Job Description

Job Title: Mental Health Worker Associate (Edgewood Primary School)
Job ID: 12777364
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: Edgewood Primary CSBBH
Location: 241 Maple Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15218


The Mental Health Worker Associate will work as part of the Community and School-Based Behavioral Health Team program, a comprehensive behavioral health team.  The CSBBH team work with K-3 students at Edgewood Primary School in the Woodland Hills School District who have a diagnosed behavioral health disorder.

  • In cooperation with the team, develop, assess, facilitate and monitor group activities for the patients.
  • Monitor daily progress notes, data collection, summarization, and graphing for assigned patients. This includes but is not limited to educational, behavioral and skills development programs as well as research protocols.
  • Work effectively and cooperatively in a trans-disciplinary environment, served by the supervision of several senior staff.
  • Participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of behavioral and functional assessments of the patients.
  • Promote professional rapport with co-workers, patients, and visitors to the Institute.
  • Coordinate the data management involved in program evaluation and report these findings to other clinical community members.
  • Assess and monitor skills development programming (cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, expressive, social skills, process) for the patients.
  • Assist in monitoring patient satisfaction (teachers, parents, child, outside agency).


  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Education or related field required.
  • One (1) year of experience in mental health or related field preferred.
  • Prior Therapeutic Support Staff (TSS) experience or experience working with young children desired.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 31
  • Act 33
  • Act 34
  • Act 73 RBI Clearance
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC) - CCM training is required within 30 days of hire and annually thereafter

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $14.61 to $22.93 / hour

Union Position: No

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