Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) - Pediatric Behavioral Health Job at Geisinger, Shamokin, PA

  • Geisinger
  • Shamokin, PA

Job Description

Job Title: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) - Pediatric Behavioral Health
Location: Shamokin, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Wellbeing Services, Social Work
Schedule: Days
Work Type: Full time
Department: Pediatric Primary Care Behavioral Health Division
Date Posted: 09/07/2022
Job ID: R-37562

Job Summary

Assesses patient needs and abilities and develops treatment plans to facilitate improved patient functioning/symptom resolution. Provides individual, family, couple and group psychotherapy as deemed clinically appropriate. Participates with program planning with the psychiatry team and other applicable team members.

Job Duties

  • Evaluates the ongoing biopsychosocial needs of patients, identifying needs and problems and determining a treatment plan.
  • Provides psychotherapies and case management to assigned patients as well as input regarding the care of program patients.
  • Engages as a primary therapist or co-therapist in group therapy to psychiatric patients and as the primary therapist in individual, family, and couple therapies.
  • Obtains pertinent data in accordance with program and regulatory standards.
  • Upholds agency policies and standards as well as ethical standards of appropriate discipline.
  • Collaborates with outpatient and inpatient teams to provide triage evaluation and crisis intervention.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

We are seeking a full-time LCSW or LPC who are licensed or license-eligible in Pennsylvania and have experience working in primary care or medical settings. Geisinger is committed to significant, system-wide expansion of integrated behavioral health in primary care and specialty medical settings and to its educational mission of developing the next generation of integrated clinical psychologists in our region.

At Geisinger, embedded PCBH and integrated specialty care psychologists are leaders within interdisciplinary care teams working to improve population health within fast-paced clinical settings. They provide evidence-based, patient-centered and consultative patient care and support maintenance of patients in their clinics and programs. Integrated psychologists fulfill the following services and roles:

  • Provide evaluation and consultation appropriate to the primary care or specialty medical setting
  • Develop and implement treatment plans and monitor care components
  • Deliver brief, evidence-based behavioral health interventions
  • Facilitate patient and family education on presenting concerns
  • Consult with physicians and allied health providers to support decision making, build on medical interventions, and improve provider-patient relationships
  • Offer supervision and training to psychology, social work, and medical residents, physicians, and other members of the care team
  • Assist in design, development, and implementation of clinical programs
  • Participate in program development/evaluation and quality improvement


Master's Degree-Social Work (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Default Issuing Body; Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor - Default Issuing Body

Our Purpose & Values

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. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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