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Behavioral Health Counselor- Senior

Description

The Behavioral Health Counselor- Senior will work with the Early Intensive Behavior Program who work with young (birth to age six) ASD children. This team utilizies the principales of Applied Behavior Analysis. This position will support the mobile/ambularoty department.

Reliable vehicle is required along with a valid drivers license. This is a Monday through Friday daylight position.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Participates in the mentoring of newly hired staff and/or student interns.
  • Independently demonstrates competency in management of administrative responsibilities associated with patient care with minimal supervision. This may include but not be limited to clinical scheduling, revising of clinical documentation, and other administrative tasks.
  • 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.
  • Provide direct care to assigned patients.
  • Assist in crisis/safety planning as assigned.
  • Takes a senior role in providing staff in-service training to the treatment team, as directed.
  • Participates in the regulatory and licensure preparation activities on an ongoing basis with program leadership.
  • Responsible for paperwork and participates in interagency team meetings. Completes all necessary department documentation per established policies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of behavior support techniques and skills to aid in the development of individualized behavior plans.
  • Participate in special projects assigned by supervisor.
  • Participate in necessary trainings related to the provision of services.
  • Develop expertise in child/adolescent/adult psychopathology, crisis intervention / de-escalation techniques, and behavioral therapy.
  • 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.
  • On occasion, assumes supervisory role in the absence of the Leader to ensure the care of the patients, the continuity of service delivery and the safety of the patients, staff and community, as instructed.
  • 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.
  • Grows clinical skills by learning and implementing new evidenced-based behavior analytic treatment approaches on a regular basis.
  • Ensure behavior plans are implemented with fidelity by staff to maximize effectiveness.
  • 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.
  • Actively participate, coordinate, and liaison with other services.
  • Facilitate the resolution of any problematic issue related to service delivery.

 

Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Psychology; Child Development; Applied Behavior Analysis; Early Intervention; Education; Special Education; Instruction in Learning; Social Work or a related field.
  • Two years of clinical experience required.
  • 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, Alcohol Highway Safety Schools Instructor or other similar Behavioral Health license/certification required.

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

  • Alcohol Highway Safety Schools Instructor Certification OR Behavior Specialist OR Board Certified Behavior Analyst OR Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner OR National Certified Counselor
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • 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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