Job Description

Job Title: Mental Health Worker Associate (Wilkins Primary School)
Job ID: 721853
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Monday-Friday, daylight hours
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: WPIC-Edgewood Primary CSBBH
Location: 241 Maple Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15218


The Mental Health Worker 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-3 students at Wilkins Primary School in the Woodland Hills School District who have a diagnosed behavioral health disorder. 


  • 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.


  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling and Education or related field. 
  • One (1) year of experience in mental health or related field preferred.
  • Previous experience working with children in a school setting (ages 5-10) highly desired.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management

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

Salary Range: $14.12 to $22.16 / hour

Union Position: No

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