Behavioral Health Therapist - Milford, (LCSW Required)

Job Requisition #: JR60698

End Date: 9/30/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Case Management/Social Worker

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Behavioral Health Therapist - Rehoboth Beach & Milford, (LCSW Required)

Are you interested in working at one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation?

Our amazing team is looking for a Behavioral Health Therapist to join our ChristianaCare Family! This position will provide support for our Milford, DE practice.


This position will provide office based clinical assessment and mental health therapy services for a diverse caseload of patients. Experience working with the geriatric population preferred.  

At ChristianaCare, we are guided by our values of Love and Excellence and are passionate about delivering health, not just health care.

Feel free to apply and come join us at ChristianaCare!


  • Conducts individual psychotherapy with assigned patients and group therapy sessions using evidence-based practices.
  • Conducts psychosocial evaluations to provide diagnostic impressions and treatment recommendations.
  • Develops coordinated treatment plan in collaboration with other members of the treatment team.
  • Reports and updates pertinent patient information to physician and treatment team in a timely manner.
  • Identifies milieu deficits and assists in implementing appropriate measures to meet needs.
  • Tracks referrals of patients requesting services.
  • Ongoing coordination of care with medical providers and psychiatric providers inside and outside the ChristianaCare.
  • Completes clinical documentation in a concise, accurate, and timely manner with proper use of technology.
  • Participates in all milieu meetings, i.e., practice huddles, team meeting, clinical supervision, community meetings etc.
  • Participates in all assigned programs and attends all continuing education opportunities to meet job requirements and maintain current knowledge of the practice of psychotherapy and social work.
  • Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to adult patients, including knowledge of the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and to provide the care needed.
  • Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Constant contact with the therapeutic milieu and treatment team to facilitate a positive, caring, and supportive atmosphere for positive change in all patients.


May supervise LCSW intern and/or LMSW


Director or Lead Psychologist/Therapist

Practice Manager (operationally)

Clinical supervision provided according to DSAMH licensure and Payor requirements. (Substance Use program only)


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or LCSW required

Minimum 2-3 years of experience in mental health setting preferred  


Knowledge of individual evidence-based therapy techniques.

Knowledge of group therapy, process and dynamics.

Knowledge of patient rights and legal issues.

Ability to set patient goals.

Ability to deal effectively with psychiatric patients who are difficult and at time threatening.

Ability to ambulate quickly and to utilize motor skills in response to psychiatric emergencies.

Ability to maintain confidentiality of departmental and patient information.

Ability to address and prioritize multiple tasks and assignments.

Ability to work constructively with treatment team and establish working relationships.

Ability to form therapeutic relationship with patients.

About ChristianaCare

ChristianaCare is one of the country's most dynamic health systems, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, medical aid units, two hospitals (1,300 beds), a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women's health. We rank 21st in the nation for hospital admissions and 6th for admission of stroke patients.

ChristianaCare is a not-for-profit teaching health system with more than 290 residents and fellows. We are continually ranked by US News & World Report as a Best Hospital. With our unique, data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.


EEO Statement: 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.

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.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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Our region offers a diversity of cultures, lifestyles, sports and entertainment events, housing options and educational opportunities. Located between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our locations provide easy access to two international airports, employment opportunities in a tri-state area, and proximity to some of the nation's top universities and colleges, as well as beaches in MD, DE and NJ!

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