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Behavioral Health Therapist I (Safe Harbor- Erie, PA)

  • Job ID: 210001RS
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Variable
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: Mon Yough Community Services
  • Department:
  • Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $18.68 to $29.89 / hour

Description

UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Safe Harbor is hiring for multiple Behavioral Health Therapist I's! 

UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Safe Harbor offers outpatient behavioral health services for people in Erie County. We also serve as the county’s crisis hotline operator and community crisis responder!

Supported by a 200+ member staff, Safe Harbor commits to providing quality mental health care. Since 1993, we've grown to meet an array of mental health needs for our community. Each month, we help thousands of people in crisis at our outpatient clinics and satellite locations. Through strong clinical and fiscal management, Safe Harbor designs and sustains innovative and creative mental health treatment. Our value-based mental health services will serve an ever-changing population and landscape.

The Behavioral Health Therapist I will provide clinical treatment services to the targeted populations. This is an outpatient treatment program designed to service patients with a mental health diagnosis who meet dimensions for outpatient and/or partial hospitalization treatment criteria. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the quality assurance and performance improvement activities of the program.
  • Completes clinical documentation on the same day of service delivery and provides clinical information to patient access representative personnel and insurance providers to ensure authorization for services.
  • Reviews cases and/or groups periodically, as well as the serious clinical patient condition changes with supervisor and other clinical personnel as indicated.
  • Assesses changing needs of patients per guidelines for outpatient and/or partial hospitalization programs, and incorporates these into treatment plan and treatment plan review.
  • Under direct supervision, conducts assessments of new patients using the identified format for documentation and clinical decisions regarding treatment, interventions, and referrals, as instructed. Implements improves and adapts concepts, models, and constructs of treatment for application in service delivery to patients.
  • Provides individual and group therapy to patients in the program and engages families in the assessment and treatment processes when indicated. Provides education to patients on recovery.
  • Documents all assessments, treatment sessions, contacts, case management, and other work done on behalf of patients according to guidelines.
  • Discusses the need for additional services with the clinical team to determine the appropriateness of recommendations. Refers patients to other levels of care, community-based self-help programs for recovery, or other community social or human services as needed.
  • Participates in regular treatment team meetings to discuss clinical cases, review and update patient treatment plans, monitor therapeutic progress, and initiate recommendations for referral and continuing care.
  • Maintains daily records of clinical productivity in the program as instructed.
  • Creates a treatment plan that includes an effective continuum of therapeutic, supportive, and other services for the patients a variety and complexity of needs serviced by the program.

Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Education in school counseling, or related field required. (Successfully completed the educational requirements as defined in PA code Chapter 49.1/49.2, 2)
  • One year of clinical experience preferred. 
  • Knowledge of psychiatric evaluation and assessment process, as well as application of a current version of the DSM preferred.
  • Experience in diagnosing and treating behavioral and psychiatric conditions preferred.

ATTENTION: A COPY OF YOUR GRADUATE LEVEL TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE ATTACHED WITH YOUR APPLICATION IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.  

 

 Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

Passed the examination required by 49.11. relating to licensure examination. Must sign a license agreement and be actively working to obtain the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW), or Licensed Family Marriage Therapist (LMFT) within 30 months of hire.

Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC) within 60 days of hire or transfer, ASIST within 1 year of hire or transfer

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training OR Automotive Insurance OR Basic Care Management/Resource Coordination OR Children's Case Management/Resource Coordination OR Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC) OR Driver's License
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33
  • Act 34
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance


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