Progressions Behavioral Health Services, Inc. seeks to support children and adults and their families, role models, caregivers, friends and members of their spiritual community, to have access to individualized, strength-based, trauma-informed quality behavioral health supports and services that foster choices so they they may enjoy meaningful relationships and a life worth living in our communities.
Progressions offers expert and caring behavioral health services for children, adolescents, and adults throughout southeastern Pennsylvania.
We are currently hiring Outpatient Therapists to join our Philadelphia Outpatient Services Department. At our Philadelphia office we service Philadelphia County community in:
- Outpatient Therapy
- School-Based Outpatient Therapy
- Psychiatric Services
Position Summary: An Outpatient Therapist (OPT) provides individual, family and/or group therapy to children, adolescents and adults. The Outpatient Therapist assists the individual to promote the independence in managing mental health needs and/or behavior problems.
Summary of Essential Position Functions:
- Provide therapy (individual, family or group) to clients on a regularly scheduled basis
- Complete all paperwork within policy time frames
- Attend all staff meetings
- Make referrals to appropriate community resources
- Transfer skills to client to promote independence
- Comply with all state mandated regulations and all training requirements
- Participates in supervision within policy time frames
- Perform other duties as assigned
This position requires individuals that are client focused; team oriented; great interpersonal and communication skills; dependable; problem solving skills; organizational skills; focused on compliance and performance quality. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Supervisory Responsibility: N/A
Education and/or Experience:
- A licensed mental health clinican, including psychiatrist, psychologist, professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, clinical social worker, or social worker with a graduate degree that required a clinical or mental health direct service practicum.
- Individual and family therapy experience
- Knowledge of mental health systems and community resources
- Must be able to intervene and control agitated clients through non-physical interventions. Hazards include risk of exposure to disease and risk of physical injury associated with psychiatric patients who have the potential to act out or lose control
Credentials and Special/Technical Skills:
- Clearances for Child Abuse, FBI and State Criminal, CPR and First Aid