Mt Gretna, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 68770

Academic Instructor (10 mo) - Days

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Michelle Dermes
Michelle Dermes
Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant
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WellSpan Philhaven Virtual Hiring Event for Behavioral & Mental Health Professionals
Wednesday, January 19, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & Thursday, January 20, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
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Job Description:

Under general supervision, directs and implements instructional and school liaison plan for child and adolescent clients and coordinates planning for appropriate educational services upon discharge.


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Determines appropriate curriculum for instruction, whether educational therapist-planned and/or school curriculum.
  2. Develops lesson plans, long-term or short term, using commercial or teacher-made materials, to meet students’ educational needs.
  3. Teaches classroom sessions with groups of students as designated by the Director of Educational Therapy or Program Director. In these scheduled sessions, addresses students’ academic, emotional, and behavioral needs.
  4. When assisted in classes by program staff, designates level or type of involvement of these staff persons.
  5. Upon admission, gathers educational history and recent school functioning from school contact person. Identifies school concerns. Obtains school’s recommendations for discharge planning.
  6. Discloses appropriate information to school personnel about client’s admission to the treatment program. Informs school contact about services the client will receive in the program and about plan for future contacts.
  7. Provides treatment updates to school contact as needed.
  8. Communicates educational therapy observations/recommendations and discharge information to school contact or provides educational therapy observations/recommendations to case counselor conducting the discharge meeting with school personnel.
  9. Documents calls to schools and completion of procedures on Ed. Therapy cover sheet checklist.
  10. Completes daily progress notes for the medical record.
  11. Completes Homebound Instruction Reports for school districts.
  12. Completes Educational Therapy Summaries, Diagnostic Reports and/or other reports or correspondence as necessary.
  13. Documents discharge call, as indicated on school profile, for the medical record.
  14. Brings school-related observations and concerns to team meetings.
  15. Participates in treatment team meetings or rounds as determined by the Director of Educational Therapy or program director.
  16. Consults/communicates as needed with program staff to collaborate on school-related issues.
  17. Communicates regularly with support staff to facilitate efficient, accurate completion of ed. therapy procedures.


  • Minimum Experience:
    • 1 – 2 years
  • Minimum Education:
    • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum Field Of Expertise:
    • Previous experience and expertise in the area of therapeutic communication and psychological dynamics
  • Preferred Education:
    • Master’s Degree
  • Required Certification:
    • Pennsylvania teacher certification
  • Skills:
    • Excellent human relations and oral/written communication skills; analytical abilities; visual ability to monitor student activities and review and prepare written materials; office skills (word processing, email, voicemail, internet); Knowledge, skills, and abilities that enable the effective delivery of specialized educational experiences to children and adolescents; Knowledge of and ability in the care and support of specific client groups
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license in the current state of residence. Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management. Must have access to a private vehicle. Must maintain WellSpan Philhaven Driving Privileges.

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WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

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