WORK TYPE: Part Time (30 hours/week) However, the scheduled hours are full-time during 42 weeks of the year, between late August and early June, similar to a typical school year calendar. Teenline Counselors do not work during ten weeks of the summer months.
Provide mental health assessments to children and adolescents. Activities include interviewing clients and families, obtaining a psychosocial history, crisis intervention and counseling, assess problems and recommend an appropriate disposition. This may include a referral to available resources, consultation to other professionals, and facilitating further treatment. Conducts educational presentations and training as well as research and contributing to writing manuals and other training resources. Responsible for accurate recording of all program-related information and written assessments.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
SERVICE: Delivering our best to every patient, visitor, and colleague. We introduce ourselves and explain the services we provide before we provide them. We are positive, welcoming, and professional at all times. We offer our services with enthusiasm and expertise.
PRIVACY: Honoring the personal and private moments shared with patients, visitors, and colleagues. We hold sensitive conversations in a secure and private place. We secure paper and electronic information. We provide an environment that protects privacy.
INTEGRITY: Upholding Holy Spirit Health System values while working with patients, visitors, and colleagues. We uphold Holy Spirit Health System’s mission, vision, and values. We carry out personal and professional activities with honesty, fairness, and good judgment. We do the right thing, even when no one is watching.
RESPECT: Showing patients, visitors, and colleagues that they are valued. We treat everyone with dignity and compassion. We recognize the unique and diverse qualities of every patient, visitor, and colleague. We talk with and about patients, visitors, and colleagues in a professional and positive tone.
INVOLVEMENT: Engaging with patients, visitors, and colleagues to provide excellent services. We understand how our role contributes to the success of Holy Spirit Health System. We seek new knowledge and skill to support an environment of excellence. We hold each other accountable through constructive feedback.
TEAMWORK: Achieving our shared goal of service excellence by openly working together. We offer to help each other without being asked. We invite and value the ideas and participation of others. We look for solutions and avoid excuses and blame.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
A basic knowledge of psychological principles, theories and approaches, interviewing and counseling skills, and abnormal behavior as normally acquired through completion of a Master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling or closely related discipline.
Approximately one year or closely related work experience to gain practical knowledge in dealing with difficult clients and understanding the intricacies of working with multiple agencies, especially the teenage population.
Analytical skills necessary to assess and evaluate problems of people with mental or emotional disorders and the ability to resolve problems requiring innovative solutions.
Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with clients and families in extremely sensitive, delicate situations in order to obtain information or provide counseling, and with other professionals in the resolution of client-related treatment problems. In addition, able to provide seminars and professional training to schools and community members.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
A knowledge of Center and community resources, Mental Health Law, Crisis and Theory and Model, Suicide Assessment, Hospital and Center policies and procedures, which is normally acquired within 3-6 months of on-the-job training.
Satisfactory Child Abuse/Criminal Record clearance.
Sitting 80% Walking 10% Standing 10%
Ability to hear/speak at normal level.
Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to details.
Ability to document in a clear, concise handwriting and/or use computer skills.
Frequent phone calls/interruptions, which may cause stress.
Ability to drive safely.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
GEISINGER HOLY SPIRIT is a strong and growing healthcare provider serving south-central Pennsylvania. Geisinger Holy Spirit includes its flagship Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital, a 311-bed Joint Commission accredited acute care facility located in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Geisinger Holy Spirit employs more than 2,600 people and has more than 500 physicians and advanced practitioners on its hospital medical staff. Sponsored by the Sisters of Christian Charity, Geisinger Holy Spirit delivers patient-centered care guided by Catholic values and the Ethical and Religious Directives of Healthcare. Geisinger Holy Spirit provides a comprehensive array of both inpatient and outpatient services across the continuum of care, including acute care, home health, emergency medical services, physician practices, and a host of outpatient facilities located throughout south-central Pennsylvania.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
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Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
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