LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Substance Abuse & Mental Health

York, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 62489

This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus.

To learn more about the sign-on bonus level, position and WellSpan Health’s benefits, please contact the talent acquisition consultant associated with this posting.

Bilingual in Spanish preferred

Job Highlights:

  • Part of a multidisciplinary team approach to care
  • Attends daily clinical huddles
  • Provides patient centered, trauma informed care
  • Works with vulnerable populations in a community setting
  • Provides treatment for mental health, substance use disorder and co-occuring disorders
  • Provides brief stabilization treatment and connection to community resources
  • Opportunities for being part of an innovative program
  • Continuing education and training available

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Conducts individual or group therapy sessions. Assesses patients' progress and modifies or extends treatment program accordingly.
  2. Provides therapeutic intervention with patient and family including individual, marital, parental, family and group therapies.
  3. Interviews patients and family members to obtain information about home environment, family relationships, health history, and patient's personality traits.
  4. Documents current, accurate observations of care to the patient in appropriate records.
  5. Coordinates care of assigned patients.
  6. Assists in the implementation of education and training experience for interns and other designated students.
  7. Prepares and maintains written documentation as required by the profession and the department.


  • Minimum Experience:
    • 6 - 12 months
    • Required Licensure in PA: Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) or Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Minimum Education:
    • Master's Degree


Introduction and Program Overview

The CCBHC clinic program is designed and committed to being a welcoming, comfortable, safe, and easy to use service for the community focused on “how can we help with what is most important to you right now?” 

Treatment is provided by an interdisciplinary team who are recovery oriented, trained in trauma-informed care, and are comfortable with the entire spectrum of presentations of behavioral health disorders.  Patients will be approached utilizing techniques of motivational interviewing and the language used is non-stigmatizing.  The staff understand that each person presenting for help is on a unique journey and in different stages of change towards their desired goals. 

Program Services and Goals:

The clinic will be able to offer and/or refer to all appropriate treatments and levels of care in partnership with the patient’s goals of care and engagement in the medically recommended treatment options.  There will be an emphasis on prevention and every patient will be screened for substance misuse.  When appropriate, following standard work, patients will be offered screening for infectious diseases. 

The emphasis will be on harm-reduction, not only regarding the services delivered but the materials available in the clinic (i.e. information about naloxone, techniques to reduce harm if continuing to misuse substances, etc.…).  In addition, the CCBHC will be able to start and continue medication assisted treatment for all substance use disorders, except for methadone for the treatment of opioid use disorder.  All substance use disorders will be treated with the same veracity and importance, including nicotine use disorder and marijuana use disorder. 

Coordination of Care and External Partnerships

The clinic will operate in coordination with the other resources available in WellSpan Health, such as the Center for Mind/Body Health, pain clinics, online primary care as well as external partnerships.  Every patient will be offered a referral to a Primary Care Provider.  If medical needs are noted during their visit to the CCBHC, it will be treated if within scope of the practitioners available and/or referred for the needed treatment (whether that be the ED, in collaboration with the Community Health Center in the same building, or with other clinics).  In a similar way, psychiatric needs are addressed, and patients are referred to the Transitional Care Teams or Shared Care when appropriate.  Lastly, the clinic will be able to provide groups and refer to individual therapy/groups for the behavioral health treatment within WellSpan Philhaven as well as external partners. 



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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)