Psychiatric Technician II - Lancaster Child/Adolescent Day Hospital

Lancaster, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 54098

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General Summary: 

Manages the aftercare planning of an assigned group of clients by collaborating with case counselors, therapists, and psychiatrists to complete details of the discharge plan and make modifications, and to facilitate the discharge of clients from the day hospital program.


Duties and Responsibilities:

1 Evaluates data gathered during the admission process to understand the treatment and discharge needs of clients.

2 Communicates the status of discharge planning to the treatment team as updates become available throughout the client's treatment.

3 Promptly reports difficulties or barriers to discharge planning to the treatment team and assigned case counselor or therapist.

4 Consults with treatment team and assigned case counselor or therapist regarding complex discharge planning as needed.

5  Maintains on-going professional relationship with personnell from schools, public agencies, and mental health and drug and alcohol treatment facilities.

6 Facilitates interagency meetings 

7 Contacts personnel in public and private institutions and agencies to make referrals and to arrange and confirm aftercare appointments and other follow-up arrangements.

8 Arranges services that are authorized by insurance or managed care company.

9 Meets with clients and/or familiies to provide information, determine ability of patients to cooprate with the aftercare plan, and to coordiante and finalize the details of aftercare.

10 Contacts clients and families post-discharge to provide support, encourage attendance of aftercare appointments, and encourage participation in aftercare services.

11 Documents efforts being made to assess, develop, and arrange the aftercare plan; document details of contacts with clients, families, and personnel from schools, public agencies, and mental health and drug and alcohol treatment facilities.


Required Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, or human services related field required.  
  • Two years of experience in child and adolescent and or adult psychiatric treatment preferred.
  • Valid driver's license 

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 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 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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