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Admissions Assessor

Position Overview

Under guidance from the Program Director, provides a host of responsibilities that are critical to client in-flow for the Recovery Center departments. This person must understand payor sources and protocol, addiction treatment options, Penn Foundation services, emergency management, and client/family interventions. Employee must also be competent in addressing clinical matters over the phone or through a formal clinical assessment. This position is able to float between different duties and prioritize tasks depending on the needs of those seeking help and the demands of the department.

Hours: Full-time

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Handles phone calls by clinically screening client need and working with client and family to
    address these needs.
  • Handles client intake by determining client need, checking insurance benefits, entering
    admission data into the computer, and scheduling new clients.
  • Assists Intake manager in handling phone intervention care through our MES program, following
    Level I protocol as needed.
  • Assesses clients/families in a professional, thorough and timely fashion. Assuring that the
    client/family has a clear understanding of what is recommended, including alternative options, if
    any, and the clinical rationale behind the recommendation.
  • Performs Biopsychosocial Assessments and determines level of care when needed.


  • Bachelor’s preferred
  • A valid PA Driver’s license and good driving record.
  • A Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check, a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and a FBI Criminal History Background Check.

Penn Foundation is an equal opportunity employer