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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 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

Housing Counselor *Contractor*

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Contractor

General Description: 

The Housing Counselors with Intercultural Family Services, Inc. are a dedicated team who pride themselves in the assistance of those in the community with  serious housing related issues surrounding foreclosure prevention, and those in need of budget & credit counseling.   Our Housing Counseling program also has monthly First Time Home Owners workshops!

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains limited caseload of client families;
  • Provide one-on-one counseling for first time home buyer, mortgage delinquency/default, tax delinquency, Phil-Plus and Mini-Phil loans, rental delinquency, predatory lending and post-purchase.
  • Provides family needs assessments, pre-occupancy and post-occupancy counseling/orientation services for caseload of client families;
  • Develops service plan (Action Plans) for all client families using HCO and CMAX data based system tools;
  • Maintains family case records in database system and hard copy files in an up-to-date manner;
  • Recruits families for Housing Consumer Education Workshops and assist in the delivery of information to clients;
  • Advocates for needs of client families;Performs Housing Outreach;
  • Responsible for keeping files updated database systems in the Fannie Mae’s Home Counselor Online ® (HCO)for PHFA Case files and Neighbor Works America Counselor Max for OHCD files;

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years housing counseling experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal laws related to Housing, Mortgage Lending, Real Estate and Economic development.
  • Mortgage Banking and/or Real Estate experience preferred.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office (Access, Excel, Word) and the Internet for research purposes. OHCD, PHFA and/or HUD Certified Counselor.

 

Outpatient Clinician Contractor

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Contractor

Experience: Required –  minimum of 2 years experience in providing direct clinical/behavioral health services

General Description:

The Outpatient Clinician is a post-masters experienced mental health professional responsible for providing culturally responsive, evidenced-based individual, group and family based clinical interventions in a high impact outpatient clinic.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Produces the minimally required billing objectives weekly;
  2. Conducts intake assessments and comprehensive bio-psychosocial evaluations based on DSM V criteria;
  3. Submit completed intake packets with initial recovery/resiliency plan and bio-psychosocial assessment and formulation within 24 hours of completion;
  4. Provide individual, group and family based interventions therapy for all assigned cases in accordance with treatment plan;
  5. Maintains complete and accurate records on all members on his/her caseload and accurately ensures completeness of case files;
  6. Develop comprehensive resiliency/recovery plans for member caseload with succinct, measurable goals and clearly monitors and tracks interventions during each member session;
  7. Develop and maintain Recovery/Resiliency Plans every 90 days and complete within session during which member actively participates in its development;
  8. Provide comprehensive progress notes after each member encounter that tracks interventions according to agency protocol, clinical best practice and recovery/resiliency goals;
  9. Complete progress notes daily and submit to billing coordinator with encounter forms;
  10. Complete weekly service logs indicating member caseload seen and not seen during course of previous week and document rationale for missed visits;
  11. Manage caseload by contacting members and scheduling weekly appointments;
  12. Document missed appointments and collateral information indicating clinician’s efforts in outreach and engagement;
  13. Performs other related duties as necessary.

Qualifications: 

  • Masters Degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of two years experience in providing behavioral health services.
  • Knowledge of Evidenced-based treatments and interventions
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Thorough understanding of clinical best practices for a broad range of DSM V diagnoses
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to community based behavioral health needs of disenfranchised and urban populations
  • Understanding of wellness concerns presented in communities of ethnic diversity
  • Ability to relate within a multicultural work environment

 

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

Updated: 10/1/2018