Tracking Code: 103616

Behavioral Health Technician III - Child/Adolescent Inpatient - Eves

Location: WellSpan Philhaven, Lebanon, PA
Schedule: Full Time
April 22 and April 24, 2024
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Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) General Info Sessions

WellSpan Philhaven

Monday, April 22, 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and
Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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General Summary

Works collaboratively to facilitate a stable and smooth operation of the program and provides therapeutic interventions in accordance with best practice guidelines, client treatment plans, and 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

Essential Functions:

  • Assists in developing and executing individual treatment plans for clients.
  • Provides day-to-day oversight of all therapeutic activities.
  • Provides individual, group, and family therapy utilizing a wide range of techniques designed to treat mental illness, emotional problems, social and interpersonal problems, and functional deficits.
  • 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.
  • Orients family members to nature of therapeutic services and the specific program.
  • Increases other family members understanding of client needs and progress.
  • Promotes positive family relations, especially effective parental strategies.
  • Exhibits clinically appropriate relational (e.g., accurate empathy, active listening) skills.
  • Manages behavioral crises including 1:1 observation, redirection, physical restraint and team crisis interventions.
  • Writes behavioral management plans for acute patients in cooperation with treatment team recommendations.
  • Completes assessments as needed.
  • Assists with medication administration and recording as directed.
  • Communicates relevant client progress and participating in weekly treatment team planning.
  • Maintains on-going professional relationships with personnel from schools, public agencies, and mental health and drug and alcohol treatment facilities.
  • Addresses and resolving client funding matters.
  • Conducts inter-agency meetings as necessary.
  • Collaborates in appropriate treatment and discharge plans with client, guardians, and community agencies.
  • Provides transportation in a WellSpan Philhaven vehicle to and from the program for clients that meet requirements and are in need of transportation.

Required for All Jobs:

  • Performs other related duties as identified.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a compliance program to support WellSpan's values and standards for professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization and the performance expectations of the job, the department, and the compliance program.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a privacy program to safeguard the patient information and the business and operational information of the organization. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization to safeguard patient and business/operational information.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Physical Demands:

  • Standing - Frequently
  • Walking - Frequently
  • Sitting - Occasionally
  • Carrying/Lifting - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Kneeling/Crouching - Occasionally
  • Reaching - Occasionally
  • Talking - Frequently
  • Hearing - Frequently
  • Repetitive Motions - Occasionally
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Occasionally

Working Environment:

  • Occupational Hazards - Occasionally
  • Bloodborne Pathogen - Exposure

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelors Degree Meets the definition of a Mental Health Worker under PA CODE 5200.3 (i) Has a bachelor-s degree from a college or university that is accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the CHEA in a recognized clinical discipline including social work, psychology, nursing, rehabilitation or activity therapies.(ii) Has a graduate degree in a clinical discipline with 12 graduate-level credits in mental health or counseling from a program that is accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the CHEA.(iii) Has an equivalent degree from a foreign college or university that has been evaluated by the AICE or the NACES. The Department will accept a general equivalency report from the listed evaluator agencies to verify a foreign degree or its equivalency. Knowledge of current activities, therapy principals and group counseling skills/techniques Required

Work Experience:

  • 1 year Behavioral health experience. Required or
  • 1 year Social science experience. Required

Licenses:

  • Basic Life Support Upon Hire Required and
  • Driver's License Upon Hire Required

Driver's License Statement:

Must possess a valid driver's license in the current state of residence. Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent human relations and oral/written communication skills.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Organization and time management.
  • Mental and visual ability to observe client behavior and document findings.
  • Teaching ability.
  • Customer service awareness and capability.
  • Knowledge of current activities.
  • Therapy principals and group counseling skills/techniques.

You’re unique and you belong here.

At WellSpan Health, we are committed to treating all applicants fairly and equitably, regardless of their job classification. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please reach out to us via email at employment@wellspan.org. We will evaluate requests for accommodation on a case-by-case basis. Please note that we will only respond to inquiries related to reasonable accommodation from this email address. Rest assured, all requests for assistance or accommodation are handled confidentially, allowing applicants to share their needs openly and honestly with us.

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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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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at WellSpan

WellSpan Health recognizes and honors the diversity of our team members, patients and neighbors, and we embrace all the human characteristics that make us similar and unique. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected and valued by creating a safe and inclusive environment to which we all feel a sense of belonging. We are equally committed to ensuring all team members have the opportunity to excel and are positioned for success through equitable policies, practices and resources.

WellSpan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and intention of the System to maintain consistent and equal treatment toward applicants and employees of all job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected characteristic. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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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 South Central Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance of Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)

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