Licensed Mental Health Professional, LPC or LCSW

Mays Landing, NJ, US, 08330

Job Type: 

LOC_ATL_COUN-Atlantic County Specialty Care Req ID: 58321

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Thank you for your interest in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the recruitment process for this position has been placed ON HOLD. If you would still like to be considered for the role, you may apply to this position. When the status of the position returns to active, and if your resume is selected for a department interview, you will be notified. Thank you for considering CHOP. Our appreciation is sincere, knowing your talent is very valued.

Provides mental health counseling and support services to children and their families, which facilitates the use of individual, public and private resources so that optimal functioning can occur for both the patient and the family.  These core services include assessment of psychosocial functioning and capacities, counseling for care planning and decision-making and community resource planning.  Mental health counselors collaborate with many disciplines, programs, departments and organizations in the accomplishment of these duties.

Job Responsibilities
  • Provides skilled psychosocial assessment and collaborates with care team in order to provide quality comprehensive treatment to patients and families. Conducts clinical assessments of patients and/or their families. Utilizes appropriate psychotherapeutic treatment modalities to achieve patient/ family goals.  Collaborates with team members in planning ongoing care and discharge planning for patient and arranges these services in timely manner.
  • Completes documentation in a timely manner that is accurate, legible, clear and organized according to department, hospital and legal standards.
  • Provides leadership in identifying barriers to effective service delivery or problems in work assignments.  Actively contributes to or initiates quality improvement projects that improve service delivery.
  • Provides in-service education for program staff and, when appropriate, serves as a field instructor or preceptor for students.
  • Recognizes professional strengths and areas for growth and is accountable for development and enhancement of professional practice skills
  • Provides individual counseling or appropriately refers children. Provides supportive counseling to families who are experiencing distress related to their child’s unusual adjustment or emotional or behavioral difficulties.
  • Provides group therapy for each treatment milieu weekly and completes all necessary documentation
  • Oversees and implements the entire referral and intake process.
    • Manage all incoming calls for program referrals.
    • Completes initial referral screening assessment
    • Coordinates with registration for scheduling to assure adequate program admissions.
    • Provides bi-monthly patient waiting list for admission team review and processing.
    • Collaborates with community providers regarding referral process.
    • Manage all aspects of program patient wait list.
    • Coordinate and collaborates with community providers to assure adequate referrals.
  • Provides ongoing information, referral and support to families
    • Coordinates and facilitates effective parenting and psycho-educational groups for parents
    • Provides individual and family counseling for children emotional or behavioral difficulties
  • Provides clinical leadership and supervision during crisis situations
  • Works collaboratively with community agencies to provide resources for patients and families
  • Manages and compiles ongoing clinical outcome data for patients and families
  • Provides consultative services to external agencies, as requested
    • Assists in needs assessment for services for children
    • Assists in development of systems and services for children and families
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor License
Required Education and Experience
  • Masters degree in Counseling or related field. 
  • Experience working with children, and families with severe emotional and behavioral challenges.
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
  • National Counselor Certification (NCC) preferred

Additional Technical Requirements
  • Knowledge of typical and atypical child development and related areas.

  • Knowledge of child psychopathology.

  • Knowledge of therapy and psychological assessment techniques with children and families.

  • Knowledge of behavioral methodology and principles.

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English.

  • Ability to direct and motivate staff teams.

  • Critical analysis and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with other health care team providers.

  • Ability to develop trusting relationships with patients, families and staff.

  • Ability to work with sensitivity to cultural diversity and assists staff in understanding this diversity.

  • Ability to identify community resources for families and advocate on their behalf.

  • Ability to present self with professional approach and appearance with    high level of emotional maturity.

  • Ability to learn public health policy and health care legislation and respond to it as a family advocate.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Phone: 866-820-9288 





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