Residential Counselor - Philhaven - Lancaster Diversion - PRN - Days/ Eve/ Nights

Lancaster, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 56555

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Position Summary:

General Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Lancaster Diversion Director, provides consistent structure and support for the Diversion program residents within program guidelines and builds rapport by fostering a "home-like" atmosphere.


Duties and Responsibilities:

1 Provides direct care to residents under the guidance of the individual service plans.

2 Develops therapeutic relationships with residents by using effective interpersonal skills.

3 Intervenes to promote milieu safety and security in a manner consistent with ethical and legal guidelines.

4 Instructs and assists residents with daily living skills including self-care, housekeeping, and other related tasks.

5 Provides resources for seeking employment opportunities.

6 Monitors and documents resident behavior, program participation, and activities.

7 Completes required training for Lancaster Diversion medication procedures.

8 Supervises the implementation of resident daily schedules.

9 Records resident compliance with treatment according to outlined procedures and documents any changes in resident response to treatment or care.

10 Preserves a consistent, therapeutic, safe and clean environment in the milieu.

11 Monitors and documents according to outlined procedures any crisis situations, incidents, unsafe conditions, changes or any other circumstances which compromise the safety and quality performance within the milieu and collaborates with the treatment team to implement prompt and therapeutic interventions.

12 Knows and understands program specific policies and guidelines and uses this knowledge to ensure and document that all policies and procedures are followed during a given shift regarding milieu safety, medication dispensing, cleanliness, crisis management, facility maintenance, and unusual incidents.


Required Skills

A bachelor’s degree and one year’s experience in a mental health related position or extensive mental health experience of at least three years is required.


Must have valid driver’s license and qualify for WellSpan Philhaven driving privileges.  Must obtain PA drivers’ license in accordance with PA laws if license upon hire is out-of-state.


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)

Diversity & Inclusion at WellSpan

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.

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