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Intercultural Family Services, Inc. is currently accepting resumes for open positions. If you are ready to make a difference in the lives of others we would like to have you on our team. When applying, please make sure to indicate your desired position in the subject line.

You can mail, fax, or email your cover letter and resume to: ATTN: Human Resources Department Intercultural Family Services, Inc. 4225 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 Fax: 215-386-9308

Email: human.resources@ifsinc.org

Listed below are the positions that are currently open at Intercultural:

Adult and Child Psychiatrist

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Full- Time 

Experience – At least 2 years 

Degree – Doctorate

Job Description

The general objective of this position is to provide culturally competent psychiatric services to all consumers. The psychiatrist is expected to lead the treatment team to ensure that a holistic treatment approach is provided reflecting CASSP principles and DBHiDS Practice Guidelines.

Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provides psychiatric evaluations and diagnoses
  • Provides medication management
  • Reviews and approves Treatment Plans on a timely manner
  • Completes comprehensive Biopsychosocial Evaluations
  • Provides consultation and coordination with the Treatment Team
  • Conducts timely review, revision and approval of subsequent Treatment Plans
  • Attends case reviews and management meetings
  • Conducts In-Service Training for staff as needed

Job Requirements 

  • MD or DO from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy
  • Current and valid DEA registration and license as Medical Physician in the State of Pennsylvania
  • At least two (2) years of work experience providing mental health treatment.
  • Board Certified in General Psychiatry and Child 
  • State Clearances for Child Abuse and Criminal Record
  • FBI Clearance
  • In compliance with all state and discipline-specific standards and regulations.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.Computer proficiency.

BHRS Lead Clinician

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General Description:

This position provides behavioral intervention services to the treatment team for a child or adolescent with a serious emotional disturbance who may need special behavioral management protocols.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Collaborate with other members of the treatment team in order to design and direct the implementation of a behavior treatment plan which is individualized to each child or adolescent and to family needs as well as considering the context of the educational setting.
  2. Observe child in the home/school/community setting as part of the initial assessment in preparation for designing the intervention plan
  3. Collect and Interpret initial data collection tools designed by the Behavior Specialist Consult or Lead Clinician to be able to develop initial hypothesis of behavioral needs and directions.
  4. Develop treatment plan and instruct other members of the treatment team (including teacher, teacher’s aides, other school personnel, family, TSS, and/or other designated individuals providing direct service or supports to the child) in their roles and responsibilities in implementing the interventions of the treatment plan.
  5. Consult with treatment team when problems arise in the implementation of the plan. Routine weekly consultation on, twice weekly, or bi-weekly consultation as prescribed in the authorization packet for the child.
  6. Revise the treatment plan as needed, analyzing data collected by TSS, teacher and/or parent.
  7. Submit documentation (treatment plans, encounter forms, progress notes etc) in a timely fashion and by assigned deadlines.
  8. Provide individual mentoring and supervision of all assigned TSS staff in additional to conducting weekly group meetings of all assigned TSS staff
  9. Complete all documents within the time periods defined by BHRS Leadership Teams
  10. Participate in regular/documented clinical supervision by the Clinical Supervisor or Psychologist


Qualifications:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily
  • 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
  • Lead Clinicians must have formal training in the provision of psychotherapy
  • One year verified post-master’s experience providing mental health treatment to children
  • Any additional education, training or supervision requirements stipulated by the Department of Public Welfare within Medical Assistance Bulletins.
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis certified by Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.
  • Valid Act 34, Act 151 and Act 114 clearances
  • Ability to effectively communicate in a verbal and/or written manner
  • Ability to read and interpret documents
  • Ability to write and complete routine reports
  • Ability to handle and maintain confidential information
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, projects, and assignments
  • Ability to communicate with coworkers, administration, clients, vendors, and others in a courteous and professional manner
  • Ability to present in a professional appearance and manner
  • A valid driver’s license with access to an automobile, preferred
  • Ability to participate and complete CBH mandatory in-services within 3 months of hire and annually from date of initial training.
  • Ability to participate in at least 10 hours of documented additional in-service per year


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. 

  • Ability to stand, to walk, and to negotiate steps/stairs several times a day. While performing the essential duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to use hands to finger; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear 
  • Ability to stand, to walk, and to negotiate steps/stairs several times a day 
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 20 pounds

Family Based Clinical Supervisor

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Full-Time

Experience – at least 2 years verified post-master’s experience working with children and adolescence in Behavioral Health Services

General Description:

The Family Based Mental Health Clinical Supervisor provides guidance and supervision to the FBMH clinicians in Family and Individual Therapy, including crisis intervention (24/7 on call), skill building, concrete services, and advocacy to the children and families participating in the Family Based Mental Health Program. The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation systemically based interventions utilizing the Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy model, cognitive-behavioral therapy, behavior modification, psycho-education and other researched-based approaches. The Clinical Supervisor also works closely with the Program Manager to ensure that individuals receive quality clinical care and achieve their highest potential.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. The Clinical Supervisor will oversee the Family Based Mental Health cases, including coordination of case management with clients to ensure that quality services are being delivered to program participants.
  2. Provide clinical supervision to the Family Based staff, and revision of documentation and service delivery.
  3. Complete and maintain documentation and necessary paperwork related to the supervision of the Family Based staff’s
  4. Monitor compliance with policy and procedure requirements of Intercultural Family Services Inc. and credentialing ages that oversee the provision of services
  5. Guide treatment in relationship to governmental laws and regulations regarding the provision of mental health services, including confidentiality and limits thereof, the reporting of child abuse/neglect, and related regulations
  6. Ensure that positive inter-agency communication is developed and maintained with families, agencies, and other professional with whom the Family Based staff interacts
  7. Adhere to professional code of ethics and follow existing federal and state guidelines and laws pertaining to mandated reporting procedures
  8. Performs other duties as assigned

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; psycho-dynamic therapy; crisis counseling; abnormal psychology; psychopathology assessment; child development;personality theory; psychotherapy lab; clinical practicum, etc. Degree must contain 12 credithours in core behavioral health course work
  • Clinical Supervisory experience is strongly preferred at least 1 year
  • Must be a PA clinical licensure eligible; Licensed Candidate preferred
  • Team Oriented and Values Diversity
  • Commitment to Service Excellence and Personal Excellence

Family Based Mental Health Professional

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Full-time

General Description:

The Mental Health Professional (MHP) serves as the primary therapist to the children and families participating in the program.  They function as the team leader and provide/coordinate community based mental health treatment and services along with the Mental Health Worker.  The MHP is responsible for developing and implementing systemically based interventions utilizing structural family therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, behavior modification, psycho-education and other researched-based approaches.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct initial and ongoing assessment of the client and family, including review of referral information; identify and engage key participants while identifying systemic strengths and needs; complete eco-systemic structural assessment of targeted behaviors/problems within the ecological context.
  2. Engage primary caregiver(s) and other key participants in active, change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement and attainment of identified goals
  3. Develop and implement initial and ongoing treatment plans with focus on utilizing strengths and reviewing outcomes regularly using and analytic process
  4. Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment interventions and case development in accordance with reporting and documentation regulations and agency policies
  5. Collaborate with all relevant systems and key participants within each system to ensure their “buy-in” and cooperation throughout treatment
  6. Provide direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with program principles and practices
  7. Participate in all supervision, training, and consultation activities as directed
  8. Provide services based on the family’s schedule, including provision of services during “non-traditional hours” which include evenings and weekends if necessary
  9. Provide crisis interventions and stabilization 24/7 to the clients/families on their caseload
  10. Complete all program paperwork to agency standards and submit according to determined time frames
  11. Achieve level of productivity (service hours) within established range set by the program director
  12. Adhere to professional code of ethics and follow existing federal and state guidelines and laws pertaining to mandated reporting procedures
  13. Facilitate the use of Family Support Funds within program guidelines

Qualifications:

  • Have a graduate degree in psychology, counseling, family therapy, social work, nursing, theology with an emphasis in pastoral counseling, or rehabilitation counseling with a minimum of 12 graduate credit hours in therapy and/or counseling, and two years experience in child and adolescent mental health services, or
  • Have a graduate degree in any other field of human services approved by the Office of Mental Health as being appropriate for professional certification in mental health services and including 12 credit hours of education in therapy and/or counseling, and three years of experience in child and adolescent mental health services, or
  • Have less than a graduate degree, have achieved certification in the departmentally sponsored Family Based Mental Health Services training program, and have at least four years experience in Family Based Mental Health Services.
  • All Mental Health Professionals shall have PA Child Abuse History Clearance and PA Criminal Record Check, or be eligible to receive clearances within 30 days of employment.  Prefer PA license in good standing as Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Professional Counselor.

Preferred Skills/Training:

The following are preferred skills/training/knowledge:

  • Ability to utilize collaborative, team oriented approach
  • Knowledge and understanding of CASSP Principles
  • Social/ecological theory and application
  • Family systems theory and application

Functional Family Therapist

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Full-Time

General Description: 

Therapists will provide Functional Family Therapy Services to adjudicated or pre-adjudicated children and adolescent’s ages 12-21 and their family members throughout Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Sessions range from 1-2 weekly for up to 12 families and may include case management duties. Sessions are conducted mostly in the home but can occur in the community and the office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinates with the Clinical Administrator and Lead Therapist to determine availability for client appointments when covering the front desk.
  2. Therapists typically work with families for three to five months.
  3. Attention to detail, well organized and ability to effectively manage a caseload of 12 families.
  4. Therapists adhere to a strict clinical protocol which requires identified problems to be handled within the context of family interventions (no individual)
  5. Ability to effectively meet administrative deadlines and maintain all organizational documentation requirements to include progress notes, collateral contacts, treatment plans, inter-agency meetings and other paperwork dictated by CBH and DPW documentation requirements.
  6. Ability and willingness to learn and implement the Functional Family Therapy Model with a high degree of fidelity through participation in FFT training, intense supervision, and agency clinical rounds.
  7. Posses the ability to conduct specific FFT Model assessments throughout the duration of FFT services and submit on a timely basis
  8. Clinicians are required to travel to various parts of the city
  9. Clinicians will undergo extensive training some of which will require out of State travel
  10. A comfort and desire to work with multi-cultural and/or difficult to engage populations in natural ecology under less than desirable conditions with a high degree of commitment, respect and perseverance
  11. Performs other related duties as necessary

Qualifications:

  •          Requires a Master’s degree in a recognized clinical discipline and/or social work
  •          2-5 years related experience
  •          Extensive knowledge and expertise in using MS Word 6.0, MS Excel 6.0 and various database software
  •          Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required
  •          Ability to effectively supervise staff and interact with a variety of clients, staff and medical professionals

Information Technology (IT) Specialist  

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Job Type: Part-Time, Hourly Pay

Required experience: 1 year of technical assistance with computer hardware and software

General Description:

The IT Specialist, under the direction and supervision of the Facilities Manager, assists in identifying internal and external information needs of the agency and its departments.  He/She will resolve computer issues for staff as they arise in any of our three locations.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical assistance with computer hardware and software;
  • Resolve issues for staff via phone, in person, or electronically; in three locations;
  • Install and upgrade all applicable hardware including client workstations, screens, printers, network;
  • Track employees issues and resolutions;
  • Assigns and installs system hardware for facilities and staff;
  • Provide detailed documentation for all service requested

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in IT, customer service, or other related fields
  • Ability to build rapport with clients
  • Strong troubleshooting and critical thinking skills
  • Positive and professional demeanor

Intake Therapist/Assessor

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Contractor position, Hourly Pay

Experience: 1 Year of Clinical Experience

General Description:

Provide intake assessments to adults and children with chronic mental illness. Serves as a member of an organization that welcomes, engages, and serves individuals with complex wellness needs.

Complete mental health assessments for all walk-in consumers requesting services to include both adults and children. Strong communications, organisational and interpersonal skills a must. Some flexibility in work hours required including occasional evening hours.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide intake assessments to adults and children with chronic mental illness;
  2. Provide liaison with other community resources to help the client access supportive services during the transition to enrolled status;
  3. Maintain clinical records and provide data and reports, as may be required for program monitoring and evaluation, in accordance with policies and procedures;
  4. Coordinate activities with other team members and other staff;
  5. Ensure that ethical and professional standards of practice are maintained;
  6. Participate in meetings and activities as required and;
  7. In addition to the above, perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in any of the following: psychology, social work or other related fields. License in CDP is required.
  • Ability to complete paperwork within required timeframes, meets content requirements, grammatically correct, and engages client participation in treatment planning and tx plans are signed by the client.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in practice, develops strong relationships with other employees, and provides good team communication and engages family members and natural supports in treatment planning.
  • Ability to receive and apply feedback, is accountable, and contributes to a positive work environment.
  • Develops and maintains a self-care plan, seeks supervision when needed and recognizes signs of burnout.
  • Demonstrates timely, consistent, and direct communication is provided to team members and supervisors.
  • Demonstrates utilization of all resources available
  • Demonstrates diagnosing, engagement skills through use of relationships and application of motivational interviewing, and crisis intervention skills through a variety of clientele.
  • Ability to utilize consultation and feedback, and utilizes training for professional development.
  • Demonstrates ethical decision making skills and appropriate boundaries.
  • Ability to meet productivity requirements and consumers are discharged with improved symptoms as evidenced by client report and CFARS/FARS scores, PHQ-9 andPSC-17.
  • Demonstrate empathy, hopefulness, and resourcefulness in communicating with others.
  • Promote whole health care as a key to people’s recovery and quality of life.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. 

  • Ability to effectively communicate and distinctly exchange information
  • Ability to identify, asses and accurately judge
  • Ability to move, activate, position oneself and ascend and descend
  • Ability to stand, to walk, and to negotiate steps/stairs several times a day. While performing the essential duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to use hands to finger; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 20 pounds

Outpatient Services Clinical Supervisor

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Full-Time

Experience: Required – counseling supervision experience – minimum 2 years

General Description:

The Clinical Supervisor of Outpatient Services is responsible for the overall clinical management of Intercultural Behavioral Health Center- West and South Outpatient clinics.  This responsibility includes assisting the Medical Director in staff supervision around clinical issues, direct supervision of staff regarding clinical matters, assistance in providing in-service training, interfacing with Community Behavioral Health (CBH), HMOs and the county and state licensing and oversight entities.  This position reports directly to the CEO/Executive Director.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provides therapy to a specified caseload based on volume;
  2. Supervises the administrative and clinical staff;
  3. Supervises the client record keeping process and ensures completeness of client charts;
  4. Coordinates with Quality Assurance for the training of every staff on the proper use of EHR software – Carelogic;
  5. Conducts monthly clinical meetings in order to effectively coordinate clinic activities;
  6. Coordinates with the Medical Director to develop clinical standards, methods and procedures to monitor clinic services to ensure compliance with regulations and standards;
  7. Teams with the Medical Director to evaluate clinical staff performance and evaluates administrative staff performance in order to make appropriate recommendations to the Director of Outpatient Services with regards to improving or rewarding performance;
  8. Identifies clinic problems and recommends solutions;
  9. Supervises the data collection process and liaisons with the fiscal department to ensure correct billing for services to CBH and HMOs;
  10. Coordinates external/internal reviews and audits in cooperation with IFSI Quality Assurance Department;
  11. Attends meetings as assigned by the CEO;
  12. Oversees intake interview process and assists with the assignment of clients to therapists;
  13. Reviews bio-psychosocial assessments on all new admissions;
  14. Supervises the clinicians and reviews and approves treatment plans;
  15. Actively participates in the peer review and case consultation process;
  16. Provides clinical training as applicable;
  17. Refers clients to inpatient and emergency services as required; and
  18. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in any of the following: psychology, social work or other related fields. License in any of the following fields: psychology, social work, counseling or marriage and family therapy is required.
  • Experience administering the operations of a mental health department or program.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity towards the behavioral health issues presented in communities of diverse ethnicity.
  • Experience in a multiracial and multiethnic environment.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. 

  • Ability to effectively communicate and distinctly exchange information
  • Ability to identify, asses and accurately judge
  • Ability to move, activate, position oneself and ascend and descend
  • Ability to stand, to walk, and to negotiate steps/stairs several times a day. While performing the essential duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to use hands to finger; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 20 pounds

Therapeutic Support Staff Workers

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FLSA Classification:
Non-Exempt – P/T

General Description:

Implementing a behavioral treatment plan, the TSS is to provide immediate behavioral reinforcement, emotional support, and to coordinate time-structuring activities intended to improve socialization skills within a naturalized community setting (home, school, and community location).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Resourcefully utilize community-based programs in order to provide the identified child/adolescent with activities that support independent living skills and enhance self-esteem;
  2. Assist child/adolescent with social and interpersonal relationship building skills by providing them with supervised, structured community integration activities;
  3. Assist caretakers of identified child in carrying out behavioral management techniques, utilizing modeling as a primary means to do this;
  4. Encourage problem solving and coping skills with the goal of tapering off TSS intervention so that the child/adolescent can succeed independently of the wraparound services;
  5. Track daily progress of child/adolescent in terms of goal attainment on clinical progress note;
  6. Successfully complete ISFCs mandatory TSS training, obtain Child Abuse and Criminal Clearances, and other necessary paperwork to meet credentialing requirements;
  7. Maintain confidentiality, possess objectivity, and respect personal boundaries of child/adolescents and his or her family;
  8. Take on an active collaborative role with other team member (ie Child, Family, Case Manager, Behavioral Specialists, Therapist, Teacher, etc.), communicating in a professional, child-centered and family-focused manner;
  9. Participate in monthly in-service meetings and bi-weekly office-based supervision; and
  10. Adhere to any and all additional requirements as stated in the attached Contractor Agreement.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services field.
  • One year’s experience in a private human service agency and/or CASSP system.
  • Knowledge of local social service system preferred.
  • Ability to work within and relate to a multicultural environment.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. 

  • Ability to stand, to walk, and to negotiate steps/stairs several times a day. While performing the essential duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to use hands to finger; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear 
  • Ability to stand, to walk, and to negotiate steps/stairs several times a day
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 20 pounds