Staff Therapist

Pennsylvania, United States
06 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
06 Mar 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Job Description Summary

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic (Cohen Clinic) at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking a full time Staff Therapist.  The Cohen Clinic provides low to no cost, evidence-based behavioral health care to Veterans and military family members, including individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults, as well as couple and family therapy, in an interdisciplinary setting with Case Management and Medication Management.

Job Description

The Staff Therapist will provide psychodiagnostic assessments, with feedback, and treatment planning and/or referrals as appropriate. They will provide evidence-based psychotherapy to clients with a range of presenting concerns, including with adults, children, adolescents, parents, and families. The Staff Therapist will maintain documentation of assessments and treatment interventions. Additionally, this position will have opportunities for professional development, including weekly interdisciplinary consultation sessions and clinical trainings provided at PennMedicine and through the Cohen Veterans Network. They may provide psychotherapy supervision to clinicians in training and will support ongoing quality improvement and program evaluation initiatives as part of our practice.

The population treated at the Cohen Clinic is multicultural and diverse with respect to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Clinicians have the opportunity to treat underserved groups of veterans, including women veterans and LGBTQ+ veterans and family members. Accordingly, applicants with training, experience, or interest in multicultural/diversity issues in case conceptualization and treatment and working with diverse populations would be a good fit for the position. Interested staff also have the opportunity to engage in a Racial Equity Working Group that meets monthly to continue to advance racial equity within the clinic, as well as for those we serve.

The Cohen Clinic has been operating fully remotely since March of 2020. This position is anticipated to start virtually and will likely be remote for a large portion of the 2021 year. Training in telehealth and remote work will be provided as needed.

Position requires two evenings per week until 7pm and some additional non-standard hours per client needs (e.g., occasional mornings at 8am).


Counseling Psychologist B:  

  • Master's Degree in Social Work or related field with 3 to 5 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Counseling Psychologist C:  

  • Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree required in Psychology or Social Work with 3 to 5 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Both levels:

  • Must be licensed in the State of Pennsylvania.
  • Licensure in New Jersey and/or Delaware is a plus.NJ or DE licensure required within the first year of employment (with reimbursement for related expenses).
  • Experience delivering evidence-based care strongly preferred.
  • Experience in the military or working with military service members and racially and ethnically diverse populations is strongly preferred. Veterans, service members, military family members, and those who identify as BIPOC are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Must pass Pennsylvania s Child Protective Services Act (also known as Act 73) background checks, within 30-90 days of employment.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$59,703.00 - $113,435.00

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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