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Mental Health Specialist for Technical College (limited/casual)

Description

UPMC Health Plan is hiring a limited-casual EAP (Employee Assistance Program) Specialist, to support the LifeSolutions Department for its satellite office at Pittsburgh Technical College. The position is in-person, Monday through Friday, during daylight hours from 10 AM to 2 PM. The ideal candidate would be a Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Social Worker with outpatient counseling experience. 

Under the direction of LS Clinical Director and/or the Clinical Manager, the EAP Specialist is responsible for providing the clinical services for LifeSolutions, which offers confidential counseling and guidance to the employees or students of various organizations who are experiencing personal or school-related concerns. The EAP Specialist consults with supervisory and management personnel to handle student emotional or performance problems and determine appropriate actions. EAP specialists may develop and present training to student or employee groups as requested. EAP Specialists will be a conduit to many resources, including Health Coaching, awareness of website resources, and community and provider resources.

UPMC Health Plan WorkPartners is a for-profit organization. 

The office location is the Pittsburgh Technical College (1111 McKee Rd, Oakdale, PA 15071). 

This position does not pay $0 despite the above, the role is $40.62/hr. 

Responsibilities:

  • May serve on committees or participate in special projects.
  • Respond to requests for department interventions, in consultation with the Senior Director, Clinical Director, and/or Clinical Manager.
  • Assist supervisory/management personnel in assessing performance problems and consult with management when a student problem or impairment interferes with academic performance.
  • Participate in group and individual supervision as required. Be prepared to present a clinical case in a well-ordered manner.
  • Provide assistance and information regarding EAP intervention on particular organizational problems or requests, including but not limited to: drug testing and fitness for duty events, compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT), violent or potentially violent events, traumatic events, and downsizing activity of the organization. Coordinate involvement of other EAP staff as necessary, and in consultation with LS Senior Director, Clinical Director, and Clinical Manager.
  • Provide liaison with community and private referral resources, as well as managed care entities. Develop, recommend, and research external providers, as appropriate, and expand and improve the EAP referral network as necessary.Provide clinical support for telemedicine consultation in collaboration with physicians and health care providers as requested.
  • Complete intake, assessment, referrals, and case management for students with personal, mental health, or career issues. Maintain confidential records for each client and maintain ongoing case management and follow-up. Session benchmarks are determined, and expectations are for counselors to meet those benchmarks.
  • Maintain timely client and activity documentation. Utilize documentation systems associated with both EAP/SAP clients and telehealth clients in using  the behavioral health virtual platforms.
  • Participate in research protocols and collecting data as directed, and participate in writing, publishing, and presenting EAP/telemedicine programs and initiatives when possible.
  • Implement and complete special projects as requested.
  • PROVIDE DIRECT CLINICAL SERVICES Serve as a role model of Service Excellence for the institution by providing quality employee or student counseling services that are responsive to client needs, proactive in scope, and accessible in nature. Using the Basics of Service Excellence as a guide, respond to the needs of individual employees, departments, or other organizations, with courtesy, respect, and a positive outlook that reflects the team effort of the department. Provide short term, client-focused interventions via in person or live video with identified clients who are looking for help with a broad range of personal or mental health needs. Educate clients on coping skills, help them set goals and assist them with tools/strategies for problem-solving.

 

Qualifications

  •  A Master's Degree in Social Work, Counselor Education, Counseling and Guidance, Psychology, or related behavioral sciences.
  • Pennsylvania state licensure in social work, counseling, psychology, or nursing
  • - 3 years of experience in counseling under professional supervision, including specific experience in drug/alcohol counseling, is required.
  • At least 1 year of EAP (Employee Assistance Program) direct work experience in employee/employer counseling and consultation required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Clinical Social Worker (CSW) OR Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) OR Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) OR Licensed Social Worker (LSW) OR Psychologist OR Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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