Job Description

Job Title: Behavioral Health Therapist III (LPC/LCSW/LMFT)
Job ID: 727125
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 Behavioral Health Therapist III will work as part of the Children Overcoming Obstacles and Limits (COOL) Zone supervising Community and School-Based Behavioral Health Teams (CSBBH). The CSBBH’s purpose is to primarily implement group, individual and family therapies for children 5-10 years old who are at risk or diagnosed with a behavioral health disorder in community and school settings. Teams additionally provide service coordination, crisis response, case management, and school consultation and collaboration.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) is required.

  • Supervises CSBBH teams with the guidance of the Program Supervisor and Program Manager to ensure the care of the patients, the continuity of service delivery and the safety of the patients, staff and community, as instructed.
  • Maintains daily records of clinical productivity in the program as instructed.
  • Participates in regular treatment team meetings to provide case consultation.
  • Provides reflective and administrative supervision to direct report CSBBH staff.
  • Facilitates discussions of professional development with direct report CSBBH staff.
  • Participates in the quality assurance and performance improvement activities of the program.
  • Participates in the regulatory and licensure preparation activities on an ongoing basis with program leadership.
  • Reviews cases and/or groups periodically, as well as serious clinical patient condition changes with leadership and other clinical personnel as indicated. Discusses need for additional services with the clinical team to determine appropriateness of recommendations. Refers patients to other levels of care, community based self-help programs for recovery or other community social or human services as needed. 
  • Participates in system wide training and education initiatives outside of the scope of normal clinical responsibilities. Collaborates with leadership to complete annual program training needs assessment per guidelines.
  • Takes a senior role in providing staff in-service training to the treatment team, as directed.
  • Discusses need for additional services with the clinical team to determine appropriateness of recommendations. Helps guide referrals for patients to other levels of care, community-based self-help programs for recovery or other community social or human services as needed.
  • When appropriate, documents all assessments, treatment sessions, contacts and other work done on behalf of patients according to guidelines.
  • Provide professional development and consultation support to schools and team members.
  • Support team members with utilization of non-physical crisis intervention support and linkages to the school and families.
  • Independently demonstrates competency in management of administrative responsibilities associated with patient care and staff supervision with minimal oversight.
  • When appropriate, utilizes evidenced-based treatments across treatment deliveries (primarily for traumatic stress) including but not limited to The Incredible Years Dina Small Group Intervention Program, Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Families Overcoming Under Stress (FOCUS), Bounce Back and others as deemed appropriate.
  • When appropriate, completes clinical documentation on the same day of service delivery and provides clinical information to patient access representative personnel and insurance providers to ensure authorization for services.
  • As needed, independently conducts assessments of new patients using the identified format for documentation and clinical decisions regarding treatment, interventions and referrals, as instructed.  Implements, improves, and adapts concepts, models, and constructs of treatment for application in service delivery to patients.


  • Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Education in School Counseling, or related field required. 
  • Four (4) years of clinical experience diagnosing and treating behavioral and psychiatric conditions required. 
  • Prior experience working with children (ages K-5) preferred.
  • Knowledge of psychiatric evaluation and assessment process, as well as application of current version of the DSM required. 
  • Demonstrated leadership experience preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) is required.
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management - CCM training is required within 30 days of hire and annually thereafter

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

Salary Range: $22.60 to $39.11

Union Position: No

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