Out-Patient Therapist - Child & Adolescent Intake

at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

This position will serve the role of conducting complete evaluation for all patients/families who are seeking services at ChristianaCare Pediatric behavioral health. Evaluation will include assessment of presenting problem, determining level of care, coordination of initial appointment and care coordination along with other staff members.


Our comprehensive program features a team of professionals that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, therapists and counselors who specialize in caring for children and adolescents with a variety of issues, such as: Anxiety; Autism; Behavioral or developmental problems; Depression; Disorders such as ADHD, learning difficulties; Intellectual disabilities; Psychiatric disorders and Trauma.


Benefits of working at ChristianaCare


Work in a role that directly impacts the lives of our patients, staff & community!


Generous PTO, Competitive Pay & Robust Benefits Package.


403B company match and Tuition Reimbursement


12 weeks Paid Parental Leave


Qualifications and Licensure:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW )required

Minimum 3-5 years of experience in outpatient/inpatient pediatric mental health setting




Conduct a structured, focused psycho-social intake interview with parent or guardian or prospective patient


Carries a caseload to support patients with continuity of care until services begin internally or in the community


Weekly meetings with clinical team of psychiatrist to discuss difficult cases/ high acuity patients


Utilizes independent decision-making skills to triage and refer patients to the appropriate level of care


Understands and accesses community resources to assist with referrals and disposition of patients, including the ability to seek insurance verification and precertification for all levels of care


Coordinating with families and staff members to get connected with appropriate resources in the community to start therapeutic services based on the need.


Collaborates with pediatric case manager to ensure seamless care coordination



Experience in the intake service line will be ideal.

Assessment skills and knowledge of pediatric diagnoses including Autism, ADHD, and developmental disabilities will be an asset.


About ChristianaCare

ChristianaCare is one of the country's largest health systems, ranking as the 24th leading hospital in the nation and 15th on the East Coast in admissions. Featuring two hospitals with 1,100 beds, ChristianaCare is a not for profit teaching hospital affiliated with Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and recognized as a regional center for excellence in cardiology, cancer and women's health services.

ChristianaCare was recognized as one of "America's 100 Best Hospitals" by Healthgrades, selected as one of the Most Wired Hospitals in the US by the American Hospital Association, and ranked by US News & World Report as the #3 'Best Hospital' in the Philadelphia region out of more than 90 hospitals. To learn more click on this link





EEO Statement:

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.


Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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Job Posting: 844183

Posted On: Sep 14, 2021

Updated On: Oct 14, 2021