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Behavioral Health Therapist -- Pine Center, Wexford--Multiple Openings!

  • Job ID: 22000193
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Variable
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
  • Department:
  • Location: , PA
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $21.30 to $32.50 / hour

Description

UPMC Western Behavioral Health is hiring for multiple Behavioral Health Therapists in the Wexford, PA area!

UPMC WPH’s Child Service Line offers diverse opportunities to provide behavioral health treatment to children, adolescents, and their families.    We serve children from infancy to adolescence at the Pine Center Wexford location as well as in homes, schools, and the surrounding community through a rich continuum of care.   Some of our specialty programs target very young children, those experiencing trauma, youth at risk for suicide, children, and adolescents who have mood disorders, those with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and also those with autism and IDD.  Therapists will be trained in evidence-based treatments and have education opportunities with UPMC’s renowned behavioral health experts.

We are looking for Behavioral Health Therapists I (non-licensed) & Behavioral Health Therapists II (licensed).

The starting rate for the Behavioral Health Therapist I  begins at $21.30, and $23.08 for the Behavioral Health Therapist II.  Compensation will be commensurate with experience and licensure status.

The Behavioral Health Therapist is now eligible for a SIGN-ON BONUS! If you are seeking a change and looking to make a difference in an underserved population, now is your moment to find your place at UPMC!!!

Sign-On Bonus Details 

  • 1-year work commitment--$5,000
  • 2-year work commitment--$7,000
  • 3-year work commitment--$10,000

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 is 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

Qualifications:

Behavioral Health Therapist I:

  • 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 is 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 is preferred.

 ATTENTION: A COPY OF YOUR GRADUATE-LEVEL TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE ATTACHED WITH YOUR APPLICATION IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD IN THE CONSIDERATION PROCESS.

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.

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

Behavioral Health Therapist II:

  • Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Education in school counseling, or related field required.
  • Two years of clinical experience diagnosing and treating behavioral and psychiatric conditions are required.
  • Knowledge of psychiatric evaluation and assessment process, as well as application of a current version of the DSM required.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) is required.

CCM training is required within 30 days of hire and annually thereafter

  • Clinical Social Worker (CSW) OR Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist OR Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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