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Milieu Therapist I - Casual

  • Job ID: 752770545
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport
  • Department: DPH-IP BEHAVIORAL HLTH5S
  • Location: 1100 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport PA 17701
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.85 to $25.27 / hour

Description

UPMC Susquehanna Divine is hiring a Casual Milieu Therapist! If you're looking for a job that provides a great deal of flexibility, this may be the role for you. This position will cover during vacations and call-offs, but may also preschedule available shifts of his/her choosing. Additionally, this position is required to work one winter and one summer holiday each year. Strong people skills are required and experience is a plus.

Apply today and find out where your career can take you!

*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.

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 on Institute-wide in-service yearly.
  • Facilitate or co-facilitate psychoeducational and therapeutic activity groups effectivelyEncourage or assist patients to perform activities of daily livingAccompany 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 ongoing 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. 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 patients as necessary, including lifting, supporting, running towards or away from areas where problems are occurring, and pushing and pulling equipment such as wheelchairs. 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.

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