Behavioral Health Careers

As a national leader in pediatric Behavioral and Mental Health, we are pushing the field forward. Our comprehensive, team approach brings together psychiatry, psychology, pediatrics, advanced practice providers, nursing, counseling, social work, clinical therapies and parent support specialists to help with every aspect of a child’s treatment.

Join our team and discover how your passion can make a difference in transforming children’s mental health. We're seeking candidates who are motivated, self-starters, willing to learn, and passionate about making a difference in the lives of children in our care.

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Behavioral Health Interview Event: Therapists and Clinicians – May 4, 2022
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Featured Behavioral Health Opportunities:

  • Behavioral Analysts
  • Behavioral Health Clinicians and Therapists
  • Behavioral Health Nurses
  • Mental Health Specialists
  • Psychologists

Department Highlights

  • Behavioral Health Services is among the hospital’s top 5 highest volume specialty care clinics.
  • Our Behavioral Health Services department is the largest of any pediatric hospital in the country, with more than 1,000 employees in our department.
  • Our Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion is America’s largest center dedicated exclusively to child and adolescent behavioral and mental health on a pediatric medical campus and serves as a model for other health care systems across the nation.
  • Our continuum of care includes generalist outpatient therapy, specialty therapy clinics, intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), partial hospitalization programs (PHPs), crisis assessment and intervention, and inpatient care.
  • We provide office-based care at our outpatient sites and also provide services in the home, school community, and hospital settings. Additional specialties within that continuum include treatment services for autism, trauma, eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, early childhood mental health, and more.

Learn more about our Behavioral Health community-wide system of care.

Benefits of Working for Behavioral Health Services:

  • Training and supervision in evidence-based mental health interventions
  • Individual and group supervision, including supervision toward independent licensure, with favorable supervisor to clinician ratios
  • Employee safety training
  • CEUs necessary to maintain licensure
  • Team-based programs
  • High employee satisfaction (based on annual independent surveys)
  • Opportunities for professional growth and advancement

Continuing Education – FREE to Behavioral Health Employees

Our department has its own team of dedicated education professionals. In addition to ensuring all clinical staff remain up-to-date with required education, this group coordinates and delivers continuing education to keep our staff’s intervention skills on the cutting edge of evidence-based care. Through this team’s offerings and other educational opportunities throughout the hospital, there’s no need for our staff to incur the added expense of paying for CE courses to maintain licensure—it’s all provided to them by virtue of being an employee!

Examples of course offerings include: Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Grand Rounds, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Behavior Management, quarterly day-long conference style learning for clinicians and psychologists, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Certification, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, and much more!

YOU Matter Program

At Nationwide Children’s, we support the emotional and mental wellbeing of employees dealing with work related, and potentially traumatic stressors, through the YOU Matter program. The program is aimed at preventing and reducing distress and burnout in staff and trainees. Individual and group support is provided for Nationwide Children’s employees 24 hours a day. Learn more.