Social Services Specialist I - Edgar Square Behavioral Health - FT Days - Grant-funded

York, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 52798

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General Summary:
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.

*Position is time limited and dependent upon the grant. Currently funded through 8/30/21

Required Experience

Bachelor's degree in Social Work or a related field required


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

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

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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