Out-Patient Therapist - Child & Adolescent Intake Coordinator (LCSW Required)

Job Requisition #: JR55763

End Date: 10/31/2021

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Case Management/Social Worker

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZtpU0ib3t8


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.

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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.

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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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