Senior Inpatient Therapist – First Hospital (Full Time)

National Addiction Awareness Complex

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Under the administrative supervision of the Director of Social Services and the Clinical Supervisor, this position provides direct clinical and case management services to psychiatric patients and their family members. All assessments, treatment, care and related tasks are performed in consideration of the ages of patients served, knowledge of specific human development and an understanding of the range of therapy needed by these patients. This clinician is expected to function in a more supervised capacity to the level of his/her expertise.

Master’s Degree in human services field required; Master’s Degree in Social Work (M.S.W) preferred; licensure as a clinical social worker and accreditation by the Academy of Certified Social Workers (A.C.S.W.) preferred; attend and participate in continuing education programs designed to increase awareness of changes in profession as well as to maintain licensure/credentials.

Minimum one (1) year’s experience working in the mental health field as a clinician / or minimum of 18 months practicum intern experience in mental health related field. Experienced in individual, group and family therapy and case management preferred. Ability to develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with patients and family members/legal guardians; demonstrate verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interface with all disciplines; ability to organize and prioritize multifaceted workload; knowledge of social work principles, including individual group and family therapies and casework activities; practices within the National Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics; and exercise tact, diplomacy and good judgment at all times.

Licensure Supervision will be provided as part of your work week.

First Hospital is Northeastern Pennsylvania’s only private psychiatric hospital, providing inpatient psychiatric treatment for children, adolescents and adults. Accredited by The Joint Commission, we are at the centre of an integrated mental health delivery system that includes CHOICES, an outpatient program that offers professional addiction treatment services to adolescents and adults; and Community Counselling Services, an outpatient program for those in need of psychiatric care. First Hospital’s150-bed facility provides an environment conducive to recovery and healing. Personal attention is integral to our treatment philosophy which combines a team of experienced professionals with compassionate and respectful care.


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