Mobile Therapist

Behavior Health Department

The Juvenile Justice Center of Philadelphia (JJC) is a non-profit, multi-service organization that serves the needs of disadvantaged children, youth and families. Our mission is to maintain families through supportive services, to prevent children and youth from being placed in care, and also to ready families for reunification with their children. JJC has a Mobile Therapist opening in our Coulter Street office(s).

Job Summary

The Mobile Therapist is an integral team member of the Behavior Health department. The Mobile Therapist delivers child centered, family-focused psychotherapy utilizing evidence-based modalities as described in the child’s resiliency plan. Services are delivered in the home or community setting in the Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) program. Treatment is focused on resiliency factors and connection to community based supports as identified by the treatment team. The Mobile Therapist utilizes a strength based approach to empower children with emotional and behavioral needs to thrive, and to help the child and family reach their goals. Our programs serve children with diagnosis which include, but are not limited to: Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, and severe emotional disturbance. Therapeutic services assist in integration or reintegration into least restrictive school, home, and community based settings. Children served range in age from 4-21.

Qualifications

Master’s degree in a Clinical Mental Health discipline, i.e., Psychology, Counseling, Marriage & Family therapy, Human Services, Clinical Social Work, or Psychiatric Nursing from an accredited university or college. Master’s degree must include clinical coursework in the foundations of Behavioral Health and the provision of Mental Health Services, i.e. individual, group and family therapy; cognitive behavioral therapy; psychodynamic therapy; crisis counseling; abnormal psychology; psychopathology assessment; child development; personality theory; psychotherapy lab; clinical practicum, etc. Degree must contain 12 credit hours in core behavioral health course work.

One year verified post-master’s experience providing psychotherapy/counseling to children

Any additional education, training or supervision requirements stipulated by the Department of Public Welfare within Medical Assistance Bulletins.

JJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, embracing diversity and inclusion in all of its services.

The position is Fee-For-Service and cases are allocated on an as needed basis. Cases are not guaranteed and the position is a contracted position. Organization benefits do not apply.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirement to hrdepartment@juvenilejustice.org