Mental Health Care Educator - MHAT Grant - Days

Mt Gretna, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 65231

Job Description:

The Mental Health Care Educator aids in planning, developing, and presenting training programs provided to WellSpan staff and community partners.  Maintains contacts with various community organizations and groups to promote partnerships in learning.  Responsible for maintaining records of attendance and issuing certifications for continuing education credits.


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develops curriculum and presentation materials demonstrating mastery of Mental Health First Aid, Therapeutic Crisis intervention and other health and wellness related topics as assigned.
  2. Develops materials supporting adult learning needs and teaching principles, and other age groups as appropriate.
  3. Utilizes teaching, observation, and assessment skills to orient, instruct and monitor staff competencies in Mental Health First Aid, TCI, or other assigned curriculums.
  4. Provides effective feedback, coaching, mentoring, and evaluation to assist in professional development of staff related to clinical understanding of mental health and role of caregivers.
  5. Sets up schedules of classes in adequate number and appropriate times as necessary to complete required training of all new hires and WellSpan Philhaven direct caregivers in assigned training areas.
  6. Obtains materials such as books, handouts, certificates of attendance, tests, etc. and equipment for each training program.
  7. Processes required paperwork to outside agency for issuing of certification cards.
  8. Coordinates the preparation and distribution of educational packets and prepares PowerPoint presentations.
  9. Assists in review and revision process of the educational and training materials.
  10. Assists in making video productions of training sessions as directed.
  11. Enters information into LMS or similar software system to record attendance as training.
  12. Generates reports regarding compliance with mandatory training


  • Minimum Experience:
    • 2 years conducting training in a mental health setting
  • Minimum Education:
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Preferred Education: Master’s Degree
  • Minimum Field Of Expertise:
    • Psychology, social work, counseling or other related degree in Human Services
  • Preferred Experience:
    • Preferred Experience: 3 years in mental health setting with children, adolescents, and adults
  • Skills:
    • Interpersonal and management skills
    • Physical ability to work freely throughout WellSpan Philhaven programs and facilities and to teach classes in passive restraint, respond to behavioral emergencies as needed. 
    • Participation in activities that require a moderate degree of coordination and strength is required
    • Good leadership, motivational, coaching, interpersonal, and client management skills; Active listening skills
    • Analytical skills and ability to gather and interpret data and determine educational needs and safety concerns within WellSpan Philhaven programs, and find ways to satisfy those needs as well as to perceive how a given program will fit into the total mission of WellSpan Philhaven and be marketable to the target audience
    • Audiovisual technical ability to manage audiovisual equipment, including: Videotape player, overhead projector, and video projector
    • Visual ability to review and prepare written material
    • Ability to collaborate with professional and administrative groups in developing and evaluating educational programs
    • Moderate word processing skills, database searching skills, and other computerized programs. Ability to use normal office equipment
    • Knowledge and competency in working with children, adolescents, adult and geriatric populations.
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license in the current state of residence. Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management.
Michelle Dermes
Michelle Dermes
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Why WellSpan Health?

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. 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.

Quality of Life

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)