UPMC CRU Therapist (Casual) in Erie, Pennsylvania



The Therapist at the Crisis Residential Unit will be responsible for providing clinical support to residents of the Unit. The per diem therapist will provide daily individual, family and group therapy, as indicated, and will assist consumers in their discharge planning needs.


  • Accept daily direction from the Crisis Residential Unit Program Manager.

  • Accept daily direction from the Director of Crisis Services.

  • Act as a model of recovery-focused and clinically sound engagement with consumers.

  • Actively engage consumers in their Individualized Stabilization Plans.

  • Attend supervision at least monthly with the Crisis Residential Unit Program Manager, or designee.

  • Consistently demonstrate internal and external quality customer service standards to all that request assistance, responding in a professional manner.

  • Coordinate discharge planning processes and discharge planning meetings, as directed by the Program Manager.

  • Document all relevant information and interactions according to the policy.

  • Engage actively in case staffing with other SHBH staff (e.g. Crisis Workers, Nurses, Physicians, etc.) who are working with the consumers who are receiving services at the CRU.

  • Interface with the Crisis Staff, SHBH Outpatient Staff, and other community agencies and maintains a cooperative relationship with the members of all of these departments/agencies.

  • Maintain all relevant licenses and certifications required to perform essential duties.

  • Provide consumers and family members with information about resources at both facility and in the community.

  • Provide daily group therapy, and individual and family therapy as needed and in accordance with recognized treatment models.


  • Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling, or related field.

  • One (1)year of mental health direct care experience.

  • Has experience working with a variety of disciplines and educational backgrounds.

  • Strong working knowledge of the mental health system and services.

  • Commitment to consumer choice, empowerment and recovery.

  • Ability to establish trusting relationships.

  • Ability to function as a member of a team and work collaboratively with others.

  • Ability to work independently, and communicate progress with supervisors. Excellence in time management and organizational skills.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint and Excel.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 126 Child Abuse Reporting or Act 31 Clearance - must be obtained within 90 days of hire or transfer

  • Act 31 Clearance

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal

  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training - Certification to be obtained within 1 year of hire or transfer

  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation - within 30 days of hire or transfer

  • Driver's License

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