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DATE ADDED: Thu 27/09/2018

Family Based Mental Health Professional

Philadelphia, USA


Job Description

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

The primary role of the MHP is to provide family and individual treatment to the families on their case load. They work collaboratively with their teammate (Mental Health Worker) as well as other systems impacting the family (i.e. Family Court, Child Welfare, Educational Systems, other Mental/Behavioral Health Providers, etc.). The MHP provides services in the client’s home/environment during “non-traditional hours”, according to the needs and schedules of the families on their caseload. All assessment and treatment activities implemented will conform to family based regulations and good practice standards. Additionally, the MHP will:

  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



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.

Company Description
Intercultural Family Services, Inc. (Intercultural) is an independent non-profit 501 (c)(3) human services agency founded in 1979. Since this time we have been committed to serving the needs of children and families in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Through a broad array of culturally competent, collaborative, family-centered programs, we empower the people we serve with the ability to meet the challenges of everyday life and to build a firm foundation for a bright future. We look forward to forging stronger, more creative, and new partnerships in the public and private sectors.

Intercultural Family Services, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, an Equal Opportunity Employer, and an Equal Opportunity Service Provider. Intercultural Family Services, Inc. prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Role: Family Based Mental Health Professional
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Location: Philadelphia,

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