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Mental Health Clinician – Psychological Services & WISCA

The Watson Institute is hiring a full-time Mental Health Clinician for the outpatient psychological services department and WISCA School program. This position will work at our outpatient offices in Sewickley, Sharpsburg, Friendship, and will also work with students with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder in the WISCA School Program in Sharpsburg.  This position will work flexible day and evening hours, Monday through Friday. 

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Employment Type: Full-time

Clinician Job Responsibilities: 

  • Provide child-centered, family-focused, individual and family psychotherapy to children with autism and other psychiatric disorders
  • Conduct patient and family assessments and collaborate with attending psychiatrist to determine diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan
  • Conduct individual, group, and family therapy with assigned patients
  • Function as a liaison with community agencies and organizations to facilitate continuity of patient and family care
  • Participate in ongoing Professional Development
  • Maintain accurate and complete case records and quality documentation according to established timelines in accordance with regulations
  • Meet productivity requirements as set by the Director
  • Attend Outpatient supervision and treatment team meetings

WISCA Job Responsibilities: 

  • Provide student-centered, psychotherapy and case management to a population with autism spectrum disorders in a classroom setting
  • Facilitate small group activities that focus on self-regulation, creative problem solving, perspective taking, pragmatic language skills, and relationship development
  • Collaborate with classroom teacher in order to provide unified services and continuity of care to the student
  • Assist students in developing social skills and facilitate development of peer interactions using autism-specific therapeutic techniques such as Social Stories and Comic Strip Conversations
  • Maintain therapeutic records and data necessary to monitor progress
  • Participate in IEP meetings
  • Write individualized therapeutic treatment plans
  • Liaise with other student service providers in the community

Clinician Job Requirements: 

  • Master’s Degree in Mental Health Field (license eligible)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Clinical Social Worker preferred
  • Significant clinical experience in a psychiatric setting working with children and families diagnosed with a variety of psychiatric disorders as well as the provision of family/group/individual therapy
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule including some evenings for Psychological Services
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills
  • The essential functions of the job described require the ability to exert moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of bending, stooping, squatting, reaching, kneeling, crouching and brisk walking, which may involve lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and material of moderate weight (40 pounds)
  • Ability to physically restrain students for their safety and the safety of others
  • Current Act 34, 114, and 151 clearances required