PERC Counseling Psychotherapist, Schizophrenia Research Center

Pennsylvania, United States
25 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
25 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

PERC Counseling Psychotherapist (Schizophrenia Research Center)

Job Profile Title

Counseling Psychotherapist

Job Description Summary

As part of the Department of Psychiatry, Neurodevelopment and Psychosis Division, the Penn Psychosis Evaluation and Recovery Center (PERC) offers consultations on diagnosis, treatment, support and skill development for adolescents and young adults (ages 16-35 years) who exhibit warning signs of emerging psychosis or early psychosis, and their families. The PERC Counseling Psychotherapist will provide treatment for participants in an early intervention treatment program for young persons between the ages of 15 and 35 who have warning signs of psychosis or early psychosis.

Job Description

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

The Schizophrenia Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania holds a position for a Master's Level Clinician with a focus on providing treatment for participants in an early intervention treatment program for young persons between the ages of 15 and 35 who have warning signs of psychosis or early psychosis.

As part of a team approach that includes clinical coordinators, psychiatrists and psychologists, the person in this position will continue to provide individual CBT, family psychoeducation, as well as more traditional case management services such as meeting with schools, universities or employers. The person will be identified as the primary clinician to individuals with early episode psychosis.

In addition, this position will have responsibilities which include management of regulatory submissions, documentation, and communication related to industry sponsored clinical trials, management of research coordinators training and delegation of research tasks to maintain compliance with clinical trial standards and procedures, and aid in recruitment efforts for industry sponsored research and outreach for clinical treatment programs. 


Minimum Requirements: Master's degree and 1 to 3 years of experience in mental health of adolescents and young adults or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Clinical experience working with patients with psychotic disorders and respect for client rights and personal preferences in treatment are essential. Applicants must demonstrate an excellent level of organization and dynamic interpersonal skills, show ability to work both independently and as part of a clinical research group, and computer skills.  The applicant also needs demonstrated oral and written presentation skills and any evidence thereof will be welcome as part of the application.   Child abuse background checking will be required. Position contingent upon funding.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$42,953.00 - $77,315.00

Affirmative Action Statement 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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