Play Therapist

The Bradley Center Pittsburgh , PA 15205

Posted 3 days ago

The Bradley Center is a trauma-based residential treatment facility where children with mental, emotional, intellectual, and behavioral disabilities receive 24 hour care and therapy. We house children and adolescents from ages 6-18. Our residents present with a wide range of mental health diagnoses and often have a past history of trauma. Some symptoms that our residents may exhibit include but are not limited to labile and reactive moods, oppositional defiance, rigidity in thinking/behavior, sensitivity to routine changes/crisis situations, self-harm behaviors, and verbal/physical aggression.

We are seeking an energetic, nurturing, and confident clinician to be a Play Therapist for the agency. This position will be a member of the Imprints/Impressions treatment team and will report to the Senior Mental Health Therapist of that unit. This position will be responsible for providing individual and group play therapy and as well as some family therapy for the children on their caseload. This includes providing individual and group play therapy sessions as well as working with the clinical team on developing appropriate play therapy assessments, goals and objectives and treatment plan writing. Documentation of all sessions is also a requirement.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide high quality Play Therapy to families and children
  • Complete assessments and design play therapy plan
  • Meet with and collaborate with other professionals; participate and/or conduct Agency interdisciplinary meetings
  • Provide the treatment team with regular updates regarding progress in play therapy
  • Participate in weekly treatment team meetings and daily quarterly interagency meeting for individual cases
  • Participate in weekly clinical supervision
  • Work in a collaborative, team-oriented manner, where personal and professional development is a top priority

Work with children, families and staff in a variety of settings, such as school, residential, community, and vocational settings.


  • Masters degree from accredited university in Counseling Psychology, Social Work or related field
  • Registered Play Therapist (RPT) in good standing with the Association for Play Therapy (APT).
  • Minimum 2 years' experience providing Play Therapy services to children
  • Experience conducting play therapy assessments
  • Experience in writing play therapy treatment plans including goals and objectives
  • Must be able to keep students safe from themselves and others and in some cases, may need to implement Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) procedures


  • Student loan repayment program (We contribute directly to employee's student loan lenders monthly)- NEW!
  • Referral bonuses
  • 20 days of Paid Time Off in the first year of employment
  • Health, dental and vision Coverage
  • 401(k)
  • Life insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free parking and meals
  • Opportunity for LPC supervision
  • Advanced training opportunities and continuing education credits
  • We are committed to advocacy for children with special needs, care and compassion, and focusing on the inherent strengths of children, youth and families without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or gender. The Bradley Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Play Therapist

The Bradley Center