Employment Opportunities

Listed below are the positions that are currently open at Intercultural:
Adult and Child Psychiatrist (Read More)

Full- Time
Experience – At least 2 years
Degree – Doctorate

Job Description

The general objective of this position is to provide culturally competent psychiatric services to all consumers. The psychiatrist is expected to lead the treatment team to ensure that a holistic treatment approach is provided reflecting CASSP principles and DBHiDS Practice Guidelines.

Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provides psychiatric evaluations and diagnoses
  • Provides medication management
  • Reviews and approves Treatment Plans on a timely manner
  • Completes comprehensive Biopsychosocial Evaluations
  • Provides consultation and coordination with the Treatment Team
  • Conducts timely review, revision and approval of subsequent Treatment Plans
  • Attends case reviews and management meetings
  • Conducts In-Service Training for staff as needed

Job Requirements
  • MD or DO from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy
  • Current and valid DEA registration and license as Medical Physician in the State of Pennsylvania
  • At least two (2) years of work experience providing mental health treatment.
  • Board Certified in General Psychiatry and Child 
  • State Clearances for Child Abuse and Criminal Record
  • FBI Clearance
  • In compliance with all state and discipline-specific standards and regulations.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.Computer proficiency.
BHRS Lead Clinician (Read More)
General Description:

This position provides behavioral intervention services to the treatment team for a child or adolescent with a serious emotional disturbance who may need special behavioral management protocols.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Collaborate with other members of the treatment team in order to design and direct the implementation of a behavior treatment plan which is individualized to each child or adolescent and to family needs as well as considering the context of the educational setting.
  2. Observe child in the home/school/community setting as part of the initial assessment in preparation for designing the intervention plan
  3. Collect and Interpret initial data collection tools designed by the Behavior Specialist Consult or Lead Clinician to be able to develop initial hypothesis of behavioral needs and directions.
  4. Develop treatment plan and instruct other members of the treatment team (including teacher, teacher’s aides, other school personnel, family, TSS, and/or other designated individuals providing direct service or supports to the child) in their roles and responsibilities in implementing the interventions of the treatment plan.
  5. Consult with treatment team when problems arise in the implementation of the plan. Routine weekly consultation on, twice weekly, or bi-weekly consultation as prescribed in the authorization packet for the child.
  6. Revise the treatment plan as needed, analyzing data collected by TSS, teacher and/or parent.
  7. Submit documentation (treatment plans, encounter forms, progress notes etc) in a timely fashion and by assigned deadlines.
  8. Provide individual mentoring and supervision of all assigned TSS staff in additional to conducting weekly group meetings of all assigned TSS staff
  9. Complete all documents within the time periods defined by BHRS Leadership Teams
  10. Participate in regular/documented clinical supervision by the Clinical Supervisor or Psychologist


Qualifications:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily
  • Master’s degree in a Clinical Mental Health discipline, i.e., Psychology, Counseling, Marriage & Family therapy, Human Services, Clinical Social Work, or Psychiatric Nursing from an accredited university or college. Master’s degree must include clinical coursework in the foundations of Behavioral Health and the provision of Mental Health Services, i.e. individual, group and family therapy; cognitive behavioral therapy; psychodynamic therapy; crisis counseling; abnormal psychology; psychopathology assessment; child development; personality theory; psychotherapy lab; clinical practicum, etc. Degree must contain 12 credit hours in core behavioral health course work
  • Lead Clinicians must have formal training in the provision of psychotherapy
  • One year verified post-master’s experience providing mental health treatment to children
  • Any additional education, training or supervision requirements stipulated by the Department of Public Welfare within Medical Assistance Bulletins.
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis certified by Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.
  • Valid Act 34, Act 151 and Act 114 clearances
  • Ability to effectively communicate in a verbal and/or written manner
  • Ability to read and interpret documents
  • Ability to write and complete routine reports
  • Ability to handle and maintain confidential information
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, projects, and assignments
  • Ability to communicate with coworkers, administration, clients, vendors, and others in a courteous and professional manner
  • Ability to present in a professional appearance and manner
  • A valid driver’s license with access to an automobile, preferred
  • Ability to participate and complete CBH mandatory in-services within 3 months of hire and annually from date of initial training.
  • Ability to participate in at least 10 hours of documented additional in-service per year


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
  • Ability to stand, to walk, and to negotiate steps/stairs several times a day. While performing the essential duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to use hands to finger; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear 
  • Ability to stand, to walk, and to negotiate steps/stairs several times a day 
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 20 pounds

Functional Family Therapist (Read More)

General Description:

Therapists will provide Functional Family Therapy Services to adjudicated or pre-adjudicated children and adolescent’s ages 12-21 and their family members throughout Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Sessions range from 1-2 weekly for up to 12 families and may include case management duties. Sessions are conducted mostly in the home but can occur in the community and the office.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Coordinates with the Clinical Administrator and Lead Therapist to determine availability for client appointments when covering the front desk.
  2. Therapists typically work with families for three to five months.
  3. Attention to detail, well organized and ability to effectively manage a caseload of 12 families.
  4. Therapists adhere to a strict clinical protocol which requires identified problems to be handled within the context of family interventions (no individual)
  5. Ability to effectively meet administrative deadlines and maintain all organizational documentation requirements to include progress notes, collateral contacts, treatment plans, inter-agency meetings and other paperwork dictated by CBH and DPW documentation requirements.
  6. Ability and willingness to learn and implement the Functional Family Therapy Model with a high degree of fidelity through participation in FFT training, intense supervision, and agency clinical rounds.
  7. Posses the ability to conduct specific FFT Model assessments throughout the duration of FFT services and submit on a timely basis
  8. Clinicians are required to travel to various parts of the city
  9. Clinicians will undergo extensive training some of which will require out of State travel
  10. A comfort and desire to work with multi-cultural and/or difficult to engage populations in natural ecology under less than desirable conditions with a high degree of commitment, respect and perseverance
  11. Performs other related duties as necessary
Qualifications:

  •          Requires a Master’s degree in a recognized clinical discipline and/or social work
  •          2-5 years related experience
  •          Extensive knowledge and expertise in using MS Word 6.0, MS Excel 6.0 and various database software
  •          Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required
  •          Ability to effectively supervise staff and interact with a variety of clients, staff and medical professionals
Healthy Start - Behavioral Health Case Manager (Read More)

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Behavioral Health Case Manager delivers culturally competent, strengths based, trauma informed, family centered case management services to pregnant and parenting women and their families. The person in this position would conduct in home or phone assessments and provide individual and family centered health promotion and education as well as referral and linkage to other services and resources. The Behavioral Health Case Manager position requires a person to maintain a caseload of up to 75 participants (women and children). Under the direct supervision of the Director of Family Outreach and Education Initiatives, the person in this position works closely with pregnant and parenting women and their OB/GYN provider and other health care professionals. The position requires strong verbal and counseling skills, a collaborative communication style, experience working with families, experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team, professional demeanor, strong time management and organizational skills, ability to use an electronic data collection system, and the ability to work independently and take initiative. The ability to maintain accurate activity reports is essential. Home visiting experience a plus.  

Responsibilities:
  • Assesses emotional, social and environmental needs of women and their families as they relate to health and life course development;
  • Assesses a family’s behavioral health needs and provides referral assistance to appropriate intervention services;
  • To enroll and maintain participants in the program until graduation (first born reaches two years of age);
  • Assists women and their families to establish realistic goals and measurable outcomes for promotion in their health and life course development;
  • Provides Behavioral Health counseling and instruction to assist women and their families in attaining targeted goals, in areas including prenatal and postpartum care, nutrition, parenting, well-child care and family planning;
  • Evaluates women and families’ progress toward targeted goals: revises plan of care as appropriate;
  • Develops a working relationship with women and their families that promote problem-solving competencies;
  • Promotes involvement of other family members in the pregnancy, birth and early child care/parenting;
  • Links women and families with community resources which are relevant to their specific needs;
  • Consults and collaborates with other professionals involved in providing services to women and families;
  • Records case management activities in timely manner and in accordance with project protocols;
  • Provides feedback for revising protocols related to program implementation;
  • Assumes responsibility for ongoing learning in relation to program implementation;
  • Maintains a case load of up to 75 Level 2 and 3 (moderate to high risk) PDPH HS participants (women and children);
  • Maintains participant confidentiality and follows all regulations and guidelines related to patient confidentiality;
  • Attends meetings and trainings as required by MCFH;
  • Performs related functions as assigned or required.

Skills:
  • Strong verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with multi-disciplinary team;
  • Excellent listening skills;
  • Ability to track program activities and record in electronic data base accurately and on time;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Trauma knowledge;
  • Must be empathetic and compassionate;
  • Ability to use public transit system or owns an operable, registered automobile, valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance;
  • Ability to build relationships centered on trust, flexibility and negotiation;
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse families;
  • Motivational interviewing skills.
Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in Social Work,  Psychology, or Marriage and Family Therapy from an accredited institution of higher learning:
  • At least 2 years of demonstrated  Behavioral Health counseling experience and required skills;
  • Previous related experience in maternal, child health or home visitation;
  • Evidence of current malpractice insurance;
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance;
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Criminal Check Clearance.
Healthy Start- Office Based Case Manager (Read More)

Duties and Responsibilities:

Working under the direct supervision of the Director of Family Outreach and Education Initiatives, the Healthy Start Office-Based Case Manager duties consist of:

  1. Provide home visiting and office-based case management services to thirty-five (35) clients and families participating in the Philadelphia Healthy Start Program.
  2. Coordinate community resources with agencies and organizations regarding the family.
  3. Identify local health resources and eligibility requirements for assessing resources.
  4. Ensures all families are receiving health and parenting education.
  5. Home visits to active Tier I and Tier II clients (moderate) every other week and as needed.
  6. Will conduct follow-up services with Tier I and Tier II clients at least once a month and quarterly home visits.
  7. Maintain client records and complete all necessary documentation within established program time frames.
  8. Adhere to productivity requirements as established for the Philadelphia Healthy Start Program.
  9. Constructively utilize formal and peer supervision to evaluate and improve effectiveness in providing services to clients. This includes active participation in supervision, team meetings and agency meetings.
  10. Interact effectively and respectfully with others and particularly with individuals whose backgrounds and life experiences are different from one’s own.
  11.  Attend all required trainings and meetings as established by the Maternal Child and Family Health Program.
  12. Performs other related duties that are deemed necessary to carry out the job efficiently.

Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, human services, nursing, or other related degrees approved by the MCFH.
  • Two or more years experience with social work or a related field.
  • Extensive knowledge of community resources and service providers.
  • Knowledge of local social service system preferred.
  • Ability to work within and relate to a multicultural environment.

 

Outpatient Clinician (Read More)

General Description:

The Outpatient Clinician is a post-masters experienced mental health professional responsible for providing culturally responsive, evidenced-based individual, group and family based clinical interventions in a high impact outpatient clinic.  The OC must be well versed in evidenced-based clinical interventions and demonstrate great quality in the design, implementation, measurement and tracking of evidenced-based interventions and protocols.  The OC will further demonstrate clinical competency based on the ability to engage and maintain a culturally diverse member population with acceptable retention rates and treatment satisfaction scores.  Competencies will be maintained and supervised through live, individual and group supervision and bi-weekly video recorded sessions. All Clinicians are subject to minimally required billing objectives of 26 hours weekly.   

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Producing the minimally required billing objectives weekly.
  2. Conduct intake assessments and comprehensive bio-psychosocial evaluations based on DSM V criteria.
  3. Submit completed intake packets with initial recovery/resiliency plan and bio-psychosocial assessment and formulation within 24 hours of completion.
  4. Provide individual, group and family based interventions therapy for all assigned cases in accordance with treatment plan;
  5. Maintain complete and accurate records on all members on his/her caseload and accurately ensures completeness of case files;
  6. Develop comprehensive resiliency/recovery plans for member caseload with succinct, measurable goals and clearly monitors and tracks interventions during each member session.
  7. Develop and maintain Recovery/Resiliency Plans every 90 days and complete within session during which member actively participates in its development
  8. Provide comprehensive progress notes after each member encounter that tracks interventions according to agency protocol, clinical best practice and recovery/resiliency goals.  
  9. Complete progress notes daily and submit to billing coordinator with encounter forms.
  10. Complete weekly service logs indicating member caseload seen and not seen during course of previous week and documents rationale for missed visits.
  11. Manage caseload by contacting members and scheduling weekly appointments.
  12. Document all missed appointments and collateral information indicating clinician’s efforts in outreach and engagement.
  13. Respond to member’s homes conducting Specialize Outpatient sessions when members are not attending regular sessions.
  14. Actively participate in mandatory individual, group and live supervision and bi-weekly video recording of member sessions.
  15. Actively participate in all in-service training sessions;
  16. Facilitate emergency psychiatric care as required;
  17. Attends meetings as assigned by the Lead Clinician or Program Manager;
  18. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

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

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
  • Ability to stand, to walk, and to negotiate steps/stairs several times a day. While performing the essential duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to use hands to finger; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear 
  • Ability to stand, to walk, and to negotiate steps/stairs several times a day 
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 20 pounds
Therapeutic Support Staff Workers (Read More)

FLSA Classification:
Non-Exempt – P/T

General Description:

Implementing a behavioral treatment plan, the TSS is to provide immediate behavioral reinforcement, emotional support, and to coordinate time-structuring activities intended to improve socialization skills within a naturalized community setting (home, school, and community location).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Resourcefully utilize community-based programs in order to provide the identified child/adolescent with activities that support independent living skills and enhance self-esteem;
  2. Assist child/adolescent with social and interpersonal relationship building skills by providing them with supervised, structured community integration activities;
  3. Assist caretakers of identified child in carrying out behavioral management techniques, utilizing modeling as a primary means to do this;
  4. Encourage problem solving and coping skills with the goal of tapering off TSS intervention so that the child/adolescent can succeed independently of the wraparound services;
  5. Track daily progress of child/adolescent in terms of goal attainment on clinical progress note;
  6. Successfully complete ISFCs mandatory TSS training, obtain Child Abuse and Criminal Clearances, and other necessary paperwork to meet credentialing requirements;
  7. Maintain confidentiality, possess objectivity, and respect personal boundaries of child/adolescents and his or her family;
  8. Take on an active collaborative role with other team member (ie Child, Family, Case Manager, Behavioral Specialists, Therapist, Teacher, etc.), communicating in a professional, child-centered and family-focused manner;
  9. Participate in monthly in-service meetings and bi-weekly office-based supervision; and
  10. Adhere to any and all additional requirements as stated in the attached Contractor Agreement.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services field.
  • One year’s experience in a private human service agency and/or CASSP system.
  • Knowledge of local social service system preferred.
  • Ability to work within and relate to a multicultural environment.


Physical Demands
:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
  • Ability to stand, to walk, and to negotiate steps/stairs several times a day. While performing the essential duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to use hands to finger; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear 
  • Ability to stand, to walk, and to negotiate steps/stairs several times a day
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 20 pounds

Housing Counselor (Contractor) (Read More)

The Housing Counseling program is Intercultural’s longest existing program.  The housing counselors have provided services which include assistance with renting assistance and homelessness counseling, post/post-purchase counseling, anti-predatory lending, fair housing counseling, credit and debit counseling, and mortgage default and delinquency counseling. The housing program is funded through the Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) and the Philadelphia Housing Finance Agency (PHFA).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains limited caseload of client families;
  • Provide one-on-one counseling for first time home buyer, mortgage delinquency/default, tax delinquency, financial coaching, Phil-Plus and Mini-Phil loans, rental delinquency, predatory lending, fair housing and post-purchase.
  • Provides family needs assessments, pre-occupancy and post-occupancy counseling/orientation services for caseload of client families;
  • Develops service plan (Action Plans) for all client families using HCO and CMAX data based system tools;
  • Maintains family case records in database  system and hard copy files in an up-to-date manner;
  • Advocates for needs of client families;
  • Maintains proper documentation of all services to client families for billing purposes;
  • Coordinates service delivery with other IFSI programs, and/or other community resources;
  • Interacts with clients Real Estate Agent, Office of Housing and Community Development, inspectors, lenders, Community Legal Services, Inc., Philadelphia Legal Assistance, and others related to housing qualification process;
  • Attend various housing meetings, fairs and training as assigned;
  • Provide follow-up to clients regarding their housing status;
  • Provide follow-up on the inspections for clients who are in the process of being a “First Time Home Buyer”, or for Phil Plus and Mini-Phil loans; and, also assist them when obstacles arise that prevent timely completion of the process;
  • Provide clarity and counsel to clients about home closing and post closing processes.  Explain any information that is not clear for our clients before they go to “closing” and after too;
  • Responsible for keeping files updated database systems in the Fannie Mae’s Home Counselor Online ® (HCO)for PHFA Case files and Neighbor Works America Counselor Max for OHCD files;


Qualifications

  • Business related (Business administration , real estate sales, closing, title review,  banking, finance, accounting, economy)
  • Minimum of two years housing counseling experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal laws related to Housing, Mortgage Lending, Real Estate and Economic development.
  • Mortgage Banking and/or Real Estate experience preferred.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
    • Proficiency in the use of MS Office (Access, Excel, Word) and the Internet for research purposes.
    • OHCD, PHFA and/or HUD Certified Counselor (preferred, but not required)
    • Knowledge of HCO and CounselorMax client management systems (preferred, but not required).