Day Hospital Coordinator - Philhaven - York Child/Adolescent Day Hospital - Bachelor's level position

York, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 54370

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General Summary:

Under the direction of the program director and in concert with the other treatment team members, this staff coordinates the day-to-day functions that support program operations. This staff also manages the milieu, conducts individual, family, and group therapeutic interventions, performs primary case contact and management with family members and community agencies, and performs documentation related to caring for children and adolescents with mental health issues.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1 Coordinates referral process, discharges, and assists in communicating transfers to other levels of care.
2 Coordinates staff schedules/caseloads, transportation, meals, and assists with petty cash fund.
3 Performs continued stay reviews with HMOs.
4 Sends and tracks satisfaction questionnaires.
5 Assists with the completion and issue of the weekly status report.
6 Coordinates clinical interventions and space for family and group sessions.
7 Organizes or delegates special program events (i.e.: home school transitions, family nights).
8 Assists in completing performance improvement plans (i.e.: chart reviews).
9 Maintains current attendance records.
10 Coordinates and monitors volunteers and interns.
11 Completes client service activity, as needed.
12 Transports clients safely, as needed.
13 Assists treatment team members in planning and leading therapeutic groups and other activities.
14 Completes annual safety education requirements for the department.
15 Responds promptly and skillfully to limit potentially unsafe client behaviors.
16 Completes assessments (e.g., PIE, Conners, CBCL, CDI, releases) as needed.
17 Assists with medication administration and recording as directed.
18 Communicates relevant client progress and participates in weekly treatment team planning.
19 Addresses and resolves client funding matters.
20 Conducts inter-agency meetings as necessary.
21 Orients family members to nature of therapeutic services and the specific program.
22 Increases other family members understanding of client needs and progress.
23 Promotes positive family relations, especially effective parental strategies.
24 Collaborates in communicating appropriate treatment and discharge plans with the funding sources and the treatment team.
25 Completes progress notes, treatment plans, and discharge instructions/summaries, as needed.
26 Documents clients functioning, response to treatment, behavioral changes, unsafe events (e.g., PERTS form), as well as family and agency contacts and decisions.

Required Skills
  • Requires substantial interpersonal verbal and non-verbal skills to build working alliance, empathize with, and respond to referral sources, patients, their families, and co-workers
  • Analytical ability necessary to manage several tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced mental health environment
  • Physical effort sometimes required in assisting, moving, or restraining agitated or immobile patients, along with the ability to walk or stand often
  • Visual ability required for normal patient interaction and to manage written information.



Required Experience

Bachelor's degree in psychology or related field required

Must possess a valid driver's license in the current state of residence. Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management


Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 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.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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