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UPMC Mental Health Worker Associate (Matilda Theiss Therapeutic Nursery) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


The Mental Health Worker Associate will support the Matilda Theiss Therapeutic Nursery Preschool Program. This program focuses on children who are 6 weeks through 6 years of age. Services provided include individualized, child-centered, and family-focused behavioral health treatment in a stimulating, naturalistic early learning classroom environment for those with significant emotional and/or behavioral health disorders. To read more about this program, please follow the link below:

The Matilda Theiss Therapeutic Nursery and Preschool (https://www.upmc.com/services/behavioral-health/child-development/nursery-preschool)

This position is located in our brand new, state-of-the-art building on East Carson Street. The schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, daylight hours- 730a-4p. Lease parking options are available. This position provides the opportunity for entry-level applicants to gain experience working in behavioral health. Prior experience with early childhood mental health is preferred, but not required. Training will be provided.


  • In cooperation with the team, develop, assess, facilitate and monitor group activities for the patients.

  • Monitor daily progress notes, data collection, summarization, and graphing for assigned patients. This includes but is not limited to educational, behavioral and skills development programs as well as research protocols.

  • Work effectively and cooperatively in a trans-disciplinary environment, served by the supervision of several senior staff.

  • Participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of behavioral and functional assessments of the patients.

  • Promote professional rapport with co-workers, patients, and visitors to the Institute.

  • Coordinate the data management involved in program evaluation and report these findings to other clinical community members.

  • Assess and monitor skills development programming (cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, expressive, social skills, process) for the patients.

  • Assist in monitoring patient satisfaction (teachers, parents, child, outside agency)


  • Bachelors degree in psychology, social work, counseling and education or related field.

  • Minimum of one year of experience in mental health or related field is preferred

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)

  • 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 Employer/Disability/Veteran

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