Licensed Mental Health Professional - Gender & Sexuality Development Program (Voorhees, NJ)

Voorhees, NJ, US, 08043

​Location: LOC_VOOR1014-Voorhees Specialty Care 

Req ID: 191611

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

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If you are ready to challenge yourself, be inspired and grow – no matter what your role – you just may be the kind of breakthrough maker who will thrive at CHOP.

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Job Summary

If you are interested in joining an interdisciplinary team of passionate professionals who are supporting gender nonconforming, gender expansive and transgender children, youth and their families throughout the region – this job is for you!  Founded in 2014, the Gender & Sexuality Development Program at CHOP now supports over 2000 families.  This new role will support these children, youth and families by identifying and choreographing their individualized care needs.


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

LPC, LCSW, Licensed Psychologist

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Master’s degree.  


Required Experience: Experience working with transgender children, youth and their families

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.

To carry out its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  This mandate also applies to workforce members performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. Additionally, all workforce members based in or regularly scheduled to work at any New Jersey location are mandated to be both vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19, with booster timing consistent with applicable guidelines. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state and federal mandates. CHOP also requires all workforce members who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons.  Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products.
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