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Coordinating Lead Clinician

Philadelphia, PA

Job type: Full-time


***Effective October 15, 2021, all employees/contractors/interns/volunteers are required to provide our office with proof of COVID vaccination.***


Coordinating Lead Clinician Position Summary:

COMHAR's Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) is located in the Philadelphia are. IBHS support children, youth, and young adults with mental, emotional, and behavioral health needs. Services are provide to children, youth, and young adults across all settings (at the home, school, and community settings) in order to both help them reduce and/or replace problem behaviors with more positive, socially appropriate behaviors, with the highest priority placed on family engagement throughout the process. 

The Coordinating Lead Clinician is the lead on a team of behavioral health professionals, housed in schools, who provide treatment to students who have been assigned to the IBHS program. The IBHS teams consist of: Master’s level Lead Clinicians, Group Mobile Therapists, and Bachelor’s or High School Level BHT Worker. Clinicians have a 1:10 staff to student ratio, and Group Mobile Therapist have a 1:3 staff to student ratio. 

COMHAR’s Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) has an immediate opening for two (2) Coordinating Lead Clinicians.  

Coordinating Lead Clinician Responsibilities:

  • The Coordinating Lead Clinician is stationed at the school for the entire day.
  • The Coordinating Lead Clinician will have a reduced caseload; as such they are able to address specific program issues on a daily basis.  The caseload will be reduced in accordance to the size and needs of the school program. 
  • They are assigned specific, non-billable tasks to complete and support the program. 
  • The Coordinating Lead Clinician would be asked to arrive prior to the beginning of each school day.  They should be responsible for ensuring that BHT workers arrive in a timely manner.  They would manage the sign-in/sign-out book. 
  • Each Coordinating Lead Clinician is asked to conduct a prep meeting (with BHT staff) each day prior to the beginning of each school day.
  • The Coordinating LC would be responsible for managing all morning programming.  These tasks would include distribution of tasks to BHT, including assigning persons to work in Breakfast Club or lunch room setting, as well as assigning persons to escort to and from morning programming and transition back to classroom. 
  • The Coordinating Lead Clinician should model for other Clinicians how to manage morning activity.
  • Work with LC's and Care Coordinator on enrolling children in summer camp activities.
  • Develop a resource book at schools.

Full Time Employees are eligible for generous benefit options including but not limited to:

  • Medical, Vision and Dental Insurance with plan options to fit your needs
  • Life and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 403B Retirement Savings Plan 
  • Paid Time Off (Holiday, sick, PTO, vacation)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Additional supplemental voluntary insurance options including Disability, Accident and Pet Insurance

Coordinating Lead Clinician Job Requirements:

  • Licensed mental health professional, or a Graduate mental health degree with at least two years of experience in a CAASP system (employed by or under contract to Children and Youth Services, Juvenile Justice, Mental Health, Special Education, or Drug and Alcohol work).
  • Have a minimum of 1 year of full-time experience in providing mental health direct services to children, youth or young adults and a graduate degree in psychology, social work, education, or counseling. or
  • Completed a clinical or mental health direct service practicum and have a graduate degree in psychology, social work, education, counseling or a related field.
  • Individuals who provide ABA services through behavior consultation-ABA services shall meet one of the following:
  1. A minimum of 1 year of full-time experience providing ABA services under the supervision of a professional with a certification as a BCBA or other graduate-level certification in behavior analysis and a minimum of 40 hours of training related to ABA
  2. Be licensed in this Commonwealth as a psychologist and have a minimum of 1 year of full-time experience providing ABA services and a minimum of 40 hours of training related to ABA approved
  • Licensed preferred
  • Act 33 clearances.

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace. COMHAR, Inc. is a not-for-profit community-based health and human service organization founded in 1975. We do not discriminate in services or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, past or present receipt of disability-related services or supports, marital status, veteran status, or any other class of persons protected by federal, state or local law.