Psychologist or LCSW - Philhaven Nursing Home Services

Mt Gretna, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: D-PsychologistLCSWolderadultsvcs

Position Summary:

This position is eligible for financial incentives and a sign on bonus!


General Summary:


Licensed Outpatient Therapists are responsible for providing outpatient psychotherapy to patients experiencing mental, emotional, behavioral, or relationship distress or dysfunction. We are invested in providing innovative, highest quality care to our community. 


Program Description:

WellSpan Philhaven offers a wide range of behavioral health services to residents of retirement communities, nursing homes and long term care facilities.

Services include psychiatric diagnostic evaluations, medication management, behavioral interventions, psychotherapy and education for nursing home staff to be able to understand and manage behavioral challenges.

Successful clinicians have a passion for caring for older adults and find purpose in working with a team to improve their quality of life.


Interviews are taking place now!


For immediate confidential consideration or to learn more please contact

Suzanne Wolf, Sr. HR Representative at 717-675-2803


Required Skills
  • Interpersonal verbal and listening skills are required to communicate effectively with patients and families and with other clinicians and patient-care personnel.
  • Analytical skills are necessary for the collection and assessment of psycho social data, interpretation of these data, and the ongoing review of treatment efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Visual ability is needed to observe patient behavior and to review and prepare written documents.
  • Knowledge of and ability in the care and handling of older adults is required, including consideration of the special needs and behaviors of that age group or groups. 
  • Looking for a person who can work independently by collaborating with multiple teams. Successful applicant will have strong interpersonal skills, able to stay calm and able to be appropriately assertive in building relationships in multiple long term care facilities.
  • Experience, interest or training in working with a treatment team environment is important for success.
  • Experience or training in gerontology is a plus, must at least have a desire to help improve quality of life in elderly individuals.



Required Experience
  • A master’s degree in the behavioral sciences required.
  • Licensed Psychologist or LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania is required.
  • The work requires a minimum of 5 years clinical experience in mental health in order to develop skills in patient assessment, treatment plan development, and the use of psycho therapeutic techniques.



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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

Know, Respect, Include

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)