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Job Description

Job Title: Behavioral Health Counselor
Job ID: 749304402
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Chautauqua WCA
Department: Residential Treatment
Location: 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown NY 14702

Description

Purpose:
The purpose of this job is to provide clinical treatment services to patients in a community, inpatient, or outpatient/ambulatory setting. The Behavioral Health Counselor will provide services to patients with diagnoses who meet criteria for behavioral health treatment.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual and family therapy in a community and/or inpatient/outpatient setting.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of behavior support techniques and skills to aid in the development of individualized behavior plans.
  •  Ensure behavior plans are implemented with fidelity by staff to maximize effectiveness.
  • Conduct ongoing evaluations of behavior plans after implementation to assess if plans need to be updated.
  • Participate in necessary trainings related to the provision of services.
  • Provide direct clinical supervision to assigned staff. Modes of supervision include:  individual, group and onsite supervision.  Treatment team meetings also will be conducted.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of structured clinical assessment tools including specific measures of psychiatric symptomatology, family functioning, and academic achievement with an ability to communicate results and recommended course of treatment to families and other professionals.
  • Responsible for paperwork and participates in interagency team meetings.  Completes all necessary department documentation per established policies.
  • Develop expertise in child/adolescent/adult psychopathology, crisis intervention / de-escalation techniques, and behavioral therapy.
  • Actively participate, coordinate, and liaison with other services.
  • Assist with care coordination as needed to ensure the highest quality of care to clients and families.  Facilitate referrals for other clinical services during treatment and at discharge.
  • Facilitate the resolution of any problematic issue related to service delivery.
  • Provide direct care to assigned patients.

Qualifications

Educational and Knowledge Requirements:

Masters degree in Psychology; Child Development; Applied Behavior Analysis; Early Intervention; Education; Special Education; Instruction in Learning; Social Work or a related field. One year of clinical experience preferred. Knowledge of behavior principles, evaluation and assessment process, as well as application of current version of the DSM preferred


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Behavior Specialist Licensure and/or Certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, National Certified Counselor, Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner or CASAC other similar Behavioral Health license/certification preferred.

CCM training is required within 60 days of hire and annually thereafter. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire. Employees that were in position as of 2/12/2020 will be required to obtain CCM by 2/12/2021

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $16.99 to $27.16 / hour

    Union Position: No

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