Job Description

Job Title: Psych Specialty Counselor
Job ID: 685727
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8 a.m. to noon or 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Divine Providence
Location: 1100 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport PA 17701


UPMC Susquehanna has a current Part-Time opening for a Psych Specialty Counselor! This is a 20-hour per week position with the potential for additional hours based on high census, unit coverage, etc.


Position: Psych Specialty Counselor

Location: Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, PA

Department: Behavioral Health 5S

Hours: 20 per week (8:00 a.m. to noon; 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

Posted: 4/19/18


The Psych Specialty Counselor provides clinical treatment services to the targeted populations. This is an outpatient treatment program designed to service patients with a mental health diagnosis who meet dimensions for outpatient and/or partial hospitalization treatment criteria.


  • Conducts assessments of new patients using the identified format for documentation and clinical decisions regarding treatment, interventions and referrals, as instructed. Assesses changing needs of patients per guidelines for outpatient and/or partial hospitalization programs, and incorporates these into treatment plan and treatment plan review.
  • With supervision and oversight is able to integrate into the overall counseling functions at the program and implements, improves, and adapts concepts, models, and constructs of treatment for application in service delivery to patients.  Engages families in the assessment and treatment processes when indicated. Provides education to patients on recovery.
  • Documents all assessments, treatment sessions, contacts, case management and other work done on behalf of patients according to guidelines. Maintains daily records of clinical productivity in the program as instructed.
  • Participates in the quality assurance and performance improvement activities of the program.
  • Discusses need for additional services with the clinical team to determine appropriateness of recommendations. Refers patients to other levels of care when clinically indicated. Refers patients to community based self-help programs for recovery as instructed. Refers patients to other community social or human services as needed, and advocates on behalf of patients to receive necessary services as instructed.
  • Reviews cases and/or groups periodically with the director and with other clinical personnel as indicated. Participates in providing staff in-service training to the treatment team, as directed.


  • Masters Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Education required.
  • One year of clinical experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of psychiatric evaluation and assessment process, as well as application of current version of the DSM required. 

Strong computer skills, particularly typing, strongly preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) strongly preferred.

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support

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

Salary Range: $24.09 to $37.52

Union Position: No

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