Tracking Code: 203233

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Outpatient Behavioral Health - Days

Location: Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, PA
Schedule: Full Time

Full time


No holidays & no on-call coverage required

Sign On Bonus Eligible

Join the professional environment at WellSpan Behavioral Health Outpatient Services in Chambersburg, PA.

The team is deeply committed to respecting individuals, providing a physically and psychologically safe environment for all and delivering effective clinical care. All are treated with empathy, dignity and respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Offerings include:

  • Collegial atmosphere which includes engagement activities
  • Frequent training opportunities to obtain CEU's and clinical certifications during work time
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Weekly peer consultation meetings
  • Potential hybrid work schedule to include work from home and work in the office hours

What we do.....

The office offers a wide variety of services and treatment options for children and adults of all ages and backgrounds who are experiencing mental health and substance use challenges. Work with a multi-disciplinary treatment team of licensed professionals.

Therapy and Treatment Options:

  • Diagnostic Evaluations and Medication Management
  • Individual, Family, Group and Couples Therapy
  • Trauma, Target, and Play Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Eating Disorders
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Autism Services

Office Location: 39.930757, -77.645654

The full job description is listed below:

Position Function: Performs clinical interventions with patients (children through older adults), families/significant others, staff, outside organizations and providers in order to coordinate patient care, implement treatment and perform discharge planning. Provides psychosocial assessments and clinical therapies (i.e., individual, couples, group, play and family therapies) to patients of Behavioral Health Services. May be required to travel between clinical sites to assist in Provision of Care.

ore Values: Service, Integrity, Compassion
1. Demonstrates service excellence and patient and family centered care by showing respect, honesty, fairness and a positive attitude toward all customers.
2. Maintains confidentiality.
3. Demonstrates dependability, to include attendance and punctuality.
4. Is accountable - takes initiative and ownership of issues.
5. Displays a professional demeanor. Represents hospital in a positive way. Has a compassionate working relationship with patients and families.
6. Assumes personal responsibility for 2-way communication. Communicates and listens effectively with patients, families, coworkers, other departments, physicians/providers and community.
7. Supports coworkers, initiatives and a patient and family centered philosophy; pitches in; does own part and helps others.
8. Works to continuously improve work environment/processes (Performance Improvement). Demonstrates a patient and family centered focus when considering/developing improvement solutions.
9. Represents willingness/enthusiasm to create, embrace and facilitate change.
10. Develops self and others; supports a learning environment; leads by example. Encourages patients and families to give feedback and suggestions for improvement.
11. Develops working relationships critical to the organization including patients, families, coworkers, other departments, physicians/providers and community.
12. Encourages others by providing recognition and support.

Technical Excellence
1. Thinks critically; utilizes sound judgment; promptly reports potential risks.
2. Maintains state of art knowledge of area of specialty, healthcare trends and practice, and populations served.
3. Maintains a level of computer literacy appropriate to their role.
4. Meets and maintains current all unit specific and organizational skills/competencies, certifications/licensures, as required.
5. Completes hospital-required reviews, e.g. HIPAA, safety, health screening, care concerns, and others as assigned.
6. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals.

Job Class Specifics:
1. Maintains current PA Child Abuse Clearances, Criminal Background check, and FBI fingerprinting along with required training for licensure.
2. Clinical knowledge and skills remain current to meet the needs of all age/population groups served. Demonstrates understanding of age-appropriate behavior and psychosocial development for children through older adults.
3. Communicates plan of care based on assessment of patients and family; keeps appropriate people aware of pertinent changes or problems in a timely manner.
4. Participates productively in treatment team meetings and ensures attendance on a regular basis.
5. Consistently attends and participates in staff meetings at least 50% and other committee meetings.
6. Achieves minimum thresholds for productivity on a consistent basis.
7. Effectively performs intake assessments as scheduled and documents appropriately. Is flexible and responsive in rearranging schedule to accommodate emergent cases.
8. Ensures that admission assessments for clients contain the following documented components: Background information, current mental status, treatment recommendations, discharge planning needs, target problems for treatment, expected patient outcomes.
9. Appropriately utilizes standardized tools and scales to assess and reassess patient functioning. Uses the appropriate tool for the age/population of the patient being assessed (e.g., adolescent and geriatric depression scales, GAF, etc.)
10. Assumes appropriate responsibility and accountability for the development, review and revision of the plan of care for outpatients.
11. Expected outcomes/target objectives and interventions measurable and are developed with recognition given to expected age-related variations in the baseline psychosocial and developmental functional capacity of the individual (child to older adult).
12. Incorporates patient/family teaching into plan of treatment using strengths based language.
13. Documents discharge plan, revisions to the Plan of Care, and final discharge instructions and linkages community services, as per current policy.
14. Meets required thresholds for chart review and documentation.
15. Utilizes therapeutic communication skills with patients and family.
16. Accurately assesses interventions made and reassesses data to plan further interventions throughout the therapeutic process in a responsive and timely manner, in order to meet patient needs and third party payor requirements.
17. Effectively implements the treatment modalities appropriate to age/population served.
18. Markets the therapeutic value of therapy group participation and solicits referrals from appropriate sources.
19. Implements, facilitates and maintains therapy group(s) participation, the majority of the calendar year.
20. Effectively and consistently demonstrates the successful ability to facilitate a therapy group.
21. Accurately maintains attendance and participation documentation as required by licensors regulations.
22. Plans for education needs of students assigned for supervision of internship, and assumes responsibility for communication with hospital staff regarding the student's plan of internship.
23. Responds appropriately to emergency situations.

General Requirements

Physical and Mental Requirements: Classified as medium work by the Dictionary of Occupational Titles: May exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10-20 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible (up to 10 pounds) force constantly in order to move objects.
- Stands occasionally on carpet or tile (mostly within the unit).
- Walks to and from different departments within the hospital occasionally.
- Sits frequently on a hard or cushioned chair during normal shift.
- Lifts up to 50 pounds laterally to and from waist level on an occasional basis.
- Carries up to 15 pounds for distances of up to 100 feet occasionally.
- Pushes/pulls up to 125 pounds occasionally from floor to floor; in crisis situations, throughout the hospital.
- Occasionally bends, squats, and kneels form an upright position to lower levels.
- Occasionally twists, stretches, and reaches from waist level to higher and lower levels.
- Manual dexterity and flexibility adequate for operating hand/arm controls on wheelchairs.
- Near-visual acuity necessary for deciphering fine print; must be able to observe specific patient actions from a minimum distance of 15 feet away.
- Auditory acuity adequate for hearing telephone conversations, overhead pagers, alarms, call bells, and normal voice tones when not facing the individual.
- Ability to participate in therapeutic activities.
- Ability to restrain patients who act out physically.
- Ability to respond rapidly to unpredictable emergencies while protecting self and/or patients/others. Mental Demands - Possesses good general mental health; ability to be assertive and exercise good sound judgment; ability to speak, read, and write the English language; ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal from; ability to work under pressure while establishing priorities.

Working Environment: Work is performed in a well-ventilated, indoor clinical environment; some risk of physical harm in dealing with patients who may physically act out; ability to work flexible hours as needed.

Reporting Structure:
A. Formal Reporting and Chain of Command - Clinical Manager of Outpatient Behavioral Health Services or delegated supervisor.
B. Informal Reporting and Relationships - Establishes and maintains harmonious, productive relationships with all levels of mental health personnel, other hospital personnel, physicians, patients, patients families, and the general public.
Disclaimer: These essential job functions are requirements of the position which must be performed either with or without reasonable accommodation. The essential job function list is intended to be a guide rather than a limitation. The Chambersburg Hospital possesses the right to add new responsibilities to the list as business demands dictate. Some of the essential job functions may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat/significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or others.

Qualifications and Standards
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of social work with a Master's Degree in Social Work.

Experience: Experience applying customer service behaviors and communication skills required. A minimum of two (2) years clinical experience in the mental health field including the provision of psychotherapy to individuals, families, couples, and/or groups is required. Play therapy and/or addictions/co-occuring treatment experience required/preferred as applicable. Two years post licensure experience preferred. Evidence of participation in educational programs to update and maintain knowledge and clinical skills.

Certifications/Licensure: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Pennsylvania required. Current CPR certification and Non Violent Intervention certification required. PA Child Abuse Clearance, Criminal Background Check and FBI fingerprinting required. Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP) and/or Registered Play Therapist (RPT) required as applicable.

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 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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Welcome. Respect. Value.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at WellSpan

WellSpan Health recognizes and honors the diversity of our team members, patients and neighbors, and we embrace all the human characteristics that make us similar and unique. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected and valued by creating a safe and inclusive environment to which we all feel a sense of belonging. We are equally committed to ensuring all team members have the opportunity to excel and are positioned for success through equitable policies, practices and resources.

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.

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Quality of Life

Franklin County, named after Benjamin Franklin, was officially formed in 1784. One of its two main towns, the borough of Chambersburg, lies 13 miles north of Maryland and is known for its "green, safe environment." In the southern part of Franklin County, the borough of Waynesboro sits just two miles north of the Mason-Dixon Line and is known for its rich industrial history.

Franklin County is in the heart of South Central Pennsylvania, where you'll find mountains, lakes and a picturesque countryside coupled with theater, music, skiing, hunting, fishing and much more. We're in the heart of America's fruit orchards, so peaches, apples and lots of other local produce are available close by. The area features local wineries and breweries, along with a vibrant arts scene at the historic Capitol Theatre and Totem Pole Playhouse. Franklin County merges the best of small-town friendliness with easy access to metropolitan areas. (Patient population: 154,000)

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