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Psychotherapist (F/T)

Position Summary:

Following the attack at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha, Dor Hadash, and New Light on October 27th, JFCS committed to providing therapeutic support for all those impacted by the tragedy. We are expanding our team to meet the needs of victims, victims’ families, witnesses and community members in need of support.


JFCS (jfcspgh.org) is looking for a psychotherapist to provide adult, child, family and group counseling, with a focus on trauma-related disorders. The position would involve providing psychotherapy, completing intake evaluations and treatment plans, assisting in the development of specialized training and staff development activities, and participating in case reviews and any department research activities.


About JFCS:

JFCS is known as a local leader in providing innovative and effective social service solutions to problems facing families and individuals of all ages and walks of life.  Support ranges from counseling services, career services, guardianship services, immigration legal services, refugee and immigrant services, scholarship services and we run the Squirrel Hill Food Pantry.  We offer support without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, gender, sexual orientation, familial status, age, handicap or disability.



  • Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling or Master’s degree in related field
  • Must be licensed by the Commonwealth of PA
  • Experience in a clinical setting treating children, adults and families for trauma-related disorders – preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally at all levels with co-workers, family members, supervisors and other service providers
  • Must have cultural sensitivity to the populations served by the agency




  • Undertakes child, adult, family and group counseling cases.
  • Conducts intake evaluations for all assigned referrals, including administrative and interpreting diagnostic assessments that assist in formulating an appropriate diagnosis.
  • Participates and presents cases for review and discussion with the clinic psychiatrist and/or other professional staff of the counseling department.
  • Schedules and coordinates client referrals as warranted by individual client needs.


Training and Consultation

  • Participates in the development of training seminars, workshops and tele-conferences for presentation to JFCS staff and other mental health professionals.
  • Provides ongoing and specialized consultation, training and skill development activities for service providers as requested.
  • Participates in training and development activities including those which would result in increased responsiveness to the clients served and/or increased cultural awareness and those suggested in supervision.
  • Represents JFCS at professional meetings and conferences as assigned.



  • Assists in the design and implementation of Counseling Department outcome assessment initiatives.
  • Provides written progress notes for all client interactions.
  • Provide documentation of treatment plans and treatment plan reviews, in accordance with the JFCS policy.
  • Completes timesheets on a daily basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.





Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@jfcspgh.org with “Psychotherapist” in the subject line.