Family Based Mental Health Therapist - Multiple Counties; Dauphin, York, Lebanon or Lancaster County- FT D/E

Harrisburg, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: D-FAMILYBASEDTHERAPIST

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WellSpan Health is a top-rated, integrated health system with a focus on a high-quality patient care.  As a part of WellSpan Health, WellSpan Philhaven, is a non-profit behavioral healthcare organization offering a continuum of compassionate, caring services for children, adolescents, adults and older adults in south central Pennsylvania. This is an opportunity to join the region’s largest non-profit behavioral health care organization.

 

We are seeking a full-time, Family Based Therapist for our Family Based Services in any one of the following counties:

  • Dauphin
  • Lebanon
  • Lancaster
  • York

  

Benefits

 

  • Bonus potential and reimbursement for mileage
  • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • Generous paid time off + 6 paid holidays
  • Retirement savings plan with employer automatic contribution and employer match
  • Paid relocation

  

General Summary:

 

The Allied Mental Health Professional (AMHP) provides:

1  Therapy/Co-therapy: individual, family and other therapeutic interventions to children/adolescents and their families in the home, community and school
2  Case management and Community Linkage
3  Crisis Management
4  Family Support Services

 

The Allied Mental Health Professional does this in conjunction with other treatment team members, which may include persons both inside and outside the agency involved in the treatment of the child or adolescent.

  

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

1  Assesses 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, parental, family and group therapies.
4  Documents current, accurate observations of care to the patient in appropriate records.
5  Takes primary role in coordination of care of client. Leads Interagency meetings.



Department Description:

 Family Based Services are delivered in the home and community at times most convenient to the family in a manner that promotes family cohesiveness. Services are governed by the child/adolescent’s and family’s need and may include:

  • Provides family and individual therapy
  • Referral, coordination, and linkage to other agencies, social services, and community services, as appropriate
  • Crisis intervention and stabilization
  • Assistance in obtaining relief services such as babysitters, homemakers, respite care and supportive services such as transportation and recreation, and developing a network in order to receive these services
  • School-based consultation and intervention
  • Support for the parents in implementing effective behavior management and parenting approaches to the presenting problems of their child/adolescent
  • Psychiatric care/referral

 

Who receives services?

 

The Family Based program serves children and adolescents younger than twenty-one years of age with a serious mental illness or emotional disturbance who are at risk of psychiatric hospitalization or an out-or-home placement and their families.

 

 

Required Skills
  • Interpersonal verbal and listening skills are required to communicate effectively with patients and families and with other inter-agency team members.
  • Analytical skills are necessary for the collection and assessment of psychosocial data, interpretation of these data, and the ongoing review of treatment efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Visual ability to observe patient behavior and dynamics to prepare and review written documentation is required.
  • Knowledge of and ability in the care and handling of children, adolescents, and adults is required; including consideration of the special needs and behaviors of each group.
  • Must be able to provide own transportation from one client to another and must have a valid Pennsylvania license to operate a motor vehicle.
Required Experience
  • A non-licensed master’s degree in social work, psychology or counseling is required.
  • At least two year’s experience working with children and/or adolescents in a mental health setting is required.
  • Experience in family therapy, crisis management, and case management is preferred.

About WellSpan
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

Central Pennsylvania offers an idyllic blend of small cities and towns-including Lancaster, York, Gettysburg and Lebanon-surrounded by welcoming suburban neighborhoods and pristine rolling countryside. Our communities are conveniently situated within a short drive of major cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., as well as Pennsylvania's scenic Pocono Mountains to the north. Here you'll find affordable home prices and living costs. Plus, there's an outstanding selection of schools, nearby colleges and universities.

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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