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Milieu Therapist I (Part-time/20hrs/wk, Nights)

  • Job ID: 979309177
  • Status: Part-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 10:45 p.m. - 7:15 a.m.
  • Shift: Night Job
  • Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Divine Provid
  • Department: DPH-IP BEHAVIORAL HLTH5S
  • Location: 1100 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport PA 17701
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.28 to $24.42 / hour

Description

UPMC Susquehanna Divine is hiring a part-time (20 hour per week) Milieu Therapist! This role will be scheduled night shifts with rotating weekend and holiday responsibilities. Strong people skills are required and experience is a plus.

UPMC offers a competitive wage and benefits package. Apply today and find out where your career can take you!


Purpose:
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.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain competency requirements. Learn and utilize up-to-date technology and practices in delivery of patient care. Attend a minimum of 1 unit based of Institute wide in-service yearly.
  • Facilitate or co-facilitate psychoeducational and therapeutic activity groups effectively. Encourage or assist patients to perform activities of daily living. Accompany patients to out-of-building activities and appointments. Document in the Medical Record according to established policies. Manage crisis situations effectively using positive approaches. Demonstrate effective milieu management skills, which promote positive patient experiences. Maintain a safe and therapeutic environment. Provide clinical interventions assessed by client needs
  • Coordinate patient groups and activities
  • Participate in interdisciplinary meetings and other activities. Maintain on-going communication with appropriate staff. Perform assigned work in a timely and productive manner
  • Completes 1:1 meetings with assigned patients to assess how they are currently doing
  • Complete observations of patients as ordered, following all guidelines

 

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services field such as Social Work, Psychology or Counseling from an accredited College or University required. 

  •  Other fields of study may be considered with coursework of at least 12 credits in Human Services.

Please Note: if your degree is not in a Human Services Field, please upload a copy of your transcripts showing that you have completed at least 12 credits in Human Services so that your application may be considered.


Mental Health experience preferred. 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. May in the course of their job duties be in rooms where medications are stored. No contact with medications is allowed. In the course of duties may be asked to distribute medications to the nurse at the bedside. Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33
  • Act 34
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

     

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