Mental Health Specialist

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7245038 (Ref:ccf20421936)

Posted: May 15, 2024

Job Description

Join Cleveland Clinic’s Fairview Hospital where research and surgery are advanced, technology is leading-edge, patient care is world-class, and caregivers are family. Fairview Hospital has been recognized as one of the top hospitals in Cleveland and Ohio. Here, you will work with and learn from some of our best caregivers, receive endless support and appreciation, and build a rewarding career with one of the most respected healthcare organizations in the world. 

As a Mental Health Specialist at Fairview Hospital, you will be responsible for providing direct patient care under the direction of an RN, facilitating structured programming based on milieu needs of pediatric patients, participating and sharing observation with the interdisciplinary team, and assisting in milieu management.  

The ideal future caregiver is someone who:  

  • Has previous mental health experience.  

  • Is compassionate and empathetic.  

  • Demonstrates strong communication and interpersonal skills.  

  • Thrives in a team environment.  

This is an excellent opportunity for someone to work in the mental health field and make meaningful differences in the lives of patients every day.    

At Cleveland Clinic, we know what matters most. That's why we treat our caregivers as if they are our own family, and we are always creating ways to be there for you. Here, you'll find that we offer: resources to learn and grow, a fulfilling career for everyone, and comprehensive benefits that invest in your health, your physical and mental well-being and your future. When you join Cleveland Clinic, you'll be part of a supportive caregiver family that will be united in shared values and purpose to fulfill our promise of being the best place to receive care and the best place to work in healthcare. 


  • Plans and organizes group programming, including but not limited gross motor, psycho-educational and recreational groups focused on patients’ individual and collective needs under the supervision of the Therapeutic Program Coordinator.
  • Provide a caring, warm environment for patients through setting clear boundaries, supporting, encouraging, and comfortably interacting to help build self-esteem, age appropriate interpersonal skills, positive thinking, problem solving, social cues and language, coping skills, respect for others and self.
  • Work collaboratively with interdisciplinary treatment team by contributing clinical information and observations about patients.
  • Communicates in a non-judgmental manner, uses effective listening techniques and demonstrates abilities to acknowledge and reflects back to the speaker, paraphrase, and use open-ended questions.
  • Documents and describes patient behavior, interventions and patients response to interventions in Epic.


  • Bachelor Degree in Humanities; such as,   Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Child Development. 


  • Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA).
  • NAPPI (completion within the New Hire Period).

Complexity of Work:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of lifespan development, abnormal psychology, therapeutic process, growth and development, behavioral management and therapeutic relationships.
  • Relate professionally, ethically, and compassionately to patients, families and staff.
  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • Previous mental health experience strongly preferred;
  • Experience in group facilitation strongly preferred.
  • Maintains general knowledge of CBT, DBT, and trauma informed care and related interventions.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patient, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.
  • Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time.
  • Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
  • Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours.
  • Exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.
  • Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
Salaries [which may be] shown on independent job search websites reflect various market averages and do not represent information obtained directly from The Cleveland Clinic. Because we value each individual candidate, we invite and encourage each candidate to discuss salary/hourly specifics during the application and hiring process.

By embracing and understanding the diversity EVERY ONE brings, Cleveland Clinic has created an inclusive culture that promotes innovation, growth, and new ideas. This has enhanced our ability to attract the best global talent to provide the best patient experience possible. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.

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Job posting number:#7245038 (Ref:ccf20421936)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
United States
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