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Behavioral Health Counselor @ UPMC

  • Job ID: 185283388
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Primarily Day Shift role (typically no weekends)
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Northwest
  • Department: Behavioral Health Inpat
  • Location: 100 Fairfield Drive, Seneca PA 16346
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $19.47 to $31.19 / hour

Description

Behavioral Health Unit Overview:
The Behavioral Health Unit at UPMC Northwest is recognized for the compassionate care, professionalism, and expertise demonstrated by the staff.  The leadership team maintains a close working relationship with Western Psychiatric Hospital to offer current developments in both evidence-based knowledge and clinical practice in the field of Behavioral Health Care. The Unit strongly advocates for patients and employs a multidisciplinary approach that addresses patients’ clinical, social, safety, and spiritual needs and promotes achievement of optimal levels of stability, independence, and well-being following discharge.

The unit includes Acute Care & Extended Acute Care (EAC) which permits UPMC team members to work with patients in acute crisis as well as with patients who are here for many weeks.  EAC patients work to establish the skills and supports necessary to return to the community with an enhanced ability to succeed and thrive. 
Please, take the time to apply today.
We look forward to learning about how you can become a valuable member of the UPMC
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Behavioral Health Counselor Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of behavior support techniques and skills to aid in the development of individualized behavior plans.
  • Assist with care coordination as needed to ensure the highest quality of care to clients and families.
  • Facilitate referrals for other clinical services during treatment and at discharge.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of structured clinical assessment tools including specific measures of psychiatric symptomatology, family functioning, and academic achievement with an ability to communicate results and recommended course of treatment to families and other professionals.
  • Responsible for paperwork and participates in interagency team meetings. 
  • Actively participate, coordinate, and liaison with other services.
  • Facilitate the resolution of any problematic issue related to service delivery.
  • Provide individual and family therapy in a community and/or inpatient/outpatient setting.
  • Ensure behavior plans are implemented with fidelity by staff to maximize effectiveness.
  • Provide direct care to assigned patients.
  • Provide direct clinical supervision to assigned staff.
  • Modes of supervision include: individual, group and onsite supervision.
  • Treatment team meetings also will be conducted.
  • Develop expertise in child/adolescent/adult psychopathology, crisis intervention / de-escalation techniques, and behavioral therapy.
  • Conduct ongoing evaluations of behavior plans after implementation to assess if plans need to be updated.

 

Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Psychology; Child Development; Applied Behavior Analysis; Early Intervention; Education; Special Education; Instruction in Learning; Social Work or a related field.
  • 1 year of clinical experience preferred
  • Knowledge of behavior principles, evaluation and assessment process, as well as application of current version of the DSM preferred


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) preferred.



UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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