Careers

Holy Family Institute actively recruits employees from all backgrounds. In addition to comfortable and attractive working conditions, employment at HFI comes with an additional reward: the satisfaction of working for a good cause. Each employee plays an important role in contributing to our mission of empowering children and families to lead responsible lives and develop healthy relationships built on faith, hope, and love.

Current Openings

Youth Care Worker-Nights

Overview

Reports to: Program Supervisor

Hours: 10:30 p.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Various days of the week

Description

General Statement of Duties: The Youth Care Worker maintains a positive and growth-producing environment for children living in the residential program.  He/She will be responsible for checking residents during the night every 15 minutes while they sleep utilizing an electronic recording device.  Position charasteristics are similar in nature to that of a night watchperson.

Essential Functions: 

  1. Promotes the Mission and Philosophy of Holy Family Institute.
  2. Demonstrates dignity and respect for residents and their families.
  3. Manages crisis situations through utilization of skills learned in agency-approved training.
  4. Utilizes agency-approved behavioral motivation methods.
  5. Provides for the health and safety of residents as defined by DPW regulations.
  6. Provides supervision of assigned clients.
  7. Completes required documentation in keeping with agency standards.
  8. Maintains client confidentiality.
  9. Assists residents with personal hygiene and other activities of daily living through modeling, coaching and structuring activities.
  10. Maintains a pleasant, tidy, sanitary and safe living environment for residents.
  11. Participates in team meetings and treatment planning conferences.
  12. Follows treatment goals as written in each resident’s service plan.
  13. Follows medical instructions for each resident.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate must have a high school diploma with good verbal and written skills. Valid PA Driver’s license and current Act 33/34 and FBI clearances are required. Internal candidates must have required DPW trainings. Additionally, candidate must be physically capable of managing client behavior. EOE


Behavior Specialist

Overview

Reports to: Program Director/Building Principal-Duquesne School

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (9-Month Position-full-time)

Description

General Statement of Duties:

The Behavior Specialist is responsible for monitoring student behavior and using
appropriate behavior techniques with students within the classroom.  This
position will require a strong Mental Health/Behavior Support background
primarily with elementary students.  This is a salaried position.

Essential Functions: 

  1. Promotes the Mission and Philosophy of Holy Family Institute.
  2. Manages crisis situations through utilization of skills learned in agency-approved training.
  3. Demonstrates appropriate behavior management techniques when dealing with students.
  4. Maintains professionalism in the execution of the job responsibilities.
  5. Provide growth-producing environment for residents, clients and families.
  6. Provides appropriate discipline.
  7. Monitors all logs and written records.
  8. Maintains a positive working relationship with parents and fellow staff.
  9. Supports the Special Education Teacher and the Paraeducator in the classroom.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate must have a high school diploma with good verbal and written skills. PA Teaching Certification a plus. Valid PA Driver’s license, current Act 33/34 and FBI clearances are required. Additionally, candidate must be physically capable of managing client behavior. EOE



Drug and Alcohol Counselor — Highmark Licensed – Part-time

Overview

Reports to: SHORES Clinical Supervisor

Hours: Part-Time, 20 hr per week position

(flexibility needed, some evening and weekend hours may be required)

Locations: Throughout Allegheny and Beaver counties.

Description

General Statement of Duties: The Part-time Drug and Alcohol Counselor will provide drug and alcohol outpatient level treatment for children, adolescents and adults for the SHORES D&A program. Counseling sessions take place in client home or school settings.

Essential Functions: 

  1. Promotes the Mission and Philosophy of Holy Family Institute.
  2. Provides a weekly minimum number of 10 billable hours of services to clients weekly.
  3. Carries a case load and works as the primary counselor for identified clients.
  4. Identifies family treatment issues and makes outside referrals when indicated.
  5. Develops time limited, goal-directed treatment plans.
  6. Provides goal-directed, strength-based therapy as defined by the treatment plan.
  7. Completes required documentation within agency standards, and submits documentation to the Clinical Supervisor on a weekly basis.
  8. Attends all mandatory trainings and completes state mandated 25 hours of training per year.
  9. Maintains client confidentiality.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate must be licensed by PA State Board as LPC or LCSW and be credentialed with private insurance companies, specifically Highmark.  Non-licensed clinicians will not be considered.  Candidates must have a valid PA driver’s license, a vehicle to use during working hours andcurrent Act 33/34 and FBI clearances.

EOE

Cooks – Part-time 

 

Reports to: Director of Food Services

Part-time: Full-time positions

Two Cooks needed for position one:  Monday – Friday 4 hours/day – 20 hours between 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

General Statement of Duties:

The Cook will be involved in many aspects of food preparation and delivery.  Experience in cooking on home range and ovens.   Duties shall include cooking in and between various group homes, receiving and storing food items, preparing meals, delivery of meals, serving and sanitation.  Must be able to lift 40 lbs above waist without physical challenge.

Essential Functions: 

  1. Promotes the Mission and Philosophy of Holy Family Institute.
  2. Able to work with large volume food production
  3. Follow standardized recipes in the preparing of food
  4. Daily count sheets are tallied accurately and on time
  5. Adhere to all sanitary regulations governing handling of food.
  6. Organize and clean work areas and equipment.
  7. Ordering of supplies in a timely manner
  8. Ability to meet all physical demands of job
  9. Keeping kitchen clean- including washing dishes and some floors
  10. Use your own vehicle for some transportation (mileage allowance provided)

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma.  Must have 2-3 years experience as a Cook.  Large volume batch cooking experience preferred.  Must be flexible to work any day of the week.  Current Act 33/34 and FBI digital clearances and a valid PA driver’s license are required.  Will be expected to complete all mandatory trainings under Department of Public Welfare 3800 regulations.  Must have Safe Serve certification. EOE

Outpatient Therapist – LCSW/LPC

Overview

Reports to: Supervisor of Swissvale Office

Hours: Occasional – hours may vary depending on the clients’ needs.

Description

General Statement of Duties:

The Outpatient Therapist provides individual, marital, family and group therapy to children in the residential progarm and to community clients (both children and adults).  LCSW or LPC is required for this position.

Essential Functions: 

  1. Promotes the Mission and Philosophy of Holy Family Institute.
  2. Conducts a comprehensive psychosocial assessment, including diagnostic impressions.
  3. Formulates time limited, goal-directed, and strength based treatment plans.
  4. Provides Therapeutic services using evidenced based methods.
  5. Presents a thorough clinical impression of a client’s mental state and the efficiency of interventions at Clinical Consult Meetings.
  6. Completes all required documentation to agency standards in a timely manner.
  7. Develops Discharge Planning.
  8. Maintains client confidentiality.
  9. Attends all mandatory training.
  10. Willing to provide therapeutic services at any of our office locations.  

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate must posses a Master’s Degree in Social Work and or possess a Master’s degree in counseling and must have LCSW or LPC.  A minimum of (2) years clinical experience with children, adults and families is preferred. The candidate must be credentialed through Highmark BC/BS insurance company.  Additionally candidate must have valid PA driver’s license and Act 33/34 and FBI clearances.  Candidate must be physically capable of managing clients’ behaviors. EOE


Family Counselor- Armstrong County

Overview

Reports to: Supervisor – Armstrong County

Hours: Work some evenings and weekends. Must show flexibility in scheduling to
satisfy the needs of the clients.  Position will require travel and
work in Armstrong and Indiana Counties. This is a full-time position

Description

General Statement of Duties:

The Family Counselor employee provides service planning, counseling, parent education, case management, risk assessment, facilitating family communication and identifying mental health risk and services for both children and adults. Services are provided in the family’s home.

Essential Functions: 

  1. 1.    Promotes the Mission and Philosophy of Holy Family Institute.2.    Provides assessment of family problem areas, level of risk, and community resources.3.    Develops and implements goal-based services to families.4.    Provides counseling, family education, and case management services to families.

    5.    Documents all progress of services provided.

    6.    Work cooperatively with CYF and staff members to insure quality service to each family.

    7.    Maintains a positive working relationship with families and fellow staff.

    8.    Must meet CYF service delivery time frames for proper client discharge.

    9.    Be available to families in the district for crisis situation.

    10.Develops skills training in working with families and children.

     

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree with three (3) years experience or a Master’s degree with at least two (2) years of experience in social service counseling. All services are provided to clients in-home during working hours. Must have reliable transportation and use of a car during working hours. Valid PA driver’s license. Current Act 33/34 and FBI clearances are required. EOE

 

SNAP Program Child/Family Worker

Overview

Reports to: Supervisor of the SNAP program

Hours: Full Time, flexible schedule to meet the needs of the children and families. Most work will involve late afternoon and early evening work

week

Description

General Statement of Duties: Provide social services to families of the children identified to participate in the SNAP program.  This includes leading educational groups for the parents using Cognitive Behavior techniques.

Essential Functions: 

Promotes the Mission and Philosophy of Holy Family Institute.

Able to Demonstrates Leadership abilities

Be trained to implement the SNAP training curriculum with parents.

Relate well to children in the 6-12 age category.

Work with children to improve behaviors and increase positive skills

Recruit volunteer for mentoring and tutoring of children.

Be available to work a flexible schedule, including some early evenings.

Be knowledgeable of Cognitive Behavior techniques.

Be able to lead children groups.

Be skillful in documentation of success measures

Be able to work in a team approach with family worker and other child worker.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate must possess a High School diploma.  A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.  Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience working with children.  Candidate must possess good writing and communication skills and be proficient in use of the computer. Current Act 33/34 and FBI clearances and valid PA driver’s license required. Additionally, must have use of a car during work hours. EOE