Specialist Clinical Counselor - DAY SHIFT - Psych Consult Services

Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 1.00
Shift: Day
Hours: 8 hours

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The primary focus of this position is to enhance the patient experience for children, adolescents and adults with behavioral health needs presenting to the emergency department at the Milton S Hershey Medical Center. This will include providing direct therapy services and supporting the emergency room staff in the assessment of mental health conditions. There will be opportunities for training in new modalities, program development and education of medical and behavioral health professionals, trainees and students. This position will be part of the Department of Psychiatry’s Multidisciplinary Consult Liaison Team. Applicants are required to have a Master’s degree in counseling, social work, psychology, or other relevant mental health field. Applicants must be currently licensed, or license eligible, as a clinical social worker or professional counselor. Supervision towards clinical licensure may be provided to an outstanding candidate. Training and experience with the assessment of behavioral health disorders across the lifespan and in cognitive behavioral and supportive therapies for the treatment of anxiety and depression is required. Past experience working as part of a behavioral health treatment team and working in medical settings is preferred. This a full time position whose work hours will be Monday through Friday with no required evening or night shifts.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field with 1-2 years of experience in the treatment of psychiatric patients



If chosen for this position, you may required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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Union: Non Bargained