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Therapist - LCSW

New salary $55,000
Merakey is currently seeking a LCSW to join the Adult Behavioral Health team in our Sharon Hill, PA location.
_ABOUT MERAKEY_
Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country.We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential. With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey, formerly NHS, provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan, Virginia, and Tennessee.
_WHAT MERAKEY HAS TO OFFER_
+ The stability that comes with working for a national leader in the human services industry
+ Highly competitive compensation plans
+ Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company
+ Flexible scheduling
+ Benefits for all employees including marketplace savings program (discounts on cell phone plans, shopping, travel and more); Wellness programs (including discounted gym memberships, mail order prescription plans); legal and financial services; 24-hour nurse hotline; life/disability coverage; and Employee Assistance Program
+ Benefits for qualifying employees including medical, dental & vision coverage; flexible spending account; 403B retirement plan with company contribution
+ Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and holiday pay for qualifying employees
The OACS (Older Adult Counseling Program) provides intensive individual, couples and family therapy for persons 60+ years old who are suffering from mild to moderate mental illness -- acute and chronic. Services are provided in the homes of the clients. All clients will reside within Delaware County, PA. Position requires intake/assessments, treatment and documentation of treatment. Position also involves collaboration with appropriate aging professionals, i. e. Care Managers, MDs, psychiatrists, etc.
General Responsibilities:
+ Perform comprehensive intake assessments interviews including 5 Axis diagnosis from the DSM IV.
+ Provide individual, couples and family therapy in home and community settings.
+ Develop treatment plan goals & objectives with assigned clients and plan interventions/treatment towards the defined goals of all assigned clients.
+ Initiate and maintain collaborative contacts with care managers, physicians, psychiatrists and other aging service professionals, agencies and service providers as needed.
+ Participate in regularly scheduled supervision (frequency based on number of cases) and come prepared with agenda.
+ Maintain records in accordance with Medicare, Merakey agency & funding source standards, policies and procedures.
+ Insure legibility, timeliness of completion and submission of paperwork including but not limited to treatment plans and progress notes.
+ Work within the ethical standards of the counseling profession.
+ Be familiar with laws that directly impact counseling older adults and employ practices that minimize risk to the client, staff and agency.
_Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!_
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Position requirements:
+ LCSW
+ Two years of clinical experience, preferably with experience in geriatrics.
+ Experience with conducting clinical assessments and independent DSM IV diagnosis
EOE Protected Veterans/Disability


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