Careers2018-03-23T13:04:40+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

Family Support PartnerWillow Grove, PA09/18/2018
Transition to Independence (TIP) FacilitatorBroomall, PA09/13/2018
Family Teams FacilitatorWillow Grove, PA09/13/2018
Behavior Specialist Consultant (BSC) & Mobile Therapist (MT)Audubon, PA09/13/2018
School Based Outpatient TherapistWillow Grove , PA09/13/2018
Respite Provider Broomall , PA09/13/2018
Extended Assessment ClinicianWillow Grove , PA09/13/2018
Respite ProviderWarminster, PA09/13/2018
Master's Level and Licensed Outpatient Therapist (Independent Contractors)Hatboro, PA09/13/2018
Respite Provider Kennett Square , PA09/13/2018
Family Based Mental Health Services Therapist & Case ManagerHatboro, PA09/13/2018
Youth Support Partner (Full Time)Willow Grove, PA09/13/2018
First Episode Psychosis Therapist (Full-time)Broomall, PA09/13/2018
Youth Support Partner (Part time)Kennett Square, PA09/07/2018
Therapeutic Foster Care Coordinator (Part-time)Kennett Square, PA08/30/2018
Blended Case ManagerWillow Grove, PA08/16/2018
Certified Peer Specialist-Part time and full time availableBucks, Delaware and Montgomery Counties , PA08/16/2018
Therapeutic Staff SupportAudubon, PA08/16/2018
Transition Aged Youth Support PartnerWarminster, PA08/16/2018
First Episode Psychosis Case Manager (Part-Time)Broomall, PA08/16/2018

Family Support Partner

Willow Grove, PA

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?

**Please attach a cover letter describing your experiences as a parent/caregiver with your application**

Immediate openings for 2 Family Support Partners in our Willow Grove location for our Montgomery County High Fidelity Family Teams Program.

Overview: 
The High Fidelity Wraparound process; known in Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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.

CFF is a drug free work zone and equal opportunity employer.

 

Essential Requirements

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

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary of $32,000 plus annual bonus and salary increase; Medical and Dental insurance after 60 days of employment; 401k plan with company match and profit share; Mileage and Expense reimbursement; 17 days Paid Time Off and 9 holidays; Life Insurance and Long Term Disability provided by CFF

 

Transition to Independence (TIP) Facilitator

Broomall, PA

Job Title: Transition to Independence Facilitator

Position: Full-Time Regular

Location: Broomall, PA

Position Summary:

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. 

Basic Qualifications:

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

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. 

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. 

CFF is an equal opportunity and drug free employer.

  • Salary and Wage: $35,000/year
  • Insurance: Medical Benefits offered after 60 days of employment; 3 plan options offered by IBC. Dental Benefits after 60 days of employment; 2 plan options offered by Guardian.
  • Long Term Disability and $50,000 Life Insurance Policy provided by CFF
  • Retirement plan information:401K plan with company match and profit share
  • Paid time off: 9 Holidays and 17 days of Paid Time Off
  • On-call Reimbursement
  • Mileage and Expense Reimbursement

 

Family Teams Facilitator

Willow Grove, PA

Be a part of an innovative and growing initiative in Montgomery County that uses a nationally based model developed to bring change to the lives of families and their children with complex mental health needs.

Child and Family Focus, Inc. is seeking Facilitators for our High Fidelity Family Teams (known nationally as High Fidelity Wraparound). We are seeking individuals with high energy, strengths based perspective, and dedication to helping families and youth achieve their vision (goals), to be Facilitators in this process. Facilitators help families use their voice and strengths, as well as, their professional and community supports to build teams to 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, helping 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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the Human Service or related field  
  • Two years of experience providing services for children and families
  • Completion of the practitioners facilitators credential upon employment
  • Experience managing a team around family/youth within the mental health, child welfare, juvenile probation or education systems
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point

 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 other services providers and natural support involved with the youth and family while managing the team process.
  • Ensuring that the team mission, goals, and plan address the youth and family’s needs.
  • Monitoring implementation of the plan and communicating frequently with the HFW Team (Family Support Partner/Youth Support Partner) who support the youth and family to identify any emerging needs that may need to be added to the plan.
  • Teaching and transferring the High Fidelity skills to the youth, family and natural supports by modeling, building and monitoring the youth and family’s self-efficacy.
  • Working with the HFW Team (Family Support Partner/Youth Support Partner) 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.

Compensation Package:

Salary: $35,000-$37,000

Insurance Benefits:

  • Medical Benefits offered after 60 days of employment; 3 plan options offered by IBC
  • Dental Benefits after 60 days of employment; 2 plan options offered by Guardian
  • Long Term Disability and $50,000 Life Insurance Policy provided by CFF

Retirement plan information: 401K plan with company match and profit share

Paid time off: 9 Holidays and 17 days of Paid Time Off

Mileage and Expense Reimbursement

CFF is a drug free work and equal opportunity employer

 

 

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

Audubon, PA

Child and Family Focus has immediate openings for dedicated and skilled Behavioral Specialist Consultants and Mobile Therapist 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.

 

School Based Outpatient Therapist

Willow Grove , PA

Child and Family Focus, a community based mental health provider is excited to announce immediate independent contractor positions for licensed outpatient therapist positions in Abington/Upper Dublin School Districts.    

Psychiatric School Based Services

Serving the needs of Abington and Upper Dublin School District is a school based, trauma informed program, providing comprehensive outpatient treatment for children and adolescents in Abington and Upper Dublin Schools.

Position Summary:

Provide direct services to students in the school setting including but not limited to individual, group and family 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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Human Service or related field including psychology, counseling or social work
  • Two years post gradute clinical experience 
  • Credentialed with PA medical assistance and Magellan Behavioral Health 
  • Two years experience in Mental Health Field
  • Experience in the elementary school setting preferred
  • Completion of 16 hour TFCBT online training 

Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Montgomery County resources
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Experience navigating an Electronic Medical Records system, Waiting Room Solutions preferred 
  • Experience with Managed Care Organizations including commercial entities 

CFF is an equal opportunity and drug free employer.

Compensation and Benefits

Independent Contractor rate of $32-36 per client hour based on experience

 

Respite Provider

Broomall , 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) 366-5300
  • 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

 

Extended Assessment Clinician

Willow Grove , PA

 Child and Family Focus is looking for individuals with previous BSC experience to provide Extended Assessment Services in the Collegeville, Norristown, Lansdale and Souderton regions as well as Eastern Montgomery County region.

Extended Assessment Services determines the most appropriate level and intensity of care needed for children experiencing behavioral/emotional difficulties. Through a comprehensive assessment process in all life domains, you identify both the individual's and family's needs and preferences for support services. Work as part of a collaborative team to identify help including mental health services, community supports, psychiatry services, and other support services appropriate for the individual and their family.  Assist in making referrals to necessary support services. Coordinate all of the services and supports outlined by agency, county, and state policies.

 

Job Responsibilities

* Complete a clinical assessment of child's mental health needs and gather necessary data to support a recommendation for MH services

* Meet with the individual and his/her family in their home, school and community setting to obtain a comprehensive history and detailed information about the child's concerns/needs

* Obtain necessary clinical data to justify recommended support services through observation and collaboration with involved resources

* Understand Montgomery MH levels of care and make appropriate recommendations for support services

* Complete FBA (Functional Behavioral Assessment) or detailed Clinical Summary to outline needs/concerns and to clinically justify recommendation for MH services

* Coordinate and conduct Interagency Team Meetings to discuss appropriate level of care and complete all necessary paperwork to submit referral packet for services

* Schedule necessary evaluations, observations, and meetings to ensure continuity of Extended Assessment Process within program timeline

CFF is a drug free, equal opportunity employer

 

Essential Requirements

* Basic understanding of CASSP principles

* Behavioral health experience; BSC/MT preferred

* Current (within 90 days) PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal and DHS FBI clearance

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

* Experience with and knowledge of children's mental health services and resources in Montgomery county and surrounding areas

* FBA certified

* Knowledge of MBH (MCO) regulations and practices

* Master's Degree in Human Service or related areas of study

* Minimum of 2-3 years of clinical/field experience

* Proficiency with computer applications including Microsoft Word and Excel

 

 

Compensation and Benefits

Independent Contractor Rate is $28-32 per hour, based on experience

 

Respite Provider

Warminster, 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) 366-5300
  • 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

 

Master's Level and Licensed Outpatient Therapist (Independent Contractors)

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 (required)
  • 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

$32-36 per client

 

Respite Provider

Kennett Square , 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) 366-5300
  • 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

 

Family Based Mental Health Services Therapist & Case Manager

Hatboro, PA

Child and Family Focus is looking for Family Based Therapist & Case Managers 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:

  • Case Manager Position: Bachelor's Degree in Human Service field
  • 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
  • Minimum one year experience in Mental Health/Case Management
  • Therapist Position: Master’s Degree in Counseling, family therapy, social work, or psychology

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary range based on experience
  • Medical Benefits offered after 60 days of employment; 3 plan options offered by IBC
  • Dental Benefits offered after 60 days of employment; 2 plan options offered by MetLife
  • 9 Holidays and 17 days of Paid Time Off
  • Long Term Disability and $50,000 Life Insurance Policy provided by CFF
  • 401K plan with company match and profit share
  • Reimbursement for On-Call Rotation
  • Reward structure for exceeding monthly unit requirement

 

Youth Support Partner (Full Time)

Willow Grove, PA

Immediate opening for a Youth Support Partner in our Willow Grove location for our Montgomery County High Fidelity Family Teams Program.

  • Are you a young adult between the ages of 18-25 who has your own experience with complex emotional and behavioral needs? Please share (within your comfort level) a few sentences about your experiences.
  • Please share an example of how you have successfully navigated a child serving systems? (Mental Health, Child Welfare, Juvenile Probation, Special Education) 
  • How have you shared your story and experiences with others?
  • Are you available to work 3 evenings per week?

If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then consider applying to our immediate opening for a Youth Support Partner in our Willow Grove office.

Please note, that in order to be a Youth Support Partner, it requires you to have had personal involvement with a child-serving system. WORK-RELATED EXPERIENCE DOES NOT COUNT.

Overview:

The High Fidelity Wraparound process; known in Montgomery County as High Fidelity Family Teams, is a needs based planning process to improve the lives of children with complex mental health needs and their families by empowering the families and youth to have their voices heard through an individualized planning process.

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 Youth Support Partner works with the youth (and families during meetings) throughout the Montgomery County area who have agreed to participate in the High Fidelity Family Teams Process.

The Youth Support Partner will work as part of the High Fidelity Team providing support and guidance to the youth throughout the process, during meetings, and in completion of the individualized plans developed by the youth and their family. The Youth Support Partner will work with the identified youth to develop their own team of supports (natural, community, and systems).

The Youth Support Partner will use their own life experiences to model for the youth how to navigate systems using their voice to meet their needs while developing natural supports within their own community to reach their family vision.

Essential Requirements:

  • Be a young adult (18 -25 yrs old) with experience handling complex emotional and behavioral needs.
  • Have life experience which allows you to possess a diverse understanding of the struggles youth with complex emotional needs endure.
  • Have successfully navigated child serving systems (mental health, child welfare, probation, education)

CFF is a drug free work and equal opportunity employer

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary of $30,000 
  • Medical Insurance offered after 60 days of employment; 3 plan options offered by IBC
  • Dental Insurance after 60 days of employment; 2 plan options offered by Sun Life
  • Long Term Disability and $50,000; Life Insurance Policy provided by CFF
  • Retirement plan information: 401K plan with company match and profit share
  • Paid time off: 9 Holidays and 17 days of Paid Time Off
  • Mileage and Expense Reimbursement 

 

First Episode Psychosis Therapist (Full-time)

Broomall, PA

First Episode Psychosis (FEP) Therapist (Broomall Office):

On My Way is a Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) approach to treating transition age youth who have recently experienced their first episode of psychosis (FEP). On My Way offers young people several services, including low-dose medication management, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Psychosis, Family Education, Case Management, Supported Education and Employment, and peer support services.  Service coordination is guided by the young person’s voice and choice.  On My Way seeks to improve the quality of life of young people by instilling hope through empowerment to guide their own treatment, educating them about their psychosis, re-establishing relationships, and re-integrating them back into the community whether it’s attending school or working. 

Child and Family Focus is looking for a First Episode Psychosis (FEP) Therapists who are: 

  • Passionate about Transition Aged Youth and their Families.
  • Open to Learning an innovative, evidence based model.
  • Desire positive outcomes for young people experiencing symptoms of psychosis.


The FEP Therapist will:
 

  • Be part of a dynamic team and group environment.
  • Use creative ways to engage young people and their families and play an integral role in their recovery from psychosis.
  • Will work to provide quality therapeutic care within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Attend trainings focused on providing CBT to the first episode psychosis population.
  • Connect young people to natural supports and community resources that will aide in their recovery.
  • Administer assessments that will determine inclusion criteria for the program.
  • Be part of a state of the art approach that helps you people to recover from psychosis.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide psychosis education/outreach to the community to help decrease duration of untreated psychosis and stimulate referrals.
  • Use diagnostic tools to determine inclusion criteria into On My Way.
  • Meet with the individual and his/her family at least twice monthly to evaluate service needs and to provide treatment. 
  • Manage a caseload of 15-17 young people at any given time.
  • Maintain ongoing awareness of the young person’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.
  • Maintain weekly billing expectations 

Essential Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree (license eligible) in Human Service field including counselling, family therapy, social work, or psychology.  
  • LPC, LCSW or LMFT preferred.
  • Availability to work 2-3 evenings/week.
  • Valid Driver’s license and car insurance.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of mental health and/or family therapy experience.
  • Current (within 90 days) PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal, and DHS FBI clearances.
  • Significant experience implementing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
  • Experience working with individuals on the Schizophrenia Spectrum.
  • Extensive Crisis Management experience.
  • Values person-centered approaches.
  • The belief that individuals experiencing psychosis can recover and be active members in their community.

Salary and Compensation:

  • Competitive salary range of $43-45K based on experience
  • Be offered licensure supervision hours for LPC or half of the licensure supervision hours required for LMFT, LCSW
  • Annual salary increase and bonus
  • Medical Benefits offered after 60 days of employment; 3 plan options offered by IBC
  • Dental Benefits after 60 days of employment; 2 plan options offered by Guardian
  • Long Term Disability and $50,000 Life Insurance Policy provided by CFF
  • 401K plan with company match and profit share
  • 9 Holidays and 17 days of Paid Time Off
  • Mileage and Expense reimbursement
  • Reimbursement for On-Call Rotation

CFF is a drug free and EOE.

 

Youth Support Partner (Part time)

Kennett Square, PA

Immediate opening for a Part Time (13hrs/week) Youth Support Partner in our Kennett Square location for our Chester County Youth & Family Teams Program. Bilingual preferred but not required.

Overview:
The High Fidelity Wraparound process; known in Chester County as Youth & Family Teams, is a needs based planning process to improve the lives of children with complex mental health needs and their families by empowering the families and youth to have their voices heard through an individualized planning process.  

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 Youth Support Partner works with the youth (and families during meetings) throughout the Chester County area who has agreed to participate in the Youth & Family Teams Process.

The Youth Support Partner will work as part of the Youth & Family Team providing support and guidance to the youth throughout the process, during meetings, and in completion of the individualized plans developed by the youth and their family.  The Youth Support Partner will work with the identified youth to develop their own team of supports (natural, community, and systems).

The Youth Support Partner will use their own life experiences to model for the youth how to navigate systems using their voice to meet their needs while developing natural supports within their own community to reach their family vision.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Be a young adult with experience handling complex emotional and behavioral needs.
  • Have successfully navigated child serving systems (mental health, child welfare, probation, education)
  • Have life experience which allows you to possess a diverse understanding of the struggles youth with complex emotional needs endure.
  • Be comfortable sharing your experiences with clients and other professionals on the team.
  • Be a Team Player and have the ability to work with a team of family members, supports and professionals.
  • Willing to learn the National Wraparound Model and utilize the model as a framework to support youth through the process.
  • Be comfortable demonstrating the skills of the National Wraparound to become a credentialed Youth Support Partner.
  • Working knowledge of child serving systems and resources in Chester County.
  • Have developed your own team (natural, system, community supports) of supports for you to utilize when needed.
  • Ability to demonstrate problem solving skills within a collaborative approach.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable with extensive driving throughout Chester County.
  • Able to attend evening appointments 2-4 times per week.
  • Proficiency with computer applications including Microsoft Word and email applications.

CFF is a drug free work zone and equal opportunity employer.


 

Therapeutic Foster Care Coordinator (Part-time)

Kennett Square, PA

Job Title: Therapeutic Foster Care Coordinator

Position: Part Time/ Hourly  

Location: Kennett Square, PA

Overview: 

The Therapeutic Foster Care /CRR Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination of care and services for 1-4 children placed within the TFC/CRR program.  TFC/CRR Coordinator will also be responsible for conducting individual and family therapy, crisis management, and completing all necessary documentation.  TFC/CRR coordinator will work collaboratively with Therapeutic Foster Parents, school districts and county agencies as well as Program Director and coordinators.  The TFC/CRR Coordinator will also work in conjunction with managed care to ensure that authorization requirements are completed within suggested guidelines.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in the Human Service Field
  • One year clinical or direct service experience
  • Knowledge of CASSP principals and their implementation in service planning
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with and knowledge of children’s mental health
  • Proficiency with computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellence in multi system management and collaboration
  • Knowledge of resources in Southeastern PA and surrounding areas
  • Excellent group facilitation, time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to network and collaborate with service providers and professionals
  • Direct clinical experiences in children’s mental health services

Key Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Individual and Family Therapy
  • Completing progress notes and other documentation as required by program regulations
  • Support foster parents
  • Crisis management
  • On-call rotation with additional pay
  • Coordinating services as needed such as medical, dental, medication management, school placement, extra curricular activities and transportation
  • Scheduling and conducting all Interagency Team Meetings as needed
  • Maintaining client and foster parent files to ensure licensing and Child and Family Focus Inc. standards are upheld
  • Inspect and monitor foster family homes to assure compliance with regulations
  • Any and all administrative and case management duties as required by the assigned cases

CFF is a drug free and EOE.

 

Blended Case Manager

Willow Grove, PA

This position is responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing services for consumers as identified in the service plan. Responsibilities include proving case management, service planning, and coordination of services with other agency providers to meet the client’s needs along with supportive counseling. The Blended Case Manager will also provide advocacy to consumers in order to help consumers set and achieve recovery goals and empower consumers to increase self-advocacy.

Program Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the completion a comprehensive assessment and treatment plan for each individual client who has been referred for case management services.
  • Assure all consumers on the assigned caseload receive an environmental matrix to identify skill deficits and strengths to establish treatment goals.
  • Complete a written strength assessment, develop and implement a written service plan for each consumer assigned to the caseload.
  • Provide services that diffuse or resolve crises in order to prevent unnecessary use of emergency rooms, in-patient services and mental health court.
  • Connect the consumer to behavioral health and social service agencies to assure there are no gaps in service.
  • Make home, school, hospital and community based visits at a minimum of every 30 days (or more often as determined by the consumer’s level of care).
  • Familiar with and able to access community resources and child serving systems in Montgomery County.
  • Achieve billable hour requirements per week.
  • Assume case load of up to 30 clients.
  • Provide on call rotation for 24/7 mental health crisis support.
  • Work schedule of Monday-Thursday from 11-7pm and Friday 9-5pm.

 CFF is a drug free, equal opportunity employer

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Service or related field
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred but not required
  • Minimum of one year direct clinical experience working with children, youth and families
  • Required work schedule is Monday-Thursday from 11-7pm and Friday 9-5pm

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary Range of $30-33k
  • Medical and Dental Benefits after 60 days of employment
  • 17 days of PTO and 9 holidays
  • Long Term Disability and $50,000 Life Insurance Policy provided by CFF
  • 401(k) plan with company match and profit share
  • Mileage and expense reimbursement

 

Certified Peer Specialist-Part time and full time available

Bucks, Delaware and Montgomery Counties , PA

Position Summary:

The Certified Peer Support Program for TAY youth (CPS/TAY) provides support and planning to assist young people aged 14-26 with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) or Serious Mental Illness (SMI) gain hope and move forward in their own recovery. The Certified Peer Specialist will deliver peer support through department-approved training.

The focus is to assist youth in the development of a plan that addresses their needs in the life domains that are of critical importance, including: employment and career development, education, living situation, personal effectiveness and wellbeing, and community life functioning. The role of the CPS will be to support the young adult to engage in their own resiliency/recovery planning, utilizing the skills and interventions learned through person centered planning processes such as Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP).

The Certified Peer Specialist will provide supportive interventions to eligible youth and their families, natural and community supports either face-to-face or over the phone to provide necessary support in developing an Individualized Service Plan.

 

Basic Qualifications:

* High School Diploma or GED

* 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.

* Certified as a peer specialist (CPS) from certified training program.

* Valid PA driver's license; access to transportation throughout Delaware County.

* Ability to reflect the culture and understand the values of the Transition Aged Youth population is preferred.                                                   

* Demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, and computer literacy.

* Ability to work independently and as part of a team

 

Preferred Qualifications:

* Demonstrate excellence in communication.

* Knowledge of community resources in Delaware, Bucks and Montgomery Counties plus surrounding area.

* Demonstrate proficiency in organization and time management.

* Exhibit competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills.

* 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. 

 

Compensation and Benefits:

* Hourly rate of $14-$15 with billable expectation requirement

* Medical Benefits offered after 60 days of FT employment; 3 plan options offered by IBC

* Dental Benefits offered after 60 days of FT employment; 2 plan options offered by MetLife

* Holiday and Paid Time Off

* Paid travel time

* 401K plan with company match and profit share

 

CFF is a Drug Free and Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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.

 

Transition Aged Youth Support Partner

Warminster, PA

The High Fidelity Family Teams process (known nationally as High Fidelity Wraparound) is a way to improve the lives of Transition Aged Youth with complex needs by developing individualized plans of care.  The individualized plan is centered on the TAY youth and seeks to include family and natural support involvement depending on the developmental needs of the youth associated with the transition phase. The process focuses on strengthening the youth voice, extended family and social/community supports for the Transition Aged Youth by actively supporting them in the planning and implementation process.

The High Fidelity Family Teams Youth Support Partner (YSP) would be responsible for maintaining a caseload responsibility of up to 15 Transition Aged Youth as part of the Healthy Transitions/Now is the Time Grant Funded program. Within this grant the YSP would be responsible for supporting the Transition Aged Youth through developmental life domains to self sufficiency while developing natural and systems supports around the TAY within the child and adult serving systems.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Be a young adult (18 -25 yrs old) with experience handling complex emotional and behavioral needs.
  • Have life experience which allows you to possess a diverse understanding of the struggles youth with complex emotional needs endure.
  • Have successfully navigated child serving systems (mental health, child welfare, probation, education).
  • Ability to become a credentialed Youth Support Partner in HFW.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the ten guiding principles of wraparound and their implementation in service planning.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.

Youth Support Partner Responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Ensuring that the phases and related activities of the High Fidelity Family Teams process are completed.
  • Collaborating with the youth and their family (as needed) 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 (as needed) and managing the team process.
  • Ensuring that the team mission and goals, and plan address the TAY’s needs.
  • Monitoring implementation of the plan and communicating frequently with the TAY and family (as needed) 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 TAY in identifying and strengthening their natural and social support system including transitioning the family to a natural support role for the TAY

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary Range of $28-30k
  • Medical and Dental Benefits after 60 days of employment
  • 17 days of PTO and 9 holidays
  • Long Term Disability and $50,000 Life Insurance Policy provided by CFF
  • 401(k) plan with company match and profit share
  • Mileage and expense reimbursement
  • Annual Salary increase and bonus

CFF is a drug free and equal opportunity employer

 

 

First Episode Psychosis Case Manager (Part-Time)

Broomall, PA

Job Title: First Episode Psychosis Case Manager

Position: Part-time 20 hours/week

Location: Broomall, PA

FIRST EPISODE PSYCHOSIS CASE MANAGER PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Case Management is a service that assists young people enrolled in the First Episode Psychosis Program by building a strong network of community resources and services. The case manager plays a major role by linking young people between the ages of 15-30 with needed services in the community. A Case Manager will advocate for the young people; help negotiate complex systems such as special education and social services; assist young people in maintaining housing, food, medical care and recreation and crisis intervention. 

THE ROLE OF THE CASE MANAGER:

A Case Manager is someone who is dedicated to helping obtain access to the support services our young people need. The role of the Case Manager is to be a stable resource, available to assist the young person as challenges arise both day to day and long term and will work to connect the family with any and all resources that they may need.  Case Managers will receive weekly oversight to offer administrative support by the Team Lead/Supervisor.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Service or related field.
  • Minimum of one year direct clinical experience working with children, youth and families.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish Language preferred but not required.
  • Valid Driver’s license and car insurance.
  • Current (within 90 days) PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal, and DHS FBI clearances.

 

Program Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assure all young people on the assigned caseload attend appropriate appointments with other team members and/or other agencies in collaboration with the young person and within the guidelines of the participant’s treatment plan.
  • Assists the young person with administrative and social needs (housing, finances, legal, primary care, basic living skills etc.).
  • Provides case management services with the young people in the community as needed.
  • Complete a written strength assessment, develop and implement a written service plan for each consumer assigned to the caseload.
  • Provide services that diffuse or resolve crises in order to prevent unnecessary use of emergency rooms, in-patient services and mental health court.
  • Connect the consumer to behavioral health and social service agencies to assure there are no gaps in service.
  • Make home, school, hospital and community based visits at a minimum of every 30 days (or more often as determined by the consumer’s level of care).
  • Familiar with and able to access community resources and child serving systems in Delaware County.
  • Achieve billable hour requirements per week.
  • Assume case load of up to 35 clients.
  • Provide on call rotation for 24/7 mental health crisis support

Salary and Compensation:

  • Hourly range between$16-17 hour based on experience
  • 401K plan with company match and profit share
  • Mileage and Expense reimbursement
  • 8.5 days of Paid Time Off

CFF is an equal opportunity and drug free employer.

 

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

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