Employment Opportunities

Licensed Practical Nurse

Northern Tier Counseling has an opening(s) for full-time Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to provide identified nursing skills for the delivery of quality psychiatric care within an interdisciplinary and integrated clinical frame work at all NTC locations;  LPN will work within our psychiatric outpatient department, Children/Adolescent Day Treatment Program, and other departments/locations as needed.

The LPN will assist in the planning, organizing, implementing, evaluating and directing of nursing services in the outpatient program, as well as assist the nursing coordinator, psychiatrists, and CRNPs as required.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties include but are not limited to:

Work directly with the psychiatrist and CRNPs for assessment, crisis management and individual and group medication management.

  • Ability to relate well with the clients of all ages.
  • LPN will handle initial incoming calls and questions regarding medication.
  • Contact pharmacies to both obtain information regarding patient’s prescriptions and also to coordinate prescriptions previously approved by the Psychiatrist, as needed.
  • Be prepared for CPR emergencies and for the treatment of medical conditions under the direction of the psychiatrist.
  • Assist in detail with the documentation and preparation of data and appropriate legal documents relating to patients’ hospitalization.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills as well as the ability to work effectively as a team member.
  • Strong written and documentation skills required
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills required
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team oriented & collaborative environment

Qualifications and Education:

  • Position requires a graduate of an approved LPN program and Pennsylvania Licensure
  • Psychiatric background/experience preferred
  • FBI, Child Abuse and PA State Police Backgrounds checks completed at time of hire

This position is a full time position with benefits working Monday through Friday (no weekends, no on-call, or holidays).

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Outpatient 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 Bachelor or Master’s degree (Master’s and 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.
  • $1,000 Sign-On bonus
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

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Psychiatric Rehabilitation Specialist /Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner(CPRP)

NTC has a position for a full-time Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) available to work within our Psychiatric Rehabilitation Day Treatment Program, which promotes wellness and recovery by using person-first language, respectful documentation and person centered planning. All services provided promote a wellness and recovery outcome for the clients.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • perform therapeutic rehabilitative skill and resource development
  • Educate clients on community living skills
  • contributes to the comprehensive rehabilitation needs of the clients
  • participates with licensed staff in development, implementation, and monitoring of the individual’s rehabilitation plan
  • perform therapeutic rehabilitative skill and resource development
  • provide crisis intervention services when needed
  • completes chart documentation
  • maintain compliance with internal and external policies, regulations, laws and ethical standards
  • serve as a resource for team members to ensure health literacy principles are translated into services and supports offered for all persons served
  • consults with other service providers and resources regarding the assessment treatment and rehabilitation needs of the consumers receiving services.

Skills and Abilities Requirements:

  • Demonstrates empathy and respect toward people serviced and their families
  • Chart recording, report writing
  • presents and fosters a trusting professional relationship with all persons encountered on a daily basis
  • strong reading, writing, organizational skills
  • MS office applications needed
  • must be willing to learn and utilize all current and future computer applications as related to the position
  • must demonstrate a high level of initiative and ability to work as a team as well as autonomously
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) – 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 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

Mobile Therapist:

Northern Tier Counseling has an opening for a Mobile Therapist within its growing program.  The Mobile Therapist will provide family, individual therapy and parenting skills training in the home, community and school setting(s).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assessment of strengths and therapeutic needs of child and family.
  • Inclusion of child as a participate in his or her own treatment.
  • inclusion of parents or other caretakers as members of the treatment team and as partners in treatment. Support for parental participation in inter agency treatment team meetings, treatment plan development/reviews and Individual Education Plans.
  • Determination with family and case manager of any necessary family support services.
  • Provision of child centered, family focused individual and family psychotherapy as agreed upon by the therapist and family utilizing a strength-based approach.
  • $1,000 Sign-on Bonus

Master’s degree required in human services and one year relevant experience.  Treatment planning skills required.  Familiarity and comfort level with working in family settings needed.  Flexible work hours.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Family Based Mental Health Professional

Northern Tier Counseling has immediate opening for a Fee-For-Service Family Based Mental Health Professional.

The Family Based Mental Health Professional will provide family therapy, individual, group or other treatment modalities or interventions, within the home and community, as necessary to maintain the family in a stable home condition.

Principle Responsibilities and Duties include:

  • Responsible for screening, assessing, treatment planning and after care discharge planning for all families assigned.
  • Provide for 24-hour emergency services 7 days per week, as scheduled, and provide back up for other team members when appropriate.
  • Participates in ongoing in-service training programs.
  • Knowledge of psychotherapy modalities, principals and practices as well as demonstrative capacity to further develop the same.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate clinical records, make clinical recommendations and formulate service plans and family goals.
  • Ability to supervise and work as lead therapist in conjunction with a secondary Family Based Mental Health worker.
  • Position requires travel. Qualified candidates will have a Master’s degree in human services, social work, or psychology field, and two (2) years’ experience preferred working in a CASSP like system. Strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to work effectively as a team member are required.
  • $1,000 sign-on bonus
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

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Family Based Mental Health Worker

The Family Based Mental Health Worker will provide family therapy, individual, group or other treatment modalities or interventions, within the home and community, as necessary to maintain the family in a stable home condition.

Principle Responsibilities and Duties include:

  • Responsible for screening, assessing, treatment planning and after care discharge planning for all families assigned
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate clinical records, make clinical recommendations and formulate service plans and family goals.
  • Participate as co-therapist in all family sessions with Mental Health Professional.
  • Rotate 24 hour emergency services 7 days per week, as scheduled, and provide back up for other team members when appropriate.
  • Attend and participate in ongoing in-service training programs.
  • Position requires travel.
  • $500 sign-on bonus
  • Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in the behavioral or social sciences plus one-year experience working in a CASSP like system. 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 regarding these position(s), please e-mail hr@northerntiercounseling.com or call  Human Resources, 570-265-0100 ext. 1210.

To Apply for Positions with Northern Tier Counseling, Inc.:

E-mail a letter of interest and current resume to hr@northerntiercounseling.com or mjaynes@northerntiercounseling.com

  • Alternate Method: Send your 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
  • Call (570) 265-0100 ext. 1210 to request an application, or stop by one of our office to complete an application.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer (E.O.E.)