Licensed Outpatient Mental Health Therapist - Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities

Lancaster, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: D-LMHPCADD

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Position Summary:

This position is eligible for financial incentives and a sign on bonus!


General Summary:

CADD Outpatient therapists are responsible for providing outpatient treatment to individuals of all ages with a developmental disability (DD) such as autism or intellectual disability. Treatment includes a variety of individual, family, parent, sibling and group therapy sessions all with a focus on improving the lives of those impacted by DD. Therapists are trained to employ a variety of treatment modalities including behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and family systems approaches.


Program Description:

Located in Lancaster County, the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) is a regional center of excellence that serves patients and families in Central Pennsylvania. We have a multidisciplinary team (from the fields of psychiatry, nursing, psychology, applied behavior analysis, social work, and counseling) with recognized expertise in the treatment of the social, emotional, and behavioral issues affecting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Intellectual Disability (ID).  We offer center-based services, which include diagnostic evaluations, short-term consultation and ongoing treatment. In addition, we provide community-based services, which include ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) behavioral treatment in the home, school, and community for children and adults.


CADD provides a highly rewarding professional environment:

  • Strong office support to enable staff to focus on patient care
  • Emphasis on professional development through ongoing training and supervision
  • Strong collegial atmosphere, opportunity to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team
  • Reasonable productivity expectations with generous bonus incentive


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Treat the social, emotional and behavioral needs of individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities
  • Provide individual, family, parent, sibling, and group therapy
  • Assess clients’ measurable progress and modify treatment plans accordingly
  • Coordinate care, collaborate with other treatment team members
  • Prepare and maintain written documentation as required
  • Engage actively in training and supervision opportunities


Required Skills

Training will be provided, therefore experience with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities is not required.


Developed skills to:

  1. Effectively and compassionately form therapeutic alliance with individuals and families
  2. Thoroughly assess and conceptualize individuals’ strengths and areas of need
  3. Develop and implement treatment techniques in response to assessment
  4. Measurably monitor progress and adapt treatment accordingly
Required Experience
  1. A master’s degree in the behavioral sciences required. 
  2. Licensure in PA preferred: Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) or Professional Counselor (LPC) or would consider LSW or experienced candidates working towards licensure.
  3. The work requires a minimum of 5 years clinical experience in mental health in order to develop skills in patient assessment, treatment plan development, and the use of psychotherapeutic techniques.


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

Lancaster City was the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster County includes a vibrant downtown business district, desirable suburban neighborhoods and sprawling agricultural farms. Life in Lancaster County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, an independent professional baseball team, fine dining and more. When visiting Lancaster, one can't help but recognizing the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch — farm-to-table and beyond.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within an easy commute to major cities and has ready access to public transportation. Residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services. (Patient population: 535,000)

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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