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Employment Type: Part-Time, Full-Time
  • Dauphin County
Program/Department: School-Based Mental Health Outpatient Services


POSITION TITLE: Mental Health Professional – School-Based Outpatient Therapist (Licensed & Non-licensed)

CLASSIFICATION: Part-time position that could potentially become a full-time position, if desired.

COUNTY: Lancaster, Harrisburg, or York


DIVISION: School Based Mental Health Outpatient Services

REPORTS TO: School Based Outpatient Director

SUMMARY: The School-based Therapist will be responsible for providing services related to the delivery of mental health care to assigned clients at the designated school location and will provide consultation services to the school staff to support the overall mental health goals of the school. This is a great position for therapists who like to work with children and adolescents.

Enjoy a flexible schedule and receive ongoing training throughout the year! No evening weekend hours are required. This position will require some flexibility to be able to provide in person and /or telehealth services when needed.


  • Conduct intakes and provide continuing therapy to clients within the school setting
  • Assess, develop, and update treatment plans, provide individual, family, and group sessions
  • Interact with school personnel as needed (School Counselors, teachers etc.)
  • Meet funding requirements for documentation, including, treatment plans, progress notes, etc.
  • Travel to assigned school(s) to provide treatment
  • Attend supervision and training as required for Part Time clinicians
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Experience working with children and adolescents
  • Working knowledge of DSM-V, and have the ability to formulate a diagnosis from information provided by the client
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills
  • Ability to meet paperwork deadlines consistently

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 1. A Master’s degree from an accredited University or College in the field of Psychology, Social Work, Counseling Education, Marriage & Family Therapy or a Human Services field. 2. Licensed in the State of Pennsylvania is preferred (LPC, LSW, LMFT, LCSW, etc.)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Travel is required to the school. Ability to maintain confidentiality and to work effectively with clients, staff, and outside agencies.

BENEFITS: Ponessa Behavioral Health offers a competitive Employee Benefit Package to all eligible employees after 90 days of full-time employment, including Health Insurance, Dental and Vision Coverage, Voluntary Benefits, paid time off, and paid holidays. Part-time employees are also eligible to enroll in Dental, Vision, and Voluntary Benefit plans, after 90 days of part-time employment, working a minimum of 15 hours/per week. In addition, employees have access to the discounts provided in the Employee Perks Reward Program, including tuition discounts. Ponessa Behavioral Health is an approved Primary Care Loan Repayment site designated by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Loan Repayment Program(LRP) Approved Practice Site: Ponessa Behavioral Health is a primary outpatient behavioral health care loan repayment program (LRP) approved practice site, offering educational loan repayment to practitioners who provide care within a designated region. The LRP offers grant funding to be used to repay qualifying educational debt in exchange for a two-year full-time or half-time service commitment at an LRP-approved practice site. Primary care providers including Physicians, Physician Assistants, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists are eligible to apply for the educational loan repayment in response to a competitive Request for Applications (RFA) from the PA Department of Health. Physicians are eligible to receive up to $100,000 of loan repayment for a full-time service commitment or up to $50,000 for a half-time service commitment. All other disciplines are eligible to receive up to $60,000 of loan repayment for a full-time service commitment or up to $30,000 for a half-time service commitment. LRP awards are highly competitive and distributed by the state of Pennsylvania.

Join our team as we continue to Help people back into the Swing of Life!

How to Apply for Employment

Interested applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Employment application
  • Résumé with cover letter
  • Evidence of Degree (Official Transcript and Copy of Diploma)
  • PA Criminal History Clearance (Act 34) - Follow the instructions to "Submit a New Record Check" online using a credit card
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151) - If you have a legible copy of the child abuse history clearance dated January 1 or later of this year, bring it with you or go to to request your clearance online. A paper copy will be mailed to you automatically but you can also receive an emailed copy. This option is much faster than mailing in your request. The cost of this clearance is $13.00
  • FBI Criminal History - Follow the instructions, and enter service code 1KG738
  • Mandated Reporter Training Certificate

Please email your coverletter and resume to: or mail/fax to:
Ponessa Behavioral Health
410 N. Prince St.
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 735-1901

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