Social Services Specialist - Adult Inpatient - PRN

Mt Gretna, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 66371

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Supervisor-Social Work, processes requests for FBMHS from patients and families and referral sources.


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Interviews patients and family members to obtain information about home environment, family relationships, behavioral health history, and patient's personality traits.
  2. Evaluates data gathered in terms of the behavioral health plan of treatment, available social service programs (FBMHS or other service programs as needed), and completes referrals to FBMHS when patient meets criteria, so that each patient will receive services of maximum benefit to patient.
  3. Assists patients and families to understand, accept, and follow medical recommendations and FBMHS program parameters.
  4. Screens each referral to ensure FBMHS will provide services in a least restrictive environment for the patient and his/her family.
  5. Interprets nature of emotional or behavioral condition and prescribed course of treatment to patients and families. Communicates family issues to other staff members. Participates in planning conferences.
  6. Assists the discharge team from other programs in developing discharge plans for Family Based referrals.
  7. Collaborates with other programs and community agencies with which patients and families are involved.
  8. Prepares and maintains required documentation on each case.


  • Minimum Experience:
    • 6 - 12 months
  • Minimum Education:
    • Bachelor's Degree
  • Required Courses:
    • Clearance per Child Protective Services law (11 P.S. 2201) amended by PA Act 33 of 1985
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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

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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)