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Job Title: Direct Care/Mental Health Worker for Residential Programs

The role of the DIRECT CARE/MENTAL HEALTH WORKER for Residential Programs is also known as a Mental Health Worker for Residential Programs.

Department: Long Term Structured Residence (LTSR)

Reports to: Nurse Manager and Director of LTSR

Classification:  Full Time, Part-Time, *per diem; non-exempt


*This listing is for a per diem Direct Care/Mental Health Worker, minimum guaranteed 8 hours per week in accordance with program needs.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalency; and
  • 6 months of formal training in mental health field, or a related field; 
and
  • Valid Driver’s License. 


Responsibilities:

  1. Provide training and assistance in activities of daily living and related self-care skills. Areas include bathing, toileting, personal hygiene, grooming, dressing, care of clothing and shaving. 

  2. Provide training and assistance in social skill building, vocational training and employment, community inclusion, and health and wellness. Areas of focus include leisure planning, transportation, meal preparation, housekeeping, shopping, scheduling appointments, fiscal management, etc.. 

  3. Assist individuals in working towards the completion of their recovery goals as written on their treatment plan.
  4. Participate in multi-disciplinary treatment team meetings as assigned. 

  5. Encourage the development of an on-site peer supported government. 

  6. Accompany individuals in recovery into the community to medical appointments, 
mental health court commitment hearings, family visits and other appointments. 

  7. Assist with meal preparation and clean up as needed. Follows individual dietary 
restrictions/special diets during mealtimes as prescribed. 

  8. Complete resident “rounds” as assigned to ensure that all individuals in recovery are 
safe and in their expected locations. 

  9. Provide a comprehensive shift report at shift change to ensure that all meaningful 
information is passed on for proper continuity of care of individuals in recovery.
  10. Assist with the general upkeep of the facility and participates in light cleaning and 
household chores. 

  11. Timely reporting of all crises and unusual incidents to Shift Supervisor, Nurse Manager and/or LTSR Director (Immediately if indicated; otherwise within 24 hours). 

  12. Complete detailed documentation for individuals in their clinical record and in other areas as directed. Such documentation should be timely, legible, and provide an accurate depiction of progress, challenges, medical status, etc.. Satisfies compliance with regulations regarding record keeping and reporting. 

  13. Participate in Quality Improvement Program as assigned. 

  14. Attend all meetings and training sessions as assigned. 

  15. Maintain compliance with all Creative Health policies and procedures with no unauthorized 
exception. 

  16. Other duties as assigned. 


NOTE: This description provides a basic summary of position responsibilities. It is not inclusive. Verbal and/or written additions, deletions and modifications may be made at the discretion of the supervisor.

Interested in applying as a Direct Care Worker/Mental Health Worker for Residential Programs?
Contact Charley Herbic, Director of Long Term Structured Residence @ cherbic@creativehs.org


Job Title: Staff Nurse for Residential Programs  

The Role of the STAFF NURSE is in the focus of maintaining and supporting LTSR patient health, behavioral, cognitive and spiritual goals.  Maintaining data collection and biometric reports to assist the PRIMARY CARE NURSE and the treatment team to develop informed care plans. 

Department: Long Term Structured Residence (LTSR)

Reports to: Nurse Manager and Director of LTSR

Classification:  Full Time, Part-Time

Classifications:

  • Current PA RN license ; and 1 year Mental Health Experience preferred; or
  • LPN; and 2 years Mental Health Experience preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Consistently demonstrate professional behavior and uphold the Nurses Code of Ethics as accepted by the American Nursing Association.
  • Provide the minimal assistance needed to assure the safe and consistent administration of medications/treatments to the LTSR patients.
  • Consistently promote compliance to prescribed medical treatments, healthy lifestyle choices remembering to maintain a mind/body balance.
  • Provide nursing care according to the physician’s orders and with recognized nursing practice, established standards set by evidenced based practice.
  • Support patients by administering prescribed as needed medications to allow relief of symptoms so patients may engage in the therapeutic process with the clinical staff.
  • Maintain understanding of individualized global care plan for patients residing in the LTSR.  (Including medical, behavioral, cognitive and spiritual aspects.)
  • Participate in self-medication administration goals for all individuals based on patient strengths.
  • Foster 1:1 relationship building meetings with the LTSR patients.  (Building relationships outside of the patient/nurse relationship to increase trust and communication).
  • Participate in Monthly Nursing meetings as possible/read the nursing meeting minutes, treatment team minutes and weekly updates to assure understanding of ongoing changes in the LTSR.
  • Attend leisure outings or medical appointments with clients, as needed.
  • Provide ADL support to patients, including completion or direct monitoring of daily hygiene, feeding and other ADL skills as needed.
  • Monitor and ensure adherence to proper dietary restrictions including qualitative, quantitative and consistency of dietary intake.  Making adjustments as indicated by individuals changing condition during all meals.
  • Completion of daily/weekly/monthly documentation as assigned by the Nurse Manager, or delegated by the Primary Care Nurse. 
  • Absolute compliance with internal and external regulations, policies, and procedures.  Always adhering to the highest standard of care when discrepancies arise.
  • Absolute compliance with use of Universal Precautions.  Ongoing incidental education to others about PPE.
  • Immediate/timely reporting of all crisis and unusual incidents to the nurse manager and/or LTSR director.  Completion of an episode nursing note in addition to the shift report notes.
  • Maintain accurate records of all controlled substances, narcotics and sharps in accordance with applicable internal policies, state and federal laws.

 

Interested in applying as a Staff Nurse?

Contact Charley Herbic, Director of Long Term Structured Residence @ cherbic@creativehs.org


Job Title: Licensed School Based Counselor—Contracted

Creative Health continues to expand our School Based Counseling program. These contracted positions run for the academic year (180 days; 7.5 hours/day).

Available positions are within: Pottstown School District; Perkiomen Valley School District; Owen J. Roberts School District, and the Boyertown School District.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, counseling, education or other appropriate human services field in conjunction with an LPC, LMFT, or LSW.
  • Experience working in a school setting is desired, but not required.
  • Act 33 & 34 clearances as provided by Child Protective Services Law, 23 PA C.S. 16301
  • Act 114 clearance (FBI) as provided by Cogent
  • Professional Liability Insurance maintained and updated annually with Human Resources.
  • Has a comfort and desire to work with multicultural and/or difficult to engage populations with a high degree of commitment, respect, confidentiality, and perseverance.
  • Valid Driver’s License required – Required to travel to various parts of Montgomery and Chester Counties.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides individual therapy.
  • Provides psycho-educational groups, as needed.
  • Facilitates referrals for additional mental health services, as needed.
  • Provides behavioral consultant services to the school faculty, as needed.
  • Attends IEP team and/or parent meetings.

Contact Frank Pogash, Director of Community Based Children's Services @ fpogash@creativehs.org


Job Title: Mental Health Professional

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Master’s Degree in marriage and family therapy, social work, psychology, counseling, education or other appropriate human services field.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a CASSP system program
  • Act 33 & 34 clearances as provided by Child Protective Services Law, 23 PA C.S. 16301.
  • Act 114 clearance (FBI) as provided by Cogent
  • Act 31 training annually
  • Professional Liability Insurance maintained and updated annually with Human Resources.
  • Has a comfort and desire to work with multicultural and/or difficult to engage populations with a high degree of commitment, respect, confidentiality, and perseverance
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Valid Driver’s License required – Required to travel to various parts of Montgomery, Chester, and Berks Counties

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implements Family Based Model and promotes family therapy, not individual therapy.
  • Attends Family Based Trainings and is expected to graduate within the 3 year curriculum.
  • Provides team-delivered services as directed and engages in appropriate team behaviors including daily collaboration and consultation with other team members.
  • Develops and implements measurable treatment plans and treatment updates for each client and family.
  • Records every individual, family and case management contact with a detailed progress note that complies with all regulatory standards.
  • Completes appropriate documentation of psychosocial assessment, treatment planning, therapeutic interventions and case management, client and family progress, service authorizations and other documentation as required.
  • Completes appropriate service authorization tasks for managed care organizations, in a timely manner, to insure appropriate billing and service provision.
  • Facilitates Child and Adolescent Service System Providers (CASSP) meetings and interagency team meetings as required by different counties, (some require meetings to be conducted proactively).
  • Performs multi-systems advocacy to ensure clients’ and families’ rights and their access to appropriate community services and resources.
  • Reports all unusual incidents, accidents, conflicts of interest, or other issues potentially problematic to the agency, staff, or consumer(s) promptly to the Program Director
  • Video records sessions for clinical model adherence and training
  • Provides on-call crisis intervention on a 24/7 basis when scheduled.
  • Participates in weekly team/group supervisions with Clinical Supervisor and other teams.
  • Maintains a minimum average of 28 billable hours of service per week.
  • May need to transport clients using a program vehicle, in which case you will need to sign a waiver if transporting in your personal vehicle.
  • Other clinical duties as assigned and agreed upon within state regulation and agency standards

Contact Pinky Mehta, LMFT, Family Based Program Director @ pinkym@creativehs.org


Job Title: Mental Health Worker

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelors Degree in marriage and family therapy, social work, psychology, counseling, education or other appropriate human services field.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a CASSP system program
  • Act 33 & 34 clearances as provided by Child Protective Services Law, 23 PA C.S. 16301.
  • Act 114 clearance (FBI) as provided by Cogent
  • Act 31 training annually
  • Professional Liability Insurance, maintained and updated annually with Human Resources.
  • Has a comfort and desire to work with multicultural and/or difficult to engage populations with a high degree of commitment, respect, confidentiality, and perseverance
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Valid Driver’s License required – Required to travel to various parts of Montgomery, Chester, and Berks Counties

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implements Family Based Model and promotes family therapy, not individual therapy.
  • Attends Family Based Trainings and is expected to graduate within the 3 year curriculum.
  • Provides team-delivered services as directed and engages in appropriate team behaviors including daily collaboration and consultation with other team members.
  • Develops and implements measurable treatment plans and treatment updates for each client and family.
  • Records every individual, family and case management contact with a detailed progress note that complies with all regulatory standards.
  • Completes appropriate documentation of psychosocial assessment, treatment planning, therapeutic interventions and case management, client and family progress, service authorizations and other documentation as required.
  • Completes appropriate service authorization tasks for managed care organizations, in a timely manner, to insure appropriate billing and service provision.
  • Facilitates Child and Adolescent Service System Providers (CASSP) meetings and interagency team meetings as required by different counties, (some require meetings to be conducted proactively).
  • Performs multi-systems advocacy to ensure clients’ and families’ rights and their access to appropriate community services and resources.
  • Reports all unusual incidents, accidents, conflicts of interest, or other issues potentially problematic to the agency, staff, or consumer(s) promptly to the Program Director
  • Video records sessions for clinical model adherence and training
  • Provides on-call crisis intervention on a 24/7 basis when scheduled.
  • Participates in weekly team/group supervisions with Clinical Supervisor and other teams.
  • Maintains a minimum average of 28 billable hours of service per week.
  • May need to transport clients using a program vehicle, in which case you will need to sign a waiver if transporting in your personal vehicle.
  • Other clinical duties as assigned and agreed upon within state regulation and agency standards

Contact Pinky Mehta, LMFT, Family Based Program Director @ pinkym@creativehs.org


BEHAVIORAL HEALTH REHABILITATIVE SERVICES

Job Title: Behavioral  Consultant (BC)

A Doctoral or Master’s level position that provides behavioral intervention consultation to the treatment team. These services are designed to be consultative in nature, rather than direct service to the child or family.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate to bring into proper order or relation – harmonious action efforts with the school personnel so that the plans complement each other.
  • Collaborate to work together with other members of the treatment team in order to design the implementation of a behavior plan.
  • Assessment and observation of the client at home, school and within the community.
  • To teach/educate/inform other members of the team about their roles in implementing the plan.
  • Consult with treatment when problems arise.
  • Design, revise, and monitor the behavioral modification/interventions plan in coordination with the treatment plan.

Behavioral Consultant does not:

  • Deliver direct therapy with client or family.
  • Babysit.
  • Substitute for a caregiver or perform caregiver duties.
  • Administer medication.
  • Replace or substitute for the teacher.
  • Supervise other treatment team members (oversee).
  • Provide transportation unless directed to do so by the Director of Children’s Services.
  • Provide testimony in court related to clinical judgment.

Responsibilities of the BC through Creative Health:

  • BC must attend monthly pod meetings.
  • BC must attend monthly staff meetings.
  • Primary Clinician is required to have the initial treatment plan after the first two weeks regardless of having seen the initial evaluation.
  • BC is required to update the coordinators at least a month on the current cases.  BC is required to update more frequently if a crisis arises.
  • BC must have a bi-weekly case update contact with all treatment team members.
  • BC must complete Functional Behavioral Analysis and Progress Summaries every 4 months.
  • Progress Notes and Encounter Forms must be in on a timely manner.

Qualification/Requirements:

  • A graduate degree in psychology, social work, counseling, education or other appropriate human services field.
  • Act 33 & 34 clearances as provided by Child Protective Services Law, 23 PA C.S. 16301.

Interest in applying as a Behavioral Consultant (BC)?
Contact Frank Pogash, Director of Community Based Children's Services at fpogash@creativehs.org


Job Title: Behavioral Health Technician (BHT)

Department: Children’s Services

Reports to: Director of Children’s Services

Job Description:

  • One-to-one direct intervention with children
  • Provide positive behavioral reinforcement
  • Provide redirection
  • Provide Timeout strategies
  • Record data on progress of child’s goals
  • Cueing and prompting
  • Debriefing
  • Transferring of skills to adult caregivers
  • Participation in weekly BHT supervision
  • Completion/Filing of weekly/monthly paperwork i.e.: billing, invoices, encounter forms, progress reports, etc.
  • Participation in required trainings
  • Open communication with Director, coordinators and office staff about any concerns, problems, and questions

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, social work, counseling, sociology, education, criminal justice, or similar human service field, with no previous work experience.
  •  Bachelor’s Degree in any other field, with the equivalent of at least one year of full-time paid work experience in a job that involved direct contact with children or adolescents.
  • Licensed registered nurses, with the equivalent of at least one year of full-time paid work experience in a job that involved direct contact with children or adolescents.
  • Associates Degree, or sixty credits toward a Bachelor’s Degree, with the equivalent of at least three years of full-time paid work experience in a job that involved direct contact with children or adolescents, other than as  a BHT Aide.
  • Licensed practical nurses, with the equivalent of at least three years of full-time paid work experience in a job that involved direct contact with children or adolescents.
  • PA Child Abuse Clearance, PA Criminal Record Check and FBI background check.

As explained in MA Bulletin 01/01/05, for the purpose of evaluating paid work experience, a “job that involved direct contact with children” is a job such as a position working directly with children or adolescence in the mental health, mental retardation, early intervention, children and youth, juvenile justice, education, drug and alcohol, day care or health systems.

Time for which an individual received a stipend or payment for work experience obtained for educational credit or required for a college degree or professional license may be included in the calculation of either educational credit or paid work experience, but not both.

These requirements apply to all BHT workers, whether agency employees, independent contractors, contract workers, or workers in any other employment status. BHT services provided by staff who does not meet the specified minimum staff qualifications are ineligible for MA payment from either the Department or HealthChoices Behavioral Health Managed Care Organizations.

Except as modified by this bulletin, MA Bulletin 01-01-05 remains in effect.

Interest in applying as a Behavioral Health Technician – BHT?

Contact Frank Pogash, Director of Community Based Children's Services @  fpogash@creativehs.org 


Job Title:  Drug & Alcoho­l COUNSELOR / OUTPATIENT

TASK AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To provide direct treatment (individual, group, couples, and family counseling).
  • To be responsible for assessing clients needs on his/her caseload.
  • To be familiar with and to utilize the record keeping system.
  • To keep the program Director and Medical Director up-to-date on all cases.
  • To attend in-service training for treatment staff.
  • To protect and respect clients’ rights to confidentiality.
  • To maintain contact with referral sources.
  • To implement behavior and modification programs.
  • To attend those meetings (e.g. staff meetings, etc.) deemed appropriate by supervisor.
  • To be familiar with and utilize billing procedures.
  • To maintain case record of each assigned client according to regulatory body standards and agency guidelines and procedures.
  • To provide monthly activity reports.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • A counselor must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a social science are (e.g. psychology, counseling or addictions studies).
  • A Bachelor’s level counselor must have a minimum of one year experience in the field of substance abuse and one year experience in the field of mental health.
  • A counselor must be knowledgeable and trained in basic counseling skills (individual, group, couples, and family), substance-related, mental health and co-occurring disorders, their related problem and evidenced-based treatment strategies.
  • A counselor must have completed the core D&A trainings mandated by BDAP/DOH or complete the trainings one year from date to hire.
  • A counselor must have completed the core COD trainings mandated by OMSHA 06-03 or completed the trainings one year from date or hire.

RELATIONSHIP OF COUNSELOR TO PROGRAM SUPERVISOR:

  • Each counselor is responsible for weekly contact with his/her supervisor.

PATH OR CAREER LADDDER:

  • Counselors are expected to have a commitment to the counseling field.
  • Counselors are encouraged to experience additional training, which may be subsidized by the program.

WORKING CONDITONS, LOCATION, MATERIALS, AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED:

  • Each counselor will have a counseling office equipped with a computer and phone.
  • Psycho-educational substance-related and mental health-related VHS/DVD films and video equipment will be available for clients for sessions.
  • Psycho-educational substance-related and mental health-related informational publications will be available for clinical use.

Interest in applying as a Drug & Alcohol CONTRACTOR/COUNSELOR?

Contact Karen Becker, M ED, Director Outpatient Services/Project Coordinator @ kbecker@creativehs.org


Job Title: Mental Health Outpatient Therapist – Contracted

Department: MHOP – Mental Health Outpatient

Reports to: Director of MHOP

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts initial assessments, including diagnosis according to standards published in the current edition of the DSM, of new and existing consumers
  • Develops a plan of treatment that is recovery-oriented and tailored to the specific needs of the consumer for whom it is written
  • Conducts individual, family, and/or group psychotherapy using generally accepted techniques employed in a manner consistent with ethical standards of practice
  • If licensed, maintains license as current at all times.  Maintenance of a current license shall qualify as having met minimum annual training requirements

a.     If not licensed or license-eligible, attends regular clinical supervision with a licensed practitioner and attends at least 20 hours of continuing education/relevant training per year.

  • Participates in the agency and program-specific quality assurance and improvement plans
  • Cooperates and collaborates with other members of the team in a manner which promotes the growth and healthy development of consumers served and the agency as a whole
  • Maintains the clinical record according to agency standards and system requirements for each consumer assigned
  • Participates in assignment team meetings and other meetings as assigned
  • Appropriately plans for and coordinates continuity of care of consumers
  • Reports all unusual incidents, accidents, conflicts of interest, or other issues potentially problematic to the agency, staff, or consumer(s) promptly to the Outpatient Director.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Meets or exceeds credentialing as a Mental Health Professional or Mental Health Worker as determined during initial contract.
  • Master’s Degree required, License Preferred.

Creative Health Services reserves the right to revise or change this description as the need arises. This description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Interest in applying as a Mental Health Outpatient Therapist – Contracted?

Contact Karen Becker, M ED, Director Outpatient Services/Project Coordinator @ kbecker@creativehs.org


 

THRIVE…with Connection and Support.

Every day we:

  • provide support to those struggling with mental illness;
  • fight the stigma that surrounds behavioral disorders;
  • educate the community that mental illness is treatable; and
  • advocate for equal care for those battling these issues.

Community:  We strive to be a positive presence in the areas wherewe work and live and because of this, Creative Health exists to serve members of the community.

Growth:  We desire to develop, expand and support programs and services that the community needs.

Stability & Sustainability: To provide effective and timely behavioral health services we develop, evaluate and maintain a stable organizational system that will remain in existence for as long as we are needed.