Family Based Mental Health Therapist - Dauphin County Full time D/E

WellSpan Health - Harrisburg, PA3.7

This position is eligible for sign-on incentives!

WellSpan Health is a top-rated, integrated health system with a focus on a high-quality patient care. As a part of WellSpan Health, WellSpan Philhaven, is a non-profit behavioral healthcare organization offering a continuum of compassionate, caring services for children, adolescents, adults and older adults in south central Pennsylvania. We are seeking a full-time, Family Based Therapist for our Family Based Services in Dauphin County. This is an opportunity to join the region’s largest non-profit behavioral health care organization.


Bonus potential and reimbursement for mileage
Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
Generous paid time off + 6 paid holidays
Retirement savings plan with employer automatic contribution and employer match
Paid relocation

General Summary:
The Allied Mental Health Professional (AMHP) provides:
1 Therapy/Co-therapy: individual, family and other therapeutic interventions to children/adolescents and their families in the home, community and school
2 Case management and Community Linkage
3 Crisis Management
4 Family Support Services

The Allied Mental Health Professional does this in conjunction with other treatment team members, which may include persons both inside and outside the agency involved in the treatment of the child or adolescent.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1 Assesses patients and family members to obtain information about home environment, family relationships, health history, and patient's personality traits.
2 Conducts individual or group therapy sessions. Assesses patients' progress and modifies or extends treatment program accordingly.
3 Provides therapeutic intervention with patient and family including individual, parental, family and group therapies.
4 Documents current, accurate observations of care to the patient in appropriate records.
5 Takes primary role in coordination of care of client. Leads Interagency meetings.

Department Description:
Family Based Services are delivered in the home and community at times most convenient to the family in a manner that promotes family cohesiveness. Services are governed by the child/adolescent’s and family’s need and may include:

Provides family and individual therapy
Referral, coordination, and linkage to other agencies, social services, and community services, as appropriate
Crisis intervention and stabilization
Assistance in obtaining relief services such as babysitters, homemakers, respite care and supportive services such as transportation and recreation, and developing a network in order to receive these services
School-based consultation and intervention
Support for the parents in implementing effective behavior management and parenting approaches to the presenting problems of their child/adolescent
Psychiatric care/referral

Who receives services?

The Family Based program serves children and adolescents younger than twenty-one years of age with a serious mental illness or emotional disturbance who are at risk of psychiatric hospitalization or an out-or-home placement and their families.

Required Skills
Interpersonal verbal and listening skills are required to communicate effectively with patients and families and with other inter-agency team members.
Analytical skills are necessary for the collection and assessment of psychosocial data, interpretation of these data, and the ongoing review of treatment efficiency and effectiveness.
Visual ability to observe patient behavior and dynamics to prepare and review written documentation is required.
Knowledge of and ability in the care and handling of children, adolescents, and adults is required; including consideration of the special needs and behaviors of each group.
Must be able to provide own transportation from one client to another and must have a valid Pennsylvania license to operate a motor vehicle.

Required Experience
A non-licensed master’s degree in social work, psychology or counseling is required, or a bachelor's degree with CMHFBW (Certified Mental Health Family Based Worker)
At least two year’s experience working with children and/or adolescents in a mental health setting is required.
Experience in family therapy, crisis management, and case management is preferred.