Job Description

Job Title: Family Based Clinician I
Job ID: 698881
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Monday-Friday, daylight hours
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: WPR - Family Based Services
Location: 3811 O'hara Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Purpose:
The Family Based Clinician I will provide comprehensive family services primarily within the home and community (family therapy, individual therapy, crisis prevention / intervention). Provide crisis intervention, immediate behavioral reinforcements, emotional support, time-structured activities, time-out procedures, passive restraint (when necessary), and additional psychosocial rehabilitation activities as prescribed in the treatment plan.

This position is based out of the Franklin Building, 1011 Bingham St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist parents in the implementation of behavioral programs designed by clinical educator and/or primary clinician.
  • Assist teachers in the implementation of behavioral programs designed by clinical educator and/or primary clinician.
  • Attend all mandatory treatment team meetings.
  • Attend and participate in weekly supervision meetings for a minimum of two hours per week.
  • Attend and successfully complete Family-Based Training Curriculum by actively participating in lectures and clinical presentations including video taping, role playing and sculpting techniques.
  • Attend periodic staff development training via W.P.I.C as needed.
  • Collaborate with other members of the multidisciplinary treatment team and other professionals working in the home or in other community settings, participate in interagency planning meetings, and coordinate case management needs of client / family in collaboration with master level partner.
  • Follow the individualized treatment plan established for the child or adolescent as developed with child, family and team members including individual, family and community goals.
  • Inform supervisor and treatment team promptly of any unexpected or unusual change in client functioning, i.e., behavior, family stressors, living situation, etc.
  • Maintain precise records of all patient contacts and meetings, and report this information accurately and efficiently to supervisors and treatment team including Clinical notes, Social History, Interagency Meeting Reports, Treatment Plans and Discharge Summaries.
  • Maintain productivity standards between team and member delivered treatment constituting 28 hours of billable services per week. Deliver a minimum of 60% services along with master level clinician. These will include structural family therapy, crisis intervention / prevention, case management and advocacy.
  • Provide 1:1 interventions to a child or adolescent at home, school, day care, YMCA, emergency room, other community-based program, or community setting when the behavior without this intervention would require a more restrictive treatment or educational setting.
  • Provide comprehensive family services primarily within the home and community (family therapy, individual therapy, crisis prevention / intervention).
  • Provide crisis intervention, immediate behavioral reinforcements, emotional support, time-structured activities, time-out procedures, passive restraint (when necessary), and additional psychosocial rehabilitation activities as prescribed in the treatment plan.
  • Provide direct mental health services for children and adolescents (under 21 years of age) in their home and/or community setting who are on the verge of an acute crisis or in the midst of a chronic cycle of major crises which places the patient at-risk of psychiatric hospitalization, out-of-home placement, and/or a more restrictive educational setting.
  • Provide for confidentiality and demonstrate courteous, cooperative, respectful behavior towards children, adolescents and their families, professionals and member of larger systems involved in treatment process.
  • Support family's efforts to stabilize the child or adolescent and promote age-appropriate behavior by working with the family utilizing Structural Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Parent Management Training, etc.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling required.
  • Bachelor's degree in other fields of study may be considered with coursework of at least 12 credits in human services and/or relevant mental health experience. 
  • One (1) year post-graduate of experience in a Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP) working in family services, crisis intervention, parent management and behavioral intervention models preferred.  
  • Experience working with children / adolescents with severe psychiatric illness including Autism Spectrum Disorder is preferred. 
  • Knowledge of CASSP principles.  
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Ability to function effectively as part of a treatment team, work independently and demonstrate sound clinical judgment and ability to utilize and seek supervision.  
  • Ability to develop effective working relationship with professional team, parents, schools, CYS and JPO systems. 
  • May in the course of their duties be in rooms where medications are stored or may transport medications when they transport patients. Transportation of medication is limited from one department to another.

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

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

Salary Range: $14.53 to $22.86

Union Position: No

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