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Mental Health Professional / Salisbury Behavioral Health

RHA Health Services, LLC
Minersville, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Jan 22, 2022

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We are looking for talented individuals who share our dedication to the people we serve and support.

The Mental Health Professional (family based) is the lead member of a multidisciplinary team and is responsible for treatment plan development. The Mental Health Professional serves as team leader providing team and individually delivered therapy and case management to children and their families in the home and/or community. Therapists work with the child and family to improve overall family attachments and cohesion, self-regulation, and anchor a support system. This position is required to work hours that coincide with client schedules, including day, evening, and/or weekend hours.

Within the ACT/LTSR programs they facilitate group and individual mental health services with adults. Focusing on psychoeducation, affordable housing, employment, and psychiatric services MHP's assist individuals in remaining out of inpatient care setting by assisting in maintaining stability within their communities

Required Education/Experience:

  • Graduate Degree in psychiatry, psychology, social work, nursing, education, rehabilitation, or any graduate degree in the field of human services; OR (ACT/FB)
  • Registered Nurse with five years' experience in the mental health field, plus have certification by the Department of Public Welfare, Office of Mental Health (OMH), as a mental health family-based worker; OR
  • Bachelor's Degree in psychology, sociology, social work, nursing, rehabilitation, education, pre-med, theology, anthropology, or any degree in the field of human services, plus certification by the Pennsylvania Certification Board as a mental health family-based worker(Family Based only)

  • Minimum of two years' experience in a CASSP System Program (family based only)
  • Minimum of 1 year of clinical or rehabilitation experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness, internship and/or practicum experience are considered experience if conducted in a clinical inpatient or outpatient setting (ACT only)

Required Licenses/Certifications:
  • Valid driver's license

Required Competencies (Mental Health Professional Family Based):

Accepting Responsibility (Supported by Be Proactive) -Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes; and uses them as opportunities for learning and development; openly discusses his or her actions and their consequences, both good and bad.

Setting Objectives and Goals- (Supported by Beginning with the End in Mind) - Sets meaningful, measurable, and attainable treatment plan goals and objectives for monthly treatment planning as well as professional development.
  • Develop individualized treatment plans through collaboration with the family and Mental Health Worker.

Prioritizing and Organizing Work- (Supported by Put First Things First) Allocates time and attention based on what is most important to achieve key goals and objectives. Effectively organizes and balances tasks and priorities to keep multiple projects on track.
  • Maintains client schedules to assure we are meeting their needs and scheduling when they are available. Submitting electronic health records and time worked within expected time frames.
  • Attend mandated, group, individual and team supervision as scheduled.
  • Maintain an organized schedule to include all methods of service delivery (team, individual, group, etc.) service delivery in accordance with regulations.
  • Adhere to scheduled sessions and deliver appropriate authorized units of service prescribed.

Training/supervision - Has an authentic interpersonal style that engages others and encourages high performance in
  • Attend trainings as directed by supervisor, in accordance with company policy, and pursuant to applicable regulations.
  • Attend required supervision sessions and staff meetings in accordance with program/company requirements.
  • Participated in 3-year Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy training program through Philadelphia Child and Family Training Center (family based only)
  • Provide training to staff and clients regarding Fair Housing Act, American with Disabilities Act, and/or other state or federal legislation regarding safe and affordable housing for persons with disabilities (ACT only)

Communicating Effectively (Supported by Seek First to Understand then to be Understood) -Share's information. Listens and involves others. Clearly Conveys ideas in a manner that engages others and helps them understand and retain the message. Communicates with other providers and coordinates care regularly with all individuals involved in treatment.
  • Adheres to HIPAA privacy regulations and Department of Human Services/CASSP principal guidelines.
  • Adheres to Mandated Reporter protocol and effectively communicates concerns with program management.
  • Work collaboratively with members of the treatment team and other service providers to ensure comprehensive case management.

Displaying Creativity - (Supported by Synergize) - Uses creativity appropriately to drive progress and encourages others to do the same. Makes innovation a priority among team members.
  • Proactively plans for all session to promote an intentionally postured service approach.
  • Independently research creative and relevant interactive and evidenced based therapeutic interventions.

Managing Stress-(Supported by Sharpening the Saw) Uses healthy and effective methods to manage stress (e.g., maintaining appropriate diet, exercise, and sleep schedules); reacts effectively when faced with high-pressure situations

Championing the needs of the People we Support/Customers (Supports Culture of Caring)-Provides timely and professional service to both internal requests and the requests of the people we support and customers; is responsive to the people we support and customers' needs and requests. Is always courteous to the people we support or customer and considers the needs of the people we support or customer when making decisions.
  • Being available for 24/7 crisis support in coordination with partner/team.
  • Being available to transport client and/or families in the community, as necessary.
  • Be available to de-escalate/divert hospitalization and/or assist in facilitating a hospitalization if deemed medically necessary.

Following Policies and Procedures- Understands and follows company policies; encourages others to follow work rules; calls attention to actions that may violate policies and procedures.

Meeting Basic Work Expectations-Complies with basic job requirements and tasks; arrives at work on time as scheduled; proactively informs others when he/she encounters problems that may limit his/her ability to meet expectations.
  • Provide team (60%) and individually (40%) delivered therapy to children and their families in the home and/or the community. (family based only)
  • Provide individual/group therapy treatment in office and in the community, setting using a stage-based model (ACT only)
  • Serve as lead clinician and provide clinical guidance to Mental Health Worker. (family based only)
  • Utilize safe crisis prevention techniques as deemed appropriate.
  • Document treatment data/results that are clinically relevant on progress notes and submit in a timely manner (within 24 hours of each encounter).
  • Complete client intake paperwork/assessments per company/program guidelines
  • Complete recurrent assessments within the regulated timeframes
  • Assist/participate in client psychiatric evaluations and medication checks, understanding symptomology and managing symptoms.
  • training new staff and acting as a lead therapist. Uses personal influence to encourage and support mental health workers on their caseloads.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings and other miscellaneous meetings, as necessary.
  • Collaborate with other providers to secure appropriate aftercare/discharge services and community linkages supports during the course of treatment (county, housing, MH/MR, and all other providers involved)
  • Develop, implement, evaluate, and revise treatment goals and plans in collaboration with client and team members in accordance with regulated timeframes.
  • Assist clients in finding safe and affordable housing (ACT only)
  • Coordinate detoxification services with external inpatient service providers and establish linkage to self-help programs as needed.
  • Assist clients in budgeting and daily living skills to maintain stability in home and community settings.
  • Transport clients when necessary

We offer the following benefits to employees:· Payactiv: early access to the money you've earned from hours you've already worked, before payday!· Employee perks and discount program: to help you save money!· Paid Time Off (full-time employees)· Health/Insurance: Medical & Pharmacy, Dental, Vision, Voluntary Supplemental benefits including Disability, Hospital Indemnity, Critical Illness, Accident Coverage. Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Telemed, and a Health Advocate service that helps employees find doctors, schedule appointments, estimate costs, answer medical/prescription questions, resolve medical claims issues, and more (full-time employees)· Health Savings Accounts, FSA, Dependent Care Accounts - set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible healthcare /dependent care expenses (ONLY PA)· Additional insurance coverage: company-sponsored Life Insurance and AD&D Insurance (full-time employees)· 401(k) retirement savings program (full-time employees)· Wellbeing Programs: Physical, Emotional and Financial· Chronic Disease management programs for hypertension and diabetes (for qualifying employees)· Training: Free CPR, first aid, and job-specific training opportunities
Salisbury Behavioral Health

Salisbury Behavioral Health provides a broad range of mental health services children and adults in Pennsylvania.

Salisbury Behavioral Health is a division of RHA Health Services. Founded in 1989, RHA began as a small provider of support services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in North Carolina. Over the years, RHA has expanded to include a broad range of disability services and continue to add other types of services across multiple states to meet communities' needs. RHA has also added high-quality behavioral health services to support people with a wide variety of mental health and substance use needs as well as support services for those who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

For more information visit our website:

If you are ready to make a difference in the lives of people we serve and support apply to join the team today.

RHA is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, we provide reasonable accommodation to qualified employees who have protected disabilities to the extent required by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our solutions center.
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