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Mental Health Worker Associate

Description

Purpose:

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is seeking 2 full time Mental Health Workers. One 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-5 students at Edgewood Elementary STEAM Academy in the Woodland Hills School District who have a diagnosed behavioral health disorder. The other 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-4 students at Penn Hills Elementary in the Penn Hills School District who have a diagnosed behavioral health disorder. 


The shifts for these positions will be flexible to meet the 40 hours per week but will primarily be 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM with an expectation for evening hours.



Responsibilities:
  • 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)

Qualifications

Required: 
Bachelors degree in psychology, social work, counseling and education or related field. 
Preferred: 
Minimum of One year of experience in mental health or related field.
Two years of experience working with children in a behavioral health capacity 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 31
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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