Tracking Code: 100351

Licensed Professional Counselor - Chambersburg Outpatient Behavioral Health - Day/Evening

Location: Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, PA
Schedule: Full Time
Wednesday, April 24, 2024
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Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) General Info Sessions

WellSpan Philhaven

Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) General Info Sessions

WellSpan Philhaven

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Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

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 the Provision of Care.

Core 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, 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 Child Abuse Clearance and Criminal Background checks.
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: completes within 2 visits.
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; including patient identified target symptoms with severity ratings.
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.

Education: Graduate of an accredited Master's degree program in counseling, psychology or other mental health field.

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 experience required 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 as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania. Current CPR certification required. Child Abuse History Clearance and Criminal Background Check required.

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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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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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