Employment Opportunities

POSITIONS OPEN:

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner – Full-Time

The CRNP will work to implement clinical interventions that achieve client- focused goals which support Northern Tier Counseling’s vision for the delivery of excellent quality care. The CRNP will effectively interface with all medical department and clinical staff for the practice of coordinated clinical care and the demonstrated ability to work in the ever changing health care system with clinical competency and professional accountability.

  • Work collaboratively with the staff psychiatrist and Registered Nurse in the practice of psychiatric assessment and diagnosis, implementation of psychiatric treatment interventions including evaluation and medication management: initiate a new psychiatric medication regimen, review psychiatric medication management interventions; provide written prescriptions and/or provide available medication samples, confirm client’s medication information at dispensing pharmacy and call in new medications and/or renewals, participate in individual and group medication management interventions and crisis management for the provision of comprehensive, holistic care.
  • Effective professional liaison with the client’s primary care physician as a representative of the Northern Tier Counseling’s Outpatient Department for effective communication and integrated client care. The CRNP, recognizes the need for ongoing communication and interface with hospital and community physicians and professionals to achieve the goal of continuity of client care.
  • A professional interface with the individual client to assure and protect the client’s confidentiality in all aspects of prescribed interventions.
  • Practices medical and psychiatric assessment skills for referral of mentally ill clients who need a more specialized or complex work up to a primary care physician and/or specialist. Provides on the spot health promotion and preventive services for medical problems with follow up referral for routine physical health screening and follow up by the PCP for identified health concerns.
  • Orders appropriate diagnostic tests related to the prescription of psychiatric medications and interprets test results for deviations from normal and document an appropriate plan of care in the client’s chart.
  • Develops and implements client clinical and medication management treatment plans, records all clinical interactions/interventions on the psychiatric case note and the medication record and provides clinical direction for effective continuity of care. Consistently and accurately documents all prescribed interventions.
  • Knowledgeable with and participates in the psychiatric hospitalization process (voluntary and involuntary) with effective assessment and collaborative documentation to support the hospitalization process. Accurate awareness of psychiatric advance directives and provides clear feedback to clients and support systems who indicate the need for advance directives to be part of the individual’s treatment plan.
  • With the appropriate release of information by the client, actively counsels and educates the client’s family and/or support system; when indicated provides brief psychotherapy interventions or makes referral for family counseling or physical and/or behavioral health care referral for a family member.
  • Affirms and counsels clients regarding compliance with a prescribed psychiatric regimen.
  • Recognition of medical emergencies and initiates appropriate first response interventions; CPR certified.
  • The CRNP will conduct medication check groups for the review of the client’s medications within the supportive and psycho educational group milieu. The CRNP, along with a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse will lead the psychotherapeutic group exchange to review the client’s medication regimen and all related information connected to effective psychiatric medication management, prescribe and adjust medications when indicated, provide renewals and document all prescribed interventions.
  • The CRNP will effectively communicate with clients and their support systems as well as community professionals to address questions and concerns related to the client’s medication regimen and provide effective information for an informed decision regarding medication compliance.
  • The CRNP will provide identified psychotherapy based upon a blend of interpersonal theory and knowledge of short-term family models of care with an emphasis on time limited approaches while grounded in the latest neurobiology and psychopharmacology.
  • The CRNP will be expected to provide consultation services on an as needed basis for clients referred to the Community MH & D/A Center for a psychiatric evaluation while receiving clinical treatment in the community, clients at a skilled nursing facility, residential facility and correctional facility. Upon review with the staff psychiatrist, the consultation will provide the basic assessment information with specific guidelines for the PCP to follow or Northern Tier Counseling’s medication department will provide a brief period of prescribing psychiatric medications until stabilization is achieved and then the client will be returned to the PCP for ongoing care.
  • As required for all staff members of the Outpatient department, the CRNP is expected to respond to subpoenas with testifying at specific hearings for the purpose of clarification of the client’s psychiatric diagnosis, medication regimen, competency, etc
  • Participates in clinical program staff meetings, educational programs and is a clinical resource to all clinical staff by demonstration of professional role model   skills. Actively participates in required supervision with staff psychiatrists.   Demonstrates professional accountability for participation in continuing education seminars for required CME hours to maintain active license status and certification.
  • Professional assertive, interpersonal, organizational and effective communication skills with the essential skill to lead and work within a team environment.
  • Works Closely with Outpatient Manager and Clinical Director to ensure clear communication and quality of care for patients.
  • Attends Manager / Supervisor meetings as needed.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Active PA licensure & DEA prescribing authorization required.
  • Psychiatric background desired but not required.
  • Master’s degree/Clinical Specialist with identified certification in specialty practice
  • One to three years of CRNP experience.
  • Extensive ability to interpret policy, resolve problems with creativity and initiative and be an effective and willing participant in the change process.

 

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Certified Peer Specialist / PRS Transporter / PRN – Full-Time

We have openings for Certified Peer Specialists / PRS Transporter / PRN in our Towanda, PA location to join our growing team.

  • Certified Peer Specialists are people who have had similar lived experiences and can offer genuine empathy, hope, and validation to an individual seeking help.
  • The purpose of Peer Support is to show first hand that recovery and mental illness or substance abuse is possible.
  • Services are provided in the home and/or community.
  • Training provided with ongoing training and supervisions weekly
  • Must complete 18 hours of training per calendar year, with 12 hours being specific to Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
  • Must have six (6) hours of shadowing on the Psych Rehab Floor.
  • Staff member will transport participants to and from Psychiatric Rehabilitation program as needed.
  • Assisting consumers with setting and attaining personal recovery goals
  • Identify community supports and help consumers understand how to utilize resources in their recovery process
  • Model coping techniques, self-help strategies and reinforce the potential for recovery to consumers and others
  • Working autonomously while building and maintaining an effective work schedule
  • Attending weekly staff meetings and individual supervisions
  • Maintaining confidentiality and professionalism expectations
  • Transporting participants to and from Psych Rehab Program as needed

HOURS/DAYS

  • Flexible work schedulewith Full-Time hours
  • Required group meeting on Mondays
  • Weekly Supervisions provided

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Act 33/34 and 151 Clearances
  • Self-Identified current or former user of Mental Health or co-occurring services, per OMHSAS program requirements.
  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree or an Associate’s degree and 1 year work experience in mental health direct service or a High school diploma or GED and a minimum of 2 years work experience in human services field which must include 1 year of mental health direct service.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in reading and writing
  • Current/Valid Driver’s License; Traveling Required; Reliable Vehicle and valid auto insurance; must have clean driving record
  • Successful completion of Certified Peer Specialist Training
  • Eligible for benefits which includes health, vision, dental, Teladoc, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, 403(b), paid vacation, sick and holiday

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 Mental Health Therapist

Responsible for functioning as the primary therapist of record for a specified caseload; duties include psychosocial intake assessment, conducting group, individual, and couples/parenting interventions, formulation of treatment plans, ongoing evaluation of patient needs, final discharge status and aftercare planning. 

  • Responsible to provide a variety of medically necessary psychotherapeutic treatment modalities to include, but not limited to individual, group, couples and family psychotherapy. 
  • Responsible under the supervision of a licensed Psychologist or Psychiatrist to provide court ordered mental health evaluations as needed. These evaluations are to be written and forwarded to the court in a timely manner. 
  • Responsible under the program supervision/direction to prepare testimony for court proceedings in response to subpoenas generated by Court Systems. 
  • Participation in treatment team meetings under the supervision of the staff psychiatrist and program supervisor/manager. 
  • Responsible to keep adequate case records in accordance with accepted facility, state, and federal regulations. 
  • Employee will interact with clients in a courteous and professional manner, seeking to resolve any complaints, misunderstandings, etc. of work related issues by following the chain of command as outlined in the agency personnel policies and code of ethics. 
  • Participate in ongoing in-service and educational activities to ensure that all credentialing/licensing requirements are met and maintained. 
  • Work in coordination with other community agencies to provide adequate treatment to assigned clients. 
  • Employee may take part in Private Contract work and/or work within the schools NTC serves. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 

  • Graduate of an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree (License preferred) in the behavioral or social sciences. 
  • Knowledge of childhood, adolescent and adult psychopathology and basic psychotherapeutic issues, treatment techniques and methods of intervention, l year experience required. 
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively; work well within team oriented environment. 
  • This is a Monday through Friday Position, with no on-call hours, weekends, or holidays.  Position allows from 20 – 37.5 hours as caseload builds. 
  • Office Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Therapist hours are flexible. 
  • $1,500 Sign-On bonus 
  • Equal Opportunity Employer 

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Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) –  Bradford and Tioga County

Northern Tier Counseling has openings for Certified Peer Specialists to join our growing team.

  • Certified Peer Specialists are people who have had similar lived experiences and can offer genuine empathy, hope, and validation to an individual seeking help.
  • The purpose of Peer Support is to show first hand that recovery and mental illness or substance abuse is possible.
  • Services are provided in the home and/or community.
  • Responsibilities and Duties Include, but are not limited to:
  • Assisting consumers with setting and attaining personal recovery goals
  • Identify community supports and help consumers understand how to utilize resources in their recovery process
  • Model coping techniques, self-help strategies and reinforce the potential for recovery to consumers and others
  • Working autonomously while building and maintaining an effective work schedule
  • Attending weekly staff meetings and individual supervisions
  • Maintaining confidentiality and professionalism expectations

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Act 33/34 and 151 Clearances
  • Self-Identified current or former user of Mental Health or co-occurring services
  • 1-year work experience (paid or volunteer) within last 3 years
  • Demonstrated proficiency in reading and writing
  • Valid Driver’s License; Reliable vehicle and current insurance; clean driving record
  • Travel required
  • Successful completion of Certified Peer Specialist Training
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as, the ability to work effectively as a team member are required
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

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For more information or to apply:

  • Please email a resume to hr@northerntiercounseling.com
  • Call Human Resource, 570-256-0100 to request an application or stop by one of our offices to complete an application
  • Mail resume and cover letter to: Northern Tier Counseling, Inc., Attention: Human Resource Dept, 24727 Rt 6 Ste. 2, Towanda, PA 18848
  • Fax to:  (570) 265-4998
  • Equal Opportunity Employer (E.O.E.)