Mt Gretna, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 88536

Allied Mental Health Professional - Plain Community Outpatient - days

Suzanne Wolf
Suzanne Wolf
Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant

Full time (80 hours biweekly)

Weekdays, daytime hours; 8 am to 5pm

Possible on call phone coverage

The Plain Communities Outpatient Clinic (formerly Green Pasture Outpatient) is a service of Philhaven to the Plain Community. First opened in August of 2005, the clinic provides multiple levels of service to individuals living at the Green Pasture residence and in the community. The clinic provides high quality mental health care that is sensitive to the values of the Plain Community.


Job Description:

Under general supervision, provides individual, group and/or family therapy. Provides preadmission screening to determine appropriateness for admission. Interviews patients and/or families to obtain psycho-social histories. Collaborates with the treatment team to develop a treatment plan and coordinates discharge planning.


Duties and Responsibilities


  1. Interviews patients and family members to obtain information about home environment, family relationships, health history, and patient's personality traits.
  2. Conducts individual or group therapy sessions. Assesses patients' progress and modifies or extends treatment program accordingly.
  3. Provides therapeutic intervention with patient and family including individual, marital, parental, family and group therapies.
  4. Documents current, accurate observations of care to the patient in appropriate records.
  5. Coordinates care of assigned patients.
  6. Assists in the implementation of education and training experience for interns and other designated students.



  • Minimum Experience:
    • 6 - 12 months
  • Minimum Education:
    • Master's Degree
  • Minimum Field Of Expertise:
    • Must meet the requirements of Category: Autonomous Clinician in Allied Health
  • Required Courses:
    • Must provide clearance per the Child Protective Services Law amended by PA Act 33 of 1985


Types of Services Offered

The clinic offers both talk therapy, education and medication therapy treatments according to the needs of the family and individual. Active communication and coordination between the psychiatrist, therapists and Green Pasture residence staff ensures that treatment is responsive to the needs of the individual.

Talk therapy works by changing unhelpful thought habits about self and others through discussion, experience and education. Individual and family sessions are scheduled as needed, but most people receive about 2-3 hours of individual therapy each week and at least one family session prior to discharge.

We also offer psychological testing designed to build understanding of the needs, strengths and weaknesses of the individual. This helps to guide treatment and assist the family in responding to the needs of the individual.

Medication therapytalk therapy and psychological testing are also offered to members of the Plain community who choose not to reside at the Green Pasture residence.


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