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Mental Health Specialist
Req Code:2021:2183-001
County:Philadelphia County, PA
FT/PT:Full Time
Location:2183-Phila. ICCM
Job Description/Essential Functions:

Horizon House, Inc. is a nationally recognized provider of services to adults with support needs due to developmental disabilities, behavioral health issues, and substance abuse. Horizon House is Pennsylvania’s oldest psychiatric rehabilitation agency. Since 1952, we have been dedicated to helping people with mental illness, drug and alcohol addictions, developmental/intellectual disabilities, and homelessness to stabilize their lives and to help them live as independently as possible in the community. With over 100 locations throughout South and North Eastern Pennsylvania and the state of Delaware, Horizon House provides services to a diverse population focusing on individual strength and choice. Currently, we are seeking a full time Mental Health Specialist to work in our Behavioral Health Services Division.

In the delivery of treatment, rehabilitation and support services, the Mental Health Professional provides clinical supervision in assessment and treatment planning, and provides support and back-up to the Team Leader. Provide service coordination (case management for an assigned group of participants including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment team. Provide individual supportive therapy (e.g., problem solving, role-playing, modeling and support), social skill development, and assertiveness training to increase participants’ social and interpersonal activities in community settings.

Job Qualifications:
  • M.A. degree in Human Services/Social Sciences, Healthcare or related field and Post-secondary school training is required, including internships and other supervised practical experiences in a clinical or rehabilitation setting with persons with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Experience with individuals who have severe and persistent mental illness, providing guidance so they can live in community residences; work in market jobs; and have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and services.
  • Ability to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses and respect for participant rights and personal preference in treatment are essential.
  • Must be able to communicate both verbally and in written form with every level of the behavioral health system and maintain effective professional relationships with associates in the Agency/community at large.
  • Must be available for local travel; valid driver’s license required.


  • Frequent talking and listening. Requires the ability to lift, carry, hold, kneel, reach, stack, stoop and bend, which may include direct intervention with residents.
  • Must be available or scheduled emergency on-call service and will be required to carry a mobile phone during regularly scheduled working hours and scheduled on-call service.
  • As essential personnel, may be required to report to work during emergencies including inclement weather.

Horizon House offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including: medical & dental, (9) nine paid holidays, generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement, retirement savings plan, voluntary tax sheltered annuity, transit benefit program, opportunities for advancement and more.

To be considered an applicant, please you can apply at www.hhinc.org and click on the careers tab.

 Horizon House, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer • M/F/Veteran/ Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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