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Behavioral Health Therapist -- Safe Harbor -- Multiple Openings

  • Job ID: 2200025P
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Variable
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: Mon Yough Community Services
  • Department:
  • Location: 1330 West 26 Street, Erie PA 16508
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $19.34 to $30.94 / hour

Description

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
 
Supported by a large interdisciplinary 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 will provide clinical treatment services to the targeted populations. This is an outpatient treatment program designed to service individuals with a mental health diagnosis who meet dimensions for outpatient and/or partial hospitalization treatment criteria. 
 
The Behavioral Health Therapist will have the potential to deliver co-located behavioral health care that includes providing outpatient therapy services to clients in medical office and/or school settings throughout Erie County. They will collaborate with medical office/school personnel regarding intake, completing appropriate referrals, and providing treatment planning and counseling to patients referred in that setting. It also includes coordinating with referral source to better meet the need of patients, such as PCP’s, PAs, and nursing staff. 
 
Supervision and training are provided weekly in a group/individual setting to meet the requirements for licensure for LCSW and LPC certifications.
 
Behavioral Health Therapists I (non-licensed) & Behavioral Health Therapists II (licensed) will be considered. The title and pay rate (minimum rate for BH Therapist I is $19.04, for a BH Therapist II is $22.06) for these positions may vary depending on licensure status and career ladder requirements.  
 
Responsibilities:
  • Provides individual, family, couples, and group therapy services utilizing several evidence-based therapeutic approaches.
  • Provides education to patients on recovery.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 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 FOR CONSIDERATION. 
 
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 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.
  • Clinical Social Worker (CSW) OR Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist OR Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC) - required within 30 days of hire and annually thereafter
  • 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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