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Therapist (HOMEBUILDERS)

Description

Our Homebuilders Therapists have the opportunity to learn and be a part of an evidence based program. Homebuilders Therapists receive weekly group consultation and individual supervision to enhance clinical knowledge and skills. Additionally, Homebuilders Therapists are eligible for quarterly bonuses and have the opportunity to receive onsite supervision and free CEU's and training's needed to obtain a professional license.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

1. Structure services consistent with HOMEBUILDERS Standards:

Through serving an average of 18-22 families per year. Meet with families 3-5 times a week, approximately 10 hours per week, over a 4-6 week period. Maintain a flexible workweek, scheduling sessions at times that are convenient for families, and when problems are likely to occur, including evenings, weekends and holidays. Be available to client families 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Arrange coverage when unavailable.

2. Conduct clinical interventions consistent with the HOMEBUILDERS Standards:

  • Assess safety, structure the environment and use clinical strategies designed to promote safety.
  • Conduct client-interactive, comprehensive, strength and behavior-focused assessments.
  • Collaborate with family members and referents in developing intervention goals and service plans directly related to the risk of out-of-home placement.
  • Monitor progress, analyze barriers to goal achievement, and help families revise goals or plans as needed.
  • Provide a range of clinical, concrete and advocacy services to family members that are consistent with the Homebuilders model and tailored to each family's values, learning styles, lifestyle, circumstances and culture.
  • Utilize research-based cognitive and behavioral strategies to facilitate behavior change.
  • Collaborate and advocate with formal and informal community resources and systems, while teaching family members to advocate for themselves.
  • Assess goal attainment and plan for maintenance of progress with family.

3. Participate in quality enhancement components of the HOMEBUILDERSmodel:

  • Prepare for and actively participate in weekly team consultation meetings.
  • Participate in all, required therapist trainings, in quality enhancement activities with supervisor and HOMEBUILDERS consultant (home visit observations, file reviews, model fidelity monitoring, consultation, etc.).
  • Review performance data to identify needed areas for improvement.
  • Work with supervisor to complete professional development plans and performance reviews.
  • Work with supervisor and Homebuilders consultant to implement quality enhancement or quality improvement plans.

4. Administrative and Organizational Responsibilities:

Utilize online data management system for all clinical documentation. Submit all required personnel documents, as directed. Represent the agency in community meetings and on interagency teams as directed. Establish and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, referring agency staff and other community professionals.

Working Conditions

1. Physical Demands. This position requires a low to moderate level of physical activity. Sitting for long periods of time. Employee must meet minimum requirements for Hearing, Speech and Vision. Hearing.

2. Environmental. Office environment, the community and client homes. Involves exposure to tobacco smoke, domestic animals, household pests, and other conditions common to domestic environments.

3. Working Hours. Requires working flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.

Qualifications
EducationBachelors of Human Services (required)
Masters of Human Services (preferred)
Experience1 - 2 years: Experience working with children and/or adults and families (required)

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
Posted
04/15/2022
Location
Pittsburgh, PA, 15229, US