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Behavioral Health Counselor (Safe Harbor-Erie, PA)

  • Job ID: 902999869
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Variable
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: Mon Yough Community Services
  • Department: OP Adult Therapy
  • Location: 1330 West 26 Street, Erie PA 16508
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.99 to $27.16 / hour

Description

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.

 

The hire for this position will work with multiple schools in Erie County to provide therapy services for students ages 5 to 18. Previous experience with children preferred.



Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for paperwork and participates in interagency team meetings. Completes all necessary department documentation per established policies.
  • Facilitate the resolution of any problematic issue related to service delivery.
  • Participate in necessary trainings related to the provision of services.
  • Conduct a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and design a Positive Behavior Support Plan based upon the assessment, under the direction of the program manager or supervisor.
  • 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.
  • Provide individual and family therapy in a community and/or inpatient/outpatient setting.
  • Conduct ongoing evaluations of behavior plans after implementation to assess if plans need to be updated.
  • 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 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.
  • Provide direct care to assigned patients.
  • Actively participate, coordinate, and liaison with other services.
  • 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.
  • Develop expertise in child/adolescent/adult psychopathology, crisis intervention / de-escalation techniques, and behavioral therapy.

 

Qualifications

  • 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 other similar Behavioral Health license/certification preferred.


    UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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