Mental Health Therapist (Part-Time) – Sharpsburg

The Watson Institute is looking for a part-time mental health therapist for the WISCA program at our Sharpsburg, PA special education school location – which is located 6 miles north of Pittsburgh, PA. This position will work 20 hours per week, 3 days per week.

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Location: Sharpsburg, PA

200 Linden Avenue Sharpsburg, PA 15215

Mental Health Therapist Responsibilities:

  • Provide student-centered, individual and group psychotherapy to a population with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Provide social skills group therapeutic services focusing on self-regulation, creative problem solving, perspective taking, pragmatic language skills, and relationship development to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Assist children 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
  • Collaborate with other involved professionals and agencies in order to provide unified services and continuity of care to the child and family
  • Participate in team meetings
  • Write IEP Goals and maintain progress monitoring
  • Assist in preparing progress reports
  • Assist with crisis management within the school program
  • Other duties as assigned

Mental Health Therapist Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree required
  • Licensed preferred (LSW, LCSW, or LPC)
  • Knowledge of and experience with a range of autism intervention techniques
  • Current Act 34, 114 and 151 clearances required
  • Available to work as a member of a transdisciplinary team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

 

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