Day Hospital Coordinator - York Child/Adolescent Day Hospital

York, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 74253

NEW! $15 Minimum Wage Starts July 4

WellSpan Health is committed to ensuring all our team members and their families are well supported for the valued contributions every individual makes to our patients and mission. Starting July 4, we will increase our minimum pay rate to $15 per hour—including for new hires!

Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm

Job Description:

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 HMO’s.
  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 client’s functioning, response to treatment, behavioral changes, unsafe events (e.g., PERTS form), as well as family and agency contacts and decisions.


  • Minimum Experience:
    • 2 years
  • Minimum Education:
    • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum Field Of Expertise:
    • Mental Health related field
  • 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.
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license in the current state of residence. Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management.

Michelle Dermes
Michelle Dermes
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NEW! $15 Minimum Wage Starts July 4
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Why WellSpan Health?

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.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

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Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and intention of the System to maintain consistent and equal treatment toward applicants and employees of all job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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)