York, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 93259

Licensed Mental Health Professional - LPC, LCSW or LMFT - START program day/eve

Suzanne Wolf
Suzanne Wolf
Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant

Full time (80 hours biweekly)

Weekdays, daytime hours and 2 evenings per week up to 8 pm

Rotating Saturdays 8 am -Noon


START is a Community Certified Behavioral Health clinic, the first of its kind in south central Pennsylvania.

START’s mission is to provide fast access to equitable behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment to underserved populations in York city and the surrounding areas. 


Services We Offer

  • Trauma-informed, strength based Mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) services, crisis intervention, and care coordination by a diverse multi-disciplinary care team
  • Client/patient driven care-management for drivers of health needs
  • Primary care screening and monitoring of key health indicators and risks
  • Recovery and peer support from certified specialists with lived experience
  • Intensive, community-based mental health care for veterans
  • Evidence based practices appropriate across cultures and ethnicities that include CBT, Medication Assisted Treatment, Motivational Enhancement Therapy


Duties and Responsibilities


Provides patient driven therapeutic interventions such as individual and group therapy and adjusts treatment to meet the patient’s stated needs

Incorporates members of the patient’s identified family members and social supports in treatment to obtain a complete biopsychosocial history, identify the patient’s strengths, and assist with recovery efforts

Completes and submits documentation on time that is free of biased and stigmatized language

Participates in care-coordination with the multi-disciplinary team for all START patients

Models inclusive behavior by managing and challenging biases and assumptions within the team and themselves




  • Minimum Experience:
    • 6 - 12 months
  • Minimum Education:
    • Master's Degree in psychology, clinical social work or counseling 
  • Preferred Certification:
    • Licensure in PA: Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) or Professional Counselor (LPC)
    • OR License eligible with CAADC or CADC
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred but not required


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?” 

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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~The Start Program looks like this~


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