Therapist - Pediatrics
University of Miami

Miami, Florida

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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Department of Pediatrics has an exciting opportunity for a Full-time Therapist to work on the UHealth Campus. The Therapist provides a full range of therapeutic care as prescribed by the University and federal policies and procedures in carrying out duties and responsibilities. The Therapist will function as a Mental Health Consultant that will be providing consultation services to early learning programs, classrooms, and children using the IECMHC model. Moreover, the Therapist demonstrates familiarity with a variety of diagnostic and assessment technique including methodologies and skills training.

  • Perform assessments and clinical observations to determine program eligibility and needs.

  • Relates and interacts well with patients relative to their age specific, physical, and psychosocial needs.

  • Attend all trainings related to Infant Mental Health and continued professional development to help meet criteria for IMH-Endorsement and obtain IMH-Certification.

  • Interviews, evaluates, and assesses the needs of patients, and develops treatment plans.

  • Works in conjunction with multidisciplinary service teams to ensure implementation of coordinated psychosocial serves as it relates to program participants' needs.

  • Prepares progress notes, reports, and correspondence.

  • Maintains case records confidential.

  • Provide program, classroom, and child/family consultations on a weekly basis.

  • Completes psychosocial evaluations, diagnoses psychological disorders, prepares comprehensive clinical summaries, and makes treatment recommendations.

  • Interprets psychological or psychiatric case information from patients interviewed and from medical or psychiatric sources.

  • Assists with the recordation of data and statistics.

  • Serves as program liaison to collaborating service providers, the courts, and treatment centers.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.


  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field required

  • Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, or any related Counseling field is strongly preferred along with being license-eligible.

  • Certification in relevant specialty or field

  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.

  • Ability to handle difficult and stressful situations with professional composure.

  • Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships.

  • Ability to understand and follow instructions.

Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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