Careers 2017-05-18T10:42:50+00:00

Careers

There are many exciting career opportunities available at Child and Family Focus Inc.

Child and Family Focus offers an extensive benefit package* including:

  • Medical and Dental
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Paid Time Off
  • Mileage and Expense Reimbursement

*Eligibility Requirements apply

Current Career Opportunities

Psychiatrist (Independent Contractor)

Broomall, PA

Child and Family Focus, Inc., the premier child, adolescent and young adult’s mental health provider in Southeastern PA, is looking for a Psychiatrist for their On My Way Program.  

As part of the first episode psychosis research from the University of Pennsylvania, the On My Way Program* works within an evidence based model providing psychopharmacology for people ages 15-30 experiencing their first episode of psychosis. 

Psychiatrist role: 

  • Pharmacotherapy typically begins with a low dose of a single antipsychotic medication and involves monitoring for psychopathology, side effects, and attitudes towards medication at every visit. Special emphasis should be given to cardio metabolic risk factors such as smoking, weight gain, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and pre-diabetes. 
  • Prescribers maintain close contact with primary care providers to assure optimal medical treatment for risk factors related to cardiovascular disease and diabetes. 
  • Requirement of 10 hours week supporting up to 25 young people ages 15-30 experiencing their first episode of psychosis within the past 12 months. 
  • Provide Comprehensive Assessments and Evaluations for program eligibility (2 hour initial evaluations).
  • Medication Management Services (30 minute follow-ups).
  • Shared decision making for psychopharmological management; working as part of an integral multi-disciplinary, collaborative team.
  • Support during crises or episodes of relapse.
  • Weekly rounds with clinical team.
  • Conduct assessment for EPS using the ESRS. 

Job Requirements: 

  • Fully licensed and accredited as a Psychiatrist in Pennsylvania. 
  • Board certified preferred.
  • Experience with Adolescents /Young Adults preferred but not required.
  • Compliance with all applicable rules, regulations and standards governing the delivery of behavioral health care including but not limited to confidentiality laws, mandated reporting, regulations governing licensed psychiatric outpatient facilities.
  • Active DEA in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 
  • Credentialed with PA medical assistance, Magellan Behavioral Health and commercial insurance carriers preferred but not required. 
  • PA Criminal, Child Abuse and DHS FBI clearances required.  
  • Hourly rate ranges between $125-175 based on experience.

Child and Family Focus Inc. is a non-profit agency serving children and youth in Montgomery, Chester, Bucks and Delaware counties. It is our mission to "deliver the highest quality of support and services to children, youth and families"

Please send Curriculum Vitae or contact the HR department via email at hr@childandfamilyfocus.org 

Child and Family Focus is an EOE and drug free employer.

 

* Child and Family Focus’ On My Way Program is participating in a study through the University of Pennsylvania.   

Compensation and Benefits

Hourly rate ranges between $125-175 based on experience

 

Facilitator-HiFi Montgomery County

Hatboro, PA

Child and Family Focus, Inc, a leader in providing quality services to families and youth in Southeastern PA, is looking for uniquely qualified staff to be a part of an innovative program in Montgomery County. High Fidelity Family Teams uses an evidenced based model to bring change to the lives of families and their children with complex needs.  We are seeking dedicated individuals with high energy, a strengths based perspective, and a passion for helping families and youth achieve their vision to be Facilitators in this process. Facilitators help families use their voice and strengths as well as professional and community supports to build teams that keep children in their own homes and communities. This is a family-driven planning process that puts families and youth in charge of their own plan, and helps them to function with more community supports and fewer professional supports in their lives. The High Fidelity Family Team consists of Facilitators, Family Support Partners, and Youth Support Partners who will work with families being served through the project as well as providers and county staff.

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Ensuring that the phases and related activities of the High Fidelity Family Teams process are completed.
  • Collaborating with the youth and their family to engage them in the High Fidelity family Teams process and help them to identify and express their needs.
  • Collaborating with the team providing services and support to the youth and family and managing the team process.
  • Ensuring that the team mission and goals, and plan address the youth and family’s needs.
  • Monitoring implementation of the plan and communicating frequently with the youth and family to identify any emerging needs that may need to be added to the plan.
  • Teaching and transferring activities to the youth, family and natural supports by building and monitoring the youth and family’s self-efficacy.
  • Assisting the youth and family in identifying and strengthening their natural and social support system.
  • Monitoring satisfaction of all team members while strengthening and maintaining engagement.
  • Ensuring that the High Fidelity Family Team principles are upheld and the theory of change components are met.

Competencies: 

  • Knowledge of all child serving systems.
  • Knowledge of families’ rights and responsibilities within all child serving systems.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the ten guiding principles of wraparound and their implementation in service planning.

Required experience:

  • Experience working with Drug and Alcohol and/or Child Welfare : 1 year

Position: Full time-Salaried
Program Area: Montgomery County High Fidelity Family Teams
Location: Hatboro, PA

CFF is a drug free work and equal opportunity employer

 

Essential Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in the Human Service or related field
  • Completion of the practitioners facilitators credential upon employment
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • One year of experience working with Drug and Alcohol and/or Child Welfare systems
  • Proficiency with computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Two years of experience providing services for children and families

 

Licensed Outpatient Therapist

Hatboro, PA

Provide direct services to individuals, families and groups through a wide variety of treatment modalities including but not limited to individual, group, marital and families therapies. Coordinate total care given by collaborating with multidisciplinary professionals to provide and facilitate care in accordance with policies and procedures, philosophy and objectives of Child and Family Focus.

Details:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively interact as part of a team; including OP Director, medical director and clinicians as well as patients and visitors
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience navigating an Electronic Medical Records system, Waiting Room Solutions preferred
  • Experience with Managed Care Organizations including commercial entities

Essential Requirements

  • Clinical Specialization preferred (D&A, DBT, CBT, TFCBT)
  • Completion of 16 hour TFCBT online training
  • Credentialed with PA medical assistance, Magellan Behavioral Health and commercial insurance carriers
  • Current PA Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Experience conducting group therapy
  • Master’s Degree in Human Service or related field including psychology, counseling or social work
  • Must be registered with CAQH (Universal Database)
  • NPI number is required
  • Two years clinical experience
  • Two years experience in Mental Health Field

CFF is a drug free, equal opportunity employer

Compensation and Benefits

$36 per client regardless of MCO, Licensed Therapist are brought on as Independent Contractors

 

Family Based Mental Health Services-Therapist and Case Managers

Audubon , PA

Child and Family Focus is looking for Family Based Therapist who are:

  • Passionate about Families
  • Open to Learning
  • Desire positive outcomes for Families

Family Based Therapist & Case Managers will:

  • Be part of a dynamic team and group environment
  • Use creative ways to engage families to reach their potential in building a better community and strengthening their family
  • Will work in 2 person clinical teams to deliver quality family therapy
  • Attend Yearly Eco-Systemic Family Therapy Training
  • Be offered licensure supervision hours for LPC or half of the licensure supervision hours required for LMFT, LCSW

Responsibilities:

  • Meet with the individual and his/her family at least twice a week to evaluate service needs and to provide treatment.
  • Maintain ongoing awareness of the child’s goals, resources, and concurrent services in order to formulate and facilitate appropriate services
  • Advocate for the child and family with other professionals providing services.
  • Maintain the client files to ensure that the licensing standards and Child & Family Focus, Inc.’s standards are upheld at all times.
  • Rotate and perform emergency on-call duties as scheduled.

CFF is a drug free, equal opportunity employer

 

Essential Requirements
  • Current (within 90 days) PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal, and DHS FBI clearances
  • Minimum of two to three years of mental health and/or family therapy experience
  • Therapist Position: Master’s Degree in Human Service Field

Compensation and Benefits

Competitive Salary range based on experience

 

Behavior Specialist Consultant (BSC) & Mobile Therapist (MT)

Audubon, PA

Child and Family Focus has immediate openings for dedicated and skilled BSCs and MTs who:

  • Want to make a difference in the lives of children
  • Desire positive outcomes for clients and families 
  • Seek an opportunity to utilize creative clinical skills

BSCs and MTs will:

  • Assess a child’s behavioral health needs and develop therapeutic interventions to address those needs 
  • Create an individualized treatment/behavioral plan and oversee its implementation 
  • Provide weekly treatment sessions with the child and family in the home, school, and community settings
  • Use a variety of treatment modalities to increase behavioral/emotional stability and functioning

Behavior Specialist Consultants (BSC) and Mobile Therapist (MT) are currently needed throughout Montgomery County including the areas of King of Prussia, Norristown, Collegeville, Hatboro,  Abington, Cheltenham, Lansdale, Schwenksville, and Pottstown, as well as other parts of the county.

CFF is a drug free, equal opportunity employer

 

Essential Requirements
  • BSC License through the Board of Medicine OR LSW, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, preferred
  • Current (within 90 days) PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal, and DHS FBI clearances
  • Experience working with children and adolescents diagnosed with mental health disorders including, but not limited to: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Master’s degree from an accredited university in a clinical mental health discipline such as Clinical Psychology, Counseling, Clinical Social Work, etc. 
  • Physical with TB screening within 6 months

Compensation and Benefits

Competitive salary range based on experience PLUS Worker’s Compensation Insurance, Liability Insurance, Annual Increase, Referral and Retention Bonuses.

 

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Hatboro, PA

Child and Family Focus, Inc. the premier children’s mental health provider in Southeastern PA is looking for a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner- Board Certified (PMHNP-BC) or Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist- Board Certified (PMHCNS-BC).  Join a dynamic team of clinical professionals who are dedicated to providing evidence based treatment for children and young adults.  As a PMHNP-BC or PMHCNS-BC with Child and Family Focus, you will work under the direction of its Board Certified Medical Director for the Outpatient Psychiatric Program located in Eastern Montgomery County.

We seek a Full –Time Salaried Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner- Board Certified (PMHNP-BC) or Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist- Board Certified (PMHCNS-BC); starting salary of $100,000 plus full benefit package and competitive bonus structure to join skilled professionals in a new and innovative approach to providing children’s psychiatric services that are innovative in an Outpatient setting. 

  • Billable requirement of 32 hours week

  • Provide Comprehensive Assessments and Evaluations

  •  Medication Management Services  (3 per hour required)

  • Work as integral part of a multi-disciplinary, collaborative team

We offer a competitive salary and compensation package.

Child and Family Focus Inc. is a non-profit agency serving children and youth in Montgomery, Chester, Bucks and Delaware counties. It is our mission to "deliver the highest quality of support and services to children, youth and families"

Please send Curriculum Vitae or contact the HR department via fax at 610-650-7759 or via email at hr@childandfamilyfocus.org

Child and Family Focus is an EOE and drug free employer.

 

Essential Requirements
  • Board Certified as PMHCNS-BC or PMHNP-BC with specialty as Clinical Nurse Specialist in Child and Adolescent MH Nursing or Family Psychiatric and MH Nurse Practitioner
  • Credentialed with PA medical assistance, Magellan Behavioral Health and commercial insurance carriers preferred but not required
  • Current and unrestricted DEA in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Master's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Licensure as required for advanced practice nursing in PA
  • PA Criminal, Child Abuse and DHS FBI clearances required

Compensation and Benefits

Competitive Salary of $100,000-$125,000 and competitive bonus structure

 

Therapeutic Staff Support

Audubon, PA

Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS) will be responsible for providing one-to-one mental health interventions to a child or adolescent in order to prevent more restrictive services and promote age-appropriate psychosocial growth. TSS will follow treatment plan and implement interventions developed by Behavior Specialist Consultant. TSS will work collaboratively with parents, teachers and members of community to transfer skills and techniques needed to assist child or adolescent with identified problem areas. Services are delivered either in the home, school or community setting. TSS will be responsible for progress notes and maintaining training hours.

CFF is a drug free, equal opportunity employer

 

Essential Requirements
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team setting
  • Bachelor degree in human service, no experience required; OR Bachelor degree in non-human service field with one year minimum working experience with children and adolescents
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Free of communicable diseases
  • Knowledge of CASSP Service System
  • Original and valid PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal, and DPW FBI clearances
  • Valid driver's license and car insurance

Compensation and Benefits

TSS are hired as part time hourly employees with the potential for a promotion to full time with benefits.

 

Family Support Partner

Hatboro, PA

**Upload a cover letter with your application describing your lived experiences as a parent/caregivier**

Immediate opening for a Family Support Partner in our Hatboro location for our Bucks County High Fidelity Family Teams Program.

  • Are you the parent or caregiver of a child with complex emotional and behavioral needs?
  • Have you successfully navigated child serving systems?
  • Are you willing and able to share your story and experiences with others?

Overview:
The High Fidelity Wraparound process; known in Bucks County as High Fidelity Family Teams, is a needs based planning process to improve the lives of children with complex needs and their families by empowering the families and youth to have their voices brought to their individualized plan. The individualized plan is child-centered and family-focused with the process focusing on strengthening the natural family, extended family and social supports for the child and family by developing a team to support the family throughout the process and in learning the skills of the model.

Job Description:

The Family Support Partner works with families and youth throughout the Bucks County area who have agreed to participate in the High Fidelity Family Teams Process.  The Family Support Partner will work as part of the High Fidelity Team providing the family support and guidance through the process, during meetings, and in completion of the individualized plans developed by the family.  The Family Support Partner will work with families to develop their own team of supports (natural, community, and systems). The Family Support Partner will use their own life experiences to model for families how to navigate systems using their voice to meet their families’ needs while developing natural supports within their own community to reach their family vision.

Other Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of child serving systems and resources in Bucks County.
  • Have developed your own team (natural, system, community supports) of supports for your family to utilize when needed.
  • Ability to demonstrate problem solving skills within a collaborative approach.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable with extensive driving throughout Bucks County.
  • Proficiency with computer applications including Microsoft Word and email applications.

Contact Information:
You may apply for this position by responding to this posting or by faxing it to 610-650-7759 Attn: HR.

We offer a competitive total compensation package as well as an environment conducive to personal and professional growth. CFF is proud to promote an open culture, encouraging people to be themselves and giving their ideas a chance to flourish. CFF is a drug free work zone and equal opportunity employer.

**Upload a cover letter with your application describing your lived experiences as parent/caregiver**

 

Essential Requirements
  • Able to attend evening appointments 2-3 days per week.
  • Be a Team Player and have the ability to work with a team of family members, supports and professionals.
  • Be comfortable sharing your families’ experiences with clients and other professionals on the team.
  • Be the parent of a child with complex emotional and behavioral needs.
  • Have life experience which allows you to possess a diverse understanding of the struggles families’ with children with complex emotional needs endure.
  • Have successfully navigated child serving systems.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

 

First Episode Psychosis Certified Peer Specialist (Part Time)

Broomall, PA

The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) in the On My Way program work with young people who have recently experienced their first episode of psychosis (FEP) by sharing their lived experience in recovering from psychosis themselves. This position is responsible for working alongside the young person to support them in their own treatment planning process. The On My Way CPS will provide advocacy and peer support to youth in order to help youth set and achieve recovery goals, and will empower youth to increase self-advocacy during their recovery from psychosis. This position requires that you are in recovery from psychosis and have completed the CPS training. Please indicate in your cover letter that you have experienced psychosis. This is a part-time position (20 hours/week).

Program Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Provide peer counseling and support to individuals seeking to enhance their quality of life.
  • Encourage and support the enhancement of recovery through mentorship and the installment of hope and empowerment.
  • Identify community and natural supports and assist individuals with accessing and participating in such activities or events.  
  • Utilize one’s own recovery experience to facilitate the completion of treatment plans.
  • Assess ongoing progress with treatment plans, guide individuals in making necessary changes to plans and celebrate individual successes.  
  • Meet youth as needed in the community where the youth resides or wherever services would be most appropriately delivered.
  • Document progress using a computer as it adheres to program guidelines and regulations.
  • Model and promote skills required for employment.
  • Model and promote skills required for community integration and independent living.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of community resources in Delaware County and surrounding area
  • Exhibit competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills related to psychosis.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assist youth in developing empowerment skills and combating stigma through self-advocacy.
  • Knowledge and skill to teach and engage in basic problem solving strategies to support youth in self-directed recovery.
  • Knowledge and skill sufficient to use community resources necessary for independent living and ability to teach those skills to youth with mental health needs.
  • Knowledge of how to establish and sustain self-help and educational groups by soliciting input from youth on their strengths and interests.  

 

Essential Requirements
  • Ability to reflect the culture and understand the values of the Transition Aged Youth population is preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Certified as a peer specialist (CPS) from certified training program.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, and computer literacy.
  • Effectively managing your own recovery from psychosis and able to help others who are going through similar experiences.
  • Have maintained, within the last 3 years, at least 12 months of successful full or part time paid or voluntary work experience or 1 year of post secondary education experience totaling 24 credit hours.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid PA state driver’s license.

Compensation and Benefits

Pay rate of $15/hour

 

Transition to Independence Facilitator

Broomall, PA

The Transition to Independence Process (TIP) model is an evidence informed practice developed for working with youth and young adults aged 16-26 with emotional/behavioral difficulties to: a) engage them in their own futures planning process; b) provide them with developmentally-appropriate, non-stigmatizing, culturally-competent, and appealing services and supports; and c) involve them and their families and other informal key players in a process that prepares and facilitates them in their movement toward greater self-sufficiency and successful achievement of their goals related to relevant transition domains.  The TIP Facilitator will also provide advocacy to youth in order to help youth set and achieve recovery goals, and will empower youth to increase self-advocacy during their transition to adulthood.

Program Specific Responsibilities

  • Maintain a caseload of at least 8 youth with serious mental illness or emotional disorders.
  • Provide case management services within the context of the youth’s culture under the TIP model Guidelines.
  • Ensure all youth assigned receive an environmental matrix to identify skill deficits and strengths to establish service plan goals across 5 relevant transition domains:  (1)Employment and Career (2)Educational Opportunities (3)Living Situation (4)Personal Effectiveness and Wellbeing (5)Community-Life Functioning
  • Provide case management services following a goal and outcome oriented service plan based on the TIP model.  The service plan must be developed within 30 days of admission into the program, reviewed, and updated at least every 6 months.
  • Provide services that diffuse or resolve crises in order to prevent unnecessary use of crisis center, inpatient services, or mental health court.
  • Support the youth in obtaining formal and informal supports specified in the service plan and building a support network.
  • Provide case management services as needed in the community where the youth resides or wherever services would be most appropriately delivered.
  • Achieve billable hour requirements per week.
  • Provide on call rotation for 24/7 mental health crisis support.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrate excellence in leadership.
  • Knowledge of community resources in Delaware County and surrounding area.
  • Excellent group facilitation, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to network and collaborate with youth, family members, funders, system partners, and other professionals.
  • Direct services experiences in child/adult mental health services.
  • Crisis management experience. 

 

Essential Requirements
  • Ability to reflect the culture and understand the values of the Transition Aged Youth population is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in Human Service or related field.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Minimum of 2 years direct services experience in the human services system
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary and Wage:$35,000/year

 

Respite Provider (Delaware County)

Delaware County, PA

Child and Family Focus is looking for Respite Providers in Bucks, Chester and Delaware Counties who are:

  • Compassionate
  • Reliable
  • Enjoy working with children

Respite Providers will:

  • Provide hourly relief for parents
  • Provide a fun and safe environment for children

Responsibilities:

  • Provide a minimum of ten hours of respite per month in the child’s home

Additional Information

  • This is a flexible, part-time job serving children 
  • This is an Independent Contractor position
  • Clearances, Background Checks, Drug Screenings, and other documentation is required for approval

Contact Information

If you are interested in becoming a Respite Provider, please contact the Respite Department in your county.  

  • Bucks County: (215) 444 - 0846
  • Chester County: (484) 732 - 8459
  • Delaware County: (610) 325- 3131

You may also complete an application using the link provided https://form.jotform.com/53194362376157

 

Essential Requirements
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Have your own car
  • High school graduate

 

Respite Provider (Chester County)

Chester County, PA

Child and Family Focus is looking for Respite Providers in Bucks, Chester and Delaware Counties who are:

  • Compassionate
  • Reliable
  • Enjoy working with children

Respite Providers will:

  • Provide hourly relief for parents
  • Provide a fun and safe environment for children

Responsibilities:

  • Provide a minimum of ten hours of respite per month in the child’s home

Additional Information

  • This is a flexible, part-time job serving children 
  • This is an Independent Contractor position
  • Clearances, Background Checks, Drug Screenings, and other documentation is required for approval

Contact Information

If you are interested in becoming a Respite Provider, please contact the Respite Department in your county.  

  • Bucks County: (215) 444 - 0846
  • Chester County: (484) 732 - 8459
  • Delaware County: (610) 325- 3131

You may also complete an application using the link provided https://form.jotform.com/53194362376157

 

Essential Requirements
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Have your own car
  • High school graduate

 

Respite Provider (Bucks County)

Bucks County, PA

Child and Family Focus is looking for Respite Providers in Bucks, Chester and Delaware Counties who are:

  • Compassionate
  • Reliable
  • Enjoy working with children

Respite Providers will:

  • Provide hourly relief for parents
  • Provide a fun and safe environment for children

Responsibilities:

  • Provide a minimum of ten hours of respite per month in the child’s home

Additional Information:

  • This is a flexible, part-time job serving children 
  • This is an Independent Contractor position
  • Clearances, Background Checks, Drug Screenings, and other documentation is required for approval

Contact Information:

If you are interested in becoming a Respite Provider, please contact the Respite Department in your county.  

  • Bucks County: (215) 444 - 0846
  • Chester County: (484) 732 - 8459
  • Delaware County: (610) 325- 3131

You may also complete an application using the link provided https://form.jotform.com/53194362376157

 

Essential Requirements
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Have your own car
  • High school graduate

 

Please call 610-650-7750 or email hr@childandfamilyfocus.org for further information.

Support Operation Joy

A not-for-profit, faith based agency dedicated to building communities and strengthening families.