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Family Based Director 


Company Overview:

Changes are happening at the Community Guidance Center and we are searching for exceptional and motivated people to help continue building our dynamic team. We cannot wait to hear how your education and experience will add to our growing organization. Working at the Community Guidance Center can jump-start your career with many opportunities to internally advance through departments. We offer supervision for licensure starting the day that you do and our competitive salaries and benefits can go further when you start contributing to our 403b. You can start contributing to the 403b on day one and, after only six months of employment, we match your contribution up to 6.5%. In 2014, the Community Guidance Center began the journey to become a certified Trauma Informed Organization utilizing the Sanctuary model. All staff members are committed to adhering to the seven recognized Sanctuary commitments which includes , growth and change, social responsibility, social learning, non-violence, open communication, democracy, and emotional intelligence. The staff and consumers are growing and changing everyday through the pillars of the model and we need your help!

Position Summary:

Family Based is designed to help children and adolescents with emotional or behavioral problems receive comprehensive services in their home. Family Based includes family therapy in which all family members are encouraged to participate in order to achieve desired changes. Family Support Services are also offered. This assists the family in identifying and or accessing services and activities that could help promote positive changes. Family Based includes all members of the family to aid in producing positive change and growth. These services are delivered by a team of two professionals. The team will work together to identify strengths and needs in the family and establish goals based upon these strengths and needs. Every Family Based therapist attends a state training program to help cultivate the tools and practices they will use to use to help the families. Services are primarily provided in the home as well as various other locations depending on the family’s needs.


  • Coordinate and supervise all aspects of administrative services. Provide administrative, operational, and clinical oversight. Coordinate with Executive Management as necessary.
  • Coordinate, review, monitor and administer departmental operating budgets. Monitor productivity goals of staff while demonstrating social responsibility.
  • Hire, train, and evaluate staff. Oversee training attendance and adherence to training requirements in accordance with individual regulations. Provide ongoing supervision of staff as needed exercising open communication. Promote growth and change within the department.
  • Monitor compliance issue and quality of departments. Prepare chart audits, client surveys, and other supervisory techniques to ensure clinical and administrative quality and compliance. Develop and administer departmental and Center policies and procedures. Stay abreast of regulatory and contractual requirements affecting areas of responsibility.
  • Act a public relations liaison within the community to promote the Center and its programs. Provide community education about the Center and outreach programs. Advocate for open communication and social learning.
  • Develop long-range plans for the department. Evaluate programs and activities. Develop and implement innovative services and/or improvements to existing services. Participate in the strategic planning for the Center.
  • Implement appropriate risk management measures in the department. Maintain the safety and security of all center assets within areas of responsibility. Promote nonviolence and focus on the four aspects of safety (physical, emotional, social and moral).
  • Adhere to seven recognized Sanctuary commitments which includes social responsibility, social learning, non-violence, open communication, democracy, emotional intelligence, growth and change.
Position Requirements


  • Master’s degree in a human service field
  • 2 years supervisory experience in mental health field
  • Act 33 and 34 Clearances, Act 114 FBI, Act 31 Training
  • Acceptable Motor Vehicle Report in accordance with Center Policy.
  • Solid organizational skills and time-management skills
  • Ability to think clearly during times of crisis and define safety plans with staff and/or consumers
  • Must demonstrate emotional intelligence when dealing with conflict between staff and/or consumers. Must be able to negotiate, navigate, and coordinate the multiple services involved in Referrals and consumer cases
  • Must be able to utilize CPI interventions and techniques according to Center Policy and procedure in accordance with CPI training.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Travel Required Yes  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Location All  
About the Organization Come work for an organization where every day is an opportunity to help your community! Our full-time positions all offer full medical, dental, and vision benefits at no cost to the employee for individual coverage. We also have a competitive 403B you can start contributing to right away!

Community Guidance Center is a private, non-profit mental and behavioral health center with offices in Indiana, DuBois, Punxsutawney, Clearfield, Northern Cambria and Clarion, Pennsylvania. We provide a wide range of therapeutic and rehabilitative services and resources to all members of these communities.

Community Guidance Center is a Sanctuary Institute certified organization for trauma-informed care. The Sanctuary Model® is a "...theory-based, trauma-informed, trauma-responsive, evidence-supported, whole culture approach that has a clear and structured methodology for creating or changing an organizational culture." As one of the few Sanctuary-certified mental and behavioral health providers in our region, we look forward to continuing to provide a welcoming, caring, safe, positive and enriching environment for our consumers, our family of employees and the communities we serve.
EOE Statement We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, including but not limited to: race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, military status or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information.  

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