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Posted on: July 30, 2021


Job Posting Bulletin Board

You must apply for this position through the PA Civil Service. The below link will take you directly to the list of open Westmoreland County jobs. Please click the "Fiscal Assistant (Local Government) Westmoreland County BHDS" job.

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Fiscal Assistant Job Opening

Fiscal Assistant Job Posting (Civil Service) BH/DS
Posted on: July 29, 2021

TRAIN Pilot Program

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Across Pennsylvania, there are qualified therapists prepared to support individuals who have experienced trauma. Likewise, there are therapists dedicated to supporting ID/A populations. However, there are few providers equipped to offer support through bo...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Justice & Recovery CommUNITY Event

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Justice & Recovery Community Event

Date: September 18, 2021Time: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.Place: St. Clair Park, Greensburg, PA 15601

This is a free event for the community!

There will be speakers, resource tables, a FREE meal, and entertainment.

Now acce...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Prevention Conference 2021

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Prevention Conference 2021

When: Friday, October 1, 2021Time: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.Place: Westmoreland County Community College

Topics include:

  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse issues with Comedian Gab Bonesso.
  • Impaired Driving in PA with a...
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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Support Groups Updates (for Adults)

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Please note: These groups are not therapeutic; they are meant for socialization.

Hope & Healing Support Group (For those recovering from a suicide attempt)

Every 2nd & 4th Monday of every monthTime: 6:00PM-7:30PMLocation: MHA...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs) Survey

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Doors To Wellbeing and Painted Brain are working in collaboration to advance the role of peer-supported psychiatric advanced directives.
We are looking to get a picture of what the Peer Support workforce knows about Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs), a...
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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Mt. Pleasant Night Out 2021

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When: August 3, 2021 (Rain date: August 5, 2021)
Time: 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Raffles & Giveaways!
Music with DJ Rick!
  • Come meet local Police Officers, Firefighters, and EMTs.
  • FREE sandwich, chips, ice cream, and water.
  • Free activities ...
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Posted on: May 28, 2021

UPDATED: 15th Annual Ray of Hope Walk

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Westmoreland County Suicide Awareness and Prevention Taskforce

Date: September 11, 2021

Time:8:30 a.m. -- Virtual Survivor's Group10:00 a.m. -- Walk Registration Begins

Place: Twin Lakes, Greensburg, PA

Register online or download the&nbs...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Crisis Intervention Teams - Graduates

Crisis Intervention Teams Training

The Westmoreland County BHDS Office collaborated with Mental Health America SW PA (MHASWPA) and The Southwest Crisis Intervention Teams to complete the first of two Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) Trainings for our first ...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Lead Safe Westmoreland

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The Lead Paint Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Program of Westmoreland County.

Additional Info... BH/DS
Posted on: May 18, 2021


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Mark your calendar for the 2021 Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference! 

October 5 - 7, 2021

This year's virtual conference will offer featured speakers, breakout sessions, panels, personal stories, and numerous other valuable learning opportuniti...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

URGENT - Telehealth Update

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Telehealth Update 

Last Friday, the Pa. Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs sent a notification regarding the temporary regulation waivers issued during the disaster declaration.  It referenced that the end of the state emerge...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Open Positions - Merakey Westmoreland ACT

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What is Merakey?

Merakey is a not-for-profit developmental, behavioral health, and education provider. We offer a variety of services to individuals and communities across the country. We offer these services to 50,000+ people each year at nearly 700 locat...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccinations - ID and Autism

The Impact - COVID 19 ID Autism

Governor Tom Wolf has announced a partnership with Pennsylvania-based Rite Aid Pharmacy to ease access to COVID-19 vaccinations for people with intellectual disabilities and autism. Beginning May 4, people with an intellectual disability, autism, and thei...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

It's All About You...

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Brought to you by Disability Options Network

  • Parenting with a Disability
  • Sexuality
  • Employment
  • Relationships
  • Prevention of Violence
  • Sports/Recreation
  • Advocacy
  • Woman and Healthcare

We want to hear your voice and we want to help you, and others, develop social c...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

"Autism Acceptance Not Awareness..." Article

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As Autism Acceptance month wraps up, ODP shared an article by Dr. Nancy Doyle   published in Forbes that summarizes many of the major perspectives and themes expressed from the Autistic community over the past month. In the arti...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Change in Childline FBI Clearance Result Letters

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PLEASE BE ADVISED as of April 17, 2021, ChildLine has changed the format of the FBI Clearance Result letter.

The major change you will observe in new format is the consolidation of result boxes. Instead of the four checkboxes previously used on the letter,...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Beacon Health Options Virtual Zoom Webinars

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All trainings are open to Members, Family Members, Providers, County Staff, and includes anyone that might be interested in attending.

Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) and Services for Children, Youth, and Young AdultsDate: Tuesday,&...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

"United for Recovery" - Westmoreland County CSP

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The main goal of CSP is to bring about a new understanding and acceptance of people with mental illness, and to offer support and education so that individuals with mental illness and co-occurring disorders may enjoy a high quality of life in their commun...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Aging Up


Every Monday


(Anyone 18-26 yrs. of age is welcome to attend)

For Zoom link contact Heather McLean.

Download and share the flyer!

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Virtual Suicide Prevention Webinars

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The Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention Grant team is pleased to announce a free virtual suicide prevention training series which will begin Tuesday, April 6th. This is a repeated series with the same offerings from the spring and fall of 2020.


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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Community Health Clinic, Inc.

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Community Health Clinic, Inc., provides primary care for all ages. 

  • Are you in need of medical or dental care?
  • Do you need a physical for school or work?
  • Do your children need a well visit and immunizations?
  • Do you or do one of your family members ne...
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Posted on: March 19, 2021

SAVE THE DATE! Ray of Hope Walk

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Annual Ray of Hope Walk

(Suicide Prevention & Awareness)

Date: September 11, 2021

(They are no longer here, but never forgotten)

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

The Giving Tree Drop-In Center

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The Giving Tree Drop in center is located in Greenburg, Pa. The center provides peer support, self-help, and resources to promote independence and well-being for transition-age youth (age 16 and 17) and young adults (age 18-30) living with behavioral heal...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Teletherapy for Veterens

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Veteran and First Responder (VFR) Healthcare has partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to provide Intensive Outpatient Treatment via telehealth for substance use disorder specifically designed for Veterans and their f...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Westmoreland Co. BHDS is seeking Advisory Board Members

Get On Board

Westmoreland Co. BHDS is seeking to fill four (4) seats on their Advisory Board.

  • Physician
  • Professional in the field of Religion
  • Citizen's Organization
  • Educator

Mission: It is the mission of the Westmoreland County Behavioral Health/Developmental Serv...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021



We are here to help you succeed!

What we offer:

  • Career-Focused Workshops
  • Paid Work Experience placement
  • Job placement assistance
  • GED assistance
  • Post-Secondary Education planning
  • Permit/Driver's Licsense assistance
  • $$ Stipends & Incentives for partici...
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CareerSTEPS link BH/DS
Posted on: September 29, 2020

COVID-19 Crisis Counseling Program

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Persevere PA COVID-19 Crisis Counseling Program

Do you feel...




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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Modified Office Hours & Services

Temporarily Closed due to COVID-19

For emergencies, please contact the 24 Hour Crisis Hotline at 1-800-836-6010.

Otherwise, please contact:

Sara Stenger, Administrator, stenges@westmoreland.swsix.comToni Dubovsky-Modar, Administrative Assistant, dubovst@westmoreland.swsix.comPatrick Showman,...

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