Family Interventionist

Updated: 14 days ago

Family Interventionist
Psychology - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (24004783)

Will conduct home-based intervention visits on a weekly basis; caseload will be approximately 10-15 families each week. Will employ the evidence-based model, the Family Check-Up for families with expectant parents and parents of children ages birth to 5 years old. Goals of the program include improving parenting skills and involvement in their children's lives, promoting parental well-being and social support, and reducing risk of child behavioral and emotional problems. To be eligible, families will be facing multiple levels of adversity, including economic, family (e.g., depression), and/or child (e.g., early irritability, disruptive behavior) challenges.

Must attain certification in the Family Check-Up, which includes being comfortable carrying out a family-based intervention with low-income, high-risk families. The Family Check-Up is a home visitation model; services are provided virtually during pandemic surges and in the home as the pandemic eases, with a preference for in-person services when possible. Excellent interpersonal skills are required. High level of analytical skill is critical.  Comfort with video recording sessions is essential for the provision of video-based feedback to parents and for fidelity monitoring of the intervention. For onboarding and support with the Family Check-Up model, all new Family Interventionists are required to work in-person, at the office at Sennott Square 3 days per week during their first 90 days, with an increase in flexibility after that based on work performance.

Job Summary

Provides targeted, advanced-level, clinical counseling, psychotherapy, cognitive rehabilitation and/or behavioral health services addressing a range of mental health concerns for a diverse population of students/clients utilizing specialized techniques to foster development, remediate mental health problems, and promote positive mental health. Facilitates comprehensive assessments and treatments, referrals for hospitalizations, and/or case reviews.

Essential Functions 

Individual in this position must be able to use a telephone, must be able to make weekly home visits to families, must be able to effectively utilize zoom for virtual sessions with families, and must be able to communicate verbally. Individual must have a valid driver's license and reliable access to a personal vehicle for the purpose of conducting home visits.

Individual must be able to utilize Microsoft Office, TEAMS, Word, and Excel. Must be able to travel to off-campus locations on a regular basis.     

Physical Effort 

Must be able to travel on and off campus on a regular basis.


The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Clinical Counselor
Job Family Health Professionals
Job Sub-Family Behavioral & Mental Health
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required Master's Degree
Minimum Years of Experience Required No experience required
Will this position accept substitution in lieu of education or experience?  Combination of education and relevant experience will be considered in lieu of education and/ or experience requirement.
Work Schedule Monday - Friday variable
Work Arrangement On-Campus: Teams that work on campus, in an office, or in a lab.
Hiring Range TBD Based Upon Qualifications
Relocation Offered No
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents Resume
Optional Documents Not Applicable

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