Job Description

Job Title: Mental Health Worker Aid – Summer Intern Program
Job ID: 1800000T
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Shift: Day Job
Department: Southside IOP Partial
Location: 1398 Page Street, Pittsburgh PA 15233


Do you have a strong desire to work with children and adolescents over your summer break this year? If so, you might be a great fit at UPMC. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is hiring Mental Health Worker Aides for the Merck Summer Intensive Treatment Program. This position will assist clinical staff and in a summer intensive-treatment program for children and adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The program operates from June through August.

  • Provide direct supervision and therapeutic interventions to children and adolescents
  • Support children and adolescents in achieving their treatment goals, using encouragement, problem-solving, and behavior modification
  • Lead or co-lead individual and group activities
  • Coordinate and participate in therapeutic activities with the children and adolescents
  • Consistently apply knowledge of crisis intervention and behavioral management
  • Intervene with students and families during crisis situations
  • Complete daily clinical progress notes
  • Collect, summarize, and graph performance, observational, rating scale, checklist, interview, and/or self-report data when requested
  • Assist in the calculating, scoring and graphing of collected observation data
  • Participate in weekly treatment team to report progress


  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Pursuing Associate's or Bachelor's degree in special education, child development or in psychology or related field required
  • Experience in treatment and educational settings with children with multiple disabilities preferred
  • Experience with data management preferred
  • Experience collecting, summarizing, and graphing data preferred
  • Basic computer skills preferred
  • Act 33/34/73 clearances required within 30 days of hire

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

Salary Range: $0 to $0

Union Position: No

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