Field Placement Description

Pressley Ridge Operation Center
5500 Corporate Drive, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Terms Offered

Fall and Spring Semesters

Contact Person

HR (Talent Management)
Nicole Conti
(412) 872-9449

Areas of Interest

Child Blended Case Management, Autism Services and Spanish Linguistics

Who We Are

Pressley Ridge provides an array of services to troubled and developmentally challenged children while helping these children remain close to their families and communities. A nonprofit organization founded in 1832, Pressley Ridge offers innovative programs in Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Our 1,000 employees help 5,800 children and their families annually.


Field Placement in Service Coordination at Pressley Ridge is carefully supervised and is focused on the individual and/or family being served. The Service Coordination Student will be responsible for assisting and learning general service coordination duties, under the supervision of the Program Supervisor. In addition, the Service Coordination Student will have the opportunity to gain exposure to other levels or systems of care for children and their families.

Duties of Intern

Service Coordination Student will assist and learn how to provide a child/adolescent (or their family) with serious mental health issues a professional assessment, service planning, and re-evaluation services required for a safe and healthy community life which is manifested through stability in relationships, housing and employment or meaningful by connecting them to formal services and making informal connections in their community. Relationships are paramount with families we serve; Pressley Ridge Service Coordination is the central contact point for coordinating care and assisting a person in their recovery process. This is done in accordance with Pressley Ridge’s vision, mission and values, and emerging mental health Recovery Principles.

  • Reliable Transportation
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • FBI Fingerprint, State Police and Child Abuse Clearances + Physical with TB test
Skills Taught
  • Re-ED Principals and building relationships
  • Service plan development, Assessment and Service coordination
  • Special populations: Child Blended Mental Health, including but not limited to Autism Specialty and families that use Spanish as their preferred communication method
General Information

Office Location: 530 Marshall Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15214
Field Location: Includes all of Allegheny County


Upcoming Events

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St. Patrick's Day


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World Down Syndrome Day


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April Fools' Day


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World Autism Awareness Day


April 2, 2015All Day

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