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Employment Professional
Req Code:2021:2381-007
County:Delaware County, PA
FT/PT:Full Time
Location:2381-DELCO ACT
Schedule:Full Time
  
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.

We are currently seeking a dedicated Employment Professional to fill an opening within our Delaware County Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team located in Swarthmore, PA.

This member of the ACT multidisciplinary team coordinates employment assessment planning with other members of the ACT team. This member of the ACT multidisciplinary team has training in one of the mental health professions (e.g., nursing, social work, rehabilitation counseling or psychology) and clinical skill and experience to assess, plan, develop coordinate, and provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to program clients with severe and persistent mental illness under the clinical supervision of the ACT Director and the Psychiatrist. Functions as a clinical member of the multidisciplinary team and provides treatment, rehabilitation, and support services or may be designated by the ACT Director to function as the lead mental health professional, lead registered nurse, a team vocational specialist, or substance use specialist. Some of the responsibilities include the following: 


Providing service coordination (case management for an assigned group of clients) including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment team; assume primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating and revising overall treatment goals and plans in collaboration with the client and the ITT; provide individual supportive therapy, psychotherapy, and symptom management, ensuring immediate changes are made in the treatment plans as clients’ needs change; educate and support clients’ families, and advocate for clients’ rights and preferences.

Conducting comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history (e.g. onset, course an effect of illness, past treatment and responses, and risk behaviors), mental status, and diagnosis; physical health and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment, social development and functioning; activities of daily living (e.g., car care, living situation, nutrition, money management); and family structure and relationships.

Documenting client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.

Provide ongoing assessment of clients’ mental symptoms and clients’ response to treatment. Make appropriate changes in treatment plans to ensure immediate and appropriate interventions are provided in response to changes in mental status or behavior that put clients at risk (e.g., suicidality).

Job Qualifications:

Post-secondary school education and training is required, including internships and other supervised practical experiences in a clinical or rehabilitation setting with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses.

Must be licensed or certified to work in the field, abide by a code of ethical and practice standards, and be committed to a process of lifetime knowledge and skills. People with master’s or doctoral degrees in nursing, social work, rehabilitation counseling or psychology are eligible as are registered occupational therapists.

Must have a strong commitment to the right and ability of each person with a severe and persistent mental illness to live in normal community residence; work in market jobs; and have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and services.

Skills and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses and respect for client rights and personal preference in treatment are essential. 

Must have valid driver’s license for the state in which the program operates.

Scope:

Frequent talking and listening.

Requires the ability to lift, carry, hold, kneel, reach, stack, stoop and bend, which may include direct intervention with residents.

Horizon House offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including,

  • Medical and dental,
  • (9) Nine paid holidays and generous paid time off
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Tax sheltered annuity
  • Tuition reimbursement and opportunities for advancement.

To be considered an applicant for this position please complete the pre- employment application by going to www.hhinc.org/careers  

Horizon House is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veterans/Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

  
    

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