Inpatient Psychiatry Behavioral Health Therapist


Job Summary

Under the clinical direction and administrative supervision by the Behavioral Health Supervisor/Director of Behavioral Health, responsible for providing individual and group therapy, psychological/social service, and some discharge planning functions for the inpatient psychiatric unit.

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Provide assessment, counseling and mental health services for patients as ordered by physicians; Provides behavioral health assessments.
  • Utilize an appropriate combination of short-term individual, and group therapy approaches to resolve or ameliorate symptomotology;
  • Collaborates with the physicians as necessary during the course of treatment and makes recommendations for appropriate illness specific treatment interventions to develop patient-centered treatment plans, and safe discharges using the most current edition of Best Practices Guild lines. Ensure proper services and education are in place to accomplish this goal;
  • May perform a discharge summary and assist with referrals to other behavioral and/or medical providers as necessary during the course of treatment and for appropriate aftercare.
  • Completes required medical record documentation on a timely basis; and participates in the Quality Management Plan for the inpatient/outpatient services;
  • Provides supervision and training to Masters level interns as assigned;
  • Attends and participates in Health System’s and/or community related activities.

Education/Experience Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW), OR Mental Health Counseling (MHC) from Accredited Graduate Program
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to function in a collaborative environment.

Licensure/Certification Requirements

  • NYS LMSW License within 6 months of hire date required


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.
Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

Job Details

Req Id  88833 
Shift Days
Shift Hours Worked  8.00
FTE 1 
Employee Status A1 - Full-Time 
Union Non-Union
Pay Range 65,000-80,000

Nearest Major Market: Utica