Psychiatric Technician III/Case Counselor - Lancaster Child/Adolescent Day Hospital - Full-time, Days

Lancaster, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 58375

Position Summary:

General Summary:

Under the direction of the program director and in concert with other treatment team members, this staff manages the milieu, conducts individual, family, and group therapeutic interventions, performs primary case contact and management with family members and community agencies, and performs documentation related to caring for children and adolescents with mental health issues.

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Duties and Responsibilities:

1 Meets on a 1:1 basis with youth as needed

2 Orients clients to the specific program

3 Monitors and assesses daily functioning, progress, and behavior changes

4 Completes assessments and interagency meetings as needed.

5 Communicates client progress during weekly treatment team meetings

6 Plans appropriate aftercare

7 Completes progress notes, treatment plans, discharge instructions, and discharge summaries

8 Maintains safe and therapeutic environment for clients and staff as needed and according to established standards

9 Completes required medication training

10 Transports clients safely

11 Observes and responds to adverse drug reactions according to established procedures


Required Skills
  • A bachelor’s degree in a mental health related field required.
  • A minimum of two years on the job experience working with children and/or adolescents usually necessary to acquire and effectively use knowledge of patient behaviors, knowledge of patient care procedures, and apply these while working with child and adolescent patient populations
  • Possesses a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license necessary to transport patients.

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 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and 170 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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