ACT Mental Health Therapist/Specialist – $7,000 Hiring Bonus

ACT Mental Health Therapist/Specialist – $7,000 Hiring Bonus

Wesley Family Services
July 7, 2024
September 7, 2024
211 Huff Ave, Greensburg
Job Type
Wage Range
  • $20 - 22 Per Hour
Criminal Background Consideration
All Legal Backgrounds Considered
Driver’s License Required
Public Trans Available


Job Purpose/Summary


The ACT Mental Health Therapist/Specialist supports the agency’s mission statement in assisting consumers to resolve problems and improve functioning and contributes to the agency’s capacity to serve individual, family, and community needs.


Minimum Qualifications


Education: Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or another clinical field.


Experience: Minimum of 2 years of experience providing psychotherapy to individuals with severe mental illness.


Licenses, Certifications & Clearances: 

  • License preferred
  • Act 33/34 Clearances
  • FBI Clearance
  • Valid State of PA Class 1 Drivers License
  • Access to properly insured motor vehicle for client transportation and fieldwork and a safe driving record


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Exhibits ethical business behavior and maintains confidentiality of information and compliance as required by WFS policy.
  • Ability to exhibit cultural sensitivity and to contribute to a work environment where diversity is welcomed and supported.
  • Commitment to empowering others to solve their own problems.
  • Commitment to valuing a nurturing family as the ideal environment.
  • Conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change.
  • Ability to establish a respectful relationship with persons served to help them gain skills and confidence.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other personnel and/or service providers or professionals.
  • Capacity to maintain a helping role and to intervene appropriately to meet service goals.
  • Ability to set appropriate limits.
  • Basic knowledge of normal and abnormal personality development.
  • Basic knowledge of family systems and interactions.
  • Ability to forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served, and their families, in which they are helped to gain the skills and confidence to address any issues and problems they face.
  • Maintain the helping role of the practitioner and to intervene appropriately to meet the needs of the persons served or other family members.
  • Ability to plan time sensitive goal directed treatment and to carry out treatment using individual, joint, marital, and group modalities.
  • Basic knowledge of treatment process appropriate to a wide variety of diagnostic categories and ages.
  • Basic ability to evaluate treatment progress and request help, when needed, to relate non-defensively in supervision and use suggestions appropriately.
  • Ability to manage time and assigned responsibilities to meet the production requirement of the agency.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with program personnel and other community agencies and caregivers.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists consumers to achieve goals by engaging the client in conducting assessments, determining goals, developing a treatment service plan, and providing various therapeutic and educational methods to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Works with clients in a time-effective manner by using time sensitive modalities and methods of therapy, routinely evaluating with the client progress towards achievement of goals, and terminating within allotted time frames.
  • Handles a range of consumer situations by developing the capacity to employ diverse, brief treatment modalities relevant to individuals, families, children, and couples. Provides crisis intervention and facilitates emergency procedures. Assesses effects of social, cultural, and community factors on consumers’ lives, identifies and networks with internal and external resources, advocates for client, refers consumers, and collaborates around consumer concerns to facilitate smooth transitions.
  • Manages workload requirements by maintaining the productivity expectation of the program for service. Provides scheduling flexibility to serve both new and existing consumers.
  • Assures service accountability and quality assurance by completing agency and other statistical reports, case recording, and other appropriate regulatory forms. Monitors chart for timely completeness and program utilization review. Participates in program evaluation, outcome studies, and research projects.
  • Develops relationships with third-party payers by knowing and adhering to current third-party payer criteria, communicating with authorizing personnel, completing required documentation, advocating for consumer needs, and promoting program services.
  • Contributes to program development by identifying areas for program improvement, communicating ideas to supervisor in meetings, developing areas of expertise related to program needs, and participating on staff committees.
  • Promotes the agency by developing, maintaining, and understanding the agency mission and programs in interpreting services to consumers, the public, and other agencies. Participates in educational presentations to various consumer, community, public, and professional groups. Contacts and familiarizes referral sources with agency services.
  • Maintains and contributes to professional competency by utilizing supervision, consultation, professional development, and training opportunities. Develops and conducts staff training in area(s) of expertise.
  • Contributes to agency development by participating with staff from other programs in the development and implementation of innovative projects. Serves on Mission, Vision, Philosophy (MVP) panels and teams.
  • Performs other tasks that are specific to the services provided as follows in ACT:
    • Ongoing comprehensive assessment of the consumer’s mental illness symptoms, accurate diagnosis, and consumer’s response to treatment
    • Psychoeducation regarding mental illness and the effects/side-effects of prescribed medications
    • Symptom-management efforts directed to help consumers identify/target the symptoms and occurrence patterns of their mental illness, and developing methods (internal, behavioral, or adaptive) to help lessen the effects
    • Individual Supportive Therapy
    • Empirically supported psychotherapy (DBT, CBT)
    • Generous psychological support to consumers, both on a planned and as-needed basis, to help them accomplish their personal goals, cope with the stressors of day-to-day living, and recover

Key Requirements

*Meeting with consumers in community settings*

*Agency cars provided for any consumer transport*

On-call: $265/week with additional call out pay!! Opportunity for additional bonus available!!

Education: Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or another clinical field.

Experience: Minimum of 2 years of experience providing psychotherapy to individuals with severe mental illness.

Pay: $42,000 - $44,000 per year

Greensburg, PA


Benefits for Full Time Employees:

Medical, Dental, and Visions plans effective the 1st of month after 30 days
Flexible Work Schedule
15 paid days off 1st year, 20 Paid days off 2nd year, then continues to increase
Tuition Reimbursement
Discounted Tuition for several local colleges/universities
11 Paid Holidays
Pet Insurance
Employer Paid Short Term and Long Term Disability
401k Plan - Employer match available!
Employer paid life insurance
Critical Illness Diagnosis & Accident Insurance
Yearly performance reviews with merit increase eligibility
FREE Licensure Supervision!!

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