Job Description

Job Title: Mental Health Worker Associate (McKeesport School District)
Job ID: 691293
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Monday-Friday, daylight hours
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: WPIC-McKeesport CSBBH
Location: 1600 Cornell Street, Mckeesport PA 15132

Description

Purpose:

The Mental Health Worker Associate will work as part of the Community and School-Based Behavioral Health Team program, a comprehensive behavioral health team. The CSBBH team works with K-5 students at Twin Rivers Primary and Intermediate School in the McKeesport Area School District who have a diagnosed behavioral health disorder.


Responsibilities:
  • Plan and implement individual, group, classroom and family therapies in the home, school and community settings as therapeutically appropriate.

  • Responsible for case management and service coordination needs of families.

  • Coordinate the data management involved in progress evaluation and report to clinical staff through daily check-in/check-out and monthly treatment plan reviews with families.

  • In cooperation with the team, develop, assess, implement, and monitor group activities for the students.

  • Monitor consumer satisfaction (i.e. teachers, parents, child, outside agency personnel).

  • Monitor daily data collection, summarization, and graphing for assigned students. This includes educational, behavioral, and skills interventions.

  • Monitor daily progress notes charted for each student.

  • Provide weekly positive communication to families on students progress.

  • Participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of behavioral and functional assessments of the students.

  • Provide professional development and consultation to schools and families.

  • Implement non-physical crisis intervention support and linkages to the school and families.

  • Document clinical and non-clinical interactions through progress notes.

  • Promote professional rapport with co-workers, patients, and visitors to the Institute.

  • Work effectively and cooperatively in a trans-disciplinary environment, under the supervision of several senior staff.
  • Assess and monitor skills development programming (cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, expressive, social skills, process) for the patients.
  • Assist in monitoring patient satisfaction (teachers, parents, child, outside agency)
  • Coordinate the data management involved in program evaluation and report these findings to other clinical community members.
  • Coordinate the data management involved in progress evaluation and report to clinical staff through daily check-in/check-out and monthly treatment plan reviews with families.
  • Document clinical and non-clinical interactions through progress notes.
  • Implement non-physical crisis intervention support and linkages to the school and families.
  • In cooperation with the team, develop, assess, facilitate and monitor group activities for the patients.
  • Monitor consumer satisfaction (i.e. teachers, parents, child, outside agency personnel).
  • Monitor daily data collection, summarization, and graphing for assigned students. This includes educational, behavioral, and skills interventions.
  • Monitor daily progress notes charted for each student.
  • Monitor daily progress notes, data collection, summarization, and graphing for assigned patients. This includes but is not limited to educational, behavioral and skills development programs as well as research protocols.
  • Participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of behavioral and functional assessments of the patients.
  • Plan and implement individual, group, classroom and family therapies in the home, school and community settings as therapeutically appropriate.
  • Promote professional rapport with co-workers, patients, and visitors to the Institute.
  • Provide professional development and consultation to schools and families.
  • Provide weekly positive communication to families on students progress.
  • Responsible for case management and service coordination needs of families.
  • Work effectively and cooperatively in a trans-disciplinary environment, served by the supervision of several senior staff.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Education or related field required. 
  • One (1) year of experience in mental health or related field preferred.
  • Prior experience working in a school setting (grades K-5) highly desired.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management - CCM training is required within 30 days of hire and annually thereafter

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $14.12 to $22.16

Union Position: No

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