Community Counseling Center of Mercer County
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Contract

DESCRIPTION:     This position functions as a Mobile Therapist and/or OP Therapist in a mental health program designed to meet the needs of children, adolescents and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing, and children who have deaf or hard of hearing parent (s). The Mobile Therapist position provides one-to-one therapeutic intervention with clients up to the age of 22 and to their families and to support the implementation of these therapeutic interventions. The Outpatient position provides individual, family and group counseling services that meet Agency productivity goals, to mentally disabled persons. Both positions must complete the necessary paperwork as required in a timely manner, be flexible to work non-traditional hours including evenings, be available for crisis intervention and collaborate with other professionals working with the client.



1.  Licensed mental health professional or an individual with a graduate Mental Health or Human Services degree.

2.  Minimum of one-year experience in a CASSP system (employed by or under contract to Children and Youth Services, Juvenile Justice, Mental Health, Special Education, or Drug and Alcohol working with children, or employed by a licensed mental health services agency or subcontracted agency.

3. Sign language skills and familiarity with deaf culture and related issues preferred or willingness to train in sign language and deaf culture

4.  Act 33, 34 and FBI Clearances required.

5.  Must maintain a current driver's license and vehicle insurance.

6.  Must be accessible via telephone for service delivery purposes.

7.  A literacy standard that includes the ability to read proficiently, writes legibly, and speaks English with proper grammar and syntax.

8.  Awareness and sensitivity to multi-cultural issues.



  1. When acting as a Mobile Therapist, will provide medically necessary intensive therapeutic services to a child and family in which either the child or one or both of the parents has hearing loss in settings other than a provider agency or office. Direct service will comprise 90% of the Mobile Therapist's time (100% of the time).
  2. When acting as Outpatient Therapist employee will provide psychosocial assessment; ongoing individual, family and group counseling; and client/family education for cases assigned (100% of the time).
  3. Assesses strengths and therapeutic needs of a client and/or family utilizing active listening, questioning, and exchanging information to complete the assessment (100% of the time).
  4. Include client as a participant in his/her own treatment (100% of the time).
  5. Include parents, family members and/or other caretakers as members of the treatment team and partners in treatment, when appropriate. Supports parental involvement in ISPT Meetings, Treatment Plan development and review, and Individual Education plans, when appropriate. (100% of the time).
  6. Determines any necessary support services in conjunction with the client and/or family. Collaborates with Program Coordinator to develop a plan to obtain identified services with other involved professionals (100% of the time).
  7. Provides client-centered and family-focused (when appropriate) individual and family psychotherapy as agreed upon by the therapist, client and/or the family utilizing a strength-based approach. Involved community or educational persons may be included as clinically indicated (100% of the time).
  8. Able to determine a client and/or family need for special evaluations and services such as a psychiatric medication assessment, or psychological testing. (100% of the time).
  9. Collaborates with client, family and other professionals to develop a 24-hour crisis plan and a daily routine during times of crisis and transition. (100% of the time).
  10. Collaborates with other involved professional agencies in order to meet the needs and continuity of care to client/family. (100% of the time).
  11. Participates in ISPT Meetings annually   for each child.
  12. Notifies direct supervisor and makes referrals to appropriate protective support service for clients who are in situations detrimental to their well-being.
  13. Completes all required paperwork including MT & OP progress notes, MT monthly reports, MT & OP contact sheets, OP time cards, MT & OP expense vouchers, MT & OP treatment plans, OP utilization review deficiencies correction etc., according to the time guidelines in the WCCD/OP Policies and Procedures (100% of the time).
  14. Reports directly to assigned Clinical Supervisor, Administrative Supervisor and Program Manager. Must have a minimum of 2 face-to-face supervisions per month with Clinical Supervisor. Administrative Supervision as needed. (100% of the time).
  15. Attends all required program and Agency trainings and in-services, as well as continuing education classes to enhance job services.
  16. Maintain dress in accordance with the dress code (100% of the time).
  17. Interact professionally with direct supervisor, co-workers, and colleagues (100% of the time).
  18. Maintains and upholds Community Counseling Center's and the WCCD program policies, respects confidentiality, and exhibits a professional demeanor at all times (100% of the time).
  19. Cultivates positive working relationships both inside and outside the program, which may involve public speaking, planning, etc. (50% of the time).
  20. Physical duties include sitting to include being able to sit driving in a car for periods of time to meet the needs of the client population. Standing, walking, reaching, grasping, going up and down stairs. Finger dexterity to write, data entry in a laptop or computer.  
  • Maintains and upholds Community Counseling Center's policies, respects confidentiality, and exhibits a professional demeanor at all times while at work.
  • Any violation of policies and procedures/job duties will be subject to disciplinary action.
  • Can perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodations, if necessary.
  • Participates in CCC CQI plan to ensure quality of service to CCC consumers.




            I certify that to the best of my knowledge all statements shown above are correct.

            I accept the responsibilities and terms of the job descriptions.



Signature of Employee                                                             Date



  1. Describe how you are supervised by telling how your work is assigned and how your supervisor reviews your work.


            Work is performed under the supervision of the direct supervisor for quality and achievement of program

             goals.  Assessed through documentation notes in electronic health record, interaction with clients and peers

             and conferences and evaluations using performance appraisals.


  1. Prepare an organizational chart and identify your supervisor and all employees whose performance rating you sign by names and class titles. If you are not a supervisor, your supervisor must complete this part and identify his supervisor and all his subordinates.



Please see agency's Table of Organization



0    Total number of subordinates reporting to you.



  1. Describe the kind of supervision you give the employees on the above chart by explaining the type of work assigned and the type of work reviewed exercised. If you are not a supervisor, your supervisor must complete this part for all employees shown above.






  1. FOR THE EMPLOYEE'S IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Review your subordinate's statements.  You may make any comments or include any information you feel is appropriate or would be helpful.  Use additional paper if needed.



The content of this job description has been reviewed by the individual and the supervisor and both agree to its accuracy.




Employee's                                                                   Class                                     Date

Supervisor's Signature                                                   Title                                               









REVIEWING ANALYST'S SIGNATURE                                                        DATE


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