Job Description

Job Title: Milieu Therapist I (Multiple Openings)
Job ID: 180001I8
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 2nd or 3rd Shift
Shift: Day Job
Department: Behavioral Health Inpat
Location: 100 Fairfield Drive, Seneca PA 16346


The Milieu Therapist I performs assigned tasks, and participates as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, in various aspects of patient care with an emphasis on therapeutic activities conducted with assigned individuals and groups.


This position will work either 2nd or 3rd shift.


  • Accompany patients to out-of-building activities and appointments.
  • Attend a minimum of 2 unit based or Institute wide in-services yearly.
  • Coordinate patient groups and activities.
  • Demonstrate effective milieu management skills which promote positive patient experiences.
  • Document in the Medical Record according to established policies.
  • Encourage or assist patients to perform activities of daily living.
  • Facilitate or co-facilitate psychoeducational and therapeutic activity groups effectively.
  • Manage crisis situations effectively using positive approaches.
  • Maintain a safe and therapeutic environment.
  • Provide clinical interventions assessed by client needs.
  • Learn and utilize up-to-date technology and practices in delivery of patient care.
  • Maintain competency requirements Learn and utilize up-to-date technology and practices in delivery of patient care.
  • Maintain on-going communication with appropriate staff.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary meetings and other activities.
  • Maintain on-going communication with appropriate staff. 
  • Perform assigned work in a timely and productive manner.


  • Bachelor's degree in Mental Health or related field from an accredited college or University is required.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Relevant group/individuals experience with therapeutic and leisure oriented activities is strongly preferred.
  • Must be physically capable of providing direct total physical care to unpredictable, potentially violent mentally ill patients as necessary, including lifting, supporting, running towards or away from areas where problems are occurring and pushing and pulling equipment such as wheel chairs.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

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

Salary Range: $12.73 to $18.88 / hour

Union Position: No

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