Tracking Code: 204167

Family Based Therapist - Lancaster - Days / Evenings

Location: WellSpan Philhaven, Lancaster, PA
Schedule: Full Time

Full time, days / evenings and includes clinical hours plus licensure supervision.

Sign On Bonus Eligible and paid in 3 weeks of start date: $7,500 sign on bonus and has a 3-year commitment OR $5,000 sign on bonus and has a 2-year commitment OR $2,500 sign on bonus and has a 1-year commitment

This is an opportunity to join the region's largest non-profit behavioral health care organization.

See if you qualify:

  1. Do you have at least two years of clinical experience working with children and adolescents in a behavioral health setting?
  2. Are you available to work days and up to four evenings a week?
  3. You must travel in your own vehicle to sites within the county area. Do you have access to your own vehicle?
  4. Are you able to meet a 30 minute on-call requirement to be at the hospital Emergency Department?
  5. Are you able to do in-home work?

General Summary:

The Family Based Therapist / Allied Mental Health Professional 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 Behavioral 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.

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, or a bachelor's degree and certified as CMHFBW (Certified Mental Health Family Based Worker)
  • 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.

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
  • 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

The Family Based program is a Trauma-Informed service which includes:

  1. Safe, calm and secure environment with supportive care
  2. Cultural Competence
  3. Consumer voice, choice and self-advocacy
  4. Recovery, consumer-driven and trauma informed services
  5. Healing, hopeful, honest and trusting relationships

Minimum Education:

  • Masters Degree required in psychology, marriage and family counseling or human service-related field

Work Experience:

  • More than 2 years relevant experience required and

Driver's License Statement:

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

You’re unique and you belong here.

At WellSpan Health, we are committed to treating all applicants fairly and equitably, regardless of their job classification. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please reach out to us via email at employment@wellspan.org. We will evaluate requests for accommodation on a case-by-case basis. Please note that we will only respond to inquiries related to reasonable accommodation from this email address. Rest assured, all requests for assistance or accommodation are handled confidentially, allowing applicants to share their needs openly and honestly with us.

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Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees
  • 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
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