The Behavioral Health Therapist II will provide co-located
behavioral health care that will include providing outpatient
therapy services in a primary care office setting. This would
include intake, completing appropriate referrals, and providing
treatment planning and counseling to patients referred in that
setting. It also includes coordinating with referral sources to
better meet the need of patients, such as PCP's, PAs, and nursing
+ Maintains daily records of clinical productivity in the
program as instructed.
+ Provides individual and group therapy to patients in the
program(remove word program) home, school, community settings and
engages families in the assessment and treatment processes when
indicated. Provides education to patients on recovery as
+ 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
+ Utilizes a relevant and evidence based treatment approach in
the context of the program as appropriate.
+ 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.
+ 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.
+ Participates in the regulatory and licensure preparation
activities on an ongoing basis with program leadership.
+ Independently demonstrates competency in management of
administrative responsibilities associated with patient care with
minimal supervision. This may include but not be limited to
caseload management, group census, and other administrative
+ Documents all assessments, treatment sessions, contacts, case
management and other work done on behalf of patients according to
+ Grows clinical skills by learning and implementing new
treatment approaches on a regular basis.
+ Reviews cases and/or groups periodically, as well as serious
clinical patient condition changes with supervisor and other
clinical personnel as indicated.
+ 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.
+ Participates in the mentoring of student interns.
+ Participates in the quality assurance and performance
improvement activities of the program.
+ Assesses changing needs of patients per guidelines for
outpatient, and/or partial hospitalization programs, community and
school based programs, and incorporates these into treatment plan
and treatment plan review.
+ Discusses need for additional services with the clinical team
to determine 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.
+ 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 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
+ Clinical Social Worker (CSW) OR Licensed Marriage & Family
Therapist OR Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
+ 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