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Crisis Trainer | Western Psychiatric Hospital


To plan for, coordinate and assure high quality clinical and educational programming as part of the Crisis Training Program of WPIC (CIT); to ensure the provision of effective consultation and training by CIT to State Hospitals, mental health administrative offices and provider agencies in Western Pennsylvania, other contracting agencies, and WPIC staff.


  • Teach all levels of Crisis Management-related programs to management and staff of WPIC, UPMC affiliates, and contracted external organizations.
  • Provide internal clinical support within WPIC as needed (when not providing training).
  • Assist in the development and implementation of special programs for unique populations.
  • Provide follow up training and re-certification as required by organization and regulations.
  • Complete all documentation and record keeping as required.
  • Update Crisis Management Training related to regulatory policy and program quality as needed.
  • Provide train the trainer sessions and assess the competence of trainers
  • Undertake other tasks assigned in support of the OERP/WPIC mission.
  • Provide supervision to crisis training staff and assure high quality trainers.
  • Gather and evaluate data as part of the Quality Assessment Monitoring.
  • Participate in marketing activities to promote and represent CIT.
  • Provide crisis management consultation in regard to environmental assessments, treatment planning specific to violent patients or behavioral problems, and levels of intervention.


  • Master's Degree required in Education or related behavioral health field with two years of training experience required


  • a Bachelor's Degree in Education or related behavioral health field with four years of training experience required.
  • Training experience may include curriculum development, assessing core clinical competencies of staff and developing training programs to improve core competencies, developing learning objectives, etc.
  • Experience and knowledge regarding the range of community-based and/or state hospital treatment programs in western Pennsylvania is desirable.
  • Trainer certification in Comprehensive Crisis management, Psychological first aid, and DCORT training is preferred.
  • May in the course of their duties be in rooms where medications are stored or may transport medications when they transport patients. Transportation of medication is limited from one department to another.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

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

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