Milieu Coordinator

Mt Gretna, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 65308

Job Description:

Under general supervisor, works collaboratively with case counselors, therapists, nurses and psychiatrists to facilitate, organize, and implement a stable milieu structure and smooth operation of the unit; ensures the safety of clients, visitors, and staff; provides therapeutic interventions in accordance with individual patient treatment plans and hospital policies; performs a variety of client care, case management and administrative functions; and completes details of the discharge plan and makes modifications in order to facilitate the successful discharge of clients.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assists in developing and executing individual treatment plans for clients.
  2. Manages behavioral crises under the direction of the director and program psychiatrist, including 1:1 observation, redirection, physical restraint and team crisis intervention.
  3. Establishes and maintains positive, therapeutic relationships with clients.
  4. Maintains an awareness of significant client history, present status, and any precautions in effect. Collaborates with other staff to provide input into treatment plans for individual clients.
  5. Demonstrates collaboration and teamwork in maintaining a structured and safe milieu, and assists with milieu programming such as providing direct care to residents as needed.
  6. Assists clients with activities of daily living.
  7. Performs secretarial/receptionist duties for the program including filing, copying, faxing, scheduling appointments, answering phones and reviewing and preparing client reports and data. This also includes coordination and completion of any written communication and assistance in carrying out the treatment plans for clients.
  8. Oversees the physical management of the program and recognizes changes and unsafe conditions in the milieu. Collaborates with treatment team staff to implement prompt, therapeutic interventions.
  9. Effectively utilizes leadership/teaching/counseling techniques to gain cooperation and to motivate program participants.
  10. Maintains on-going professional relationships with personnel from schools, public agencies, and mental health and drug and alcohol treatment facilities.
  11. Observes patient’s appetite and promotes healthy nutrition and sleep patterns.
  12. Assists with admission paperwork such as releases of information and chart preparation.
  13. Assists hospital staff in operation and management of the milieu as well as performing assignments, activities, and tasks.
  14. Conducts clinical interventions according to established standards.
  15. Provides transportation in a WellSpan Philhaven vehicle to and from the program for clients that meet requirements and are in need of transportation.
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • 1 – 2 years
  • Minimum Education:
    • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum Field Of Expertise:
    • Behavioral/mental health, social science
  • Preferred Experience:
    • Preferred ExperienceOne to two years’ progressive experience in an office setting
  • Skills:
    • Excellent human relations and oral/written communication skills
    • Teaching ability
    • Customer service awareness and ability;
    • Visual and cognitive ability to read and write
    • Analytical skills
    • Initiative and leadership skills
    • Knowledge of and ability in the care and handling of clients in a specific age group.
    • 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
Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant
Similar Opportunities
Share

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

Welcome. Respect. Value.

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)