Nov 18, 2019

Mental Health Professional/Therapist

  • Merakey
  • 148 Theodore Dr, Chambersburg, PA 17202, USA
Administration Education Health Care Installation - Maint - Repair Nonprofit - Social Services Nurse Other Professional Services

Job Description




  • Provide individual psychotherapy as assigned.


  • Adhere to the alternative payment structure to ensure residents receive the adequate level of care.


  • Oversee and/or provide group psychotherapy sessions to ensure clinical integrity and use of evidence-based practices.


  • Determine proper modalities of treatment & provide appropriate therapy for each assigned resident in accordance with his/her treatment plan.


  • Ensure accurate and required documentation is properly recorded for each resident (as assigned) that is necessary to meet state regulatory standards.


  • Collaborate with the team to create a team-oriented environment in which the resident's point of view and experience are recognized, understood, and respected, and in which self-determination and decision-making in treatment planning are maximized and supported.


  • Manage behavioral health crisis and residential emergencies to ensure the safety of residents, staff, and community.


  • Transport and monitor residents in the community when clinically or medically appropriate with Director approval.


  • Submit all documentation in a timely fashion.


  • Display knowledge and understanding of severe and persistent mental illness, recovery principles, and recovery driven service systems.


  • Serve as a role model to residents and staff to promote hope and empowerment.


  • Help protect resident rights. Educate and support participation in individual recovery programs and individual advocacy groups that promote recovery.


  • Communicate effectively with all LTSR policies and procedures and PA Code Chapters 1101, 1153, 5100, and 5320.


  • Complete all trainings as assigned.


  • Uphold the Mission, core values, and philosophy of Merakey.


  • Present oneself professionally and respectfully in dress, language, and demeanor.


  • Interact professionally and cooperatively with management, coworkers, and other professionals.


  • 10. Perform other related duties as required.




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, Virginia, Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee.


  • The stability that comes with working for a national leader providing education and human services to individuals with special needs
  • 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 employee



In addition to completing your application, please feel free to email your resume directly to our recruiter at


Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!

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