engage and help individuals transition and follow through with treatment and support services. Facilitate service recipients’ opportunities to access treatment and services in order to support long term recovery.
6. Oversight and supervision as staff perform drug and alcohol screening and assessment for targeted individuals to identify appropriate levels of care.
7. Assist staff as they provide a “warm handoff” to at-risk individuals, overdose survivors and their family members as they are brought into the hospital’s emergency department.
8. Establish and maintain relationships with Bucks County behavioral health systems and targeted organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically implement project; maintain a good understanding of surrounding resources.
9. Meet or exceed projects’ goals and deliverables, positively impacting members of the recovery community and their families.
10. Management and oversight of Project budgets; work within budget to develop marketing plan and distribute materials throughout service area.
11. Joint oversight of Bucks County recovery support programs to ensure that Council staff are providing a collaborative and coordinated approach to services and programs, incorporating recovery principles and values.
12. Evaluate performance of programming to ensure project objectives are met. Adjust as needed.
13. Data collection for project; maintain required records and reporting requirements. Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual report to the Agency and its Board of Directors.
14. Other duties as directed by Executive Director.

To Apply

Resumes/applications can be forwarded to : jobs@councilsepa.org

Employment Opportunity: Registered Nurse - Berks Counseling Center (Reading, PA )

Berks Counseling Center is a recovery-oriented behavioral health, physical health, and supportive services organization providing a holistic approach to a culturally and economically diverse population for the purpose of achieving a healthy and productive lifestyle.

Post date: 10/2/18
Deadline: 1/2/19
Qualifications:

Licensed Register Nurse, active in the state of Pennsylvania required. At least one year experience in a behavioral health setting required. Valid PA Driver’s License required. Bilingual: English/Spanish a plus.
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made.

Responsibilities:

The RN within the ACT team cares for the physical and behavioral health needs of the transitional age population with serious mental illness (SMI). This position is an active member of the multi-disciplinary team that provides therapy, case management, and support to our consumers.

To Apply

Please send completed application (found at www.berkscc.org), resume and cover letter to hr@berkscc.org or fax to 610-985-0840, attention HR.

Berks Counseling Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Employment Opportunity: Therapist - Pathways to Recovery (Philadelphia, PA)

PHMC’s Partial Hospitalization program is looking for a full time substance abuse and
mental health therapist to provide clinical treatment in our mental health and substance abuse outpatient program

Post date: 12/14/18
Deadline: 3/14/19
Qualifications:

• Master’s degree and two years related experience with one of the following credentials: licensed in PA as a Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Psychologist, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) or Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) preferred.
• Competence in individual, group therapy, and family intervention.
• Experience and training in evidence-based approaches.
• Thorough knowledge of alcoholism and other addictions with the particular attention of the needs of dually diagnosed consumers.
• Thorough knowledge of mental health disorders and treatment.
• Ability to use therapeutic skills, which will assist consumers in process of recovery.
• Bilingual in Spanish a plus

Responsibilities:

• Attend staff meetings and inform staff of any important participant information.
• Implement recovery process for participants as defined PHMC’s Partial Hospitalization program goals and philosophy.
• Provide continuity of care as defined by treatment plan for each participant.
• Lead group therapy sessions daily.
• Conduct individual therapy sessions with each participant on caseload.
• Work collaboratively with the clinical team
• Coordinate and collaborate with off-site, community-based providers.
• Alert clinical team to any current or potential behavioral problems of participants.
• Coordinate care and conduct Utilization Reviews with insurers.
• Meet or exceed program productivity requirements.

*TREATMENT PLAN:
• Devise, with participant and treatment team, within 15 days, a comprehensive treatment plan based on Psychological Evaluation and other psychological assessments.
• Complete biopsychosocial assessment within 3 days of admission.
• Update treatment plans.

*PROGRESS REPORT:

• Maintain continuous record of all contacts, events, and progress toward accomplishment of goals as stated in Treatment Plan.
• Record individual and group progress notes in the DDAP format after each therapeutic activity.
• Complete reviews in compliance with state licensing and other program guidelines.
• Maintain charts that meet all standards.

*CONTINUING CARE PLAN:
• Assist treatment team and participants with the information of continuing care plans
• Other duties as assigned.

To Apply

Email resumes to: pathwaysrecovery@phmc.org

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