Family Based Mental Health Worker

Join our Team and Make a Difference!

Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg is a great place to work! We are well-established, highly respected, growing, and diverse social services agency serving all members of the Greater Harrisburg area. Our mission is to help all community members meet life’s challenges and our staff is as diverse and inclusive as our programs. We are a forward-thinking mental health and social service agency dedicated to helping people achieve their full potential and we believe in building a healthy, supportive workplace, where everyone looks forward to coming to work and knows that they are making a difference!

Supervisor: Director of Family Based, with participation in both team and group weekly supervisions and on-call consultation 24/7.

Job Summary:

  • Providing intensive home-based family therapy to children, adolescents, and their families in an ethical and culturally competent manner. Clients are children/adolescents who are at risk of out of home placement (such as in-patient hospitalization, residential treatment, or foster care) due to emotional/behavioral struggles.
  • Utilizing an Eco-systemic structural family therapy (ESFT) model which engages the entire family in the treatment process as well as integrative approaches.
  • Attending ESFT trainings with eligibility for certification in ESFT (after 3 years)
  • Responsible for keeping contact with collaterals, providing case management, and providing community linkage.
  • Providing crisis management and family support services
  • Attending and participating in weekly team and group supervisions
  • Completing and/or uploading all required paperwork in an accurate and timely manner per assigned standards

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Theology, or a related mental health service field. OR Bachelor’s degree with 2 years’ experience working within the CASSP system program.
  • Three clearances (Pennsylvania Childline Clearance, PA State Police Clearance, and FBI Background Check)
  • Training in Mandated Child Abuse Reporting
  • Candidates currently in master’s programs for counseling, social work, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, theology, or a related mental health service field are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

  • Must be able to work within a team and collaborate with others.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of the family and does require frequent evenings.
  • Therapist must be willing to be on-call for emergency crisis situations on a rotating basis.
  • Reliable transportation is required.
  • Travel to all geographic areas of Dauphin County is required.
  • Work in family homes, community and via telehealth

What we offer:

  • Competitive salaried pay ($42,000-$46,000); Flexible hours
  • Sign on bonus ($1,000 after 3 months)
  • Work phone provided
  • 16 days annual PTO
  • Six (6) National Holidays and between 4-10 Jewish holidays off per year
  • Eligibility for Eco-Systemic Structural Family Therapy (ESFT) certification upon completion of trainings
  • Opportunity for paid Social Work/Counseling master’s level internship
  • Compensation for on-call weekends
  • Front Office Support for Billing
  • Medical/Dental/Optical Benefits after 30 days
  • Free Life Insurance plan
  • 403b plan with Lincoln Financial
  • Affordable Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Membership to the Harrisburg JCC which includes a gym and swim club

EOE/Drug Free Workplace

JFS of Greater Harrisburg is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $42,000.00 – $46,000.00 per year


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call

Supplemental pay types:

  • Signing bonus

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Harrisburg, PA 17110: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Bachelor’s (Required)


  • Driver’s License (Required)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Preferred)
  • Night Shift (Preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Harrisburg, PA 17110



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